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YouTube TV removes streaming cap on NFL Sunday Ticket games

Previously, YouTube TV said subscribers of NFL Sunday Ticket would be limited to two simultaneous streams at once.

Previously, YouTube TV said subscribers of NFL Sunday Ticket would be limited to two simultaneous streams at once.

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Google-owned YouTube TV said it will no longer impose a two-device limitation on customers who purchase the National Football League’s (NFL) out-of-market package Sunday Ticket as part of their service, lifting a previously-imposed limitation that capped the number of simultaneous streams to just two devices.

A spokesperson for YouTube TV said on Thursday the move was based on customer feedback, and that streamers who add NFL Sunday Ticket to their base subscription package will no longer be limited to two simultaneous streams while they are on their home network. The same will also apply for customers who purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket through the YouTube app itself via the Primetime Channels feature.

Streamers who are in the same household as the primary YouTube TV account holder and who share YouTube TV service as part of a family plan will also have unlimited in-home streaming of NFL Sunday Ticket games and related programming. All out-of-home streaming will still be subject to a limitation of two simultaneous streams at once.

Google was awarded the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket earlier this year, grabbing the package away from DirecTV, who had the telecast rights for more than a decade. The NFL Sunday Ticket offers access to live games aired on CBS and Fox stations and affiliates beyond a user’s home market. A version of the NFL Sunday Ticket package sold through YouTube TV also includes access to NFL RedZone.

NFL Sunday Ticket costs $350 per season when ordered through YouTube TV, or $390 for NFL Sunday Ticket with NFL RedZone. The package can also be purchased a-la-carte without a YouTube TV subscription via YouTube PrimeTime Channels, where the price of NFL Sunday Ticket is $450 per season or $490 when purchased with NFL RedZone.

Both YouTube Primetime Channels and YouTube TV are offering $100 off the NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Sunday Ticket with NFL RedZone if customers order the package by June 6.

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