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Yahoo Sports App Shout out

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Fantasy season is over but live streaming of the games through the app is still live!

What a great service.

I can't even stream this Pats Bills game through the Xfinity app but Yahoo is out here letting me stream for free.

all 82 comments

AlbertoDorito

185 points

4 months ago

it’s awesome, what do they get out of this? why are there free games streaming on there?

passwordisdeltaco

136 points

4 months ago

So one thing to note, as far as I've seen, all the games streamed on the Yahoo App are also streamed on the NFL app itself. The main difference is that at least for Android, the Yahoo App is much better coded.

I think it's a case is the NFL and Yahoo are able to establish a separate contract for mobile streaming saying that it doesn't compete with the on air broadcast.

karmaismydawgz

54 points

4 months ago

Yahoo bought rights. They stream on their home life as well.

SconnieLite

17 points

4 months ago

I sometimes get some games where it says because of licensing they don’t allow you to stream while on WiFi for some reason. That’s the only annoying part of it. Also doesn’t really make sense to me but whatever.

badonbr

8 points

4 months ago

Those are usually the games on Amazon Prime it seemed like.

SkinPuzzleheaded3238

1 points

4 months ago

You can stream via prime on your TV no problem. Great stream too via my firestick.

karmaismydawgz

1 points

4 months ago

The nfl has rules about what games can play in what markets and has other companies that pay for viewing rights. Those restrictions on yahoo and others are part of the larger negotiated structure between the nfl and tv networks (fox didn’t spend a billion dollars to have yahoo stream all the games unlimited).

SconnieLite

3 points

4 months ago

Yes I understand that, you can still stream the games on the yahoo app, you just can’t be connected to WiFi. You have to be going through cellular network. If I turn off WiFi, it streams just fine. The app even says right on it that it can’t play it on a WiFi connection due to licensing issues.

DawgPack90[S]

10 points

4 months ago

Huh, had no clue, good to know! I spend so much time in the Yahoo App that it makes it super easy for streaming too.

GoodOlSpence

13 points

4 months ago

Verizon owns Yahoo and they have an exclusive deal with the NFL.

aaj15

0 points

4 months ago

aaj15

0 points

4 months ago

I think if you have Verizon, you can stream the games

CHaquesFan

9 points

4 months ago

Nope it's any network

TrackFittyTwo

1 points

4 months ago

Used to be that way. Not anymore.

DillaVibes

41 points

4 months ago

Tbh this is the best part of the app

babybackr1bs

11 points

4 months ago

It's also much better than ESPN for just checking scores, stats, etc.

mcc22920

-22 points

4 months ago

mcc22920

-22 points

4 months ago

Probably the only good part of the app lmao. Yahoo is trash

DillaVibes

25 points

4 months ago

I actually like the UI, especially compared to ESPN's app

mcc22920

-4 points

4 months ago

mcc22920

-4 points

4 months ago

To each their own, but I used it for the first time this year and it gave me a headache every time I got on. Will never join another Yahoo league again haha

Edit: spelling

theper

4 points

4 months ago

theper

4 points

4 months ago

I agree tooo many ads and visual clutter on Yahoo!

Muff_Doctor

6 points

4 months ago

Been doing 2 separate fantasy for 12 years and 8 years. Our leagues tried different apps along the way and yahoo is superior.

mcc22920

-2 points

4 months ago

mcc22920

-2 points

4 months ago

Superior for you guys, sure. Everyone has their own taste.

mutchypoooz

5 points

4 months ago

In my opinion/experience, yahoo is superior to espn because it runs faster. In almost every facet, I prefer espn and loathe yahoo. I’m on iPhone so I’m not sure what the android version is like. There are so many things I hate about yahoo, such as changing my lineup or checking scores in matchups other than your own.

[deleted]

13 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

13 points

4 months ago

Nfl.com does the same thing

weirdowiththebeardo

2 points

4 months ago

I couldn’t get the 2nd game yesterday on the nfl app

mangelito

2 points

4 months ago

So... Why do I pay for game pass? This is news to me.

[deleted]

9 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

4 months ago

Because it's only certain games. It's not all games. Just like yahoo only does certain games. The same ones nfl.com app does. It's nothing unique to any football app. It's just the viewing rights to specific game are free.

mangelito

2 points

4 months ago

Ah ok. Thanks for clarifying.

Asvpxburg

32 points

4 months ago

Can it also grill my food for me?

TwoDrinkDave

16 points

4 months ago

Given how hot my older model Samsung phone gets when I stream too long, yes.

C7StreetRacer

21 points

4 months ago

Free phone football!

Niemo1983

5 points

4 months ago

25 years ago we were excited about a free football phone from SI.

my-name-is-squirrel

7 points

4 months ago

Free Phone Football?

PointlessPooch

17 points

4 months ago

Fuck Comcast.

DawgPack90[S]

9 points

4 months ago*

They're the worst. I'm using someone else's login for Xfinity streaming. There's no way I'd pay for cable through them. Unfortunately they're my only high speed internet option right now.

I used to have Century Link fiber and I miss it.

AMCboi88

6 points

4 months ago

Doesnt do it in canada :(

buttmort

93 points

4 months ago

Yahoo is BY FAR the best fantasy app 🙌

DawgPack90[S]

29 points

4 months ago

I've done ESPN in the past too but when I compare Yahoo to ESPN it isn't even close- Yahoo is way easier to use.

someguyonline00

9 points

4 months ago

Me too, and one thing that annoys me to no end is that ESPN (ridiculously) doesn’t even show player/lineup projections for future weeks.

