ESPN now AirPlay compatible!!

k12g3

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ESPN has updated its WatchESPN App so that ALL ESPN CHANNELS are now fully AirPlay enabled.

This should help many of us cut the cord!
I know that the App requires a cable subscription, but just pay one of your friends or family members like $20 to let you use their password. That's what I did with HBOgo and it has changed my life!

Anyone else as excited as me?
 

sirgromit

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ESPN has updated its WatchESPN App so that ALL ESPN CHANNELS are now fully AirPlay enabled.

This should help many of us cut the cord!
I know that the App requires a cable subscription, but just pay one of your friends or family members like $20 to let you use their password. That's what I did with HBOgo and it has changed my life!

Anyone else as excited as me?
Wahoo!!! It's about time!
 

mic j

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Does this mean I can finally cut the cord? We have an iPad and OTA antenna to the tv? :D
 

d21mike

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Not a big sports fan but wanted to test the AirPlay Feature and it works well. Nice to have a 30 second rewind. Also, great that it does not use "AirPlay Mirror" but simply AirPlay.
 

k12g3

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Not a big sports fan but wanted to test the AirPlay Feature and it works well. Nice to have a 30 second rewind. Also, great that it does not use "AirPlay Mirror" but simply AirPlay.
Good to hear! I am excited to try it out when I get home, and also be able to watch ESPN on TV's in my house that do not have a cable box!
 

boomhower

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Be nice if they would allow DirecTV. I pay for ESPN just the same as I did with Time Warner, I just get it through a different pipe now. Irritating to say the least. I can have ESPN3 or NFL Game Plan but not both. Boo.
 

k12g3

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It's nice but the iPad screen saver keeps kicking in when I use it...
You can set it so it disables the screen lock when it's plugged in, I stream movies from my iPhone to :apple:TV this way.
 

mykelala01

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ESPN has updated its WatchESPN App so that ALL ESPN CHANNELS are now fully AirPlay enabled.

This should help many of us cut the cord!
I know that the App requires a cable subscription, but just pay one of your friends or family members like $20 to let you use their password. That's what I did with HBOgo and it has changed my life!

Anyone else as excited as me?
$20 a month? Or just $20 to give you their password? If is just $20 just to give you their password/account, it is a good deal. But if you pay them $20 for HBOgo not bad since HBO already cost them $16 bucks. But $20 a month for ESPN a little bit too much. Most internet provider offer free ESPN 3. So if you have internet most likely you have ESPN 3. Unless your friend/family and you... are interested in ESPN U. So that is ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN 3 and ESPN U. I think paying $20 is worth it.
 

BennyK

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FYI Monday Night Football is blocked from the the iPhone, iPad, and ipods. Just get the message that it is not allowed to carry that show on mobile devices.
 

k12g3

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$20 a month? Or just $20 to give you their password? If is just $20 just to give you their password/account, it is a good deal. But if you pay them $20 for HBOgo not bad since HBO already cost them $16 bucks. But $20 a month for ESPN a little bit too much. Most internet provider offer free ESPN 3. So if you have internet most likely you have ESPN 3. Unless your friend/family and you... are interested in ESPN U. So that is ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN 3 and ESPN U. I think paying $20 is worth it.
I meant just throw your friend a $20 one time "thank you" to let you use their password, if theyre a good enough friend they will let you use it for free. Not $20 a month, that wouldnt be worth it.

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Sounds good. Could you explain how this is done?
Turn Auto-lock to "never" in Settings. If you are jailbroken, there are tweaks to make it automatically stay on when plugged in. One of which is called "screen dimmer"

I am not jailbroken but it works fine for me.
 

XandeR803

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FYI Monday Night Football is blocked from the the iPhone, iPad, and ipods. Just get the message that it is not allowed to carry that show on mobile devices.
That's strange...I watched MNF last night on my TV via airplay from my iPhone and it seemed to work just fine.
 
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