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Random Streaming Question

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Searched all over the forums, couldn't see anyone discussing it, but curious if anyone watches the games on FS Southeast via Sling/Vue services.  It appears that they have both, but I just activated the free trial of Vue and I am receiving FS Southwest (aka Mavs tonight) instead of the Grizzlies game.  It's obviously based on zip code, but being in north MS I should be getting Southeast.  Anywho, just curious if anyone else has experience with these streaming services.  Thanks in advance. Go Grizz.

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Been a while! Haven't stopped following Grizz though! Just finished grad school and entered real world last few years.  Shockingly having a job gets in way of posting as frequently here! Grad school was great for Grizz posting. Also, a lot less to B&M about the last few years for sure!

 

An update for anyone interested in cord cutting:

 

1) Using VUE you are supposed to get FS Southeast.  However, in Oxford I get Southwest. Sony says Fox makes that call and it changes what you get with some relative frequency.  They suggested I contact Fox and let them know that I don't care to watch the Mavs. BUT! With a Vue log-in you can use your AppleTV or Amazon FireTV (or phone or whatever) to download and use the FOX Sports-To-Go app which will allow you to watch Grizz games.  I was not blacked out via this method. Stream quality was quite nice, and since it was election night I am sure there was quite a load on my network connection, so I feel like it should be a solid way to watch games going forward.

 

2) On Sling, with the blue package (I think) you get a bunch of FS network alternates, one of which is the Grizz.  Watched this feed for a few minutes and it was also of high quality.

 

Overall review: To get both Sling packages (which I would need) it is $40 and includes Grizz capabilities.  To get the package I want for Vue (the 70+ channel package, which includes ESPNs/AMC/FX/Fox Sports regional/SEC) it is $35.  You will have to, for now, watch Grizz through Fox Sports-To-Go app.  I have failed to mention the main decision maker for me: DVR capabilities.  Sling offers none, well...none that are easy. Vue offers a cloud based DVR that should be more than sufficient for me. I only DVR 3-4 shows that I know I will miss each week.  Most everything is available on-demand these days, so DVR use is much lower, but still nice to have it.

 

Another aside: this is all based on my zip code.  From what I gather talking to Sony help line, being in one zip code vs one next door can cause a LOT of variance, some of it inexplicable geographically.  They both offer free 7 day trials, so if you are considering it I would encourage you to plan for a week in which grizz have some games to test it out. Also, another note: Vue, to me at least, is far more streamlined than Sling and seems more intuitive.  Also, you can use it on the PS3 or PS4 if you already have one of those.

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  You will have to, for now, watch Grizz through Fox Sports-To-Go app. 

 

NOPE! Blacked out for Memphians even though they freaking advertise that we can watch the games via FSG on the broadcasts themselves (at least with comcast)

 

I cut the cord and use family members' logins for watching a lot of shows but there is no legal way to stream the grizzlies without paying for some service like this or a VPN or something. Or pay $50/mo for cable... 

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