promotion page for DirecTV's new NFL Sunday Ticket packages surfaced this week which appears to offer streaming-only options without the need for satellite service. The catch, as Engadget points out, is that the packages for NFL Sunday Ticket.TV are limited to viewers who live in an area where DirecTV service is not already available, who live in the New York City, San Francisco or Philadelphia metro area or who attend one of ten specific universities.
Last year, NFL fans were able to enjoy NFL Sunday Ticket by pre-ordering a copy of Madden NFL 25's special anniversary edition, as opposed to DirecTV offering standard streaming options through game consoles. This year's packages start at $200 for those using a computer, tablet or phone, increasing to $240 for those looking to stream live, out-of-market NFL games through their Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3 systems. Neither of those packages includes access to the NFL RedZone channel however, which is available in the $330 NFL Sunday Ticket.TV "Max" package, in addition to its Fantasy Zone service and the ability to stream from any compatible device.