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How can I watch NFL games out of area on PC legally?

by kelleigh / August 18, 2014 6:39 AM PDT

I live out of the area where TV networks broadcast my favorite NFL team. Is there an app, or website that will allow me to watch LIVE games legally?

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Clarification Request
It seems the NFL does this already.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 6:46 AM PDT
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(NT) Checked it out. You cannot watch games live only on rewind.
by kelleigh / August 18, 2014 8:53 AM PDT
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Then Place Shifting. Pretty techy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 9:15 AM PDT

With Aereo on the ropes, you can look into place shifting. Channel Master is one name and SlingBox is another.

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I will look into it.
by kelleigh / August 18, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

I don;t quite understand this post but will check into it. THX

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Sure- Game Rewind
by Pepe7 / August 18, 2014 6:48 AM PDT
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(NT) Only after the game is over.
by kelleigh / August 18, 2014 8:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure- Game Rewind
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OK, how about plan 'B'
by Pepe7 / August 18, 2014 9:15 AM PDT

Does your local cable provider (Comcast, TWC, etc.) offer an app that will suffice? Please tell me you have looked into this before posting Wink

Otherwise, invite a friend over and borrow his login for the game.

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by kelleigh / August 18, 2014 12:22 PM PDT
In reply to: OK, how about plan 'B'

I am supposed to be able to use ESPN3 on my cable TV, but can't access it for some reason. Also, ESPN# does not always carry my team.

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That's the rub
by Pepe7 / August 18, 2014 1:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe

AFAIK, you won't find *all* the games of any particular NFL team via any streaming app. At least that's my understanding.

FWIW, Comcast has a section dedicated to the ESPN3 issues. Maybe your cable company has something similar in useful detail.

You should run through this FAQ again regarding WatchESPN as well. Pay special attention to the section on how to authenticate with various devices. Basically re-states some of what I have said above. Nothing gives you the whole enchilada because of how local broadcast rights are sold.

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by kelleigh / August 19, 2014 12:19 AM PDT
In reply to: That's the rub

I will check out ESPN3 on my cable provider.

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