What is this? The 20th century? Streaming is the only way to watching anything—including the Super Bowl!
Last year, NBC claimed the Super Bowl was the most streamed Super Bowl ever, peaking at 3.1 million concurrent streams and hitting an in-game minute average of 2.02 million. The network also announced the streaming audience grew 185 percent in live-streamed minutes since the last time NBC hosted the game.
Some football fans are scared of constant buffering, but services like fuboTV offer some of the smoothest streams on the Internet. Plus, you're able to replay game even if you forgot to hit record on the DVR up to three days after the Super Bowl. That kind of service is what makes cable subscriptions obsolete!
Streaming is the only way to watch the Super Bowl.
There is no doubt that streaming has become a preferred way to consume media, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.
While being able to watch the game from anywhere is convenient, there are still problems that crop up. Last year's Super Bowl stream ran into problems on PlayStation Vue and online giant Hulu thanks to major platform problems in multiple cities. Cable doesn't need to buffer data at all. You just turn it on and the picture is right there.
Streaming is the future, but cable remains a solid option.