Rose Bowl blacked out on WatchESPN

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  1. dotheDVDeed, Jan 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015

    dotheDVDeed macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2007
    Moments earlier I watch the final minutes of the Cotton Bowl. Then as the game begins up flashes "Not Authorized". What??? I live too close to Pasadena or something?

    Time Warner Cable is my provider for what its worth.

    This sucks! :(
  2. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    Just saw a tweet from WatchESPN that said they are aware of issues and are working to resolve them ASAP.
  3. dotheDVDeed thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2007
    Thanks for the heads up. I repeatedly tried to re-authorize but had no success. I'll give up for now, I'll try again in a week's time.
  4. blujacket macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2013
    ESPN has the worst ap..I get that not authorized message all the time on commercial breaks.
  5. beachmusic macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2013
    St. George Island
    Thats what the FSU fans said after the 3rd quarter. :)
  6. Beezer70 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2013
    GA, USA
    The ESPN App crashes on me a lot and gives me a "User not authorized" message. Usually, I have to back out of the app and restart it to get video to start working again. The bigger the event, the more likely it is to happen, and it will happen several times. I've started just watching on my computer. It still buffers, but it doesn't crash as much.
  7. jdag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2012
    I've always wondered if it is ESPN or my internet provider (Time Warner). Appears that the culprit is generally ESPN. And the worst times are clearly during high profile events such as yesterday's football games and during Monday Night Football.
  8. brentmore macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2002
    New York
    It'll take some setting up, but I've had almost no problems with using the xbmc/kodi plugin to get access to the ESPN content. It's far faster and more stable than going through the app (on my Amazon FireTV Stick at least).

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