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  #1993024 10-Apr-2018 21:53
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@Talkiet different app platforms have different development teams and timelines.  Just because the mobile app is updated doesn't mean another platform update isn't in the works. 


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  #1993032 10-Apr-2018 22:09
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hio77:

 

So what's the streaming quality like on the live view?

 

 

 

vexxxboy:

 

what pin do you use to watch adult content , it's not the same as the one i use on My Sky to watch the same thing.

 

 

1234?

 

 

 

 

yep , why have a password  lol





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  #1993040 10-Apr-2018 23:01
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This from the Sky website:

 

 

 

 

I wonder when the people who write this stuff will learn the difference between compliment and complement, and when to use which...


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  #1994161 11-Apr-2018 10:25
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Not sure all the bugs are out yet - downloaded the new version of the android app but will couldn't log in to it, despite my login credentials working on the previous version as well as the current web app. Will try again in a day or so. 


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  #1994213 11-Apr-2018 11:50
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l43a2:

 

Dingbatt: The only thing I've noted so far is that the app is set to portrait mode until you start watching video, then it follows the device orientation.
Now all I need is a Chromecast link in the corner of the app like Lightbox, YouTube, Netflix, TVNZOndemand, ThreeNow, etc and it would be great.

Edit: Yes I know there's more to it than just a link.

 

 

 

they wont add chromecast support.

 

 

Is that official statement?

 

 


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  #1994385 11-Apr-2018 17:44
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tieke:

 

Not sure all the bugs are out yet - downloaded the new version of the android app but will couldn't log in to it, despite my login credentials working on the previous version as well as the current web app. Will try again in a day or so. 

 


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  #1994387 11-Apr-2018 17:46
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tieke:

 

Not sure all the bugs are out yet - downloaded the new version of the android app but will couldn't log in to it, despite my login credentials working on the previous version as well as the current web app. Will try again in a day or so. 

 

 

Having the same problem too .


 
 
 
 


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  #1994389 11-Apr-2018 18:02
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networkn:

 

l43a2:

 

Dingbatt: The only thing I've noted so far is that the app is set to portrait mode until you start watching video, then it follows the device orientation.
Now all I need is a Chromecast link in the corner of the app like Lightbox, YouTube, Netflix, TVNZOndemand, ThreeNow, etc and it would be great.

Edit: Yes I know there's more to it than just a link.

 

 

 

they wont add chromecast support.

 

 

Is that official statement?

 

 

 

 

If no Chromecast support, presumably screen mirroring between between supported android devices would get around this?


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  #1994407 11-Apr-2018 19:28
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dont believe so


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  #1994427 11-Apr-2018 20:32
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tdgeek:

 

Be good if it had FTA. And can record to the tablet. Tablets have a lot of storage these days, be handy at times.

 

 

If sanity could prevail (and egos get checked at the door) then FTA shouldnt be too hard, should it?  Providing there is no cost to TVNZ or Mediaworks to provide stream and no cost for Sky to incorporate the streams into SkyGo then it should be an easy outcome.  TVNZ and Mediaworks get additional eyeballs without having to pay away (like AppleTV or equiv) and Sky gets more stickiness without additional cost.

 

Why would putting a stream into SkyGo be any different than via any other medium (AppleTV, PS, Xbox, etc etc etc).  Its an outlet - and one with the development cost already bourne by Sky?




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  #1994497 11-Apr-2018 23:19
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tdgeek:

 

Be good if it had FTA. And can record to the tablet. Tablets have a lot of storage these days, be handy at times.

 

 

If sanity could prevail (and egos get checked at the door) then FTA shouldnt be too hard, should it?  Providing there is no cost to TVNZ or Mediaworks to provide stream and no cost for Sky to incorporate the streams into SkyGo then it should be an easy outcome.  TVNZ and Mediaworks get additional eyeballs without having to pay away (like AppleTV or equiv) and Sky gets more stickiness without additional cost.

 

Why would putting a stream into SkyGo be any different than via any other medium (AppleTV, PS, Xbox, etc etc etc).  Its an outlet - and one with the development cost already bourne by Sky?

 

 

I can only assume its due to TVNZ and Mediaworks get a financial benefit from their apps or website - advertising. That doesnt matter on a Skybox as the ads are on their own channels, but if the eyeballs are watching Three on SkyGo, the eyeballs dont see the extra ads on the Three app or the Three website, that are outside of the broadcast title.


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  #1994541 12-Apr-2018 06:33
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tdgeek:

 

ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

Be good if it had FTA. And can record to the tablet. Tablets have a lot of storage these days, be handy at times.

