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Fans rejoice: Subscription-free streaming for NFL games

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NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for football fans: It's going to be much easier to watch NFL games online this year.
  
The league is finally dropping a requirement that viewers sign in with a cable or satellite subscription. It's seeking to expand its online audience at a time when TV ratings are declining.
  
The regular season starts Thursday.
  
There are some restrictions. Streamed games are typically only accessible via phones and tablets. To watch on a big TV, you'll still need a cable or satellite subscription, or one through a cable-like online package such as PlayStation Vue.
  
Other major professional leagues still require TV subscriptions for hometown teams. A key element to getting TV networks on board: They'll get to sell the majority of ads on the subscription-free football streams.

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