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Apple TV users will soon be able to watch full NFL games

Apple TV users will soon be able to watch full NFL games

Sports Center
July 20, 2015

The NFL is making it even easier for cord-cutting football fanatics.

As first reported by MacRumors, the league’s revamped Game Pass service – which should debut sometime later this summer before the official start of the season – will be available on the Apple TV.

That will be the first time that Apple TV users can use the set-top box to watch NFL action.

It’s unknown how much the new Game Pass service will cost users monthly. The current, and similar, Season Plus plan that is being discontinued at the end of July costs $24.99 per month.

According to an NFL promo page for the new service, subscribers will be able to watch on-demand games on a number of platforms including iOS devices and Macs. Viewers can also watch condensed games that show all of the action in 30 minutes.

All of the games are commercial free and in high-definition. With DVR controls, you’ll also be able to fast forward and rewind.

Along with all 256 regular season games and preseason games, subscribers can also view full replays of contests from 2009 to the present and watch an archive of Super Bowl action.

While that sounds great, there is a fairly substantial caveat. Even though some preseason games can be accessed live, all of the regular season matchups won’t be available to view until after they’ve aired through regular TV outlets.

That does take some fun out of watching the action if you can find the final score with just a few clicks of your mouse. But its at least a start, and it will easily net the NFL even more money.

Before the start of the 2014 season, the NFL Now made its debut on the Apple TV. But it mostly focuses on game highlights.

For other news today, see: Tired of endless tweets? Storyline will change your view, Spotify unveils a new feature in its battle against Apple Music, and Apple’s Beats 1 Radio teams up with MTV to announce VMA nominations.

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