NFL fans that don’t live in their team’s viewing area know how hard it can be to watch their favorite team. The further away they live from their team home city, the harder it may be to find the team on their local channels.
But there is a solution for displaced NFL fans — NFL Game Pass, which is a streaming platform that houses hundreds of live and on-demand games.
there’s both a domestic and international version of NFL Game Pass, we’re going to look at the domestic platform for fans in the United States. Additionally, check our full review of this service.
What is NFL Game Pass?
NFL Game Pass is the NFL’s official streaming service that airs games and other content from the NFL Network. Fans can watch full broadcast game replays and condensed 45-minute game replays, listen to the game audio live, listen to in-depth interviews with coaches and players, and travel back in time to watch games from the NFL archives, dating back to 2009.
Fans can watch preseason, playoff, and regular-season games, but only preseason games outside of your local market can be viewed live. To watch regular season and postseason games, along with in-market preseason games, fans have to wait until the live broadcast is over. However, to follow along with the live actions, fans can listen to live game day audio.
NFL Game Pass also includes some NFL Network shows on demand, including Good Morning Football, Total Access, and Fantasy Live. Additionally, movies, documentaries, and shows from the NFL Films Library are available.
NFL Game Pass can be watched on the NFL app, the NFL.com website and most streaming devices like Amazon Firestick and Roku. The service includes a variety of fan-favorite features. Fans can set their favorite team to easily keep up with important developments and, to avoid spoiling the replay, the scores can be turned off. Additionally, content can be downloaded to mobile devices to watch offline.
How Do I Sign Up for an NFL Game Pass Free Trial?
Fans can try NFL Game Pass with a seven-day free trial by signing up at NFL.com/GamePass or through the NFL app, which can be downloaded onto Apple and Android phones and tablets, Apple TVs, Android TVs, Fire TVs, PlayStation 4s, Roku products, and Xbox Series X and S devices. From there, fans will either log in to their NFL.com account or create a new one, and enter the appropriate identification and payment information.
What Types of Free Trials Does NFL Game Pass Typically Offer?
The NFL’s domestic Game Pass service only offers
one the single seven-day free trial plan. Fans using the service with a free trial will not have access to the Thursday Night Football game replays until 72 hours after the live telecast has ended. This restriction does not apply to fans that are paying for the service.
Are There Bundle Deals with NFL Game Pass?
NFL Game Pass can be bundled with NFL Sunday Ticket TV Max, which allows select users to stream live out-of-market regular-season Sunday games to their computers, tablets, phones, or other connected devices for a higher rate. Fans that sign up for this bundle receive a 50% discount on NFL Game Pass. However, the fee for NFL Sunday Ticket TV Max and NFL Game Pass must be paid in full.
Current 2021 NFL Game Pass Deals
The current free trial for users in the U.S. is one week long. Additionally, there are no discounts for students, veterans, or active members of the military.
What Should I Do After My NFL Game Pass Trial Expires?
If you can’t get enough of the time-saving replays and bonus material that live viewers miss out on, continue your subscription. You’ll be charged $99.99 for the year as soon as your seven-day trial is up.
But if NFL Game Pass isn’t for you, remember to cancel your free trial before the seven days come to a close. Sign in to your account via a web browser, head to the My Account page, and click the plus sign next to the subscriptions section. There, you can uncheck the Free Trial box.
Remember, there are plenty of other league and channel streaming services. In fact, trying multiple services is the quickest way to find your favorite. NBA League Pass is the place to watch both live and on-demand games throughout the entire season. It occasionally offers free trials. ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, but it does offer live MLB, MLS, and NHL games along with exclusive sports content for just $6.99/mo. Or try Paramount+ free for a week. It’s CBS’ streaming service for select live NFL games and coverage of basketball, hockey, and more.
The Final Cut
NFL Game Pass is a great service for out-of-market fans who still want to watch their teams play and don’t mind that they’re not seeing the game live. It’s also a great fit for people who don’t have three hours to devote to watching a game, but love being able to catch the entire game in 45 minutes. To find out if NFL Game Pass is the right fit, sign up for the free seven day trial before paying for the entire season.