Some Super Bowl watchers expressed their dismay when they missed a critical moment. The New England Patriots wowed the crowd with an incredible comeback as they trailed the Atlanta Falcons with a single touchdown.
While some people were watching the Super Bowl on TV and lucky ones were present during the actual game, excited fans and curious individuals who did not have a cable subscription or just plainly a good signal resorted to using the Fox Sports Go app which is available on many streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox. Fox Sports Go app could also be accessed on a tablet device or Fox Sports Go website using a desktop pc or a laptop. Fox removed the requirement to log on with a cable or with satellite account, essentially making it free.
The matchup in Houston between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots kicked off at 6:30 pm ET on Sunday. The Fox Sport's app failed to keep up as the app lost its live stream in that very moment of the fourth quarter of the game. Some users figured out that the Super Bowl Spanish stream was still working. Users were quick to go on social media sites like Twitter to air out their concerns.
"Comcast cable still down. Fox Sports stream just went down. Now watching Spanish language stream of the game. #GoPatriots #nohablaespanol" tweets Jason Oxman using the username joxman. Fox Sports Go Help Twitter later on said that they were aware of the issue and resolved it.
A few Comcast users also experienced technical issues 40 minutes before the game began. A Comcast spokesperson was able to confirm the issue was due to some regional outages in Washington DC as a fire took place in the area. Reports of outages across the country were also being noted.