If you were watching the 2017 Super Bowl through the Fox Sports Go app or website, you may have enjoyed streaming the game — up until the fourth quarter, that is. Is the Fox Sports Super Bowl stream down? It sure seemed like it. I was sitting here and enjoying the game, until suddenly the feed appeared to cut out from approximately 9:35 p.m. ET until 9:50 p.m. ET — which feels like a lifetime in Super Bowl time. Plenty of fans tweeted about being left in the dark. "We are currently investigating the cause," Fox told Bustle in a statement following the incident.
Luckily, streaming has since resumed. At 10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports tweeted, "We're aware of the streaming issue on Fox Sports GO, and it's been resolved. Please close and reopen the stream to get back to the game." Still, that was a rough few minutes, because when the feed cut out, the Atlanta Falcons had a confident 28-12 lead over the New England Patriots. In a game this big, anything can happen in 20 minutes — as seen in the fact that once the stream returned, the New England Patriots were within one touchdown of tying the game with a score of 28-20.
Countless football fans on Twitter expressed their distress about the feed allegedly not working during the biggest football game there is. Meanwhile, others found a hack to keep streaming in the downtime.
When you have to watch the super bowl in Spanish because the fox sports online stream goes down— Jessee Reon (@jessee_reon) February 6, 2017
Then, there were some fans who were simply thankful to watch the game for free. Definitely a valid point.
I'm upset, of course, but I got to watch the Falcons kick ass for 3 quarters for free. Not bad #FoxSportsGO.— Special Snowflake (@Megadestructo) February 6, 2017
Others made jokes, while still seeming semi-appreciative.
This is a hell of a game thanks #FOXSportsGO for letting me watch the 40% of the second half that's been most exhilarating!— Mr Ramsey (@CaptainRamsey) February 6, 2017
And some people tweeted about not being happy to miss a chunk of the game.
Fans, like this one, were in disbelief.
Wow. I can't even compute how this is happening. When Fox Sports Go went out, the game was over. #SuperBowl— Peaked in Pre-School (@ElectricEremite) February 6, 2017
But hey, at least the feed eventually did come back in time to watch the end of the game — for most people, it seems.
Additional reporting by TV Editor Samantha Rullo.