'NFL Now' Launches on Apple TV With Breaking Football News and Highlights

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The National Football League earlier this month officially launched its NFL Now service, its next-generation video streaming service that provides access to the largest digital library of NFL videos available online. The video content can be viewed on the iPhone, iPad, Mac (via a web browser) and other connected devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and as of today, the Apple TV channel that was leaked earlier in the month.

    The NFL Now service delivers historic videos, breaking news, game highlights and original programming from the NFL Now studios. Personalization is a key feature -- allowing users to follow their favorite players and teams, with up to 4,800 minutes of team coverage being pushed across their screens each week. The service also will provide live video coverage of important press events and other important moments from the NFL. It will not live stream NFL games that are in progress. Customers who want to watch games as they are happening must download the NFL Mobile app [Direct Link].

    NFL Now is available in two tiers, with the free NFL Now service providing access to the core news and video content. Football fans who want even more content and personalization can subscribe to the $1.99 monthly NFL Now Plus service, which offers instant in-game highlights, access to NFL Films videos and the ability to create custom video streams featuring their favorite teams or players.

    iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can download the NFL Now app [Direct Link] from the iOS App Store for free. Mac users can get their fill of NFL coverage via the NFL Now website, while Apple TV channels can access the new channel directly from the main screen on their set-top boxes.

    Article Link: 'NFL Now' Launches on Apple TV With Breaking Football News and Highlights
  2. luckydcxx macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2013
  3. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Wait, did I read that right? A channel that gives you a channel-only subscription model? There are precious few of these, and I don't care what content they're delivering, I support this model.
  4. Eduardo1971, Aug 20, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014

    Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    A NCAA version of this would me most welcome. It would be awesome to see regional divisions like the Pac12 on AppleTV.
  5. roobarb666 macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2014
    come on Apple

    who cares!! we want iplayer and spotify, give us something worthwhile....pleaaaase. A great piece of hardware but not very well supported for the UK

    oh yes and please re-add a volume control!
  6. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2012
  7. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2010
    1 more step towards Sunday Ticket. I can't wait for Directv to lose that deal.
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Haha, never going to happen, better buy an HD Antenna and hope and pray the signal doesn't cut out every 2-3 seconds.
  9. Parasprite macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    So...a collocation of 3 minute clips? I suppose at $1.99/month I wouldn't expect much else, but still... it seems more fitting for a youtube channel than a monthly service.

    Ah well, I guess now Apple can add "NFL" to the list of things you can access on the Apple TV... never mind what everybody will assume that means. :rolleyes:
  10. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Hope and pray? Maybe you should buy the right antenna.
  11. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    i was hoping to get the full episodes of these and then EXTRAS for $1.99/month.
    not simply pay $2 a month to see everything.

    that stinks. i was excited but will pass.
  12. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    I couldn't agree more. NFL games are the only reason I subscribe to DirecTV. If it wasn't for that, I would have cut the cord a long time ago.
  13. happydude macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2006
    a gasping dying planet
    another in a set of useless major US sports apps. the super fans may like the instant replay and highlights, but they've gotta get off this old model of not allowing online streaming of live games. i know they kind of do in some cases, but then they don't for people in the team's media market, which never made sense to me. why would i buy an expensive online subscription when i can't even watch my home team.

    more of a general sports and online content rant, but this nfl app seems more of the same. just let us watch the games we want to online, please.
  14. eiuro macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2013
    This is a welcomed step in the right direction. We are getting closer to a la carte style TV streaming. Pay x amount of dollars for the specific channels you want only. This is great!
  15. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    whatever happened to that The CW channel that was announced over a year ago btw?
  16. cmaier macrumors G3

    Jul 25, 2007
    Wake me when we get Sunday Ticket. Until then, pbbbb.
  17. bobbytheninja macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2014
  18. iSteve-O macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2011
    I'm done pretending to like soccer.

    Time for some real football.
  19. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    get out of here. it’s football, period.

    BTW, i watch live nba games on apple tv. There is no NFL live subscription? Like league pass?
  20. critter13 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2010
    Need to add ATV as a supported console

    Now that you don't need sunday ticket anymore, all we need is for the NFL to add the ATV as a "console" https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/nflws/ and we are good to go!

    or just enable airplay on the mobile apps but that won't happen
  21. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Strange, maybe you should trek over to antennaweb and figure out what the RIGHT antenna is for your area. By buying the right antenna, I rarely every have problems with signal (no worse than having a dish anyway). I've been Cable free for 2+ years and have saved about $2k.
  22. bobbytheninja macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2014
    what ever makes you feel safe at night :D:D:D
  23. SuperMatt macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2002
    I don't understand why I can get Sunday Ticket for my Mac, but not for the Apple TV. DirecTV should be figuring out they could deliver their entire service over the internet instead of via satellite dishes. Use their competitors' (Comcast etc.) bandwidth to sell their own service!
  24. DJsteveSD macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2011
    Dallas, TX
  25. lzyprson macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Baby steps....

    The Apple TV -subscription model is taking shape surely, but slowly. Of course the content is important, but i believe that iTV is going to be much bigger, and more advanced, than any one of us can even imagine.


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