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#116756 8-May-2013 22:49
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Just did a survey asking what smart devices I have, and if interested in a Sky app that allows me to play Sky content on a phone/tablet on 3G or Wifi. $7-50 per month.

Should be free, but a good idea.

Thoughts?

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  #814086 8-May-2013 23:02
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Got the same survey.



I suggested they open the service up to non-Sky subscription customers... Also AirPlay feature would be nice :)

 
 
 

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  #814094 8-May-2013 23:21
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Hee "I suggested they open the service up to non-Sky subscription customers... Also AirPlay feature would be nice :) "



Airplay?

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  #814128 9-May-2013 00:47
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tdgeek: Hee "I suggested they open the service up to non-Sky subscription customers... Also AirPlay feature would be nice :) "



Airplay?


An Apple thing, lets you send whatever is playing on your iDevice/Mac to an Airplay receiver (I think I've got the terminology right), such as an Apple TV device.

Personally, I like the idea of opening it up to non-subscribers, could easily justify a substantial charge not quite at the Domestic Sky Decoder rate, but 'near' for such a distribution method if they wanted.  (Justification for not full rate is that there are no set top boxes/LNBs/dishes to maintain, nor reserves to cover installations, contractors, repairs).  Of course, there is a replacement 'distribution method' they'd need to cover, but I'd say not needing to run a 'to the door' service for advanced troubleshooting/repairs would still make up for a big chunk of those costs.

For existing, then surely they'd want to do something like a 'multiroom lite' for similar reasons, slightly lower than current Multiroom charges ($25/mo right?) to take into account not needing to worry about on premise equipment and maintenance of said equipment.



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  #814142 9-May-2013 06:39
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Is this just the current app with isky access? If so I wouldn't pay any more than I already do.

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  #814150 9-May-2013 07:11
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I got the same survey and basically said I wasn't really prepared to use it if I have to pay for it, esp since iSky access is free (just depends on what channels you are subscribed to)

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  #814163 9-May-2013 07:52
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Yes, hee, I know what Airplay is, but if this app goes ahead, no need for Airplay. My Panny BR/HDD recorder streams FTA and recorded to my Apple devices, Sky doing it will be great.

I stated in the survey that if anyone has more then basic services it should be free.

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  #814188 9-May-2013 08:52
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mine said $15 a month, i said i wouldn't pay extra for the service.




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  #814212 9-May-2013 09:12
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I did a survey that involved this stuff a year or so ago.... I have since moved on to Netflix....




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  #814235 9-May-2013 09:40
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a survey about something does not mean its coming. It simply means they are considering it.

that is a good start, of course, but doesnt really mean anything.


also 'live sky channels' = absolutely lame. give me on demand please. its the interweb, there is no need to do linear rubbish!

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  #814236 9-May-2013 09:43
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I am guessing its easier to pry rights for "live" out of the hands of the rights holders than it is to pry it out for on demand. Just look at what happens to Netflix over anad over (their agreements expier and they loose a lot of content every time that happens, and have to get new). Same thing happens for Spotify and almost everyone else that makes content available on demand. It also happens to Apple a lot of the time.

Not sure why the rights holders don't see that making things available all over for a fair price is a better deal than having people pirate their content.




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  #814571 9-May-2013 15:16
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I also did this survey. I really couldn't afford to watch VoD via a 3g connection. If I'm at home I will just watch TV or as someone else said, isky. 

So unless I stumble upon some wifi that is cheap/allows a decent amount of data then there isn't exactly a lot of use in this.




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  #814629 9-May-2013 16:25
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I said it was great that they are finally catching up to the rest of the world but don't expect anyone to pay more for it.  It should be free.

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  #815115 10-May-2013 11:19
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So unless I stumble upon some wifi that is cheap/allows a decent amount of data then there isn't exactly a lot of use in this.


Unless you are an ios user and want to watch isky on ipad etc at home, or on android and want to watch on an app which is less painful than the navigating the isky website.

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  #815342 10-May-2013 16:48
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I'd just like iSky to be non-flash based.

That would make me happy enough.




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