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NFL Plus on owners’ meeting agenda as streaming service endures complaints


The NFL launched its NFL Plus streaming app in July, rolling up its in-market streaming of games, a coaches’ film show and audio of all contests into one product. And it marked the NFL’s entry into the bloated universe of streamers.

So how’s the reception been for the app, which costs $4.99 a month ($39.99 a yr), or $9.99 a month ($79.99 a yr) for a sophisticated tier that features All-22, the show that purports to permit the viewer to look at game film like a coach?

NFL owners on Tuesday are scheduled for a review of NFL Plus at their fall meeting in Latest York City, but judging from complaints littered across social media, the league has work to do. Among the beefs are based on the fans’ faulty premise that NFL Plus would offer out-of-market games, which is what the Sunday Ticket package currently held by DirecTV does.

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But the opposite gripes range from technical — the games not playing — to not with the ability to route the stream onto a connected TV or other devices. Some wondered why there may be a fee to look at in-market games which are on free TV. In-market games previously may very well be watched without spending a dime on mobile phones.

“Anyone else keep getting a 403 Forbidden code in NFL plus (on Roku) I pay 10 bucks a month to not even get to look at all of the game,” tweeted @orchard_drew.

“Let me get this right. NFL plus lets me watch the games which are already on local television. And never out-of-market games. Got it. Useless,” tweeted @wolfdog.

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