With the NFL season a few weeks away and the NFL preseason starting this week I am being flooded with questions about the NFL Sunday Ticket and if there is any hope of it coming to DIRECTV NOW for cord cutters.
When I say a flood I mean a flood of messages, so I wanted to take a moment to answer this question here because I expect even more people have the same questions.
No. DIRECTV NOW has never officially said it plans to add the NFL Network or the NFL Sunday Ticket to DIRECTV NOW; however, AT&T has been running several surveys about the NFL Sunday Ticket and DIRECTV NOW.
Here is what we know about a possible NFL Sunday Ticket streaming service for cord cutters.
Back in2016 AT&T started to survey subscribers who canceled their service asking if they would come back for a standalone streaming option of the NFL Sunday Ticket.
Again just a few weeks ago AT&T sent out surveys to DIRECTV NOW subscribers asking about everything from DVRs to the NFL Sunday Ticket.
Just weeks after the second survey went out AT&T announced plans for a DVR among other new features. No official mention was made of the NFL Sunday Ticket and the fact that its only been a few weeks since the surveys went out make it unlikely something will happen soon.
So that is everything we know. Clearly AT&T is considering what to do with the NFL Sunday Ticket but nothing says it will happen this year.
AT&T does already have a streaming service for the NFL Sunday Ticket, but you have to live in an apartment or other similar location where you cannot get DIRECTV. It seems to be becoming more strict as to who can get that deal but it is there if you live in a house that cannot get DIRECTV.
Is it possible that the NFL Sunday Ticket could come to DIRECTV NOW this year? Sure, but we have not seen anything to make us believe it will happen this year.
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