How to Watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Xbox

NFL Sunday Ticket logo next to Xbox Series X.

How to Watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Xbox

Key Points

  • NFL Sunday Ticket is available to stream on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
  • To watch NFL Sunday Ticket, you need a subscription to YouTube TV, which costs $72.99 a month, and an additional subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket for $174 per season.
  • To watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Xbox, you need to go to the Microsoft Store, download the YouTube app, and sign in to your YouTube or YouTube TV account.

NFL Sunday Ticket is a must-have for any football fan with an interest in professional out-of-market games. There’s just one hurdle: The premium add-on has hopped around a bit in recent years. How do you watch NFL Sunday Ticket these days? Not to mention, where is it available to stream? Is it possible to watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Xbox and other streaming media players? Here’s what you need to know to start watching today.

Is NFL Sunday Ticket Available on Xbox?

YouTube TV app on Microsoft Store.
Starting with the 2023 season, NFL Sunday Ticket lives on YouTube.

NFL Sunday Ticket is indeed available to stream on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. However, recent behind-the-scenes switch-ups have changed the way subscribers watch NFL Sunday Ticket. For nearly twenty years, NFL Sunday Ticket was a premium offering exclusive to DirecTV subscribers. This subscription gave football fans access to out-of-market NFL games not typically available on regular channels.

It came as an exclusive add-on that required an additional fee on top of the standard DirecTV satellite subscription. But, in a shocking move in December 2022, the subscription changed hands and landed at YouTube TV. This remains the new home for NFL Sunday Ticket. As such, you’ll need to know how to get YouTube TV on your Xbox before you learn how to watch NFL Sunday Ticket. Don’t worry: It’s still just as easy to do.

Do You Need a Subscription to Watch NFL Sunday Ticket?

NFL Sunday Ticket subscription options on YouTube.
You need to pay extra for NFL Sunday Ticket to watch on YouTube.

To watch NFL Sunday Ticket, you must have a YouTube account or a subscription to YouTube TV. The latter will cost you $72.99 a month (with the potential to increase in price down the line, as it has several times already). But here’s another catch: you also need to add on the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription, which is an extra $174 for the season. (Again, with the potential to increase in price with each new season.) In short, it’s a two-step process: first, get YouTube TV, then add on the NFL Sunday Ticket.

All in all, you’re looking at the YouTube TV base price plus the NFL Sunday Ticket cost for a grand total of nearly $250 for the first month and an additional $72.99 a month after that. If you’re into NFL RedZone, that’ll be an additional $20 for the season. (Alternatively, you can opt for YouTube TV’s Sports Plus add-on, which is $10.99 a month and gives you access to other sports channels throughout the year.) You can also choose to tack NFL Sunday Ticket onto your free YouTube account for the same price, but you won’t get all the added benefits of YouTube TV.

How to Watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Xbox

NFL Sunday Ticket promo on YouTube.
NFL Sunday Ticket is no longer available through DirecTV.

Don’t be confused: It might sound like a real nesting doll of a process, but we promise it’s easy to watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Xbox. Just follow along with these three simple steps outlined below and you’ll be streaming Sunday’s games before you know it.

Step One: Go to the Microsoft Store

First, open the Microsoft Store on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S. (This is the same place you’ve likely downloaded other apps before.) Make sure you’re signed into your Microsoft account and connected to the Internet, as well.

Step Two: Download YouTube App

Next, from inside the Microsoft Store, search for the YouTube or YouTube TV app. Once you’ve found it, start the download. Wait for it to finish up, then open the app — either from the Microsoft Store or from its new location in your app library.

Step Three: Log In and Start Watching

Lastly, sign in to your YouTube or YouTube TV account. Then, head to the NFL Sunday Ticket section within the app. At last, you’re ready to begin watching NFL Sunday Ticket on your Xbox One or Series X/S console.

Pros and Cons of NFL Sunday Ticket

NFL Sunday Ticket lets you watch out-of-market NFL games.YouTube TV is very expensive, costing over $70 a month.
You can watch the games on a TV, smartphone, tablet, or computer.NFL Sunday Ticket is also super costly, costing $174 per season or more.
YouTube also offers NFL RedZone, which has Fantasy Football integration.Adding NFL RedZone will cost you even more per month.
You only have to pay one time for the entire NFL season.YouTube relies on the Internet, unlike DirecTV which was a satellite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you watch NFL Sunday Ticket on an Xbox console?

Yes, you can watch NFL Sunday Ticket through the YouTube or YouTube TV app on your Xbox One or Series X/S. As long as you have an active subscription, you can stream it right from the app to your TV.

Is YouTube TV free on Xbox?

While the app is free to download, YouTube TV is not free to stream like standard YouTube is. YouTube TV is a subscription television service that costs $72.99 per month. NFL Sunday Ticket can be added to either a YouTube or YouTube TV account for an added fee.

Can I watch NFL Sunday Ticket without YouTube on Xbox?

No, you can no longer watch NFL Sunday Ticket anywhere else but YouTube or YouTube TV. You need to download either app to stream games from your Xbox or other media player.

Is NFL Sunday Ticket included in YouTube TV's base price?

No, NFL Sunday Ticket is not included in the price of YouTube TV. It’s an additional subscription that costs $174 per season (with the possibility of a price increase with each new season).

Can I watch NFL RedZone on Xbox?

Yes, you can add NFL RedZone to your YouTube TV subscription for an extra $20 per season (or opt for the Sports Plus add-on at $10.99 per month). It’s not available through YouTube alone — it has to be through YouTube TV.

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