In August, throughout a considerably unfastened Q&A I used to be doing, somebody requested me whether or not or not Fox Sports activities was launching a streaming app — much like WatchESPN or NBC Sports activities Stay Additional — to associate with Fox Sports activities 1. Whereas an app had been promised when FS1 was introduced, there had been surprisingly little dialogue of it ever since. I requested a spokesman for Fox Sports activities to remark, they usually had one able to go:
“We have put a maintain on launching FOX Sports activities GO for now. Seems that it isn’t fairly prepared but and we do not wish to rush it simply to coincide with the channel launch tomorrow. It is a sophisticated app that may use one-of-a-kind authentication, and it is the primary time anybody has tried to place broadcast, regional, and nationwide cable feeds right into a reside streaming app (230+ feeds complete). There’s additionally an intricate approval course of to navigate with MVPDs due to the authenticated video. So we’ll launch FOX Sports activities GO when it is prepared and it is every thing we anticipate it to be.”
That was the final I would heard of it, till about two weeks in the past. Upon seeing one thing my AA cohort Ken Fang had tweeted some time again, I headed for my App Retailer, and searched in my cellphone for “Fox Sports activities Go” and, lo and behold, there it was.
For the file, I do know, having the iPhone charging whereas it’s at 100% is dangerous for the battery, however I digress.
Whereas a Fox Sports activities spokesperson declined remark, it’s clear that the community is giving the app a tender launch. SBD confirms these particulars on the Fox Sports activities Go launch as nicely. FS Go will function a companion to Fox Sports activities 1 and Fox Sports activities 2, airing many reside occasions (together with NCAA soccer, hoops and UFC) and exhibits (i.e. Fox Sports activities Stay). The app is at the moment usable for subscribers of Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Optimum, Suddenlink, WOW!, and Midcontinent Communications.
The app will probably evolve some within the subsequent couple of minutes, and you may in all probability begin to hear the identify Fox Sports activities Go in promotional hits for numerous occasions to attract site visitors to it, however for now it is simply accessible for anybody free within the App Retailer, in case your cable firm is partnered up with it.