NFL on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tech324, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    Anyone know if you can watch NFL on the apple TV? I would drop my boxes box in a flash if I could watch NFL through an Apple TV.
  2. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    No. Currently can get the NFL package on the PS3, but no other device at this time.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2012
    Chandler, Arizona
    Not yet. ATV has the other major sports packages, so it stands to reason they may get at the very least the NFL Network channels at some point (NFLN, NFL News, and RedZone HD). If and when this happens, I'll be opening my wallet so fast you'll smell a trace of leather-pocket scent.

    I don't think they CAN get NFL Sunday Ticket right now because of the other exclusive deals already in effect.
  4. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not possible. The NFL is the stingiest US pro sports league about content control.
  5. darster, Mar 15, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012

    macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    Sony did it with the PS3 with the Sunday Ticket. As long as DirecTV gets a slice of the pie since they have exclusive rights to that package, other devices may also offer that in the future. Whether Apple feels it wishes to give the bulk of the profit for that package to DirecTV is another story. Its like they would be on the other end of the stick with little control. Look for ROKU to get it before Apple. Either way, NFL streaming is not of high quality compared to satellite. Just ask PS3 owners who had the NFL streaming package about the problems. Streaming equipment still has a long way to go to provide nearly equal quality.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    I thought you could purchase Sunday Ticket without signing up for DirectTV for $350 per season. If you can, will the DirectTV app allow you to AirPlay the output to an Apple TV?
  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    Be careful what you wish for.

    MLB has been pretty good - but when it's not, it's very frustrating.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2009
    Olympic Hills GC
  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2012
    Seems too good to be true. Think I will let someone else be the guinea pig and hope they report back.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    Oh man I would love if Apple did this. As a Time Warner Cable subscriber we are about the only ones that don't have NFL Network/Redzone
  11. macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2012
    Beacon, NY
    Cablevision NY also, does NOT offer NFL Network. I'm looking at alternatives so I could ;possibly dump them and DirecTV.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    I was doing the same but I'm stuck, my Building doesn't allow satellite for directv and Fios is not available in my neighborhood. I dont feel like paying Sony $340 for streaming that I heard was spotty... But if they were to offer the NFL network and redzone seperately for a smaller price I would definitely do it.
  13. macrumors 68030

    Oct 15, 2008
    If you live in the USA then you should check with the FCC. They govern your ability to use a dish for DirecTV. There are a few exceptions, but in most cases the landowner can't stop you.
  14. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    I'll definitely look into that thanks
  15. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    If I could even get redzone on this, I'd be insanely happy
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2006
    I didn't know MLB & NHL was available. New to ATV.

    How long did it take for the two to show up? Can we expect NFL in the future or is it dead because I would cancel my Cable if NFL was available.

    BTW, Big Ben & Steel Curtain will win the Super Bowl this year!
  17. macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    MLB and NBA are since 2-3 years on Apple TV, NHL has been added for last season. Very nice to see NHL on Apple TV. Would love if NFL would also be available soon, espescially as a non US citizen ...

    In the meantime I have to stream it via airplay to my apple tv.
  18. macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2011
    cool too bad NFL soo boring. College Football is way more fun. :p
  19. macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida
    FYI - I have the NFL Packave via Directv. Also the MAX package that includes streaming.
    On the PS3 app, just insert your Directv credentals and the NFL package plays :)

    Now if I ever go to a friends ouse to watch football, we can watch the games on his Directv.h
  20. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    if you have cable internet chances are if you plug the coax into your TV you will get all the free channels and maybe more and can watch the games

    i dropped my cable TV and can still get almost 100 channels through the cable wire because they are not encrypted
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2010
    If you can live without watching the games live, look into NFL Game Rewind. About $40 or so for the season. Think of it as on-demand for any game you want, once the game has finished playing live (the delay can be up to 24 hours depending on the time slot, or as little as immediately after the live game completes).

    When the live game finishes, it becomes available to watch via a web browser or an iPad app (I haven't tried the latter yet). There's some nice sidebar controls that let you jump to a specific play. And you can watch games from some of the previous seasons, too.

    Quality is HD, depending on your bandwidth.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    I'd say there is a 99.9% chance that he signed a lease agreeing to terms that included to dishes.

    I don't see it happening and I'm shocked that they allowed Sony to do it with the PS3. DTV gets a lot of subscibers due to the NFL package, I'm one of them. With how popular Apple and the Apple TV is that's a lot of potential lost customers.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    I think it will. You can just do Airplay Mirroring.
  24. macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
  25. macrumors 68030

    Oct 15, 2008
    It doesn't work that way. Everyone used to sign leases that stated you couldn't have a dish. The FCC doesn't allow that, it's not legal.. period. The FCC long ago put an end to property owners stating those restrictions.

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