YouTube TV will offer a student plan option for its NFL Sunday Ticket package, as well as a way to make the switch.
While the company hasn’t unveiled the price, student plans are typically cheaper than the normal rate. Any savings would help, since the standard NFL Sunday Ticket package costs $399 for the season. It just unveiled the option to pay in four installments (including the initial payment).
More details about pricing are expected next week. But YouTube confirmed that if you’ve already purchased the standard package and quality for the student plan, you will be able to switch. A spokesperson for the service said you can reach out to the live customer support team to get your account moved to the presumably lower rate.
This is the first time in decades that someone other than DirecTV is offering Sunday Ticket, which gives you access to all out-of-market games. YouTube TV offering it as part of its live TV streaming service underscores how popular streaming services have become, with more consumers comfortable with cutting the cord and moving away from traditional pay-TV services.
The NFL’s 2023-2024 season kicks off on September 7, with preseason games already underway.