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Can i watch espn3 on my samsung tv via browser?

by dougmays / November 16, 2010 1:17 AM PST

i want to watch a college football game this weekend that is only available on PPV and ESPN3. if i have the samsung wireless card and the samsung internet (whatever its called)...can i load up ESPN3 on the browser and watch the game?

thanks in advance

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Can i watch espn3 on my samsung tv via browser?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 17, 2010 2:27 PM PST

dougmays,

Not that I'm aware of. I think that channel is available for cable/satellite subscribers. Unless ESPN offers that as an App through the Internet@TV application (I've not heard of streaming games), you wouldn't be able to catch individual games through the Apps.

--HDTech

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Not currently.
by Nickali28 / July 24, 2012 4:55 AM PDT

Unfortunately there is no ESPN3 App available at this time.

For the Samsung technician, the espn3 website is available to all "internet subscribers" that have an agreement with ESPN. If this customer can get espn3 on the internet and the same source of internet is used on the smart screen tv, then the customer will be allowed to get to the website. However, Adobe Flash is required and you must update that fairly often as the web content updates with new releases of Adobe Flash. At this time Adobe Flash does not appear to be suppored in the web browser by default as it is an external application designed to work with the browser. There is no version designed to be installed to the web browser in the Samsung Smart TV's. This is an unfortunate guffaw of a lot of smart tv's Everything is similar to a phone and not a pc. You have tv functionality morphed with a phone, rather than tv functionality morphed with a pc which is a mistake. There needs to be both compatibilities if you are going to provide a browser or remove the browser completely.

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This old discussion?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2012 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Not currently.

However no one writes these Smart TV browsers can do all that a PC can. In fact, your basic PC doesn't access Flash stuff without updates and more. Are you saying we need to remove browsers from the PC as well because it doesn't work when delivered?

I think I hear you but the message is a little muddied. That is, these products have apps not from Samsung and it appears you are expecting Samsung to fix all the apps out there.

Think of this more like your common Windows PC. Not one maker can fix a Windows or Application bug. Some can't fix their own machines if you find a bug in the BIOS (personal experience here!)

So here we are again with another Windows experience. Fingers pointing every which way.
Bob

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flash player
by Alinvegas / November 22, 2013 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: This old discussion?

I get your point, but at least a pc can be updated. This tv will not accept flash player at all. I miss our university games when they are shown on espn 3. Doesn't make sense. Sux really.

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Actually we can make sense of this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2013 7:29 AM PST
In reply to: flash player

ESPN wants to control what devices can use their content. If ESPN wanted Smart TV users then they would make it work.

You see the same issue with Hulu.com. Think it over.
Bob

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