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#189418 29-Dec-2015 10:59
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So, like a lot of other people, the main reason for keeping Sky is so that hubby can watch NFL, NBA, NCAAF, WNBA, Poker............. you get the picture undecided

Has anyone found a way of getting ESPN to stream in NZ?  We can currently watch it through SkyGo, but if we get rid of the subscription then we lose that.  I've tried using WatchESPN but that asks for a cable provider, and despite the long list there is nothing I recognise.  We are more than happy to pay for a subscription and we could do so through NFL.com and NBA.com, but that doesn't cover everything as there is no NCAA and hubby really likes watching that (He's a Basketball Coach).  I can't find a subscription option on ESPN so I think I'm stuck.

Currently paying $117.50 per month for Sky so getting rid of it would easily cover subs to Netflix and others, but there will be a D I V O R C E if I get rid of sport surprised

Any ideas please?

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  #1458434 29-Dec-2015 11:49
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ESPN is a cable network and to watch it you have to subscribe to a cable company that has ESPN on its list, such as Sky here. They dont stream the main ESPN over the internet.




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  #1458676 29-Dec-2015 18:32
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Espn 3 is Working fine here using HOLA plugin in Mozila, but not with their other services

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/

 
 
 
 


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  #1458682 29-Dec-2015 18:38
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Apsattv: Espn 3 is Working fine here using HOLA plugin in Mozila, but not with their other services

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/


Please don't use Hola or even recommend it - read why here: http://adios-hola.org/ - I'd personally consider it dangerous to have installed.

Streaming works no problem for me via a dns4me hosts file.




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  #1458687 29-Dec-2015 18:51
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https://www.sling.com/package + https://www2.unotelly.com/home + Roku box

 

 


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  #1458701 29-Dec-2015 19:45
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Find someone with sky and little need for the internet and use their skygo subscription.

I share my internet with the neighbour, they let me use their skygo

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  #1458931 30-Dec-2015 10:51
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Per above, probably Sling TV is your best bet, with an unblocker like Unotelly. They have apps for many devices.




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  #1459208 30-Dec-2015 18:21
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michaelmurfy:
Apsattv: Espn 3 is Working fine here using HOLA plugin in Mozila, but not with their other services

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/


Please don't use Hola or even recommend it - read why here: http://adios-hola.org/ - I'd personally consider it dangerous to have installed.

Streaming works no problem for me via a dns4me hosts file.


Is it dangerous if not enabled in the browser? turned off

I only use it for testing for when I'm ripping geo blocked streams.



 
 
 
 


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  #1459347 31-Dec-2015 05:12
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Apsattv:
michaelmurfy:
Apsattv: Espn 3 is Working fine here using HOLA plugin in Mozila, but not with their other services

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/


Please don't use Hola or even recommend it - read why here: http://adios-hola.org/ - I'd personally consider it dangerous to have installed.

Streaming works no problem for me via a dns4me hosts file.


Is it dangerous if not enabled in the browser? turned off

I only use it for testing for when I'm ripping geo blocked streams.




Hola is just bad alround.




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  #1459351 31-Dec-2015 07:08
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First off good on you for getting rid of sky I'm a big sports fan so that was the reason I kept it for so long but getting rid of it was the best thing I ever did! :D Is it just ESPN you need or ESPN 2,3 aswell? 

Here are some providers that are worth checking out (and that I have personally tried) will cost a monthly subscription, you may have to get a wee bit creative when signing up and like others said will have to use use an unblocker like unotelly or unblock-us but it's better than getting a divorce I guess lol. 

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  #1459408 31-Dec-2015 09:26
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Two things: First, for those who need a free test dns proxy, just use Stemr.tv. This is a great Danish proxy, better than Unotelly, and anyone can use it for free. They plan to start charging at some point in the future but I have been using it for 6 months as my main proxy and so far no-one has asked for money.

Second, I am not a sports fan so have no experience with ESPN but I do have access to services that require a cable account through my sister in the USA. I can't share that one but my point is that if you know anyone in the USA, or have relatives there, you may be able to find someone on cable (very common there) who would be willing to share their on-line account with you. This works for me because my sister has cable, but only watches it on her TV. She never uses the Internet option.





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  #1460214 2-Jan-2016 15:19
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if you have an apple tv or roku, and you decide to get sling tv, it is one of the cable providers you can authenticate the espn app with, currently got the free trial of sling tv, and have the watchespn app authenticated, currently watching the sugar bowl through the app.

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  #1460253 2-Jan-2016 16:31
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Just tried this app but Sky NZ not listed so no live streaming apart from scoring update alerts and replays.




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  #1460557 3-Jan-2016 11:41
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Thanks for all the assistance guys, I'm just sorting through a couple of options now.  

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