Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Thank you for checking out StreamSavvy. Streaming TV is a fairly new thing. Ten years ago it didn’t really exist. Now there are literally hundreds of streaming applications, and each one has its own unique content and features. We’ll use this page to answer questions that come up for people using our app as to help you stream savvy.

Do I need to subscribe to streaming apps to use the StreamSavvy mobile app?

Yes and no. Mostly no though. Our mobile app is the leading streaming guide for on demand and live streaming. We’ll show where and when things are streaming. That’s the “no”. However, if you see a show or game you want to watch, you’ll need the streaming app that we point you to (like Netflix or Sling TV) for us to seamlessly bring you to that app and open it for you.

Do I need the internet to use the StreamSavvy app?

Yes. You either need to be on a wifi network or have a cellular data plan that allows you to download and use the StreamSavvy app.

Can I watch live sports without cable?

Absolutely. In fact, without cable you have the complete freedom to choose how much sports and what type of sports you want to watch. And you can find most any game legally without resorting to those sketchy sites that make your computer start to smoke.

There are also ways to watch sports free without cable. Here are some of the examples:

  • Digital Antenna. Depending on your location (works best by larger metropolitan areas), a great source to watch major games on broadcast TV. So if the game’s on ABC, NBC, CBS, or FOX, the digital antenna is a great way to go.
  • Twitter. Twitter is getting into streaming sports, and it’s free. For the 2016 NFL season, Twitter is streaming 10 Thursday night games. They streamed Wimbledon and have the rights to stream MLB and NHL games in 2017. Look for more from them.
  • YouTube. If you missed your favorite college football team live, chances are that you can stream the game on YoutTube the next day. For the major teams, there may even be shortened versions that give you every single play in less than an hour.

The subscription options to stream football, stream basketball, stream baseball, and stream just about any sport are many. Here are some of the best:

  • Sling TV. This is a streaming application that gives you a set of channels and feels like cable, but you can cancel or subscribe at any time. With Sling, you have the option of Orange ($20), Blue ($25), or Orange+Blue ($40) tiers. Depending on which you choose, you can get ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and Fox Sports local networks. There is also a Sports add-on package that gets you the complement of ESPN and other sports channels. For Cricket fans, Sling also has an option to add on Willow, which will give you the access to watch cricket by streaming cricket content through the Willow channel. Sling is available on most mobile devices and most streaming devices (i.e. Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.).
  • Playstation Vue. No you do not need a Playstation gaming system to subscribe to Playstation Vue. It is an app that you subscribe to and provides access to channels with live sports. PS Vue has four tiers starting at $30. The best value tier for the avid sports fan is the $35 tier that gives you access to stream sports from a number of channels from ESPN to Fox Sports to the The Big Ten Network and everything in between. Playstation Vue is available on most mobile devices and select streaming devices.
  • FuboTV. As the name suggests, FuboTV is all about soccer. For $9.99 per month, you can stream soccer through a number of channels like Bein Sports. With almost a major match everyday, this is a great option for the avid soccer fan.
  • WatchESPN app. The WatchESPN app offers a limited amount of content to someone without credentials from a cable provider or streaming service (like Sling TV and Playstation Vue).

Are there free streaming apps?

Yes. There are lots of great free streaming options depending on what you want to watch. Some of our favorites include:

  • PBS
  • The NBC app (some limitations without cable login)
  • CBS News app
  • Crackle
  • YouTube
  • Showbox
  • TubiTV
  • Newsy
  • Weather Underground

What is a TV Show Recommendation Engine? Does StreamSavvy have one?

A TV show recommendation engine is what allows a site or app to bring you relevant content that you might be interested in. To get more technical, it is an algorithm that finds shows similar to ones you add to favorites, search, or watch. There can be many factors that the recommendation engine takes into account to make these show recommendations.

StreamSavvy has developed a proprietary recommendation engine that recommends shows similar to the ones you like. You can check it out on the StreamSavvy mobile application.