The National Football League (NFL) finally launched its mobile exclusive streaming service NFL+ on Monday. The service features two tiers, NFL+ and NFL+ Premium, available for $4.99 a month (or $39.99 a year) and $9.99 a month (or $79.99 a year), respectively. The service kicks off with the Hall of Fame game on August 4.
The service has been rumoured since March and was confirmed earlier this month by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month. The services come with a caveat, though — you can only use them to stream games on your phone or tablet, not a TV.
Both tiers can stream live local or nationally broadcasted regular and post-season games, including the playoff, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. Subscribers also get access to live game audio with their choice of home, away or national broadcasters in addition to the entire slate of preseason games and ad-free access to the NFL’s library of on-demand programs.
The only major difference between the two tiers is the additional perks you get with the premium subscription, which include everything from NFL+ to ad-free full and condensed game replays and access to coach films.
The service is supposed to replace the existing NFL Game Pass, a service that has free and paid tiers allowing users access to stream games, highlights and other NFL programs. NFL Game Pass will go out of service on July 31.
NFL Game Pass did, however, give users access to some of the same content on their TVs and wasn’t limited to their mobile devices. If you’re looking to get out-or-market games on your TV or mobile, you’ll still have to get an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription.
The NFL is also closing on a new deal for Sunday Ticket. Google has already bid for the service, allowing users to stream games on Youtube. But it looks like Apple is much closer to securing the deal.
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