Apr 12 AT 4:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

Verizon is NFL Mobile’s #1 draft pick

The National Football League has joined forces with Verizon Wireless to provide the deepest NFL experience on a mobile phone. Sprint previously held the NFL contract, but Verizon managed to sign a new four-year agreement with NFL Mobile.

Starting today, any Verizon customer with an Android phone can download NFL Mobile from the Android Market. The application will allow fans to watch live games from NBC’s Sunday Night Football and NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, watch NFL Network channel 24/7, and gain access to NFL RedZone (live look-ins of every key play and touchdown).

In addition to live games, fans will also be able to access:

  • Video: Game highlights and an extensive collection of on-demand video featuring analysis and inside access from NFL Network and NFL Films.
  • Audio: Live radio broadcasts of every regular season and playoff game from both home and away teams.
  • Fantasy: Access to fantasy information, news, and player and team statistics.
  • Customizable NFL alerts, ringtones and graphics.

The first event to covered by the NFL Mobile app will be the 2010 NFL Draft which takes place April 22-24. Fans will be able to follow every single draft pick with a real time tracker and have access to in-depth profiles for all the prospects.

  • Live 24/7 stream of NFL Network’s coverage of the Draft from Radio City Music Hall.
  • Extensive collection of on-demand video of NFL Network analysis.
  • Pick-by-pick Draft tracker updated in real time.
  • In-depth prospect profiles, blogs, news and more.

I’m a huge fan of the NFL, but I am currently not with Verizon. I’d pay good money for this app, but it looks like Verizon will have the exclusive deal for awhile (just like Skype). If you are a Verizon customer, check out the app and let us know what you think.

From Android Market: Exclusive coverage of the 75th NFL Draft including prospect profiles, mock draft and analysis. Get news, headlines and updates as well as NFL Network programming – Path To The Draft, our daily inside access news show NFL Total Access and Live NFL Network coverage that will air for the first time in prime time in April.

Via: PRNewswire

Source: Verizon

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  • http://Website Chris J

    Great app. Very smooth and crisp. The live video of NFL network is average. I would give the app 9 out of 10 stars. Red zone channel will be nice can’t wait to see.

  • http://Website Dave thy Shave

    FREE for the first year….SWEET!

    • Matt R

      Really? Wow!! Another reason to look forward for the VZW N1…

  • http://Website Ralphynator

    I just downloaded the app as soon as I found out about it. Works pretty well on my Droid Eris. The video isn’t going to be great on my phone, but just for some live radio casts wherever I go is a positive. I think @Dave thy shave posted that it was free the first year, but its free period as long as your data plan can handle it. If you love football, have an Android phone and on Verizon, you can’t miss with this app.

  • http://Website Joel

    Is it only free for the FIRST YEAR? If so what a Rip, It was always free on Sprint.

  • http://Website herloboy

    Love this app already! I just wish there was an HD option for videos

  • http://Website joe

    Love it, love it, love it! Can’t wait to see redzone on my droid!

  • http://Website onlyever

    Its will always be free to USE the app[well...data....], but only until the end of this year can you purchase the app for free.

  • http://Website TuxBobble

    This application is actually very nice so far. Its transitions are smooth, it loads quickly, and the interface is nice overall.

    The one problem I have so far is that with the screen turning off automatically (I have it set to the lowest timeout to save battery) a dialog comes up when reactivating the screen, that basically holds the screen for a moment while “resuming [the] connection”. It’s not consistent and sometimes doesn’t happen. But it only lets you press “Exit” so you can either close the app or just wait for the dialog to disappear.

    It’s not terrible, but it’s a bit irritating.

    • http://Website complainer

      Screebl should fix that

  • http://Website chrisgrant

    Funny thing here, sprint’s app, when opened, forces update and is now called “sprint football live” too bad it won’t authenticate over wifi, so I need to wait and see what it comes out to be. Additionally, when will ANY other network takeover the nascar cup, so I’m no longer stuck with that useless app? Lol

  • http://yourversion Pat

    Loaded twice and uninstalled because it keeps telling me it works only with Verizon and I have a Droid and naturally it is Verizon. But it doesn’t recognize it as Verizon.

    • http://Website Bill

      Newest update fixes that…

  • http://Website Sean

    Wow. I’ve been trying to get the NFLNetwork for the longest time, but my apartment complex only allows cable, and our cable company doesn’t carry it. This is fantastic.

  • http://Website Justin

    Hey, you’re stealing my thunder! I did an app review of this for the contest on Monday morning. Oh well haha, it is a pretty amazing app though.

  • http://Website Don

    Best app I have downloaded! Can’t believe I can watch NFL Network for free and RedZone. Awesome! [Droid]

  • http://Website Jason

    “Content not available at this time. Please check back later.”


  • http://Website drax

    POS! Would not connect during the draft.

  • http://Website John Ingmanson

    Why give Verizon exclusive rights to the vast nfl season and exclude the hundreds of thousands of nfl fans who use other mobile carriers? I am with TMobile (and want to stay with tmobile) customer. So does this really mean that unless I have “the most costly” netword-Verizon,

  • http://Website will ring

    Any one no why the audio doesn’t work

  • http://Website k salas

    would be a nice app for verizon..except in addition to my 29.95 data plan I would have to pay another 10.00 for the video..

  • bodhi

    Tell me how to uninstall this P.O.S. if it cost $ don’t waste my space

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