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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
My two smart TVs are old and the smart functions are basically worthless. I am tired of watching the baseball games on my tablet and I don't even have the correct cord for my Surface. I see people talk about Roku, Chromecast etc. I stream nothing, so I don't know about this stuff. Which one if all I am going to do is watch LSU baseball??


Splackavellie
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Bayou
Member since Oct 2017
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Firestick is pretty damn easy.

Would be about the same as Roku or Chromecast I assume. I would just go with whatever is cheaper if ESPN is all you want it for.

Maybe even just cast from your phone to your tv?

This post was edited on 3/18 at 9:44 am


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
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Maybe even just cast from your phone to your tv?

My TVs no longer even recognize my wifi.


Doosh606
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Just get one of the cheap versions of roku, chromecast, firestick, etc. Usually around 30 bucks and you can leave it connected to your tv for any streaming/casting you want to do. I'm a fan of the roku stuff personally.


Chitown_Badger
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Member since May 2013
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Roku is great.

I have a fire stick because I want to control as much stuff as possible with Alexa, but that gives me more issues than Roku ever did.


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DustyDinkleman
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
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My TVs no longer even recognize my wifi.



If this is the case, you'll need a new TV. The cast devices are going to need a wifi connection and a strong one at that.


Twenty 49
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Firestick gets my vote.

I love Roku, BUT I have had issues with ESPN on Roku. Same with a couple of friends. My AppleTV would work fine.

But the Firestick I bought recently has been the best of all. Cheap too.

A friend bought the Roku premium several weeks ago and had awful problems trying to watch LSU baseball. Got a Firestick, and problem solved.


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tigertrueAU
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Roku Premiere | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player with Simple Remote and Premium HDMI Cable LINK


Cheapest it’s been since Black Friday $39.00
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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
I'm not following. What does it matter if the TV doesn't recognize once you use one of these devices? My wifi is great.


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Twenty 49
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
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you'll need a new TV. The cast devices are going to need a wifi connection and a strong one at that.


These devices don't cast to the TV. The devices get their info from wifi, but they have an HDMI line that plugs right in the TV to transfer that info to the screen.


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The Spleen
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
The WatchESPN app is very buggy on my 2 Rokus. Streams will just stop for no apparent reason, and I have to exit the app and go back in to get it back up.

I don't have that problem with my Chromecast.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
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I don't have that problem with my Chromecast.


Leaning this way. I have the google home app and use it a lot with my Insignia Voice, which is my favorite toy of the last decade or so.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Went with Roku because i did not realize the Chromecast was truly cast.


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greenbean
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Member since Feb 2019
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Apple TV works great but is more expensive. You can watch four games on the screen at one time (and switch back and forth easily).


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Got Heeem
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
Any hardwired ROKU is super easy and works great for me. Not buggy.


lsupride87
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re: Best/easiest device for Watch ESPN?
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Any hardwired ROKU is super easy and works great for me. Not buggy.

No no no. Roku is awful for ESPN. I have had a ROKU stick and Roku hardiwred Ultra. And this is a problem for multiple ROKU users with a wide variety of internet servers

Both extremely choppy for ESPN.

Get a firestick
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