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  Reply # 949415 11-Dec-2013 14:52 Send private message

Just looked up the foxtel go app in australia. up to 60 live channels, on demand content, and 2 devices can be watching at once. Sky has a long way to go.


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  Reply # 949427 11-Dec-2013 15:06 Send private message

JarrodM

Maybe they could charge $10 a month to get their apps to work better on more channels for more devices?

Can't see how it is any different to charging me $10 a month to watch in HD.

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  Reply # 949430 11-Dec-2013 15:10 3 people support this post Send private message

Jas777: JarrodM

Maybe they could charge $10 a month to get their apps to work better on more channels for more devices?

Can't see how it is any different to charging me $10 a month to watch in HD.


they could do a lot of things but sky aren't what I'd call innovators, I'd call them chain draggers.

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  Reply # 949476 11-Dec-2013 16:08 2 people support this post Send private message

JarrodM:
Jas777: JarrodM

Maybe they could charge $10 a month to get their apps to work better on more channels for more devices?

Can't see how it is any different to charging me $10 a month to watch in HD.


they could do a lot of things but sky aren't what I'd call innovators, I'd call them chain draggers.


Absolutely and this is why I refuse to support them. They monopolise everything and it seems the only way they can make their profit go up and up every year is to do nothing or be dragged in to the future doing the bear minimum.

Why isn't there a cheaper stream-only plan available? Why can't there be an option to subscribe to individual channels or channel packs?  Why can't I have this app as a non-subscriber and pay for a one-off sports game or series? Why can't you use more than 2 devices? Why is it so hard to step in to the 21st century? Just give up your rights and let other companies offer a better product.

/rant

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  Reply # 950486 11-Dec-2013 16:49 Send private message

Jas777: This may sound weird but does anyone know of someone who would use this to airplay to apple tv to send to the same TV the normal SKY decoder is attached to?


Exactly right. Take to bed or outside, I'm quite happy with it

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  Reply # 950499 11-Dec-2013 17:02 One person supports this post Send private message

tdgeek:
Jas777: This may sound weird but does anyone know of someone who would use this to airplay to apple tv to send to the same TV the normal SKY decoder is attached to?


Exactly right. Take to bed or outside, I'm quite happy with it


Someone may be visiting and want to stream it to their friends Apple TV. It's just another option for someone who has already paid for the content.

The best thing Sky can do is develop apps for Apple TV, Roku, PS3/4, Xbox 360/1 etc and stream the conent ala HBO Go etc and then offer stream only packages.

It's what they should have done rather than Igloo IMO. Not that I know anything about Sky, its budget or what they want to do. I just no how I watch TV and it's not through a decoder with 1 million shows I never watch.

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  Reply # 950509 11-Dec-2013 17:17 Send private message

sdav:
tdgeek:
Jas777: This may sound weird but does anyone know of someone who would use this to airplay to apple tv to send to the same TV the normal SKY decoder is attached to?


Exactly right. Take to bed or outside, I'm quite happy with it


Someone may be visiting and want to stream it to their friends Apple TV. It's just another option for someone who has already paid for the content.

The best thing Sky can do is develop apps for Apple TV, Roku, PS3/4, Xbox 360/1 etc and stream the conent ala HBO Go etc and then offer stream only packages.

It's what they should have done rather than Igloo IMO. Not that I know anything about Sky, its budget or what they want to do. I just no how I watch TV and it's not through a decoder with 1 million shows I never watch.


I agree but their issue is authentication

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  Reply # 950550 11-Dec-2013 17:53 One person supports this post Send private message

tdgeek:
sdav:
tdgeek:
Jas777: This may sound weird but does anyone know of someone who would use this to airplay to apple tv to send to the same TV the normal SKY decoder is attached to?


Exactly right. Take to bed or outside, I'm quite happy with it


Someone may be visiting and want to stream it to their friends Apple TV. It's just another option for someone who has already paid for the content.

The best thing Sky can do is develop apps for Apple TV, Roku, PS3/4, Xbox 360/1 etc and stream the conent ala HBO Go etc and then offer stream only packages.

It's what they should have done rather than Igloo IMO. Not that I know anything about Sky, its budget or what they want to do. I just no how I watch TV and it's not through a decoder with 1 million shows I never watch.


I agree but their issue is authentication


They said somewhere about the digital rights only being allowed on one device. Somehow Sky thinks that means they should limit them to 2 as well? What does it matter how many devices you have if it can only play on one at a time anyway?

Ham

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  Reply # 950553 11-Dec-2013 17:57 Send private message

Discovery channel please....

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  Reply # 950576 11-Dec-2013 18:43 Send private message

This is just ridiculous. We have 8 devices in our house not including phones. I can agree with the one stream at once but having just two devices registered is crazy stuff.

They just don't get it. Have they not seen what Netflix is doing?




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  Reply # 950605 11-Dec-2013 19:28 Send private message

I have downloaded the app and start watching BBC UKTV - however, there is no sound!

Anyone else experiencing the same issue?

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  Reply # 950622 11-Dec-2013 20:08 One person supports this post Send private message

Skillie: I have downloaded the app and start watching BBC UKTV - however, there is no sound!

Anyone else experiencing the same issue?


Your device is probably on mute. It has to be unmuted.

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  Reply # 950630 11-Dec-2013 20:33 Send private message

Jas777: This may sound weird but does anyone know of someone who would use this to airplay to apple tv to send to the same TV the normal SKY decoder is attached to?


Not me, but I have my Apple TV on a dfferent tv so I would use it on that, after removing multiroom which I now longer need. It will save me $25 per month!

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  Reply # 950634 11-Dec-2013 20:43 Send private message

Which version o.s does it require? will it work on jailbroken devices..

and can someone have a look at the stream source in fiddler or wireshark. Might be interestesting

dwl

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  Reply # 950642 11-Dec-2013 21:01 Send private message

Apsattv: Which version o.s does it require? will it work on jailbroken devices..

and can someone have a look at the stream source in fiddler or wireshark. Might be interestesting

On the iPad it needs IOS 7.0 or later and hence my original iPad 1 which is stuck at IOS 5 is useless. Only 3 years old but obsolete. Thanks Apple.

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