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24/7 Free HD ESPNU stream for anybody anywhere (links)

While the free USTVGO ESPNU stream is just SD (640x360), Granny's ESPNU stream is HD (1280x720), but as of the time of this post, it's not working. Earlier today it was working, but showing Fox News instead of ESPNU. Here's hoping that it's down now while it's in the process of being switched back over to show ESPNU.

Here's Granny's ESPNU web player page:

and here's its underlying HLS stream URL (also clickable below):

It may play for you straightaway in your browser if it's capable of native HLS playback.

Note, however, that you may need to copy and paste the URL into your browser's address bar, i.e., instead of simply clicking on it.

If it plays for you, it means you're using a browser that's capable of native HLS playback (some operating systems have it built-in, e.g., MacOS, iOS; HLS was developed by Apple) and you're home free.

If not, see "How to View and/or Record HLS URLs" at:

Heck, check it out anyway if you want ways to play (and even record) HLS (m3u8) and MPEG-Dash (mpd) streams in ways other than just in a browser, e.g., via media players like VLC and PotPlayer or even media streams like a Roku player.

Hint: The simplest solution is to install the "Native MPEG-Dash + HLS Playback" add-on/extension that's available for both Chrome and Firefox. For details, see see

It won't play in the the Akamai HLS test player like some others, however, it may play in JW Player's deprecated stream tester player with default settings. Just copy & paste the URL above in "FILE URL:" entry box and click the grayed "TEST STREAM"):
[Post edited by Hoo TV at 11/22/2021 3:54PM]

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