YouTube has finally confirmed pricing details and early bird discounts for NFL Sunday Ticket. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that YouTube TV would be taking over from DirecTV as the provider of Sunday Ticket to residential homes. However, some details, including the cost, remained unknown.
As a reminder, Sunday Ticket is not only becoming available through YouTube TV but also the standard YouTube service as a standalone subscription. In other words, you don’t need to pay for a live TV package to get access to NFL Sunday Ticket.
That said, the price of Sunday Ticket does depend on whether you are signed up to YouTube TV, as the standalone option does cost more over the course of the full season. However, and regardless of whether signing up through YouTube or YouTube TV, a discount is currently being offered to those who sign up during the presale period.
NFL Sunday Ticket presale and regular pricing:
- YouTube TV: $249 presale, $349 regular
- YouTube: $349 presale, $449 regular
Unfortunately, neither YouTube nor YouTube TV ore offering any option to subscribe to Sunday Ticket on a monthly basis. Likewise, there are no single-game or team subscription options available either.
However, both YouTube and YouTube TV are offering the option to bundle NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL RedZone together, and save on the bundle price when signing up to the presale rate.
Sunday Ticket/RedZone bundle presale and regular pricing:
- YouTube TV: $289 presale, $389 regular
- YouTube: $389 presale, $489 regular
Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV
For those that are already signed up to YouTube TV and are planning to add NFL Sunday Ticket to their live TV package, the cost will be $349 per season. However, if signing up during the presale period, YouTube TV members pay $249, saving $100 on the cost of the first season.
Considering Sunday Ticket only covers regular season games, and the season runs from September to January, the $249 presale rate works out to be around $62.25 per month for each of the four months. If signing up at the $349 standard rate, the cost works out to be $87.25 per month for each of the four months.
For those that want access to as much NFL as possible and at the cheapest price possible, YouTube TV is also offering a discount when bundling Sunday Ticket with NFL RedZone. The bundle costs a total of $289 for the season during presale and represents a $100 saving on the regular $389 cost for the season.
For reference. NFL RedZone is typically available through the Sports Plus add-on which costs an additional $10.99 per month. Sports Plus unlocks access to more than 10 additional sports channels so whether it is worth bundling RedZone with Sunday Ticket for existing Sports Plus subscribers will depend on whether they still want access to the additional channels that are included with the add-on.
Sunday Ticket through YouTube
As mentioned, it is also possible to sign up to Sunday Ticket directly through YouTube and without having to be enrolled in its live TV base package or signed up to any satellite subscription. However, the price of the standalone subscription through YouTube Primetime Channels is higher than what YouTube TV members pay.
If signed up at the $349 standard rate, the cost works out to be around $87.25 per month based on a four-month regular season, an increase of roughly $25 compared to what YouTube TV members pay. If signing up at the standard $449 rate, the cost breaks down to around $112.25 per month, which also works out to be around $25 more than the YouTube TV rate.
Once again, the option to bundle NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Redzone together is also available to YouTube Primetime Channels users. The presale price of the bundle is $389 for the season. For those that opt to pay the regular price, the cost of the Sunday Ticket and RedZone bundle through YouTube Prime Channels is $489 for the season.