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New NFL Mobile App Hits Android Market

Forget about the NFL Mobile app we leaked to you back in April.  That app was pulled from the market weeks ago while Verizon reworked it so that it looked extra fantastic when the Droid X launched.  Well, that time has come.  The all new NFL Mobile app is available now in the Android Market and at first glance is quite the upgrade from the previous version.

You can set up your favorite team, alerts and best of all, watch NFL RedZone on your 4.3″ screen in case your wife forces you into a Sunday shopping trip to Nordstrom.

Mid-post update: There is one major negative and it might be a deal breaker.  As of 9/1, a $10 per month VCAST subscription will be needed to play video. (Yuck.)  Like our $30 required data package isn’t enough?  And I just went from uber-excited blogger to half-way depressed blogger.  I need RedZone everywhere!

Download:

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Cheers Pete!

  • Thomandcarol

    Can you stream live audio of the games? If not this is worthless….

  • Anonymous

    of course this starts the week the Chargers game is blacked out in SD!!!!!haha i even went out and bought a micro hdmi cable to hook up the red zone stream to my tv

    ***CAN WE ALL RATE THIS ONE STAR AND COMPLAIN TO VZ? MAYBE THEY WILL CHANGE IT BEFORE 1:15 WHEN THE CHARGERS TAKE ON THE DOLPHINS LOL!

    also dont bother trying to flash a backup or install an older version of the app if you have already updated. old versions propt you to update before they will even open

  • Harley_ken

    I would use it , but they get enough of my money already..

  • Mayswf

    Its all a scam to take more money from you , at the end of the day you are paying for a coneveince.. So dig deep and ante up lol…

  • eric

    yup… total bs…. when i first got this app it was awesome… I pay 30 bucks a month… No thanx…

  • Bobby

    Well i got the Droid X the day it came out. July 15th. the cut off day for free NFL Video is July 22.

    But guess what.. it asks me to pay 10 dollars a month.. verizon says if it asks me to pay.. then i have to pay.. nothing they can do..

    wow im starting to hate verizon.. one of the big reasons i got the phone was because of this free app.

    Im guessing maybe i did not activate the NFL Mobile app before july 22.. so there for they did not know i had the app b4 that date.. and therefore i got charged.

    would of been nice to kno this when i bought the damn phone.

    please e-mail me at [email protected] if you found a way around this

  • Thebigb76

    They are doing what ATT did with Iphone. Android is supposed to be open source and Verizon is making an app that wont work with other androids. Crazy

  • Thebigb76

    They are doing what ATT did with Iphone. Android is supposed to be open source and Verizon is making an app that wont work with other androids. Crazy

  • Joe

    it won't quit sending me text messages… i replied with stop it won't go through…

  • mtpackerfan

    This really drives me nuts because I bought the Droid X in large part because I wanted the “FREE” exclusive NFL Mobile app they were advertising both online and in the Verizon store where I bought the phone. But when I got my Droid X up and running and looked for the app, it wasn't preinstalled on the phone the way it was advertised. So I went to the Android Marketplace right away to download the app, and the only thing I could find was the NFL News app. So I downloaded that, thinking it was the app. Obviously it was not.

    I bought my phone on July 21, but when I went to download the NFL mobile app it wasn't there. They say that customers who downloaded the app before July 22 would have the app through the Super Bowl. I bought my phone before July 22, so they should give me that app for free.

    All that said, it doesn't look like the NFL mobile app works with WiFi anyway, so you have to use 3G to watch it, and quite honestly, the 3G doesn't seem fast enough to stream live video cleanly anyway.

    I'm still pissed tho. That was a bullshit marketing tactic. The Droid X is great, and for the most part I'm pretty happy with Verizon, but this thing really irritates me.

