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How to Watch the 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Show Without Cable

Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars will perform in the big mid-game concert—here's how to watch it without cable.

02.07.16 7:03 AM ET

Besides the actual football game itself, the Super Bowl halftime show is arguably one of the most highly anticipated TV moments of the year.For Super Bowl 50, the NFL has drafted Coldplay to perform, with special guest appearances by Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Arena-rock staples Coldplay are fresh off promoting their newest record, A Head Full of Dreams, and will likely perform a set of their biggest hits, plus some new material including their collaborative single with Beyoncé ("Hymn for the Weekend"). Queen Bey will join them for that song plus a possible medley of her latest hits, or maybe her brand-new single "Formation."

It is unknown for what songs Bruno Mars will appear, but the R&B singer's performance during Super Bowl XLVIII's halftime show was warmly received.

So what time does the music start? Well, because of all the unscheduled breaks in play, it is impossible to time the exact start of the big show. However, the average Super Bowl lasts four hours, so one can expect the musical act to begin around two hours in, putting this year's show at or around 8:30 p.m. ET.

The Pepsi-sponsored performance will air on CBS, the same network broadcasting the big game. Luckily, for those without cable, the entire event will be available to live stream on the CBS Sports website. You may also watch the CBS coverage on devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and Android or Apple tablets.