The summer may be coming to an end soon, but that means we’re also getting closer to the NFL football season — preseason games are actually starting this week — and Apple is prepared to get in on the action. According to a report from 9to5Mac on Monday, Apple is gearing up to launch NFL Now on the Apple TV in the very near future.
NFL Now is a new service that’s being launched by the NFL in August, and while the Apple TV hasn’t been named specifically outside of today’s rumor, it will be supported on iOS, Android, Windows, Roku, the Web, Xbox One and more when it does launch. According to the site, NFL Now will provide access to the NFL Network and NFL Films archives.
“Users will indicate their favorite team, fantasy players and which videos they like and dislike,” the NFL said when it first announced the service in January. “The content stream will dynamically personalize each user’s viewing experience to deliver a customizable news, analysis and highlights offering for NFL fans around the world. Additionally, NFL Now will provide users with access to the deepest vault of on-demand NFL video content available anywhere.”
A screenshot also provided by 9to5Mac bolster’s today’s rumor that it’s headed to the Apple TV. You can see that in the image above. 9to5Mac said the service could hit Apple TV as early as this week. I just hope the famous Mark Sanchez butt-fumble play doesn’t resurface with it.