World Cup on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by walkingcity, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. walkingcity macrumors newbie

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    As some of you know, the World Cup is kicking off this Friday and I'm not aware of a reliable way to currently watch any of the games, which will be broadcast on ESPN/ABC here in the states. Does anyone know of any reliable ways to watch the games on the ipad(streaming)? Without using either Slingbox/EyeTV or something similar. I've looked into Justin.tv/ustream and TVU, none of which seem to have reliable/decent quality streams. Any advice would be appreciate as I'm sure I'm not the only one looking into this.
     
  2. AR15MBP macrumors regular

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    Keep your eye on espn3.com. It's flash right now, but you never know there could be some change before the cup.
     
  3. badbradderz macrumors regular

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    http://ipad.tvcatchup.com/

    apologies if this doesn't work in the States, but i see no reason it shouldnt. its free to register and works a treat over both Wi-fi and 3G.
     
  4. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Won't work except through a UK proxy.
     
  5. PeckhamBog macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the above for UK users.
     
  6. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    I'd give a lot for it to work Stateside. They even blocked my VPN on the Mac Mini, so a proxy isn't likely to work. :(
     
  7. Elise macrumors 6502

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    Eurosport player is excellent, you have to pay for it but the charge is nominal, like £2+ for a month.

    ETA: Oh sorry, I'm not sure whether it'll work in the States, you'd need to check.
     
  8. walkingcity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    didn't read my post i take it :)
     
  9. walkingcity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I doubt it, ESPN3 has needed a revamping for a while now, so I doubt a huge change in the next couple days is likely.
     
  10. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    Are you asking the op what this is or suggesting it? The OP orginally said "Without using either Slingbox/EyeTV or something similar."

    Sorry walkingcity, I responded to the wrong post.

    Wish I had an answer for you. I may not be a rabid fan, I would certainly like to watch some of the bigger matchups.

    Besides, I am so torn over who to cheer for.

    I'm American so I cheer the US?
    I am from German/Scot/Irish decent so,,,,, forget that, to confusing.
    Lived in England for a number of years following football and have a soft spot in my heart for England National Team, so cheer for England?
    Married to a Latina, so I cheer for a Latino team?

    Nevermind, the world cup is giving me a headache. :D
     
  11. Cagle macrumors regular

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    try blackvpn, it's only 5 euros a month. I use it for BBC iplayer too.
     
  12. sandydlc macrumors regular

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    Apparently not thoroughly enough!! My apologies.
     
  13. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    And I'm on just about the last major provider not to offer it. :mad: Thanks a lot Time Warner...

    Elise - no dice on Eurosport Player either without a VPN. :( I hate, hate country restrictions (it's just as stupid you guys can't get Hulu or Pandora).
     
  14. Robin4 macrumors 6502

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  15. cssvt macrumors newbie

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    Was hoping for this but with it still being flash I doubt we're gonna get it set up in time. In fact, I'm gonna say the chances are low because ESPN won't want to risk there being a break somewhere along the way for something so big. Would think they would want to get the switch in about a week or more in advance just to be safe.

    Someone may be streaming it on veetle though?
     
  16. Cartaphilus macrumors 6502a

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    DirecTV sent me word that they upgraded my receiver/DVR to be able to process images in 3D, and that they are carrying the World Cup in 3D. Acknowledging the OP'S proviso, if I sling the signal from the DVR to my MBP (and don the requisite silly-looking glasses), would the 3D images survive?

    My guess is that they would, since this genre of 3D seems to be dependent only on an image which ought to be able to be faithfully transmitted through Sling technology and decoded with the bi-color glasses, but at my level of understanding this can only be a guess. Anybody know?
     
  17. MiguelS macrumors regular

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    tvcatchup and blackvpn worked on my ipad

    sweet! watching the brits morning new now
     
  18. Encanto macrumors regular

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    How did you manage to do that? I can't even register because I m not in the UK.[
    QUOTE=MiguelS;10094450]tvcatchup and blackvpn worked on my ipad

    sweet! watching the brits morning new now[/QUOTE]
     
  19. MiguelS macrumors regular

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    [/QUOTE]

    You have to get blackvpn first

    setup your ipad as the support/ipad page tells you (simple)
    Enable VPN,
    Go to tvcatchup.com and register (the vpn will make the site think you are from the UK)

    For Black VPN referral, I just signed up for one month only.
     
  20. Paokie macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info on World Cup Soccer. Just signed up and made my husband a happy man.. One question, have you had trouble with interrupted service? Any solutions?
     
  21. MiguelS macrumors regular

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    not yet, but if you do notice the ipad.tvcathup.com is beta....or was it black vpn that was beta...blackvpn servers were just recently up.
     
  22. cmalinowski macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the code. Worked like a champ. Hope you got your free month. This is perfect for world cup. Sign up for three months and it will only charge for one with the code.

    They have a nice instruction area for iPad users.

     

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