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StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch December 28, 2016

StreamSavvy’s guide for the best tv, what to watch, and how to stream it December 28, 2016, including the PBS special, Frontline: Exodus, and the Russell Athletic Bowl streaming live on ESPN.

We normally stick to TV shows, but since it’s the holidays and Netflix actually got a pretty big movie, we’re going to sneak that in today with a special from PBS for your daily best in TV.

Inside the European Refugee Crisis, Frontline: Exodus

Thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and hardship risk everything for a better life in a European country every year. Only the blessed few actually escape their home countries and travel safely across the Mediterranean in anything but seaworthy, makeshift boats. Over the last two years, more than 1.3 million people have arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean. Nearly 9,000 have died or gone missing along the way.

Frontline: Exodus, a PBS special, gives you never-before-seen access to the struggles of the refugee journey. Director James Bluemel combines his footage with video filmed by refugees and migrants themselves throughout the 2-hour special.

Frontline: Exodus aired for the first time last but is available today for streaming online. (PBS)

How to watch: you can watch right now online through the PBS website or your can stream it through the PBS app which is free.

New to Netflix, Captain America: Civil War

For all you Marvel fans out there. Or you not-so-Marvel fans that wanted to wait until you didn’t have to pay $20 to see it at the theater. Captain America: Civil War hit Netflix this week. For real – Netflix got a decently big movie, and we’re pumped to watch it tonight.

The film was released in theaters in May and is the long-awaited sequel to the 2011 Captain America: First Avenger film. The plot centers on the increasing political pressure for accountability for the actions of the Avengers when they lead to collateral damage. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vehemently disagree and sides with the government accountability. With these two superheroes digging in on opposite sides, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) have to decide where they stand in an escalating battle.

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.

Bowl Game of the Day: WVU vs. Miami

Two programs going in different directions. West Virginia University takes on University of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl this evening. As the team clash in Orlando, the story of a West Virginia program having its best season in almost a decade continues to unfold. On the other side of the field is a Miami team that carries a long tradition of winning but continues to look for its identity in the latest chapter of college football. (ESPN 5:30/4:30c)

More: Did you know you can watch ESPN without cable?

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 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 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.


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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.