If you are a fan of the Blazers, Mariners, and Kraken, get ready to pay more to watch them if you have Comcast. Earlier today, Comcast started to inform customers that Root Sports Northwest will be moving to its Ultimate package starting immediately. So, if you want to watch that your favorite NBA and NHL teams in that area, you will need to pay more.
In a statement sent to Cord Cutters News, a Comcast spokesperson said, “We’re happy to continue offering Root Sports Northwest to our customers and making it available on a package that includes the most sports content. We’ll also be providing credits to our customers on our digital basic package who do not receive the network.”
Here is the email Comcast sent customers today:
ROOT SPORTS has moved to a different TV package
We regularly review our channel lineups and adjust them, as needed, to ensure our entertainment packages provide customers with the best choices and most value. We pay programmers in order to offer their content to our customers, and the costs for sports programming continue to rise.
Because Regional Sports Networks (RSN), like ROOT SPORTS, drive significant expense for our customers, we’ve removed this channel from your current TV package and will be reducing your RSN fee. Until this fee reduction goes into effect, you’ll soon see a credit in your monthly bill.
Of course, ROOT SPORTS is still available from Xfinity as part of a higher tier package for those who are interested in this programming. If you’d like to add it back to your channel lineup. you can upgrade to the Ultimate package.
If you want to switch to the Ultimate tear for many, that package will cost you an extra $20 a month. Customers who want to remain on the old plan will get a $8 credit for the loss of Root Sports Northwest. Customers quickly took to Reddit very unhappy about this Move, leaving many to wonder if streaming would be a better deal for them.
Cord Cutters News reached out to Comcast for comment and will update our story as we learn more.
Here is how you can stream Root Sports Northwest without Comcast:
Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, and Portland Trail Blazers fans can watch games on Root Sports Northwest with DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo.
Can I Watch Root Sports Northwest on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Price: $99.99
- Free Trial: 5 days
- DVR: Unlimited
- Sign up here
Yes, DIRECTV STREAM includes Root Sports Northwest with the Choice package for $89.99 a month. DIRECTV STREAM subscribers with the Choice package can stream Root Sports Northwest to watch Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, and Portland Trail Blazers games.
The DIRECTV STREAM Choice package comes with over 90 channels, including ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Golf Channel, NBA TV, and more.
A DIRECTV STREAM subscription comes with unlimited DVR storage. Subscribers can watch on an unlimited number of screens on their home network.
Can I Watch Root Sports Northwest on Fubo?
- Price: $85.98
- Free Trial: 7 days
- DVR: 1000 Hours
- Sign up here
Yes, fuboTV includes Root Sports Northwest with the Pro and Elite plans. fuboTV subscribers can stream Root Sports Northwest to watch Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, and Portland Trail Blazers games.
The fuboTV Pro plan includes over 110 channels and is known for being a sports-centered streaming service. The channel lineup includes FS1, FS2, NFL Network, Big 10 Network, and more.
fuboTV also offers a Sports Plus add-on for $10.99 per month, which includes NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB StrokeZone, and more.
Both the Pro and Elite plans on fuboTV come with 1000 hours of Cloud DVR storage and allow users to stream on unlimited screens simul