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Benoire
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  #2203374 22-Mar-2019 13:51
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The Shield doesn't have a google home app but it might be in the settings... I'll have a look after work.

 

I'll put a feature request in to SS to consider auto framerate switching to sync to content as that would help the judder, but it would likely only be active on native apps ... I'm still hoping for a brand agnostic Android TV app!


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  #2203380 22-Mar-2019 14:08
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kiwifidget:

 

Thank you @talkiet , they dont have any streamy devices yet.

 

However, i can give them the initial bad news now.

 

 

 

 

I am on ADSL about 10Mbps and it works well on a Chromecast unless someone else is watching YouTube videos..


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  #2203459 22-Mar-2019 16:53
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networkn:

 

Talkiet:

 

networkn:

 

Lazy question. I presume I won't be able to access Spark Sport from Australia next week when I am there?

 

 

 

 

Lazy answer: https://help.sparksport.co.nz/

 

Cheers - N

 

(Couldn't resist :-)

 

 

 

 

Boo, will have to use a competing service :(

 

 

 

 

Spark sports did not work from Australia even through a paid VPN service. Managed to get it working with a private VPN into my home router, maybe set one up before you go?

 

Otherwise Kayo offer a 14 day free trial in Australia.

 

 

 

Has anyone managed to get 5.1 surround sound working? If so what was your setup?

 

My chromecast will only play 2.0 with SS, but happy to play 5.1 with plex etc.




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  #2203477 22-Mar-2019 17:16
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Not all content is in 5.1 sound.




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  #2203486 22-Mar-2019 17:25
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hio77: Not all content is in 5.1 sound.

 

 

 

But the F1 should be, has anyone managed to get it working?


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  #2203503 22-Mar-2019 17:37
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hio77:

Oh. for shield yeah, it might struggle.


 


It's in the Google Home app. i assume shield has something along the same lines? 



So the shield has no settings for casting or changing refresh rate as a result without changing the overall refresh rate... I suspect if the content is refresh rate reliant then those on shields and other android tvs will have issues

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i'll watch the Bahrain GP on my Surface book2, via Chrome or Firefox. This is the only current option for the best viewing experience. Casting has judder and my i3 NUC is probably underpowered. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2204832 25-Mar-2019 19:04
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So I just signed up to SS (for the trial) and I have to say immediately I won't be subscribing. I was interested because I thought you had the NBA but now I realize it's just "NBA TV"

 

I'm interested in following one team and watching all the games I can catch live and replays of those I can't. Not 6-7 random games a week. Who follows a competition in that way?

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/spurs-warriors-was-a-fluke-most-matchups-on-nba-tv-are-garbage/

 

Old article but still relevant.

 

NBA TV is pretty weak and I'm sure a relatively cheap way to pad the lineup. From the NBA's perspective it might funnel some people who develop an interest into paying for real NBA coverage from NBA League pass (which I do subscribe to).

 

 

 

I get it that I'm not a special snowflake and it is what it is but yeah.

 

Quality looked good but Chrome would stutter every 3-4 seconds. FF was smooth.

 

Good luck I hope it turns into something more robust in the future.


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  #2204835 25-Mar-2019 19:19
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My exact sentiments too re the NBA, and not enough content (to pick up and start watching) for me to justify the monthly sub. I have subbed to Kayo Sports instead


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  #2206266 28-Mar-2019 13:35
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Is the 30 day free trial going to continue out past 31 March? or do I need to sign up on 30th?

 

Trying to figure out if I'll get the Azerbaijan Race in if I sign up on the 30th March. 


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  #2206269 28-Mar-2019 13:52
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Dial111:

 

My exact sentiments too re the NBA, and not enough content (to pick up and start watching) for me to justify the monthly sub. I have subbed to Kayo Sports instead

 

 

Reading the Kayo website, they state Australian users would need to disable their VPN to access the service, is there a particular VPN this doesn't apply to that allows us to access from NZ? I'm keen to take a look at it too.


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  #2206335 28-Mar-2019 14:59
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D.W:

Dial111:


My exact sentiments too re the NBA, and not enough content (to pick up and start watching) for me to justify the monthly sub. I have subbed to Kayo Sports instead



Reading the Kayo website, they state Australian users would need to disable their VPN to access the service, is there a particular VPN this doesn't apply to that allows us to access from NZ? I'm keen to take a look at it too.



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  #2206612 28-Mar-2019 20:01
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I'm keen to give Kayo Sports a try also, has anyone had any luck with signing up from NZ
(Apologies for off topic question).

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@rev pm'd





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  #2206821 29-Mar-2019 08:39
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Just checking in as first F1 middle of night race is this weekend.  Presume VOD assets are still up to 4 hours after event finish? If so then FP2 may not be available online for ondemand watching until around 10am Sat morning depending on how long the programme extends beyond the practice times; is this roughly correct and the race could be available at 11am Monday.


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