TV Answer Man, I don’t have the NFL Sunday Ticket because I don’t have DIRECTV. But I was thinking of getting the streaming plan for the Sunday Ticket. Do you know how much it costs? — John, Terre Haute, Indiana. 

John, before I answer your question, let me offer some background on the online edition of the NFL Sunday Ticket, and who’s eligible to subscribe.

DIRECTV, which has the exclusive rights to the Sunday Ticket, sells one version to its satellite TV customers, and one version online. The online edition is available to some non-DIRECTV subscribers. They include four categories: university students, people who can prove they can’t get DIRECTV at their residences, people who live in select multi-dwelling units (apartments, etc.), and people who live in select metropolitan areas.

If you fall into one of the four categories, you could be eligible to subscribe to the streaming Sunday Ticket even if you don’t have DIRECTV.

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However, it remains difficult, if not downright impossible, to determine who’s exactly eligible under those four categories. The only proven way to know with certainty is put to input your address in the eligibility form on the online Sunday Ticket site and find out.

But if you do discover you are eligible, the price of the streaming Sunday Ticket for the final 10 weeks of the season is now $220.47 for the basic version and $281.97 for the Max edition which includes the RedZone Channel and the Fantasy Channel. (Tip: The price will drop another $73 and $93 respectively for Basic and Max in November.)

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Also take note that the streaming Sunday Ticket has a 7-day free trial.

John, hope that helps. Happy viewing, everyone. And stay safe!

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