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Super Bowl 2016: how to watch and live-stream the game (and Puppy Bowl!)

Super Bowl 50 is upon us. It will be airing on CBS at 6:30 pm EST (3:30 pm PST) in all its bombastic and corporate-sponsored glory.

In addition to the usual television broadcast, CBS will be live-streaming this year's game on You can also turn to the CBS Sports Channel App on your Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One and/or Windows 10 device.

So if you for some reason find yourself unable to locate a television and still want to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos, or Lady Gaga take on the National Anthem, or commercials take on clichés, or Beyoncé and Bruno Mars take on official halftime act Coldplay, it's safe to say you're probably covered.

If none of the above interests you, though, may we suggest Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XII? Sure, it's a blatant grab for viewers that preys on our collective love of fuzzy adorable things, but it's hard to get mad about a shameless ploy that has such cute results. Tune in to Animal Planet at 3 pm EST to watch Team Fluff take on Team Ruff (!!!!!!!!), or check out the live puppy cam (!!!!!!!!!) over on Animal Planet's website.

How to watch Super Bowl 50:

When: Sunday, February 7

Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Kickoff time: 6:30 pm EST

TV: Live on CBS. The pregame show starts at 2 pm EST.


How to watch Puppy Bowl XII:

When: Sunday, February 7

Where: Our bruised and beating hearts

Kickoff time: 3 pm EST

TV: Live on Animal Planet

Corrected to reflect that Animal Planet will not be livestreaming the Puppy Bowl on its website.