National Football League fans who own an Apple TV will be glad to hear that the league’s “Game Pass” package will be coming to the little black streaming box. A website dedicated to a revamped Game Pass program indicates that the NFL plans to debut the package later this summer.
For viewers in the United States, the NFL currently offers Game Rewind, with access to on-demand NFL games after they air on broadcast television. As of July 31, 2015, Game Rewind is being discontinued in favor of Game Pass, a consolidated service that will offer all 256 NFL season games on-demand as well as access to live out-of-market preseason games.
Game Pass access will be added to the existing NFL Mobile app, available on the iPhone and iPad. The website indicates that Game Pass content will also be made available on selected connected TV devices, including the Apple TV.
Currently, there is an NFL Now channel available on the Apple TV, but content is limited to historic video, breaking news, and game highlights. The new service will include live access to most preseason games, other than those that are nationally broadcast, plus on-demand access to regular season games, the playoffs, and Super Bowl games following their appearance on broadcast television.
MacRumors notes that Game Pass will be 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. Pricing for the package has not yet been announced.