The Super Bowl will be here before you know it, and if you can’t catch the big game live in the stadium, your next best option is right from home. With instant streaming and a wide variety of shows, now’s the time to watch NFL+ on Xbox.
If you spend more of your time playing games on your device, setting up the streaming app might prove difficult. However, in just a few steps, you can start viewing your favorite teams right from your gaming room. We break down the pros and cons of NFL+ in this article and how to use it on Xbox. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is NFL+?
Football fans can ditch their network subscriptions; NFL+ has all the professional entertainment you need. Whether you’re looking for games, commentary, fantasy, or highlights, you’ll find it here. And while it was originally designed for mobile users, the NFL has officially brought its premier football app to Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.
The basic plan currently starts at $6.99/mo or $49.99/year. It’s a pretty stellar package, but it’s missing a few too many full-game replays. The Premium package ($14.99/mo or $79.99/year) facilitates this, allowing you to watch as many playbacks as you desire.
With your NFL+ subscription, you can stream on up to three devices at the same time. So whether you’re watching on your smart TV in the living room, on your iPhone in the bathroom, or on your Xbox in the game room, you won’t miss a second of your favorite coverage.
How Do You Watch NFL+ on an Xbox?
As mentioned, the platform primarily supports mobile devices. However, if you want to know how to watch NFL+ on your Xbox, it’s pretty straightforward:
- From the Home screen, navigate to the Xbox Store
- In the search function, type in NFL+ using the on-screen keyboard
- Select the app and press the download button
- Returning to your Home screen, navigate to and click on the NFL+ app
- Log in to your NFL+ subscription (or sign up here)
- Scroll through the channels and find your favorite games
Is NFL+ on Xbox Worth It?
NFL+ offers a comprehensive package. The basic subscription comes with NFL Network, where you can find football news and coverage all day and night. Additionally, you receive eight exclusive live games from your local area. Beyond NFL Network, you’ll have access to live preseason games, live game audio, Fantasy+, NFL Films, and unlimited highlights.
You receive even more with the Premium subscription. This is where you can watch full games after they’ve aired. You’ll also get NFL RedZone, an exclusive analysis of every touchdown from each week. A great way to experience your team’s best moments.
Now, here’s the big caveat: both plans also allow you to watch local and postseason games live — but only from your mobile device. If you’ve got an iPhone and a smart TV, it’s not a problem; just screen mirror using Apple AirPlay. However, if you’re getting NFL+ specifically to use it on your Xbox, you may feel let down.
Other Sports Channels on Xbox
You can easily catch your favorite professional football teams using NFL+ on Xbox. However, this introduces just one platform that sports fans can use to stream from their gaming device. For basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and just about any activity you can think of, check out these apps:
- Sky Sports
- Fox Sports
- NBC Sports
- WWE Network
Keep in mind that many of these networks may ask you to sign up for their own subscriptions. Simply follow the prompts and access your favorite sports right from your Xbox.