Super Bowl 50 is officially upon us and, like it is every year, the latest edition is sure to be an enormous cultural phenomenon. Whether you’re hosting a party, in the Bay Area or lucky enough to attend the game, these 10 Android apps are essentials to enhance your experience.
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1. CBS Sports (Free) - Stuck without a way to watch Super Bowl 50? CBS' sports app has you covered, you can live stream the entire game on your phone and tablet. The app also offers the usual slate of updates, personalized notifications plus live video and radio streams.
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2. ESPN (Free) - The Bristol-based network is still the Worldwide Leader in Sports, and there's no better way to dig into Super Bowl 50 than with its official app. It used to be plagued with poor design and even worse performance, but a series of large updates have greatly improved the experience. For anyone that wants to keep up-to-date with the Broncos and Panthers, ESPN is a no-brainer.
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3. Cookpad (Free) - The Super Bowl is not just about the game, but the commercials and, of course, the mounds of food. Formerly Allthecooks, Cookpad collects thousands of recipes from real people making the app part cooking instruction and part social network. Recipes come with easy directions, real photos from users and the ability to easily find exactly what you want to make, no matter your dietary restrictions, by simply searching.
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4. Road to 50 (Free) - For those lucky enough to be in the San Francisco Bay Area this Super Bowl week, Road to 50 is a must download. The app gives a list of scheduled events, map of the Bay Area, location-based alerts and a fun badge system in which users can earn badges for attending events or completing activities.
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5. Eat24 (Free) - Not looking to make your own food on Super Bowl Sunday? Eat24 will take the burden off your hands, letting you order takeout and have it delivered from 25,000 restaurants in more than 1,500 cities across the United States. One of the apps best features is 24/7 live support, so if anything goes wrong with your order, you can give them a ring a settle the issue.
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6. NFL Mobile (Free) - The NFL's official app is sure to be a hotbed of content on the league's biggest day. Verizon users will be able to stream the game on their phone, but even if you're not a subscriber of Big Red, you'll be able to find stats and stories in the app all Sunday long.
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7. Yummly (Free) - Another great way to find the perfect recipes for your party, Yummly lets users search recipes by cuisine, nutrition requirements, cook time and more. It also collects recipes from top food sites and blogs, will recommend recipes based on your preferences and lets users add entire recipes to their shopping list which the app then automatically categorizes.
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8. Super Bowl Stadium (Free) - If you have one of the most coveted tickets in the world for a seat in Levi's Stadium on Sunday, Super Bowl Stadium is the app you need to have on your phone. It'll help guide you to the stadium with transportation options and let you know what's going on pre-game around the Bay. Once the game starts, users can watch Super Bowl commercials and replays of on-field action.
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9. Fancred (Free) - The social network for sports fanatics, Fancred is the best way to show your football love this Sunday. You can connect with other sports-crazed friends to show off just how committed to the big game you are.
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10. GrubHub (Free) - One final food app to make your Super Sunday perfect, GrubHub will let you order food and have it delivered from thousands of restaurants, and it's easy to find exactly what you're looking for the with app's search function. The app also offers ratings and reviews from fellow users, so you can get the low down on every restaurant near you.