  • mtpackerfan

    This really drives me nuts because I bought the Droid X in large part because I wanted the “FREE” exclusive NFL Mobile app they were advertising both online and in the Verizon store where I bought the phone. But when I got my Droid X up and running and looked for the app, it wasn't preinstalled on the phone the way it was advertised. So I went to the Android Marketplace right away to download the app, and the only thing I could find was the NFL News app. So I downloaded that, thinking it was the app. Obviously it was not.

    I bought my phone on July 21, but when I went to download the NFL mobile app it wasn't there. They say that customers who downloaded the app before July 22 would have the app through the Super Bowl. I bought my phone before July 22, so they should give me that app for free.

    All that said, it doesn't look like the NFL mobile app works with WiFi anyway, so you have to use 3G to watch it, and quite honestly, the 3G doesn't seem fast enough to stream live video cleanly anyway.

    I'm still pissed tho. That was a bullshit marketing tactic. The Droid X is great, and for the most part I'm pretty happy with Verizon, but this thing really irritates me.

  • Lloydgunton665

    I'm in the UK and cant appear to download this on my new HTC desire. Please dont tell me this is anexclusively american app!!!??? I lvoe the nfl and its hard enough to get news on it across here as it is!

  • Ls1tiger

    I wont download it because of Vcast chargers

  • interestingly, the woman from Verizon was reading me the Droid specific FAQ, and it noted that upon install of the upgrade, users would receive an instant SMS message, instructing them on deletion of the old app….I did NOT receive any SMS, and I still have, and intend to keep the old original (yet non functional app) on my phone, just in case, as proof, in case they try to bill me for usage…I want to show them, that I have, in fact, had the app prior to the date required for grandfathering for free usage for the 2010-11 football season.

    • heck ya! i agree with you about keeping the old app on there just for proof that we had the app before the cutoff date!

  • I read the release statement from Verizon this morning about this and it says for any users who downloaded the app before July 22nd that it would be free thru the Super Bowl. Here's the paragraph:

    “Verizon Wireless customers who downloaded NFL Mobile prior to July 22 will continue to enjoy all of the features of the app at no additional cost through Super Bowl XLV. Usage of the app will continue to be charged according to the customer’s data package.”

    http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/07/pr2010-07-21.html

  • I have 2 apps now on my phone….do I keep BOTH?!? I am reluctant to delete the original, even though it doesn't work, and simply redirects me to upgrade….at least it is proof that I have it and HAVE had it when they CLAIMED it to be FREE!!
    If you read the disclaimer at the beginning when downloading, the NFL makes the claim that the PRE-SEASON is FREE!! it makes NO claims about the regular season being free at all! it is VERY specific about the pre-season being free!
    whats the difference between the NFL network and V-cast video…are they both going against my unlimited data plan….I was NOT shown any charges for usage, so they cannot be charging me for use…can they??

    • on the phone with a rep as I type…FREE until 9/1 only! then a $10 a month charge PERIOD…”.Verizon makes NO guarantee about the apps, and they change all the time….the wireless service you currently pay for has not and will not change…Verizon cannot guarantee apps sir, they are 3rd party”

  • Firelight

    This is CRAP. I have the 'previous' version from April and it will not let me use it. When I open it it gives me a window and says I HAVE TO UPGRADE. That means changing the TAS and Verizon lied about the 1 year free streaming. FRAK!

  • Sdmeltz1979

    i spoke with a VZW rep last night they ensured me there will be no charge what so ever for the nfl package. that it was a false statement.

  • Hotheaded_turdburglar

    FYI for those of you considering Slingbox because of this – you DON'T need one of the newer (more expensive) Slingbox models. I have a classic slingbox hooked up to my Droid X and it covers the full screen without studdering or hiccuping.

    Classic slingboxes can be had on craigslist for around $80. So $110 will get you unlimited TV on your phone with no monthly fees. Something to consider……..

  • rockymtnhigh

    VCAST video on a droid with unlimited data? I call b.s. Big Red, you suck.

  • KSutherland

    Is it $10 a month more for the “Redzone” video or for all NFL Network video?

