It’s that time of year again when sports bars hit full capacity and nail-biting tension runs high. If you’re looking to forget about politics and focus on the Super Bowl, then you might need a few apps on the sidelines.
From helping you find the perfect beer with your appetizers to letting you watch muted TV in a public place, these apps will help you maximize your Super Bowl experience.
Whether you’re just having friends over or are planning to cook up a feast during the game, your grocery bill can add up quick.
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Football Squares Plus
Super Bowl watch party hosts: This ones for you. If your party is playing Squares, it can be a pain to print out and hand out sheets. Football Squares Plus is a simple and useful app that helps make square-selecting easier. The app makes it easy to set up the games and track your scores. If you want to use printed sheets, the app also has templates to help you design them. If you want to get really high tech, your guests can also use the companion app Squares Buyer For Football Squares Plus.
Fox Sports Go
If you don’t have cable and really don’t want to brave the crowds at sports bars, you can stream the game for free via the Fox Sports Go app on the following devices: iOS, Android, Window and Amazon tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One and Fire TV. Usually you’ll be prompted to give your cable log-in, but for this special occasion Fox Sports is letting you access the game without one.
Fox Sports VR
With Fox Sports VR, you can enjoy the game in a virtual suite with your friends anywhere in the world. Compatible with headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung GearVR, you get the thrill of being in the stadium for a fraction of the price. For the Super Bowl, Fox will be uploading the 20 most exciting highlights of the game near instantly, including four per quarter and highlights from pre-and-post game coverage. Note that you still need a cable subscription to watch on the Fox Sports VR app.
The New York Times Cooking app is your perfect kitchen companion. You can use it for recipe recommendations, How-To videos, recipe notes and more. Its perfect to have by your side this weekend as you prep your party menu or the standout dish youre bringing to the potluck.
Having the right beer with your food is crucial, even more so during the big game. PairWise gives you recommendations on what beer goes with your food, as well as food that goes well with the beer you want to drink. Theres 170 beer styles, over 1,300 foods and almost 58,000 beers represented.
Whether youre at a noisy bar and cant hear the commentary or youre that guy watching the lone TV at a golf tournament, Tunity is the app for you. This magical app allows you to hear any muted, live TVs audio on your phone. All you have to do is scan the TV using your phone camera, and then Tunity locates the channel and streams the audio. This impressive and seamless app is also great year-round for bars, gyms, airports, watching late night TV when others are asleep and more.