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  # 1365274 13-Aug-2015 09:36
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Me: Any chromecast support?
will rwc games have ondemand replays?
Leo: Hello
No, sorry, Chromecast is not currently supported.
On Demand replays will not be available, sorry. Only the live streams of each SKY channel is offered.

so close.... yet so far




 


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  # 1365275 13-Aug-2015 09:37
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I have just cancelled Sky. If it works with Airplay I will use it now and then. If it is anything like Sky go and the problems with big events like All Blacks I wont waste my money.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1365278 13-Aug-2015 09:42
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SQLGeek: Could a weekly pass cover 2 All Blacks tests? E.g. Sat 8pm kick off in Sydney (10pm NZ), then the next Sat 7:30pm kick off in NZ. It would work if it was 7 days from the minute you start, rather than Sat-Fri.


I'm wondering this too. I'm hoping the time starts from the moment you purchase the pass. If so, we'll be using it this weekend to purchase a day pass which will cover the Bledisloe Cup match and the Netball World Cup final. 

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  # 1365301 13-Aug-2015 09:57
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Killerkiwi2005: Me: Any chromecast support?
will rwc games have ondemand replays?
Leo: Hello
No, sorry, Chromecast is not currently supported.
On Demand replays will not be available, sorry. Only the live streams of each SKY channel is offered.

so close.... yet so far


How can chromecast not be supported?
Any video that plays in the chrome browser should work?? 

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  # 1365331 13-Aug-2015 10:08
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DizzyD:
How can chromecast not be supported?
Any video that plays in the chrome browser should work?? 


No not all video content will stream out via browser mirroring.  The TVNZ on demand page proved this, with the pre adverts casting to the TV but not the show, despite playing on the tablet.

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  # 1365332 13-Aug-2015 10:09
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dclegg:
SQLGeek: Could a weekly pass cover 2 All Blacks tests? E.g. Sat 8pm kick off in Sydney (10pm NZ), then the next Sat 7:30pm kick off in NZ. It would work if it was 7 days from the minute you start, rather than Sat-Fri.


I'm wondering this too. I'm hoping the time starts from the moment you purchase the pass. If so, we'll be using it this weekend to purchase a day pass which will cover the Bledisloe Cup match and the Netball World Cup final. 


Depends on when they start the clock.  Like is it a per day thing, or is it from when you hit the button setup?

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  # 1365334 13-Aug-2015 10:11
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Jaxson:
DizzyD:
How can chromecast not be supported?
Any video that plays in the chrome browser should work?? 


No not all video content will stream out via browser mirroring.  The TVNZ on demand page proved this, with the pre adverts casting to the TV but not the show, despite playing on the tablet.


OK. Did not realize that. 
I have never tried TVNZ on demand on my chromecast. 



 
 
 
 


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  # 1365351 13-Aug-2015 10:29
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kharris:
dclegg:
trig42:

A smart TV or AppleTV App would top it off nicely...


Dead keen to see how well it works with AirPlay. May take it for a spin this weekend for the Bledisloe cup decider


Not sure it will... SkyGo certainly doesn't.


I must try that again. Its been fine for me, last tiem I used it was after one of these comments, and it was fine then.
Do you mean Airplay, or SkyGo in general?

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  # 1365355 13-Aug-2015 10:38
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It's important to know this is a very different platform to the abortion that is Skygo.

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  # 1365398 13-Aug-2015 11:12
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tdgeek:
kharris:
dclegg:
trig42:

A smart TV or AppleTV App would top it off nicely...


Dead keen to see how well it works with AirPlay. May take it for a spin this weekend for the Bledisloe cup decider


Not sure it will... SkyGo certainly doesn't.


I must try that again. Its been fine for me, last tiem I used it was after one of these comments, and it was fine then.
Do you mean Airplay, or SkyGo in general?


Last time I checked SkyGo didn't play to my AppleTV via airplay.  Did you have a different outcome?




Kirk

 


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  # 1365408 13-Aug-2015 11:20
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DizzyD: Sounds great, hope its in HD?

