Tag Archives: espn

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 9, 2017

StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 9, 2017. Watch the College Football Championship without cable tonight or stream the Crown. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.


The Hollywood Foreign Press made it pretty clear last night. The show to watch from 2016 is The Crown. The Netflix original took the Best Television Series Drama, and Claire Foy took the best actress award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Television Series….and then there’s a little football game tonight. There you  have it.

Binge The Crown

Golden Globe Winner: The Crown

The $100 million bet from Netflix. The Crown is a period drama and is Netflix’s attempt to capitalize on the popularity of shows like Downton Abbey and to a lesser extent Peaky Blinders.

The first season, released in November 2016, is the story of the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign of the United Kingdom. The Crown follows gives us an inside look at Queen Elizabeth II starting just before her wedding in 1947. The plan is for six seasons that will bring the story right up to the present day.

The average person spends 4 YEARS of their lives searching for something to watch. Really. Take your life back and download the StreamSavvy mobile app FREE right now.

Here’s the bottom line on The Crown. If you’re looking for an exciting, heart pounding drama with tons of violence, sex, and messiness, this is NOT the show for you. If you want to see Claire Foy, the actress who plays Queen Elizabeth, kill it by pulling you into the struggle between being a queen and being a young woman all with crazy good cinematography, then this is a great watch. (Netflix) 

How to watch: you can watch online, on your mobile device, on your smart TV, or on your streaming device through the Netflix app. If you don’t have it, or aren’t using your parents’ / sister’s / neighbor’s login, you can sign up for a free trial then roll into a $9.99 per month subscription if you like it.

Watch the College Football Championship without cable

Watch the College Football Championship without Cable

It’s starts with the first whistle kicking off two-a-days in August. Half a year later, two teams have stood the test of time and go head-to-head. As the Clemson Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide tonight for the title of National Champion, we’re all wondering if anyone can beat that insane Alabama defense.

The answer is yes. The winning formula is a super talented D-line and Deshaun Watson. Watson tore up the Ohio State Buckeyes in the semifinal game while the defense shut out the Buckeyes in a bowl game for the first time in almost 100 years. If any team can take down Alabama tonight, it’s the Clemson Tigers. (ESPN 8/7c)

How to watch the College Football Championship without Cable

With many ways to stream live sports, you can stream ESPN through Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers). With both of these streaming services, you can use your login credentials to access to the WatchESPN app for free.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch January 2, 2017

StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 2, 2017. Stream Beyond, the Rose Bowl Parade, and the best college bowls of the day that you can watch online on ESPN. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.


Happy New Year! 2017 isn’t wasting any time in jumping back into the deep end of TV show land. After a weekend of terrible live performances, (Ronda Rousey, Mariah Carey, Ohio State football), we could use it. With lots of season premieres and series premieres, there’s lots to watch. But first, we have “New Years Day Observed”. That means a line up with some great college football along with the Rose Parade to get the week started.

Stream the Rose Parade

New Years Day Tradition: The Rose Parade

Today marks the 128th Rose Parade and a family tradition unlike any other. Not really. But what would a New Years morning be without the slow procession of floats, bands, and dancers on in the background?

When the Rose Parade kicks of at 11am ET this morning in the perfect paradise of a downtown Pasadena setting, it will be the result of over 80,000 hours of work. It’s America’s New Year celebration to welcome the world to first day of the year, and a tradition of community spirit and love of pageantry on display from Pasadena for more than 100 years. It also sets the stage for the Rose Bowl game, which carries the tradition through the entire day.

Exclusive: The only TV app you’ll ever need. Discover trending shows. See what’s live and where to stream it. Download the StreamSavvy mobile app FREE right now.

The theme for the parade this year is Echoes of Success. Check out the official guide. Happy New! (HGTV 11am ET)

How to watch: you can watch HGTV through Sling TV (both the Orange package and the Blue package) or Playstation Vue (all tiers).

Stream Beyond Premiere

Live then Binge: Beyond

It’s been a year since the ABC Family became Freeform, and now they’re trying new things. Tonight, the newest series from Freeform, Beyond, will air with two back-to-back episodes. At the same time, the entire 10-episode season will be released on Hulu and the other Freeform digital properties. An interesting “digital blitz” for a new show.

With a number of different ways to watch the show online and digitally, here are the deetz you need for the show. The show centers on Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield) when he awakes from a 12-year coma. He’s somehow blessed new abilities that pull him into the center of a dangerous conspiracy. Holden also searches for answers to the questions of what happened to him during the past dozen years. However, the most important theme is Holden’s quest to understand why it he was in a coma to start with. (Freeform back-to-back new episodes at 9/8c and 10/9c)

How to watch: Freeform has done a great job of making this show available to you to watch online and across multiple streaming applications. To watch the 2 new episodes as they air tonight on the Freeform channel, you can stream in real time through Sling TV (Orange package) or Playstation Vue (all tiers).

If traditional TV isn’t your jam, you can stream the entire season on Hulu.

