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NFL+ vs NFL+ Premium: The Differences (And How To Choose)

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NFL+ is the National Football League’s exclusive streaming service and offers the option to watch a number of live games and additional content each season. With two NFL+ subscriptions to choose from, NFL+ and NFL+ Premium, here’s a closer look at how the two plans compare, including the main differences.

The first, and potentially most important, difference to note is the price. While the standard NFL+ plan costs $6.99 a month, the NFL+ Premium subscription costs $14.99 a month. As a result, NFL+ Premium costs $8 a month more than the standard NFL+ plan.

In addition to the monthly plans, NFL+ also offers annual plan options which help to save on the cost over a year. The cost of the standard NFL+ annual plan is $49.99, which breaks down to around $4.16 a month on average over 12 months.

In contrast, the NFL+ Premium annual plan costs $99.99 a year, which breaks down to around $8.33 a month on average over 12 months.

Here’s a recap of those NFL+ and NFL+ Premium plan options and prices

NFL+NFL+ Premium
Cost (monthly)$6.99$14.99
Cost (yearly)$49.99$99.99

NFL+ and NFL+ Premium both come with NFL Network

If you primarily only want access to live local and primetime regular and postseason games, live, out-of-market preseason games, and NFL Network, then the standard NFL+ subscription is likely to be the right option for you.

NFL Network is a new addition to NFL+ in 2023, and as it comes with both NFL+ and NFL+ Premium plans, there’s no need to pay more each month if you only want access to those live games and NFL Network.

While NFL Network and live game audio can be accessed on a TV, PC, phone or tablet, it is worth keeping in mind that those live local primetime regular and postseason games are only available to watch on mobile devices, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Upgrading to NFL+ Premium won’t change this mobile-only access, so there’s no point paying more, unless you want access to the other additional features, including NFL RedZone.

Only NFL+ Premium comes with NFL RedZone

A major difference between NFL+ and NFL+ Premium is that Premium also includes access to NFL RedZone. If you don’t already have access to RedZone through a live TV plan, and do want access, then NFL+ Premium is going to be the right option.

With NFL RedZone included, Premium subscribers can watch every touchdown from every game, every Sunday afternoon during the regular season, which makes it a nice benefit to have access to.

In addition, Premium subscribers also get ad-free access to full, condensed and all-22 coaches film replays of every game at no additional cost. This makes it possible for subscribers to watch any of the games at any time, which will suit any football fans that cannot always tune in live.

NFL+ vs NFL+ Premium: features comparison

If you’re still unsure of which plan is ultimately the right option for you, here’s a recap of the main differences between NFL+ and NFL+ Premium.

NFL+NFL+ Premium
Cost (monthly)$6.99$14.99
Cost (yearly)$49.99$99.99
NFL Network
NFL RedZone
Live Games
(on mobile)
Live Game Audio
Game Replays
Preseason Games
Fantasy+
NFL Films
Ad-Free Highlights

NFL Plus vs NFL Plus Premium — recap

The fundamental features that you get with NFL+ Premium that you don’t get with the standard subscription is access to NFL RedZone and game replays (which includes full, condensed and all-22 coaches film replays of every game.)

If these features are important, then opting for the $14.99 a month (or $99.99 a year) NFL+ Premium plan is going to be the right option for you.

If neither are must-haves, then the standard $6.99 a month (or $49.99 a year) NFL+ plan is likely to be good enough, and help you save on the cost of football in the process.

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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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