FOX Sports GO Now Available on Apple TV

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    FOX Sports GO has officially launched on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The app, previewed by Apple at WWDC 2016, has a split-screen interface that enables sports fans to watch up to four games at once, be it four MLB games or a combination of baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.

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    The app provides live streams of Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes, and Fox College Sports, and selected events airing on Fox and its regional sports networks, based on your location and which channels you are subscribed to through your cable or satellite TV package. Coverage includes MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, UFC, and more. Subject to local availability, subscribers will also have access to full seasons of hometown MLB, NBA, and NHL telecasts.

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    FOX Sports GO requires authenticating with an existing cable or satellite TV subscription, with partnered networks including AT&T U-Verse, Bright House Networks, Cable One, Cablevision, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Suddenlink Communications, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, WOW!, and Xfinity TV.

    FOX Sports GO is available now as a free download on the tvOS App Store.

    Article Link: FOX Sports GO Now Available on Apple TV
     
  2. realeric macrumors 65816

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    Wake me up when app doesn't require cable subscription is available.
     
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    If Fox Sports was like Fox News they would only show WWE.
     
  4. CFreymarc Suspended

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    Cue the FOX haters!
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    I'd love to see the Olympics covered by Fox instead of NBC.
     
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    The app, previewed by Apple at WWDC 2016, has a split-screen interface that enables sports fans to watch up to four games at once, be it four MLB games or a combination of baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.

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    Just played around with it for a few minutes and it works great. Really nice to get this in time for college football season!
     
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    i.e. blackout rules. I so hate blackout rules and wish the laws would change on that.
     
  9. webbuzz macrumors 65832

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    Especially when you live out of market, but a league uses 10 states claiming that is in market.
     
  10. neo-cd macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is it really possible to log in with SlingTV? I tried on the Fox Sports GO website but the operator is not there...
     
  11. critter13 macrumors 6502

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    keep sleeping
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    yeah this is the worst part. it really eliminates a big part of the GO aspect. When i am traveling and my team isn't being locally broadcast i want to be able to open up the app and watch my team.
     
  12. jlc1978 macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried a VPN? A friend of mine uses one for MLB when he travels.
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    No I haven't. I'm not the biggest of sports fans and I haven't felt like putting any effort, even a little, into looking into that. But blackout rules still bug me when there is the off chance I want to watch my hockey team play and can't.
     
  14. macduke macrumors G3

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    I'd pay monthly just to occasionally watch Royals games. I had the Sling TV trial for a week after my son was born recently, and he would get really calm while watching baseball and then eventually drift off to sleep for a long time. Turns out baseball is great for dozing with infants in the recliner.

    I didn't end up being very happy with Sling TV overall. The interface was a little clunky, the current and upcoming schedule took a long time to refresh, and sometimes content would get blacked out (I'm looking at you, KC Chiefs, and it was a preseason game of all things) which kind of defeats the purpose of having a streaming "cable" package. Their two package system makes it so you can't get Fox Sports with ESPN without stepping up to the really expensive package. You also can't get Disney and Nick Jr. without doing the same. I'd more seriously consider it if I could just build my own package for a lower price as I'm just interested in maybe 10 channels at the most. All that other fluff is just waste.
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    Blackouts are so freaking annoying. It's like "Why don't you want my money and/or advertising revenue you morons? No, I'm not driving 120 miles across the state to pay $40 to park and hundreds of dollars for a ticket to go to this game. I've got a newborn son and want to watch some damn sports!" And some VPNs are really shady with what they do with your data that they route through them. I have a hard time trusting it, especially when I signed up for some on a limited basis and their unsubscribe button in their email marketing won't opt me out and they keep spamming me daily. Had to set up some rules to block them. It's sad that the best way to watch sports online is often through shady website links posted on Reddit, where I have to close out of a billion popups and then when I finally get a standard-def stream going (that often buffers) then I have to send that signal over AirPlay from my MacBook Pro to the Apple TV. What a great experience!
     
  15. Kingrsmchugh macrumors newbie

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    If a sporting event was on regular Fox can you still watch it with the fox sports go app?
     