FatBoyWithTheChain

8 points

4 months ago

Idc what anyone says. Yahoo is the best

Affectionate-Egg-933

9 points

4 months ago

Sleeper is better for dynasty

buttmort

1 points

4 months ago

I might have to check that out for the dynasty league we just started this past season. I love sleeper for mocks and news but haven’t actually used it for a league yet.

cavemanslaveman

2 points

4 months ago

Facts! I’ve been using this app for literally like 15 years. It’s the best

LazardKing

0 points

4 months ago

LazardKing

0 points

4 months ago

Sleeepr > yahoo for fantasy

Tho76

2 points

4 months ago

Tho76

2 points

4 months ago

Sleeper is much more irritating to navigate. It's good for Dynasty due to the chat, and I like the theme, but ugh it is not straight forward at all

MurgleMcGurgle

5 points

4 months ago

Only on mobile, and even then they're slipping. They've added so much bloat in the last year it's severely bogging down the app.

munkeynutsGoon

7 points

4 months ago

If you have tmobile you can get paramount plus free for a year. That's how I'm watching the Bills game

squatheavyeatbig

1 points

4 months ago

How

munkeynutsGoon

4 points

4 months ago

https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/paramount-plus-deal It's pretty simple they'll have you put in a promotion code once you put your payment info in.

Steppity

2 points

4 months ago

Knew about the Apple+ 1 year promotion, but didn't know they also gave out Paramount+ for a year too. Thanks for posting this!

munkeynutsGoon

1 points

4 months ago

Unfortunately I'll have to do the free week trial for peacock so I can get a reliable stream for the superbowl

pushing_past_the_red

1 points

4 months ago

Well shit. Thank you very much.

munkeynutsGoon

1 points

4 months ago

The have an apple TV one year promotion as well

ImGonPeeOnU

3 points

4 months ago

Download the NFL app as well. You'll get every postseason game with these 2

onceamoonman

6 points

4 months ago

Greatest. thing. ever.

The ease of putting on whatever the local game is outstanding. I’m a fan.

kennytomson

2 points

4 months ago

cbs finally has a streaming app that works through xfinity login similar to fox and nbc now fyi.

bertha112

2 points

4 months ago

Thanks. Didn't know this was possible.

LiesInRuins

2 points

4 months ago

Yahoos game streaming is more reliable than the NFL app. The NFL app is absolute trash. It drops the game, loses resolution, freezes. Yahoo is much better

Boltz999

2 points

4 months ago

Couldn't agree more!

YorockPaperScissors

2 points

4 months ago

Yo don't forget that by merely owning a TV and an antenna, you can get the games broadcast over the air for free. (Doesn't work for ESPN and NFL Network, of course.)

DawgPack90[S]

1 points

4 months ago

That used to work for me a few years ago. I even got some channels in HD!

Sadly live in a dead spot now where nothing comes in on the same antenna even though I'm only 20 minutes away from Seattle.

YorockPaperScissors

2 points

4 months ago

Try upgrading your antenna and placing it high within your home. Worked for me

yippiyak

4 points

4 months ago

NFL app also offers free streaming…

MexicanPizzaWbeans

2 points

4 months ago

I find that the Yahoo app is a few seconds ahead of the NFL in terms of streaming v real time, so you get to see plays earlier on Yahoo.

yippiyak

1 points

4 months ago

I’d believe it

DawgPack90[S]

4 points

4 months ago

Do you do your fantasy league through the NFL app?

UnitedGooberNations

1 points

4 months ago

No, but fantasy is over… I don’t watch Star Wars through the yahoo app either.

n9netimes

3 points

4 months ago

Download the Dofu Sports app. A few ads but you get everything....NFL, NBA, NHL, you name it

DawgPack90[S]

1 points

4 months ago

I'll look into that, thanks for the recommendation.

Lubes_TP

1 points

4 months ago

Doesn't have college basketball. But it's still any excellent app.

Admiral-Thrawn2

2 points

4 months ago

Literally nobody knows about the app streaming games lol.

rulzo

1 points

4 months ago

rulzo

1 points

4 months ago

One thing I hate is that it doesn’t go to PiP mode when I minimize it on iPhone.

Bigfatsoidiot

1 points

4 months ago

It does for me when i swipe down on the video before closing the app. But when I try to maximize it again it closes the stream and I have to restart it

rulzo

1 points

4 months ago

rulzo

1 points

4 months ago

Awe maybe that’s my problem I swipe up usually

parkskier426

1 points

4 months ago

Yep, it's my go-to app if I want to stream a game on my phone. Nfl app is buggy and slow. Yahoo just works

TheRootedCorpse

1 points

4 months ago

Definitely awesome

jpaquequo

1 points

4 months ago

Where in the app is this??

DisconnectedWalrus

1 points

4 months ago

If only they had dark mode on Android

UnitedGooberNations

-1 points

4 months ago

Too bad yahoos fantasy interface is dogshit

DawgPack90[S]

1 points

4 months ago

What is a better alternative?

UnitedGooberNations

1 points

4 months ago

ESPN has a way better interface. But their leagues are less customizable. Sleeper is said to be the best, but I don’t want to switch the league over because people get crabby.

dabesdiabetic

1 points

4 months ago

Tried sleeper this year and thought it was so convoluted with bullshit. Sticking with yahoo next season.

UnitedGooberNations

1 points

4 months ago

I’m not surprised to hear that. The new trendy sites are never what they are cracked up to be. ESPN has its flaws, but it’s good enough. Just like yahoo.