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Super Bowl XLVI to be Streamed Through Verizon’s NFL Mobile App, Hopefully We Have Galaxy Nexus Support by Then

This year’s Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis can be watched on your mobile device thanks to Verizon and their NFL Mobile app. And not only will you get to stream the game from anywhere, but the coverage will include additional camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats. This is fantastic news for those that either have to work on that day, are traveling, or for whatever reason cannot join their friends for another epic party. The Super Bowl will take place on February 5.

Now, when can we expect to see support for the Galaxy Nexus? Verizon has assured us all that a working version is on the way, so here’s to hoping it arrives within the next month.

Via:  WSJ

  • Anonymous

    its nice they’re getting the playoffs and sb on the app, but the best part about it is that during the regular season you can get RedZone on it

  • Anonymous

    The app is in the market now but it’s still not supported on the device.  I had to enable Verizon Login in order to set up my account, so if you disabled that when you disabled the other bloatware you’ll need to go in and enable it again.

  • erik superman

    I think the best part of this whole scenario is the fact that viewers will get a great chance to see the quality, and useability of having their TV at their fingertips!!  I have TV Everywhere through DISH network, and can take ALL of my home channels PLUS my DVR with me wherever I go!!  I have it on my Android, but it works with dozens of other devices.  With Sling Technology and the free DISH Remote Access app, DISH gives me full control of my TV system from afar.  Other providers say they have TVE, but you are still relegated to using your device INSIDE the home network area.  I got my Sling Adapter through an offer to DISH employees, but customers can also sign up and get a rebate to get the adapter FREE!!!  I’m excited that the NFL is relaxing regulations a bit to bring this to the fans, and I hope people will see what a cool thing streaming live is, and jump on board with DISH’s TV Everywhere!!

  • Gnex FTW

    Yes, NFL mobile will be working on the gnex for the SuperBowl. The hold-up is from Google, not VZW. Can’t go into further detail, but it WILL be supported and running in time to see the Niners clinch it.

  • Goblueboy

    Doesn’t this cost money to have that NFL app? Like the app is free but the service costs money or something

    • LionStone

      No it does not cost this year for VZ 4G users…friggin 4G WIN!!

      • Anonymous

        So, iPhone owners need not apply?

  • Anonymous

    How ironic, now they are mad because some VZW bloatware won’t work properly on the Nexus..  you people are hard to please! lol

  • Robert Farrow Jr.

    F that APP i have unlimited data and it says I need a 2gb+ data plan, Grandfathered in. I talk to verizon all they say is Sorry, wait for next update and try again. You think it has to do with the fact its a Rooted Thunderbolt running CM7?

  • Earleepa

    I’m just hoping my nexus arrives within the next month.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevenindy Steven Ege

    I live about a minute and a half away from Lucas Oil Stadium…. I don’t even want to be in this city when February comes….. kinda like the Indy 500, no thanks!

  • Anonymous

    I just hope I’m not working. Otherwise, this will be what I’m doing the entire night.

  • Anonymous

    How is it not on the Nexus yet? This is a dealbreaker!

    Seriously, I watch RedZone on it every Sunday while watching the Browns. Without a distraction of good football one would go insane watching the Browns every week.

  • Spoken Word™

    Now all Verizon needs to do is update the app so it works with the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Anonymous

    So lets add up all the things going wrong and not working and bugs on the GNEX. Kellex???? Can we get a list???

    • Dshudson

      No need.. thing is flawless ;-) 

      • Anonymous

        R….E….A….L….L….Y   I’ve heard things and your statement is not completely true. But i know what you mean, cause some peoples uses are not affected by the bugs, and it depends on the persons use of the phone. But let’s get a overall community use and clarify the bugs so we can discuss work-arounds. 

        • Dshudson

          Agreed.. I have none to report as of yet.. 

          • Anonymous

            That’s awesome…. good to hear, and good for you. 

  • Guest

    I was WAY disappointed when it let me download it and even update NFL Mobile and then it didn’t work on the phone. I hope they get it up for Superbowl. I’ll prob be watching it on tv but, one never knows if you get called away or power goes out etc etc.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanSMiller Ryan Scott Miller

    Verizon is working overtime to screw up the Galaxy Nexus! First the launch (finally out), no Google Wallet (now available from that .apk file) and now NFL Mobile not supported.  It’s a good thing they have a blazing network (and I still have unlimited data).  They’re spending their brand loyalty like Congress spends taxes!

    • Spoken Word™

      Please shut up about Google Wallet not being on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. The last time I checked it also isn’t on the GSM Galaxy Nexus or any other phone except the Galaxy S on Sprint. 

      • Dshudson

        that’s funny, I used it yesterday 

  • Anonymous

    my Bionic is going to be streaming it for sure. This is great news. The game looks so good on my phone. I watch RED-ZONE every weekend and the local game and keep track of everything!!! 

  • Prime

    Now if only the remove the ‘Are you there?’ crap that stops it from playing every 10 minutes, the app would actually be great!

