SBD/July 17, 2014/Media

DirecTV Expands NFL Sunday Ticket To More Devices For Those Unable To Install Satellite

While DirecTV has expanded its NFL Sunday Ticket to "now include streaming on phones, tablets and game consoles in addition to computers, the service hasn't yet been fully opened up," according to Eli Blumenthal of USA TODAY. The company in a statement confirmed that its new service "only applies to homes that do not have the ability to install a satellite dish." This means it will work for those who "live in an apartment complex or if you are a student at one of the ten 'select universities' the company has partnered with." The service "doesn't apply" to those who "can get a satellite installed." The company "has been offering a Sunday Ticket streaming service for those unable to get DirecTV installed" since '10 and last year "partnered with Amazon and EA Sports on a special version of Madden 25 that included a code to allow non-DirecTV customers to stream Sunday Ticket." The new "has three streaming plans that start at $199.99 and all offer the ability to stream live out-of-market games in HD." The differences in the plans are based on "which devices you can watch games" (USA TODAY, 7/17). In California, Matt Solinsky notes DirecTV has "set up an eligibility checker to determine who’s allowed" to subscribe to the new online version of Sunday Ticket. The company also confirmed on its website that Apple TV "will not have access" to Sunday Ticket for the '14 season, despite the fact that it was "rumored to be making an appearance" on Apple's streaming box (Palm Springs DESERT SUN, 7/17).
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