  • So I downloaded the original app long ago and after seeing this I went to it and opened it. It prompted me to upgrade then took me to the market place to install the new one. Hopefully they are actually keeping track of who had it before the deadline.

  • Lakernutz

    PHence the reason we should all be rating this thing 1star. How can they charge ten bucks for a one or two star app?

  • nkhex19

    By the time September comes and VZW wants to charge $10 for vcast on NFL Mobile Froyo will be out which will enable Flash and you can just stream NFL games from numerous websites right?

  • droid_fanatic

    10.00 a month for vcast videos/nfl mobile
    29.99 a month for data package
    20.00 a month for unl messaging
    39.99 a month for calling plan
    199.99 for Droid X with 2 year contract

    Hearing customers b*tch at me all day at work about prices for stuff they are not forced have, they just want them! PRICELESS!

    heres an idea people if you cant justify the cost for the need/want just dont get it you dont have to complain about it.

    • Lvucrew

      Typical Verizon employee. This is why I try to screw over Verizon every chance I get. Thanks for those $49.99 32gb microSD cards!

  • droid_fanatic

    10 a month is worth it to me during football season and to have access to vcast videos for the same 10 bucks seems worth it for my entertainment…i wasted much more money on much less entertaining things before lol…can you blame verizon they are a business, who lucky for us i actually believe invests a lot of profits back into the company that gives us the service we expect to have. (plus we gave them a taste of the money they seen they could make in a short time with vcast videos during the world cup, people complained then too but still paid, so part of me thinks this charge resulted from that success)

  • Why does it need to send texts?

  • Ksmckay

    If you have sunday ticket super fan you can watch the games and red zone on your phone as well but still sucks for everyone without sunday ticket.

  • Evermour

    They have lost their minds. Too expensive.

  • V941726

    bet there will be better apps out there anyway that will have better video too.

  • Jim.s

    is the app running on vcast now?video seem sloppy.i still have old app video plays great. a different host on that? what they going to do if verizon does limited data plan.

  • i3itchlips12

    F*ck $10/month….are they high!?!? They said it would be free, big red is going to begin to lose a lot of customers………including me if they keep trying to add these little fees here and there

  • Rogue5

    Is things like this what makes me think twice about getting a smartphone. Sure the good still outweigh the bad, but it just irks me more and more when i hear things like this. Its already bad enough that we here in California are taxed the “list price” for a cell phone and not the actual sale price.

    • hell yeah that is super bogus! I worked for ATT and sold a lady a phone for $30 and her taxes came out to about 25

  • Chaozu

    Not all of us have a 4.3 inch screen Mr.Kellex…

  • Didin't verizon promise us free showings of games for this year? If that is correct, I feel a lawsuit on their hands.

  • V941726

    i git an idea! why dont all verizon customers do a direct deposit of their paychecks directly into verizon accts. c'mon everyone. your all game aren you? screw them. i'm not giving them another dime no matter what they have

  • jroc869

    looks like ill grab a sling box and pay the 30 one time fee for the slingplayer app.

  • jedijesus95

    It wouldn't be so bad if vcast had better quality video. I used it during the World Cup and the games looked pretty bad.

  • ummm… how about NO Scott!!!

  • lantandroid

    i'll stick with score center

  • This app doesn't work when you have a rooted phone as it only works for verizon phones.

  • tonytbone7883

    Nice app. LOVE football… I have four apps now just in-case one does not want to work. The additional 10.00 a month sucks though. I'll probably remove it by then.

  • joesred

    hey….for the record…I am a wife…and I get forced into all kinds of stuff by husband/kids/friends…
    I will love this app…
    I LOVE football…big sweaty guys in tight pants…just knowing their junk is held in place a …oh I digress..
    I will love keeping track of the NFL
    : )

    • Michael_NM

      Glad you hear you like football, but TMI… 🙂

    • jimnye

      whoa…that's just wrong..now I have images of you as the maid on 2 1/2 men.