Live stream the Penn State in the Rose Bowl

New Years Day = Bowl Day

The Saturday bowl games pretty much sucked. So now we get a second chance some great bowls, and we get to stream and watch the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Check out the full bowl schedule and how to stream each game online without cable or satellite.

Here are the highlight games of the day:

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual – #5 Penn State vs. #9 USC. There was a pretty good case for Penn State to make the College Football playoffs. The selection committee chose Ohio State. We all know how that ended. Looking to drive that point home, Penn State takes on one of the hottest teams in college football in the USC Trojans. This should be a good one. (ESPN 5/4c)

MORE: How to stream live sports without cable

Allstate Sugar Bowl – #14 Auburn Tigers vs. #7 Oklahoma Sooners. Not for the faint hearted. Two of the biggest offensive powerhouses go head-to-head in what promises to be an unforgettable shootout. (ESPN 8:30/7:30c)

How to watch the best TV: With many ways to stream live sports, you can stream ESPN through Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers). With both of these streaming services, you can use your login credentials to access to the WatchESPN app for free.

How to Watch Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl: Live Stream

Here’s everything you need to know to live stream and how to watch Ohio State as they play the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl. The teams will be clashing in the semifinals of the college football playoffs at 7 PM ET, and you used to be able to use the remote to tab over to ESPN provided by your not-so-friendly cable provider. But now, since no one has cable (except maybe my 80-year-old neighbor, sucker), there’s an even easier way to get ESPN and live stream the game.

EXCLUSIVE: Download the iOS app for streaming all live sports without cable.

Chances are, we can probably help you find a way to stream the Ohio State vs. Clemson game for free. What’s better than that? Stream the Buckeye game for free.

Before jumping into how to get the Fiesta Bowl, here is the official information for the game:

Saturday, December  at 7 PM ET

3 Ways to Stream ESPN and watch Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl

  • Sling TV: this is an app that will give you access to watch the Ohio State Buckeye game on ESPN through your phone, streaming device (like a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire Stick), or certain smart TVs. To get and stream the Fiesta Bowl on ESPN without having cable, you will get access through the Sling Orange package. If you are new to Sling, they are giving an exclusive offer to new customers right now with a seven day FREE trial. After that, watching ESPN and the other channels on Sling TV Orange will be $20 per month.

Find out more about how to watch live sports without cable

  • Playstation Vue: this is also an app on your phone, streaming device, gaming console, or certain smart TVs. YOU DO NOT NEED A PLAYSTATION GAMING CONSOLE. To stream ESPN live TV for the Fiesta Bowl and Buckeyes, the entry-level tier, Slim Access, is all you need. If you are new to Playstation Vue, they are also running a free seven day trial. After that, the cost of the Access package is $29.99 per month and gets you ESPN and another 30+ channels.
  • WatchESPN: this is the official streaming app for ESPN. The WatchESPN app gives you great access to stream games that are airing live on ESPN, like Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Traditionally, you needed a cable or satellite TV subscription. Then you could log into WatchESPN with your provider credentials. However, now you can get access to stream live sports on ESPN through the WatchESPN app using your Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers) credentials. Signing up for the WatchESPN app with Sling and PS Vue credentials is super easy. We like easy when it comes to figuring out how to stream ESPN live.

To check out live streaming for sports on your iPhone, check out the StreamSavvy mobile app for iOS.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to Watch December 23-25, 2016

StreamSavvy’s guide for the best tv, what to watch, and how to stream it December 23-25, 2016, including how to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors and the Netflix original, Travelers.

stream travelers

Netflix Premiere: Travelers

The year ending doesn’t mean that Netflix is letting up on fresh content. Actually it’s the opposite. Netflix continues to drop great shows when we need binge-worthy TV in cold weeks of winter.

Season One of the Travelers hits Netflix today as its latest sci-fi, time travel, human existence original. Centuries into the future, the humans that are surviving find a way to send consciousness back in time, to people living in the 21st century. Through this process, these “travelers” take on the lives of the 21st century people, and attempt to save humanity from the disastrous path that its on. (Netflix)

How to watch: watch online, on your mobile device, on your smart TV, or on your streaming device through the Netflix app. If you don’t have it, or aren’t using your parents’ / sister’s / neighbor’s login, you can sign up for a free trial then roll into a $9.99 per month subscription if you like it.

Stream Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

Christmas Day Rematch: Stream the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

The Cavs-Warriors has become the best rivalry in pro basketball. The teams have clashed in back-to-back NBA championship games. The Warriors took the first meeting in 2015, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took the 2016 championship 4-3 in a heated battle. As the rivalry takes center stage on Christmas day, at least put the game on in the background as you put together that 3,427 piece kitchen set for your niece.  (ABC 2:30/1:30c)

How to watch: The best way to watch the game live is through the WatchESPN app. First you’ll need to sign up for Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers). They’re both offering free trial subscriptions now. Once you’ve signed up for one of these services, you can use your login credentials to sign in to the Watch ESPN app which will allow you to stream the game.

