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  #2282958 24-Jul-2019 16:40
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Oh well, perhaps it is time to buy that new TV



For my last few "TVs" i've really just considered them a monitor/panel and made a deliberate decision to separate the 'smarts' out from the panel. While I'd love a new 4K OLED panel, my 7 year old 1080P Sony LED TV is doing perfectly fine, and has used a Raspberry Pi, then an Apple TV and now an Android TV box (Nvidia Shield) to provide the smarts. Unless you want to be upgrading your TV every 1-2 years, this is the only sensible option, plus it gives me a lot more flexibility than whatever the TV manufacturer decides to do (or not to do).


"Smart" TV's are a convenience to a degree, but quickly lose relevance (and convenience). Something like an Apple TV is a great platform that pretty much anyone can use, is cost effective and can make even a 10+ year old panel just as 'smart', or often smarter, than the latest TV released.



Thanks, I have checked the list of devices you can watch Spark Sport on, and although Apple TV 4th generation is listed, Android TV Box isn't. So, if you're having to buy one of these, it looks like it would have to be Apple TV if you want access to Spark Sport. But, is Apple TV as good as Android TV box?

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  #2282964 24-Jul-2019 16:47
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I just sideloaded the Android TV app and it works really well. Thanks very much for posting the APK @Shindig

 

It would be great to see Spark Sport push it to the Amazon App store but can't see it happening...





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  #2282965 24-Jul-2019 16:49
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  #2282966 24-Jul-2019 16:50
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@frednz:

 

Thanks, I have checked the list of devices you can watch Spark Sport on, and although Apple TV 4th generation is listed, Android TV Box isn't. So, if you're having to buy one of these, it looks like it would have to be Apple TV if you want access to Spark Sport. But, is Apple TV as good as Android TV box?

 

 

There are two Android TV boxes there:

 

The Dish TV Super Box Freeview is an Android TV device. Comes with aerial/satellite receiver, 1GB storage for TV recording, Freeview on Demand, Lightbox and plays Spark Sport.

 

The Dish TV SmartVU Freeview streaming is an Android TV device. Comes with Freeview (stream), Freeview on Demand, Netflix, Lightbox and plays Spark Sport.





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  #2282979 24-Jul-2019 17:21
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Hi i sideloaded that spart sport on my tcl android tv a few weeks ago when it was put up by shindig and was working well few times i tried it but tried again last week and buttons not working correctly when wanting to exit was the reverse button i think perhaps logging in so gave up will give another try later tonight but just didnt seem right. Perhaps there has been an update in between which has changed this and needs an updated apk, do recall app on phone had update last week.Also to transfer apk to tv used ess explorer but just put apk in dropbox which is a lot easier.





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  #2282985 24-Jul-2019 17:50
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Herald has sparked it up again

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12252386 

 

 

Spark offers to walk you through Spark Sport setup ... for $149

 

It's a red-banner slug that gets attention like breaking news. And is really a media release about help available from them and partners


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  #2282987 24-Jul-2019 17:52
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@Oblivian:

 

 

Spark offers to walk you through Spark Sport setup ... for $149

 

 

 

I've posted the release earlier in the Spark Sport Rugby thread seeing they are pushing more for that.





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  #2282988 24-Jul-2019 17:54
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@Oblivian:

 

 

Spark offers to walk you through Spark Sport setup ... for $149

 

 

 

I've posted the release earlier in the Spark Sport Rugby thread seeing they are pushing more for that.

 

 

Rodger.

 

Yours is less a OMG LOOK AT IT as Herald have translated it to it seems


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  #2283003 24-Jul-2019 18:36
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Poor form from sparknto charge for this... 0 customer service

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  #2283008 24-Jul-2019 18:41
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panther2: Poor form from sparknto charge for this... 0 customer service

 

It's for a HOME visit. Not phone support. 

 

Noone can give that away for free. Major corporate or other.


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panther2: Poor form from sparknto charge for this... 0 customer service

 

How much did you have to pay to access Netflix? Or Sky?

 

Believe it or not, the vast majority wont have an issue, but some do have an issue. So they can get you or me to help them out, or friend or family. Or Spark can. 

 

Whats the beef?


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  #2283017 24-Jul-2019 18:56
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Seems cheap for an onsite callout IMO.





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  #2283021 24-Jul-2019 19:05
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Seems cheap for an onsite callout IMO.

 

 

If I was involved in this, I'd setup Spark Sport and let them know you can get this and this and this, it will be a new world for those that are behind the times. A lot of added value to be had


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  #2283652 25-Jul-2019 18:28
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Just rechecked apk spark sports installed on my TCL tv and all seems to be fine possibly i was trying to exit and not logout so buttons working correctly. Thanks to @ shindig for putting this up, but one thing though when i check in app it says version 0.8.0





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