Edit: Found the answer on their FAQ:

FAN PASS uses technology that adjusts to the best available download speed for your connection from 400kbps all the way up to HD quality at 4500kbps on some PCs/Macs and tablets. On PC/Mac you can manually select the speed to best suit your connection or manage your data usage. Alternatively you can select ‘Best Available’ and we'll keep checking your connection and adjust to your speed so it's always delivering the optimal viewing experience.

HD quality (720p) is available on PC/Mac and tablet where the stream is 5mbps and above. To check out our video quality, go to our website and try the available highlights. You just need to register first but don't have to purchase anything.


This is good news to me. 
Its just a shame about the cost. I may just signup for this weekend to see how it goes.


I could find literally no highlights to watch after signing in.

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  # 1365412 13-Aug-2015 11:27
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bcourtney:
Jaxson:
bcourtney: This isn't really something that is going to sell on price, it's the convenience of not being locked in to an ongoing subscription. For those that don't have Sky at all but wouldn't mind watching the RWC without having to sign up to Sky for 12 months. I can see how some might find this appealing.



6 weeks at $20 a week = $120, or $80 a month.

Sky sport at $50 rip off base fee plus $25 for sport = $75 a month, plus $10 more if you want this in HD (cos it's 2015 and HD is new and all).  Plus more if you want a mysky box?  Is this still the case?

That puts it at about the same price, but limited to just one sport type? with the satellite service probably being more reliable.

Weird business model, and you've got to be earning good money to support that.


I'm confused if you quoted me by mistake or just didn't read what I wrote. This isn't about price in comparison to an ongoing Sky subscription, it's about the convenience of being able to subscribe for a one off event etc without being locked in to a 12 month Sky satellite subscription. If I ditch Sky Sport (as I've been contemplating) then something like this could definitely appeal if there's an event coming up that I know I'll have time to watch.


Apologies there, wrote that quickly before rushing out the door to catch the bus.

Was looking to continue the discussion, not diminish your comments etc.  Poor wording/choice of post to quote.

Price wise, looking at this again today, it's certainly favourable compared to an outright subscription, especially given a lot of sports are in seasons, meaning you're not using it for half the year.

Nice to at least have the option for a one off.

Fundamentally makes you wonder if Sky will one day sell the satellite sport channels on their own also.  I mean there's no need at all to make you pay for the base package, other than to make money off that model/cover the infrastructure costs etc.  Satellite is reliable, but then again it's not flexible, as in you can't watch it on a tablet elsewhere in the house, and fundamentally it's tied to a geographic location rather than a person and wherever they chose to be etc.

It's the future though, delivery via internet, and NZ has some pretty good backbone/supporting infrastructure to lots of people nowadays.

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  # 1365413 13-Aug-2015 11:29
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Tell you what though, the website is very slow and looks only 1/2 completed.

Major turn off.

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  # 1365414 13-Aug-2015 11:31
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Great news! Always wanted this possibility.

Pricing is as expected from them: unatractive, but may end up having to pay for convenience at some point.

I just paid $20 to watch ABs on Igloo last week, since my dad and I decided it was less than what we would spend at the pub. =Convenience

BTW, I recently signed up to sky on no contract for the u-20 world cup and canceled after one month $105 grand total, but it's a bit of hassle with arranging installation/cancelation (28 days notice) etc.

So I'm happy with the announcement; eyes and ears open for free trials/promotions now :)

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  # 1365420 13-Aug-2015 11:36
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groynk: Great news! Always wanted this possibility.

Pricing is as expected from them: unatractive, but may end up having to pay for convenience at some point.

I just paid $20 to watch ABs on Igloo last week, since my dad and I decided it was less than what we would spend at the pub. =Convenience

BTW, I recently signed up to sky on no contract for the u-20 world cup and canceled after one month $105 grand total, but it's a bit of hassle with arranging installation/cancelation (28 days notice) etc.

So I'm happy with the announcement; eyes and ears open for free trials/promotions now :)


That price is typical of overseas sports sites that have daily, weekly subs.

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