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You Can Switch To YouTube’s Sunday Ticket Student Plan If Eligible

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If you’ve already purchased an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription through YouTube or YouTube TV, and are eligible for a student discount, it looks like you’ll be able to switch plans to save on the cost.

Right now, we still don’t know exactly how much the new student Sunday Ticket plan will cost. However, student plans tend to be much cheaper in general. When DirecTV had Sunday Ticket, the price of the student plan was $120 per season and this compared to the $295-$395 per season non-student price.

Regardless of how much of a saving will be on offer, it seems likely that anyone eligible for a student discount will want to take advantage of the new option. While this won’t be a problem for new subscribers, those that have already purchased NFL Sunday Ticket will need to switch their subscription over.

At present, it doesn’t look like this will be an easy thing to do, as there’s no ability to just click a button and have the subscription switched from non-student to student. However, a YouTube Community manager has confirmed that it will be possible to switch subscriptions, with help from YouTube’s support team.

If you’d like to purchase the student plan, but have already purchased a different plan during the presale, you can reach out to the live support team for help once student plans are available to you.

YouTube Community manager / Reddit

Basically, YouTube says that existing Sunday Ticket subscribers will need to reach out to YouTube through its Get Help section. It is then presumed that the YouTube team will look to verify eligibility and adjust the price if eligible.

The confirmation of a student Sunday Ticket plan was provided alongside the main announcement that YouTube and YouTube TV now offers subscribers the option to sign up and pay monthly for Sunday Ticket.

How much a month a subscriber will pay each month for Sunday Ticket, depends on whether signing up through YouTube or YouTube TV and whether adding RedZone. Regardless of the exact amount, the payment will be split over four equal monthly installments.

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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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