Super Bowl Halftime Show Livestream: How to Watch Usher’s Performance Online

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Quick Answer: Football fans can watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show online with a live TV streaming service, including a DirecTV Stream five-day free trial.

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Great football won’t be the only reason why millions of people tune into Super Bowl LVIII this weekend. As always, this year’s ultimate NFL game also promises a mid-game spectacle in the form of a Halftime Show headed up by Usher — plus any surprise guests who might join Usher on stage. If you’re looking to watch the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show, read on. Below are a few ways to livestream the Halftime Show online for free — even if you don’t have cable — plus everything we know about Usher‘s big performance so far.

How to Watch Super Bowl Halftime Show Online: Livestream Usher Performance Free

Super Bowl LVIII and its much-anticipated Halftime Show with Usher are both airing on CBS, so you can tune in there if you have a cable or satellite package. If you don’t have cable or satellite, there are still a few easy ways to livestream the Super Bowl Halftime Show online. Check out some of our favorites below — all of which work for streaming the big game as well.

Stream Super Bowl Halftime Show on DirecTV Stream

If you want to livestream Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, you can watch it with DirecTV Stream. The live TV streaming service carries CBS with its plans, and comes with a five-day free trial. After that, its Entertainment package costs $79.99/month if you decide to keep your subscription.

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Stream Super Bowl Halftime Show on Fubo

With up to 188 channels in its Fubo Pro lineup — including CBS to watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Usher online — fuboTV is one of our favorite live TV streaming services. The service normally costs $79.99 a month for the Fubo Pro package, but right now fuboTV is running a deal that gets you a seven-day free trial before paying.

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Stream Super Bowl Halftime Show on Paramount+

Another place that makes it easy to watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Usher for free online is with a Paramount+ plan. A Paramount+ Essential plan comes with a one-week free trial, then costs $5.99/month. A Paramount+ with Showtime package costs $11.99/month.

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Stream Super Bowl Halftime Show on Hulu + Live TV

Although it costs $76.99 a month, we think Hulu + Live TV is actually the best bundle deal in streaming. That ad-supported subscription gets you access to 90+ live TV channels (including CBS for the Usher Halftime Show), as well as Hulu’s whole on-demand library of award-winning content. And here’s the kicker: Your Hulu + Live TV subscription also includes free access to Disney+ and ESPN+.

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How to Watch Super Bowl Halftime Show for Free Online

Thanks to the free trials offered by fuboTV, Paramount+, and DirecTV Stream, it’s a breeze to watch the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show and Usher’s performance online for free. Just sign up for a free trial from either fuboTV or DirecTV Stream with an email you haven’t used for the service before, and be sure to cancel your subscription before the trial is over.

When Is the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

This year’s Super Bowl is happening today on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. EST / 3:30 p.m. PST. Most football quarters last about 30 to 40 minutes, so you can expect the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show to get underway sometime around 7:30-8 p.m. ET.

Who Is Performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show This Year?

Of course, Usher will take the stage for his Super Bowl Halftime Show headlining show. “It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before,” Usher shared in a previous statement announcing his Apple Music Halftime performance. “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”

Before the game starts, we’ll also get performances of the national anthem from Reba McEntire, as well as “America the Beautiful” from Post Malone. Andra Day is set to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

How Long Is the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

A regular NFL halftime lasts between 12 and 15 minutes, giving players a chance to rest and regroup (and commentators a chance to go over the first half of play with viewers on TV).

However, a regular halftime doesn’t feature any performances. Halftime at the Super Bowl features not only commentary but also a special live performance, and so it runs longer than a regular halftime. Halftime at the Super Bowl can range anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes, with the actual Super Bowl Halftime Show typically running for about 12-15 minutes in length. For reference, the 2022 Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent lasted about 14 minutes.

Which Songs Will Usher Play During Super Bowl Halftime Show?

While Usher hasn’t revealed which songs will make it into his Super Bowl setlist — or any guest performers — he recently gave a couple hints about what fans could expect ahead of the game. “I think I made it easy for myself when I decided to have like, features on songs that became hit records,” Usher said during his Apple Music press conference. “That gave me the greatest point of reference.”

Days before his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, Usher released his ninth studio album, Coming Home, which features tracks “Ruin” and “Kissing Strangers.” Usher will also embark on his headlining Past, Present, and Future tour in support of the new project, which kicks off in August.

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