CBS Will Stream 6 NFL Games This Season Without Authentication
In good news for cord-cutters CBS Sports announced that it will stream six games this year plus the Super Bowl with no pay TV authentication required. Two of the games will be regular season games, while four will be AFC playoff games.
The season games include the Thanksgiving Day match between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys, and the October 4th game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins taking place in London. The AFC playoff games will include the Wild Card, Divisional, and Championship games.
Fans will be able to stream the games on desktop and laptop computers and tablets from CBSSports.com. They'll also be able to use some TV devices including the Xbox One, Roku boxes and TVs, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Verizon customers will also be able to watch the games on their phones using NFL Mobile.
“All NFL fans will have access through their computers, tablets, and now connected TVs to two regular season games for the first time in addition to all of the AFC playoff action, culminating with a truly historic Super Bowl,” says Jeffrey Gerttula, senior vice president and general manager of CBS Sports Digital.
In June, the NFL and Yahoo announced that Yahoo will stream the October 25th London game between the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars. That game will also stream without authentication.
This isn't the NFL's first streaming experiment. In January 2015, it streamed the Super Bowl without requiring authentication, something it hadn't done before.
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