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Streaming Games - you guys got this all figured out?
I know this has probably been discussed but I am a little confused. I do not have cable. How do I watch the NFL network, ESPN U, SEC Network? I was considering YouTube TV but they do not have the NFL network.

Southern Miss games are on:
ESPN + - it's own subscription - check
Stadium (Facebook) - free - check
ESPN U (Ms State), SEC Network (I guess for Bama), NFL Network - what is the most optimal way to stream these options, Sling TV?
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Yep if you are a in general sports fans, streaming is hard to do....I like NFL Network, golf, tennis plus regular sports like football and basketball....Hard to get all in one sports package streaming.....So I stick with Direct TV and get ESPN + for all of WKU games...
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(08-07-2019 01:53 PM)everyone Wrote:  I know this has probably been discussed but I am a little confused. I do not have cable. How do I watch the NFL network, ESPN U, SEC Network? I was considering YouTube TV but they do not have the NFL network.

Southern Miss games are on:
ESPN + - it's own subscription - check
Stadium (Facebook) - free - check
ESPN U (Ms State), SEC Network (I guess for Bama), NFL Network - what is the most optimal way to stream these options, Sling TV?


I am in the same boat as you. After all of the research I did I think I am going to go with Hulu Live. It does not come with the NFL Network at this moment but I read they are in negotiations.

Here are the sports channels it comes with.

ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNU
ESPN News
ESPN Goal line
ESPN College Extra
ESPN Bases Loaded
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network.
Fox Sports1
Fox Sports 2
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports South East
NBC Sports Network
NBC Golf Network
SEC Network
Olympic Channel

These channels should cover the CUSA fan minus the NFL Network and ESPN Plus. The Stadium and Facebook Live games are free online.
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(08-07-2019 02:50 PM)MT FAN Wrote:  
(08-07-2019 01:53 PM)everyone Wrote:  I know this has probably been discussed but I am a little confused. I do not have cable. How do I watch the NFL network, ESPN U, SEC Network? I was considering YouTube TV but they do not have the NFL network.

Southern Miss games are on:
ESPN + - it's own subscription - check
Stadium (Facebook) - free - check
ESPN U (Ms State), SEC Network (I guess for Bama), NFL Network - what is the most optimal way to stream these options, Sling TV?


I am in the same boat as you. After all of the research I did I think I am going to go with Hulu Live. It does not come with the NFL Network at this moment but I read they are in negotiations.

Here are the sports channels it comes with.

ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNU
ESPN News
ESPN Goal line
ESPN College Extra
ESPN Bases Loaded
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network.
Fox Sports1
Fox Sports 2
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports South East
NBC Sports Network
NBC Golf Network
SEC Network
Olympic Channel

These channels should cover the CUSA fan minus the NFL Network and ESPN Plus. The Stadium and Facebook Live games are free online.

I'll have to look into Hulu...hadn't considered that. I looked in to Sling and it just ticked me off. They have two packages that are both $25 BUT one has NFL network without ESPN and the other has ESPN without the NFL network so you would have to buy both packages at $40/month to have the ESPN channels and NFL network...prob still cheaper than other options though.
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(08-07-2019 01:53 PM)everyone Wrote:  I know this has probably been discussed but I am a little confused. I do not have cable. How do I watch the NFL network, ESPN U, SEC Network? I was considering YouTube TV but they do not have the NFL network.

Southern Miss games are on:
ESPN + - it's own subscription - check
Stadium (Facebook) - free - check
ESPN U (Ms State), SEC Network (I guess for Bama), NFL Network - what is the most optimal way to stream these options, Sling TV?

I believe Sling has all of them except ESPN+ but I have Roku so not a lot of trouble to switch over to the ESPN app.
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clt says you need to have cable or directv to get espn plus. Don’t forget your password
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espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.
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Not exactly sports related, but for those interested in ESPN+, it is now part of a streaming bundle.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/06/disn...OpcykRqjCo

Hulu (ad version), Disney+, and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. If you were already paying for some of those services, tying them altogether should save you a little money.
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(08-08-2019 08:03 AM)freshtop Wrote:  Not exactly sports related, but for those interested in ESPN+, it is now part of a streaming bundle.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/06/disn...OpcykRqjCo

Hulu (ad version), Disney+, and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. If you were already paying for some of those services, tying them altogether should save you a little money.

Good to know. Thanks. I believe this is the key to streaming. Companies are starting to work to bundle some things and just keeping an eye out for them is a good way to save money. Of course that takes a little work and a lot of people don't like to do that.

