I’m finding it IMPOSSIBLE to figure out how to watch Red Sox and Bruins games from California. It’s amazing how complicated they have made it. The games are on so many different networks, if you subscribe to one cable or streaming service, you only get some games, and they cannot tell you which games! Figuring out how to get all the games is literally impossible. Someone should start a business to figure this out for people. They could create a website where, for a fee, you tell them what you want to watch and they tell you the best method for doing so. That is a seriously missing service that someone could make a business into!
All that being said, if I sign up for a VPN, such as Express VPN, could I then subscribe to NESN (which is a Boston regional network) from California? Are VPN’s easy to use?
My understanding is that VPN (virtual private network) services are only meant give you that “private” network feature and don’t usually also provide additional internet content subscriptions. Of course, some VPN services may also prove those as perks or extras. Sorry - I can’t otherwise help with your baseball watching desires.
Hi RB I have a VPN and when I use it to make it seem like I am in Canada my yahoo fills up with Canadian news. I have express VPN and when using it for Netflix I can go to different areas of the world but sometime I have to keep switching locations to get it to work. Seems like Netflix has caught on and it doesn’t always work. Although Express VPN does claim if you contact them they can tell you which one works all the time but I just keep trying different ones till it works.
Very easy to use and you can down load it onto your phone or computers. When using WIFI from places like starbucks I always have it on so people can’t hack me. They might have a trial period so you can try it out but I have never had a problem with it other than with Netflix.
No suggestions for hockey, but have you looked into buying a MLB.tv subscription? It isn’t cheap- $149 for all games, $129 for a single team. Since you appear to be out of market, you don’t have to worry about blackouts.
When you subscribe to something, you must need to give your actual address, no? Certainly your payment credit card has to match the address you use. So how does that work? Your zip code will give you away!
Yeah, but NESN is blacked out except in New England, I think. I say I think because it’s apparently impossible to find out! I’ve tried chatting with a number of the networks and they are all clueless. Unbelievably clueless.
Besides, that’s way too much dough.
That is very annoying. I suppose one could sign up for a free trial, assuming that one could cancel if it is unavailable. These days that’s a big assumption since so many services make it hard to cancel.
Agreed on the cost. I’m a baseball fan, but $86 a month is too rich for my blood. I’d get a discount subscription from SiriusXM and listen instead.
Right RB and you have to have a user login and password but since people travel and use their subscriptions where ever they are the block isn’t on your location by billing but by IP address of where you are at. Now maybe that will change and they will geofence you in to your location by billing but that isn’t the way it works with Netflix, at least.
I have used Private Internet Access VPN for years and it has been easy to use. I don’t know if it will help you get the hockey games you want however. I love sports and have found that the best live TV service for the most sports would be youtube TV. I have had hulu and sling - they do not compare. Price wise youtube was good too, but youtube tv just had a small price rise…doc
When I open the app, the first thing I see is a tv guide like list. You can personalize the list and put the sports stations at the top, or you can let youtube list the most frequent stations you spend the most time on at the top which means letting google know what you watch (goog owns youtube fyi).
I use PIA vpn because they always have great prices and sales for new subscribers…doc
NESN has its own streaming service now, although if I recall correctly its almost as much $ as YouTubeTV a month. It could be worth it for the next couple of months though. By mid-June both the Bruins and the Red Sox seasons will (may) be over