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American Football is vastly popular in North America. The NFL is, by extension, among the most profitable and popular professional sports organizations out there. Most enjoy the sport either via television, live events, or playing pickup with friends outside. Football season is long, and includes both professional and college level sports. Your smartphone can help make sense of all of the action. Here are the best football apps and NFL apps for Android!


365Scores

Price: Free / Up to $2.99
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365Scores is an excellent app for sports scores. It supports ten different sports. You'll find things like scores, lineups, stats, schedule, and even highlights. The app has a clean layout. It's also customizable for your favorite teams and sports. That's it really. It won't blow you away with features. It'll just tell you what you want to know and then stay out of your way. You can pick up the app for free. The pro version will run you $2.99 as an in-app purchases. It's definitely one of the better football apps.
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CBS Sports

Price: Free
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North American media outlets tend to cover sports a little better than worldwide sources. CBS Sports is one of the better NFL apps because of that. It features highlights, scores, schedules, lineups, stats, and more. You can also watch live sports under the right circumstances. It also includes live streaming radio, live studios shows, and other media. CBS also maintains a fantasy sports platform. That app along with this one is a decent one-two punch for football apps.
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CBS Sports

ESPN

Price: Free
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ESPN is one of the most popular sports news platforms out there. It covers most major sports. However, it tends to do better with some sports than others. Football happens to be one of the sports it does better than others. You can watch live TV as part of your cable subscription. You have to check the Google Play description for details on that. It also has sports news, schedules, highlights, scores, stats, and more. ESPN also has a fantasy sports platform. Yes, it has football. They're some of the better NFL apps you can find. It covers NCAA football excellently as well.
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ESPN

NFL Mobile

Price: Free / $99.99 per year / $24.99 per quarter
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There are few better NFL apps than NFL's official app. It has a decent amount of content. You can find schedules, news, stats, highlights, and more. It also features NFL Game Pass. You can pay $99.99 per year (or $24.99 quarterly) and watch as many out-of-market games as you want. The NFL maintains its own fantasy sports platform as well. It doesn't quite cover the news as extensively as other media companies. However, this is the spot for pretty much everything else football related.
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NFL Mobile

Sling TV (or similar apps)

Price: $20+ per month
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Sling TV is an online TV provider. You can get it for as low as $20 per month. The service lets you add channels for extra costs. This is legitimate, live television like you'd get from a cable provider. The basic plan usually includes local sports channels along with a few national sports channels. You can add more if needed. This is definitely one of the best NFL apps. You can stream them live without worrying about blackouts. It's also cheaper than cable. There are other options as well. PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV (in select cities), and a few others are also available. Shop around and the find the right one if this is the route you want to take.
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Sling TV (or similar apps)


theScore

Price: Free
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theScore is a decent sports news app. It offers up news on a variety of sports, including the NFL and NCAA football. It shows the usual stuff, including scores, stats, schedules, lineups, and news. You can also customize the experience with your favorite teams and/or sports. It's a solid source of news. The app's UI is in the middle of a revamp at the time of this writing. Some people like it while others don't. The app is entirely free, though.
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theScore

Thuuz Sports

Price: Free
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Thuuz Sports is another excellent sports news app. It comes with the basics. You can find schedules, scores, stats, and more. The app also rates live games on a scale from 0-100. The hotter and more exciting the game is, the higher the rating. It also has a fantasy sports tracker, alerts, social features, and more. It covers far more than just football or the NFL as well. The app is free with no in-app purchases. It does have advertising, though.
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TuneIn Radio

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $99.99 per year
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TuneIn Radio is one of the better radio apps. It has a variety of stations, including talk radio, comedy, AM radio, FM radio, audiobooks, and more. That includes sports talk radio stations, local sports radio stations, and even live games. There is an optional subscription service. It boasts live football and NFL games. It supports other major sporting organizations as well. It's one of the better NFL apps.
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TuneIn Radio

Twitter

Price: Free
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Twitter can be a horrible place. However, if you can avoid the terrible parts, it's a great way to check the news. Most NFL teams, NCAA teams, and sports writer personalities have Twitter accounts. You can follow them to get up-to-the-minute scores, news, and updates. There are hundreds of Twitter profiles that deal almost exclusively with sports. You follow them and you'll see what happens in football before the 11 o'clock news. It's about the only social network worth using for football and NFL news.
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Twitter

Yahoo Sports

Price: Free
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Yahoo Sports is among the largest NFL and football news sources out there. It has all of the stuff you'd expect. That includes lineups, stats, schedules, news, scores, and more. Yahoo also has one of the better fantasy sports platforms out there. It also has video highlights, fantasy sports news, and various smaller blogs that cover specific sports. It's only rivaled by ESPN and other large sports outlets. It's really good for what it is. Yahoo does really good football apps and NFL apps.
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Yahoo Sports

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Joe Hindy
Hi everyone! I'm Joe Hindy the Android Authority app guy!