Cheapest streaming for beIN?

Discussion in 'General' started by notbostrom, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    If you have Xfinity X1, the Sling DVR won't work.
  2. busa99

    busa99 Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Sling a la carte.. sports package $10 a month. Includes BEIN. No need for DVR. You have 2 days to watch recently aired programs.
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  3. Brad

    Brad Swollen Member

    Do they show up in your channel guide? Using mobile, pc, or a streaming/smart TV? I can't get to anything other than the standard channel.

    Sling wouldn't allow me to do the $60 annual package with free Roku because I'm already a customer! I had to do the"regular"sports pack. :mad:
  4. Brad

    Brad Swollen Member

    Edit after the buzzer......

    Had to start a "chat" and was able to add the world sport with 8 or so beIN channels for $10 and remove the sports extra package. Tried to talk my way into the free Roku... Didn't work!
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  5. RossK6

    RossK6 Grid Filler

    Yep - watching on my Roku that came with this TV.
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  6. thrak410

    thrak410 My member is well known

    The other BeIn channels are all the way at the bottom of my guide list, but they’re all there.
  7. phillip doyle

    phillip doyle Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this. Watched 4 hours of MotoGP this morning with no commercials! I am able to use with my Chromecast, but the Roku will be here tomorrow so I have an extra.
  8. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    How do you guys watch the stuff after the airing without the DVR?
  9. Skter505

    Skter505 Well-Known Member

    There is a guide that shows what was previously aired. Can scroll back 4 days I believe.
  10. thrak410

    thrak410 My member is well known

    You can also search 'moto' and it lists it. Other than Motorad it's all MotoGP, Moto2 etc.
  11. Tiller15

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  12. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    You could probably find a 3rd party app to stream from the phone. I do the laptop to a chromecast for the big screen.
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  13. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Bein (along with several other channels on Sling) has on-demand programming. Some channels (like 2 of the local networks) are *only* on demand, can't watch live or DVR anything. Just some of the many "catches" with streaming. Well worth the savings for me, but I could understand many not wanting to deal with it.

    Prime example: The wife opened a Sling account in order to get us the $60/yr world sports offer. Works fine, but to use it we have to sign out of my account (that has cloud DVR and Sling Blue) and into hers in order to watch BEIN, using the remote to hunt and peck the username/password. Then, each time we toggle between the 2, the OTA scheduled recordings are lost, and we have to do the channel search and reprogram recordings. The AirTV device is the biggest culprit here, I would not recommend it.
  14. busa99

    busa99 Well-Known Member

    Buy a second fire stick for $39 and plug it into a different hdmi port. Load wifey’s on that one. Then just switch inputs on the remote to toggle without losing everything or having to enter passwords
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  15. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    That's the plan for when the free (with the $60/year deal) Roku comes in.
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  16. thrak410

    thrak410 My member is well known

    My free roku arrive today. That like 3 days, wow!
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  17. noeyes

    noeyes Well-Known Member

    Bein is not available thru Hulu?
  18. thrak410

    thrak410 My member is well known

    I dont believe its available on Hulu \ Hulu Live, I've never noticed it.
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  19. pjdoran

    pjdoran Well-Known Member

    To encourage anyone who doubts their ability, I managed to get the $60 annual International Sports Package and just watched the Qatar GP 4 days later online. I'm as far from internet/tech savvy as one person can be. I haven't received the free Roku yet, so I'm hoping enabling that device is as trouble free as creating the account was.

    Next concern will be the ability to throw wifi to my garage, I may be looking for some type of wifi amplifier or repeater I'm guessing.

    Thanks to all for the info in this thread.:bow:
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  20. KNickers

    KNickers Well-Known Member

    Anyone having trouble with the cloud DVR on Sling? I've called sling twice because nothing records for me after I signed up. They agree that I've paid for it, a week ago they said they found a problem with cloud DVR and there's an update coming in a couple days. Wondering if they were just getting me off the phone cause they had no clue.

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