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It seems like there is a streaming app for everything these days. There’s standalone apps for things like Netflix and Hulu and individual channel apps for most of the popular network and cable channels.

But do you know who doesn’t have their own individual streaming app? The NFL. Oh sure, you can get the NFL Sunday Ticket through DIRECTV but only if you are a DIRECTV customer or if you are a student or live in an apartment where satellite dishes aren’t allowed. But there is no available-to-everyone NFL app.

It seems crazy to me that I can’t buy the Green Bay Packers season on some sort of NFL app and stream every game to my television over my Internet connection.

Actually, according to this article, there’s an outside chance it could happen. Even better, it could happen through my Amazon Prime subscription (I believe there would still be an extra charge for the sports package mentioned but I would be perfectly okay with that).

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

According to sources close to the talks Amazon has held talks with the NBA, MLB and NFL and others to stream live sports. This comes form a report over at the The Wall Street Journal that was posted on Monday.

According to sources at least some during the talks, Amazon has proposed a premium, exclusive sports package as part of its Amazon Prime subscription service. The Wall Street Journal has also reported that Amazon has even looked to foreign sports like cricket, and has asked traditional broadcasters like Disney and Univision for rights to games they choose not to air.

Let’s just say I will keep my fingers tightly crossed that an NFL app becomes a reality.

Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.
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