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NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2021 from DIRECTV
David Anders Last updated: February 26, 2021
DIRECTV claims to be the “undisputed leader in sports” and much of the credit for that title comes from their exclusive sports package, NFL SUNDAY TICKET (NFLST). Outside of your local sports bar (which likely has the commercial version of NFLST), it’s the only way to watch every live, out-of-market game, every Sunday.
NFL SUNDAY TICKET is the priciest sports package out there, but many transplants and football fanatics will agree it’s well worth the price. If you largely support the home team, or don’t care to get DIRECTV, however, NFLST may not be for you. We break down all the details of NFLST below, including pricing and features, to help you decide.
What is NFL SUNDAY TICKET?
In short, NFL SUNDAY TICKET shows every live, out-of-market NFL broadcast, every Sunday during the regular season. It does not give you in-market broadcasts, or any pre-season, post-season, Monday night or Thursday night games.
Out-of-market games are NFL SUNDAY TICKET’s main selling point, but the package also comes with some added features that will delight any true fan of the game.
- Live game updates and stats – Check the scores and teams stats around the league without leaving the channel or game you’re on.
- Individual player tracking – Select up to 20 players each week to keep up with on game day and get screen alerts when one makes a big (fantasy football scoring) play.
- Live game streaming – An NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription gets you access to the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App, which enables live game streaming on one device. DIRECTV only allows for streaming on one device at a time, so “password sharing” isn’t really possible with NFLST as it is with some other streaming services.
- Multi-game viewing – The DIRECTV Sports Mix channel lets you watch four or eight sports channels at once. If you have NFL SUNDAY TICKET, all four or eight of those channels could be live NFL games, all in HD.
- Abridged games – The Short Cuts channel shows full games minus the commercials and time between plays so you can watch an entire game in less than 30 minutes. Every one of Sunday’s games are available on the Short Cuts channel the following Monday through Wednesday, including any in-market games that were blacked out.
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How much does NFL SUNDAY TICKET cost?
|Package||Single payment*||Cost per month*||Package features|
|NFL SUNDAY TICKET||$293.94||$48.99/mo. for six mos.||Every live, out-of-market game, every Sunday|
|NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX||$395.94||$65.99/mo. for six mos.||Every live, out-of-market game, every Sunday, live game streaming, Red Zone channel, DIRECTV Fantasy Zone channel|
NFL SUNDAY TICKET vs. NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX
NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX offers everything you’d get with the standard NFLST, along with some added channels. An NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription will cost you around $100 more than the standard package and comes with:
- DIRECTV Red Zone® Channel – The Red Zone Channel is the ultimate highlight reel, complete with every one of Sunday’s touchdown-scoring plays. Note: this is a separate channel from the NFL Network’s RedZone channel.
- DIRECTV Fantasy Zone® Channel – Get the competitive edge with in-depth analysis, stats, predictions and more around the biggest playmakers in the league.
Expert tip: MAX does not offer any additional games over the standard package
Unless you’re big into fantasy football, there’s no overwhelming reason to go with NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX over the standard package. If you just want to watch your team play on Sunday, we recommend getting the standard package and saving the $100.
Is NFL SUNDAY TICKET worth the cost?
NFL SUNDAY TICKET is a bit pricier than other sports packages like MLB EXTRA INNINGS or NBA LEAGUE PASS, but it’s a small price to pay to watch your favorite team play every week. It would be convenient if NFLST had a slimmed-down, cheaper package that allowed you to get only one team’s games like the MLB and NBA packs offer, but there is currently no such option available.
Casual football fans and those who support the home team, will likely find NFLST too expensive. Your local teams will air on FOX or ABC, and occasionally NBC or ESPN if it’s a primetime game, so NFLST isn’t necessary if you primarily want to watch the home team.
Can I get NFL SUNDAY TICKET for free?
Current DIRECTV customers can add NFL SUNDAY TICKET to their DIRECTV package, but you’ll probably have to pay full price to get it. If you’ve been a DIRECTV customer for a few years and your account is in good standing, you may want to call DIRECTV customer service to see if they’ll give you a season for free. It’s a long shot, but it’s not much different than calling to negotiate a lower price on your bill.
If you’re new to DIRECTV, you can get the 2021 season of NFLST MAX included when you order the CHOICE package or above.** Other qualifying DIRECTV packages include the ULTIMATE and PREMIER packages. Check out our DIRECTV channel guide for a full list of channels in these packages.
**New customers activating the CHOICE package or above will be eligible to receive the 2021 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX (a $395.94 value) at no extra cost. After the 2021 season, the NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription will renew automatically each season at the prevailing rate (currently $293.94) unless the customer cancels the subscription prior to the new enrollment is in effect, or DIRECTV no longer carries the NFL SUNDAY TICKET package.
NFL SUNDAY TICKET FAQs
Yes. NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX let you stream live NFL games on one device at a time. Streaming is also the only way NFLST TO GO and NFLST U subscribers can watch live games.
Yes. Amazon Prime offers an NFL SUNDAY TICKET channel. You cannot purchase NFLST through Amazon Prime, however. You must still purchase NFL SUNDAY TICKET from DIRECTV, but you can use your Amazon Prime account to watch the games, if you find it more convenient than watching via DIRECTV.
No. NFL SUNDAY TICKET is only available on DIRECTV. However, if you are ineligible for DIRECTV, you may be able to order NFLST TO GO or NFLST U. These are streaming services from DIRECTV, but are still separate from DIRECTV NOW.
DIRECTV currently has exclusive rights to NFL SUNDAY TICKET through 2022.
The NFL Network is included with many TV packages and add-on sports package. The network shows live Thursday Night Football, game replays and NFL-themed shows. It is not exclusive to DIRECTV or NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
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Written by:David Anders
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
David joined the Allconnect team in 2017, specializing in broadband and TV content. His work has been referenced by a variety of sources, including ArcGIS, DIRECTV and more. As a Senior Writer, David is motivate… Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband & Wireless Content
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