UPDATED November 12, 2013
Watch the Hawkeyes live on your tablet, phone or laptop with BTN2go Get Free Password
CFU HD Cable customers have FREE online access to BTN2go, the live streaming service from Big 10 Network. Every game, meet or tournament that's shown on the Big 10 Network cable channel will be available online through BTN2go. Many events that do not air on Big 10 Network locally (such as games featuring Big 10 teams other than Iowa) will also be live online.
Who can get BTN2Go?
If you receive Big 10 Network (channel 25/HD425) from CFU Cable TV and you have a DVR, a set-top box or a cable card, you can access BTN2Go for no extra charge using a FREE password from CFU Cable. Get your free password by registering at CFU's WatchTVEverywhere page. You need your CFU account number (it's printed on your bill) and an e-mail address to register.
How to watch BTN2Go?
You can watch BTN2Go on a computer by opening a web browser and visiting www.btn2go.com. You can also download a free BTN2go app for Android or Apple devices to watch on your tablet or mobile phone. Just go to Android Market or the App Store on i-Tunes and search BTN2go.
When you visit BTN2go.com using a web browser or an app, you will be prompted to select your cable company and enter your password. Big 10 Network requires the password because the online service is only available to viewers who receive the network on TV through a cable subscription.
How do I set up a free password for online access to BTN2Go and other cable channels?
To set up a password, all you need is your CFU account number (printed near the top of your bill) and a valid email address. With those two items in hand, go to CFU's WatchTVEverywhere website. Click the REGISTER button and follow the instructions on the screen to set up and activate your password. Then click the LOGIN button, enter your username and password, then follow the link to BTN2go.
Once you've set up a password, you don't need to register again -- just login. You can login at our WatchTVEverywhere page or at BTN2go.com. Illustrated instructions for how to login at BTN2go.com.
If I don't have Cable, can I get BTN2go?
No. The network offers the BTN2go live streaming service to Cable TV subscribers only. It's intended to give you greater access and more ways to watch the programming you pay for through your cable service.
Will every Hawkeye game be on BTN2go?
No. Only the Hawkeye games televised by Big 10 Network are available on BTN2go. Sometimes Hawkeye games are broadcast by ABC, ESPN or CBS. Those games don't air on the Big 10 Network, so they won't be on BTN2go.
Are replays available?
Yes. After a game is shown live, you'll find it in the replay menu on BTN2GO for several days.
I receive the Big 10 Network from CFU Cable, but I don't have a DVR, set-top box or cable card. Can I get BTN2Go?
Yes! All you need to do is add Digital Access to your cable subscription. Digital Access costs $3.50 per month for unlimited viewing of ALL the channels available through CFU's WatchTVEverywhere service. Call customer service at 319-268-5283 to get set up. We can handle the whole thing easily in a short phone call.
Do I have to watch through a wired or wi-fi connection? Or will BTN2go work on a mobile phone data service?
We've tested it on various carriers' data plans and it works. Please be aware of three important cautions. First, mobile phone carriers can and sometimes do block video content from their networks, so CFU cannot guarantee that BTN2go or any video streaming service will be available through a carrier data plan. Second, your picture quality will be determined by the speed of your connection. Third, mobile phone carriers' data plans typically include a limited amount of monthly usage before the price goes up or your speed gets throttled by the provider. You are responsible for knowing the features of your data plan and paying any surcharges you may incur for data usage that exceeds your plan's limit.
Contact CFU's Help Desk for assistance. Call 319-268-5221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org