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Old Oct 30, 2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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So, I have some time coming up to be able to watch the games that will be on BTN+. Can i get a gist of the circumstances here? I believe that i should wait until November, keep it through the month, then cancel at the end of November. I know there is one more game on that channel (Dec. 30th) but I can fathom spending another $10 for one game being aired. Kudos to BTN for trying to squeeze every drop out of the deal, though!

https://www.btn2go.com/packages?type=0
$9.95/month Illinois option

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Old Oct 30, 2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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So, I have some time coming up to be able to watch the games that will be on BTN+. Can i get a gist of the circumstances here? I believe that i should wait until November, keep it through the month, then cancel at the end of November. I know there is one more game on that channel (Dec. 30th) but I can fathom spending another $10 for one game being aired. Kudos to BTN for trying to squeeze every drop out of the deal, though!
Correct. I have BTN, and it really ticks me off that they would charge me twice for the same product. I looked at the schedule, and they have 5 games on BTN+

The opener with Southern 11/10
Marshall 11/19
Augustana 11/22
NC Central 11/24
GC 12/30

So yes, if you're going to give in, I would do November, then cancel any renewal immediately unless you absolutely have to have the 12/30 game.
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Old Oct 30, 2017, 01:59 PM   #3
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Old Oct 30, 2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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Is it available on Apple TV? I saw chromecast and roku listed, but not apple tv. Anyone, Anyone? Bueller?
Only place to sign up for BTN Plus is the BTN2Go website-

https://www.btn2go.com/packages?type=0

Be sure to select the $9.95/Monthly Illinois option.

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Old Oct 30, 2017, 04:32 PM   #5
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Correct. I have BTN, and it really ticks me off that they would charge me twice for the same product. I looked at the schedule, and they have 5 games on BTN+

The opener with Southern 11/10
Marshall 11/19
Augustana 11/22
NC Central 11/24
GC 12/30

So yes, if you're going to give in, I would do November, then cancel any renewal immediately unless you absolutely have to have the 12/30 game.
Remember, though, often BTN will replay these BTN+ games later, like the next day or so. At least I think they do. I know, you don't have the real live experience and I don't guarantee they do every single one. And often it is late at night or early morning so you may have to record it. Just a suggestion.
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Old Oct 30, 2017, 04:42 PM   #6
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They'll continue to not see another dime from me. What a joke.
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Old Oct 30, 2017, 04:55 PM   #7
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Only place to sign up for BTN Plus is the BTN2Go website-

https://www.btn2go.com/packages?type=0

Be sure to select the $9.95/Monthly Illinois option.

Once you're signed up, I believe only place to watch BTN Plus is on btn2go.com or the btn2go app.
Signing up soon, only way to see games for me, spend more than that at lunch.
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Old Oct 30, 2017, 05:36 PM   #8
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Remember, though, often BTN will replay these BTN+ games later, like the next day or so. At least I think they do. I know, you don't have the real live experience and I don't guarantee they do every single one. And often it is late at night or early morning so you may have to record it. Just a suggestion.
The GC is the only one of note....leave unsubscribed until then and then sign up for December and then cancel as part of a new years resolution!
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Old Oct 31, 2017, 07:36 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone! Hopefully it runs a bit smoother than my WWE network, that buffers all the time during PPV's!
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Old Oct 31, 2017, 08:10 PM   #10
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So, I have some time coming up to be able to watch the games that will be on BTN+. Can i get a gist of the circumstances here? I believe that i should wait until November, keep it through the month, then cancel at the end of November. I know there is one more game on that channel (Dec. 30th) but I can fathom spending another $10 for one game being aired. Kudos to BTN for trying to squeeze every drop out of the deal, though!

