Streaming/App Questions

ROOT SPORTS APP / STREAMING FAQs

ROOT SPORTS APP

In addition to getting our award-winning sports coverage through traditional TV, ROOT SPORTS TV subscribers can now stream their favorite local teams through our mobile app and web platform.

 

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Is there a TV everywhere streaming option for ROOT SPORTS?
ROOT SPORTS offers a TV everywhere stream of our channel on both an app and web platform. Games will be available to those viewers who subscribe to a telco, cable or satellite provider or vMVPD which carries ROOT SPORTS and who has agreed to allow their customers access to the TV everywhere streaming service. 

 

Is there an additional cost to receive the TV Everywhere stream via ROOT SPORTS app or website?
There is no additional cost as long as you are a valid paid telco, cable, satellite or vMVPD customer who subscribes to a video package that includes ROOT SPORTS. Data charges may apply for mobile app viewing. Please check with your mobile provider.

 

Is ROOT SPORTS available for TV Everywhere viewing without being a paid telco, cable, satellite or vMVPD customer?
No, the only way to access digital streaming of ROOT SPORTS is to have a valid pay television subscription that contains ROOT SPORTS and whose provider has agreed to allow their customers access to the TV everywhere streaming service.

 

My cable, satellite, telco provider or vMVPD does carry ROOT SPORTS, but I do not see them on the TV Everywhere streaming provider list, what can I do?
Some TV providers have not yet accepted our offer allowing their customers access to our TV Everywhere stream via the ROOT SPORTS app or website. You may contact your telco, cable, satellite provider or vMVPD and request that they allow you access to stream ROOT SPORTS.

 

Can I stream all ROOT SPORTS content on the app and website?
All sports programming is currently available for viewing on the app/website; however, MLS content is not currently available for streaming. All content is subject to blackouts and territorial restrictions. Check back for future updates to our streaming programming line-up.

 

Why can’t I stream when I’m traveling?

To access ROOT SPORTS via our TV Everywhere app/website you must be physically located within our five-state region (WA, OR, AK, MT, ID) and/or within the designated viewing territory of a particular team.

 

How do I sign into the streaming service on the web platform or mobile app?

Log-on to the web platform by clicking on the WATCH button on our website or downloading the mobile app. When prompted, select your cable, telco, satellite or vMVPD provider from the list, and input your username and password (same log-on you use to view and pay your bill online). If you don’t have an online account with your cable, telco, satellite or vMVPD provider please check their website or contact them directly to create one.

 

Why won’t you allow streaming subscription options like YouTube/Hulu/fuboTV/Other vMVPDs to carry ROOT SPORTS?

 

ROOT SPORTS is available on AT&T TV. We would love to have our network carried by these providers and be able to offer it to you as we do with all other providers. We continually try to engage these providers in conversations with the goal of having our network carried on them. So far, they have chosen not to carry us, or in most cases, a majority of other RSNs, but we will keep trying.

 

ROOT SPORTS is not unique in the lack of OTT options. While several streaming platforms claim to carry live sports, the reality is that they do not carry the local sports networks that you care about most, including ROOT SPORTS.

 

Why are you the only regional sports network that won’t let fans stream?

 

ROOT SPORTS is available on AT&T TV. ROOT SPORTS is not unique in the lack of OTT options. At this time most OTT platforms don’t carry the vast majority of the regional sports networks across the country. AT&T TV is the only one that carries RSNs broadly and nationally, and they carry almost all of them.

 

While several streaming platforms claim to carry live sports, the reality is that they do not carry the local sports networks that you care about most, including ROOT SPORTS.

 

I hear that fans of other teams in other parts of the country have streaming options that I don’t. Why is that?

The Pacific Northwest is not unique in the lack of OTT options that carry your favorite regional sports teams. At this time most OTT platforms don’t carry the vast majority of the regional sports networks across the country. AT&T TV is the only one that carries RSNs broadly and nationally, and they carry almost all of them.

 

While several streaming platforms claim to carry live sports, the reality is that they do not carry the local sports networks that you care about most, including ROOT SPORTS.

 

ROOT SPORTS OTT/vMVPD

Is there an OTT/vMVPD option available where I live?

We are thrilled to offer customers in all regions another option to watch their favorite teams’ games with AT&T TV.

 

If your OTT provider in your region is not listed and you would like to see ROOT SPORTS or AT&T SportsNet on your provider, please call them and request that they add the network to their channel line-up.

 

Why am I not getting all the games on AT&T TV?

MLS live games are not currently available on our streaming services. Check back for future updates to our streaming programming line-up.

 

I live in the Territory and I have AT&T TV but I can’t receive ROOT SPORTS?

At this time AT&T TV is only available to those customers that have the “CHOICE” or “ULTIMATE” package.

 

Am I able to watch the Mariners and Kraken on league packages like MLB Extra Innings, MLB.TV, NHL Center Ice or NHL.TV?

If you live within your team’s league-designated home television territory, then you will not be able to watch them via these packages. Services like MLB Extra Innings, MLB.TV, NHL Center Ice and NHL.TV do not include local in-market team’s games.