DirecTV Now adds NFL Sunday Ticket access — but only in a few markets

One of the biggest gripes not just about streaming TV but the whole damn system in the first place is that you still can't watch anything everywhere. And while that's really not changing anytime soon, the fact that you can now tie an NFL Sunday Ticket account — that's the one that lets you watch any game any week — into a DirecTV Now account is a step in the right direction.

(Never mind that NFL Sunday Ticket is a legacy DirecTV satellite thing, and DirecTV Now is obviously an offshoot of that, and so this sort of thing seemed to be inevitable and really doesn't matter unless you have DirectTV Now in the first place. But we digress.)

There are a couple of caveats here. First is that you'll have to at least have DirecTV Now's $55-a-month "Live a Little" plan.

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The other is that you'll have to reside in an eligible ZIP Code in the following locations:

  • Greater Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • San Antonio
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Louisville, Ky.

There are a lot of people in those locations, for sure. But it's not all the people in all the locations. At least not yet.

But with just a few short weeks to go until the regular season starts, it's definitely a welcome addition.

Do it: Watch NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV Now

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Phil Nickinson