NFL SUNDAY TICKET Review 2021

It's not for your average fan—it’s for football addicts who want access to 200+ regular-season NFL games during the most wonderful time of the year

4 out of 5 stars
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NFL Sunday Ticket is only available on DIRECTV and is included with DIRECTV CHOICETM package and above for the first year.

Plans
Season price
Details
NFL SUNDAY TICKETN/A
NFL SUNDAY TICKET$293.94*
NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX$395.94*
Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Subject to change. Package consists of all live out-of-market NFL games (based on customers service address) broadcast on FOX and CBS.
Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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Published on November 30, 2021
5 min read

For all you die-hard NFL football fans, fantasy football players, and sports-betting junkies (you know who you are), look no further. DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET has you covered with every single out-of-market Sunday night football game on your TV.

You heard me. Every. Single. Out-of-market. Sunday. Football. Game.

On top of your DIRECTV package of CHOICE or above, the whole season will cost you a pretty penny ($293.94 or $48.99 per month), or you could upgrade to MAX, which includes highlights, analysis, and more. for $100 more. This SUNDAY TICKET is definitely for the mega-fans. The ultra-committed fans. The yell-at-the-TV-because-I’m-a-better-coach fans.

Pros
  • Access to every out-of-market game
  • Access to highlights of the games when upgraded to MAX
  • Access to stats and analysis when upgraded to MAX
Cons
  • Doesn’t show games broadcasted on your local CBS or FOX channels
  • No refund if you choose to cancel midseason
  • Not every area carries NFL SUNDAY TICKET (check your availability)
Why should I get SUNDAY TICKET?
Heads Up

Think of it this way . . . if you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan but you live in California, the game might not be broadcasted on your local FOX or CBS affiliate. You’ll need another resource.

How much is NFL SUNDAY TICKET?

NFL SUNDAY TICKET costs less than one ticket for a solid seat at an NFL game, that much we can tell you

If you already have DIRECTV, you can add NFL SUNDAY TICKET or NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX on top of your existing package. You can even add it midseason like the Miami Dolphins did with DeAndre Washington.

If you activate an account today and get DIRECTV CHOICE or above, you will have access to NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX for free. And if you get the DIRECTV PREMIER package, it includes NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX and 35+ other sports channels.

Also, if you’re an actively enrolled college student, you get a nice discounted price. Because broke college student.

How much is NFL SUNDAY TICKET?
Plans
Season price
Details
NFL SUNDAY TICKETN/A
NFL SUNDAY TICKET$293.94*

NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX

$395.94*

Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Subject to change. Package consists of all live out-of-market NFL games (based on customers service address) broadcast on FOX and CBS.

The six-month plan is a pretty hefty price upfront, but if you break it down by the 18 weeks of the regular football season, that’s about $17–$22 per week. (We also really like how DIRECTV didn't increase the price this year despite the extra week of football we all now get to enjoy).

Keep in mind, you’ll also pay a $20 activation fee, and you could face some regional sports fees around $8 per month.

But trust us when we say NFL SUNDAY TICKET is the best way to get access to all of the out-of-market games.

Only hardcore fans will need it, but it’s not too bad of a price to keep track of your fantasy team, have Sunday football parties with close friends, or see all of the glorious highlights after each game.

What does each NFL SUNDAY TICKET plan include?

NFL SUNDAY TICKET provides you with all out-of-market Sunday football games in HD (high-definition) on your TV or device. That’s close to 200 games to feed your professional football addiction.

This base sports package includes the following as well:

  • Video Playback: If you missed a touchdown, Video Playback allows you to replay all of the best highlights with just the tap of your finger.
  • Game Mix: Game Mix gives you the opportunity to watch four or eight live games on one screen. You might find your friends asking you if they can come over on Sundays more often.
  • Stats: While watching the live action, you can access stats, scores, and schedules in real-time. 
  • Short Cuts: Short Cuts lets you watch the full game as a condensed 30-minute version. Life happens, and if you missed the great Chiefs vs. Packers game over the weekend, you can watch the Short Cut anytime between Monday and Wednesday of the following week.

