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NFL fans can now watch games online, but there is a catch

NFL fans can now watch games online, but there is a catch
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Are you ready for some football? The 2016 NFL season kicks off this Sunday with its first full line-up of games and for the first time ever they will all be streamed online.

This is great news for people who have gotten rid of their TVs and rely on streaming their favorite shows on the internet. Those consumers missed out on some great action last season because most of the games that were broadcast on CBS were not streamed at all. Making every single game available online will eliminate that problem, but accessing them can be a bit tricky.

Where you can catch all the action:

  • DirecTV - The NFL Sunday Ticket through DirecTV is the best option if you want to watch every game played. The satellite provider broadcasts every out-of-market game that you normally wouldn't see locally. The NFL Sunday Ticket is available online now to those who can't get regular DirecTV service. If you live in an apartment or have an HOA that doesn't allow satellite dishes this is a great option and costs around $200 for the season. They are also offering a half price deal to college students. Those with DirecTV service who choose to buy the NFL Sunday Ticket can watch the games on their television or stream them online.
  • Television Networks - If you have a cable or satellite TV subscription you can watch games streaming online through the network carrying the game. You just have to sign in with your cable or satellite provider credentials. You are limited to locally broadcast games unless you have the NFL Sunday Ticket through DirecTV. However, some out-of-market games were available online for free last season, which could be the case again this year.
  • Twitter - 10 Thursday night games will be streamed on Twitter this season. There will be no restrictions or sign-in requirements from cable or satellite providers.
  • Play Station Vue - It will cost you $40 for the season on Play Station Vue to get the NFL RedZone. This is a great option as RedZone shows live look-ins on all Sunday games played during the day. You need a PlayStation or Amazon Fire TV device to sign up for this service.
  • Sling TV - Sling TV is a service from satellite provider Dish. You can get the NFL Network, NBC, Fox and ESPN for $40 a month. All of those networks will be streaming games this season. You can add the NFL RedZone channel for an additional $5 per month.
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