The NFL has launched its own streaming service, NFL+, for the first time.
The monthly fee of $4.99 will get you all out-of-market preseason games.
Additionally, it will offer live regular season and postseason regular-season games on mobile devices.
There is now a streaming service for the National Football League.
Coming soon, the NFL is launching a subscription service for $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.
This is not a requirement but an offer which includes all out-of-market preseason games and is a wonderful benefit not found with NFL Game Pass alone for $99.99 a year. On Aug. 4, the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Las Vegas Raiders. Since it is a nationally televised matchup, it won’t be shown on NFL+.
Plus, you’ll be able to stream local and prime-time games to your phone without downloading a different app, as they’re all on the NFL app.
Until now, the NFL hasn’t operated its own streaming service, which means this may be a chance for the league to stream exclusive games. The National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball both sell subscriptions to their own streaming services that include out-of-market games.
In the beginning, NFL+ will not feature exclusive regular-season games, but that could change based on viewership trends in the years to come, according to Hans Schroeder, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of NFL Media.
The option will be considered along with all our other options, Schroeder said. as the media and sports distribution business continues to change and evolve, there are a number of factors that will influence NFL+.
NFL is in the process of renewing its Sunday Ticket package and will pick a streaming partner, possibly Apple or Amazon, those packages will cost about $300 per year and include access to all out-of-market games on Sundays. DirecTV owned the rights to Sunday Ticket from 1994 to the current season and is not currently bidding on renewing them. A decision has not yet been made as to how long this deal will last, but the league wants to give its partner a sufficient amount of time to do well.
Added NFL+ benefits
NFL+ will also include NFL Network shows on demand and archived NFL Films programming.
NFL is selling NFL+ Premium for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. That subscription not only includes full and condensed game replays, but also All-22 film access, allowing coaches to see how all 22 players move in real time.
Our goal is to continue to grow NFL+ and build a deeper connection with fans of all ages and demographics, ensuring them an unlimited supply of content, including what may be the most valuable content in the media industry: live NFL games, Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in a press release.