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Why TV Everywhere rocks and how to use it

Why TV Everywhere rocks and how to use it

Editor’s note: This article launches our new regular “Pro Tip” series on how customers can better utilize their BendBroadband services.

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A screenshot of ESPN’s WatchESPN TV Everywhere app.

We love TV at BendBroadband.

We dig it all, from Seinfeld reruns to new episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and The Voice. We start our day with Good Morning America and end it with Scott Van Pelt and the late SportsCenter. Our remote has been known to stop on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, OPB’s Oregon Field Guide and even The Bachelor and The Bachorlette — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

But what we really love is our TV Everywhere feature: bendbroadband2go. Completely FREE for BendBroadband TV subscribers, bendbroadband2go allows TV lovers to take their favorite shows and networks with them wherever they go within the United States.

It works exactly how it sounds. With bendbroadband2go, you can watch TV on your smart phone, tablet or computer anywhere you have Internet access.

Our basic Essentials TV package comes with 50 TV Everywhere channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, ABC, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Comedy Central, HGTV and the Travel Channel.

Here’s how to access your free TV Everywhere content via our bendbroadband2go feature:

  • Know and have ready your BendBroadband email address and password. Every network that provides TV Everywhere content needs to verify that you’re a cable TV subscriber. Don’t know your BendBroadband email address and/or password? Call us at 541.382.5551.
  • SMART PHONES and TABLETS: Once you have your BendBroadband email address and password, you’re ready to go. For your phone or tablet, download the TV Everywhere app of the network of your choice. Some apps, like ESPN’s, are simply the name of the network. Other apps are a variation of the network’s name and its mobility features, such as HBO GO, Watch TNT or Showtime Anytime.
    • The first time you open your downloaded app on your phone or tablet, you’ll need to verify you’re a BendBroadband TV subscriber using your BendBroadband email address and password. If you’re not prompted right away, sign in to start viewing content from the app.
  • LAPTOP and DESKTOP COMPUTERS: To watch shows and sports on your computer, simply go to the website of the network you want to watch and find its “Sign In” or “Watch Live” section. (Note: This section is called many different things and found in many different places across different network websites.) Again, you’ll be verifying your cable subscription with your BendBroadband email address and password.

The possibilities with TV Everywhere are endless. You can binge-watch your favorite series in the airport between flights, take the big game with you to your nephew’s birthday party or curl up in bed with your tablet while watching classic sitcom reruns.

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HGTV’s TV Everywhere app