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Topic # 182594 22-Oct-2015 15:50
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Howdy,

We are about to ditch sky (isn't everyone?) after the world cup.
I'm a massive sports fan - mainly cricket, so need to secure another service to watch this. What is everyone using for online sports streaming? I'm not really looking for a dodgy free service, I'd prefer to pay for a quality service. I refuse to pay Sky's Fan Pass prices.

The wife and child are easily sorted with a mix of hulu and Netflix.

Thanks,
Scott.

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  Reply # 1411206 22-Oct-2015 15:58
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I've had reasonably good experiences with http://livego.tv/

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  Reply # 1411260 22-Oct-2015 17:42
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Is it 720p or 1080p?  Did you find all channels stream solidly?




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  Reply # 1411312 22-Oct-2015 18:36
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720 I'd say. Streams aren't bulletproof but most play well without buffering. I'm on 200/20 plan in Wellington. To be honest it's a low price so just try it for a month and if it doesn't work you haven't lost too much. It is browser based so a bit of fiddling around - but if you can handle that then no worries.

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  Reply # 1411315 22-Oct-2015 18:44
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I haven't heard of livego.tv before. It seems they offer every sports channel in the world for ~$25/month?

Are you sure they are legit? (Note their email address is @gmail.com)

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  Reply # 1411322 22-Oct-2015 18:55
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It's a 'grey area' streaming service.

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  Reply # 1411330 22-Oct-2015 19:17
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It mentions an XBMC plugin so may work with Kodi.




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  Reply # 1411336 22-Oct-2015 19:41
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pedrogarcia: It's a 'grey area' streaming service.


And how is it "grey"? Because it charges money for something they presumably don't have rights to sell? I'd say that's significantly worse than the dodgy free sites.

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1411362 22-Oct-2015 20:00
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Tvnz ondemand have NFL and AFL live streaming if you into that stuff.

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  Reply # 1411436 22-Oct-2015 22:25
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pedrogarcia: 720 I'd say. Streams aren't bulletproof but most play well without buffering. I'm on 200/20 plan in Wellington. To be honest it's a low price so just try it for a month and if it doesn't work you haven't lost too much. It is browser based so a bit of fiddling around - but if you can handle that then no worries.


so you have access to all channels listed on their website for 11 pounds a month?

i know it says XBMC but wonder if there might be a way to link it up with Plex

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  Reply # 1411447 22-Oct-2015 22:56
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Cricket played in Australia here
https://secure.cricket.com.au/account/subscribe

Ten Sports shows cricket

Often NOT geo blocked

http://www.tensports.com/videos

England vs Pak playing live right this minute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYovYLpju3c



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  Reply # 1411716 23-Oct-2015 11:34
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Talkiet:
pedrogarcia: It's a 'grey area' streaming service.


And how is it "grey"? Because it charges money for something they presumably don't have rights to sell? I'd say that's significantly worse than the dodgy free sites.

Cheers - N



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  Reply # 1411723 23-Oct-2015 11:41
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pedrogarcia:
Talkiet:
pedrogarcia: It's a 'grey area' streaming service.


And how is it "grey"? Because it charges money for something they presumably don't have rights to sell? I'd say that's significantly worse than the dodgy free sites.

Cheers - N



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Yeah, and that makes stealing stuff ok. Glad you sorted that out for me :-)

I asked because the OP said he didn't want a dodgy free service... The pay service you pointed out might disappear at any time and take your money. I personally don't care that you're paying for stolen content but IMO that's a pretty dumb thing to do.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 1411729 23-Oct-2015 11:47
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I use Sling International. You can buy the sports package on it's own for USD$10/month. Cricket is live and to my surprise they were even showing Rugby as well. HD stream @ 3.6MB/s on Roku 3 and PC desktop app. You will need a DNS/VPN service though. It's 100% legal and run by Dish network in US.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 1411734 23-Oct-2015 11:51
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I'm not defending these services.  I subscribe to Sling with World Sports and it's great.  But grey area sites provide options for people who can't otherwise afford or wouldn't pay for legit services.  I have no issue with that. 

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  Reply # 1411746 23-Oct-2015 12:04
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I didn't know you could get Sling Intl sports without a general Sling TV subscription.  That makes it better value than anything else i've seen.  

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