What does NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX include?

NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX adds about $100 to your overall cost, but it does include the RED ZONE CHANNEL and the Fantasy Zone channel.

The NFL RED ZONE CHANNEL is meant to show you just that: when a team is in the red zone. This channel will jump to whichever team is inside the 20-yard line with a chance to score, so you’re guaranteed to see the best moments of the game.

Fantasy Zone is a live channel dedicated to fantasy football that provides real-time stats and analysis for those Fantasy League enthusiasts.

What does NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U include?

NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U for actively enrolled college students is essentially the MAX but for $320 cheaper. Check if you’re eligible.

Does NFL SUNDAY TICKET have a cancellation fee?

Unfortunately, if this is your sixth straight year of having a horrible fantasy team and you decide midseason that you want to cancel NFL SUNDAY TICKET, well, you can’t.

But if you decide you don’t want NFL SUNDAY TICKET the following year, you must cancel your subscription before the next season starts or it’ll renew itself.

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Where is NFL SUNDAY TICKET available?

The biggest caveat to NFL SUNDAY TICKET is that DIRECTV is only available in certain areas. So check your eligibility like a future draft pick would.

How do I get NFL SUNDAY TICKET without DIRECTV?

If you don’t have a TV or DIRECTV, you could get NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV as a standalone streaming service. But it’s only available if you’re an actively enrolled college student or happen to live in one of these areas:

  • Select metropolitan cities
  • Select multi-dwelling units like buildings and condos where you can’t get DIRECTV installed
  • Residences where DIRECTV can’t work due to obstructions blocking satellite signals

So again, we urge you to check your availability since DIRECTV is still trying to keep satellite television alive. (Like the Cleveland Browns trying to keep their playoff chances alive.)

Does NFL SUNDAY TICKET cover the playoffs and Super Bowl?

Unfortunately, no.

But with DIRECTV's channel lineup, you’ll have access to most playoff games and the Super Bowl.

For people who have NFL SUNDAY TICKET TV (the streamable version without a DIRECTV package), you’ll have to find yourself a Super Bowl watch party and a friend with satellite or cable who gets as pumped as you do during the playoff games.

Which devices are NFL SUNDAY TICKET compatible with?

You can stream your Sunday out-of-market games at the gym, at church, or while grocery shopping. But only on one device. So no sharing your password with anyone else, unless you want to be blocked from watching Sam Darnold or Jared Goff in their new uniforms with their new teams.

Just install the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app onto your computer, tablet, smartphone, or Wi-Fi-connected streaming device. These compatible devices include the following:

  • iPhones, iPads
  • Android phones, Android tablets
  • Apple TV
  • Roku, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku TV
  • Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Xbox One
  • Google Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • Playstation 4

Is NFL SUNDAY TICKET worth it?

Was drafting Patrick Mahomes worth it?

If watching every out-of-market football game with the push of a button is a must, then yes.

If watching your team play all 17 games of the regular season is a must, then yes.

If keeping track of your fantasy team is a must because you know this is your year, then yes.

Upgrading to the MAX subscription makes it even more worth the price for the extra channels and perks. Yeah, it’s a bummer you can only stream on one device at a time, but at least you’ll have the option to stream the games while you’re on the train.

While NFL SUNDAY TICKET isn’t exactly cheap, it’s a service for the fans who come to play. Like Tom Brady who played on a torn MCL for the entire 2020 NFL season and still managed to win the SB with a new team.

Now that you know, here are your next steps.
Enter your ZIP code to see if this provider is available in your area.

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Chantel Buchi
Written by
Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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  • Buddy

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to watch the games delayed on a streaming subscription over Roku? I don’t think there is a way to “record” the game on a streaming platform, but can you watch the game from the start an hour after it begins? Or watch it at all after it’s actually over?

    I got a great deal ($100!) for the whole season because I’m a student, but I really need to study today and not stop to watch the afternoon game.

    Much obliged.