NFL Game Pass: Pricing, Free Trial, and Deals

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If you’re a hardcore NFL fan, you know how difficult it can be to stay up-to-date with the football world. Games aren’t all shown on the same channel and may not even be broadcast at all due to local blackouts. NFL Game Pass aims to be the answer to all those issues. A streaming platform that houses hundreds of live and on-demand games, it’s the easiest way to keep track of football happenings. 

Wondering how to get a free trial of NFL Game Pass? Or if the service has any deals to take advantage of? Read on for all the cost-cutting answers.

(Note that there’s both a domestic and international version, but we’re focusing on the domestic platform. For a full review of this service, head here.)

What is NFL Game Pass?

NFL Game Pass is the NFL’s official streaming service. It doesn’t just broadcast games in high definition (HD), but also gives you a deeper look into all things football. You can view full and condensed 45-minute replays, listen to in-depth interviews with coaches and players, and travel back in time with the NFL’s archive, starting from 2009.

Preseason, playoff, and regular-season games are available. But only preseason games outside of your market can be viewed live. You’ll have to wait until the live broadcast finishes to catch other preseason games along with regular and postseason action. However, you can listen to live game day audio.

Game Pass works both as an app and a website. You can access it via a range of devices, including Android and iOS devices, Apple TVs, Roku products, and select game consoles. Once you’ve signed up, enjoy a variety of cool features. Set your favorite team to easily keep up with important developments. And you can avoid spoilers by turning off scores when watching replays, and download content to watch offline on mobile devices. 

How do I sign up for an NFL Game Pass free trial? 

Luckily, you can try NFL Game Pass for free. To start your trial, create an account via NFL.com/Game Pass or the NFL app. The app can be downloaded onto phones, tablets, Apple TVs, Android TVs, Fire TVs, PlayStation 4s, Roku products, and Xbox One devices.

When you enter the site or app, you’ll be prompted to select a subscription: either an annual payment or a monthly installment plan. Check the Free Trial box, enter your name, date of birth, email address, and create a password. Finally, type in your payment details.

What types of free trials does NFL Game Pass typically offer?

The NFL’s domestic Game Pass service only offers one plan, but it does give you the option to pay annually or in four-month installments. Whichever payment schedule you pick, the free trial remains the same length. And that length is seven days. 

Are there bundle deals with NFL Game Pass?

Bundle deals are when two or more streaming platforms team up to offer their services for a reduced monthly price. For example, Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu can be bundled together to save a few dollars each month. Unfortunately, there’s no such deal when it comes to NFL Game Pass. It’s also not possible to add Game Pass to an existing streaming service subscription. 

Current 2020 NFL Game Pass deals 

The current free trial for users in the US is a week long, whether you sign up via the website or through the app. 

The NFL occasionally gives extended free trials. From March until the end of May 2020, the League made the domestic service free for people in the US. The international version is free to use until July 31 for people outside the US, Canada, and China.

What should I do after my NFL Game Pass trial expires? 

If you can’t get enough of the time-saving replays and bonus material that live viewers miss out on, continue your subscription. You’ll be charged as soon as your seven-day trial is up. So what does NFL Game Pass cost? Either pay $99.99/yr. or break it up into installments and pay $29.99 for four months. 

But if NFL Game Pass isn’t for you, remember to cancel your free trial before the seven days come to a close. Sign in to your account via a web browser, head to the My Account page, and click the plus sign next to the Subscriptions section. There, you can uncheck the Free Trial box. Canceling a free trial is easy to forget, so the NFL has made things easier. You can receive a full refund if you cancel within three days of your free trial ending. Just submit a ticket to the NFL’s support team for assistance. (Those who were charged for a year upfront can initiate their own refunds by selecting Cancel and Refund in the My Subscriptions section.)

Remember, there are plenty of other league and channel streaming services to try. In fact, trying multiple services is the quickest way to find your favorite. NBA League Pass is the place to watch both live and on-demand games throughout the entire season. It occasionally offers free trials. ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, but it does offer live MLB, MLS, and NHL games along with exclusive sports content for just $4.99/mo. Or try CBS All Access free for a week. It’s the streaming service for select live NFL games and coverage of basketball, hockey, and more. 

The final cut

If you can’t get enough football, then NFL Game Pass will quench your thirst for the game. With a far-reaching archive, super informative coverage, and exclusive content, this streaming service was designed for mega fans. But the fact it doesn’t broadcast all games live can’t be ignored. Before you make a decision, don’t forget to sign up for a week-long free trial. It’s the only way to see if the price matches the product.