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How to Watch the 2013 NFL Preseason Live on iPad & Android



Watch every 2013 NFL preseason game live on the iPad and Android tablets for just $20 as part of the special NFL Preseason Live app that delivers live streaming of NFL games in HD to the iPad and Android devices like the Nexus 7.

Users can watch their favorite NFL teams kick off the 2013 preseason even if they live states away and don’t have a cable subscription.

The 2013 NFL Preseason kicked off earlier this week, and resumes with multiple games on Thursday August 8th. The $20 NFL Preseason subscription carries through the entire preseason which ends on September 14th.

Watch the 2013 NFL preseason live on the iPad and Android.

Watch the 2013 NFL preseason live on the iPad and Android.

With a 2013 NFL Preseason Live subscription users can watch their favorite team on the iPad, iPad mini, Nexus 7 and other Android devices as well as on a computer. There is also a dual-view and quad-view feature to watch multiple games at once while on a computer. Users can watch at home and on the go.

One big disappointment for users is the lack of AirPlay mirroring in the 2013 NFL Preseason Live app, which means no using the Apple TV to watch games on the big screen. The app offered this in 2012, and made for a great way to watch Preseason games.

The 2013 NFL Preseason Live app no longer supports AirPlay.

The 2013 NFL Preseason Live app no longer supports AirPlay.

Users that can’t watch each of the 65 preseason games live can tune in to a DVR like area of the app to watch previously aired games. There is also access to the entire 2010, 2011 and 2012 preseason games. Users who are strapped for time can watch condensed versions of the games which is essentially a 30 minute highlight reel of preseason games.

Live games and DVR’d games are available in HD, so users can enjoy the same great viewing experience as on a TV.

While users can in theory watch any 2013 NFL Preseason game on the iPad or Android, there are still blackouts and restrictions. Any game broadcast on nationally on TV will not stream on the app and locally televised games will be blacked out for those users as well.

Android tablets like the Nexus 7 work with the 2013 NFL Preseason Live app.

Android tablets like the Nexus 7 work with the 2013 NFL Preseason Live app.

The NFL just updated the app for the new season, and users can purchase the $19.99 NFL Preseason 2013 subscription in app or on the NFL website.

Read our NFL Preseason Live Review from 2012 to see how we liked the app. Even though the 2013 NFL Preseason Live app removes Airplay support it looks like another winner, and a product we wish the NFL offered during the regular season.

Get the NFL Preseason Live iPad app and the NFL Preseason Live Android app for free, to check out the features before subscribing to the $20 fee.

The NFL Preseason Live 2013 app is tested on the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini as well as a collection of popular Android tablets, but should work on many Android tablets running Android 4.0 and above.



  1. Jan

    08/09/2013 at 6:26 am

    Realized the air play function was not available 20min before kickoff! Definately was disappointed….

    Does anyone know if the air play function will also be unavailable for the direct tv Sunday ticket “on the go” package? I hope that feature won’t be blocked as well. Any insight is helpful

  2. Volcano Bob

    08/09/2013 at 11:53 am

    I will not be subscribing without air play!

  3. Leon

    08/10/2013 at 3:19 am

    Can’t even use with direct connect to ‘TV with adapter… The app disables… Seems pissy of them.

  4. Jan

    08/10/2013 at 9:48 am

    Leon, are you referring to the preseason app or the direct tv app come week 1? Even with a digital av adapter it won’t work?

  5. Tracy

    08/10/2013 at 8:57 pm

    I am totally pissed off, lack of Airplay support and complete shutdown of app when connecting to VGA cable is really crappy. Premium price for a single game on this tiny screen. Way to tick off the fan base NFL!

  6. Nate

    08/11/2013 at 10:22 am

    I will almost guarantee AirPlay will be removed from Sunday Ticket as well. I thought it already was last year, but I could be mistaken. I really think it’s probably more of a contractual thing with the networks. The contracts everyone was OK with probably allowed for tablet and phone access, and the networks probably called foul when they realized you could just airplay to the TV and go around them. You and I can say, “yeah, but you can hook a computer up to a TV,” but that’s just because they have no way to block that. Apple unfortunately gave app developers the option, and if that option is there, any major streaming app is going to disable it. I personally have a Mac Mini hooked up to my TV and that works great.

  7. Mr sucker

    08/16/2013 at 7:37 pm

    No airplay. How little the customer matters anymore! NFL is falling over money and pull this BS on loyal fans who actually are willing pay for preseason? Don’t buy this crap till they bring it back!

  8. Karen Betancourt

    08/20/2013 at 8:15 am

    Looks like a “fumble” by NFL this year by removing AirPlay mirroring from the app AND blacking out half the games! Luckily I read the reviews before I purchased this App! Pisses me off…..Isn’t $20 enough from their loyal fans to let us watch on something bigger than a 9×11 screen? The only thing smaller is their generosity and business sense!!!!

  9. David

    08/29/2013 at 4:41 pm

    Just found out we can’t use Airplay. WTF NFL?! What is the point of denying a paying customer a way to watch something they’ve paid for? Greedy a$$holes. Pisses me off. Won’t purchase this again…EVER.

  10. Rick

    09/01/2013 at 6:51 am

    I would agree. I will not purchase next year without AirPlay.

  11. Joseph Bailey

    09/07/2013 at 6:41 pm

    I agree loved it last year because I don’t have cable but I could at least airplay the red zone through Verizon and now I can’t guess I will be unsubscribing

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