February 26, 2024

America’s biggest day for sports fans is this Sunday, and whether you’re rooting for the San Franciso 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs (or Taylor Swift), the big game is a chance to gather with friends, eat good food, and watch some good ol’ fashioned football. 

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The Super Bowl is consistently one of the most watched events, and last year, about 115 million people watched it live. If you’re planning on hosting a gathering of friends and family to watch the big game this weekend, you’ll need some backup. ZDNET rounded up everything you need to host a Super Bowl party so that your guests can watch, hear, and enjoy the big game to the fullest. 


Historically, one of the best times to buy a new TV is right before the Super Bowl, since many retailers offer TV deals during this time. Whether you are looking to upgrade your TV’s display or sound, or just get a bigger TV to watch the game, we’ve rounded up the best TVs we’ve tested and recommend. 

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A soundbar 

If you don’t want or need to upgrade your TV but are still looking for a little more oomph while watching the game, a soundbar is a great addition to a setup, bringing the game to life with heavy bass and clear details. The best soundbars have features like included subwoofers, Bluetooth connectivity, sound customizations, and more. Here are some of our top picks. 

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A TV wall mount 

Raise up your TV for the big game with a TV wall mount for better viewing angles. The best TV wall mounts offer flexible range of motions so that everyone in the room will be able to watch the game. We’ve listed our top picks that swivel, tilt, and resist glare.

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Smart kitchen appliances 

Aside from watching football, the Super Bowl is known for good food. From dips and sliders to wings and chili, you’ll need the best kitchen appliances to help you out in the kitchen. And thanks to built-in technology in smart kitchen gadgets, cooking is more accessible and more customizable, so you can actually have time to enjoy the game.

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There are a few other devices that could be useful to add to your Super Bowl party lineup so you don’t run into any fumbles. Here are some other recommendations.