  • Hep

    This is total crap that Verizon didn’t work with the NFL to get the app running on their flagship phone.  We’re missing out on the rest of the season being free while traveling around for the holidays and I’m guessing they’ll be making everyone pay for it next season… like they did with 3G users this year.

    • NexusIsBestus

      The Nexus is not their “flagship” phone.  If you noticed all the commercials, Verizon believes the Razr is the flagship phone.

      • Hep

        Um, common sense says the RAZR is not. The Rezound even has better specs than the RAZR.

  • Anonymous

    GO PACK GO! In A-Rodge we trust.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      My better half is a massive Packers fan, which led to our kitteh getting dubbed Rodgers.

      • Dshudson

        Watch this video of kitteh with vertigo.. so funny.. 
        http://fragg.me/video/kitten-laser-blasters 

        • Dshudson

          From what I understand, this is not permanent so it’s ok to
          laugh.. 

      • Anonymous

        Discount Double-check.

    • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen

      One of the worst d’s in the league. They won’t win.

      • Anonymous

        ok CHRIS. again, in A-Rodge we trust.

  • Dan

    J E T S JETS JETS JETS

    • Anonymous

      Not with that Defense they won’t LOL :P

  • Anonymous

    I thought this was “bloatware” ??

    • http://subzerosoldiers.com Matt

      No, this is the NFL official mobile streaming app. Its just exclusive to Verizon. And free this season if you’re on 4G.

    • Anonymous

      bloatware comes pre-installed and cannot be removed. so, no. fwiw, this app actually isn’t too bad.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, this app is pre-installed and cannot be removed, so yes, it’s bloatware.

        • Anonymous

          I had to download it on my Nexus, so obviously it wasn’t pre-loaded.  

          • Hep

            …and then it didn’t work

          • Anonymous

            What does it not working have to do with if it’s bloat-ware or not?

            Not the Nexus’ fault Verizon didn’t think about updating their app for the newest version of Android. 

            It’s not like Google released 4.0 source code over a month ago, oh wait…they did.

          • Hep

            I was just finishing the rest of your sentence that you left off after downloading it to your awesome phone and being disappointed like I was.  Although, now we know why it wasn’t pre-loaded bloatware…

          • Anonymous

            I thought the point of getting the Nexus was to not have what is considered bloatware..  now some are disappointed that said bloatware can’t be installed (and work) Can you people never be satisfied? sheesh! *poke*

          • Anonymous

            It’s bloatware when it comes pre-installed and cannot be uninstalled, since neither of those apply to this App it is not bloatware.

          • Anonymous

            Would you have been upset if this app came pre-loaded on the pseudo-Nexus?

          • Anonymous

            I’ve proven that this app did not come preloaded and can be removed on the Nexus.  I also proved that it can be removed from the Original Droid.  I don’t need to prove to you anything else.  When it can’t be uninstalled, then you can consider it bloatware. 

          • Anonymous

            Way to dodge the question…. It’s obvious the irony is lost on you. Carry on.

          • Anonymous

            The point of not having bloatware on the Nexus is so you can install and uninstall any and all applications you wish.  Not to block people from using apps they deem worthy of use.  

          • Anonymous

            ok, so you do wish the pseudo-Nexus came with this app pre-installed. Good to go, thanks for clarifying.

          • Anonymous

            Not to mention common sense.

          • Anonymous

            I proved that it came pre-loaded on my Droid Razr, and cannot be uninstalled, just because the application didn’t come pre-installed on some devices and can be removed, doesn’t mean that it’s not bloatware when it IS pre-installed on other devices and cannot be removed. So the only thing you proved is that you’re wrong.

          • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen

            You’re a really bad liar. /facepalm

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I’m lying about having to download an app onto my Nexus that I used on a weekly basis with my OG.

            You’re a really bad troll./facepalm

          • Anonymous

            Did it work ok?

          • Anonymous

            It’s on my phone, I didn’t download it and I can’t uninstall it.

          • Anonymous

            You must be an idiot, I just now uninstalled it on my Nexus to test.

            Picture to show how stupid you are:

          • Anonymous

            Alright, as I look at my Razr and see that I can’t uninstall it, I laugh at you.  But yet, I’m the idiot. 

            Here’s a picture as proof…yes it’s bloatware.  The whole world doesn’t revolve around the Nexus, even though they mentioned the Nexus support in the article, common sense will tell you that this post is conerning the use of this app on any Android advice.  And even more specifically, orion11100 simply asked if it was bloatware, so because this comes pre-loaded on some phones and cannot be removed, “yes” it’s bloatware.

            So no sir, I’m not stupid.  But yet your intelligence is certainly in question.  Have a good day.

          • Anonymous

            It doesn’t come on the Nexus, it’s not bloatware.  Not my fault you bought a Razr. 

          • Anonymous

            It comes on my Razr, so it’s bloatware.  I know it pains you to even think about admitting that you’re wrong. It’s ok.

          • Anonymous

            Bloatware by definition is software pre-installed on a device that cannot be removed.  It IS NOT bloatware on my Nexus as it was neither pre-installed and I can uninstall it.  

