NFL streaming live?

dlorenzo

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I have a u-verse subscription, however even by signing in to the network apps I wasn't able to live stream the games this past Sunday over FOX.

Does anyone know if there a way to legally watch the games live?

Thanks.
 

turbineseaplane

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What about users outside the USA?

Can anyone verify if their NFL gamepass subscription works and live streams as the iOS versions do?
 

d21mike

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I am not a big sports fan but I got the $99 NFL Subscription via iTunes Purchase on my ATV. You have to wait until the game is OVER to watch it. On Sunday you have to wait until the 4pm EST Games are OVER to watch any games on Sunday. The Monday and Thursday night games can be watch right after they are OVER. However, during the games you can watch highlights. Also, after the game is over you can watch a FAST Mode and also a condensed mode to watch the game much faster if that is of interest. My son says if you can not watch LIVE it is of no use to him.
 
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turbineseaplane

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I am not a big sports fan but I got the $99 NFL Subscription via iTunes Purchase on my ATV. You have to wait until the game is OVER to watch it. On Sunday you have to wait until the 4pm EST Games are OVER to watch any games on Sunday. The Monday and Thursday night games can be watch right after they are OVER. However, during the games you can watch highlights. Also, after the game is over you can watch a FAST Mode and also a condensed mode to watch the game much faster if that is of interest. My son says if you can not watch LIVE it is of no use to him.
Your son is correct
 

dlorenzo

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I am not a big sports fan but I got the $99 NFL Subscription via iTunes Purchase on my ATV. You have to wait until the game is OVER to watch it. On Sunday you have to wait until the 4pm EST Games are OVER to watch any games on Sunday. The Monday and Thursday night games can be watch right after they are OVER. However, during the games you can watch highlights. Also, after the game is over you can watch a FAST Mode and also a condensed mode to watch the game much faster if that is of interest. My son says if you can not watch LIVE it is of no use to him.
Agree with your son.

So is there not a way to live stream legally?
 

turbineseaplane

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No. If you purchase the NFL Game Pass Internationally then, yes. But that's for cosumers outside of the U.S. only.
Have you tested it?

That's what I'm asking. We all know the US vs INTL gamepads differences in terms of service offerings. I'm trying to get actual experiences reported on whether or not it's working correctly on the ATV4
 

spatlese44

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My son says if you can not watch LIVE it is of no use to him.
OK, I could see how some people might feel that way. There's something to be said for watching a game live. For me, I watch my team (Packers) live, but like watching games during the week to help run my fantasy team. The stats don't always tell the whole story, but watching the game you can tell if a quarterback had a bad week or the line sucks, etc. I also re-watched a Packers game on the bye week. Personally, I'm totally getting my $99 worth and my only concern is they're going to charge more next year as I think it's a deal.

BTW, I'm occasionally in another city where my over the air TV doesn't have the Packers, but the Bears instead. It only happens when they play at the same time and not against each other. It hasn't happened to me yet this year, but I would probably go to a bar where they have cable rather than wait until I can get it after it's over. That doesn't mean I'm not getting my moneys worth for the games I'll watch after the fact.
 

-Ray-

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If you subscribe to cable, you can use the ESPN app to watch Monday night football. Thats about as good as it gets. I actually think the reason that Fox, NBC, and CBS don't offer live streaming is because of the contracts with the NFL
 

richpjr

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The one thing that will keep me from cancelling my cable is the lack of live NFL games.
 

mattopotamus

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You can use Watch ESPN for Monday night, and the NBC Sports app for Sunday night. Fox does not have live streams only day after episodes of TV shows. CBS all access is live TV, but when the NFL is on, it is something different.

Thank god for Kodi.
 

-Ray-

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You can use Watch ESPN for Monday night, and the NBC Sports app for Sunday night. Fox does not have live streams only day after episodes of TV shows. CBS all access is live TV, but when the NFL is on, it is something different.

Thank god for Kodi.
Wait you can use the NBC app for sunday night games? Did not know that!!
 
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machpost

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Wait you can use the NBC app for sunday night games? Did not know that!!
Not the NBC app, you have to use the NFL Mobile app. That app streams all the Sunday afternoon CBS and Fox games that are broadcast locally in your area, along with Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games, along with the Saturday night games that are on at the end of the season.

Keep in mind this is only your in-market games. It's not the same as Sunday Ticket.
 

mattopotamus

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Not the NBC app, you have to use the NFL Mobile app. That app streams all the Sunday afternoon CBS and Fox games that are broadcast locally in your area, along with Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games, along with the Saturday night games that are on at the end of the season.

Keep in mind this is only your in-market games. It's not the same as Sunday Ticket.
No. You can use the NBC sports live extra app for Sunday night.

I watched the packers/Broncos last night.
 
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Gueeds

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Outside of the WatchESPN and NBC Sports, not yet.

Technically, there was 1 UK game you could watch this year a few weeks back I believe without the need to authenticate with cable on Yahoo. If they do that again next year, theres another legit way to stream. NFL is far behind other major sports in this regard.
 

turbineseaplane

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Watching NFL GamePass is as simple as downloading the UK app version (just make a free Apple UK account), purchasing the service and then either use a VPN or AdFreeTime/Unlocater type services - Done.

I'm on year 2 of doing that and it works sensationally well for live streaming of all games with no blackouts.
 

webbuzz

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They just need to outright offer it to everyone. I don't want directv just Sunday ticket, hell just redzone. I would pay a pretty good price for that. The MLB and NHL do it.
I think it will be at some point. It would be a great revenue stream for DirecTV, or any provider that has it in the future.
 

turbineseaplane

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I am watching Monday Football live on the Apple TV 4 right now. Watch ESPN app.
So....you have a cable login.
...and that worked on the other ATV's also.

What's your point?
I'm confused

And why aren't you watching on your cable?
Someone else paying the bill?