DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket coming to Android and PS3

Fans of NFL football breathed a sign of relief when the players and the team owners decided to end a lockout. That means that fans will be able to watch a full season of games on their big screen TV. As always, the DirecTV satellite TV service has the exclusive access to nearly all of the NFL games via the NFL Sunday Ticket, even the ones that can't normally be seen on the regular broadcast networks in your area. But what if you don't want to get a big satellite dish in your backyard? Today, DirecTV has announced that it is offering the NFL Sunday Ticket for users of Sony's Playstation 3 console.

More details about the new feature have been revealed at the official Playstation blog site. PS3 owners can pay $339.95 at the start of the NFL season in September to get access to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. Yes, that's a lot of money, but if your favorite team isn't being shown a lot on your local broadcast network, this might be a good alternative. If you already have DirecTV, you can pay an additional $50 to use the PS3 console as an additional satellite receiver.

If you are a Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab user, you can also download an NFL Sunday Ticket Android app that will allow DirecTV subscribers to watch games on those tablets. It will also be made available for Motorola's Android-based smartphones. DirecTV has already released an NFL Sunday Ticket app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad along with an app for the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi phones.

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Shea J said,
for 340 a year you might aswell just get directv service.

Umm, no. As someone who has done just that, I wouldnt recomend it if you can just get a PS3 and get the same service. I still have to pay $300 for sunday ticket, its not free even if you already have directv. So in addition to the price of sunday ticket, i have to pay the regular monthly fee's. Which are I belive $50ish for the basic package, plus HD access and a few other stupid random chrages which puts it close to $70 for the most basic package that I had to get just so I could use the Sunday ticket.

So, over $2,000 for at least 2 years of service since you have to sign a 2 year contract.

or

Whatever the cheapest ps3 is + $339.

ill, take the ps3.

Well, for those of us who cannot get DirecTV (such as us Canadians), can they extend the capabilities of NFL Game Pass for the PS3..and even better the XBOX 360? Well, I am satisfied with Game Pass in that it is only $260 and I can watch it anywhere, but it is heck of a lot more convenient to have access to the service on a game system than have an HTPC hooked up to every TV.

DClark said,
Well, for those of us who cannot get DirecTV (such as us Canadians), can they extend the capabilities of NFL Game Pass for the PS3..and even better the XBOX 360? Well, I am satisfied with Game Pass in that it is only $260 and I can watch it anywhere, but it is heck of a lot more convenient to have access to the service on a game system than have an HTPC hooked up to every TV.

Don't worry, for Canadians, Bell TV (who offer NFL Sunday Ticket in Canada) will follow with a similar service. There are usually 1 year late on that stuff. They are offering NFL Redzone this year, which was available last year in the states.

DClark said,
Well, for those of us who cannot get DirecTV (such as us Canadians), can they extend the capabilities of NFL Game Pass for the PS3..and even better the XBOX 360? Well, I am satisfied with Game Pass in that it is only $260 and I can watch it anywhere, but it is heck of a lot more convenient to have access to the service on a game system than have an HTPC hooked up to every TV.

Don't worry, for Canadians, Bell TV (who offer NFL Sunday Ticket in Canada) will follow with a similar service. There are usually 1 year late on that stuff. They are offering NFL Redzone this year, which was available last year in the states.

Unless you're unable to get directv service due to housing restrictions. I.E apartments that don't allow satellite dishes. In which case, this is phenomenal.

troGGers said,
Unless you're unable to get directv service due to housing restrictions. I.E apartments that don't allow satellite dishes. In which case, this is phenomenal.

Apartments and condos are not legally allowed to prohibit satellite dishes. Many years ago, landlords and HOAs were receiving kickbacks from the cable companies to prohibit dishes in order to get more customers, so the FCC had to step in and draft the OTARD laws, giving everyone the right to have a dish. You can read about it here: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-reception-devices-rule

As long as you have "exclusive use" property (patio, balcony, or a window if you want to keep the dish inside...), you can put up a dish.

troGGers said,
Unless you're unable to get directv service due to housing restrictions. I.E apartments that don't allow satellite dishes. In which case, this is phenomenal.

Fezmid is right. The 1996 Communications Act enshrined your right to receive satellite TV. Put up your dish, and let them sue you. They'll lose. Usually they back down before going to court because they know they will lose. Happen to me when I was living in Denver.

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