Google Fiber Adds ESPN, Disney Streaming for Smart Phones, Tablets

Starting Oct. 16, 2013, Google Fiber TV customers can stream  the WatchESPN and WATCH Disney apps to their smart phones and tablets for free. The deal isn't unusual or exclusive, as WatchESPN and WATCH Disney are available from most Internet service providers. 

But the deal adds one more important ISP, and makes streaming direct to end users by a content provider more common. Eventually, the accumlated weight of such direct-to-consumer content offers is going to help create the foundation for widespread delivery of programming network content as well.

It will take a while, and Disney is more comfortable with such concepts than most other programming networks. But, little by little, the barriers to direct distribution over the Internet are being chipped away. 

WatchESPN provides live access to eight networks, including live events and all of ESPN’s sports and studio shows (including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater). 

WATCH Disney gives users live access to Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD networks. Just go to WatchDisneyChannels.com and log in using your Google Fiber username and password.
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