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  # 2031826 8-Jun-2018 07:20
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Dial111: If Sky continues to bleed subscribers, they'll do it to themselves anyway.

 

The bleed is very slow, its only been recently they dropped more, and that was just a few percent. Once they offer the full deal on OD this year as they intimated, plus they have dropped the pricing. Its profitable


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  # 2031857 8-Jun-2018 08:22
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Dial111: If Sky continues to bleed subscribers, they'll do it to themselves anyway.


The bleed is very slow, its only been recently they dropped more, and that was just a few percent. Once they offer the full deal on OD this year as they intimated, plus they have dropped the pricing. Its profitable

no doubt it's still profitable, I'd say the current trend Sky is taking is to stop the haemorrhage to claw back some market loss sustained over the past few years.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2031860 8-Jun-2018 08:27
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Dial111:
tdgeek:

 

Dial111: If Sky continues to bleed subscribers, they'll do it to themselves anyway.

 

 

 

The bleed is very slow, its only been recently they dropped more, and that was just a few percent. Once they offer the full deal on OD this year as they intimated, plus they have dropped the pricing. Its profitable

 

no doubt it's still profitable, I'd say the current trend Sky is taking is to stop the haemorrhage to claw back some market loss sustained over the past few years.

 

Yep. They lose market share as a natural consequence of OD. They can claw some back, or work to minimising it. Id imagine the lower recent pricing is a big help as the only issue is price. They may go all in on OD soon to reduce STB and dish costs.


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  # 2032181 8-Jun-2018 14:43
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tried this last night.

 

 

 

Galaxy S8,  as expected the chrome cast button results in a mesage on yr tv saying your current plan doesn't include TV streaming and the video stops.

 

 

 

Also , using my samsung USBC/HDMI adapter .. app detects it and same thing.   was hoping this would work ... if you really want to go to the trouble there are apps out there that require root that can probably get around this?

 

tried the app in secure folder too .. again no dice.

 

 

 

also tried on my samsung chromebook plus  .... surprised i was able to install it off the google play store, didn't need to resort to the APK ... the app launches ok, well after a bit of fiddling, did seem to crash until i tried holding the Chromebook in portrait  orientation , and was then able to full screen fine after that.  BUT  ..trying to play any of the streams results in a similar message that the chromecast attempt did .. plan does not include streaming to this device.

 

 

 

So they have it pretty locked down .. grr.   the S8's Snapwindow feature does work though, so that's something


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  # 2033838 11-Jun-2018 18:34
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Suspect this is more a play for investors than subscribers. Tech savvy unlikely to sign up, and casual Joes find it too damn restrictive. But it does make them look like they're spreading their wings more adventurously.

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I think you will find more than a few people that are tempted. You underestimate how mobile driven many people are. Watching the rugby with 10 friends last night 1 said he was tempted to subscribe.

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  # 2036426 14-Jun-2018 10:58
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Apparently Fanpass Mobile subscription is now working with Kodi. (Up to 720p). I have not try it yet and will be setting it up tonight to see what it looks like on the bigger screen.

 

PM me if you want more details.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2036467 14-Jun-2018 12:05
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Fanpass is priced out of the water though.

Playing it was never much of an issue as it chromecasts fine.


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  # 2036520 14-Jun-2018 13:35
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Can you trial fanpass? If works with kodi that means work on any computer or Android?




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Batman: If works with kodi that means work on any computer or Android?

 

 

 

Fanpass already does.  It's got a range of apps and more importantly it supports chromecast.

 

Launching within Kodi would be good for media centres/keeping it all integrated in one place.

 

 

 

Fanpass was a really good service, but Sky raised the prices massively, and then used that as 'evidence' that no one wanted a sports streaming service undecided

 

 

 

I don't think Fanpass was Sky though, in that they used a third party for it, and maybe it was costing them more to do it that way.
That makes sense, given they have SkyGo already, and Fanpass was much better in comparison.


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can confirm fanpass mobile works via kodi running on a pc, outputting to my tv just fine.

 

 

 

no luck via android through.  crashes on my chromebook and on my s8 the chromecast wont play the stream


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  # 2038444 15-Jun-2018 21:21
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hmm ... and i have an android tv ...





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  # 2039841 18-Jun-2018 15:38
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Batman:

 

hmm ... and i have an android tv ...

 

 

 

 

unlikely to work with this 


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  # 2041489 21-Jun-2018 09:03
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I tried this out over the last few days.

 

My Fanpass Mobile subscription is working great with Kodi. (Up to 720p). I'm running OSMC Kodi on Raspberry Pi.

 

Setup instructions are here if anybody is keen.

 

https://howtoraspberrypi.com/media-center-osmc-raspberry-pi/

 

Once you have done that you need to install the fanpass add-on.

 

 


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  # 2042002 21-Jun-2018 20:57
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I thought this might come when reading the investor relations package earlier in the year, although, I did think they would make Fanpass mobile only and discontinue Fanpass' TV option altogether (limiting TV to satellite or their new puck thingy).

 

I see mobile only options really only useful for TV/Movies which people can watch on the way to work or are away for whatever reason. It should be a benefit of subscribing not a separate stand alone option IMO.


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