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Dmcwally
12-12-2017, 08:10 PM
Tvg just released a streaming app on the fire stick and Apple TV. Both apps have 3 channels to choose from tvg and tvg2 streaming and a third channel called tvg racebook that has multiple tracks on screen at once. Itís broadcasting in hd. Not sure of the bitrate but it looks amazing on my new 4k firestick.

Alc
12-12-2017, 09:32 PM
Great . Now looking for Roku .

kingfin66
12-12-2017, 11:09 PM
Is the content free through the streaming app?

Dmcwally
12-12-2017, 11:35 PM
Just use your tvg login info to login

cj
12-13-2017, 01:06 PM
Just use your tvg login info to login

Can you use it if you're in a state where you can't get a TVG account?

titans1127
12-13-2017, 05:49 PM
Can you use it if you're in a state where you can't get a TVG account?It forces you to log in with no other options.

RunForTheRoses
12-13-2017, 07:06 PM
Thanks, it works great, had just canceled cable and this is a great free replacement.

titans1127
12-13-2017, 11:43 PM
Only thing I wish the app had was for the racebook section to allow for customization of which tracks you can look at aside from the main TVG feed. Or for the ones they choose to switch audio sources.

chiguy
12-14-2017, 12:21 PM
Thanks for this. Cut the cord a few months ago and have learned in that time that watching racing was one of the things I really missed. Have an old TVG account that I haven't used in years so this is excellent.

Arapola
12-14-2017, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the "Head's Up" guy's!:ThmbUp:

Redboard
12-14-2017, 08:36 PM
Great . Now looking for Roku .

TVG website says Roku is Coming soon.

JimG
12-14-2017, 09:01 PM
This is in the terms of service:

Access to WatchTVG is currently free but TVG reserves the right to require a paid subscription or other underlying cable provider, satellite provider or other video access subscription or minimum monthly wager to access WatchTVG in the future. Use of WatchTVG is subject to agreement to the TVG Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, available at tvg.com. TVG reserves the right to change or discontinue WatchTVG at any time without prior notification or incurring any future obligation.

pandy
12-15-2017, 12:10 AM
Thanks, it works great, had just canceled cable and this is a great free replacement.


Is it really high definition? They always say that some tracks are broadcast in high def, but they're not actually broadcast in high def.

Arapola
12-15-2017, 12:51 PM
Is it really high definition? They always say that some tracks are broadcast in high def, but they're not actually broadcast in high def.

The broadcast I saw from the Meadowlands last night looked crystal clear HD to me.

pandy
12-15-2017, 12:55 PM
The broadcast I saw from the Meadowlands last night looked crystal clear HD to me.


Nice. I've got Roku so I'll wait patiently.

RunForTheRoses
12-31-2017, 06:15 PM
Haven't used this too much yet, today it is freezing up on me at times. Have Amazon Fire.

spiketoo
01-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Haven't checked Goog Play yet. Android TV?

Southbaygent
01-03-2018, 12:11 PM
Way way sharper picture than my Cox cable box (via Apple TV)
Iíve had a Roku two years now, just bumped it to second tier in my entertainment center for the new Apple TV, love it. Had an Apple TV years ago and got rid of it, I like this new one. The ability to download so many TV apps and link/use them via my (minimal but have to keep) Cox cable account is handy.

pandy
01-09-2018, 12:28 PM
I bought an Amazon Firestick last week, mainly to watch TVG in high def. Not all of the tracks are in high def, just the ones that broadcasts in high definition, but, still, the picture quality is much better than TVG broadcasts on my RCN cable.

But I found out that the Firestick is worth the $37.99 I paid for it. I have Amazon Prime and Music and with the Firestick I can listen to Amazon Music through the Firestick (as opposed to the Echo) and the sound quality is much better since the Echo connects to my receiver with a 3.5mm audio cable...The firestick is HDMI. And now when I listen to a song through Amazon Music, it shows the lyrics, karaoke-style, on my TV screen.

As for the other shows that I watch, for some reason, my Rokio has a better overall picture quality than the Firestick, so right now I'm only using Firestick for TVG and Music. However, with Firestick, I can also use KODI, a streaming ap that has a lot of files on it, but I downloaded it and haven't learned out how to use it yet, it's a bit complicated.

Overall, the Firestick was well worth it if you have Amazon Prime Music, or want to see the races in HIGH DEF and don't want to wait for TVG to get hooked up with Rokio.

VeryOldMan
01-12-2018, 10:47 AM
TVG website says Roku is Coming soon.

Looks like it is now available on the Roku - I found it in the streaming channel list and was able to install the app on my Roku stick the other day. Worked fine, at least from my brief viewing the past two days. TVG's customer service didn't even know about the current Roku situation - I had to call because of an issue setting up my account, and the rep thought Roku wasn't supported yet.

cj
01-12-2018, 10:57 AM
Looks like it is now available on the Roku - I found it in the streaming channel list and was able to install the app on my Roku stick the other day. Worked fine, at least from my brief viewing the past two days. TVG's customer service didn't even know about the current Roku situation - I had to call because of an issue setting up my account, and the rep thought Roku wasn't supported yet.

So you still need an account? Stinks for us in a state where TVG won't offer us one for some unknown reason.

Redboard
01-12-2018, 12:51 PM
Looks like it is now available on the Roku - I found it in the streaming channel list and was able to install the app on my Roku stick the other day. Worked fine, at least from my brief viewing the past two days. TVG's customer service didn't even know about the current Roku situation - I had to call because of an issue setting up my account, and the rep thought Roku wasn't supported yet.

Thanks old guy. I just connected and it looks awesome. Now I can get TVG2, which isn't included with my Comcast.

Dmcwally
01-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Tvg roku app now available in the roku store

Alc
01-12-2018, 03:07 PM
Just got the Roku Watch TVG app. Beautiful. Congratulations and Thanks to TVG for a new innovation expanding the horse racing world.

VeryOldMan
01-12-2018, 03:55 PM
So you still need an account? Stinks for us in a state where TVG won't offer us one for some unknown reason.
App requires a login, so it made me set up an account. Don't know if it's geographically restricted - I'm in MD.

GMB@BP
01-12-2018, 05:08 PM
App requires a login, so it made me set up an account. Don't know if it's geographically restricted - I'm in MD.

it is, always has been with TVG. seems short sighted to me

macguy
01-13-2018, 08:01 PM
For anyone that wants to watch horse racing on their Roku or computer that can't or doesn't want to get TVG, RTN is great.

https://www.rtn.tv/

I believe the only tracks you can't watch on the Internet/Roku Version are Churchill Downs, Fairgrounds, and Arlington Park.

The tracks that broadcast HD Signals are available in HD.
Lots of fun. Nothing is more fun than spending a Saturday afternoon at home watching HD horse racing on a big screen tv. :ThmbUp::ThmbUp::ThmbUp: