Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs were crowned winners of Super Bowl LVII and kicked off the 2022–23 NFL season. But that was in the past. It’s time to look ahead to the 2023-24 season—and some big changes are already taking shape. First of all, Tom Brady is no more. And the second is that NFL Sunday Ticket will no longer be on DirecTV and is making the jump to YouTube and YouTube TV.
This is a big deal for two reasons. This would make NFL Sunday Ticket — which lets you watch any NFL game every week — available to far more people because it would no longer be tied to satellite TV. Meanwhile, YouTube TV last reported over 5 million subscribers in mid-2022. (The company doesn’t regularly provide updates on subscription totals.) And then there’s YouTube proper, whose availability and popularity are hard to quantify in the same terms as traditional television numbers because it’s right there.
And now we have pricing information for Sunday Ticket and RedZone.
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Again, to make it clear, you will have two options in which you can subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket.
- NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV: This is a complete smash. You get nearly 100 linear channels, as well as unlimited recording, plus your local broadcast channels. Plus you’ll get NFL Sunday Ticket.
- NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube: You will subscribe through YouTube. (It may also be called YouTube primetime channel.) No more linear channels. No broadcast channel. just youtube. and NFL Sunday Ticket.
NFL RedZone — basically a channel of live scoring tries as it’s happening — will still be available on the YouTube and YouTube TV options, but for a separate fee. It is also available as part of the $11-a-month Sports Plus add-on.
NFL Sunday Ticket isn’t cheap. That’s by design. A full season still costs several hundred dollars. The good news is that if you sign up for the 2023 season before July 6, you can get a $100 discount.
- On YouTube TV: A regular subscription will cost $349 for the season, or $389 if you also want NFL RedZone.
- On the YouTube Primetime Channel: A regular subscription costs $449 for the season and $489 if you want NFL RedZone.
For what it’s worth, these prices are only slightly higher than what DirecTV customers pay — the 2022 season is expected to cost less than $300. And, again, you’ll save $100 on either of these plans if you sign up by July 6th.
NFL Sunday Ticket now available as an add-on in YouTube TV account settings, Apparently, the season doesn’t start until fall.
The first 2023 regular season game is scheduled for September 7. It’s Thursday night.
NFL Sunday Ticket is of course a Sunday thing. So its first game will be on 10 September.
No. There is no way to return NFL Sunday Ticket. Once you buy it, it’s yours. There are no refunds or cancellations.
This part is important, because we’re talking several hundred dollars. So pay attention.
If you subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV, it’s only for one season. There is no automatic renewal, and you will need to sign up again for the 2024-25 season.
But if you sign up through YouTube Primetime Channels, your NFL Sunday Ticket Desire Automatically renews until you cancel it. It’s weird and annoying, but it’s the way it is for now. Consider yourself warned.
According to the current YouTube TV terms and conditions, blackouts are still possible if the home game doesn’t sell out. (As in selling all of its tickets.) In that case, the game would be unavailable in that region.
YouTube TV uses the zip code of your billing address to determine this — but it’s also possible that it will use your phone’s location data if you’re away from home but still in a blackout area. “If there is an outage at your location,” the T&Cs say, “we will do our best to let you know.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same, apparently.
There was a bit of skepticism about whether NFL Sunday Ticket would be available in any other form, now that it’s making the jump to a more progressive digital platform.
The short answer is that there will be no team packages or single-game purchases. It’s all or nothing.
The confusion mostly came from an initial lack of details. and on an episode of Marchand and the Around Sports Media PodcastBrian Rollapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer, said some details are still being worked out and other options may be possible. “I don’t know that we’ll go team by team,” Rolapp said. “But can you get fewer games at a lower price? I guess that’s all up for debate and conversation.
But in an FAQ posted on Reddit on YouTube TV’s help pages, a YouTube TV community manager wrote that “we are not currently offering student discounts or single team/individual game purchase options.”