As promised in July 2015, the official NFL channel on the Apple TV was updated today with support for Game Pass subscriptions, as first noted by MacRumors. The new

target=”_blank” href=””>Game Pass service has replaced NFL’s Game Rewind so sports fans can now buy passes directly on their Apple TV set-top box, in addition to the NFL Mobile app on the iPhone and the iPad.

In addition to support for Game Pass, the updated NFL Now channel has been rebranded and now simply referred to as NFL.

Buying a Game Pass subscription allows you to watch both live out-of-market preseason NFL games, except for nationally broadcast ones, and on-demand regular season, playoff and Super Bowl games that are available after they air on broadcast television. An archive of commercial-free NFL games since 2012 is available to subscribers in high-definition.

This is the first time Apple TV owners are able to access NFL’s premium content on the set-top box. Subscriptions are priced at $99.99 per year, with access to content expiring on July 31, 2016. Highlights from each game are available to non-subscribers at no charge.

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Game Pass is available in the United States, Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, any U.S. territories, possessions and commonwealths (including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands) and Mexico.

The Game Pass service shouldn’t be confused with the existing Game Pass service which has been available to international sports fans for quite some time now.
NFL Now debuted on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV in August of 2014.

Source: MacRumors