Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




126 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 55


Topic # 189418 29-Dec-2015 10:59
Send private message

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?

Create new topic
2437 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 542


  Reply # 1458434 29-Dec-2015 11:49
Send private message

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.

942 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 124


  Reply # 1458676 29-Dec-2015 18:32
Send private message

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/

 
 
 
 


6844 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3159

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1458682 29-Dec-2015 18:38
Send private message

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.




Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an epic ISP? Want $20 to join them too? Well, use this link to sign up to BigPipe!
The Router GuideCommunity UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial


1054 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71


  Reply # 1458687 29-Dec-2015 18:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

https://www.sling.com/package + https://www2.unotelly.com/home + Roku box

 

 


74 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1458701 29-Dec-2015 19:45
One person supports this post
Send private message

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

1808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 268

Subscriber

  Reply # 1458931 30-Dec-2015 10:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

Per above, probably Sling TV is your best bet, with an unblocker like Unotelly. They have apps for many devices.




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


942 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 124


  Reply # 1459208 30-Dec-2015 18:21
Send private message

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.



374 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1459347 31-Dec-2015 05:12
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.




My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3

29 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1459351 31-Dec-2015 07:08
Send private message

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. 

ustvnow.com
www.directv.com
slingtv.com
http://tvgo.xfinity.com/

5941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2779

Subscriber

  Reply # 1459408 31-Dec-2015 09:26
Send private message

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.





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


800 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 1460214 2-Jan-2016 15:19
Send private message

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.

7681 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 738

Subscriber

  Reply # 1460253 2-Jan-2016 16:31
Send private message

Just tried this app but Sky NZ not listed so no live streaming apart from scoring update alerts and replays.




Regards,

Old3eyes




126 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 1460557 3-Jan-2016 11:41
Send private message

Thanks for all the assistance guys, I'm just sorting through a couple of options now.  

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08


Revera partners with Nyriad to deliver blockchain pilot to NZ Government
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:01



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.