Apple TV Gains Updated NFL Channel With Game Pass Integration

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The Apple TV's existing NFL Now channel was today revamped, changing the name to "NFL" and adding support for Game Pass subscriptions. Through the updated channel, NFL fans who have a Game Pass subscription can watch on-demand NFL games and live out-of-market preseason games on the Apple TV for the first time.

In late July, the NFL did away with its existing NFL Game Rewind program, which previously gave customers in the United States access to on-demand NFL games after they aired on broadcast television. Game Rewind was replaced with Game Pass, with access being added to the Apple TV and the NFL Mobile app on the iPhone and the iPad.


The prior NFL Now channel that was on the Apple TV was limited to historic videos, breaking news, and game highlights rather than complete games as the NFL's contracts with television providers have previously prevented it from showing full game content on the television through the Apple TV.

Game Pass includes live access to most out-of-market preseason games, aside from those that are nationally broadcast, plus on-demand regular season, playoff, and Super Bowl games that are available after they air on broadcast television.

Game Pass is available in the United States, Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, any U.S. territories, possessions and commonwealths (including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), and Mexico. An NFL Game Pass subscription is priced at $99.99 and access to content will last until July 31, 2016.


NFL fans outside of the United States also have access to an international "Game Pass" service that offers up live games and on-demand content, which confusingly shares the same name as the new service available in the United States.

(Thanks, Dale!)

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TsMkLg068426

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YAWN! How about adding Apple Music to Apple TV or another free Movie/TV Streaming service there are many for free and Amazon Prime not sure anymore who Apple TV Streaming is for. It least add SHUDDER Horror Movie streaming to Apple TV.

Apple TV has long way to go compared to ROKU as a hardware and the streaming service.
 

gugy

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This is the area that will be so hard for Apple to break in. Live sports broadcast is such a huge money maker and the sports organizations and TV partners won't open it up.
If there is a way for Apple to make this work for all parties, then they will score huge but I have hard time seeing TV and satellite providers allowing to happen.
Live sports is really the only thing making me unable to cut my Directv for good. I just love watching soccer, Olympics and the NBA live.
 
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paul3000

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I used my mac mini, nfl game pass (single team $99) and ad free time (1.99/mo) to watch games live last year. I wonder if I can just sign in on the apple tv and watch.
 

rocknblogger

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VPN to say the UK or Netherlands.

Go to the NFL's site and signup for service.

If you want the app on your iPhone, you'll need to create a UK iTunes account to download it.
It also pays to shop around as the exchange rate dictates the price. Last year for example Iceland had the cheapest subscription price.
 

Teh Don Ditty

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It also pays to shop around as the exchange rate dictates the price. Last year for example Iceland had the cheapest subscription price.

Agreed. I settled on Netherlands as it was the cheapest at the time. It's $30 less than I paid last year.

Really wish the NFL would just let us do it without having to be creative. Then again, they'd probably charge us $300 to do so.
 

utwarreng

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Now if only I could use my Sunday Ticket streaming package on there...No? Still can't, even though I'm paying for the legitimate service? Pirates win again.
 
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uk1ee

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I used my mac mini, nfl game pass (single team $99) and ad free time (1.99/mo) to watch games live last year. I wonder if I can just sign in on the apple tv and watch.

I don't believe theres much call for this NFL in the UK -aprt from that we already have a number of subscriptions services here I don't see people paying out even more money. I can't see Apple TV making that much in the UK where other services are already in place,
 

mattopotamus

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Now if only I could use my Sunday Ticket streaming package on there...No? Still can't, even though I'm paying for the legitimate service? Pirates win again.

I would totally pay directv, but since it is offered where I live I would have to have their TV service to get just sunday ticket.
 
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