I currently get Hulu and Spotify for $10 bundled. Will have to do a little math to see if I switched how that would turn out. Spotify Premium is $10 a month all by itself so the bundle basically means I'm getting one of them free.
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(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.
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(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.
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(08-08-2019 11:48 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.

It's really not that much work if you're a competent person who has internet and a TV w/ an HDMI port. You've got you're linear TV (ESPN/2/U/NEWS/NFL NETWORK/CBS Sports Network/FS1/ABC/FOX/CBS/NBC etc.) and then you've got:

ESPN3 = streaming but generally only available if you've already got a linear TV subscription with a television provider. Having ESPN/2/U/NEWS and therefor ESPN3 does NOT give you ESPN+ content.
ESPN+ = stand alone streaming subscription. Having ESPN+ does NOT give you ESPN3 or any of ESPN's linear TV content.
Stadium = free on Stadiums website (watchstadium.com)
Stadium on Facebook = free on Facebook
CBS Sports Network on Facebook = free streaming on Facebook. This isn't to be confused with regular CBS Sports Network on linear TV.

All of these viewing options are only separated by just a few clicks on your tv remote and your firestick/roku/apple-tv etc. remote. It's really not that much work at all. There's a reason why most TV's built today are smart TV's.
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(08-08-2019 01:57 PM)TTT Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 11:48 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.

It's really not that much work if you're a competent person who has internet and a TV w/ an HDMI port. You've got you're linear TV (ESPN/2/U/NEWS/NFL NETWORK/CBS Sports Network/FS1/ABC/FOX/CBS/NBC etc.) and then you've got:

ESPN3 = streaming but generally only available if you've already got a linear TV subscription with a television provider. Having ESPN/2/U/NEWS and therefor ESPN3 does NOT give you ESPN+ content.
ESPN+ = stand alone streaming subscription. Having ESPN+ does NOT give you ESPN3 or any of ESPN's linear TV content.
Stadium = free on Stadiums website (watchstadium.com)
Stadium on Facebook = free on Facebook
CBS Sports Network on Facebook = free streaming on Facebook. This isn't to be confused with regular CBS Sports Network on linear TV.

All of these viewing options are only separated by just a few clicks on your tv remote and your firestick/roku/apple-tv etc. remote. It's really not that much work at all. There's a reason why most TV's built today are smart TV's.

I bought a Fire Stick so I didn't have to fool with casting the Facebook games to the Chromecast (always had issues with buffering) or mess with an HDMI cord from the laptop to the TV.

Firestick has Facebook Watch. It's a channel/app just like Netflix, ESPN app, or Pluto TV. I highly suggest it if you've got a bunch of Facebook games like we do. The 4K Firestick picture is awesome. I pulled up a game on ESPN3 and it was like watching ESPN HD. Any other time I've watched ESPN3 with the Roku it was very apparent you were watching a streaming game. Quality wasn't great.
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(08-08-2019 01:57 PM)TTT Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 11:48 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.

It's really not that much work if you're a competent person who has internet and a TV w/ an HDMI port. You've got you're linear TV (ESPN/2/U/NEWS/NFL NETWORK/CBS Sports Network/FS1/ABC/FOX/CBS/NBC etc.) and then you've got:

ESPN3 = streaming but generally only available if you've already got a linear TV subscription with a television provider. Having ESPN/2/U/NEWS and therefor ESPN3 does NOT give you ESPN+ content.
ESPN+ = stand alone streaming subscription. Having ESPN+ does NOT give you ESPN3 or any of ESPN's linear TV content.
Stadium = free on Stadiums website (watchstadium.com)
Stadium on Facebook = free on Facebook
CBS Sports Network on Facebook = free streaming on Facebook. This isn't to be confused with regular CBS Sports Network on linear TV.

All of these viewing options are only separated by just a few clicks on your tv remote and your firestick/roku/apple-tv etc. remote. It's really not that much work at all. There's a reason why most TV's built today are smart TV's.

Uh I've been in IT for 30 years, I know how it all works. 07-coffee3
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(08-08-2019 01:57 PM)TTT Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 11:48 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.

It's really not that much work if you're a competent person who has internet and a TV w/ an HDMI port. You've got you're linear TV (ESPN/2/U/NEWS/NFL NETWORK/CBS Sports Network/FS1/ABC/FOX/CBS/NBC etc.) and then you've got:

ESPN3 = streaming but generally only available if you've already got a linear TV subscription with a television provider. Having ESPN/2/U/NEWS and therefor ESPN3 does NOT give you ESPN+ content.
ESPN+ = stand alone streaming subscription. Having ESPN+ does NOT give you ESPN3 or any of ESPN's linear TV content.
Stadium = free on Stadiums website (watchstadium.com)
Stadium on Facebook = free on Facebook
CBS Sports Network on Facebook = free streaming on Facebook. This isn't to be confused with regular CBS Sports Network on linear TV.