  16. bigpatky macrumors regular

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    Yes. Fox (local) sporting events are included.
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Finally. Was getting old casting from the iPhone app to the Apple TV. Still, at least it was 60fps, like ESPN. This way will be a little simpler, thank goodness.
     
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    Agreed. Another useless app for cord cutters.

    But the time is approaching when content owners will wake up themselves and realize that they can make much more money from selling directly to the consumers who want their product, rather than having to negotiate with the middleman cable or satellite providers.

    And a side benefit to this will be no longer having to subsidize the multitude of channels that people don't really want, but are forced to pay for in cable and satellite packages.
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    First of all I find it hilarious that people find it hard to use the real word for spoofing via VPN: Stealing.

    Second, I like to watch baseball, and I am frustrated by MLB TV's no in market game rules, but there is no way I would go through all of that to watch it. Especially to deal with the buffering issues. I watch baseball to relax and enjoy myself, and constant buffering would just make my BP go up. :)
     
  19. markm929 macrumors newbie

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    I can't find SlingTV on the list of possible login sites either…disappointing reporting
     
  20. neo-cd macrumors newbie

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    Oh :( Disappointing indeed...

    Thanks for the info
     
  21. macduke macrumors G3

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    Not sure how it's stealing when I pay for a subscription specifically to watch my home team because I can't get it OTA and I get blacked out. So I don't pay. What's closer to stealing is streaming it illegally, which I do since they refuse to offer me service. I still have to watch ads, but they can't report the impressions. Although IDK how they report ad impressions with OTA TV vs. cable. IDK why I can't just get OTA TV as OIP TV which is streaming. It's the same damn thing, with the same stupid commercials, and they know that I'm connected and watching so they can tell their advertisers. If anything they can provide better targeted ads, which should carry a premium. I don't really care if someone gathers basic viewing analytics on free OIP TV. Just to get OTA TV via cable where I live in the midwest is between $35-45 when you include taxes and fees. I don't really care THAT much, but I'm also a tightwad when it comes to our budget for stuff like this.
     
  22. rdlink, Aug 26, 2016
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    Because any streaming service to which you subscribe has specific terms of service that forbid you using technology to defeat their DRM and streaming restrictions. When you deliberately engage a VPN service to defeat those restrictions you are stealing. It's pretty simple, actually.

    Understand that I agree that cable companies and media companies suck, and they give two ***** about you and me. And that sucks. But violating TOS and potentially federal copyright law is still stealing.
     
  23. macduke macrumors G3

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    Just because you violate terms of service doesn't mean you're breaking any law. Can the company try to sue you? Sure, anyone can. And all they're gonna do if they find out is terminate service. But Apple's terms of service forbid jailbreaking. That doesn't make it illegal, and the government even went out of their way to declare that it was legal. I really don't see what upside there is to pissing off their customers and forcing them to cancel service, losing a valuable revenue stream. But as long as they pull crap like this, yeah I'm going to stream whatever I can find a link to online and won't even feel bad about it. I shouldn't get singled out because OTA sucks where I live. You see, that's the stupid thing about this: These games play OTA where I live, but for some reason they get blacked out ONLY when streaming. This is basically spectrum discrimination and it needs to stop. Just because someone lives in the shadow of a hill or some other obstruction doesn't mean they should be punished like this.
     
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    I have said it before, and I will say it again. The media companies' practices in these situation is completely ******, and I agree totally that it's ludicrous that I can watch a baseball game on cable, but not on my streaming service. Especially if I am willing to have the commercials stream, also.

    But these guys have this content copyrighted, and have accepted the TOS for using it. If you violate those TOS you are violating copyright. So yes, you are breaking the law. And stealing.
     
  25. OutGolfn macrumors regular

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    Definitely like the multi stream feature. ESPN needs to update their Apple TV app now that we have Fox, NBC sports and ESPN. Competition should be good for these apps and the streaming future.

    Also check out the $29 PlayStation Vue streaming package as it's the cheapest option which allows you Apple TV app logins and multi streaming for all these apps. Sling tv was first but is locked into their own app and requires two packages for ESPN and Fox.
     

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