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You can watch live NFL games on any carrier you want, so long as you want to watch it on Verizon. The exclusive deal between the league and Verizon wouldn't be so frustrating if they'd update the app more often, but it looks like they've finally added tablet support for the various XOOM and Galaxy Tab models in their lineup. In case you're wondering, no, this won't work if you tether your tablet to a Verizon smartphone.

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Other features include an updated streaming schedule for the postseason, the 2013 Pro Bowl, and the Super Bowl. You'll still need an NFL Mobile Premium subscription for live video and other features, and your local games might still be blacked out. Also, you can't use HDMI out, and some custom ROMs (like the one on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus) may fail Verizon's authentication system. Man, that's enough to make you want to watch Super Bowl XLVII on local television. For free.

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What's in this version:

NFL Mobile by Verizon includes many new features in this release:
- Support for Android tablets
- New Android tablet user interface design
- Postseason schedule support
- LIVE Video and coverage of selected 2012 postseason games, the 2013 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII
- LIVE Audio coverage of every postseason game, the 2013 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII
- Various bug fixes

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Matt Wedgwood

    NFL = LOL. I highly doubt many Android nerds who visit this website give a rats ass about footballs.

    • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Nathaniel Webb

      Consider a rat's ass given.

  • jon lykins

    I watch football, love it really. But my beautiful nexus 10 is not supported?!? WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/misslucretia Jaclyn Em

    All of a sudden my DROID 4 isn't supported? I just used the app yesterday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

    "In case you're wondering, no, this won't work if you tether your tablet to a Verizon smartphone."

    It's funny you say that because that's exactly what I tried to do last weekend. I was at home, where I also subscribe to the RedZone channel, but I wanted to watch the local Giants game on my TV and have the RedZone playing on my new Nexus 10. My GSIII is rooted, so I already had a modded version of the apk that Verizon uses to authenticate you before you can use NFL Mobile. I figured I'd sideload that and the NFL Mobile app and tether to my phone so it would authenticate, but was so disappointed to find out that the app doesn't even get to that step before it tells me I need to be on Verizon Wireless, etc., etc.

    I was also very disappointed while on vacation a few weeks ago when I tried connected my GSIII to a TV to watch RedZone and got a nice error message from the NFL app. It would be great if it wasn't so crippled.

  • Drayden

    I still cannot get my Xoom to work with it

  • JG

    Awesome.... So that means ALL Verizon phones are gonna suddenly get a "Very important" update, just so Verizon can shove an app update down our throats that very few are interested in (see: @google-496f933ae8c168dfa6371d0f23f94e6e:disqus's comment) and lock down that one remaining possible way to root our phones (and prevent us from downgrading to an earlier, more root-friendly version).... I really need to get around to testing T-Mobile's signal around here to see if it'd be worth switching to get a Nexus....