CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream NFL games on their mobile devices starting this upcoming fall, the company has announced. The new streaming option is made possible via the company’s extended agreement with the NFL, which adds mobile streaming rights onto the package. The new streaming pact is good through 2022.
CBS has already had an agreement with the NFL about streaming games, but you couldn’t do so using the service’s app on your smartphone. That wasn’t a big deal for customers who use a connected device, such as a smart TV, but was an annoying limitation for those who don’t own a TV or who would rather watch it while away from home.
This upcoming season changes that with the addition of mobile streaming rights. Both smartphone and tablet owners will be able to stream the upcoming football season, as well as the Super Bowl, using their mobile device. The company offers apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 10, plus there’s online access at the CBS.com website.
CBS All Access already supports a number of streaming devices, including some Samsung smart TVs, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, Chromecast, and Fire TV. It isn’t clear whether the new mobile streaming rights will remain for the rest of CBS’s contract with NFL or if it’s for a different, lesser period of time.
In addition to the NFL content, CBS All Access provides on-demand access to the network’s entire back catalog, as well as streaming access to the live CBS channel.