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12/28/2018 5:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2018 5:11 AM

Just picked up my first smart TV the other day. WiFi connected, preinstalled apps seem to be working well. Still learning how to use the remote to control video (pause, fast forward, etc). Now the big question. How can I get the NBCSportsGold app onto the TV? Do I need to go through a server app like Amazon, Netflix, Xumo, Vudu (those are the pre installed apps.)? If so, do I need to pay a subscription? I’m on a steep learning curve here and want to have all this stuff set up and ready for A1. Throw an old dog a bone here boys. Thanks in advance.
My failsafe here is that I still have the desktop connected to the TV and can run the app through the computer, but there has to be a more streamlined way.

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12/28/2018 5:13 AM

I use a roku stick

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12/28/2018 5:23 AM

Tim507 wrote:

I use a roku stick

or Fire Stick.

Does the TV have a Screen Share option? If so, and your phone or computer does as well, you can link the two up and stream the signal to your TV through a wireless connection. I do this with my phone. It runs good at 720p but 1080p will lag sometimes.even with the phone right next to the TV (charging the phone while streaming also effects it). If you screen share just make sure to keep the devices as close as possible.

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12/28/2018 5:29 AM

Get a roku. Its got an nbc gold sports app on it. I also use hulu tv. Much better deal than cable and 1/2 the price and you still get pretty much all the channels you watch anyways.

I have the regular $30 roku in my bedroom and the $40 4k roku in my living room. I suggest getting the 4K one. The remote for the 4K controls the tv as well as the roku. For $10 more its worth not having to use 2 remotes. The $40 one also has voice control.

As far as setup, you plug it into your HDMI port on your tv. Since your tv is new, you should have a USB port on it. Youll use the USB port to power your roku.

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12/28/2018 5:38 AM

What TV did you get? If it’s an Insignia, it has Roku installed stock.

Best bet is to go into your app screen once it fires up, and search for the NBCSN app.

If it’s not an option, then you’ll have to go the route of getting it on your phone and projecting it to your TV through screen mirroring or a HDMI adaptor, or getting a roku or fire stick.

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12/28/2018 6:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2018 6:52 AM

MxKing809 wrote:

What TV did you get? If it’s an Insignia, it has Roku installed stock.

Best bet is to go into your app screen once it fires up, and search for the NBCSN app.

If it’s not an option, then you’ll have to go the route of getting it on your phone and projecting it to your TV through screen mirroring or a HDMI adaptor, or getting a roku or fire stick.

It’s a Vizio. Went through all the apps available, and performed a search in each app. No dice on the sports gold. I’ll probably hold of on the fire stick for now and just run the races through the app either on my iPad or home computer. I’ll simplify things at a later date. Get both hands cut for Carpal Tunnel in about 2 weeks and want to have all of my Race viewing options set up for a couple weeks stint of binge watching current and past SX/MX races.
Im also currently paying $130/month for DishTv, so that’s about to come to a screeching halt. Just got Fontier to upgrade my internet from 1.5 Mbps to 15 Mbps, so now streaming has become an option.

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12/28/2018 7:14 AM

Like stated before IF you have a smartphone Im sure you can cast to the vizio. My vizio can and its 2 years old.

Assuming your phone is set up and connected to your home wifi, simply open the NBC sports gold app on the phone, touch the cast icon (top right):

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It should bring up your casting options:

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What is listed on my phone is another option for you, chromecast is just a little device that allows you to cast to any tv with a hdmi port. The chromecast happens to be in garage on a older tv. I also have fire sticks on other tvs which allows you to download the gold app directly. Good luck.

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12/28/2018 7:17 AM

Does your TV have an internet browser? Probably could watch it from the website if you do.

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12/28/2018 11:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2018 11:24 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Does your TV have an internet browser? Probably could watch it from the website if you do.

It doesn’t appear to, I’m still trying to figure out all the little doohickys though.

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12/28/2018 8:25 PM

My iPhone can cast to any Vizio or Chrome based device, I also have an Apple Tv that I can mirror my screen to. Plenty of options.

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12/29/2018 3:59 AM

Just download the app onto your phone and log into it and hit the cast symbol and it'll bring up your TV. Click on it then click on whatever you want to watch and by magic it'll appear on your TV. So easy, within 10 seconds you will be watching on your TV. Much easier than going through TV app or Web browser on TV.

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12/29/2018 6:46 AM

I opened the Gold ap and started the preview show on my phone but there was no Cast option , what am I doing wrong?

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