Watch the Games From the Best Seat in Your House

How to have a championship experience from the comfort of your home on game day.

By Kate Jay on October 23, 2013

With more than 32 NFL teams and 100 NCAA Division I football programs, it can be tough for even the most committed fan to keep up with all of the gridiron action. But if you know how, your smartphone or tablet can help you keep up with all the big games and bring a winning experience right into the comfort of your own home.

According to a recent survey, 49 percent of tablet users and 34 percent of smartphone users looked up information on athletes or teams while watching TV. If you’re a professional football fan, use NFL Mobile to look up a team’s score history, roster, stats, depth charts and more while watching the game, and visit the Game Center for a comprehensive breakdown of every game, so you won’t miss any big plays. Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, NFL Mobile also offers access to NFL RedZone; 24/7 live streaming of the NFL Network; and live viewing of Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games. 

Apps like ESPN Score Center and CBS Sports allow you to follow multiple teams, see game highlight videos and listen to experts talk about upcoming games.

Twitter is another tool for experiencing the action in real time and keeping up with multiple games at once. Follow your favorite sports reporters for live score updates, injury reports and other sideline news to feel like you’re in the stands. Join in the discussion by searching hashtags to see tweets from others at or watching the game. Athlon Sports provides a useful list of the top 100 Twitter accounts every college football fan should follow, and Bleacher Report’s Matt Stein shares a similar list for the NFL.

Need to get the grill going? No problem. Products like Slingbox 500 and Belkin @ TV Plus connect with your cable provider’s box at home and allow you to watch content available on your home TV right on your mobile device.

If your favorite announcer isn’t covering the televised broadcast of your game, you can turn to the radio. Consider tuning into Coaches Cabana, a website where you can live stream audio of legendary figures from 14 different schools talking about the game you’re watching. Mute your TV to hear from people like Bill Oliver from The University of Alabama, Max Howell from Ole Miss and Jack Crowe from Auburn University. Sync your smartphone or tablet with Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speakers for stadium-quality sound.