I just want to put this on the table: I don't like football. It's not that I don't understand it - I just find it boring. And silly. I tried to get into it once, and that just wasn't happening. But, I also realize that many of you lovely folks do like football. So this is for you. Well, kind of.

The NFL pushed a pretty major update to its "NFL '12" app last night that brings some pretty nice features for anyone who uses the app:

What's in this version:

- All new Thursday Night Football Xtra companion experience
- Completely redesigned Videos section (Android tablet only)
- Access to the NFL.com/Live look-in show for TNF (Android tablet only)
- Ability to share all your favorite News
- Added more stats
- Bug fixes

So, what's the problem? You probably can't use it. Out of the 19 devices listed on my Google account, it's only compatible with one. The sad part is, it probably won't really work on that one - it's the AMP1000, which shows as compatible with nearly every app I look at, even when they won't work. It's pretty weird, actually. Similarly, the app is only available on two of Artem's devices, and they're both phones.


To add insult to injury, there are two new features that are supposedly for tablets only. Guess what? Not a single person on the AP team can install this app on a tablet. What the heck, NFL? It's cool to update your apps and all, but if you can't make them compatible with relevant devices, then what's the point? Scumbag NFL.

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Proof that it can run on *a* tablet, just not *your* tablet.

Apparently, though, someone, somewhere was able to get this at some point or another, because it has a crapton of installs. Maybe if you already have it installed, you can update. If not, whether or not you can get it now is hit or miss.

That's just stupid.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/stalkbrandon Brandon V. Fletcher

    replacement app developers

  • Brett Koger

    Works on both my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and HTC EVO 4G (the first one)

  • jbworldwide1

    Working on my Kindle Fire using CM10

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Here's my situation: http://i.imgur.com/K4jEv.png. I'm with Cameron. None of the green ones are tablets.

    • moelsen8

      that's ridonkulous

    • Greg Bissell

      If anyone could read you would see that it says not available on your carrier, nothing to do with the actual device.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        My carrier? Like the Nexus 7 which is Wi-Fi? Or all my other tablets which are all Wi-Fi. There's an issue somewhere, and it's not with my devices.

  • http://twitter.com/Makelegs Makelegs

    Is the NFL using "replacement devs"???

  • Ben Baggley

    The International version works on my Nexus 7, but forces landscape mode

  • http://www.facebook.com/louie.hernandez.7 Louie Hernandez

    Working on galaxy tab ics and galaxy s3

  • billo

    Works on my nexus 7

  • http://cyanogenmod.com/ ciwrl

    Works/Installs on bone stock N7 & CM7 G2 and CM10 SG Nexus

  • http://twitter.com/#!/dboftlp dboftlp

    Working on my Xoom (Stingray) running EOS v3 (JB) ROM

  • sgtguthrie

    Every NFL app and Web interface sucks for mobile! I can't get their fantasy app to work on my nexus 7 or razr maxx, and can't even get a reply from them! The Web doesn't work either from my phone or tablet. Can't even sign in! Wtf! Replacement devs please! Can we get a developer lockout?

  • Joe Hellaby

    I think something must have just changed. It's available for all my devices. Atrix 4G w/ CM10 & Kindle Fire w/ CM10 & Asus TF300 stock JB

  • Madwolf

    Works fine for me and is compatible with ALL my devices...shrug.

    • Madwolf

      Oh, which includes my Transformer 101 Tablet

  • Matt

    I have been running it on my samsung galaxy note since its release, no problems. Did not instal on tablet because it said an updated tablet version will be coming soon. I just installed on my acer a500 and it works perfect no complaints here

  • what the hell

    Ok. You don't like football? Do you like any sports?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yep. I love basketball, though I'm not sure why that's relevant at all.

  • CJ Walker

    The problem I think is if you use Verizon. They have they're own NFL app so they restrict this one from being installed on their network. As far as tablets tho I have no idea...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I initially thought the same, and concluded the same way too. Who knows.

      • CJ Vanilla

        Didnt Verizon just go through the same thing with wireless tethering apps? I doubt they would make the same mistake twice in a row.

      • mark

        do you know why I can't watch highlights? I can watch all the different kind of video (postgame conference etc...) but there's no highlights!!! would be cool if anyone could help me.. thanks

  • Bryan Bryan

    Hey guys use device spoofer app from playstore. Trick the appstore

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    works on my 2 phones and tablet.

    unsurprisingly, doesn't install on logitech revue.