'Watch ESPN' app

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  1. mgiammetta

    mgiammetta Thread Starter New Member

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    Has anyone noticed that DISH Network is no longer listed in the provider choices in the Watch ESPN app? DISH customers cannot get access to watch ESPN 3 programming on their smartphones becauue of this occurrence... any concerns or comments? Thank you.
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  2. cosmo_kramer

    cosmo_kramer Master of my Domain Pub Member / Supporter

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    Was it ever listed??
  3. Tampa8

    Tampa8 SUPPORTING FOUNDER 9/8/2003 Pub Member / Supporter

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    My question also.

    Edit - find the answer is no. In fact many providers have never been. So I don't get the no longer listed......
  4. Slamminc11

    Slamminc11 Pub Member / Supporter Pub Member / Supporter

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    probably not
  5. mgiammetta

    mgiammetta Thread Starter New Member

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    Yes, DISH was previously listed... I used the app frequently to watch Italian soccer games on ESPN 3. This change is recent.
  6. MattG@ DISH NETWORK

    MattG@ DISH NETWORK Official DISH Network Support DISH DIRT TEAM!

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    We have never supported the use of the Watch ESPN app, and ESPN3. If it was working, it must have been an error.
  7. ckhalil18

    ckhalil18 SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Are you sure it's not your internet provider? I know ESPN 3 is based on what internet provider you use.
  8. eurosport

    eurosport The Alternative, Monday Nights at 8 Supporting Founder SatelliteGuys Radio DJ

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    This is true. I have Windstream and Espn3 link is included in my Windstream toolbar.
  9. cosmo_kramer

    cosmo_kramer Master of my Domain Pub Member / Supporter

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    It is the internet provider...
  10. mgiammetta

    mgiammetta Thread Starter New Member

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    I stand corrected.
  11. boleiro

    boleiro New Member

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    Late to the party... but a better question is WHY is the watch espn app not available on dish?

    I feel sort of duped, and sorta negligent in my recent switch from Comcast to Dish. I just keep discovering new things I can't do that I was able to do on comcast. Yes, the watch ESPN app. Why do we get ESPN channels, but no app? And the Showtime App, or even showtime on demand? Feels like I have been put back to 90's TV where you have to watch your shows at the original airing date and be at your TV. It's funny, I pay for showtime, yet I have to torrent episodes of Homeland. This is rediculous.

    Common sense would just lead you to believe that if you subscribe to a channel, the apps and on demand content will be available to you. Yeah, I should have done more research on some of these details, so I do take partial blame. So, I'm not screaming... but I am researching more closely my imminent switch to Direct TV.
  12. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Welcome To SatelliteGuys! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    The answer is because ESPN will not allow DISH customers to access the Watch ESPN app as those digital rights are not included in the current contract that they have with DISH. The same goes with DIRECTV as well. In fact many cable operators do not have Watch ESPN access for their customers.

    I do believe we will see it come once the new contract is complete. The question is when will that be?
  13. dvrexpander

    dvrexpander SatelliteGuys Family

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    Its all about contract and what is in it and we are all waiting on that to be finalized which has been in talks since Sept 30th when the recent contract expired. I have Dish TV and Comcast internet (the highest package they offer) yet I still can't do WatchESPN which is lame beyond lame. Comcast TV packages offer it but not internet when I'm paying more for it but it is what it is and that is the same for Dish TV.
  14. dare2be

    dare2be SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    What kind of receiver do you have? Is it a DVR? If so, then no excuses on Homeland.
  15. satjay

    satjay SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    The app would be a great feature for the Hopper!

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  16. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Welcome To SatelliteGuys! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Why since you would already get the ESPN channels via Satellite anyways? Only advantage is you could access ESPN 3.
  17. whitewolf8214

    whitewolf8214 SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    ESPN3 would be great and should be added to all providers but knowing ESPN more money they would want and alot I bet!! :D ;) :)
  18. Bobby

    Bobby Publican Supporting Founder

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    I can get ESPN3 on my Mac and sometimes I like to watch a game on it. I'm grandfathered on the Mac and can't get it to work on my iPad because I don't have a legitimate login. I'd love to be able to get it to my HDTV.... And yes, I have an HDMI connection from the Mac to the TV but it's a PITA.....
  19. satjay

    satjay SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    For some reason I thought there was more to the app then that. Your right would not be a great app for hopper but for other media devices would be

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  20. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Welcome To SatelliteGuys! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    I want a Plan On Radio App, a MLB.TV App, a Netflix App and a Plex App. :D

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