Post # 1
I know the question about getting rid of cable has been posted often and I did a search but I haven’t seen anything that asks about replacing sports channels specifically. So any deas??
We pay so much for cable and I think it’s a total waste since I watch mostly primtime shows that I can get on hulu and FI watches Sports and PBS. He loves Fox Soccer (primarily to watch Premier League soccer…Can’t miss any Hotspur games! ), ESPN shows, MLB etc.
Can we subscibe to any of these with that Roku device? Any other ideas?
Post # 3
I think you can subscribe to ESPN and watch games online. Though I’m not sure how much it is and if he can watch all the games he wants. You’d have to look into it.
Post # 4
Can you cut movie channels? Or maybe reduce the # of sports channels to the minimum? Like just basic cable package?
Post # 5
Not sure about Roku but you can subscribe to ESPN through XBox so i’m sure you can.
Post # 6
@PinkPinstripes: We don’t have any movie channels. I looked into cherrypicking Sports channels and it is all or nothing. That’s how these cable companies get you…They stink LOL
Post # 7
Oops sorry, just realized you want to cut cable all together!
Can he do live streaming of games online? I don’t think I could ever get DH to give up sports on tv, personally 🙂
Post # 8
Guess it depends on what you watch. I really only watch college basketball and football and I can watch almost everything on espn3.com But I watch A LOT of collegebasketball. I did it without cable. I think if you had the basic channels (ABC, CBS, local cable) it would pick up all the rest that weren’t on espn3.com
It’s alsocalled WatchESPN. It should be free depending on your internet provider. Who’s your internet provider? Once and awhile I run into something blacked out in our area…and in that case I’d just go to the bar across the street to watch it.
There are some exceptions depending on what you watch. Like many NBA games are on channels like TNT so that wouldn’t work. But I don’t watch those other than playoff games.
Go over to espn3.com and see what they have. You’d be surprised how many thing you can watch for free on there (almost everything on ESPN can be watched from what I’ve seen).
Post # 9
@kes18: Interesting…I also just found out that there is a FoxSoccer2Go site that had on demand games so we would have to pay for a subscription, he’s just buy the games he wanted to see.
Post # 10
We haven’t paid for Cable in probably two years. Everything you could want is available via the internet.
Post # 11
Have you considered the apple tv streamer
Post # 12
It depends on what sport he likes. My husband watches football and most games are available on digital rabbit ears (ABC, FOX, NBC).