Free live stream
I just want to let all Go Game Guru readers know that, due to the generosity of Baduk TV in Korea, the live stream of Baduk TV will be available for free for a little while. Probably until July.
Baduk TV felt that Go players outside of Korea might not know who they are and wanted to give everyone a chance to see their programs.
You can go and have a look at it now and discuss the games with other viewers, here.
In addition, we’ve started beta testing our paid Baduk TV On Demand service, which lets you replay games whenever you want to. If you want to sign up for a beta subscription (and get a monthly discount for as long as you’re a member), you can find out how to do so here.
Bear in mind that beta testing means there will still be some bugs and that’s partly why there’s a discount.
Free Baduk TV On Demand demo
If you’re not sure whether this is something your interested in, you can also register for a free demo of the on demand service first, and then decide.
Since it’s undoubtedly going to come up again, I’ll say clearly here that there are no subtitles (or dubbed videos) at this stage. It is something we want to look at once we’ve laid the basic foundations of being able to stream videos worldwide, let people log in and watch them, and so on. Whether we can go ahead with translations will depend on how popular this service is.
If you feel like you absolutely need translations even after watching the free demo videos then that’s no problem, it just means the service isn’t for you at this stage, so don’t subscribe. You might decide to subscribe later, once the situation changes.
When I first mentioned in March that we were partnering with Baduk TV to bring you this service, there was a lot of discussion. If you didn’t see that, you can read through the earlier discussion here.
If you’re having trouble getting the live stream working on your computer, you can ask for help here and I’ll try to help you if someone else in the community doesn’t point you in the right direction first.
Please have a look at the Troubleshooting section on the Baduk TV Live page first though, and note that we don’t currently control the hardware, software, format etc because you’re getting it for free.
The paid version of the live stream will run off Go Game Guru’s media server, and be more compatible with non-Windows and mobile devices, because it uses a totally different setup.
If you have any other questions please go ahead and ask below.