One of the major pain points for those looking to cut the cord is the lack of sports programming. This is getting better — especially with cable-like services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now — but it’s still not easy for those who don’t want to subscribe to 50-plus channels just to watch a few football games. That is about to change, as CBS has signed a deal with the NFL to bring games to its CBS All Access streaming service.
“CBS has been one of our most trusted and valuable partners for over 50 years, and we’re happy to extend our relationship with them in new and exciting ways,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Distribution of our games on CBS All Access is a win for the millions of NFL fans across the country, especially those looking to watch our games on these emerging digital platforms.”
Subscribers to CBS All Access will have access to all NFL On CBS content, including Sunday games, Thursday Night Football, and more. This includes all of CBS’ regular, preseason, and postseason games, complete with live pregame and halftime coverage. The new deal will also allow CBS All Access subscribers to sample content from NFL Game Pass, the NFL’s own digital subscription service, which offers on-demand access to games and other programming.
CBS All Access starts at $6 per month, with a $10 commercial-free option also available. The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and the web, as well as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Fortunately, football fans don’t have long to wait. The deal begins on this weekend on Sunday, December 4 — just in time for cord-cutters to catch a few games.