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Want to Watch Super Bowl 51 Alone and in Virtual Reality? There’s an App for That

Whether you are alone this weekend with plans to watch the Super Bowl, or maybe you are hosting a party and want to show friends and family the genius of virtual reality technology, FOX will offer a stream of Super Bowl 51 in VR this weekend, available directly from the FOX Sports VR application. 

Once booted up and placed inside your Cardboard, Daydream, or Gear VR (separate app available for Samsung users) headset, the VR experience will grant you access to your own private VR suite for viewing the game. According to FOX, there will be a half dozen different viewpoints to take in the game, and if any of the views offer an option for muting Joe Buck, then that’s the view I recommend.

The big day of sports ball is coming, so get ready to cheer for your sports team as they sports their way to a championship title!

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  • Humberto Cortes

    not possible… the phone will overheat before half time! lol.

  • Justin Martin

    Do I need a TV subscription in order to use this?

    • shkrmkr79

      Unfortunately, it appears that way…from the play store description:

      “FOX Sports VR is free to download. No additional hardware is required – watch with your smartphone. Or, for an enhanced experience, insert your phone into any cardboard VR viewer. Either way, just sign in with your TV Provider login and you’re set.”

    • SEJ326

      Fox is streaming the actual game for free, no subscription required, through the regular Fox Sports Go app. A subscription is needed just for the VR app, which is only select highlights of the game anyway and not the whole game.

  • john lens

    Congratulations to the Patriots! Winner of Superbowl 51!

  • BobButtons

    Despite having a 5.2″ 1080p phone, I’d be tempted to give this a try… but I’ll be on vacation without internet. I think I prefer that.

  • Daistaar

    YES!!! Exactly how the Super Bowl was meant to be experienced! By… your…self?… LOL

  • Morris

    JB is annoying. Anwyays read on a different site that we actually just will get highlights and not the actual game. The Verge.

  • Andy

    Be so cool to watch the whole game through the eyes of Brady or Julio Jones. Imagine that

  • sonicyoof

    That sounds so sad…

  • Michael Bassett

    Can I just download on my phone and use my generic $14 Amazon VR headset?

  • seattle tech

    Image if vr was in 4k or 8k. I would def watch it that way.

  • Genkidama

    Will this work with the HTC Vive?

  • I’ve never understood the Joe Buck hate. Care to explain?

    • Aaron Potter

      Sometimes I feel like I am the only person on the planet who likes him, I don’t get it.

    • Max Power

      He’s like nickelback. Everyone hates him for no reason. Although I hate nickelback. I don’t mind Joe buck at all.

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    • geedee82

      I don’t mind Joe Buck at all, it’s Troy Aikman who I can’t stand.

    • cromo8

      Joe Buck is a terrible Football announcer. Great for baseball but his football knowledge is awful. Also As someone else said below, Aikman is the worst part of that. There is usually a petition to ban him from announcing. Almost every week, he makes so many mistakes, calls players the wrong names and sometimes he even calls players by names on other teams like the same position say a cornerback of the chargers but he is saying the name of the cornerback of the patriots. Not to mention his biased calls.

      • NMatt

        LOL No he’s not great with baseball. Were you serious about that?
        For baseball, I think it has to do with the fact that teams actually have their own regional announcers. Like for the Giants its Krukow, Kuiper, Flemming, and Miller. But for National games, the MLB will bring in Buck to announce. And fans of either team cannot listen to the normal everyday announcers but have to listen to Buck.
        Football I dont even pay attention to the announcers, I’m using my 30 second FF button after every play so I dont have to listen to them.

        • Agreed. Buck sucks at baseball.

          • T_Dizzle

            Buck sucks period! Arrogant nerd needs to go away.

    • WAldenIV

      He’s an arrogant douche who practically roots for the Yankees while calling games who got the job because his dad was awesome at it.

  • world_wide_wes

    Gear VR (separate app available for Samsung users)

    What’s this separate app you speak of? The Fox VR app was compatible with my GS7, am I missing something?

    • bqluong

      have to get it through the Oculus store, not Google Play.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hmmmmmm … So I can watch Loser Goddell give Brady his 5th Lombardi…. In VR…is what you’re saying Tim? Asking for a friend.

    • MindFog2287

      I will definitely be firing up the Cardboard for that moment!

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Dang I keep forgetting I have one.

        • MindFog2287

          Yeah, me too. The novelty kind of wears out fast. But every once in a while I remember and it’s like “OH – wait this is kinda cool!”

  • Green

    If the Broncos were in it, I would definitely get it. My daughter is a Pats fan. She’ll love it.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      You raised a smart child

      • Duffman

        More like a fan of cheating…

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          So you’re saying his daughter cheats? That’s disrespectful.

          • Green

            I’m a she. And no she doesn’t cheat. 🙂 My other daughter is a 49ers fan. Hubby is a Redskins fan. It gets interesting in our home.
            I am a fan of football and if this app makes you feel like you’re there, sounds good to me.
            Go Broncos! – Next year. 🙂

        • lolz

          So, what’s the excuse gonna be this year? They cheated because Tom was too well rested by not having to play the first 4 games!?!

          • Max Power

            No need. Atlanta will dismantle this fraud of a defense.

          • MindFog2287

            Yep. Goodell MADE them cheat this time. You know, every time someone finds something – no matter how scant – on the Pats, they spend the next season under the most intense scrutiny ever, and still manage to dominate. But let’s let a good story keep rolling. Haters gonna hate.

      • Lucky Armpit

        Not if she’s a Pats fan. Yuck.

  • Lucky Armpit

    My two favorite teams are the New York Giants and whoever plays New England. Go Falcons!

    Oh yeah, if I only had VR…. 🙁

  • gabe1989

    you can watch in the bathroom and take your super bowel in peace.

  • trixnkix637

    Green Bay isn’t in the Super Bowl so this is a no-go for me 🙁

    • Duffman

      Bummed as a fellow Packer fan. Boy did we lay a goose in that last game!

      • george kraus

        Wait til next year, many more geese laid.The run of wins they had were from teams that had a bad day and
        the Lions??? You can’t make it to the super bowl throwing hail Marys.

  • Tom Brady, Really!

    Go Pats!

  • cheeto0

    No i want it streamed in 4k hdr