NFL Sunday Ticket service now available for Windows Phone and Xbox One users

Today, DirecTV announced the availability of their new NFL Sunday Ticket for Windows Phone app.  In the announcement DirecTV confirmed that current and future Sunday Ticket subscribers will now be able to watch any game live via the app, just like you would on your DirecTV setup at home.  Only game broadcasts held by other networks, like CBS's Sunday Night Football or ESPN's Monday Night Football, won't be available via the Sunday Ticket package.

The app will only be available to US DirecTV subscribers to start and did not comment on whether they'd be bringing the service to other markets or not.  The intro streaming package for Sunday Ticket will set you back $199 per season, but for the first time not require a pre-existing DirecTV channel package, so sport-minded cord cutters will finally be able to get their fill of NFL football by paying for the Sunday Ticket service by itself.

Currently, there are a limited number of Windows Devices confirmed to be compatible with the Sunday Ticket app, which include the Lumia 720, 920, 925, 1320 and 1520 handsets as well as HTC's Windows Phone 8x and 8S handsets.  The app is expected be compatible with most/all mid-range and flagship Windows Phones going forward.  See the list below for a full feature list of the Sunday Ticket application.

NFL Sunday Ticket application features for Windows Phone:

  • Live Streaming Video - Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET game, plus the RED ZONE CHANNEL
  • Instant Highlights - Relive the big moments. See all the big plays from every game, in near real-time
  • Fantasy Football Integration - Follow your NFL.com fantasy team while you watch your game
  • Big Play Alerts - Never miss a big play with on screen alerts
  • Social Sharing - Post comments to your social network and let your voice be heard
  • Scores, Stats, and Schedule - See scores and game stats for the current week's completed and in-progress games. Check the schedule for the upcoming games
  • Player Tracker - An indispensable feature for fantasy footballers. Track your favorite players' performance with a touch. Select your favorite players and get customized highlights and alerts all within the app.

Source: DirecTV | Image: DirecTV

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Good catch! CBS is slotting into Thursday Night Football this year but the NFL Network will still be airing that game simultaneously from what I read earlier in the year.