How To Watch NFL Sunday Ticket

Can you watch your favorite games without DirecTV?

Watch the NFL with Sunday Ticket From DirecTV
Watch the NFL with Sunday Ticket From DirecTV

Enter the NFL Sunday Ticket, your one-stop shop to watching every Sunday NFL game.

This review will discuss whether or not the Sunday NFL ticket is worth investing for a season’s worth of passes, interceptions, and everybody’s favorite touchdowns.

What is NFL Sunday Ticket?

Offered by DirecTV, the NFL-Sunday Ticket is a product that allows you to catch the out-of-market game of your choice on either CBS or FOX. You cannot get this feature on your local broadcaster.

For example, if you live in San Francisco, but you’re a fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, you can only watch 49er games every Sunday.

With the Sunday Ticket, however, you can tune in to the Raiders’ game from the Bay Area.

Whether you want to see Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, or Tom Brady (the NFL’s equivalent to Michael Jordan) DirecTV has got you covered with their revamped product.

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NFL Sunday Ticket Features

Here are some of its additional features, thanks in large to the technological advancements cable television has experienced over the years.

For starters, DirecTV has added Red Zone Channel, a feature that displays all the live scores in real-time.

Besides watching the games on your television sets, you can now tune in to any game on your phone, tablet, computer, or any streaming service. [R]

DirecTV also presents the Sunday Ticket App, a must-have for fantasy players.

The app enables you to keep track of the latest statistics and points for the fantasy league offered by The app is available for both Apple ad Android products.

These features are some of the many reasons why thousands of families have the Sunday Ticket TV installed in their households.

NFL Sunday Ticket: Packages & Pricing

It can be hard to purchase the with so many promos and discounts all over the internet.

Thankfully, this review lays out the different packages you can avail of depending on your preference and budget.

Just know that the different variations of the Sunday Ticket feature all out-of-market games on either your TV, laptop, phone, or tablet.

Here are some of the choices to consider:

DirecTV Choice of Packages

Before you can even consider buying the Sunday Ticket package of your choice, you need to secure a DirecTV subscription.

The most basic plan has a starting price of $49.99 a month. Be wary, however, of the additional expenses you may need to cover for the features.

DirecTV charges $19.95 for activation purposes and an extra $8 per month for regional sports fees.

These may not be large amounts, but they may start to add up in the long run.

To avail of the package, you can sign up online by creating an account or thru the hotline. Here is the phone number to DirecTV: 1-855-983-0461.

NFL Sunday Ticket Pricing

The most basic package the league offers to its football fans. You have the choice of going for either a full 4-month season plan or the month-to-month option.

The full season plan lets you have access to all the regular-season games. You also get the playback feature if you want to replay either that touchdown or Pick 6.

It also features the Sunday Ticket App, real-time commentating, kick-off previews, and postgame analysis. It is essential for those managing their fantasy teams.

If one of your players scores, tackles, or intercepts a pass, you receive real-time stats after these game-breaking plays.

The full-season package, along with the activation fee, costs $294. If you decide to go month-to-month, it will cost you $74 ($296 for four months). It is $2 more expensive compared to the full season if you add up the cost.

NFL Sunday Ticket Max

For diehard football fans, the Sunday Ticket Max is the package you should buy in a heartbeat. It is all the contents of the regular Sunday Ticket, and then some. Here are some of its extra perks and advantages:

Fantasy Zone and Red Zone

You get all-access to the Fantasy Zone and Red Zone. These two add-ons are required if you play a lot of Fantasy football. The Red Zone Channel keeps tracks of all the games’ scores and real-time statistics.

The Fantasy Zone Channel lets you in on all the fantasy analysis, fantasy statistics for in-game action, player highlights, and updates.

Device Compatibility

Besides these channels, you have the choice to stream on the device of your choice. If you are out of the house, you can catch these games on your streaming service.

If your parents are watching a blockbuster film in the living room, you can tune in to the anticipated game of the week on your laptop, tablet, or gaming console.

The Sunday Ticket Max does come at a hefty price. The season cost goes for around $396. You can also avail of the monthly option, which goes for virtually $100 per month.

You may be spending a lot of bucks, but if you are a religious fan of the sport, then buy it by all means.

NFL Sunday Ticket U

Sunday Ticket U works well for college students. For starters, it has a season cost of $80, which is equivalent to $20 per month.

For that affordable price, you can catch regular-season games on the streaming service of your choice.

If you are an undergraduate moving out for university life, you can still tune in to the games of your hometown team.

For those thinking about pursuing a Masters or Doctorate, this version of the Sunday Ticket is essential. Just think of it as a cheaper version of the Sunday Ticket Max.

NFL Sunday Ticket Supported Platforms

You must be asking yourself, “Where can I stream these games?” Unfortunately, you can only use the Sunday Ticket on one device.

