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My wife and I would like to cut out our cable TV cost, which is $75/mo, $900/yr on top of $50/mo for standard internet. The positive is that many Bama games are already on network TV, which we could get with a decent antenna. But for the games that are ESPN3 or PPV, we are stuck. We apparently cannot get games via ESPN3 unless we also have a cable subscription (through Time Warner, our carrier), which puts us at square one. Is there any way (must be totally legal!) that you have been able to get games without having cable? For instance, can you get them through a XBOX using the XBOX Gold membership? Thanks. RTR
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go to a friends house
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All you need is a email address that has a cable provider so they can set you up one on there account for free for instance with comcast you can have up to 7 email accounts only drawback is you would be streaming espn3 with just 4G and that can be a pain
This. Don't you have any other friends or family members that have cable/satellite?
Dang, y'all got it good. Ours (Dish) is $92.11 per month. Internet is $64.95 per month. The Internet will change to I don't know what b/c we're moving to Ft. Morgan area, but we will be keeping Dish b/c it's awesome.
This post was edited by Gina4Tide 14 months ago
That site has every game, televised or not.
Obviously not going to be cable TV quality, but it works.
Season tix, bars, the ferg
Bring the beer to the neighbors house. Problem solved
wiziwig.com and it links you to online streams
you may get british broadcasts of the games, but you can usually find what you want
Apparently some of you (kanedbeans12, apayne87) need a little help understanding the concept of "completely legal".
You can obviously get CBS and ABC games OTA. ESPN is another story. There is an ESPN app for Xbox but you still need a carrier with WatchESPN in order to see most of our games. To watch anything you'd need at least ESPN3 and you said you want to drop cable entirely. I imagine PPV games will also be a problem.
Ultimately, the only completely legal way to watch all our games without a cable subscription is to go somewhere else to watch at least some of them.
This post was edited by macamatic 14 months ago
I cut cable out as well and I am wondering the same as i will want to watch espn when September rolls around. I have a smart tv and we currently watch shows and movies on netflix and amazon prime for about 14.50 per month. i set up a clearstream 4 antenna in my attic and have an amplifier going to the antenna. all i had to do was use the prior cable coax running through the house using a splitter to the satellite. I get the clearest hdtv signal i have ever seen on about 20 free local channels. of course we pay 50 for internet too so 64 total but it beats paying 140 month combined! I am waiting for hulu or amazon to start streaming live pay per channel hd. we will see cable as we know it change within the next 5-10 years!
I'd find something else to cut
get game tickets or simply camp at the Quad.
LOL. What about, only a little bit illegal then?
Because if it were going to save me $90 a month in cable fees, if I had a friend who was willing to let me "borrow" his ESPN3 account, 5-7 times a year, I'd consider it fairly negligible if I were to turn him down.
I have AT&T dsl...and I watch free movies, free tv and every Bama football game and all other games as well as well, college & NFL...they're all on www.firstrowsports.eu You can watch basketball, golf, tennis and and any other sports.
In fact, the one Bama game this year that wasn't on a major channel or espn was blacked out in FL & AL....I paid $35 to watch it at rolltide.com on TideTV...ended up watching it on www.firstrowsports.eu free. I lost that $35 but won't make that mistake again.
www.tv-links.eu has all tv shows and dmoies...plus other sites as well...sidereel, crackle, and many others. I joined HULU but they have commercials. Netflix is good .. lots of movies and some tv as well.
Thanks everyone. This is hannah29's wife. We don't live anywhere near AL, or we would be at the games or at family's house, trust me. We live in another SEC state in which a) there are precious few Tide fans, and b) asking to watch the Tide play at a friend's house would be tantamount to treason. We also have no family in state. I assure you that we must watch games in a 100% legal manner, so accessing via a friend's email or sites that intend to bypass U.S. law is out of the question.
You have given me a few good ideas - such as trying to work with the cable company to drop cable 8 mos. out of the year and renew during football season. We'll see how that goes. I'm also going to research getting ESPN3 on our XBOX.
Oh, BOL makes it into our budget every year because it is my Christmas gift to my husband. Priorities and all. RTR.
ESPN3 isn't good enough. Anything broadcast on one of the cable channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) will only be available live on WatchESPN (edit: I think some of them are simulcast on ESPN3 but unless you see "ESPN3" it's unavailable). I think you can watch replays with ESPN3 but I'm not sure. I'm also not certain about the legality of using someone else's account. You won't see the inside of a court room for it but it's probably not by the book.
You could look into a local alumni chapter. They usually have viewing parties for at least the big games.
I have DirecTV and it is like $105.00 per month to include all the ESPN and other sports channels. However the ESPN games may not be carried and you have to subscribe to the ESPN Sports package. DirecTV has almost double the HD channels as Dish. Had Dish and ditched it quickly a few years back.
Y'all need to just quit your jobs and Obama will take care of the rest
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