[REL] NFL Network
NFL Network Channel
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25/08/2016 Channel Update
NEW: Added 2016 Archived NFL Network shows in Gamepass International.
25/07/2016 Channel Update
Fixed: St Louis Rams replaced by Los Angeles Rams.
15/11/2015 Channel Update
NEW: NFL.com/Videos now shows 100 videos in a list.
Removed: NFL Now has had to be removed. I have kept the old code around in case I can later add it again, but it seems the changes they made to NFL Now around the start of the regular season are quite drastically different and so it makes it very difficult to grab all the videos.
04/11/2015 Channel Update
NEW: Added more 2015 Archived NFL Network shows in Gamepass International.
05/09/2015 Channel Update
NEW: Changed title of live gamepass games to include game start time.
Fixed: Gamepass archived shows now working.
04/09/2015 Channel Update
NEW: Added Total Access 2015.
NEW: Added Gamepass subscription preference.
02/09/2015 Channel Update
NEW: Added Hard Knocks 2015 and Superbowl Archives.
NEW: After live stream of game finishes, archive of game available (with commercials) from the live menu section until the fully edited version is available in the archive section.
10/08/2015 Channel Update
Fixed: NFL Network Live stream working for gamepass subscribers on Samsung client.
Fixed: 2015 folder for Gamepass US.
NEW: Added Preseason games to Gamepass US.
07/08/2015 Channel Update
Fixed: Game Rewind content rebranded to GamePass US and now working
NEW: NFL Redzone archives from 2014 and 2015 added.
03/08/2015 Channel UpdateFixed: Total Access 2014, NFL Films presents 2014 menus not loading on any plex client.
Fixed: NFL Network archived shows in the gamepass menu were not playing on any client.
13/05/2015 Channel Update
Fixed: Sometimes NFL Network Archive content in Gamepass menu would fail to load a submenu due to an error by NFL Gamepass where they list an invalid URL for one stream in the list.
NEW: Improvements to My Team, now lists NFL Now and NFL.com/videos as sources for My Team Videos.
10/01/2015 Channel Update
Fixed: Only show NFL Now streams that are currently live.
09/01/2015 Channel Update
NEW: added NFL Now.
NEW: added NFL Now live content, which includes NFL Network live channel.
05/11/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: NFL Network Live now working on Roku & Samsung.
27/08/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: NFL.com/videos teams sections will now work.
12/08/2014 Channel Update
NEW: Added 2014 NFL Network archived content to gamepass section.
30/06/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: gamepass and game rewind working again after nfl site changes.
12/06/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: All NFL Gamepass/Game Rewind archived games from 2013 working again.
05/06/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: All NFL Network Archived gamepass content working again.
24/05/2014 Channel Update
NEW: Added Top 100 players of 2014 to NFL.com/videos section
FIXED: NFL.com/videos section now working again following there new site design.
11/05/2014 Channel Update
NEW: Improvements to gamepass menus and submenus
NEW: Added Top 100 players of 2014 to Gamepass>NFL Network Archive
FIXED: Huge improvements to URL service code.
09/05/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: Another Bug fix for manual selected bitrate of live streams.
NEW: Tidied Main Menu so that nfl.com videos has a new sub menu.
08/05/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: Bug fix for bitrate value for manual selected bitrate of live streams.
06/05/2014 Channel Update
NEW: Added preference option to control selection of bitrate for gamepass live streams. Default is same as before (Auto) and should only be changed if you are having buffering issues.
04/04/2014 Channel Update
NEW: Added NFL Network Archived Shows section for Gamepass subscribers (2013 only, as couldn't get older shows to work)
FIXED: Made some tweaks to code to make it tidier
03/03/2014 Channel Update
FIXED: Changes to code for NFL Game Rewind subscribers
17/11/2013 Channel Update
NEW: Now on and Next on information for NFL Network Live TV Channel.
25/10/2013 Channel Update
FIXED: Changed code to fix Samsung client issue with Archived Games.
15/09/2013 Channel Update
NEW: Redzone Archive added to gamepass menu.
