Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
2007 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 308


  Reply # 1247077 26-Feb-2015 13:40
Send private message

I'm also seriously considering ditching it after the CWC. I only subbed to Sky Sport to watch the cricket, and of the other channels, my son watches NickJr and I watch Living Channel, sometimes The Zone, and that's about it. I use the MySky recorder often, but most of what I record is on the Freeview channels. I can watch my favourite Living Channel shows using the 4oD app from the UK which I AirPlay to my TV, but the quality is bad and it's riddled with advertising. Any suggestions for a good streaming Living Channel replacement?

Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at


Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, AppleTV4.

307 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  Reply # 1247145 26-Feb-2015 14:56
Send private message

MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.

Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 

Is it HD and any issues streaming it?

My friend has the sports channel, he said not HD but decent picture. We both used a Kiwibank mastercard to set it up.

So the nowtv sports package is 10.99 GBP per week.

I was hoping it would be a better offering than PLP, but the sports package costs more than my sky sub with sports, My sky & the hd ticket. (and a lot more than PLP)
The entertainment pack @ 6.99 gbp / month is pretty good value.

Does anyone use the actual now tv box I saw on the site?

I bought the Sky now box, its barebones Roku and IMO, bad for streaming to NZ (lots of buffering and poor pic quality using VDSL and UNotelly)  No ethernet. I set my apple TV to Uk and use the NOW app, very impressed no buffering and really good pic.. The thing I miss with the now box vs ATV is all the other UK apps sitting alongside the Now TV app.


2598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1262

  Reply # 1247352 26-Feb-2015 21:21
One person supports this post
Send private message

I will probably ditch it as soon as the new season of Game of Thrones ends. Other than SoHo and the movies channels, the other channels (which I concede do have some interesting content) have been ruined and rendered unwatchable by incessant ads/promos.

US Newflix & Lightbox are looking like better options now.

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 1247769 27-Feb-2015 13:01
Send private message

billgates: I have DishWorld which shows most of cricket matches and all football matches for $10/month along with other sports events. They did not get the rights for cricket world cup this year due to StarSports in India, Australia'a channel 9 and ESPN US getting the exclusive rights. StarSports has a NZ$2.50 package in HD for all 53 ODI world cup matches available to stream live in an web browser. Been using it since match 1 and works great.

Where do you find that ? Haven't been able to locate it on, it just says "no packages available" like it's using geo-ip to block. Perhaps you're using a VPN ?

1 | 2 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.