Labor Day has passed, summer is (unofficially) over, but that's just fine -- because now it's FOOTBALL SEASON. But if you've cut the cord and eliminated your monthly cable bill (as more and more people are doing these days), finding ways to watch your favorite NFL action at home can be a challenge. But today, the NFL has announced its own subscription streaming service, NFL Game Pass.
For the $99 per-season fee, subscribers gain on-demand access to all 256 regular season NFL games across multiple devices, along with access to stream any game from the 2009 season onward. Along with streaming access to the games, the service will provide condensed, "coaches' film" versions, with angles that aren't available from the typical broadcast presentations, and shorten the typically three-hour long games to about 30 minutes of prime action.
Here's the one (big) catch behind all of this access: you can only stream the games after their broadcast. You'll have access to audio broadcast of live games, but until the playoffs and Super Bowl -- which will be available through the service live on-demand -- you'll have to wait to watch your favorite team, till immediately after the game ends. Despite this buzzkill (hey, they have to give the people some reason to drop money on regular cable/ satellite package) this is a huge step forward in terms of getting NFL games without a television provider.