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Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:25 pm
by The Bobster
So I had gone with YouTube TV, but this is the second time they've dropped the Fox Sports channels and they also increased their monthly rates, so I've moved over to Hulu, which does carry Fox Sports and is $10 a month cheaper.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:10 am
by Indy
I think I am doing the same now that the finals are over. I really never watch local channels anyway.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:28 pm
by Superbone
I really am paying too much for DirecTV but I don't want to have to miss any Suns games. Suns/Lakers are only available on Spectrum here.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:25 pm
by Indy
Superbone wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:28 pm
I really am paying too much for DirecTV but I don't want to have to miss any Suns games. Suns/Lakers are only available on Spectrum here.
You can buy league pass directly from the NBA (and I think you can even just buy 1 team). You would have to stream them, but I think the PS4 app works well.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:23 pm
by Superbone
Indy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Superbone wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:28 pm
I really am paying too much for DirecTV but I don't want to have to miss any Suns games. Suns/Lakers are only available on Spectrum here.
You can buy league pass directly from the NBA (and I think you can even just buy 1 team). You would have to stream them, but I think the PS4 app works well.
Yeah, but unfortunately, those games and Clippers games would be blacked out for me.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 am
by Indy
You can stream those. It works extremely well. And I realize you don't want to "steal" anything, but if you are paying for League Pass, I wouldn't feel guilty about streaming a few games a year.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:00 am
by Split T
It is ridiculous they haven’t found a solution to black out games.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:13 am
by Superbone
Split T wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:00 am
It is ridiculous they haven’t found a solution to black out games.
There is a solution. Pay for the right provider. That's the whole reason for the blackout in the first place.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:15 am
by Superbone
Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 am
You can stream those. It works extremely well. And I realize you don't want to "steal" anything, but if you are paying for League Pass, I wouldn't feel guilty about streaming a few games a year.
I'll have to think about that. Still not the same as watching on my big screen TV.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:37 am
by Split T
Superbone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:13 am
Split T wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:00 am
It is ridiculous they haven’t found a solution to black out games.
There is a solution. Pay for the right provider. That's the whole reason for the blackout in the first place.
I was thinking more from a league pass perspective. I pay for league pass but if I want to watch suns-Jazz games I have to buy whatever channel the jazz games are on. I feel like the nba could make some sort of deal to make that possible.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:28 pm
by Superbone
Split T wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:37 am
Superbone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:13 am
Split T wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:00 am
It is ridiculous they haven’t found a solution to black out games.
There is a solution. Pay for the right provider. That's the whole reason for the blackout in the first place.
I was thinking more from a league pass perspective. I pay for league pass but if I want to watch suns-Jazz games I have to buy whatever channel the jazz games are on. I feel like the nba could make some sort of deal to make that possible.
That's a good point. They really should. I'd even be willing to pay a little extra for my in-market games to make that happen.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
by Indy
Superbone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:15 am
Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 am
You can stream those. It works extremely well. And I realize you don't want to "steal" anything, but if you are paying for League Pass, I wouldn't feel guilty about streaming a few games a year.
I'll have to think about that. Still not the same as watching on my big screen TV.
I stream it through my smart tv's browser. The great thing is that my tv doesn't allow pop ups, so no ads!

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:44 pm
by Superbone
Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Superbone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:15 am
Indy wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 am
You can stream those. It works extremely well. And I realize you don't want to "steal" anything, but if you are paying for League Pass, I wouldn't feel guilty about streaming a few games a year.
I'll have to think about that. Still not the same as watching on my big screen TV.
I stream it through my smart tv's browser. The great thing is that my tv doesn't allow pop ups, so no ads!
I haven't tried that. Cool!

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:53 pm
by Indy
It didn't work well with my vizio smart tv, but did with my samsung. So not sure how well the browsers work on each platform.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:53 pm
by Indy
I have also used AirPlay to stream from my laptop to my TV.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:02 pm
by Superbone
I have a new LG I bought this year. I'll have to try both of those. Last time I tried AirPlay, it didn't work but I think that was on my old Sony TV.

Re: Source for Suns' games if I cut the cable...

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:29 am
by Indy
Superbone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:02 pm
I have a new LG I bought this year. I'll have to try both of those. Last time I tried AirPlay, it didn't work but I think that was on my old Sony TV.
It does work a lot better if they are both hard wired if you are streaming HD. Over wireless it was usually OK, just depended on who else was streaming in the house at the same time.