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NFL Games Live on iPhone This Year, If You’re a DirecTV Subscriber With Lots of Cash

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When I spotted a headline at Mac Daily News this morning mentioning NFL games live on the iPhone I thought ‘Oh yeah ‘.  Then I read the details over at Silicon Alley Insider, and that feeling vanished real quick “ because here ‘s how it ‘ll work if you want some live streamed gridiron action:

First, you’ll need to be a DirecTV satellite TV subscriber. Then you’ll need the $280 NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. And on top of that, you’ll need a $100 Sunday Ticket "SuperFan" subscription. But if you’re already leaning that way, then the iPhone app will be a great addition to your Sunday rituals.

If you ‘re already have a DirecTV subscription and have the NFL Sunday Ticket, I imagine this is pretty good news “ but if you ‘re like me and you have neither, it just makes me happy that Major League Baseball offers a $9.99 option.  I like following the NFL, but not enough to shell out those amounts “ I ‘ll catch what NBC, CBS and the cable networks offer me.

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  • The prices for this crap is just unreal. $380 for football – ON TOP of the money you already pay (like what $50/mo+) to directTV? Between this Sunday Ticket BS and the NFL network blacking out games I'm about as sick of the NFL as one can get. I love watching football, but they are just turning into a bunch of greedy bastards and I'm sure I have better things to do than waste time watching.

    While I'm not a baseball fan I'm almost tempted to buy the MLB app just to help show its a viable business option… and hope the NFL pulls their heads out of the less than sunny parts of their anatomy.

  • I agree completely. I like the NFL, but honestly I've enjoyed college football more the last few years, and I'm an NBA fan, a futbol fan, and a follower of enough other sports that there's just no way I'd even entertain the idea of paying naything close to those amounts just to see the NFL.

  • psylichon

    I have a one-word solution that works great for my needs in this area: Orb.

    • I've often heard good things about Orb – many times from you Dave – and have yet to really give it a go. I think I need to soon.