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New streaming options for Google Fiber

“It’s the 5th time your kids have asked are we there yet? from the back seat — but it looks like traffic isn’t going to ease up any time soon. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just use your phone or tablet to summon their favourite sports and TV shows, right there in your car?”

Such is the light and breezy way the Google Fiber blog announced yesterday that their customers can henceforth “stream boredom away” though WatchESPN and WATCH Disney apps. Of course, the question for many remains why’s it taken so long to arrive? This being an area Google have arguably uncharacteristically lagged behind in.

In what we anyway take to be an arguably belated statement of intent, 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).

Customers can watch at no additional cost by logging into their Google Fiber account — visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app from Google Play or the App Store on their Xbox 360, or on Apple TV.

WATCH Disney, meanwhile, gives subscribers live access to Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD networks.

It’s about time!

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