Published on January 10th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson0
Yahoo Sports to stream NFL playoff games rest of the month [update]
[Update: Our Yahoo PR rep has informed us that the NFL agreement is mobile-specific and as “of now there are no plans to stream games via Apple TV next season. playoff live streams will not be available through Apple TV.” The games can only be viewed through the Yahoo Sports app on mobile devices, so we’ve made this correction below.]
Yahoo Sports will live stream the four playoff games this weekend, beginning with Saturday afternoon’s (4:35 p.m. ET) NFC divisional-round contest between the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles and the defending conference champion Atlanta Falcons, the company announced Tuesday.
The games can be watched on the Yahoo Sports app on mobile devices.
Saturday’s other playoff game is the Tennessee Titans at the New England Patriots on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Sunday’s games are Jacksonville at Pittsburgh (1:05 p.m.) and New Orleans at Minnesota (4:40 p.m.).
The live stream feature will continue through the AFC and NFC conference title games (Jan. 21), and the Pro Bowl (Jan. 28).
Beginning next season, users will be able to stream in-market and national NFL games, including preseason, regular season, playoff games and the Super Bowl on the Yahoo Sports app regardless of mobile network.
In-market means viewers can only watch games from their local market. For instance, consumers in Dallas will only be to watch Dallas Cowboy games.
The announcement is thanks to a new deal Verizon—the parent company of Yahoo—struck late last year with the NFL. In a $2.25 billion deal with the league, Verizon gave up its exclusive rights to stream NFL games to smartphones but was able to secure more games to distribute via its Oath platforms, including AOL.