NBC Streaming All English Premier League Football Matches in U.S. via NBC Sports Live Extra App

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    The English Premier League football season begins this weekend and NBC, the new rights holder for EPL games in the United States, will be streaming every game live and on-demand on both its website, and via its NBC Sports Live Extra app for iPhone and iPad.

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    In order to watch the streaming games, users must authenticate via TV Everywhere.

    NBC Sports Live Extra is currently available for Comcast Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cablevision, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Bend and Grande customers. It is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: NBC Streaming All English Premier League Football Matches in U.S. via NBC Sports Live Extra App
     
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    Until they start giving "cord cutters" the chance to buy these packages without a cable/satellite package, there's little point to the app. If you have cable or satellite, you'll be able to get the games live on TV. I suppose the replay feature would be nice, but unless you've got a ton of bandwidth and unlimited data, streaming away from home isn't going to work well either.
     
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    I signed up to the www.premierleaguepass.com service out of New Zealand as that is a streaming only service.

    I'd happily pay $100 to nbc for a streaming only service.
     
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    Yep. I'll continue to pirate what ever shows or games I want. Simply because they won't offer packages on events and seasons. I don't want 9000 channels of crap just to watch one dam thing. The sooner the cable company realizes this. The better their future will be. Really hopping Apple step in and change the market the way they did for music.
     
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    Nope, NBC is only showing 3 of the matches live on Saturday across NBC and NBC Sports network. The app would allow you to watch the other 4 matches live as well via the app. Unfortunately it doesn't look like Time Warner Cable is making the app accessible for subscribers (even though it costs them nothing). TWC customers are not happy about it at all:

    http://forums.timewarnercable.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/NBC-SPORTS-Live-Extra/td-p/411/page/6
     
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    According to DIRECTV's Support Twitter account, DIRECTV users will have access to this as well. Looks like the NBC Live Extra app either hasn't been updated or it will become available shortly before (the login itself is just a webview, so they could do this server side without pushing an update to the app). This makes me very happy!
     
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    You might get some for less. USTVNow has six free US channels, including some that stream PL matches. There is an unofficial USTVNow Plex plugin that works with Sky's £10 Roku NowTV boxes. USTVNow is not the best streaming service but you cannot argue with the price. At the moment, there is just a lot of golf and baseball, neither of which interests me in the slightest.

    You just need to sign up on the USTVNow website and pretend to be a US citizen - no address or CC required.
     
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    This is very nice, since not all games will be televised. Hopefully AirPlay is built in and compression doesn't suck, since getting it onto the TV is the point (and my mileage has varied with mirroring).
     
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    the price of these to cord cutters is the same as internet + cable TV

    time warner you can buy internet + TV for $90. internet alone is $50. you might as well buy the cable TV sub since it will include watch ESPN that gives you access to a lot of soccer
     
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    Didn`t Apple bid on Premier League several years ago?
     
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    Well as it turns out a LOT of people. Football (Soccer to you) is the most popular and most watched sport on Earth! Its the only true World game, much more so than some sports I could name!
     
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    WhoDaKat's opinion about something... WhoDaHell cares? :rolleyes:
     
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    Having used it for last years Olympics I can tell you there is no Airplay and the app is awful! There is no point in streaming the content if its going to look like you have a dialup connection.
     
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    So, if I understand this right. I can watch all Premier League games FREE?! in the NBC Sports Live app? Or am I missing something?

    EDIT: I am from Norway btw, but got an American App Store account :)
     
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    wonder if there is a way to install the app in the UK and pay for it from the UK. The coverage in the UK is terrible. If your team is playing away you cant watch the full match if it kicks off at 3pm on sat which the majority do, we are stuck with the radio or 5mins of highlights, unless you go to not strictly legal streaming sites which are mostly poor quality.
     
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    Or you can actually go to the game. Away days are the best thing about football!
     
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    if this is all you had to say why post?

    :rolleyes:

    football is the best sport on the planet!
     
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    It's a shame my current cable provider isn't participating in this but on the upside, at least Manchester United's game away to Swansea is gonna be on NBC!
     
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    Yeah! HandEgg is way better!
     
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    Sorry, you are going to need to be a customer of a specific US cable provider in order to use the app. It sounds very much like how WatchESPN does it, where you have to log in with your ISP account.

    Since I am a customer of Verizon FIOS I wonder how much I could get for my login for the EPL? ;)
     
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    How much does it cost a month for a customer of Verizon FIOS? Just wondering....
     
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    Nope. You need to authenticate with an account from a US cable provider.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that as of yesterday, you can watch some of the big EPL teams on DishWorld, without needing authenticated services...

    http://www.dishworld.com/sports
     

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