          • Anonymous

            Hahaha, your denial is hilarious.

          • Anonymous

            Me uninstalling it from my Original droid.

          • Anonymous

            Therein lies the irony….  Nexus peeps clamoring to get some bloatware installed… lol

          • Anonymous

            It is apparent you saw the humor in my post (bravo!)….by pointing out that some Nexus peeps are anxious to get what is most definitely bloatware on other VZW devices working on their (Nexus) devices. BTW, I own a Nexus :^)

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, people cursing Verizon for even mentioning placing bloatware apps on their phone.  Then turning around and clamoring to download it on those same phones…

          • EC8CH

            Here’s the moral of this story:

            If Verizon makes an app that’s worthwhile, they don’t need to force it on people by locking it onto their phones, they’ll just install it themselves if they’re interested in it.

          • Anonymous

            That, I agree with

          • Anonymous

            After looking through your post history I see you’ve been trolling Nexus news since it’s inception.  Don’t be mad at us you bought the Razr.  I won’t be responding or attempting to inform ignorant trolls like yourself. 

          • Anonymous

            Since you know me so well, let me fill in the rest of my history, you know when I was anticipating the Galaxy S2 and was dissapointed like the rest of us.  Then you know that part when I was anticipating the Nexus.  If you’ve looked further back into my post history, you’ll see that as well.  But I bought a Razr, and I’m happy. 

            But ever since back in the summer time I’ve been commenting, asking questions and learning from this site before it got over run by Nexus trolls (not every Nexus owner, but you know who I’m talking about)  But yet, I’M a troll?  Hahaha.

            And I’ve proven that this app IS bloatware on some phones, so yes, it can be considered bloatware. I’m sure you showed all of us who the ignorant one is.  Thanks for making it easy!

          • Anonymous

            Oh, and by the way…

        • Anonymous

          I stand corrected! I should know what to expect outta VZW by now. I think it may depend on phone age tho, cause I don’t believe it was on my DX.

        • Anonymous

          it was preinstalled on some phones.

    • J RIDD

      Bloatware? It does’t come pre-loaded. 

  • Anonymous

    There’s nothing better than watching the superbowl on a 4.65 inch screen.

    • Anonymous

      And paying $9.99 a month for it. 

      • James Friedman

        It’s free on 4G LTE phones….

        • Anonymous

          Well another free season of NFL mobile for me :D

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

    can’t wait to see my Texans playing in the super bowl

  • GNex

    Uhhh..I’d rather watch on my 110″ HD projector. But hey, who’s countin?!

    • http://www.scaryuncledevin.com/ Devin Rodriguez

      Me! 145″!

    • http://twitter.com/BoomstickMcGee Jeremy Alajajian

      Well, you could take that projector anywhere now and throw an HDMI out on your GNEX with this news and show the Super Bowl wherever you damn well please, without the restriction of  cable companies…just sayin’

      • aunt_jamihmah

        sorry jeremy but the app detects HDMI and cuts off the stream… sorry to burst that bubble

        • Anonymous

          That’s true and that really sucks, I can why they do it but it still sucks!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705034 Jeff Simpson

    Really?

    I think people who can afford a $300 phone on launch day PROBABLY have access to a television.

    • Dshudson

      hahahah

    • http://www.scaryuncledevin.com/ Devin Rodriguez

      I have access, but although I don’t subscribe to cable TV, charter still pumps through basic channels including local HD, so I still can watch and record.

    • Michael Forte

      Maybe they have to work?

    • LionStone

      Probably…But I also travel and on Thanksgiving Day I was in North Carolina. First two games aired but the Niners/Raven game did not and that sucked big time being a Niner fan (whats up with the east coast bias?) So thankfully, on my TB I streamed the game perfectly but unfortunately it wasn’t a win for my team. Plus it is just awesome to catch highlight videos, interviews, etc. on the go, wherever, whenever.

  • Youbaxter

    Hopefully you won’t have to watch the Super Bowl on your phone!!!!!!

  • richard melcher

    I wonder how much Verizon paid for that…

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t had NFL Mobile on my Bolt since I’ve been on CM7. I’m a rabid NFL fan and I don’t miss it.

  • Jukboxhero

    Or just watch it on tv?

    • Dshudson

      right

  • Dshudson

    And the Patriots will win it! 

    • Anonymous

      If by Patriots you mean the Cleveland Browns, then yes, I agree.

      • Dshudson

        Then I guess we disagree then? 

        • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen

          I think the whole world disagrees with him. lol

      • Anonymous

        Are we still in it?

    • Michael Forte

      They could only win Super Bowls because they were cheating.

      • Dshudson

        lol.. haha is what the excuse fans of other teams are still using.. 

        • Dshudson

          that i mean.. 

        • http://twitter.com/P1X3LPU5H3R P!X3L

          The Pats couldn’t even beat the Steelers. If I was a Pats fan, I’d worry about getting past the first playoff game before winning the super bowl.

    • Anonymous

      PATRIOTS ALL THE WAY!