Never mind Shakira. Forget JLo. The real Super Bowl halftime show you don't want to miss isn't on Fox. It's on Animal Planet. And it's Puppy Bowl XIV.
OK, actually things kick off even before Super Bowl LIV gets going this evening. Starting at 3 p.m. Eastern — that's noon Pacific — you'll be able to watch some 96 puppies from 61 animal shelters in the 16th annual game.
This year's Puppy Bowl runs two hours and also sees the third installment of The Dog Bowl, which features adult and senior doings who live in rescues and shelters.
Some familiar human friends will get in on the action as well, including Jonathan and Drew Scott from HGTV, comedian/actress/writer/producer and all-around badass Whitney Cummings, and musician Emmylou Harris will make appearances as well.
The question, then, is how you can watch Puppy Bowl XVI if you don't have cable. The answer turns out to be fairly simple, as Animal Planet is available on most major streaming services.
Watch Puppy Bowl 2020 on Hulu
Hulu is one of the hottest newer live-streaming options. It ties in with the whole Hulu back catalog and premium options, too, so you can get all of your entertainment in one place.
Hulu with Live TV
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week free trial
- Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and browsers
- Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
- Puppy Boy XVI on Hulu: Arf. Erm, we mean, yes.
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Stream the Super Bowl with confidence on Hulu.
Hulu combines a huge back catalog of shows with a large selection of live TV channels. They can include local Fox station, so you won't need to miss a moment of Super Bowl LIV. Same goes for Animal Planet and Puppy Bowl XVI.
Watch Puppy Bowl XVI on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is the live streaming solution from Google and YouTube, so you know it's good. In addition to featuring your local channels and great deal of network options, it also has Animal Planet at the ready.
And that means that Puppy Bowl XVI is on tap on Super Bowl Sunday.
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android and browsers
- Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Puppy Bowl XVI YouTube TV: You better believe it. Hit up Animal Planet.
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YouTube TV is one of the easiest streaming services to understand, with a single plan, a ton of channels — including Fox for watching the Super Bowl LIV, and Animal Planet for Puppy Bowl 2020.
Watch Puppy Bowl 2020 on AT&T TV Now
If you're on AT&T TV Now — that's the former DirecTV Now — you also have access to Puppy Bowl XVI on Animal Planet. That's in addition to just about every live channel that's out there — AT&T TV Now has one of the deepest benches available.
It also has a wealth of options, and you'll need to make sure you go with the Entertainment plan at $93 a month if you want Animal Planet.
AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
- The cost: $93 a month after a free trial for the package with Animal Planet.
- Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, and browsers.
- Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Super Bowl LIV on AT&T TV Now: Yes, with your local Fox station.
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AT&T TV Now has probably the deepest channel lineup around. Get the Super Bowl LIV streaming on the Plus Plan, then catch Watchmen since you'll get HBO as well. If you want Animal Planet you'll need to get the Entertainment package.
Watch Puppy Bowl XVI on Fubo TV
Fubo TV is one of the only ways to watch the Super Bowl in 4K resolution. And it's also one of the only ways to watch Animal Planet live, which makes it a great option to watch Puppy Bowl 2020.
Plus it's just a great all-around option if you're a sports fan, so check it out.
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
- Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers
- Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
- Super Bowl LIV on Fubo TV: Yes, as Fubo has Fox locals available.
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Have a flawless Super Bowl Sunday streaming with Fubo.
Fubo TV has had a sports focus since the very beginning. While they have expanded their focus, the service is still a great way to stream sports, including Super Bowl 2020.
Watch Puppy Bowl 2020 on Philo
Phil is super simple. One plan, nearly five dozen channels, for $20 a month. That's it. And that includes Animal Planet, so you can watch Puppy Bowl 2020.
- The Cost: $20 a month after a seven-day trial. That's it.
- Watch Philo on: Philo is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, PCs, Mac, Android, iOS and Amazon Fire tablets.
- Local Channels on Philo: Nope, which is what helps keep it inexpensive.
- Super Bowl LIV on Philo: Negative. No access to Fox.
The cheapest option for Animal Planet
One price, one plan
Philo is one of the least expensive ways to get over-the-air TV, with nearly five dozen Chanels for $20 a month. And that includes Animal Planet.
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