 

 

If sanity could prevail (and egos get checked at the door) then FTA shouldnt be too hard, should it?  Providing there is no cost to TVNZ or Mediaworks to provide stream and no cost for Sky to incorporate the streams into SkyGo then it should be an easy outcome.  TVNZ and Mediaworks get additional eyeballs without having to pay away (like AppleTV or equiv) and Sky gets more stickiness without additional cost.

 

Why would putting a stream into SkyGo be any different than via any other medium (AppleTV, PS, Xbox, etc etc etc).  Its an outlet - and one with the development cost already bourne by Sky?

 

 

I can only assume its due to TVNZ and Mediaworks get a financial benefit from their apps or website - advertising. That doesnt matter on a Skybox as the ads are on their own channels, but if the eyeballs are watching Three on SkyGo, the eyeballs dont see the extra ads on the Three app or the Three website, that are outside of the broadcast title.

 

 

why would sky waste money paying for the bandwidth to support other stations channels.  Skygo has no ads for their on demand however the FTA put ads in their on demand programs.  Also if sky  just "streamed" their channels from tvnz/mediaworks content system it  brings in issues of 3rd parties controlling what is seen in sky apps (i.e. ads, r18 programs etc).

 

 




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  #1994545 12-Apr-2018 07:24
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tdgeek:

 

ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

Be good if it had FTA. And can record to the tablet. Tablets have a lot of storage these days, be handy at times.

 

 

If sanity could prevail (and egos get checked at the door) then FTA shouldnt be too hard, should it?  Providing there is no cost to TVNZ or Mediaworks to provide stream and no cost for Sky to incorporate the streams into SkyGo then it should be an easy outcome.  TVNZ and Mediaworks get additional eyeballs without having to pay away (like AppleTV or equiv) and Sky gets more stickiness without additional cost.

 

Why would putting a stream into SkyGo be any different than via any other medium (AppleTV, PS, Xbox, etc etc etc).  Its an outlet - and one with the development cost already bourne by Sky?

 

 

I can only assume its due to TVNZ and Mediaworks get a financial benefit from their apps or website - advertising. That doesnt matter on a Skybox as the ads are on their own channels, but if the eyeballs are watching Three on SkyGo, the eyeballs dont see the extra ads on the Three app or the Three website, that are outside of the broadcast title.

 

 

why would sky waste money paying for the bandwidth to support other stations channels.  Skygo has no ads for their on demand however the FTA put ads in their on demand programs.  Also if sky  just "streamed" their channels from tvnz/mediaworks content system it  brings in issues of 3rd parties controlling what is seen in sky apps (i.e. ads, r18 programs etc).

 

 

 

 

I'm unsure how much extra cost there would be, if any. While users can just go to the FTA OD apps, there is very nice added value if Sky Go was everything in one place. Its just a live stream, what Sky already broadcast on their STB. If users want to watch FTA, they will. Thats doesnt affect Sky as they will watch it anyway, so lets make it easier and have SkyGo all in one place


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  #1994592 12-Apr-2018 08:21
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tdgeek:

 

ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

Be good if it had FTA. And can record to the tablet. Tablets have a lot of storage these days, be handy at times.

 

 

If sanity could prevail (and egos get checked at the door) then FTA shouldnt be too hard, should it?  Providing there is no cost to TVNZ or Mediaworks to provide stream and no cost for Sky to incorporate the streams into SkyGo then it should be an easy outcome.  TVNZ and Mediaworks get additional eyeballs without having to pay away (like AppleTV or equiv) and Sky gets more stickiness without additional cost.

 

Why would putting a stream into SkyGo be any different than via any other medium (AppleTV, PS, Xbox, etc etc etc).  Its an outlet - and one with the development cost already bourne by Sky?

 

 

I can only assume its due to TVNZ and Mediaworks get a financial benefit from their apps or website - advertising. That doesnt matter on a Skybox as the ads are on their own channels, but if the eyeballs are watching Three on SkyGo, the eyeballs dont see the extra ads on the Three app or the Three website, that are outside of the broadcast title.

 

 

I was thinking livestreaming of the channels - as per livestreaming of the Sky channels in SkyGo.  TVNZ/Mediaworks dont have any additional banner advertising on the livestreams (that I recall - TVNZ sure doesnt, apart from a pre-roll before connecting to the livestream) so just the same ad-inserts as per broadcast (including promotion of OD content via their apps).  

 

Just extra eyeballs in a different place.


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  #1994691 12-Apr-2018 10:28

The best thing Sky did was make it available to anyone with a subscription right from basic through to the person that has subscribed to everything.


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