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Topic # 198783 22-Jul-2016 11:14
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Hi guys,

My parents are finally making the move to switch from sky their only issue is how can they watch sport? I'm not that well versed on how they can go about it so wondered what others here use? I know how to use services such as dns4me etc.

My dads main concern is that he won't be able to watch the racing or football. He's happy to pay for a subscription but wants to be able to watch it on his tv rather then on an iPad.

Can anyone please help?

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  Reply # 1596747 22-Jul-2016 11:29
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For sport, you're stuck with Sky pretty much.

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  Reply # 1596749 22-Jul-2016 11:31
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For sport, you're stuck with Sky pretty much.



Yep, but it may be worthwhile seeing if FanPass will work for them, and if it may be a cheaper option than getting it via the standard Sky packaging. There's an iOS app, so perhaps with the help of a Chromecast, he could cast from the iPad to the TV.

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  Reply # 1596751 22-Jul-2016 11:33
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I think Fanpass only gives you SkySport1-4 channels.


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  Reply # 1596753 22-Jul-2016 11:35
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...wants to be able to watch it on his tv rather then on an iPad.


I'm not 100% sure about this, but surely you can stream from your iPad to the TV via a Chromecast or Miracast or other DLNA device? Assuming your folks have Wifi and their TV has a USB port, of course.



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  Reply # 1596799 22-Jul-2016 12:53
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Chromecast doesn't need a USB on the TV (it comes with a power adapter).  It does need HDMI.


My Miracast dongle is the same.


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  Reply # 1596828 22-Jul-2016 13:02
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For racing, I assume the equine variety, there is only one option, TAB. he will have a TAB account, as long as there are funds in it, he can watch on the TAB website for free. Its a small screen, and grainy as. But its there.

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