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  Reply # 1602210 1-Aug-2016 13:19
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Join sky for $50 for 6 months?

 

 

That's a $300 outlay, and for me, it's not worth the spend, given there's nothing else on Sky that I want to watch. The nice thing about Fanpass is that I can turn it on and off at will, so I only pay for about 4 months a year in total. I'll make do with the Prime coverage if I can't get the Olympics any other way. Or go to my parents' house and watch their Sky ;o)

 

 

Pity FanPass doesn't have the Olympics on it   but I guess Sky would want to give it away cheaply as they would rather you sign up for 6 moths plus a MySky.

 

 

 

 

SS 3 and 4 have it, Prime has about 9 hours a day live, hope its reasonably watchable. 

 

 

SS3 and 4 are about 7-12 hours per day per channel live (it varies across the duration of the games) with the rest being replays or delayed.  


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  Reply # 1602221 1-Aug-2016 13:28
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So the Olympics for 3 weeks - across 12 channels.  

 

Plus Blackcaps in Zimbabwe, Blackcaps vs Pakistan (November), vs Australia (December), vs Bangladesh (Dec/Jan).

 

And possibly, depending on whether Sky gets to coverage - Blackcaps vs South Africa, vs India.

 

All in the next six months.  $55/month for fanpass (only 2 channels of Olympics) or $50/month for 6 months.  

 

Yeah, theres nothing else on Sky that you want to watch, oh rabid cricket fan.......

 

 

Agreed, Sky will likely have the cricket for a similar price as paying for Fanpass over the next 6 months, considering I'd probably have to pay the HD ticket on top, but there's drama of cancelling the subscription and returning the decoder, which I have no room for in my entertainment cabinet anyway... I just can't see myself going to that sort of trouble for 3 weeks of Olympic coverage that's mostly on at night anyway. Plus I like the ability to have Fanpass playing on my iPad while the rest of the family watches something else (they don't share my love of test match cricket), and it's much better quality and more reliable than SkyGo. So, for me, Fanpass is a better option, and I'll cobble my Olympic coverage together out that and whatever other I already have access to :o) 

 


Edited to add: I hadn't considered the possibility that Sky might fail to secure the rights for Black Caps v South Africa or India, but that's another tick in the Fanpass column for me - I can just cancel the sub for those months, since there's no locked-in period.





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So the Olympics for 3 weeks - across 12 channels.  

 

Plus Blackcaps in Zimbabwe, Blackcaps vs Pakistan (November), vs Australia (December), vs Bangladesh (Dec/Jan).

 

And possibly, depending on whether Sky gets to coverage - Blackcaps vs South Africa, vs India.

 

All in the next six months.  $55/month for fanpass (only 2 channels of Olympics) or $50/month for 6 months.  

 

Yeah, theres nothing else on Sky that you want to watch, oh rabid cricket fan.......

 

 

Agreed, Sky will likely have the cricket for a similar price as paying for Fanpass over the next 6 months, considering I'd probably have to pay the HD ticket on top, but there's drama of cancelling the subscription and returning the decoder, which I have no room for in my entertainment cabinet anyway... I just can't see myself going to that sort of trouble for 3 weeks of Olympic coverage that's mostly on at night anyway. Plus I like the ability to have Fanpass playing on my iPad while the rest of the family watches something else (they don't share my love of test match cricket), and it's much better quality and more reliable than SkyGo. So, for me, Fanpass is a better option, and I'll cobble my Olympic coverage together out that and whatever other I already have access to :o) 

 


Edited to add: I hadn't considered the possibility that Sky might fail to secure the rights for Black Caps v South Africa or India, but that's another tick in the Fanpass column for me - I can just cancel the sub for those months, since there's no locked-in period.

 

 

Yeah, but now its gone from "theres nothing I want to watch on Sky" for that $300 outlay to - awww, its to hard to cancel and return the decoder and theres no room and the family needs to TV more than I do.  

 

So its not that there is nothing else you'd watch, its that you just cant be bothered.  So its really just not that important for you.  At least be honest about it.


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  Reply # 1602291 1-Aug-2016 14:38
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Yeah, but now its gone from "theres nothing I want to watch on Sky" for that $300 outlay to - awww, its to hard to cancel and return the decoder and theres no room and the family needs to TV more than I do.  

