DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Website and App Crash During Opening Weekend


Football fans are struggling to watch the season’s first NFL Sunday Ticket game due to issues with DirecTV’s website and app. While some users (myself included) report see an error page when trying to access the Sunday Ticket website, others say: they can’t even log in.

But that’s not all: users are also reporting a range of other issues, with what get locked out of the stream and get an error saying that they must be in an NFL stadium to watch. To make matters worse, those who subscribe to the NFL Plus subscription (which is separate from Sunday Ticket) say the app does not load game scores.

At this point, it’s unclear what exactly is causing the issues with the Sunday Ticket stream, which started several hours prior to the game and is still ongoing.

“We are aware that some customers may not be able to access NFL Sunday Ticket online or through the app,” DirecTV spokesperson Alisha Laventure said in a statement. The edge. “Our teams are working to resolve this, but in the meantime, we encourage customers to watch on TV.”

As noted by several users, these types of issues are apparently are not unusual when streaming the game with DirecTV, which has owned the rights to Sunday Ticket since 1994. These rights expire at the end of this football season, and several companies, such as Google and Apple, are reportedly investigating to secure these rights (and hopefully be able to provide a more reliable stream)


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