https://www.btn2go.com/packages?type=0
$9.95/month
Yep! We're all so happy with the money the BTN is bringing in, no one seems to stop and realize we are the ones they are getting all that money from!
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Old Nov 2, 2017, 06:17 AM   #11
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Remember, though, often BTN will replay these BTN+ games later, like the next day or so. At least I think they do. I know, you don't have the real live experience and I don't guarantee they do every single one. And often it is late at night or early morning so you may have to record it. Just a suggestion.
I could be wrong about this. I thought BTN+ games are sometimes rebroadcast on BTN but I checked next week's games and didn't see any, not Illinois, not anyone else. So maybe I am misremembering. The Illinois Southern game is not rebroadcast on BTN at least not through Thursday, Nov. 16 according to BTN TV schedule. On the website it only goes through that date (only two weeks at a time are shown, apparently).
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Old Nov 2, 2017, 07:26 AM   #12
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I could be wrong about this. I thought BTN+ games are sometimes rebroadcast on BTN but I checked next week's games and didn't see any, not Illinois, not anyone else. So maybe I am misremembering. The Illinois Southern game is not rebroadcast on BTN at least not through Thursday, Nov. 16 according to BTN TV schedule. On the website it only goes through that date (only two weeks at a time are shown, apparently).
Well, that is a bummer. I hid from the results last season and watched the replays on BTN. In the past we have had to ask for refunds due to poor stream quality, or lack of video for half of a game. Then there is the fact that you have to remember to cancel the subscription so that you are not billed more than twice. Alas, the things we go through for Illinois Basketball.
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Old Nov 2, 2017, 07:34 AM   #13
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Well, that is a bummer. I hid from the results last season and watched the replays on BTN. In the past we have had to ask for refunds due to poor stream quality, or lack of video for half of a game. Then there is the fact that you have to remember to cancel the subscription so that you are not billed more than twice. Alas, the things we go through for Illinois Basketball.
Well, I would probably still check. I may have missed it. I have been known to not see things that are right in front of my face. And maybe the other games will be replayed. It seems in the past most of the BTN+ games were replayed, but not all (I am speaking specifically of Illinois games).

On another note. I cut the cord many years ago so paying for BTN+ is not the onerous task for me as for others who pay for cable. So I just signed up and noticed what I think is a new option, the ability to not auto renew. There is box that is checked by default that says "Auto Renew" or words to that effect. So I am assuming that unchecking that means I don't have to cancel. Of course, I will probably contact BTN and cancel anyway as I don't trust them to not auto renew me.

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Old Nov 3, 2017, 08:23 PM   #14
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Okay I just subscribed for the game. I can cancel my subscription now and it will still allow me to see all the games for a month right?

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Old Nov 4, 2017, 05:39 PM   #15
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Okay I just subscribed for the game. I can cancel my subscription now and it will still allow me to see all the games for a month right?
Yes, first make sure you've been billed already for the month.

To cancel: My Account > My Subscriptions > Cancel Subscription
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Old Nov 4, 2017, 08:57 PM   #16
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I have the amazon firestick and use Kodi. Has anyone ever watched BTN+on Kodi?
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Old Nov 4, 2017, 11:19 PM   #17
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If anything I’ve found Kodi to have less accessible content than it did a year ago. So I️ wouldn’t count on it. The live streams for games I did find last year were awful.
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Old Nov 5, 2017, 12:21 PM   #18
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I could be wrong about this. I thought BTN+ games are sometimes rebroadcast on BTN but I checked next week's games and didn't see any, not Illinois, not anyone else. So maybe I am misremembering. The Illinois Southern game is not rebroadcast on BTN at least not through Thursday, Nov. 16 according to BTN TV schedule. On the website it only goes through that date (only two weeks at a time are shown, apparently).
It's usually 2 to 3 days later, i dvr them. all the btn plus are rebroadcast.
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 09:47 AM   #19
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I didn’t see any rebroadcasts on to BTN for our games, but others are already listed. Not looking good and looking like I’m gonna bits the bullet.

2 questions:

1) do I have to watch live or are games available to watch whenever? I will hardly ever be able to watch live.

2) will I be able to stay away from scores/stats with the BTN plus app? I don’t want spoilers when I go in to watch.
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 10:17 AM   #20
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2) will I be able to stay away from scores/stats with the BTN plus app? I donít want spoilers when I go in to watch.
The BTN app (not sure this is the same thing) has an option to disable scores for games to avoid spoilers.
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 01:00 PM   #21
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The BTN app (not sure this is the same thing) has an option to disable scores for games to avoid spoilers.
Yeah I use that for the regular app. Love that feature. Hoping its the same for the + app
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 09:03 AM   #22
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FYI, I couldn't find BTN Plus on AppleTV. Looks like I'll have to get it and watch on the laptop.
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 09:42 AM   #23
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1) do I have to watch live or are games available to watch whenever? I will hardly ever be able to watch live.
Replay should be available later that night or the next day. I just subscribed and can replay a BTN Plus Oct. 25th Illini soccer match.
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 10:31 AM   #24
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Is every Big Ten team getting squeezed like this, or are we just stuck in the cellar of broadcast appeal due to a decade of slowly decaying mediocrity?

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Old Nov 7, 2017, 10:41 AM   #25
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FYI, I couldn't find BTN Plus on AppleTV. Looks like I'll have to get it and watch on the laptop.
Yeah that is what I as hoping for as well. I thought about playing on my phone and just air playing it to my tv but it looses some video quality when doing that.

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