You can also stream the game through Sling TV (Broadcast Extra). This gives you access to stream ABC live in select locations, which means most major cities. It also means you’ll need one of the base package options, Orange or Blue. Then you can add the Broadcast Extra add-on for $5 per month.

There’s always the digital antenna that works great if you’re fairly close to a major broadcast station and will let you watch the game free in HD.

Stream Man in the High Castle

Catch up Binge: The Man in the High Castle

Amazon blessed us with Season 2 of Man in the High Castle last weekend, but with all the shopping we had to do (and we mean start our shopping), we didn’t get to it. So if you’re like us and haven’t binged it one of the best shows from Amazon, and one of the best over the past two years period, then carve out some time to watch it this weekend.

If you’re new to the show, it’s a snapshot into an alternate history of what life in America would look like if after WWII if the Nazis had won the war. The show dives into this dystopian scenario, splitting the United States into three districts, one controlled by the Japanese, one controlled by the Nazis, and a “neutral” zone between the two. There’s a lot of darkness and oppression. But the show is really about the ray of hope that emerges through films that are uncovered and appear to show a different world. The show follows a woman who believes the films will unlock freedom and is determined to find their mysterious keeper of the films.

How to watch: watch through the Amazon Instant app on your mobile phone or through your TV streaming device.

How to Stream ESPN Live TV: What You Need to Know

How to Stream ESPN Live on TV Without Cable

A lot of people want to “cut the cable cord”, but the biggest hang-up is always the same, “I would, but I don’t know how to stream ESPN live sports” or “how do I get ESPN without cable”.

The StreamSavvy team has heard this again and again. And again. Thankfully, there’s a really easy answer and you can get ESPN without cable. Actually, there are a bunch of ways to stream ESPN live on TV or on phone. Just like you would with cable or satellite, but without the sketchy, always-paying-more-than-expected-two-year-contracts that cable and satellite providers sucker you into.

Here’s what you need to know how to stream ESPN live TV without cable. There are four great ways to go about it:

Sling TV

Sling TV is an app that you can get on your phone, streaming device (like a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire Stick), or certain smart TVs. There are three basic options that Sling offers: Orange, Blue, and Orang+Blue. To access of of the best ways to get ESPN without cable, you will need Sling Orange or Orange+Blue. In addition to streaming ESPN live, this will also give you ESPN 2 and over 20 cable network channels, like TBS, TNT, CNN, and HGTV. You pay month-by-month, there are no long-term contracts, and you can cancel at any time. The cost of Sling TV Orange is $20 per month and the cost of Sling TV Orange+Blue is $40 per month.

Playstation Vue

Playstation Vue is also an app that you can get on your phone, streaming device (like a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire Stick), gaming console, or certain smart TVs. YOU DO NOT NEED A PLAYSTATION GAMING CONSOLE. Playstation Vue has four tiers: Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra. To stream ESPN live TV and ESPN 2, the entry-level tier is all you need. For any of the PS Vue tiers, you pay month-by-month, there are no long-term contracts, and you can cancel at any time. This tier also gives you about 50 cable network channels including FS1, TNT, TBS, and FX. The cost of the Access package is $29.99 per month.

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is the newest streaming option on the market. It also allows you to stream ESPN live TV through its app. Although it’s on a more limited set of devices compared to the other apps that get you access to watch ESPN live, DirecTV Now is expanding its device footprint. The base price is $35 per month, and like the other options, you pay month-by-month, there are no long-term contracts, and you can cancel at any time.

WatchESPN

WatchESPN is the official streaming app for ESPN. The WatchESPN app gives you great access to stream games that are airing live on ESPN. Traditionally, you needed a cable or satellite TV subscription. Then you could log into WatchESPN with your provider credentials. However, now you can get access to stream live sports on ESPN through the WatchESPN app using your Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers) credentials. In addition to watching live games on ESPN, you can also watch live TV for games on partner channels. This includes ABC, ESPN 2, and a ton of other smaller games on ESPN 3. Signing up for the WatchESPN app with Sling and PS Vue credentials is super easy. We like easy when it comes to figuring out how to stream ESPN live.

Once you’re set up

After you’ve subscribed to one of the streaming services, the best way to see what’s streaming live is the StreamSavvy mobile app. Currently it’s available for iOS on the Apple App Store. Download the app today.

2000px-available_on_the_app_store_black_svg-svg

Or learn more about the app here.

NFL Thursday Night Football

Here’s your guide for who is playing in the Thursday Night Football Game. Not only will we show you who plays in each Thursday Night Football game, we’ll show you how to stream and watch the games.

The thing about Thursday Night Football this year is that you can watch more ways than ever. That includes watching your favorite team by streaming it for free through Twitter. And we think that’s pretty cool.

So regardless of who’s playing and what you’re doing, check out the next Thursday night NFL game on NBC, CBS, the NFL Network, and now Twitter.

To see all the ways you can watch and never miss the start of the football weekend, download the StreamSavvy iOS mobile app.

2000px-available_on_the_app_store_black_svg-svg