Gear Up For Football Season With These Streaming Tips

Fall is for football. Learn how to stream every game this season to your Straight Talk device.

It’s that time of year again! Put on your jersey, clear out your Sunday plans, and re-up your Straight Talk service plan or make the switch today – you’re going to need plenty of data to catch every football game of the season. Huddling around the television and coffee table topped with snacks is a tradition for football season. But what about those times you can't settle down for a game on your TV? If you're a dedicated football fan, it may be time to look into streaming football to your mobile device. To get you started, here are a few tips from Straight Talk.

The data you need

There’s no getting around it – streaming videos takes a lot of data, and football apps are no exception. The good news is, Straight Talk offers unlimited data plans to keep you connected on the same networks the big contract carriers use for up to half the cost. No matter which plan you chose, you can count on nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable 4G LTE† networks that makes it easy to catch every minute of the action. So which data plan should you choose?

To get ready for streaming this football season, take a look at your data use right now. If you generally use up your allotment of high-speed, 4G LTE data by or before the end of the month, now is the time to bump up your plan. Our Ultimate Unlimited plan is available for $55 each month. For an extra discount, sign up for Auto Refill, and you’ll save $5 each month.

The best football apps

Streaming NFL football

When you can't watch football from your favorite spot on the couch, you can take the game with you. A number of apps offer access to live streams, but will require a subscription or cable login to view. Your first option is to download the NFL App for your Android device or iPhone and purchase the Season Pass or Game pass. Once on your phone, you can watch live games, catch up on the latest NFL news, and view replays.

Option number two? Download the ESPN app (Android, iOS). If you currently subscribe to a cable package that includes ESPN, you'll be able to stream ESPN programming in real time. You'll just need to sign in with your cable provider's information to unlock premium content. ESPN also allows you to subscribe to ESPN+, a paid subscription service that gives you access to live and on-demand games.

Since NFL football typically airs on FOX, NBC, and CBS in addition to ESPN and NFL Network, you may also want to look into downloading FOX NOW (Android, iOS), the NBC app (Android, iOS), and the CBS app (Android, iOS).

Streaming NCAA football

Get your fill of college football by streaming the games to your phone. There are quite a few ways to do so, and thanks to your Straight Talk service plan, you’ll have all the data you need to catch everything from the pre-show to the post-game commentary.

Like with NFL football, you can catch NCAA football games on the ESPN app. You can either use your cable subscription to gain access or pay for ESPN+. However, since college football games can air on an extensive list of stations, it may be beneficial to invest in a streaming subscription that gives you access to most, if not all, of them. Some popular options include:

Get in the game

Unlimited data? Check. No contracts or mystery fees? Check. The best football apps? Check. With Straight Talk, you’re ready for football season and all the other ways you use your device to stay entertained, informed, connected, and productive. If you’re not currently a Straight Talk user, why not go unlimited? Learn more about how we give you everything for less and make the switch to Straight Talk today.

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