How to watch the Illini

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How you live stream Big Ten Network content will change in 2019
https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/2019/07/18/live-stream-big-ten-network-content-btn-2-go-fox-sports-go/1767403001/

The new app that consumers should use is the FOX Sports app and FoxSports.com/live.

CHICAGO, Illinois — Francois McGillicuddy, president of Big Ten Network, spoke at the 2019 Big Ten Media Days on Thursday.
He revealed that in August 2019 that streaming of Big Ten Network content will no longer be available through BTN2Go.com, FOXSportsGo.com, the BTN2Go app, or the FOX Sports Go app.
The new app that consumers should use is the FOX Sports app and FoxSports.com/live.
McGillicuddy said the transition had to with FOX's sale of FOX Sports Go. He said the transition will be completed in August 2019.

To use the Fox Sports Apps does that require one having to have access to one of the major cable services?
Will it be available on any of the major streaming services e.g. FUBO, Sling, Hulu, YouTurbe????
 
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.4 percent is still in it kids
Virginia
How can one stream the Big 10 Network in 2019

To use the Fox Sports Apps does that require one having to have access to one of the major cable services?
Will it be available on any of the major streaming services e.g. FUBO, Sling, Hulu, YouTurbe????

The new app that consumers should use is the FOX Sports app and FoxSports.com/live.

CHICAGO, Illinois — Francois McGillicuddy, president of Big Ten Network, spoke at the 2019 Big Ten Media Days on Thursday.
He revealed that in August 2019 that streaming of Big Ten Network content will no longer be available through BTN2Go.com, FOXSportsGo.com, the BTN2Go app, or the FOX Sports Go app.
The new app that consumers should use is the FOX Sports app and FoxSports.com/live.
McGillicuddy said the transition had to with FOX's sale of FOX Sports Go. He said the transition will be completed in August 2019.
I followed the link and yes, it requires authorization through your TV provider - in my case, YouTubeTV which has been outstanding and much cheaper than traditional cable....
 
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Michigan
I followed the link and yes, it requires authorization through your TV provider - in my case, YouTubeTV which has been outstanding and much cheaper than traditional cable....
Dan, I think it would be good to have a thread just for How to watch the Illini . Personally, I haven't figured out my options for 19-20 season, and would like to have a place to discuss.

I'm kind of assuming it will be the same for various sports, but maybe that's a bad assumption.
 
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Dan, I think it would be good to have a thread just for How to watch the Illini . Personally, I haven't figured out my options for 19-20 season, and would like to have a place to discuss.

I'm kind of assuming it will be the same for various sports, but maybe that's a bad assumption.
Great idea...help fans find games, set up a permanent plan to see games and not muddy up other threads.
 
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Winged Warrior
Dan, I think it would be good to have a thread just for How to watch the Illini . Personally, I haven't figured out my options for 19-20 season, and would like to have a place to discuss.

I'm kind of assuming it will be the same for various sports, but maybe that's a bad assumption.
For the last 5ish years......like this...

 
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Former Krush Cow
South Bend, IN
The harder they make it to watch these games, them more likely I am to stream them. I try, but there's only so much I can do.
 
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Michigan
I followed the link and yes, it requires authorization through your TV provider - in my case, YouTubeTV which has been outstanding and much cheaper than traditional cable....
How is youtube tv outstanding? I was just looking at it, and it's $50/month plus has advertising within programs.
 
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How is youtube tv outstanding? I was just looking at it, and it's $50/month plus has advertising within programs.
What do you mean by advertising within programs? Commercials? It is live TV, so it has commercials just like live TV through traditional cable. At $50 per month, you get a really good channel lineup for less than traditional cable TV.
 
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.4 percent is still in it kids
Virginia
What do you mean by advertising within programs? Commercials? It is live TV, so it has commercials just like live TV through traditional cable. At $50 per month, you get a really good channel lineup for less than traditional cable TV.
Well said - i always love people who review products they've never tried.
 
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Michigan
What do you mean by advertising within programs? Commercials? It is live TV, so it has commercials just like live TV through traditional cable. At $50 per month, you get a really good channel lineup for less than traditional cable TV.
I stream/record a lot of content and can't remember the last time I watched commercials. If it's a live sporting event, I expect commericials, but I was under the impression that it is also true of other (not live) content. If it's exactly the same as traditional cable (you're better off recording it first), that's fine I suppose.
 
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The harder they make it to watch these games, them more likely I am to stream them. I try, but there's only so much I can do.
What?

This will make it easier to watch because they are reducing the number of apps. Instead of using both BTN2GO and the FOX Sports app for network broadcasts from FOX/FS1/BTN, you will only need the FOX Sports app. I think that app is available on all streaming devices as well.
 
#22
Bonnaroo Land
YouTube TV is good functionally, but if you take advantage of a "special offer", I suggest you take and keep a screenshot of the confirmation. Otherwise, you too may get treatment like;

I'm going with Hulu this year.
 
#23
.4 percent is still in it kids
Virginia
YouTube TV is good functionally, but if you take advantage of a "special offer", I suggest you take and keep a screenshot of the confirmation. Otherwise, you too may get treatment like;

I'm going with Hulu this year.
The nice thing about the steaming services is the ability to switch instantaneously - vs the traditional cable providers. Hopefully that keeps them competitive in price and content. YouTubeTv just had a better sports lineup when i cut the cord. But I'll always look at the changing alternatives.
 
#24
Michigan
The nice thing about the steaming services is the ability to switch instantaneously - vs the traditional cable providers. Hopefully that keeps them competitive in price and content. YouTubeTv just had a better sports lineup when i cut the cord. But I'll always look at the changing alternatives.
I bundled my internet and tv with AT&T the season before last, and am locked in for another month. Probably won't take the chance of a 2 year deal again with how fast things are changing.

If anyone is shopping around and finds a deal they recommend, please post it....TIA
 
#25
Cary, IL
I bundled my internet and tv with AT&T the season before last, and am locked in for another month. Probably won't take the chance of a 2 year deal again with how fast things are changing.

If anyone is shopping around and finds a deal they recommend, please post it....TIA
Once I can convince my wife, I will cut the cord. My AT&T/DIRECTV contract is expiring too. I believe that I will have to go with Comcast for the internet, AT&T is no good out here 35 miles outside of Chicago. I had Comcast before, it was significantly better. Then, I am thinking of taking advantage of the free week with Hulu, YouTube, etc.
 
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