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When does the Super Bowl start and how can I watch it?

When does the Super Bowl start and how can I watch it?
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Unless you had several hundred, or a few thousand dollars to spare, chances are you'll be watching Super Bowl LII from home or at the bar.

So if you're planning out your Super Bowl party, here are the details you need to know.

When does the Super Bowl start?

Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Central. Pink will be performing the national anthem before the game.

How do I watch it?

Thanks to the rotating Super Bowl schedule between major broadcasters, this year it's NBC's turn to air the big game.

What if I want to stream it?

You can stream it straight from NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports Live app, otherwise you can sign up for a free trial with fuboTV.

Who will be on commentary?

Good news, no Joe Buck!

Bad news, no Tony Romo.

NBC's announcers will be the team of Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter).

When will the half-time show start?

This will obviously depend on how long the first half between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles takes, and if there are any delays to the start of the game.

But to take an educated guess, we'd expect Justin Timberlake to start around 7 p.m. Central, so maybe tune in a few minutes before that if you're not bothered about the game.

When does the build up start?

If you're looking to binge on football coverage for as long as possible (and don't have the NFL Network), NBC starts its coverage with "Road to the Super Bowl" at 11 a.m. Central.

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