NFL SUNDAY TICKET Review in 2019

NFL SUNDAY TICKET gives you all the football you could ever want, but that price tag is steep and we don’t like the strict limitations for getting it.

Pros

Cons

Football season comes every year and for millions of viewers becomes a Sunday occupation. And if you’re more than just a casual fan – especially if you’re team doesn’t air on your local stations – NFL SUNDAY TICKET can feel like a must-have. 

But with DIRECTV and (in some places) DIRECTV NOW holding the monopoly on NFLST, you can’t get it from just anywhere. There are a few exceptions where you can get the service as a standalone, thankfully, but only if you qualify - which we’ll talk about more later. 

But even if you have the option to get NFL SUNDAY TICKET, is it worth the price you’ll pay? How much does it actually cost, and what’s included? 

Read on to find out. 

NFL SUNDAY TICKET Packages + Prices

Package Channels Price View plan
NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2+ channels $293.94/season View plans
NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 3+ channels $395.94/season View plans
NFL GAME PASS N/A +$50 = $445.94/season View plans
DIRECTV CHOICE* package and up 155-330+ $45-$110* View plans
DIRECTV NOW** 60-120 $40-$75 + NFL SUNDAY TICKET price View plans
SUNDAY TICKET TV U (university student) 3+ channels $99.96/season View plans

*Reflects current promotion

**Select areas only.

At its most basic level, NFL SUNDAY TICKET comes in 2 packages: plain NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX. But in addition, there’s an add-on called NFL GAME PASS, and if you qualify, a special version for college students – at a discounted rate.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET

Package Includes Price View plan
NFL SUNDAY TICKET
  • Out of market football games
  • Real-time scores
  • Real-time stats
  • Game Mix Feature
  • Replay games
  • Player Tracker
  • $293.94/season View plans

    NFL SUNDAY TICKET’s biggest feature is that you get every out-of-market regular-season football game – countrywide, no limitations. For example, if you’re a New York Giants fan living in LA, but CBS or NBC isn’t broadcasting them to you, then you’d be out of luck – unless you have NFL SUNDAY TICKET. 

    That stands for every out-of-market game. Plus, you’ll get real-time scores and stats, can watch up to 8 games at once, and keep up with your favorite players, amongst other things. 

    But you pay for these premium features: the base NFL SUNDAY TICKET costs $293.94 per season; although, if you go with DIRECTV at the CHOICE package level or higher, you’ll get your first season tossed in for free. After that, however, it goes up to the regular price, plus regional sports fees and a $19.95 activation fee. 

    If you’re a die-hard fan or in a fantasy football league, that cost might be justifiable – but for everyone else, it’s high. NFLST is truly made with the everything-football, all-season-long fan in mind. 

    If you’re considering switching your TV provider to DIRECTV, why not try the CHOICE package and get the first season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET thrown in? If you don’t use it - no loss; just remember to cancel it. If you do, though, it’s like a full-season free trial. 

    NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX

    Package Includes Price View plan
    NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX
  • All of base package, plus
  • RED ZONE CHANNEL
  • DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE
  • Short Cuts
  • Stream live content on compatible devices
  • $395.94/season View plans

    MAX adds in NFL RED ZONE and DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE. RED ZONE lets you rewatch every touchdown or field goal, and FANTASY ZONE gives you even more stats and analysis - perfect for your fantasy league. Plus, you can now stream live content on compatible devices: smartphones (Android and iOS), Xbox 360 and ONE, PS4, etc. 

    Upgrading to this package will cost you an extra $100 bucks for the season, though – for a grand total of $395.94. That seems steep, but you gain the ability to stream on multiple devices of your choice, plus those extra channel features – so it’s really not too bad. 

    NFL GAME PASS

    Package Includes Price View plan
    NFL GAME PASS
  • All 256 games on demand
  • Every game from 2009-17
  • Radio coverage for every game
  • Access from compatible devices
  • +$50 = $445.94/season View plans

    GAME PASS is an add-on to your MAX subscription, allowing you to select and stream old games on demand from 2009 forward – including old Super Bowls. For what you wind up getting, the $50 bucks extra for the season is a pretty great price. 

    What about SUNDAY TICKET U?

    SUNDAY TICKET U gives the same benefits of the MAX package to university students. It’ll cost you just $99.96 for the season –  a serious steal in comparison to the other prices. You can add on GAME PASS for $49 bucks. 

    Plus – best yet – if you renew your subscription, you’ll be locked into that price for the next season, too. 

    NFL SUNDAY TICKET Availability

    Unfortunately for NFL SUNDAY TICKET, there are some major caveats to being able to nab it. The easiest, most straightforward way to get NFL SUNDAY TICKET is to become a DIRECTV customer. 

    With their recurring promo of including NFLST in their CHOICE-and-up packages, it’s really not a bad deal – for $45 bucks a month, you can get NFLST + over 155 solid channels. 

    But if you really don’t feel like getting DIRECTV, there are some other – albeit very limited – exceptions to this rule. 

