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NFL Sunday Ticket On YouTube FAQs: Cost, Streams, Multiview, And More

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If you are currently considering signing up to NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube then you might have some questions about how it all works. Hopefully, we can answer many of the most common ones for you right here.

Before jumping into the Sunday Ticket FAQs, it is worth mentioning that there are now two ways to subscribe to Sunday Ticket – through YouTube as a standalone Primetime Channel subscription or through YouTube TV as a paid add-on which needs to be bundled with the base live TV plan.

While most of the benefits and limitations are the same for both subscription options, there are some differences which may help in deciding which one is the best option for you.

Sunday Ticket On YouTube FAQs

Below you will find answers to questions on what’s included, the cost, watching more than one game at the same time, and more.

What’s included with Sunday Ticket?

Regardless of whether signing up through YouTube or YouTube TV, Sunday Ticket subscribers get access to every out-of-market Sunday afternoon game during regular season.

If signed up to YouTube TV, subscribers also get access to local games as part of their live TV package, unlocking access to every Sunday game, including local, national, and out-of-market games.

For those that want access to some addition NFL content during the season, it is also possible to bundle Sunday Ticket with NFL RedZone. The option to bundle both services is available to both YouTube and YouTube TV subscribers.

How much is NFL Sunday Ticket in 2023?

The cost of Sunday Ticket depends on whether you plan to sign up through YouTube or through YouTube TV, and whether you want to bundle with RedZone.

YouTubeYouTube TV
Sunday Ticket$399*
($449 regular)
($349 regular)
with RedZone$439*
($489 regular)
($389 regular)
*Promotional price ends Sept. 19, 2023

In addition to the costs listed above, YouTube TV also requires Sunday Ticket subscribers to be signed up to its base plan to maintain access to Sunday Ticket. This essentially means that Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV requires an additional $72.99 a month during the NFL Season.

Neither YouTube nor YouTube TV offer a refund on Sunday Ticket, so it is important to pick the right subscription method before signing up.

Can you get Sunday Ticket for free?

If you are an existing Verizon customer, or considering switching to Verizon, you might be eligible to get Sunday Ticket for free, as part of your Unlimited Plus mobile plan or Verizon Home internet package.

DirecTV is also offering new customers the option to sign up to NFL Sunday Ticket and get $400 back (via a Visa reward card), which is the equivalent to a free Sunday Ticket subscription.

While not free, some people may find that they can save on the cost of a Sunday Ticket subscription. For example, Xfinity Reward customers can save up to $200, buying a new TCL TV could result in a $200 discount, Frontier Customers can save up to $100, and FanDuel customers can save up to $100.

Can you pay monthly for Sunday Ticket

Yes, YouTube offers both YouTube users and YouTube TV subscribers the option to pay monthly for NFL Sunday Ticket. Payments are split over four months, and the exact amount a subscriber pays depends on their plan.

MonthlyYouTubeYouTube TV
Sunday Ticket$99.75/mo*$74.75/mo*
with RedZone$109.75/mo*$84.75/mo*
*Promotional price ends Sept. 19, 2023

Is there a Sunday Ticket free trial?

No. Neither YouTube nor YouTube TV offer a free trial with Sunday Ticket. Instead, anyone signing up to Sunday Ticket will be required to pay the full cost in advance and when signing up.

If signing up to Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV, and not currently a YouTube TV subscriber, then you may be able to take advantage of a YouTube TV base plan free trial. If you have been a YouTube TV subscriber in the past, then it is unlikely that you will be eligible for a base plan free trial.

If you are eligible for a base plan free trial, you will still need to pay for the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription when signing up for the YouTube TV free trial, assuming you are signing up to both services at the same time.

Is there a Sunday Ticket student discount?

Yes, YouTube does offer a Sunday Ticket student discount. The student Sunday Ticket plan costs $109. There is also the option for students to subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket + NFL Red Zone bundle for just $119.

YouTubeSunday Ticketwith RedZone

Students will need to prove eligibility by verifying their status as a student. It is also worth noting that the student Sunday Ticket subscription can only be used to watch one NFL game at a time.

How many devices can you watch Sunday Ticket on?

You can watch Sunday Ticket on an unlimited number of devices at the same time, so long as those devices are connected to the home network. This is irrespective of whether signing up through YouTube or YouTube TV.

If you are away from home, then it is only possible to access NFL Sunday Ticket on a maximum of 2 devices at the same time.

If signed up through YouTube TV and currently sharing the live TV subscription with family or friends then ‘family members‘ will also be able to watch Sunday Ticket, providing the subscription was purchased by the family manager (account holder). However, the 2-stream limit is something to keep in mind if those family members are unlikely to be connected to the home network.

While YouTube TV does come with its own simultaneous streams limitations, Sunday Ticket is a completely different subscription. In other words, Sunday Ticket streams do not affect YouTube TV streams and vice versa.

If signed up to the student Sunday Ticket subscription, subscribers can only watch on one device at a time.

How does multiview work?

Multiview offers the option to watch up to 4 streams at the same time on the same screen. Essentially, the screen is broken down into four smaller windows and each of these windows can be used to watch a different game.

Four is the maximum here and not the default, so it is also possible to watch a minimum of 2 feeds at the same time when wanted.

While those signed up for the NFL Sunday Ticket with NFL RedZone bundle can watch both out-of-market games and RedZone, subscribers cannot choose exactly which games they watch in Multiview mode. Due to the vast number of combinations available, YouTube pre-selects what it considers to be the best combinations, based on expected popularity.

It should also be noted that Multiview is still a work in progress, so some subscribers may find support is not currently available on their preferred devices.

Does Sunday Ticket automatically renew next year?

Sunday Ticket does automatically renew if signed up to the Primetime Channel through YouTube. Standard YouTube users can adjust this by navigating to the Primetime Channels settings on YouTube and canceling auto-renewal.

Sunday Ticket does not automatically renew if signed up through YouTube TV. Instead this is a one-off subscription which will need to be manually purchased again next year.

John Finn
John Finn

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.

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