  • Slnyarko

    just a dumb question, has anyone been experiencing a problem answering phone calls on the DX? my slider doesn't work sometimes like it happened on my D1 and the other answer button isn't working either. anyone having any issue like that or its just mine running wild on me?

  • Ricky

    Bah they can keep it, no way I'm paying to watch this on a 4″ screen when I can just turn on the damn TV.

  • poeddroiduser

    As soon as there is an NFL team back in LA, now that USC got busted, I will care. Thumbs down for the $10 VCAST fee!

    • caphoagie

      Don't worry the men of Troy will be back on top before we know it.

  • mean556face2456783

    who cares about sports!!!! Its lame and dumb

    • caphoagie

      While the rest if us are drinking beer watching football you out shopping with the gals then. Jk bro to each there own.

  • Still have the old app and will see what happens with the new app. I may as well get a slingbox for the season, at least that money will serve me all year long rather than the 4.5 months of the football season.

    I agree with a few earlier posts…. Every day there is a new article stating how google or verizon is going to sock it to our wallets.

    Appreciate the hard work Kellex on bringing the news. No we are not going to shoot the messenger….keep up the good work.

    • caphoagie

      Doing the same thing sling box here i come.

  • gahhhh!!! Verizon you tease!!!

    … sadly I might still give in and get the $10… just for football season

  • are you a colt fan kellex? holy hell, you know the Texans are winning the AFC South this year!!!

    • KSutherland

      LMAO you have been drinking way too much. You're hallucinating

  • Well, I was gonna be all over this like white on rice, or beige if we're talking about mexican style rice, but then I saw that 10$ a month VCast requirement garbage and ditched the thought of picking it up.

  • It seems like every new post lately is Verizon trying to f$%* us somehow.

    • Michael_NM

      I'll still use this app without the video, but I agree with you. Have you noticed that VZ is offering Navigator for the Droid X? $10 a month for an inferior alternative to the free Google Nav? A co-worker of mine almost downloaded this, until I showed him that he already had a better and free option. This seems like an unethical fleecing of new/uniformed customers.

  • Arthur2142

    Wait…what??? What video falls under this $10 plan? Will you have to pay this fee for SlingBox or YouTube as well, or is this strictly for NFL Mobile?

  • Michael_NM

    Excellent, and I'd be remiss if I didn't say:

    GO HAWKS!!!

  • boooooooooo!! having said that…will probably subscribe if more content is added to vcast.

    • DeeMat

      My experience with vcast was choppy video and a video/sound delay. Not worth $120/yr.

  • bandenjamin

    You've got to be joking? Seriously? So on my multi media phone that has a 29.99 plan I can watch vcast for free but with my Droid X I'll be hosed in to paying $10 more per month! KAHHHHHHHHNNNNNN!!!!!!

    • Tyler

      Everyone rate one star then complain about the costs, then say the prices are malicious when you remove it from your phone. Worth a shot!

  • masterxchief

    Any word on needed the VCast package on the old version of the app to watch NFL network?

    • amosk

      i'd be interested to know about this as well.

    • Drakunis

      People that downloaded NFL Mobile prior to 7/22 will get the 2010 – 2011 season free.

      • That is what I thought.

      • Skjwood

        That's what I was told as well. If downloaded after 7/22, the “premium” features of the app will require $10 Vcast. The “basic” parts of the app will still be free (meaning the non-video parts of the app).

        Not to defend Verizon, but that's what they announced when the original app came out. If it was downloaded early, all content for 2010 season would be free. They are still charging too much tho for new downloads…imo

      • WAldenIV

        That's BS. I tried downloading the app a few days ago, but it wasn't on the market. It wasn't pre-installed on the X. I also tried to scan the QR code on the Droiddoes site but it the link was bad. It should either be free for all, or no one.

        • Drakunis

          it was off the market 7/22 and 7/23. When it returned it required the $10 subscription for video. Im a VZW employee we found out about the data charge only a couple of days before they pulled it from the market.