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Michigan - UMass game live stream
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Make sure to click on "American Football" and be patient when closing the ads.
I highly recommend using Chrome and installing ad-block. It takes care of every ad on the site, including the ones that pop up over the stream itself.
I couldn't imagine that site without it.
Thanks for the tip. I just downloaded ad-block. I have used firstrow and other sites like it without some form of ad blocking app. It made games nearly unwatchable and NSFW as well.
Bingo! I was struggling with Firefox and Frontrow ... all sorts of pop-ups, overlays and demands I install various plugins. Maddening. Unusable. When I did finally get a sports feed it was choppy and unwatchable.
Chrome+Adblock = works.
BTN is foolish not selling pay-per-view games. There's marginal revenue to be had out there. No way I'm going to pay the monthly contract fee to get a small handful of football games per year, which is all I care about.
My backup plan is Sirius channel 117 and listen to the game broadcast on "radio."
I followed your advice, and it's beautiful. The pop-ups are tamed and the streams seem less choppy, but I've been on an anti-malware kick lately so performance could be better, idk. Great words of advice thx.
Will this work in south America?
Let us know, I am genuinely curious. It would depend on the local internet connection and whether there are country blocks on specific websites. In general streaming sites host in countries that allow them to operate legally and the content can only be blocked by client countries.
Probably not. When I click on a stream with my South Korean IP, I get redirected back to the index page. Use a US VPN.
Yes, it works in South America.
I've lived in Brazil since February and have used thefirstrow to watch the NFL Playoffs, March Madness, NHL, MLB, NCAA Football, and USA Soccer.
Don't know about where you're at, but firstrowsports is blocked here in South Korea. So, if that doesn't work, try vipbox or slipstream.
Shouldn't that work?
I can't figure BTN2GO out. I don't mind paying for the stream myself but its not very user friendly.
edit: I should add that I don't have BTN, but that shouldnt make a difference. If someone is willing to pay a few bucks for a live stream they should be able to on BTN, no?
I should add that I don't have BTN, but that shouldnt make a difference.
Unfortunately, it makes all the difference. You can't watch BTN2Go unless you have BTN. You also can't watch the game or any game footage (highlights, every snap etc.) on YouTube this week because, though they don't provide a competing service for non-subscribers, they delete all BTN footage on YouTube.
I don't have BTN, or even the option to pay for it, but my provider allows access to BTN2go. A rare positive from the cable company
Lucky you. Here's the provider list: Bright House, Cable One, Cedar Falls Utilities, Charter, Wadsworth, Clear Picture, Cox, Directv,
Dish, Longlines, Madison, MCTV, Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon, WOW!
How do I get that website to work on my Droid RAZR Maxx? It doesn't seem to wanna do anything. I did get a plugin from app store and it worked for a day. But no more.
little early for the stream huh?
Better too early than too late.
Vipbox is by far the best streaming site that ive used. I have used it in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, and south Korea with no problems ever.
Got up at 3 am and saw dish has dropped BTN. What the hell am I gonna do for the day now!!!!!!!
If your overseas and want the best feed possible, then BTN2GO International is your best bet, 14.95 agame, 19.95 a month or 119.95 a year. Its worth the year package if you live outside of the country and watch both football and basketball, plus you can now stream ESPN games a week after they've aired.
I haven't used it this year but the feed last year was better than ESPN Player.
For other games ESPN Player will be your only official option. Biggest problem with the services (other than the cost) is the lack of commercial/half time. Would much rather have commercials than have the screen go to the espn logo for a few minutes.
BTN is the only problem I have. I cut cable tv off from Charter which now blocks my access to live football on BTN. That includes my subscriber streams from CBSSports (BTN digital network). Long term this may be a solution for those who are on DISH and don't want to spend a ton of money to get BTN sans live football games.
There is a ton of other sports providers on my ROKU/Playon/Superusvoxtv channel that includes BTN, all the ESPN's and the networks AND all the UK international SkySports channels (1,2,3). (3 seems like the only other option I have for this game.) However rather than wait to see if its on, I will probably head for my local bar. The tv quality is good on Sky. (ESPN can be flakey and poor or unreliable sometimes.) BTN under the subscription is available internationally.
As far as streaming to the computer VIPBox has the game on their playlist.
I had problems getting the stream for the Air Force game last week because it was showing the opposite regional game. So I opted for a local ABC that I get on my Mohu Leaf Plus HD antenna that is cheap and incredible up to about 60+ miles out here in the flatlands.
Sorry if it sounds like a commercial, but that's my alternative configuration. After months of research and tinkering, it's as good as it gets and saves me a ton for a one-time investment of under $200.
...very helpful information. I love you guys (not really, but kinda really)
I'm trying to get the UMich VP to work for the live stream. Last week User 'dozzy' posted these instructions:
If you have a unique name, you can access the big ten network through the university. Follow the instructions bellow:
1) Download the UMich VPN client: http://www.itcom.itd.
I hope that helps someone. I'm connected to the Alumni-Retireee VPN and trying to load the website but it isn't finding the server. I would love help if anyone has expereience with this.
Download the VPN client, then connect to the server: umvpn.umnet.umich.edu with your umich unique name and password. Then in your browser go to iptv.umnet.umich.edu.
Not sure why this post got buried but if you have a umich login this is by far the best solution.
Does this work for alumni who still have uniquenames? I couldnt get it to work
I am no longer in school and it still works for me.
hmm, im trying to use the native VPN client on OSX 10.8 Mountiain Lion. I can only use the Alumni-retiree configuration, which doesn't load the site.
any sites have the game available for repeat after it takes place? (ie firstrow)
Want to see it without knowing the outcome.
Its been such a pain in the ass to do that in the past. People that would post a link to the game (via google search) would comment on the outcome, thus ruining the surprise!
Any help much appreciated.
Man, this great field position is gonna cut into Denard total yards. If they kick it deeper he'll put up 300 yards faster
These streams work? In Iowa and of course I'm getting the Iowa-UNI game...need a feed and am not savy at finding said feeds across the interwebz.
If the streams are blocked in your local, try https://www.torproject.org/. I have used it in France, Japan, and Singapore for streams and for Pandora.
Be sure to connect to the All Traffic profile NOT the Alumni/Retiree profile. You can download that one and install - It'll just create a new profile for the All Traffic.
baaah, blocking me as an alumn, only allowing retiree/alumni. "User Authentication failed." Any alumns using the native Mac VPN and manually configured the profile?
The normal profiles will likely only work for recent grads. There is a delay between leaving/graduating and them updating the VPN permissions but eventually alumni without an ongoing attachment to the university will get moved to only being able to use the alumni profiles. The alumni profile doesn't present itself as a local UM network and therefore won't work for IPTV.