All of these viewing options are only separated by just a few clicks on your tv remote and your firestick/roku/apple-tv etc. remote. It's really not that much work at all. There's a reason why most TV's built today are smart TV's.

Don't forget NFL network...Sling, Vue or maybe one other streaming option that I fail to remember. Hulu in the works apparently. Or, sit at a sports bar if that's your thing.
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(08-08-2019 02:57 PM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 01:57 PM)TTT Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 11:48 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.

It's really not that much work if you're a competent person who has internet and a TV w/ an HDMI port. You've got you're linear TV (ESPN/2/U/NEWS/NFL NETWORK/CBS Sports Network/FS1/ABC/FOX/CBS/NBC etc.) and then you've got:

ESPN3 = streaming but generally only available if you've already got a linear TV subscription with a television provider. Having ESPN/2/U/NEWS and therefor ESPN3 does NOT give you ESPN+ content.
ESPN+ = stand alone streaming subscription. Having ESPN+ does NOT give you ESPN3 or any of ESPN's linear TV content.
Stadium = free on Stadiums website (watchstadium.com)
Stadium on Facebook = free on Facebook
CBS Sports Network on Facebook = free streaming on Facebook. This isn't to be confused with regular CBS Sports Network on linear TV.

All of these viewing options are only separated by just a few clicks on your tv remote and your firestick/roku/apple-tv etc. remote. It's really not that much work at all. There's a reason why most TV's built today are smart TV's.

Uh I've been in IT for 30 years, I know how it all works. 07-coffee3

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(08-08-2019 02:57 PM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 01:57 PM)TTT Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 11:48 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 09:12 AM)MUther Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 08:00 AM)kevinwmsn Wrote:  espn+ is a stand alone product that you can purchase.

ESPN3 is where you need cable or directv or another tv provider to get it.

Or some internet providers. Xfinity is one that offers ESPN 3 as part of their internet package.

It's too much work trying to find games on TV anymore. Heck you have streaming channels / apps, Facebook streams and Twitter streams. I'm tired of fooling with it. I just go to the home games and what I can't easily find I listen to on the radio. The heck with it.

It's really not that much work if you're a competent person who has internet and a TV w/ an HDMI port. You've got you're linear TV (ESPN/2/U/NEWS/NFL NETWORK/CBS Sports Network/FS1/ABC/FOX/CBS/NBC etc.) and then you've got:

ESPN3 = streaming but generally only available if you've already got a linear TV subscription with a television provider. Having ESPN/2/U/NEWS and therefor ESPN3 does NOT give you ESPN+ content.
ESPN+ = stand alone streaming subscription. Having ESPN+ does NOT give you ESPN3 or any of ESPN's linear TV content.
Stadium = free on Stadiums website (watchstadium.com)
Stadium on Facebook = free on Facebook
CBS Sports Network on Facebook = free streaming on Facebook. This isn't to be confused with regular CBS Sports Network on linear TV.

All of these viewing options are only separated by just a few clicks on your tv remote and your firestick/roku/apple-tv etc. remote. It's really not that much work at all. There's a reason why most TV's built today are smart TV's.

Uh I've been in IT for 30 years, I know how it all works. 07-coffee3

Then you'd know it's really not that much work trying to find the games as you're claiming it is... 07-coffee3
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(08-07-2019 05:00 PM)ghostofclt! Wrote:  clt says you need to have cable or directv to get espn plus. Don’t forget your password

That's not true. You need it for ESPN3 (360).
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(08-08-2019 05:02 PM)Luckyshot Wrote:  
(08-07-2019 05:00 PM)ghostofclt! Wrote:  clt says you need to have cable or directv to get espn plus. Don’t forget your password

That's not true. You need it for ESPN3 (360).

clt says plus means additional. You get additional content with cable or directv
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(08-08-2019 05:02 PM)Luckyshot Wrote:  
(08-07-2019 05:00 PM)ghostofclt! Wrote:  clt says you need to have cable or directv to get espn plus. Don’t forget your password

That's not true. You need it for ESPN3 (360).

clt says plus means additional. You get additional content with cable or directv

This shtick is really getting old.
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