With the innovation of Netflix and the ability stream things live on your computer or mobile device as opposed to a traditional television, networks are having to counter with allowing viewers the ability to watch live streams on their watch and not through illegal means.
FOX and CBS have jumped on board the live stream train that NBC is driving interns of NFL coverage and are allowing viewers to stream games for free all postseason. But contrary to the belief that they’re both free, Variety is reporting that FOX has a pay-wall limit on their live streams that only paying subcribers can get behind.
CBS is offering today’s Bengals-Chargers game as well as the AFC Divisional games and AFC Championship game for free, but FOX is only allowing certain viewers the ability to stream the Packers-49ers game and all future playoff games on FOX.
All is not lost though, as if you have Comcast, AT&T U-verse or Cablevision Systems cable subscriptions, you’ll be able to use your account log in information to get behind the pay-wall.
But while there is ways to watch the games from FOX via live stream, the last minute knowledge that you need certain cable subscriptions both defeats a lot of the purpose and has led to frustration from fans across the board.