If you have one account, you cannot watch on multiple platforms. Therefore, it is of utmost importance you come up with a strong password that only you can decode.

Here are some of the devices that are compatible with the NFL Sunday Ticket, whether it’s the standard, student, or max version:

  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Amazon Firestick and Amazon Fire TV
  • Android and iOS phones
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Roku Website, Roku Stick, and Roku TV
  • Google Chromecast


As a football fan, you must be salivating with the many features each variation of the Sunday Ticket has to offer. Here are some of the other advantages you can enjoy should you avail of this service.

  • You can watch all out-of-market games. Having access to all the games works if you are in the middle of a fantasy league.
  • If you upgrade to the Sunday Ticket Max, you will be able to catch the games’ highlights, pregame shows, stats, and postgame analyses.
  • All Sunday Tickets comes with a 7-day free trial, whether it’s the standard, max, or U version of the product.
  • You can either watch your hometown team or any other squad for every single NFL Sunday.
  • With the Sunday Ticket, you can skip advertisements.


The Sunday Ticket is not exempted from its flaws and drawbacks. Here are some of its disadvantages.

  • It only covers the regular season. The Playoffs and Super Bowl are not part of any of the Sunday Ticket packages. You may need additional add-ons from DirecTV to get these features.
  • The cost of each package is expensive, especially the Sunday Ticket Max. You will find yourself spending around $300 a year to catch all the football games.
  • It does not have a cancellation fee. Therefore, you have to be fully committed to buying the product. There’s no turning back once you secure the Sunday Ticket.
  • To avail of the Sunday Ticket, you need to install DirecTV. It may be a hassle for you because it costs around $50 a month.


If you are a diehard NFL fan, you will not hesitate to buy the Sunday Ticket, powered by DirecTV.

If you are a casual sports fan, however, you may wonder if this expensive product is a worthy investment.

Fortunately, other services give you enough access to the games every weekend. These platforms have their limitations, but as a casual follower of the sport, they still got you covered.

TV and Digital Antenna

If you want to keep it old-school, there is always the TV option. You get to watch the games on FOX, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and the NFL Network every Friday to Monday of the following week.

Antennas may be a thing of the past, but a lot of appliance stores offer modernized antennas that go for about $10 to $150. [R]

The only disadvantage is it does not have a playback feature. Therefore, you cannot replay previous touchdowns and drives. You also still need to get DirecTV for the most optimized viewing experience.

YouTube TV

As the saying goes, “Content is King”. YouTube has been providing a lot of content through its videos since 2004.

It’s no secret as to why the National Football League has recently agreed with YouTube TV.

It allows football games to be televised and live-streamed on this streaming service. It also contains supplementary channels such as NFL Network and NFL RedZone. [R] In short, there is no need to install DirecTV.

Just imagine getting some of the features of the Sunday Ticket Max for a slightly more affordable price. It still costs $65 a month, but it is a far cry from the $100 cost of the max version of the Sunday Ticket.


Q: Can you stream NFL-SUNDAY-TICKET?

A: Yes, you can stream every live out-of-market (select int’l games excluded) Sunday regular season NFL game with the SUNDAY TICKET app. The app comes with your SUNDAY TICKET or SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription at no extra cost.


A: 2022 SUNDAY TICKET is $293.94 (6 payments of $48.99) and 2020 SUNDAY TICKET MAX is $395.94 (6 payments of $65.99). New customers that sign up for DIRECTV are eligible to get 2020 SUNDAY TICKET MAX at no extra cost when they sign up for CHOICE or above base package. Each season thereafter, they will need to subscribe and order SUNDAY TICKET or SUNDAY TICKET MAX. 

Q: What is the difference between SUNDAY TICKET and SUNDAY TICKET MAX?

A: SUNDAY TICKET MAX includes all of the great sports programming you get with SUNDAY TICKET, plus some exciting extra features. The RED ZONE CHANNEL® will let you see the final yards of every scoring drive and DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE® CHANNEL will give you everything you need to enjoy fantasy football to the fullest.

Q: Which NFL games are available to stream in HD?

A: All of the included games should be available to stream in HD, but the actual quality might depend on your internet connection speed and connected device.

Our Conclusion & Summary

DirecTV deserves all the credit for packaging the NFL Sunday Ticket with all the essential content football fans crave.

Despite this, you must still consider the price and negative aspect this product also brings to the table.

So if you are a diehard football fan that is willing to ride out the whole season, from Kick off to the Super Bowl, then buy this product by all means.

If you are a casual sports fan who does not care about all the extra features and statistics, then maybe this is not the one for you.

The choice is still yours, but we can only hope your team hoists up the Lombardi Trophy at Tampa Bay in February of 2021.

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