With NFL practices underway and the Dallas Cowboys already basking in their first victory of the (exhibition) season, a new NFL mobile app update for iOS and Android has launched with video on demand services. The updated app also includes game highlights like last night’s game between the Dallas Cownboys and Miami Dolphins.
The new NFL mobile app update lets fans follow their favorite teams with custom alerts about those same highlights, plus game start times, injury updates, red-zone entry and scoring plays. Basically, anyone looking for a tool to help feed their obsession with fantasy football will want to download this app. Unfortunately, however, the new NFL mobile app does not support tablets. Sorry, iPad owners.
The new NFL mobile app is actually a combination of two apps that the NFL used to operate. The NFL is calling it a “unified” app, although that term generally resonates more with PC configurations than it does mobile football apps. The old apps used to exist across different platforms. This new NFL mobile app combines them into a single platform.
The previous cross-carrier app provided scores, news, highlight clips and other info, while the second app had the video-on-demand function from an earlier Verizon-made app. This new NFL mobile app now includes all of those functions, as well as the potential opportunity to watch selected live games.
As reported by MorningLedger, “What should interest most NFL fans is the fact that the NFL Mobile app is distributed for free. Users could enjoy taking access to news, video clips, and scores without any charge. Verizon mobile customers could opt to watch entire games through smartphones for just $5 monthly, which would also provide free access to NFL RedZone and NFL Network content.
“However, the NFL clarifies that the Verizon free game streaming service would only feature coverage by NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, respectively. Sunday afternoon games, which comprise most of TV coverage for the entire season, belong to Fox and CBS, which both have their own mobile streaming services that could never be accessed through NFL Mobile app.”