When you want to re-watch your favorite team score that unbeatable touchdown, there’s only one thing for it — NFL Game Pass. If you’ve got a device that works and you’re already signed up for the service, then go right ahead. But what if you’re wanting to buy a new device or just wondering if the ones you have are compatible with NFL Game Pass? Here you can find everything you need to know about NFL Game Pass compatible devices, plus which one might be best suited to you.
NFL Game Pass compatible devices
One of the great things about NFL Game Pass is you can take it nearly anywhere because it’s compatible with a wide range of devices, including games consoles, laptops, tablets and TVs. It also works with mobiles and some streaming sticks and boxes.
Although price and features might sway you into picking a certain device, you should also think about how easy they are to set up. Most streaming devices are straightforward, but some are more fiddly than others — usually the sticks and boxes. These devices need to be plugged into your TV or Wi-Fi router and configured manually. But if you picked a device like a smart TV, everything is ready to go. Usually, you just need to download the NFL Game Pass app, and that’s it.
Here’s the full list of NFL Game Pass devices:
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Android 4.4 mobiles
- Android TV
- Apple TV (4th generation and 4K only)
- iOS 11 mobiles
- LG Smart TV
- Macs (running OS X Tiger v10.4.11 or later)
- Playstation 4
- Samsung smart TV
- Windows laptops and computers (running Windows XP or later)
You won’t find NFL Game Pass on Roku, though. You could check out ESPN+, Hulu + Live TV, or Sling TV instead to get your sporting fix if you own a Roku device. If you want to learn more about what NFL Game Pass does offer, including packages and pricing, check out our review.
Which device should I use to stream NFL Game Pass?
The list of NFL Game Pass devices offers enough choice to suit all preferences and budgets. Whether price, size, features or usability is more important for you, you’ll never miss the chance to replay those field goals with any of these devices. Here are our top recommendations to help you decide which is the right device for you.
NFL Game Pass option for: NFL live Sunday playoffs
Apple TV (4th generation and 4K only)
Apple TV is a plug-in box that connects straight to your TV. If you have a 4K TV (and fast internet), Apple TV also lets you stream all your favorite NFL games in ultra-high-definition (UHD). You also have the option to stream live Sunday playoffs alongside your replays since you can download NFL Redzone and NFL Network to your Apple TV. You’ll need to be paying for a subscription to these apps first, but it’s nice to have it all in one place, and it saves you splashing out on another device.
Apple TV comes in at around $149.99, or $179.99 for the 4K version. Whichever one you choose, you get the handy voice-controlled remote, which means you can pause and rewind those nail-biting touchdowns just by using your voice. It also syncs up harmoniously with your other iOS devices, so you can watch any downloaded iTunes videos through your Apple TV, too.
NFL Game Pass option for: NFL Game Pass on-the-go
Your Playstation 4 (PS4) isn’t just for gaming. You can stream NFL Game Pass on PS4 too, which is ideal for watching replays on-the-go. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, TV and HDMI cable, you can take your PS4 with you anywhere without having to worry you’re missing out. If you’re wondering how much PS4 costs, it usually comes in at around $299.99.
You can download NFL Game Pass to your home screen from the PlayStation Store, then just sign in. If you like to switch between playing football with your gaming friends and watching it yourself, it’s a great choice. Plus, you can download hundreds of other apps to stream even more sporting content, including ESPN+ and Hulu + Live TV. Remember that you’ll need to be paying for a subscription to these services to watch any of their content.
NFL Game Pass option for: Amazon fans
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Sticks are a popular choice for streaming, not just because of the lower price point of $49.99, but also because of the hands-free feel you get. It has a voice-activated remote, which means you can find and replay the Dallas Cowboys by pressing the Alexa button and speaking into the remote.
It’s easy to set up, just by plugging it into your TV. From there, just download the NFL Game Pass app to your home screen. If you’re already an Amazon fan, log in with your usual credentials, and you’re good to go. But even if you’re not, registration only takes a few minutes.
The interface itself is straightforward to navigate, so you won’t be waiting to re-watch your favorite football action for long. You also get access to the Amazon Store, where you can buy and rent movies and TV shows to stream alongside NFL games.
Our hot take
NFL Game Pass can be yours for four installments of $29.99, or you can save a bit of money by signing up for the annual plan ($99/yr.) The service is more expensive than most other streaming services, but it’s the only one that lets you watch NFL games again and again with zero limits. Best of all, you can stream NFL Game Pass on various devices, including your mobile, laptop, games console and smart TV. Just make sure you don’t pick a Roku device as it won’t work.
You can take NFL Game Pass for a test run first at no cost with the seven-day free trial to see if it’s for you.