 

So its not that there is nothing else you'd watch, its that you just cant be bothered.  So its really just not that important for you.  At least be honest about it.

 

 

Huh? I clearly stated I had Fanpass for the cricket, and there truly is nothing else on Sky that would entice me to lock myself into a contract for six months. Not three weeks of Olympics, and not any of their other programming. The nuisance value is certainly an additional factor, but it's not the deciding one. Anyway, this thread is about Rio streaming options, not Claire's reasons for not getting Sky ;o) Getting back on topic, Unotelly responded immediately to my support ticket and have flagged the Olympics On 7 app with their engineers. They said they'd get back to me when they'd had a look at it, so I'll update when I find out more.





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  Reply # 1602313 1-Aug-2016 15:16
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Apparently SlingTV will have all the US coverage - http://www.cutcabletoday.com/watch-the-olympics-online/ 

 

 





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  Reply # 1602445 1-Aug-2016 19:20
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Gotta love how that link for "international" clients leads straight to ExpressVPN... like they KNOW we're gonna VPN in to watch this and some might not have a way to do so yet :)


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  Reply # 1602474 1-Aug-2016 20:22
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I just checked, and the BBC sport app works just fine on my Samsung TV, so hopefully there will be decent coverage between there and iPlayer.


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Can i stream these channels on my mobile (residing in Australia) ?

 

 

If you're in Australia you can download and stream the Olympics on 7 app which has all the free to air coverage being broadcast on 7Plus, the official broadcaster for Australia. If you pay $19 as an in-app purchase, you'll get the premium version which, as I understand, is pretty much every event live across 36 channels. The free to air should be more than sufficient, unless you're really into it and want to watch every moment of the more obscure sports.





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Well, since i actually live in the UK, I will be watching it on the BBC.  Via their online coverage, it looks like I can pretty much watch the events.

 

The quality of the streams was decent, but I'm not sure if it's true HD.  I'll check on my bigger screen tonight.

 

Has anyone found an app where i can set calendar reminders for events I nominate?  The BBC Sport app looks OK, but there are some events I can't set reminders for.


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  Reply # 1604735 5-Aug-2016 07:34
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Tried the Freeview UK app? I know you can set reminders in that.


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Problem is, no NZ commentators, and what you all watch is focussed on the country providing coverage, doesnt that take the enjoyment away somewhat?


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Well, since i actually live in the UK, I will be watching it on the BBC.  Via their online coverage, it looks like I can pretty much watch the events.

 

The quality of the streams was decent, but I'm not sure if it's true HD.  I'll check on my bigger screen tonight.

 

Has anyone found an app where i can set calendar reminders for events I nominate?  The BBC Sport app looks OK, but there are some events I can't set reminders for.

 

 

 

 

They normally make a flurry of updates to the BBC sport all to app alerts.  Just before the euro cup they updated it so you could tag certain teams.  Nothing in there yet?

 

 





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Problem is, no NZ commentators, and what you all watch is focussed on the country providing coverage, doesnt that take the enjoyment away somewhat?

 

 

I prefer British commentators who know what they're talking about and experienced in commentating on their events. NZ commentators - if experienced in commentating in event at world class level that's fine. Americans are ok, but they tend to over dramatize and focus on stats, stats, stats ... ok Missy Franklin swam her last 8 200m free under x seconds that's fine. SBW carried 76 metres in each 30 min block he plays WTF


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Problem is, no NZ commentators, and what you all watch is focussed on the country providing coverage, doesnt that take the enjoyment away somewhat?

 

 

Only takes away the enjoyment if a sport where someone local isn't covered.  Also availability + cost effectiveness are good drivers to overlooking aspects like that.

 

If fanpass did an olympics package that I could play on my tv (chromecast if I had to, or apple tv/roku/amazon + insert sold device here) then I'd look at it.  I'm not going to subscribe to sky for a 16 day period when I'm already pretty well set up for media devices.  





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  Reply # 1604766 5-Aug-2016 08:40
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Anyone knows why sky only has 10 channels? Supposed to have 12 I was told?

 

Not that it matters the box only has 4 tuners ...


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