Originally Posted by gonzo90017
....But the years before that most of the time the games were not available when they were supposed too. Which was supposed to be immediately after Sunday Night Football. Don't know if anything has changed the last 2 years. . .
I haven't used Game Rewind in since around 2010. There was one year I had both Game Rewind and Game Pass because I didn't know about Game Pass (or how to be able to use it) till the middle of the season. If memory serves me well, for the most part, games were up with commercials fairly quickly, maybe fifteen minutes. Every once in a while, there was one that would take a day. And back then, the NFL said within eight hours after the game completed. I usually took the eight hours to mean the full game with no commercials.
Thus, I give the caveat that my observations are more based on the Game Pass service. I also extrapolating the service based on my experience from over four years ago, and knowing the differences between the two services.
It interesting to see how the service has evolved. Then I first got it, back in 2009, I think, all the games were full without commercials and half time, and some lengthy nothing parts, such as the five minute pregame babble. The next year, only the condensed. Following year is more like now where there is a choice.
Too bad they don't include the NFL Network archived shows. For the most part, A Football life is a very good documentary series. Since I cut the cable, many years ago, the live NFL Network stream is how I watched them; usually at work live. Last year they started the archived showed on the PC. Now they're on the Android app, so I can watch them at work. This year, they've archived NFL Presents series (30 minute shows), Superbowls (not sure if it's the America's Game series or the highlight shows), the Hall of Fame ceremony (took a few days for it to show up).
Although the Game Pass service is a bit pricey, it's not a half bad deal considering everything it included. The only thing I find bewildering is they don't include audio, ie the radio broadcasts. There is no option if you just want to listen to the game instead of watching it. This is a feature I think most would use on their mobile devices. But it does come up if a game is blacked out because all you get is a game blackout screen with no audio. MLB automatically switches to audio only if you're in a blacked out region. NHL includes radio broadcasts mode too. NFL during the season, does have where you can choose the local team radio broadcast over the TV network audio and it's properly synced, which is a nice option. I say this because I know the NFL offers an audio only subscription service, Audio Pass
. It's a little pricey at $25US for the follow your team option and $40US for all games, considering you can probably find an audio feed online from a radio station free.