Live NFL Games On The iPhone This Year, But Expensive


More live sports are coming to Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone: You’ll be able to stream NFL football games this season onto the phone via DirecTV’s “Supercast Mobile” iPhone app and its Sunday Ticket “SuperFan” service.

The app will be free, and video will stream over 3G and wi-fi, but the service is not cheap.

First, you’ll need to be a DirecTV satellite TV subscriber. Then you’ll need the $280 NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. And on top of that, you’ll need a $100 Sunday Ticket “SuperFan” subscription. But if you’re already leaning that way, then the iPhone app will be a great addition to your Sunday rituals.

It seems that, like MLB’s At Bat live baseball streaming, the NFL games will be subject to local blackout restrictions. So while a Chicago Bears fan in New York — that’s us — should be able to watch live games, a Jets fan is probably out of luck.

Here’s DirecTV’s explanation:

Customers will only be able to watch the games available on NFL Sunday Ticket channels in the local ZIP code of their billing address–blackout rules apply. Due to NFL broadcast restrictions, some games will be unavailable on SUPERCAST™ based on your ZIP code.

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