So I, like many people, would like to watch the boxing tomorrow. I’m not happy that it is now £25 because, A… I read somewhere that ppv may be dying so they’re leeching it for anything they can… And B… Obviously it’s a HUGELY popular fight so they’re leeching it for anything they can. But that’s beside my point… Which I’m getting to… I promise!
I don’t have Sky because I think they are far too expensive!! You could have a whole bunch of streaming services for a fraction of the price… And forgo adverts while you’re at it! So I guess I should be grateful that you can get this fight as a standalone offer.
On top of that… I recently decided, as appears to be the parlance of our time, “#YOLO!!” and treated myself to a 75" 4k smart tv.
However!! I can’t watch the bloody fight on my TV!!
There’s no app for that! Sky Sports Box Office (SSBO) don’t have a TV app. NowTV have a TV app… And NowTV can stream SSBO… Yay… But NOT on the TV app. You need to pay MORE to buy the stick or box! I can get the SSBO app on my phone and I have both a screen mirroring option on my TV AND a chromecast at my disposal… But SSBO does NOT support mirroring or, unlike BT Sports Box Office, casting!!
Finally… My pc is too far away from the TV.
As far as I’m aware, they’ve basically made it IMPOSSIBLE for me, and anyone else with just a smart TV, to watch the fight and therefore want to pay £25.
WHY HAVE THEY DONE THIS? Considering how many smart TVs are out there now. You’d think they’d make a killing. If they had a SSBO smart TV app I’d’ve paid them already!
Anyway… You’re all a bunch of tech savvy, intelligent, hip and happening folk! (can I say “hip and happening” now I’ve turned 40? Am I old enough? ) So I’m wondering if there is something I’m not aware of? (legal though… I’m aware of illegal options but I’m trying to be good) Or is my only legal option to sit in front of my 75" TV and watch it on my 6" phone? (Going out isn’t an option… That’s where other people exist! )
Sorry for the novel… I’m venting because it’s stupid… Stupid stupid Sky!