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  # 949136 11-Dec-2013 09:29
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NBR has article, saying the app will be available on Friday. Hopefully they fix all the broken links on the site before then too

http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/sky-tv-finally-releases-ipad-app-pros-cons-whats-next-CK

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  # 949138 11-Dec-2013 09:32
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  # 949140 11-Dec-2013 09:39
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myopinion: Googled it...try this link guys and let me know:


https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/sky-go-nz/id767698707?mt=8



Well spotted. If its a Friday release (and why not say that on the website in full view) then the app is all ready to go but they removed searchability till Friday? Makes sense. 

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  # 949145 11-Dec-2013 09:43
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Yatey,
I guess if people in NZ were more honest they wouldn't have to restrict the number of devices.


Though this is good in theory, they will still get the same issues as streaming on other wifi networks will still have problems with slowness etc. Try running a game in a motel/backpackers establish and see how much buffering you get.

And no doubt they will get a stack load of complaints the first time someone gets their mobile bill after using it for the first time.




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Master Geek


  # 949147 11-Dec-2013 09:47
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Installed the app, ready to watch the cricket at work :-)



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  # 949151 11-Dec-2013 09:54
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Jas777: 

And no doubt they will get a stack load of complaints the first time someone gets their mobile bill after using it for the first time.



IMO no excuse these days not to be able to manage usage, the Telcos all have apps for that purpose

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  # 949153 11-Dec-2013 09:56
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SQLGeek: Installed the app, ready to watch the cricket at work :-)




Sweet!

Now the $64000 question....What is the quality like in terms of clarity. Is it sharp? is it smooth?

Irregardless of the rego issues raised, for me, clarity and smoothness is the minimum requirements for use, otherwise it gets shelved except for "I am away, I must view this now" scenario 

 
 
 
 


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  # 949156 11-Dec-2013 09:58
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tdgeek:
langers1972: Really annoying that we VF/TCL users have been left in the cold, we can't even use an app ;o)


Really? Why not? I thought it was over 3G,4G,wifi, and by a desktop or iOS device


Because we're not direct Sky customers so can't use the Sky apps (AFAIK) as we don't have a decoder card to link the account to so I pay for Sky Basic but can't access any of the bells and whistles

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  # 949173 11-Dec-2013 10:03
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langers1972:
tdgeek:
langers1972: Really annoying that we VF/TCL users have been left in the cold, we can't even use an app ;o)


Really? Why not? I thought it was over 3G,4G,wifi, and by a desktop or iOS device


Because we're not direct Sky customers so can't use the Sky apps (AFAIK) as we don't have a decoder card to link the account to so I pay for Sky Basic but can't access any of the bells and whistles


Worth checking that as my MySkyHDi doesn't have a card but in the settings IIRC there is a serial or rego number which I used to create an account at sky.co.nz and iSky

Surely they would not have released a feature that is restricted from a Telco that has a direct relationship with Sky, cannot see that at all.



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  # 949174 11-Dec-2013 10:03
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tdgeek:
SQLGeek: Installed the app, ready to watch the cricket at work :-)




Sweet!

Now the $64000 question....What is the quality like in terms of clarity. Is it sharp? is it smooth?

Irregardless of the rego issues raised, for me, clarity and smoothness is the minimum requirements for use, otherwise it gets shelved except for "I am away, I must view this now" scenario 


It's about as good of as SD gets. Looks fine on iPhone 5S, iPad 4 only OK but still very watch-able. Very smooth, not that sharp.


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  # 949178 11-Dec-2013 10:09
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SQLGeek:
tdgeek:
SQLGeek: Installed the app, ready to watch the cricket at work :-)




Sweet!

Now the $64000 question....What is the quality like in terms of clarity. Is it sharp? is it smooth?

Irregardless of the rego issues raised, for me, clarity and smoothness is the minimum requirements for use, otherwise it gets shelved except for "I am away, I must view this now" scenario 


It's about as good of as SD gets. Looks fine on iPhone 5S, iPad 4 only OK but still very watch-able. Very smooth, not that sharp.



Tks for the feedback. If I had to choose between sharper or smoother, I'd go for smoother, I so hate jerky video, so it seems it may be ok. I recall when I was ""trying" to read FAQ (as links went to other FAQ) they adjust quality for the connection speed. Is there an option to manually adjust that? And worth testing when all other internet devices are switched off to maximise throughput.

Question: If I had 4 internet devices such as phone, tablets, laptops that were online, but not being used, does that affect throughput or the connect rate on the device I am using for Sky Go? 

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  # 949193 11-Dec-2013 10:18
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SQLGeek:
tdgeek:
SQLGeek: Installed the app, ready to watch the cricket at work :-)




Sweet!

Now the $64000 question....What is the quality like in terms of clarity. Is it sharp? is it smooth?

Irregardless of the rego issues raised, for me, clarity and smoothness is the minimum requirements for use, otherwise it gets shelved except for "I am away, I must view this now" scenario 


It's about as good of as SD gets. Looks fine on iPhone 5S, iPad 4 only OK but still very watch-able. Very smooth, not that sharp.



Sky have no comprehension of how good SD can get.




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Master Geek


  # 949196 11-Dec-2013 10:19
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2 devices is a bit light. In a four person flat, that doesn't really help much. I guess as the account holder, I can just register my laptop and phone (once android is available) and not tell the others :)

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  # 949218 11-Dec-2013 10:53
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Hard to tell from work as i have a low resolution screen but the quality seems to have gone up on the pc side of things?

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  # 949223 11-Dec-2013 11:05
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two devices. haha they're having a laugh, I have 3 devices (phone, ipad, macbook) by myself, then there is my parents iPad, not to mention my sister's macbook and phone. bit of a step back from no device limit but only being able to watch on one at a time.

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