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How To Watch the Puppy Bowl 2024

Team Ruff and Team Fluff go head-to-head this Sunday before the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl LVIII starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 11, but what’s a sports fan to do in the hours leading up to it? Live with the TV off? Unthinkable.

For dog lovers, we’ve got a suggestion: turn on Animal Planet and enjoy three hours of cute canine tomfoolery. Puppy Bowl XX airs at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 11, live on Animal Planet and streaming on Discovery Plus and Max.

Don’t miss the Super Bowl!

The Kansas City Chiefs are facing off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Find out how to watch with our comprehensive Super Bowl guide.

What is the Puppy Bowl?

The Puppy Bowl is a yearly event held to raise awareness about animal adoption. Two large teams—Team Ruff and Team Fluff—of dogs play on a field covered in toys. The team to drag the most toys into either end zone (a.k.a. a “Puppy Touchdown”) wins.

Every athlete is a rescue dog, and the event showcases animal shelters and rescues during its three-hour runtime. If watching those adorable sports stars doesn’t convince you to visit your local shelter, we’re not sure what will.

TV plans that include the Puppy Bowl

Plan Price Channel count Details
DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT All Included $69.99/mo.* 75+ View plan
DISH America’s Top 120 $84.99/mo. 190 View plan
Hulu + Live TV $76.99–$89.99/mo. 95+ View plan
Philo $25.00/mo. 70+ View plan

* w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies.
Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

For cable subscribers, Puppy Bowl XX will air on the Animal Planet channel. You’ll find Animal Planet on a lot of common cable TV plans (listed above are only a few examples.) Its channel number will vary by provider: for example, Animal Planet is channel 282 on DIRECTV, 184 on DISH, and 68 on Spectrum.

You can also watch Animal Planet with a live TV streaming service like Hulu + Live TV or fuboTV.

In fact, the cheapest way to get Animal Planet is with a Philo subscription, which is $25.00 per month.

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Watch the Puppy Bowl on Discovery+

Plan Price Streams Video Details
Discovery+ $4.99/mo. 4 1080p, 4K View plan
Discovery+ (Ad-Free) $8.99/mo. 4 1080p, 4K View plan

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

If you want to escape cable TV entirely, worry not. You can still enjoy those adorable athletic puppies! The cheapest way to watch the Puppy Bowl is with an ad-supported Discovery+ plan, which will run you $4.99 per month.

You can even watch the Puppy Bowl for free with Discovery+’s seven-day free trial. Just make sure you cancel before the renewal date.

Watch the Puppy Bowl on Max

Since Warner Bros. Discovery owns both Discovery+ and Max, you’ll be able to stream this year’s Puppy Bowl on either streaming service. Discovery+ is the cheaper option of the two, but Max does have an impressively large library.

If you’re looking to watch the Puppy Bowl for free, Discovery+ will definitely be your best bet. Discovery+ offers a 7-day free trial, but Max only offers a free trial when subscribing as an add-on through Hulu or Amazon Prime.

Plan Price Streams Video Details
Ultimate Ad Free $19.99/mo. 4 4K View plan
Ad Free $15.99/mo. 2 1080p View plan
With Ads $9.99/mo. 2 1080p View plan

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