UPDATED: Removed game highlights as no longer exists on nfl.com/videos
08/09/2013 Channel Update 2
NEW: Added NFL Redzone for Gamepass subscribers (Only on clients that support encrypted HLS streams)
08/09/2013 Channel Update
FIXED: Game Rewind works for 2013 games.
05/09/2013 Channel Update
NEW: Added NFL Game Rewind (for US subscribers only).
19/08/2013 Channel Update
FIXED: Live feeds for NFL Network Live and Gamepass working again on clients that support encrypted HLS streams. Gamepass subscription now needed to make NFL Network live feed work.
13/08/2013 Channel Update
FIXED: Support for Gamepass users in the Netherlands that don't require Gamepass subscription/login.
05/08/2013 Channel Directory submission
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- Videos from nfl.com/videos
- Videos from NFL Now
- Archived games from 2012 onwards (full length or condensed) for gamepass or gamepass US subscribers
- Archived NFL Redzone channel from 2012 onwards for gamepass subscribers
- Archived NFL Network shows from 2013 onwards for gamepass subscribers
- Live gamepass games for gamepass subscribers#
- Live stream of NFL Network TV channel for gamepass subscribers#
- Live stream of NFL Redzone TV channel for gamepass subscribers#.
# - Only on clients that support encrypted HLS streams.
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Troubleshooting & FAQs
If you have issues playing gamepass or gamerewind content make sure you have the quality settings set higher than the quality of stream that you are trying to play. e.g the highest quality that NFL offer is 4.5mbps 720p, so you need to have the quality settings in your plex player above 4.5mbps for it to play.
Clients that support encrypted HLS streams and can play live streams from this channel (regardless of PMS OS e.g. Mac, windows etc):
- Plex Media Player
- Plex Samsung Smart Hub (2011 or later)
- Plex/Android (Seems dependant on certain settings and version of android so make sure you are up to date. Also try turning off experimental player in plex android settings)
- Plex/Amazon Fire TV
- Plex Client in Windows Store
- Possibly other DNLA clients? (Please post if you get live streams to work from this channel on clients not listed)
Q: I get an error message saying "Cannot play media" when playing live content from NFL Gamepass?
A: This is most likely because you are using a client that does not support encrypted HLS streams. See the above list for clients that support encrypted HLS.
Q: I get an error message saying "Cannot play media" when playing archived AND live content from NFL Gamepass or NFL Game Rewind?
A: Check your plex client preferences. You need to have the quality settings set higher than the quality of video you are trying to play. The highest quality that the NFL offer is 4.5mbps 720p, so have your quality settings higher than that.
Q: I'm using a VPN/Proxy/DNS service to give me access to NFL Gamepass but getting some problems, what can I do?
A: This will most likely be an issue with your VPN/Proxy/DNS service, you will need to take this issue to there support or start a separate thread in the forum. Please can I ask that you don't post any issues about this in this thread. I don't like this to be discussed as it breaks US/international copyright laws. Equally it would be hard to support something that is most likely an unrelated problem to the functionality of this channel.
Q: I can't see where to download this channel?
A: It is in the official Plex Channel Directory within a plex app or plex/web.
Q: How do I obtain logs?
A: View this guide - https://plexapp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201869908-Log-Files
Q: I have read all of this but have a question, or error I wish to report. What shall I do?
A: Please post your questions in this thread, and if you have an error please also include the PMS version, plex client version and logs files for the channel, plex media server and your plex media client.
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Current issues with Channel (do not post about these issues if listed here)
- (Gamepass) NFL Network Archived shows not working on Samsung.
- (Gamepass) No Gamepass content working on latest iOS Plex app due to a bug in the Plex App. Plex iOS team are working on it. However Plex/Web does work on Safari/iOS.
- (Gamepass) Plex/Web generally doesn't work with most popular browsers but I'm sure some web browsers are fine, apparently Microsoft Edge on Win10 is an example of a working browser.
- (Gamepass) Experimental player needs to be off for content to work on Plex/Android.
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