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How to watch the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show—a.k.a. Rihanna's big comeback—wherever you are

My Imperfect Life 1/31/2023 Danielle Valente
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Some people are more excited for the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show than the game itself—you know, considering Rihanna's headlining

Not to take away attention from the two competing teams—the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, just in case you weren't sure—but Bad Gal Riri's first musical performance in nearly six years has certainly redirected our attention. Will will hear the classics? Does this mean we'll finally get a taste of a new Rihanna album? Needless to say, we have so many questions.

If you're looking to catch the Super Bowl LVII halftime, grab some nachos and a comfy spot on the couch. We'll tell you everything you need to know for how to watch the big event—but before then, be sure to check out the best Super Bowl halftime performances of all time. (Will our Caribbean queen make the list? Stay tuned!)

How to watch the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show

How to watch the Super Bowl 2023 halftime in the US

The game itself as well as the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show will be shown live on Fox and Fox Deportes. For those who don't have access to cable TV, you can stream the big event using Sling TV, which carries FOX as part of their Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue packages. 

Sling Blue and combo Sling Orange + Blue subscriptions are usually priced at $40 each, but you can now get your first month marked down 50% to only $20. 

How to watch the Super Bowl 2023 halftime from anywhere

Not in the US? No problem! A VPN can help you connect to sport's biggest night. 

A VPN allows you to change your IP address so you can browse anonymously and change your IP address so that your mobile, computer or laptop thinks it's in another location. We recommend Express VPN, the top-rated service by our colleagues at TechRadar.

When is the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show?

The Super Bowl 2023 halftime show will take place on Sunday, February 12. 

The game itself kicks off at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT, live from the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. You can expect the halftime show to get underway around 8pm ET/5pm PT, though there's no specific time in place.

Who is going to be in the Super Bowl halftime show 2023?

Rihanna is set to make her long-awaited comeback to music with her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Other artists have yet to be announced, but we suspect plenty of musicians will join the "Diamonds" singer on stage. 

In 2022, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar earned five Creative Arts Emmy nominations for their Super Bowl LVI halftime show performances.

Things are a little different in 2023: this marks the first year of a partnership between Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation, which will replace Pepsi as the Super Bowl halftime show sponsor.

How long is Super Bowl halftime?

The Super Bowl halftime performance clocks in around 30 minutes, which is approximately 15 minutes longer than a typical NFL halftime.

Who is singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl?

Before the two teams go head-to-head and Rihanna takes the stage, country superstar Chris Stapleton will perform the national anthem. Additionally, Babyface will perform "America the Beautiful" and Sheryl Lee Ralph from Abbott Elementary will perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Ready for some football fun? We'll catch you at game time!

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