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Old 01-10-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Is it possible to stream the playoffs for free?

We do NOT have broadcast (antenna) tv. We've already looked into it. It is not available where we are, even with an antenna.

We do not have any form of paid tv (cable, dish tv, etc).

We do have a Roku. Is it possible to stream the playoffs through that? We would be willing to pay a bit if necessary, but would rather not.

We do get football through our phones - Verizon provides that for free to their wireless customers. Unfortunately, we can only do that for one phone at a time (2 of us in this family), and watching the games on a phone is kind of difficult.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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Is it possible to stream the playoffs for free?

We do NOT have broadcast (antenna) tv. We've already looked into it. It is not available where we are, even with an antenna.

We do not have any form of paid tv (cable, dish tv, etc).

We do have a Roku. Is it possible to stream the playoffs through that? We would be willing to pay a bit if necessary, but would rather not.

We do get football through our phones - Verizon provides that for free to their wireless customers. Unfortunately, we can only do that for one phone at a time (2 of us in this family), and watching the games on a phone is kind of difficult.
I didn't know that Verizon did that, but if they do and you have the right kind of TV setup, why not bounce the phone picture to your TV? I can do that with my phone or my IPad, but I never bother because I have a smart TV and an Apple TV and Amazon Prime.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Verizon killed the ability to use a Chromecast to send the game to you TV in an update to NFL Mobile (or the NFL did...)
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I was able to cast the NFL Network broadcast from my iPad to my macbook pro using a program called Air Server. You can download a 7-day trial version for either PC or Mac. I simply hooked my laptop to the TV via HDMI, and it worked pretty well. There are some apps that won't allow you to do this, but I was able to achieve the game on big screen this way.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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My wife used to go to a European site that broadcast games in real time over the Internet. We would connect her laptop to the TV. Not the best picture, but we got to watch the games.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I watched part of the Seahawks game last Sunday on my Android, just used the NFL Mobile App.
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