Navigating the internet and your local TV guide for options to watch NFL RedZone has been a headache for quite some time, but it’s about to get a whole lot easier.
NFL Network and YouTube TV struck a deal for the 2020 season, beginning Sept. 3, as a part of their Sports Plus add-on package. The package will cost YouTubeTV subscribers $10.99 monthly (and also comes with Fox College Sports, Stadium, and other premium channels), a 70% discount from their usual $35 monthly offering through the NFL app. NFL Network is available to subscribers with the base package. The YouTubeTV deal was announced by COO of NFL Media Hans Schroeder.
“We are excited to bring NFL Network and NFL RedZone to YouTube TV subscribers, just in time for Kickoff of the NFL’s 2020 season,” said Schroeder. “The opportunity to give NFL Network and NFL RedZone the broadest distribution as possible to our fans remains a top priority for us, so we’re pleased to bring our lineup of exclusive live games, informative shows and award-winning content to the YouTube TV channel lineup.”
How to watch NFL RedZone
RedZone is offered through a variety of outlets currently and starts off as low as just $5 per month through the NFL app, but that option restricts viewing to just your smartphone. In order to watch this option on your TV or laptop, AirPlay may be an option, but your phone will be useless and you have to have compatible devices. FuboTV offers RedZone at $64 monthly after a seven day trial to start; it’s not the most cost-efficient means.
Several cable providers also allow a subscription to RedZone for an added fee, including:
DirecTV holds exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket, which offers access to all out of market games as well as RedZone, but that will set you back nearly $300 a season. All other cable outlets allow subscriptions to RedZone through extended packages ranging from $50 to $150.
When it comes to ease of use, access, and price, YouTubeTV seems to be the way to go for NFL RedZone this coming season. A base YouTubeTV subscription starts at $65 monthly, so the Sports Plus package puts you at $76 monthly– far below a cable subscription and RedZone package.
What is NFL RedZone?
Sunday afternoons flipping between four channels to watch all of the games going on is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon, period; especially if you play fantasy football or have a string of bets to keep up with. However, the age-old method is a recipe for missing the most exciting plays of each game and, unless you have four TVs set up in your den, you’re likely to remain guessing on highlights until halftime. That is, unless you subscribe to NFL RedZone.
The service expedites game watching and buzzes through highlights, touchdowns, and scores. When a game gets close, a team is about to score, or a game is in overtime, host Scott Hanson brings you to that game to watch. It’s an excellent resource for sports bettors and fantasy football players and keeps you completely in the loop with every ongoing game.