Pro Bowl live stream: how to watch the Madden 2021 virtual NFL all-star game

The NFL’s Pro Bowl 2021 will look a little different this year. The AFC vs NFC clash will be held virtually, with Pro Bowl players going head-to-head on EA’s Madden NFL 21 video game. Want to see star quarterbacks and celebrities talk trash in Madden? Read on for all the details and how to watch the 2021 virtual Pro Bowl live stream.

2021 Pro Bowl live stream

Date: 31st January 2021 

Start time: 5pm ET / 10pm GMT / 8am AEST 

Location: Madden NFL 21

Free stream: YouTube / Twitch

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The 2021 Pro Bowl game was originally scheduled for 31st January in Las Vegas but was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, the NFL has organised a series of virtual Pro Bowl events culminating in The Pro Bowl: The Madden NFL 21 Edition Presented by Verizon.

Each contestant will grab a controller and play one five-minute quarter from their home. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson and 90s rap icon Snoop Dogg will rep the AFC while Arizona Cardinals caller Kyler Murray, Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams, former Seattle legend Marshawn Lynch and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace will play for the NFC.

Emmy winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan was due to host the event alongside Charissa Thompson, but Strahan has tested positive for Covid-19. Viewers can also join a watch party with streamers NinjaFaZe SwaggAustinShow and AMP.

“We’ll be taking the Pro Bowl to the virtual world of Madden this weekend and I can’t wait to do it big with football fans in my favorite game,” said Snoop Dogg. “I’m a Madden NFL star. So Kyler and Marshawn better watch out – my team is comin’ in to win that championship title for the AFC.”

Here’s how to live stream Snoop Dogg in action and the 2021 virtual Pro Bowl, wherever you are.

Watch the 2021 Pro Bowl free live stream

Pro Bowl live stream 2021

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The virtual Pro Bowl 2021 starts at 5pm ET / 10pm GMT this Sunday. The action will stream across the NFL’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels, and the EA Madden NFL Twitch channel.

If you do find yourself blocked from the free live streams in the country where you are, then you can use a VPN to access a US streaming service as if you were back home in the States. You can even try ExpressVPN risk-free thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.

At 8pm ET / 1am GMT, the NFL Network will re-air the virtual Pro Bowl 2021 (minus the trash talk, naturally).

Pro Bowl 2021 full schedule

To get fans in the mood, ESPN, ABC and Disney XD will air a two-hour 2021 NFL Pro Bowl Celebration from 3pm ET / 8pm GMT. The build-up show will feature this year’s 88 best players, one-on-one interviews with Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, Verzuz player highlight battles and a preview of the Madden NFL 21 Pro Bowl. Sam Ponder and Six-Time Pro Bowler Randy Moss Co-Host.  

Don’t have cable? You can access ESPN and ABC using FuboTV. Subscription costs $65 per month but new users get a free trial. There’s no lock-in contract, so you can cancel before the trial ends.

The main event – the virtual Pro Bowl 2021 – kicks off on Sunday 31st at 5pm ET / 10pm GMT. The action will stream free across the NFL’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels, plus EA Madden NFL Twitch.

How to watch Super Bowl 55 for FREE

Pro Bowl live stream 2021

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The Pro Bowl might have gone virtual but the Super Bowl definitely hasn’t – and fans in the UK can watch for free.

BBC TV’s free-to-air coverage starts at 11pm GMT on BBC Two. Live coverage of the game itself starts at 11.30pm across BBC One, BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website.

Going to be outside of the UK at the time of the Super Bowl? Simply use a VPN to access the Super Bowl free live stream without being blocked. Try ExpressVPN risk-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll find a quick guide to VPNs below.

Super Bowl 55: watch anywhere for free using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Super Bowl rights holders, you won’t be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

We recommend paid-for VPN services, such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN, because they are entirely safe, come with 24/7 customer support and can be used to watch sport and other entertainment from any part of the world on almost any device. Try it out with the link below and get three months free.

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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There’s 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you’ll be surprised how simple it is.

How to play Madden NFL ’21 for free

Pro Bowl live stream 2021

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EA is launching Madden NFL 21 on Google Stadia this Thursday, 28th January, and to celebrate it’s letting gamers play Madden NFL 21 free across all online platforms, including Stadia.

Full details of the free trial will be uploaded here from 28th January. When the free trial ends, the game will continue to be available on Stadia for those who wish to buy it. EA is also knocking 60 percent off the price off Madden NFL 21: Superstar Edition until 8th February.


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