Sports and family programming … everywhere!

Watch ESPNIt’s probably well documented that I love sports. Baseball, football, basketball, hockey, college, professional…heck, I even recently watched the world series of darts on ESPN. If the television is on in my house, 75% of the time it’s probably sports related. But therein was a small problem for me—other than going to an actual game, the only place watch live sports was at home on my TV.

Enter a new day, thanks to WatchESPN on TDS TV. Now, if for some reason I’m forced to be away from my home during Wisconsin Badger basketball, I can catch it on the road –live–from any device with Internet. I even had an instance recently where I was physically at the Wisconsin Badger basketball game but the Badger women’s volleyball team was playing in the NCAA tournament at the same time. What was a fella to do? Easy. One eye watching hoops, the other eye trained on my phone streaming the volleyball game from the WatchESPN app. Glorious.

No matter what channel your desired game is on, you’ll have access to it on the go. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, SEC Network–they’re all covered. As long as you have the proper TV package to get those channels at home, you’ll have them on the go. Note: because ABC and ESPN are both owned by Disney, games you’d watch on your TV by tuning to ABC, in my experience, always appear on the WatchESPN app for mobile streaming.

DisneyChannels-iPad-lgIf sports aren’t as much your thing, all the Disney-owned “Watch” channels have been added to the TV Everywhere line up. WatchABC, WatchABCFamily, WatchDisney, WatchDisneyJunior, and WatchDisneyXD are all now part of the family. If your kiddos prefer Nickelodeon shows, Nick Jr. is ready for streaming some Dora, Bubble Guppies, and more. If you’re planning a long family road trip with the kids, having these shows on the go can be a true lifesaver (but just make you’re traveling in the states—most, if not all, of the programming is blocked once you leave the U.S.).

As always, taking advantage of these features is very easy. Here’s how:

    1. Go to tdstv.com/OnTheGo to access all the TV Everywhere content, or download the corresponding channel app (if there is one).
    2. Click the program you want to watch.
    3. Enter your TDS username and password to authenticate that you have access to the content.
    Some shows may not require authentication as they’re free for everyone, but being logged in continuously won’t hinder your experience (and will save you from re-entering your password again later).

I was up in Lambeau Field recently watching the Pack take down the Cowboys. I was just as excited for coming home after a nice victory as I was streaming the Badger hoops game on my iPad or Galaxy 5 phone using these exciting features from TDS TV. Life is good.

—Austin

 
 

About TVTesters

Austin and Eric are “friendly testers” for TDS TV. They’re both TDS employees who volunteered to be guinea pigs try our newest product and put it through its paces in their homes. They’re not getting paid to use TDS TV or share their opinions, but they’ve offered to share their honest insights here. Austin: I’m a technology nut with a deep rooted passion for sports. Being able to watch every game for the teams I root for is essential. When I heard about TDS TV at the office, I couldn’t raise my hand fast enough to volunteer to test it out. Whether it’s a new set-top box, interface, or channels, I’ll be testing them and providing my honest feedback. Eric: I’m a sports geek and a techie nerd. I play/watch just about every sport and I love to mess around with electronic gadgets. At TDS I have experienced everything from dial-up Internet to a super high-speed connection and have tested products before. My wife is sort of a TV co-tester since we watch most of the shows we record together. I think it’s pretty cool I get to share my TDS TV experiences here!

One Response to Sports and family programming … everywhere!

  1. George February 3, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    My Phillips 55 inch continue to buffer a lot when I try to use netflix

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