SBD/April 21, 2017/Media

NWSL's Go90 Streams So Far Only Available Via Apps, But Desktop Plans In The Works

Ads inadvertently popped up in the go90 stream during the Boston-K.C. match
Verizon's go90 streams of NWSL games are "causing some headaches" for fans so far this season, according to Jamie Goldberg of the Portland OREGONIAN. While fans can "still access games for free on go90, the streams are currently only available on the mobile app for iOS and Android devices." Viewers with Chromecast or AppleTV can "cast the live streams from their phones to their televisions, but there is no way for fans in the United States to watch games on a desktop or laptop computer for now." That is "something the NWSL is working to resolve." A+E Networks Exec VP/Digital Media and NWSL Media Board Member Evan Silverman said that the league "recognizes that fans want there to be a platform to stream games on their computers and the league is hopeful that fans will have that option -- likely through the go90 website at first -- within 'a matter of weeks.'" Silverman: "That's something that's extremely important to us." Goldberg notes fans "encountered a few other hiccups with go90 in week one as advertisements inadvertently popped up in the stream during the middle of a game between the Boston Breakers and FC Kansas City." But the league has said that was a "technical issue that has been resolved and shouldn't happen again" (Portland OREGONIAN, 4/21). 
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