How to Watch Live: Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl 2017

Sure there’s football on Super Bowl Sunday, but there are also puppies and kittens. Here’s how to watch the cuddliest sports event of the year live online.

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Sometimes even a classic tradition needs some updating. Enter the 2017 Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl.

Featuring adorable and adoptable kittens and puppies, each event will be available to live stream online. The Kitten Bowl will air on the Hallmark Channel beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST and the Puppy Bowl will air on Animal Planet at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Competing in the Puppy Bowl XIII are Team Ruff v. Team Fluff, including some of your soon-to-be favorite players, like Lucky, Buttons, Parfait, Peanut, and Slippers. Kitten Bowl IV will feature four teams: The Last Hope Lions, Boomer’s Bobcats, the Home and Family Felines, and the Northshore Bengals. Four teams is an unconventional choice for a Super Bowl-inspired game, but if it allows for more cute kitties, we’re on board.

Find previews and cute videos on the Hallmark Channel and Animal Planet, like this Puppy Bowl XII Sneak Peek, to get your daily dose of cuteness until Sunday.

And here’s the best news: You can catch all the adorable action live before the Falcons and Patriots take the field Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST. Here’s how.

How to Watch the 2017 Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl

The Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 5 at noon and 3:00 p.m. EST, respectively.

Those with a cable login can watch the Puppy Bowl live on Animal Planet and the Kitten Bowl live on the Hallmark Channel, while those without a cable login can stream via DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, or SlingTV. Find out more with Streaming Observer’s Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl guides.

You can also follow all the adorable Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl action live via Twitter and Facebook.