Streaming NFL Network WITHOUT cable/satellite package?

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by ndphoto, May 23, 2017.

  1. ndphoto macrumors newbie

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    Looking at getting Apple TV some time in the next few months and cutting the cable cord. One of the channels I really want access to is NFL Network. More specifically, "Good Morning Football" (a live morning show).

    Does anyone know if I can use an NFL app (or another app) to live stream the NFL Network WITHOUT cable/satellite package?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I don't think so. It's a factor of the deal structure with TV providers, I'm pretty sure.
     
  3. ndphoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems like there are very few "stand alone" channel apps like HBO where you can have access directly through the channel company without having to pay a provider (cable/satellite). Is that right?
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    All I know is that when I looked into it a few months ago it didn't take me long to decide we're poorer and better off with cable.
     
  5. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I subscribe to Playstation Vue and I have the package that includes NFL Network. I'm not sure if the NFL app supports PS Vue login though.
     
  6. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    No. The NFL does not offer a standalone subscription.
     
  7. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    To live stream using the NFL app you'll need a cable/satellite subscription. Or you can subscribe to one of the available live streaming subscriptions such as Sling TV, DTV Now, PS Vue or maybe Hulu.
     
  8. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, even if you get the NFL Network through your cable provider, you still may not be able to watch it on Apple TV. I have NFL Network through Spectrum, and when I sign in to activate it, the app tells me I am not authorized to view NFL Network content.

    And, it seems they have now removed RedZone from the NFL app in the latest update!

    What are you doing, NFL???
     
  9. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... this latest update to the NFL Network app is a huge disappointment. I didn't think it was possible, but this update is actually worse than the previous version. It still takes too long to get to the live NFLN feed and there is no listing of what's coming up. The NFL is pushing its GamePass subscriptions too hard, IMO.
     
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  11. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    The latest version of the NFL app has an option to login for CBS All Access subscribers. I don't know what it does for you, though, as I don't have a CBS sub. Nor can I find ANY release notes for the app.
     
  12. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are a student, or have access to a student email (.edu) you could get the NFL Sunday Ticket. That’s what I’m doing this year- only thing is some games are blackout
     
  13. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    The NFL app got an update yesterday and the "release notes" for it on the App Store say:

    Watch live NBC and in-market CBS games with our participating TV provider or CBS All Access account!

    If this means what I think it means then I can delete the NBC sports app and cancel my CBS account and still get my local in-market games through the NFL app. This is a feature I can get behind!
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    The games that are blacked out are your local, in-market games that are broadcast OTA.
     

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