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Topic # 223029 9-Sep-2017 10:15
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slingtv seems to promise a lot, does it deliver?

 

also is it legal?

 

can you access it from NZ?


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  Reply # 1861209 9-Sep-2017 10:25
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It is legal and you can only access it via US VPN




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  Reply # 1861217 9-Sep-2017 10:45
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the $20 package, how does that stack up against amazon?

 

im finding amazon to have a lot of content but mostly old and not high quality movies etc. even the channels dont get a lot of fresh content.

 

also is rugby and nrl played on the $20 package?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1861221 9-Sep-2017 10:58
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Slingtv is an american service, so I highly doubt it has any rugby or NRL, as those aren't popular in the US.








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  Reply # 1861222 9-Sep-2017 11:05
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im pretty sure RUGBYtv is on Espn. 


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  Reply # 1861347 9-Sep-2017 15:54
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Wiggum:

 

nas:

 

It is legal and you can only access it via US VPN

 

 

That does not make it illegal. Against Sling TV's T&C yes. No different to accessing US Netflix content in NZ.

 

 

 

 

I'm saying the service itself is legal, as in it's a legitimate service for Americans

 

Of course, accessing it via a US VPN is another matter

 

I trialled it awhile ago, and ESPN3 had Super Rugby


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  Reply # 1871163 22-Sep-2017 17:49
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Did you try it? Can you pay with nz card or need PayPal

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  Reply # 1871168 22-Sep-2017 18:26
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nas:

 

I trialled it awhile ago, and ESPN3 had Super Rugby

 



Was the rugby in 1080p?


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  Reply # 1871177 22-Sep-2017 18:54
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I didn't check the resolution, this was through the Sling TV app on the Nvidia Shield TV if that's of any use

 

It was definitely in HD


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  Reply # 1873885 27-Sep-2017 22:12
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I've been a sling subscriber here in NZ for a couple of years. Can't imagine life without it! Don't watch sports so rugby not an issue. I use Getflix so it's available on all my devices - no need for a VPN.

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  Reply # 1873912 28-Sep-2017 00:24
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For those who watch the rugby on it, is it the same feed as Sky TV with our commentators?





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  Reply # 1873946 28-Sep-2017 08:30
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Anyone tried accessing it via Hola?


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  Reply # 1879292 8-Oct-2017 10:24
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Games played in NZ have NZ Sky Commentators. Games played overseas typically have their local commentators. Feed is HD, but it's dependent on your internet speed. They are starting to weed out people accessing it from other countries i.e it has a huge range of sports, but I've just noticed Rugby seems to have stopped working in the last few days (all other sports still working) i.e plays for approx 8 sec then stops, still fault finding a solution. Currently using Getflix.


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@noroad: Anyone tried accessing it via Hola?

 

 

@noroad you should NEVER EVER use Hola. They get your spare bandwidth and sell it to other users (as a VPN exit in other countries) or to botnets. They have a company called Luminati who sells YOUR connection.

 

I will repeat: NEVER USE HOLA.





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  Reply # 1879318 8-Oct-2017 11:16
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Games played in NZ have NZ Sky Commentators. Games played overseas typically have their local commentators. Feed is HD, but it's dependent on your internet speed. They are starting to weed out people accessing it from other countries i.e it has a huge range of sports, but I've just noticed Rugby seems to have stopped working in the last few days (all other sports still working) i.e plays for approx 8 sec then stops, still fault finding a solution. Currently using Getflix.

 

 

 

 

I watched the Lions/AB games on ESPN2 US feed and the commentary was Sky's. I guess ESPN didn't bother trying to find commentators in the US to provide commentary on the Sky feed because of their expected low viewing audience.





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  Reply # 1879370 8-Oct-2017 13:39
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freitasm:

 

 

 

@noroad you should NEVER EVER use Hola. They get your spare bandwidth and sell it to other users (as a VPN exit in other countries) or to botnets. They have a company called Luminati who sells YOUR connection.

 

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