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August 2016

Yahoo Sports app update affects MLB live streams

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Yahoo Sports is emphasizing Major League Baseball (MLB) live streams on its rebuilt mobile app with a host of new features.

As part of its latest update, the completely redesigned app now features a personalized live streaming guide that helps you find and connect to services that stream MLB games. Additionally, Yahoo Sports will allow you to watch selected broadcasts of the game of the day during the current MLB season live on your iOS or Android device.

Now when you open the app, you will see a “Watch” button next to the games with streaming options on the “Schedule” page. Select the game you want to watch and you’ll be taken to its details page, where you’ll find a “Watch Now” button that tells you where it’s streaming. Yahoo says the app manages complex rights and blackout restrictions to show you only the live streaming options available to you. Also, for mobile streaming fans, if a game is labeled “Live on Yahoo”, that means you can watch it directly on the game’s details page. It’s not just baseball fans who benefit from live action, Yahoo also currently broadcasts four NHL games per week, which can be viewed on the app.

Apart from visual content, Yahoo Sports offers news and updates from all major sports leagues. Sports fans can personalize their app experience by selecting their favorite teams and can receive notifications and updates. The app also features exclusive content from popular Yahoo Sports columnists such as Adrian Wojnarowski, Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde.

“We’re thrilled to say that the days of scouring the internet to find where your live sports are streamed are a thing of the past,” Parker Emmott, director of product management at Yahoo, says in a Tumblr post. “Starting today with MLB, our completely redesigned Yahoo Sports app now features a guide to finding and streaming live baseball games.”

Despite a major transition following its recent acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo remains committed to refreshing its products in an effort to keep pace with its rivals. Like other web giants such as Twitter and Facebook, Yahoo stepped up its live streaming game this year – first acquiring the live streaming rights to 180 MLB games, then launching a free Hulu streaming service. in the form of Yahoo View.

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NBC Sports app no ​​longer supports games on Windows 10 and Xbox

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NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2016/17 Premier League season began with a blow on opening day when Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox One users discovered they couldn’t use the NBC app Sports to watch the most exciting football league in the world.

The NBC Sports app, formerly known as NBC Sports Live Extra, allows football fans in the United States to stream every game of the Premier League season on computers, smartphones, game consoles, Roku and other devices over the top. The NBC Sports app was recently updated to work on Windows 10. However, the NBC Sports app for Windows 10 and Xbox One does not work for Premier League games, although it does work for Olympic coverage.

On the opening day of the season, football fans unable to watch Premier League games with the NBC Sports app flocked to social media to express their frustration at not being able to watch their favorite team online. Windows 10 software works on personal computers, but also on tablets and the Xbox One game console. The NBC Sports app, however, works on Windows 10 mobile.

According to an NBC Sports spokesperson, Premier League coverage on the NBC Sports app does not support Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms, but they are working to do so in the future.

The news that an update is in the works will not appease many fans who expect the NBC Sports app to be fixed as soon as possible, especially since the Olympics will not be completed before the end of August and that NBC Sports has not given a date when to expect the application to be fixed for the Premier League.


The fact that the NBC Sports app does not support Windows 10 and Xbox One is ironic given that one of NBC’s sponsors (see screenshot above) during Premier League coverage is Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which runs Windows 10.

Solutions? One recommendation is that Windows 10 and/or Xbox One users consider purchasing a Roku stick, which can be purchased for $40. As long as you subscribe to NBCSN and CNBC through your TV provider, you’ll be able to watch the games on your Roku (and on your TV). The alternative is to hope that your favorite team will be shown on TV and/or in Premier League overtime so you don’t miss a game.

You can also buy a Google Chromecast ($35), plug it into your Xbox One HDMI, download the NBC Sports app to your phone, then connect and stream your phone’s games to your Xbox One console.

The last option is to check if the old NBC Sports Live Extra app is installed on your Windows 10 computer. If so, it should be able to play Premier League games instead of the NBC Sports App version.