    Exception - DIRECTV NOW

    Areas
    Boston MA, Hartford CT, LA CA, Louisville KY, Philadelphia PA, Phoenix AZ, San Antonio TX

    If you live in one of a handful of cities, you may able to get NFLST with a DIRECTV NOW subscription. Pricewise, this doesn’t come out much better than DIRECTV, but you don’t have to worry about satellite installation or fees, or pay for channels you don’t want. 

    Again, though – availability for this is limited to literally a handful of cities at the moment.

    Exception - SUNDAY TICKET TV U

    Requirements
  • Attendee of a 2- or 4-year college
  • Name, birthday, and college
  • Student record
  • The exception for college students is probably NFL SUNDAY TICKET’s best option – all you need is to be is attending a 2- or 4-year college and have the proof readily available. Just hop over here and put your info in. 

    If NFLST can see that you really are a student there, then you’re golden. You get all of NFL SUNDAY TICKET for nearly the cheapest price around – $99.96, as long as you remain a student. 

    That said, there is one more way that some people can get NFL SUNDAY TICKET - no satellite TV subscription or university-attending requirement necessary.

    Exception - NFLST.TV

    Package Included Price
    NFLST.TV To Go All live out-of-market games (no locals) $293.94/season
    NFLST.TV Max NFL Red Zone, Fantasy Zone $395.94/season

    If you hop over to NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV, you can run an eligibility check to see if you can get a livestreaming version of NFLST. It comes in 2 packages - To Go and Max - which are essentially the same as the basic package and the MAX package (and the exact same options given to students). 

    NFL SUNDAY TICKET claims that this is only for people who fit a certain set of requirements: 

    Requirements View eligibility
    You live in:
  • An area without satellite TV coverage
  • A multi-unit residence (apartment, condo, or dormitory)
  • Select metro cities
  • View eligibility

    But, some users have reported being able to sign up without quite meeting those criteria. You’ll have to find out for yourself – good luck!

    NFL SUNDAY TICKET Recap

    We asked if the price of NFL SUNDAY TICKET is worth it – and our answer simply depends. For the casual fan – probably not. There are other ways you can view out-of-market football games by streaming online – a quick Google search for your favorite team makes that clear. 

    But for more invested football fans, there’s really no alternative that will give you all the out-of-market regular season games – and if you love rewatching old ones, the massive on demand library in GAME PASS can’t be beat. 

    That said, we think most people will be pretty satisfied with the base package. You’ll get all of your out-of-market games; and, if you’re unsure NFLST is worth the cost for you but you’re willing to try it, you can do a 1-year “free” trial by signing up for DIRECTV’s CHOICE PACKAGE FOR $45 a month - plus all the satellite channels that come with it. 

    As we said earlier, NFL SUNDAY TICKET is truly made with the everything-football lover in mind. If that’s you, you really can’t go wrong with NFLST. 

    Q&A

    Does NFL SUNDAY TICKET cover the playoffs?

    No. NFLST only covers regular season, out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. However, grab a livestreaming service like Sling TV or YouTube TV and you can get FOX, ABC, or CBS, which air playoff games. Or, grab an HD antenna to catch the locals over the air. 

    What devices can you watch NFL SUNDAY TICKET on?

    The list of devices that support the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app is extensive – you can view the specific models here:

    Connected Devices Smartphones PC/MAC Tablets Android TV
  • XBox One
  • Apple TV (tvOS 4th generation, + OS 10.x and above)
  • Google Chromecast
  • PlayStation®4
  • Roku 2 ,3, 4
  • Roku 1 (2nd generation and above)
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Roku TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Samsung Smart TV (Updated Tizen OS 2016+)
  • Android TV (certain models only)
  • Apple Watch (no live games)
  • Apple iOS 11.x and up
  • Android OS 5.0 and up
  • Apple (some models only)
  • Android (some models only)
  • Windows 7, Windows 10
  • Mac OSX 10.10.x 0 10.13.x
  • Chrome 59+
  • Firefox, altest
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Safari 10+
  • Apple iOS 11.x and up
  • Android OX 5.0 and up
  • Windows 10 and up
  • Kindle OS 4.2 and up
  • Apple tablets
  • Android Tablets
  • Windows Tablets
  • Kindle
  • Android OS 8.0 and up
  • Can you buy NFL SUNDAY TICKET without DIRECTV?

    Yes, in some cases. Go over to NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV to check your eligibility. However, you can't get it with any other TV providers - there’s no such thing as “Xfinity NFL SUNDAY TICKET” or “Roku NFL SUNDAY TICKET” (except by using a Roku device for viewing). 

    That said, if you’re primarily interested in nabbing the NFL REDZONE part of the MAX package, Spectrum’s NFL package includes both REDZONE and NFL Network – not a bad deal. 

    Luke Pensworth Written by: Luke Pensworth

    Luke is the managing editor and site manager of Dailywireless. As a wireless enthusiast/consumer, he reviews a lot of services based on his own experience. Disgruntled as he may be, he tries to keep his articles as honest as possible.

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