NFL Game Pass Review
Every NFL regular season game, playoffs, and Super Bowl the same day it airs for $99.99
Live NFL preseason games
Skip commercials, stoppages, and halftime
NFL Films archive
Can’t watch regular season NFL games live
Local preseason games will be blacked out
We’re the experts on watching sports, and we can say without a doubt that the NFL is the hardest sport to stream. With so many different channels airing NFL games and regional restrictions making things annoyingly difficult, the NFL Game Pass streaming service makes things much easier.
Before we get too far into this, there’s something you got to know. You can watch only NFL preseason games live, and you’ll need to be okay with watching regular season games after the fact. But here’s the thing—you can watch replays of every game in the NFL. And the best part? You can skip all the commercials.
You can watch NFL games for free with a NFL Game Pass 7-day trial.
What is NFL Game Pass?
Every cord-cutting football fan knows the pain that is watching the NFL without a cable subscription. It’s even worse when you’re a Los Angeles Rams fan living in Utah. But fortunately, the Game Pass is the answer you’ve been looking for.
In a nutshell, NFL Game Pass is a streaming service that lets you watch every game in the NFL, but here’s the catch—you can watch only replays of regular season NFL games. The replays are available by 8:00 p.m. ET for Sunday morning and afternoon games. Broadcast versions of Sunday Night, Monday Night, Thursday Night and Saturday NFL games usually become available within an hour of the game ending. Every game becomes archived, and you can access full games for any season.
Here’s a look at the interface:
Patience is rewarding with NFL Game Pass
We know what you’re thinking. Who would want to watch NFL games after they’ve already aired? Well, think about it this way: the average game takes a little over three hours, and with Game Pass’s condense feature that essentially cuts commercials, halftime commentary, and long game stoppages, you can see all the action in 45 minutes. All of a sudden, you’ve got time for a new hobby.
How much does NFL Game Pass cost?
You’ve got two options for your NFL Game Pass subscription:
- One-time payment of $99.99 for the whole season
- Four installments of $29.99 each
With the installment plan, you pay an extra $20, so we’d recommend biting the bullet and going for the one-time payment.
Just to review, you get replays of all 256 games, live out-of-market preseason games, and archives of NFL films and old games. It’s a lot of value for the price, as long as you’re willing to watch games after they air.
But before you pay for anything, definitely check out the NFL Game Pass for free with a 7-day trial.
Watch NFL preseason games live
Along with replays of NFL regular season games, you can enjoy lots of NFL preseason action. Now we’re going to say a word that everybody universally hates: blackouts. As in, you can’t watch preseason games for your local team with NFL Game Pass. We know—we’re as sad as you are about it.
That being said, it’s pretty cool that you can watch every other preseason game—assuming you’re as interested as we are in watching the Cleveland Browns finally (maybe) win a game.
Watch the NFL free of commercials
No doubt our favorite thing about NFL Game Pass is the condense mode. It removes commercials or long interruptions from the stream so you can watch the NFL without breaking from the action. Let’s be honest—an NFL game takes a long time to watch. With the condense mode, you can watch three games in the time it usually takes to watch one.
The downside is that you won’t be watching the NFL live. You can’t check Twitter or other social media, lest the scores be spoiled for you, so NFL Game Pass does require a little sacrifice.
Listen to NFL games live
Yeah, it sucks that you can’t watch the NFL live, but you can listen to your local team on the radio with your Game Pass subscription. We know, it sounds like we’re talking to someone living in the 1940s, but it’s nice to know you can listen to the game on the radio if you need to be hands-free and on the go.
Access to the entire NFL Films archive
The NFL Film archives were made for the diehard fan in all of us. Are you a Philadelphia Eagles fan who wants to relive the glory of the past Super Bowl? There’s a film for that. Or do you want to see how the Dallas Cowboys celebrated the 25th anniversary of a super fan? There’s also a film for that.
Throughout the season, NFL Films creates videos that bring you closer to the action around the league. If you’re ever bored on a Tuesday night, the Films archive has your back.
What streaming devices work with NFL Game Pass?
You can stream NFL Game Pass on any of the major streaming devices like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku, as well as most video game consoles and mobile devices.
What about NFL Game Pass International?
Good, no, great news for international fans of the NFL—when you sign up for NFL Game Pass, you can watch all NFL regular season games live. Along with live NFL games, you get all the other playback, preseason, and NFL films archives features.
Here’s a list of countries where NFL Game Pass is available:
- Aland Islands
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Isle Of Man
- San Marino
- Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
- United Kingdom
How to cancel NFL Game Pass
The easiest time to cancel NFL Game Pass is before your free trial ends. Here’s how you cancel:
- Log in at NFL.com.
- Go to My Account.
- Click the plus sign on the Subscriptions
- Un-check the box in the Subscriptions section and save.
If you’ve already passed the free-trial cutoff, you’ll need to contact the NFL Game Pass support team. Luckily, you’re still eligible for a refund as long as you cancel within seven days of your free trial ending. Just make sure to do it by then or you’ll be locked in for the entire season.
Who is the NFL Game Pass meant for?
Patience doesn’t come naturally for us fans, but that’s exactly how you’ll get the most out of NFL Game Pass. If you can wait an hour or two after the games, you can get so much NFL action after the fact.
NFL Game Pass is also great for fans looking for the cheapest way to stream the NFL. Compared to a cable package that can cost $100 a month, paying $99.99 for a whole season isn’t too bad at all.
Perfect for fantasy footballers
We’ve got two words for you: fantasy football. The NFL Game Pass is the best thing ever for the fantasy football aficionado. Let’s say you draft Todd Gurley and pick up Jared Goff off the waiver wire. You can watch both those guys tear it up for the Rams in under 45 minutes.
Start streaming NFL Game Pass now
Long story short, NFL Game Pass is the easiest way to stream the NFL. With it, you can watch more football in less time for a great price, as long as you don’t mind waiting to watch games after they air. That’s hard to beat.
Do you have any questions about NFL Game Pass? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll give you our best answers.