The NFL may be the savviest of the nation’s major sports leagues with technology. It is piloting Microsoft Surface tablets for coaches and operates its own television network.
The league launched new NFL Now apps for mobile and TV Wednesday, which include video and news broadcasts from the company’s NFL Network. The apps stream team news, features, game highlights, and other custom programming.
While the apps are free, getting to any of the content requires creating an NFL.com account. From there you can choose a favorite team and prioritize the types of videos you want to watch.
As is common with new video services, there is a premium level subscription available. The $2 per month NFL Plus provides in-game highlights, kills the very frequent advertisements and grants access to much of the NFL Films archive.
At launch, NFL Now is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Kindle Fire devices. It is also available on Xbox One, Roku, and Fire TV. Support for Apple TV is said to be coming soon.
The league has a fact sheet detailing NFL Now and the the different programs and features it has thrown in at launch.
If that isn’t enough football for you, the league still runs the NFL Mobile app, which is focused more on live scores, news articles, and fantasy football stats.