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Topic # 229101 7-Feb-2018 18:14
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$4.99usd seem helluva cheap for what espn has on offer. Generally for that sort of $'s sports is an addon  like on Sling.

 

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/06/streaming-espn-plus-launches-this-spring-for-4-99


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  Reply # 1953214 7-Feb-2018 18:57
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Looks promising. Good thing the US considers Rugby a throwaway sport. Sounds like any major events won't get streamed.

 


I wonder if it is only live streams. I quite like the Rugbypass ability to catch a game I missed the next day. 
I also really value the chromecast service on Rugbypass.

 


However having a range of sports to chose from may make up for that.


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  Reply # 1953243 7-Feb-2018 19:13
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Depends on the content. I had a look at ESPN the other day for super bowl and it didn’t have it. Thought they have a few channels now. And hopefully you get all of them.




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  Reply # 1953250 7-Feb-2018 19:33
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davidcole: Depends on the content. I had a look at ESPN the other day for super bowl and it didn’t have it. Thought they have a few channels now. And hopefully you get all of them.

 

Superbowl LII was on NBC in the US.  It rotates around the major networks under agreement.  So I dont think it would turn up on ESPN unless it was an ABC broadcast with simulcast. 

 

It was available on ESPN International and also broadcast on Duke in NZ (in HD for Freeview terrestrial reception).  Last year it was on One and Duke but this year just Duke.


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  Reply # 1953289 7-Feb-2018 20:08
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Yeah I watched it on nbc. But again highlights the content provision.




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  Reply # 2027535 2-Jun-2018 17:05
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Has anyone tried this out?

Price seems perfect and most of our sports are minority sports there, so likely to be on the base channels.

How did you get on VPN wise and is there an android or iPad app for this?

Any chromecast support etc?

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  Reply # 2027536 2-Jun-2018 17:23
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if it's anything like ESPN 3 streaming service through Sky then dont hold your breath it never worked most of the time, you just got a spinning circle when you clicked on a live game.





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  Reply # 2027690 2-Jun-2018 21:44
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I’ve been using it for just over a month to watch the super rugby.
Works well on my Fire TV, but on the chromecast sometimes I can get it to work other times I cannot.

The picture quality is good, but at half time the stream is often disconnected instead of a commercial break splash screen. So every couple of minutes I retry to stream the game again, sometimes I make it in time to catch the beginning of the second half.

Overall for rugby, despite marginally inferior video quality , Rugbypass is a better service, as it has more global competitions from around the world and has a much bigger library of past games. However, ESPN+ covers many other sports (cricket included) also and is one quarter of the price.

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  Reply # 2027706 2-Jun-2018 23:09
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Kiwifruta: I’ve been using it for just over a month to watch the super rugby.
Works well on my Fire TV, but on the chromecast sometimes I can get it to work other times I cannot.

The picture quality is good, but at half time the stream is often disconnected instead of a commercial break splash screen. So every couple of minutes I retry to stream the game again, sometimes I make it in time to catch the beginning of the second half.

Overall for rugby, despite marginally inferior video quality , Rugbypass is a better service, as it has more global competitions from around the world and has a much bigger library of past games. However, ESPN+ covers many other sports (cricket included) also and is one quarter of the price.


Thanks for the info.

How do you sauce it, re the geo lock? Assume VPN?

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  Reply # 2027722 3-Jun-2018 06:35
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@Jaxson, a VPN could be used but I use dns4me instead.

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  Reply # 2027726 3-Jun-2018 07:57
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Kiwifruta: @Jaxson, a VPN could be used but I use dns4me instead.


Sounds good. Can this be configured at individual device level, or does the whole house require this change back at router/modem level?

Ideally I’d like to just switch the smart TV over for example, or similar device if I have to buy something else as the display source.

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  Reply # 2027727 3-Jun-2018 08:14
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A TV can have IP address and DNS statically configured, alternately construct a DNS server and have it forward specific requests to DNS4ME (ideally you would want to modify the DHCP assignment on router to assign your home brew DNS address).


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