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Old 01-05-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Is this an issue with web browsers on a desktop or mobile table or with devices like Roku?

Dish Network has put a limit of 2 million subscribers on its Sling TV service. Sling TV reportedly had about 100,000 subscribers as of April so the current number is speculative.

I think a lot of people think that all of TV will be viewed via streaming in 10 years. The House of Lords in Britain proposed that the UK move TV away from antennas to free up bandwidth as an economic boost. I am not sure if it can really happen.
All of thee above. I tried it on the Roku, Sling App on Macbook Pro, and Sling app on the iPad. All three could not show ESPN, but could show the other channels.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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We are on the verge of dropping Sling. It's not much money, but it's also highly unreliable for Roku, Xbox One, and for mobile devices. the interface keeps getting tweaks from the Dish Network development team (who owns Sling, FYI, and suspiciously). It never gets better.

My suspicion is that Dish doesn't want or need Sling to work properly. It's a gimmick to lure people in. Doesn't work properly, and will never achieve any kind of scale for their business.

That's what I'm thinking as well. I mean, why would a satellite company want you to unhook from their main service and go with something like SlingTV? It's kind of a gateway drug for cordcutters, and it's not even that great of a drug, lol!

I realized that I can watch ESPN and NFL Network as a Verizon Wireless customer, so my smartphone has come in handy. If I had known that earlier, I wouldn't have bothered with Sling TV in the first place, although I do love HGTV, DIY, and TBS.

Now, I could possibly do a barter and trade thing with my in-laws and see if they would let me use their cable login to watch some of the channels through the Roku. We let them use our Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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Count your blessings. We've been watching the games this year, and ESPN has, by far, the worst coverage of any network. The announcers will not shut up, and talk right over the plays (usually about something that has not one thing to do w/ what is going on in the game). They also love to replay the last play so many times that they sometimes miss the actual play on the field! And there's nothing like coming back from their 100th commercial of the first half only to see that players have already started, and we missed a down or two.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Count your blessings. We've been watching the games this year, and ESPN has, by far, the worst coverage of any network. The announcers will not shut up, and talk right over the plays (usually about something that has not one thing to do w/ what is going on in the game). They also love to replay the last play so many times that they sometimes miss the actual play on the field! And there's nothing like coming back from their 100th commercial of the first half only to see that players have already started, and we missed a down or two.

I can't ESPN for that reason. Every little stoppage of play, it's commercial time! Good grief! That's why I miss Monday Night Football on ABC. You would think that since more and more people are cutting the cord, that they would simulcast the games on something like ABC.
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