I have a question for you cord-cutters out there. When I want to stream things to my TV, I basically hook up my laptop to the TV via HDMI and then stream. This can be...problematic as it ties up a laptop whenever I want to watch sports or the kids want to watch amazon/netflix. So I've been looking into streaming devices.
My first thought was to use a Raspberry Pi (rPi). I had an extra rPi 3 lying around, but that...sucks because Amazon/Netflix are not supported on ARM (astute readers will realize that I'm utilizing the word-soup technique a bit here -- I'm tossing around buzzwords but am not totally sure what they mean). So that means that I need to find another option OR go the third party route (I'm told that there is hope with playon.tv...but that is $30/year or $50/lifetime...Streaming sticks are cheaper, and streaming boxes are about the same--once you add in the cost of the rPi...This defeats the purpose of using the rPi for this task.)
So I'm looking at streaming sticks, and I'm interested in what the forum thinks of these:
- Roku Stick
- Fire Stick
(All of these seem to be about $40 on Amazon.com. I'd shop around, of course because Amazon doesn't seem like an impartial party in this venture...)
They all seem to solve the Neflix/Prime Instant Video problem. So let's ask more important questions. Will any of these tie up a laptop/tablet while in use? Will any of these work to stream sports? (Especially first row sports and it's ilk). Will these work with Playstation Vue (and if so, how well does it work)? (I'm thinking about moving to this service when the budget allows to avoid cable...)
I'm especially interested in finding out if anyone has experience with multiple devices so that I can get a bit of a compare/contrast feel. And I'd be interested in hearing if anyone has a strong case for a set-top box instead. Even that would beat the headache that my rPi has already become...
I live in Jordan and I have subscriptions with ESPNplayer and BTN2GO so that usually covers all the season's Michigan football games and bowls. I usually use firstrowsports (not the best feed) for everything that is not covered by those (NBC covers the Home ND games when those used to happen).
For the Utah game it seems that Fox Sports 1 is carrying the game and as an out of US resident I don't have access currently other than firstrowsports to the game feed which I prefer not to have as my main option if there is anything better online for this game.. anyone have any options even if its a paid feed. thanks.
Channelsurfing.net was shut down by federal agents in February, and now the Texas based operator has been arrested and charged by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
NEW YORK - The operator of a website that illegally streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet was arrested this morning by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Bryan McCarthy, 32, of Deer Park, Texas, was taken into custody at his home and is charged with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright. He was the operator of channelsurfing.net, which was seized by federal authorities on Feb. 1, 2011, as part of an ongoing HSI investigation into websites that illegally streamed copyrighted sporting telecasts and pay-per-view events.
The investigation into McCarthy revealed that he made more than $90,000 in profits from online merchants who paid him to advertise on the website. Since the seizure of the site, it has received more than 1.3 million hits.
Federal charges make it likely that other streaming sites look good and hard at continuing to offer service. The party may be over for out of market Michigan fans hoping to catch a game on TV...
Stopped by the Live Blog during the UM/BGSU game for the first time yesterday and noticed a link to an online feed of the game on justin.tv. Worked great.
Is there anything like this for the Detroit Lions games, specifically the one this afternoon?
The actual quality of the game was OK. Not great, not horrible, just OK. I was expecting a little better than what the quality actually was because of the web sites claim of "games with a clarity that is comparable to high definition". The archived games have a little better quality but still not getting into the realm of comparable to high definition.
Commercials and breaks in the game when they go to the big ten studios are a little weird. During would-be commercials the screen changes to a message about the game returning after the break. They put a clock on the page and show the seconds counting which seems like not a big deal but actually is because the counting indicates that the stream is still going and your feed hasn't frozen. This isn't too bad except for half time. No half time show at all just the message and the clock. I would have at least like to see the band or something. The in-game breaks to show other game highlights aren't shown either. The feed just stays on the game and pans the audience. I realize that this is because the feed is from the game and not the actual TV channel but other highlights would be nice.
The archived games are nice but not complete at all. There is no UofM/ND game or UofM/Iowa and speaking of Iowa, they only have 1 game for viewing. I'm sure this has something to do with the TV contracts, but i figured all of the conference games would be available no matter what network it was shown on.
Overall I would say that service is worth it and hopefully will only get better over time.
If anyone has questions about it, let me know.
Okay I see these questions every week, where can i watch the game? Where is there a stream of the game etc etc.
1. Download streamtorrent
its similar to torrents in the fact everyone is sharing bandwidth of the stream.
2. GO here and find the week # stream. The thread is usually stickied
For example here is week 5
3. Find the game you want to watch most games are now being broadcast in stream torrent here is an example of what a link to click looks like
420TV4-ST 300k A stream torrent link Has the ST in it. If there is no ST its not stream torrent and you will have to use other software.
4. Profit??!? As you can see in the thread the Michigan Michigan State game is being broadcasted by stream torrent. Make sure to click the link 5 mins early or so since it needs to buffer a bit before.
Streamtorrent has a two windows a channel window from the links you clicked and a viewing window. Under quality you can tell if the stream is being broadcasted or not and its quality. To start any channel just right click and click open player.
Any other questions feel free to ask or check around the myp2pforums.eu