NFL on appletv

mac.cali

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is there a way to watch NFL games other than subscribing to traditional cable tv service? I think Sunday ticket is offered in stream only service?
 

mallbritton

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Unfortunately, no, not really. All the apps that allow you to watch NFL games (Fox Sports Go, NFL, ESPN, CBS, NBC Sports) all require a cable/satellite subscription to use them. While CBS is a stand alone subscription. But always remember, you can still watch most of the games with an OTA antenna.

As for Sunday Ticket, there are restrictions on who can subscribe to the streaming only package. You must be a student or you must live in a building that does not allow installation of satellite dishes.
 
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nburwell

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Playstation Vue offers NFL Redzone to their Core subscribers and above. Last year I just watched local NFL games via OTA antenna. This year though, I plan to subscribe to NFL Redzone and see how that plays out.
 

fhall1

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You can watch live NFL games on an ATV4 in the US, but not for anywhere near free - nor is it particularly easy to set up the first time. You'll need a foreign NFL GamePass subscription and a SmartDNS service subscription for starters.
 
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hokkdawg

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Yes, as fhall1 mentioned above - I've used this since 2009, works great - but it's certainly not free! NFL Gamepass is streaming in HTML5 this year, too - PIP mode on the Mac is awesome with this!!!
 

richardamp

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Yes. I have a Tablo which allows me to watch / record from my OTA antenna and then watch them on the Tablo app on my Apple TV. Obviously only works for games that are on locally, but works great.
 

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