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Five great free apps for Super Bowl XLVII

Five great free apps for Super Bowl XLVII

On February 3, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will battle it out for football supremacy in New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Whichever team you’re rooting for, you can use apps to track news, tweets, and stats; check out audio and video broadcasts; discover some sports history; and watch the game itself—in real time.

Here are some of the best free apps we found for your smart device. Each is available in Apple’s App Store, the Google Play store, BlackBerry World, and/or the Windows Store. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re a super fan or just into the snacks.

Baltimore Ravens Mobile (Android, iOS, BlackBerry)
If you’re rooting for the Ravens, this handy and easy-to-use app helps you stay current with breaking team news, real-time statistics, a game-photo gallery, and video clips of press conferences and interviews that you can access on demand.

ESPN ScoreCenter (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
Set alerts for your favorite teams, and ESPN ScoreCenter delivers the latest scores, news and standings. In addition to football, you can choose to follow many other sports, including auto racing, ice hockey, cricket, as well as baseball and basketball.

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Foodie Recipes (iOs)
Are you having a crowd over to watch the Super Bowl together? Foodie.com has you covered with the new addition of its Foodie Recipes app, called Game Day Guide (right). A crowd of creative foodies contributed 40 recipes that are perfect for game-time snacking, with step-by-step preparation instructions.

49ers Gameday Live (Android, iOS, BlackBerry)
San Francisco fans get real-time stats, previews and post-game analysis, 49ers podcasts, live camera angles, smooth Twitter integration, and game schedules. And for those in the Bay Area, you even get an interactive concessions map for Candlestick Park, the 49ers’ home turf.

NFL Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows)
Verizon subscribers can download this app (shown above) to watch the Super Bowl and other games as they stream live; you also get video on demand, fantasy-league tracking, in-game highlights, live stats, and breaking news. Just be careful not to exceed your data limits: WhatIsMyCap.org can help you determine how long you’ll be able to watch before incurring an overage charge.

Find all of our Super Bowl coverage in one convenient place: Consumer Reports’ Super Bowl XLVII guide.

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