This feature is a glimpse of what the future will be like. No more big cable subscriptions just to get the few channels you actually watch. You can watch practically anything you want, when you want, on the internet. Sports are no exception.
ESPN has an iPhone app that allows customers of qualified cable providers to watch their ESPN network of channels all right from their iPhones! But yes, there’s a catch. If you read carefully, you would have noticed I said “customers of qualified cable subscribers.” We figure there is some contractual agreement between ESPN and the cable providers that inhibit ESPN from offering this for free. Here’s to hoping someday it all changes for the better!
If you are wondering whether you are eligible or not, check out ESPN’s list of participating providers here. If your cable provider is on that list, then you’re in! If not, well… then call and nicely ask your cable provider ‘Why?’ and we’ll wait for you here.
After it’s done downloading, go ahead and open it. You’ll see this welcome screen.
Now it will prompt you to select and sign into your respected cable provider. You will need to have the log in information for your online account associated with your cable provider. If you do not, visit your cable providers website and create an account. If your cable provider was on the list we mentioned above, then you’ll see this screen after completing the signup:
Clicking Watch Now will take you here:
Now you are ready to watch live sports anywhere you go! If the big game is on and you are away from a television, no need to worry! You can just whip out your iPhone and start to watch it right from where you are!
And uh… go ahead and let the people around you see how tech savvy you are. 🙂