Iowa State - Hok Game on Fox Sports 1 - Blacked out on Sling!

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  1. Cardinal and Gold

    Cardinal and Gold Well-Known Member

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    You should just do a free trial with any of the other streaming services and cancel if you don’t want to continue the service. Unless you have already used up free trials with all the services or want to go out for the game.
     
  2. Remo Gaggi

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'll head to the bar up the street to watch it with the tavern hok baby brother clowns.
     
  3. SCNCY

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    The only reason we have Sling is so my girlfriend can get the Pac 12 network. I wanted to get PSVue.
     
  4. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    Just beware of Tavern Hok in his native habitat.
     
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  5. ArgentCy

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    That is a lot of unessecary work. The streams aren't that hard to find and
     
  6. BeTheCyclone

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    I have always wondered about the term “cord cutters”. How are you getting the Internet to your house? Wouldn’t that be over a cord, aka a phone line? And for all the savings, are you adding in the cost of an unlimited data plan with an ISP?
     
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  7. crawfy54

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    Reddit is your friend when it comes to finding ANY sports stream......(Fo free)
     
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  8. Icky_Mettle

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    This is the only reason I have stuck with Sling.
     
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  9. isutrevman

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    It depends on what streaming package you get. Sling offers as low as $20 packages. That's pretty cheap. You get what you pay for instead of paying for 100 channels and using 8-10, you can pay for 30-40 channels and use 8-10.
     
  10. BeTheCyclone

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    8-10 channels for $40. And no ISU iowa game, and no NBC, and 2 streams only, plus $80+ for Internet service.
     
  11. ComCY

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    I've thoroughly enjoyed it for like 2 years now.
     
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  12. Gunnerclone

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    Just a question...what’s your age demographic?
     
  13. ComCY

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    You're wrong. The $40 includes both Orange and Blue, which has over 50 channels. And this is the first time I've ever seen an Iowa State/Iowa game blacked out in two years. It has On-Demand NBC and FX and FXX, a $10 antenna can get me the live channels just fine.

    Who tf isn't paying for internet already? And who tf pays $80 for internet? I get 100Mbps for $50.
     
  14. ComCY

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    20-30.
     
  15. ripvdub

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    I still have PS Vue, but am wanting to switch to youtube tv, went to the site, has me enter my zip code and says "not available in my area". Ankeny. That cant be right, right???

    PS Vue is great, but they keep on raising rates, now more taxes are being added next month. I will cancel as soon as bball is over. Or find a way to get ISU games somehow.
     
  16. isutrevman

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    My internet service is around $60. 6 months out of the year I don't even have Sling, the other 6 months I do pay $45 to make sure I get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and FS1. If I didn't need FS1 I would only need to pay $25. That's way cheaper than paying $100+ for directv and I would still pay around $40-$50 for internet anyway. We get NBC through antennae. Having the game tonight blocked out sucks, but its literally 1 game out of the whole year. I'll sign up for a free trial of hulu or psVue for it.
     
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    You need a new GF....
     
  18. BeTheCyclone

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    Thanks for the info. Just seems like a lot of signing up and canceling and changing around how your viewing. Especially if you have more than 2 in your house. And a wife who hates tech stuff and yells at me if something doesn’t work.
     
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    DirecTV Now users here and we have no complaints.
     
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  20. isutrevman

    isutrevman Well-Known Member

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    Its not too bad. Sling and PSVUE are pretty easy to sign up for and cancel. It takes like 5-6 minutes tops. Its not like trying to cancel an internet or cable subscription. You can do it all on their website. You definitely need a fast enough internet service and high data caps to handle it though. The big draw back (at least with Sling) is you can't record anything as far as I know, so its just live tv with some shows available on demand. We mainly use it for live sports.
     

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