Watch NFL Sunday Ticket and out-of-market NFL games in 2023, NOT on DirecTV but instead YouTube or YouTube TV. NFL games and streaming are in high demand. While DirecTV and satellite/cable TV subscriptions are going extinct. Fortunately, the NFL has recognized this. In 2023 the NFL is bringing NFL Sunday Ticket to all fans, without the need to pay for expensive DirecTV satellite bundles or long term contracts!
DirecTV launched NFL Sunday Ticket in 1994. By 2014, DirecTV had 20 million subscribers when they sold to AT&T for $67 billion ($3,300 per subscriber) – quite possibly one of the worst acquisitions of all time.
Now it is 2023, the TV environment has flipped. There are more cord cutters than cable/ satellite subscribers. DirecTV has shrunk to less than 13 million customers, losing ~150,000 each month. Research estimates DirecTV is shrinking 17% each quarter.
What do you get with NFL Sunday Ticket?
NFL Sunday Ticket allows subscribers to watch out-of-market National Football League (NFL) games. In other words, it gives fans the ability to watch all NFL games that are not being broadcast in their local area. Local Denver Broncos games are broadcast live in HD on KTVD Channel 20 (for FREE with an antenna) and not available via live tv streaming.
The NFL Sunday Ticket package provides access to Sunday afternoon out-of-market live games during the regular NFL season. If you love the NFL then Sunday Ticket is for you. A significant number of subscribers are also fans of a specific out of state team. Die hard Dallas Cowboy fans living in Denver are typical subscribers.
The subscription package also includes various features such as player stats, real-time scores, and the ability to track specific players or teams. Additionally, NFL Sunday Ticket may offer other premium features, multi-view, streaming games in high-definition (HD) and access to the Red Zone Channel. Red Zone provides live coverage of scoring plays and key moments from all games across the league.
How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket in 2023
No doubt, YouTube (owned by Google) will increase the available features so its impossible to cover it all here. For more information on YouTube’s NFL Sunday Ticket acquisition and information, here’s a few resources:
Starting this fall you will be able to watch NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube (no longer on DirecTV). All you need is a credit card and a Gmail account.
** IMPORTANT OFFER **
If you sign up by June 6th 2023, you will receive $100 off the annual price of $449 – see offer details. That brings the first-year price to $349 on a standalone basis through regular YouTube or just $249 when bundled with YouTube TV. Adding NFL RedZone to either plan costs an extra $40 for the season.
Options and pricing for watching
Subscribe and watch A-La-Carte
Not only can you get NFL Sunday Ticket without needing to pay for a big monthly Satellite bundle from DirecTV, but you can also subscribe to it by itself. This is a big change and a great option for consumers who only want NFL Sunday Ticket. Google is giving NFL fans 2 options to get NFL Sunday Ticket.
Subscribe and watch within YouTube TV
Of course, Google (owner of YouTube and YouTube TV) will also try and up-sell you a monthly subscription to YouTube TV (cable / satellite subscription replacement for $72.99 per month) but if all you care about is football, then it makes more sense to get an antenna and plug it into your TV. Why? Because all local NFL games (preseason thru Super Bowl) are available in HD via the antenna for free! And soon, those games you watch on the antenna will be in 4K with Dolby Surround.
NFL Sunday Ticket price options
DirecTV is no longer selling NFL Sunday Ticket in 2023. Google (via YouTube or YouTube TV) is your only option for out-of-market NFL games for the next seven years. With that in mind, Google’s regular pricing for NFL Sunday Ticket is as follows:
- YouTube Primetime Channels: $449 for the season, or $489 with NFL RedZone. Save $100 signup by June 6.
- YouTube TV: $349 for the season, or $389 with NFL RedZone; plus, $72.99/ month for the 100 cable channel bundle YouTube TV itself. Save $100 signup by June 6.
How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket on your TV?
Subscribers have the option to watch coverage on their computer, tablet, or smartphone through the YouTube or YouTubeTV app. The app also allows viewers to watch up to four games simultaneously. See our article on the difference between YouTube and YouTubeTV.
Most viewers will want to watch NFL Sunday ticket on their big screen TV. NFL Sunday Ticket is available on newer smart TVs and most new streaming devices. Compare recommended Smart TVs and Streaming Media Players.
Best way to watch the NFL
The NFL is the most watched content on TV. Here is a quick summary of all the options to watch the NFL.
- Free NFL via Whole Home Antenna – All Broncos games and all Sunday nationally televised NFL games can be watched in HD for free with a Whole Home HD Antenna.
- NFL Red Zone – While NFL Red Zone does not have a stand alone option. It can be added to NFL Sunday Ticket ($40 for the season) or you can add it to your Sling TV or YouTube TV monthly subscription you do not want NFL Sunday Ticket.
- Dont miss any games with NFL Sunday Ticket – See above, if you love an out of market team or just want to see all NFL games – NFL Sunday Ticket is now available for any NFL fan, without needing to subscribe to an expensive DirecTV bundle!