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Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by phrelin, Mar 16, 2016.
Fire or FireStick - either one. Or, if you have a PS3 or PS4...
Wondering if all the channels are hi def? At least 720P.
See my list on the first page of the thread of the channels that are not carried in HD, either because HD feeds don't exist for those channels (i.e. Boomerang, Cloo, CNBC World, Fox College Sports and the Viacom music channels), or they didn't exist at the time Sony signed their contracts (i.e. Chiller and some of the Viacom channels like TeenNick):
Channels where they do carry the HD feed are available in HD, provided that your internet connection speed (and other conditions between you and Sony) can handle it. If you have a slower connection, or there's a lot of congestion, those channels show up as SD widescreen.
So, what is the "normal" HD resolution?
I bought a Fire Stick and subscribed this past Saturday. I like it very much. Hasn't buffered once, channels look good & no more blackouts on baseball & hockey here in Florida. Nice to be able to use the sub to login online as well. Much better that SlingTV. It will be interesting to see if ATT/Directv can provide a better value.
Got my Fire stick last night. Got the 55 channel package for $29. Has all the channels I need.
Just be careful when watching live sports. Because of the nature of online streaming it will always be behind by about a minute, so if you have any friends who text you after each touchdown or go on social media to react while a game is on, you will be spoiled if the next batter hits a grand slam or the next play leads to an interception and an 80 yard touchdown.
I usually have that problem with Twitter!
Just used my PS Vue login to get to watchESPN
WatchESPN was added in February. The kicker is whether you can access ESPN3 content.
Yes, tonight I see one live game on ESPN3, and 20 replays.
I'm considering this to supplement my Dish Welcome Package. To add other channels and regional sports would cost me $69.99 on Dish for America's Top 120+ ($60 more). With this I can have access to the channels I need for $35 more.
In the Paducah Market you get CW/MeTV and Antenna TV on Dish. I wish we got those!
I've tried the past week to add Sling TV with no luck. It gives me the error they are trying to resolve and issue and try again later. It doesn't matter what browser, internet service I use, or time of day. Nothing works to subscribe. I contacted online support and they were no help.
If you cancel your Sling subscription, they might change your login by adding a prefix to your email. That's what they did to me. I found that out on my Roku app.
Oh well, I had already signed up again with the same email address and am on another free trial.
PS Vue added a few more channels recently
New England Cable News is now available in New England
The SD only Telemundo national feed is now available in markets without a local affiliate
Longhorn Network is now available, but only in Texas and Oklahaoma with Core and Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico with Elite. Unlike other providers that offer it nationally, there is no option to get it outside of these states with Vue.
According to the release announcing the addition of Longhorn, PS Vue will be adding ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater/Bases Loaded and ESPN3 (There is no ESPN app for PlayStation, so until then you need another device if you want to watch ESPN3 content on TV)
O&O CBS, Fox, NBC, MyNetworkTV and Telemundo stations are now available in some additional "Slim" markets, along with NBC stations owned by Graham Media Group:
If I finally decide to leave Dish completely, this is on my radar. I went ahead and unsubscribed for now - your subscription continues until your next renewal .
I've watched several ESPN3 events using WatchESPN on my Amazon Fire with my Playstation Vue account. No need to wait for that...
So I picked up a Fire TV and signed up for the trial. The UI takes a little to get used to. I tried to authenticate Watch ESPN and Fox Sports GO without success, is this because I am on the free trial ? Looks like my days with Dish are numbered.
I had to use my iPad to authenticate instead of my laptop. Not really sure why but that worked to get Watch ESPN and FOX SPORTS. I am loving PSVUE. Still the real test will be this college football season. But it was nice to get rid of those darn equipment rental fees!