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NFL Launching Revamped Mobile App in Conjunction With Verizon

August 06, 2013


The NFL has always been one of the top technologically advanced professional sports leagues in the world. While it seems as if almost every major sports league is embracing technology and the Internet, the NFL has always been to be a bit ahead of the curve. Now the league has teamed up with Verizon (News - Alert) to put together a bigger and better mobile application that will house quite a bit of the league’s offerings under one roof.

The NFL has revamped its NFL Mobile and has been renamed NFL Mobile From Verizon and it offers up content that is both free of charge and that can be had for a small fee. There are basic tools that can be access by anyone who downloads the app (for pretty much every mobile platform), such as highlights, analysis and fantasy tools.

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Verizon users can also pay $5 a month and actually watch live football programming that includes Thursday Night, Sunday Night and Monday Night broadcasts. Viewers will also be able to watch NFL Network and NFL RedZone television content.

Manish Jha, general manager of the NFL's mobile division talked about why the two companies felt like there was a good reason to make this particular move in a recent statement. "Why unify? Simply put, to bring together two flagship apps, NFL '13 and NFL Mobile, with the goal of making it easier to help fans find the definitive NFL app," Jha told Mashable in an email. "Additionally, we want to help Verizon expose the value of being a Verizon customer to non-customers. By bringing the apps together, we have broadened the user base and exposed them to premium content in hopes of driving subscriptions.”

The application officially launched on Monday afternoon and is currently available for iOS, Android (News - Alert), Blackberry and Windows Phone handsets.

Edited by Ryan Sartor