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DIRECTV to make NFL Sunday Ticket Available for Online Streaming

The NFL joins the chorus of major sports leagues allowing its games to stream online.

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For NFL fans living outside the market of their favorite team, DIRECTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package provides a great, albeit expensive, solution. That is, of course, if you happen to live in an area where DIRECTV is available. For those not so fortunate, the ability to follow an out-of-market team is rendered difficult to impossible.

But that finally appears to have changed.

For the first time domestically, NFL Sunday Ticket will be made available for online streaming on mobile devices, tablets, computers, and game consoles.

Other sports leagues have employed streaming services for years. The best of these, NBA League Pass, has provided different subscription levels for those who want see only a few teams and those who desire access to each and every game. There is also varying cost associated with the devices on which the service can be accessed. Those different packages are priced accordingly.

Likewise, the NFL Sunday Ticket streaming service is tiered based on device, with the lowest package coming in at $199.99. That's hardly cheap, but for out-of-market fans without DIRECTV access it's at least an option.

UPDATE: Apparently, this option is for very limited subscribers - specifically people in apartment complexes or facilities where installing a satellite dish is not an option. If you live in a house, sorry - you'd still need to gt DirecTV in order to get NFL Sunday Ticket.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a contributor at various publications. His work has previously appeared on Hook’em Headlines, Beats Per Minute, and Lombardi Ave.