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It wasn’t complete smooth sailing for Fox Sports Go’s free streaming during Sunday’s Super Bowl, which ran into some bumps during the critical fourth quarter comeback of the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons. The “close and reopen the stream to get back to the game” fix did work for many fans (after they’d missed some plays) but it wasn’t down for a long period for most. However, some took to Twitter to report the suggestions didn’t solve the issue for everyone.

Fox Sports Go Help Twitter feed also reported some issues for Roku users who were not able to see ads. Relaunching the app seemed to fix that issue for many users.

Before the big game, one warning of what was at stake came from IneoQuest Senior Director of Marketing Kurt Michel. “With the streaming of live sporting events and licensing fees on the rise, providers are under increased pressure to deliver a quality experience. A stream quality fumble carries more risk than ever,” Michel observed last week. “The quality of the live stream becomes even more scrutinized when it’s delivered exclusively, such as Fox’s stream of the big game.”

More on Michel’s take on consumers’ expanding expectations for streaming quality is in the CED article here.

DirecTV also indicated some problems during the Super Bowl via its DirecTV Service Twitter feed, as reported here in TV Predictions.

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