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I read somewhere that MSG is looking at releasing their own streaming service somewhere down the line, but for the time being the only way I can watch this team is on ESPN+ using my VPN. It is, shall we say, less than ideal.

 

I cut down my Comcast bill by over 30% in protest, but they have a monopoly where I live so there isn't much else I can do.

I wish MSG would.  I had to fork over for FUBO to watch as I can't get complicated with VPN (long story). 


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I wish MSG would.  I had to fork over for FUBO to watch as I can't get complicated with VPN (long story). 

When watching RB games on ESPN+ with VPN, its the MSG broadcast? Just curious....



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When watching RB games on ESPN+ with VPN, its the MSG broadcast? Just curious....

 

They usually default to the home team's broadcast



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I read somewhere that MSG is looking at releasing their own streaming service somewhere down the line


https://thestreamabl...-by-end-of-year

 

Nice, I've only been asking for 5 years.

 

I've resorted to finding a stream or watching in a bar as MSG is very challenging to find without cable and of course with Comcast these days.



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When watching RB games on ESPN+ with VPN, its the MSG broadcast? Just curious....

sorry I have FUBO and yes it MSG.

Not sure with ESPN+


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When watching RB games on ESPN+ with VPN, its the MSG broadcast? Just curious....

 

They go with the home team's broadcast. My friend is a die hard and lives in DC Scum territory and is always bitching about the broadcasters when we're on the road.



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It's too bad ESPN+ doesn't do what they do with the NHL, which is offer the option to choose between the home and away feeds.



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MSG is the worst. Has been driving me nuts for years that the MSG Go App isn't available on Apple TV, ROKU, smart TV's, etc.

 

I actually just today decided to go back to Verizon Fios cable. I require only 2 channels: MSG and YES. MSG for Metros, Devils, and Knicks. YES for the Yanks. Tired of figuring out workarounds. Through all my research, seems the options that carry both are Direct TV Stream or going back to cable. Surprisingly, cable was cheaper. Getting both on Direct TV Stream was $90/month. Getting both on the Fios Choice package was $65/month + $12/month box rental. Never thought I'd go back to cable, I haven't had it for at least 5 years.



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Exactly. I want to cut the cord, but I can't because of Metro/MSG -- Fubo's cost pretty much equals my cable.

I've watched MLS on ESPN plus now for a while. I cut the cord back when Hulu was included in Sprint upper tier phone package. Back when chrome cast existed before fire sticks...

Cable in Florida can easily be 200 a month. Netflix, Disney plus, espn and Hulu with Fubo for Copa libertadores is what i have been doing and i am so much happier
I just want Metro to win a title sometime in my lifetime.

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I've watched MLS on ESPN plus now for a while. I cut the cord back when Hulu was included in Sprint upper tier phone package. Back when chrome cast existed before fire sticks...

Cable in Florida can easily be 200 a month. Netflix, Disney plus, espn and Hulu with Fubo for Copa libertadores is what i have been doing and i am so much happier


Yeah, but in Florida Metro would not be blacked out on ESPN+. It is here...


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I have yet to figure out how to ESPN+ to work with VPN.



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I have yet to figure out how to ESPN+ to work with VPN.


This was an issue for me last year, nothing I tried was working. PIA rolled out an East Coast streaming optimized server that has been working fine, but before that I'd have to swap servers a dozen times to find one that would actually start the stream.

 

From my unscientific anecdotal research, it seems to be that older banks of servers that PIA has controlled for a while are blacklisted. If I get on a newer one (including the optimized server cluster) that seems to make a difference. No telling how long this will last, though.


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I don't understand any of this.  Just move somewhere else, or pay whatever they ask.   


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I don't understand any of this.  Just move somewhere else, or pay whatever they ask.   


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I have yet to figure out how to ESPN+ to work with VPN.


Yes, unfortunately we're past the glory days of using VPNs to freely move around any streaming service. Most of the large ones dedicate a pretty good mount of internal resources to blacklisting common VPN servers. You can sometimes get lucky, but it's getting a lot harder.


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