The NFL has launched its own streaming service to follow all your football games. The service is called NFL Plus, but, surprisingly, it’s only available on mobile devices like smartphones or tablets.
The NFL has officially unveiled NFL Plus at the beginning of this month after a few months of rumors about the service. The service has now launchedoffering two tiers of subscriptions starting at $4.99 per month up to $9.99 per month.
The first tier, simply called NFL Plus, will give subscribers access to locally or nationally broadcast games during the regular season and playoffs, including the Superbowl. This tier also features live game audio, preseason games, and official NFL on-demand programming.
NFL Plus Premium gives you all of those same benefits plus a few extras. This tier also gives you access to ad-free game replays, condensed games, and access to Coaches Film.
An NFL Plus membership starts at $4.99 per month or $39.99 for a full year. And the Premium tier brings the price to $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.
This will be a cool new service for NFL fans who like to watch their games on the go. It’s another step for the NFL to bring professional football to a more digital audience. But it is strange that the app is not available to watch on TV.
The NFL works with several companies to broadcast games across the country, and these agreements could prevent the NFL from offering an in-house TV streaming service.
Of course, you can stream content from your smartphone to most smart TVs these days, so there might be a workaround for this limitation. However, chances are this is a known workaround and probably won’t work on the NFL Plus app.