Will DIRECTV NOW Offer the NFL Network This Year? We Try to Cut Through the Rumors…


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The imaginary stadium is modelled and rendered.Today a post popped on Facebook and Reddit up saying that DIRECTV NOW will offer the NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon. I want to urge caution though it is possible that this will not happen.

The primary source this rumor is DIRECTV NOW chat agent telling subscribers the NFL Network is coming next week. Sadly DIRECTV NOW’s chat agents have a history of being wildly off in what they tell people. I have even heard from readers who said chat agents told them that they have no plans to add the NFL Network.

As best I can tell DIRECTV NOW chat agents are graded by how fast they get to the next person. So the DIRECTV NOW agent is likely saying anything they think you want to hear so you will close the chat box and they can move on to the next person.

A perfect example of this is Roku support for DIRECTV NOW. For months DIRECTV NOW chat agents told people that Roku support would be here this week or this month; however, it took months for Roku support to show up.

The other part is a report that DIRECTV NOW is now listed on the NFL app but that has always been there and is more about locals. The NFL Network app still does not list DIRECTV NOW as an option to stream the NFL Network.

One last note last year almost at this exact same time reports started to fly that the NFL Network was coming to DIRECTV NOW. Once again people posted screenshots of chats with DIRECTV NOW reps saying it was coming but it never did.

It is possible that DIRECTV NOW will add the NFL Network soon but it is just as possible that they won’t. Currently out of the 6 major live TV streaming services on the market only Sling TV and PlayStation Vue offer the NFL Network and ESPN. Yet at the same time recently several DIRECTV NOW chat agents have said it is coming.

So in short I strongly encourage you to wait and see before you spend money expecting it to have the NFL Network. Too often people have spent money only to find out that what a chat agent said would happen didn’t.

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