The National Football League (NFL) officially announced the launch of its new streaming service, NFL+.
The service will enable fans and viewers to watch their games in their local TV market, as well as stream primetime games live.
NFL+ includes plans, with what you would call its basic plan that includes the following features:
- Live local and primetime games on mobile and tablet devices
- Live out-of-market preseason games across all devices
- Live game audio (home, away and national calls) for every game of the season
- NFL library programming on-demand, ad-free
- $4.99/month or $39.99/year
It has a second tier called NFL+ Premium that includes these features:
- All features of NFL+
- Full game replays across devices (ad-free)
- Condensed game replays across devices (ad-free)
- Coaches Film (ad-free)
- $9.99/month or $79.99/year
The first game for users of the service to stream live will be the NFL Hall of Fame preseason game on Thursday, August 4. That game will be broadcast on NBC and streaming live on Peacock as well.
Before the launch of NFL+, fans would have to have either a cable or satellite package, or a subscription to a live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, or fuboTV to get the most of streaming games live.
Other streaming services like Paramount+ do have a 24/7 livestream to your local CBS station, so it would be possible to stream NFL games live on CBS in your TV market.
NBC’s Peacock typically broadcasts the Sunday Night Football games live and ESPN+ had select Monday Night Football games during the regular season too.
Yahoo Sports did also show games in viewers’ local TV markets for free, but the catch was they could only be viewed on a device like the iPhone or iPad. However, that partnership between it and the NFL has ended.
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