How to watch Gopher games without cable or satellite

Keyser Söze

Well-known member
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
1,474
Reaction score
173
Points
63
Is there a way to watch Gopher basketball and football games without having cable or satellite and without going to shady websites? I'm not against paying for it, I'm just looking for a cheaper alternative than cable/satellite.
 

Twinsfan007

Member
Joined
Feb 17, 2013
Messages
691
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Ya, just search whatever event you're looking for in reddit. Put an adblocker on your computer and go for it. You're going to have to go to "shady" websites but the adblocker should block most if not all the ads. Unless you have a relative that has an account to a cable/satellite company that you could use to get watchespn or btn, then this is your best option. I've used it to watch all sorts of sports and haven't had issues with it.
 

BarnBoy

Active member
Joined
Jan 12, 2009
Messages
4,216
Reaction score
17
Points
38
make friends with someone with a Comcast account. Use their login for ESPN and BTN.
 

WriterGoph

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
2,189
Reaction score
296
Points
83
YouTube TV will give you a free month trial and comes with unlimited DVR (pause and rewind during live games). They have BTN and any Sports channel the Gophs will be on. But it's only available on computer or mobile, not on Apple TV, Roku or Sling. But that's easily solved by connecting an HDMI cable from your laptop into the TV
 

Keyser Söze

Well-known member
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
1,474
Reaction score
173
Points
63
YouTube TV will give you a free month trial and comes with unlimited DVR (pause and rewind during live games). They have BTN and any Sports channel the Gophs will be on. But it's only available on computer or mobile, not on Apple TV, Roku or Sling. But that's easily solved by connecting an HDMI cable from your laptop into the TV
Interesting, I hadn't heard about Youtube TV. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2014
Messages
347
Reaction score
6
Points
18
Interesting, I hadn't heard about Youtube TV. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
I use it. It's very affordable if you share it with 2 or 3 people - up to 3 simultaneous streams. Also comes with a free chromecast which solves the Roku problem. Then I just split a BTN Plus account with a few friends for this month and we are usually able to avoid streaming it at the same time.
 

Gopherholefan

Active member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
1,235
Reaction score
2
Points
38
Hulu live tv is better than sling and YouTube tv and has all channels the gophers will be on. (Espn networks, btn, fs1) plus fox sports north for other mn teams
 

Gopherholefan

Active member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
1,235
Reaction score
2
Points
38
We may have to take this to the off topic board, but Hulu is better as you have btn, fsn, and your locals offered. Youtube tv is $5 cheaper a month, but for a gopher fan who is also an overall sports fan, Hulu TV is awesome. (I had sling tv for a year, gave it up and glad I did)
Here is a pretty good comparison between Hulu and Youtube from September
https://flixed.io/youtube-tv-vs-hulu-tv/

Side note on Hulu- the interface used takes some getting used to. Not a normal guide like most services/cable have.
 

mnsportsgeek

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
11,929
Reaction score
159
Points
63
We may have to take this to the off topic board, but Hulu is better as you have btn, fsn, and your locals offered. Youtube tv is $5 cheaper a month, but for a gopher fan who is also an overall sports fan, Hulu TV is awesome. (I had sling tv for a year, gave it up and glad I did)
Here is a pretty good comparison between Hulu and Youtube from September
https://flixed.io/youtube-tv-vs-hulu-tv/

Side note on Hulu- the interface used takes some getting used to. Not a normal guide like most services/cable have.
Ya but Hulu was designed by a toddler.
 

EG#9

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
6,462
Reaction score
125
Points
63
So I don't want to get this particular account in trouble in case they are doing something against U of M, the B1G, or YouTube's terms of service, but someone has posted the two exhibition games and the first regular season game in their entirety on YouTube. I am not sure how quickly after the games they were up, but I actually went back and watched the UW-GB game today which I wasn't able to see live.
 

dex8425

Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2009
Messages
400
Reaction score
5
Points
18
Your options are playstation Vue, Directvnow, youtube TV, and Hulu live TV.
So far, my wife and I have tried youtube tv and Hulu TV. I like youtube TV much, much better, and it's cheaper. We use both with a chromecast.

You could also make friends with someone who has a YTTV account, since you can play 3 screens at the same time and have six separate google accounts for one subscription, and each person gets their own unlimited separate dvr storage.
 

Keyser Söze

Well-known member
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
1,474
Reaction score
173
Points
63
Your options are playstation Vue, Directvnow, youtube TV, and Hulu live TV.
So far, my wife and I have tried youtube tv and Hulu TV. I like youtube TV much, much better, and it's cheaper. We use both with a chromecast.

You could also make friends with someone who has a YTTV account, since you can play 3 screens at the same time and have six separate google accounts for one subscription, and each person gets their own unlimited separate dvr storage.
Thanks for the info. What is it about Youtube TV that you like better?
 

GophersInIowa

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
24,488
Reaction score
347
Points
83
We've been happy with Vue but it appears youtube TV might be another good option.
 

Ski U Mah Gopher

Member of the Tribe
Joined
Nov 12, 2008
Messages
6,714
Reaction score
61
Points
48
Dad's Xfinity account. I have also bought BTN+, mainly for volleyball & WBB.
 

Gold Vision

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
5,247
Reaction score
26
Points
48
I don’t currently have a DVR option. Does anyone know if Fox Sports Go will host replay streams similar to BTN2GO and WatchESPN? When I looked yesterday, I couldn’t see any replay streams for previous events.
 

Gopher Teeth

Fear the Teeth
Joined
Nov 12, 2008
Messages
564
Reaction score
6
Points
18
I don’t currently have a DVR option. Does anyone know if Fox Sports Go will host replay streams similar to BTN2GO and WatchESPN? When I looked yesterday, I couldn’t see any replay streams for previous events.
They do re stream, but the times aren't great. They are at 1, 3, 9 am and 2, 4 pm on Tues
 

Gold Vision

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
5,247
Reaction score
26
Points
48
They do re stream, but the times aren't great. They are at 1, 3, 9 am and 2, 4 pm on Tues
Thanks, I signed up for a free trial of YouTube TV to watch it via DVR tonight. 5:30 tip off and little kids do not mix well!
 

dex8425

Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2009
Messages
400
Reaction score
5
Points
18
Thanks for the info. What is it about Youtube TV that you like better?
Hulu doesn't have a TV guide where you flip through the channels. The menus aren't intuitive and it's easy to get lost. It's in beta. The stream is more choppy than YTTV. It's more expensive. We don't get one local channel that we do get with YTTV. The DVR has only 50 hours of space, and you can't skip commercials! The lack of a true dvr is probably the biggest one.

If I wanted the hulu library of shows I might feel different, but we pretty much use tv for watching sports, almost always through the DVR. FS1 seemed to have a ton of commercials last night. With hulu, you can pause live tv, but then you can only play again.
 

Gold Vision

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
5,247
Reaction score
26
Points
48
I've got to say that DVR function was really handy yesterday, I really forgot how much I missed a true DVR. I've tried Playstation Vue, and Sling TV as well, and so far this YouTube TV seemed to be the most functional.
 
Top Bottom