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  # 2225652 26-Apr-2019 16:11
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Calm down, its just a discussion, its not point scoring



It's also just tv...not the end of the world.  I find it laughable people being so angry..."gees they can't get these insignificant sport right (and offending hockey/f1/wrc fans in the process) how are they going to get religion.....sorry sportsball....right".


And I don't just mean on GZ...there has been a little of that, but holy crap some of the nastiness in other places....for Gods Sake it's just some sport.  If you're annoyed sky doesn't have it. petition them to win it at all costs next time the contract is up, and support them wholeheartedly to get it.  That's how bidding rights work.



Yep. It’s annoying,but quite an expectation gap imho.

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  # 2225676 26-Apr-2019 16:33
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FYI I don't know why it took so long, but I can confirm that SS works with the Amazon Silk Browser on Amazon Fire TV. No more Chromecast for me! Watched the Live Rally Stage this morning and it worked well.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2225750 26-Apr-2019 18:08
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Perfect sense. Turn the iPad off and it will keep playing. I got a CC only for this and while I don’t flip to iPad and back I’ve noticed that but never took any notice. Why would you flip from tv to iPad ?

There was an issue last race where when you pick up the already started feed, you could only watch from live not from start. That was an iOS app issue, laptop was fine. It’s known and probably fixed by now. That may also have got in the way of your issue perhaps

I’ll be on it tonight for FP1 we can catchup there if need be

 

 

Thanks ... to your question, why flip between devices?

 

I/we tend to watch F1 in a fairly disjointed manner. Being Mum & Dad to a couple of kids our evenings are absorbed with all the child drama until finally the little "angels" have buggered off to bed. Sigh. Then we watch F1.

 

As a creature of habit from SKY days (where I would typically FF at 30x to find the start we wanted) I have been opening the VOD on my iPad and farting around with my finger on the line to find a suitable starting point (e.g. Martin's grid walk) - then pausing - then after we organise ourselves with a cup of tea or whatever, we watch. But I have also been in the habit of casting briefly to the TV just to make sure it was all sorted. So thinking this all through, if I understand it correctly, I'll have started a cast that proceeds on its merry way and be God knows where through the race when we actually sit down to start our viewing. Arrgggh, I remember exactly that happening for the China race ... "why are we here, I had it at the start of the grid-walk".

 

I guess I have to take care NOT to cast until we're ready to view, and not to uncast to adjust where we are, just rewind while casting. I've also enabled the TV remote to control the HDMI port (aka control the CC). It only does pause and play but is so much more user friendly than the iPad. But again, if I now understand this, this will not pause the iPad version causing the iPad to be further along than the CC. 

 

And, thinking this through further, that will be why, when we've come back to watch the end of the race the next day (we typically take 2 nights to watch), the bloody VOD isn't in the right place! 

 

Seriously, those controls (did you say ATV4 - what is that?) cannot come fast enough.


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  # 2225762 26-Apr-2019 18:29
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smidon:

 

tdgeek:

 

Perfect sense. Turn the iPad off and it will keep playing. I got a CC only for this and while I don’t flip to iPad and back I’ve noticed that but never took any notice. Why would you flip from tv to iPad ?

There was an issue last race where when you pick up the already started feed, you could only watch from live not from start. That was an iOS app issue, laptop was fine. It’s known and probably fixed by now. That may also have got in the way of your issue perhaps

I’ll be on it tonight for FP1 we can catchup there if need be

 

 

Thanks ... to your question, why flip between devices?

 

I/we tend to watch F1 in a fairly disjointed manner. Being Mum & Dad to a couple of kids our evenings are absorbed with all the child drama until finally the little "angels" have buggered off to bed. Sigh. Then we watch F1.

 

As a creature of habit from SKY days (where I would typically FF at 30x to find the start we wanted) I have been opening the VOD on my iPad and farting around with my finger on the line to find a suitable starting point (e.g. Martin's grid walk) - then pausing - then after we organise ourselves with a cup of tea or whatever, we watch. But I have also been in the habit of casting briefly to the TV just to make sure it was all sorted. So thinking this all through, if I understand it correctly, I'll have started a cast that proceeds on its merry way and be God knows where through the race when we actually sit down to start our viewing. Arrgggh, I remember exactly that happening for the China race ... "why are we here, I had it at the start of the grid-walk".

 

I guess I have to take care NOT to cast until we're ready to view, and not to uncast to adjust where we are, just rewind while casting. I've also enabled the TV remote to control the HDMI port (aka control the CC). It only does pause and play but is so much more user friendly than the iPad. But again, if I now understand this, this will not pause the iPad version causing the iPad to be further along than the CC. 

 

And, thinking this through further, that will be why, when we've come back to watch the end of the race the next day (we typically take 2 nights to watch), the bloody VOD isn't in the right place! 

 

Seriously, those controls (did you say ATV4 - what is that?) cannot come fast enough.

 

 

Lets see how it goes tonight. I got my CCu and didn't know what to do, hd to Google how to set it up (all Apple here) (I can use Airplay but thats not great, jitter, but its fine on SS via the iPad)

 

ATV4 is Apple TV 4. Its an Apple STB/Puck. It has YouTube, Lightbox, Netflix, Fanpass, TVNZ and Three so well covered for NZ TV. Ive got Curiositystream also. It connects to my router by ethernet, and TV via HDMI. The remote is quite good. Small. Play/Pause button, +- button for volume (does this on my Panny plasma), Siri (never use it), Menu that brings up the app grid. Im not sure what functions are ATV or app, but the FF/RW is 10 seconds, or you can pause and scrub fwd or back, some apps have thumbnails some dont. But its a remote, so it becomes Sky easy. I have Sky and enjoy it plus Im locked into it.

 

The ATV4 allows Airplay, an Apple CC function. I "think: that in the case of Airplay, its playing on the device, say iPad, and wifi's to the ATV4 and TV. Its all AC so you will be looking at 800Mhz for a few metres on 5Ghz.

 

Now I have a feel for your use case, I'll have a fiddle here on CC when  FP1 is on. 


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  # 2225768 26-Apr-2019 18:54
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tdgeek:

 

Lets see how it goes tonight. I got my CCu and didn't know what to do, hd to Google how to set it up (all Apple here) (I can use Airplay but thats not great, jitter, but its fine on SS via the iPad)

 

ATV4 is Apple TV 4. The ATV4 allows Airplay, an Apple CC function. I "think: that in the case of Airplay, its playing on the device, say iPad, and wifi's to the ATV4 and TV. Its all AC so you will be looking at 800Mhz for a few metres on 5Ghz.

 

Now I have a feel for your use case, I'll have a fiddle here on CC when  FP1 is on. 

 

 

Thanks for that.

 

I/we also have an Apple TV, but it's a 3 (but the ATV3 can't download new apps). Like you we are predominantly Apple and like you I bought a CCu just for this a couple of months ago,and had to do the whole Google Home thing to make it work. So we have 2 x TVs, one with the old ATV and one with the latest CCu.  

 

I hope and trust SS will build an app with controls for the CCu (any CC). It will be a waste of money if I have to instead buy an ATV4.

 

We also have a PS4 on one of the TVs, I must experiment with the browser on the PS4 and see if that works.


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  # 2225847 26-Apr-2019 21:12
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Is the F1 FP1 for Baku on Spark Sport yet? I can't find it on the website to watch but Sky Sports F1 have started their online text feed so I presume the programme has started?


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  # 2225849 26-Apr-2019 21:15
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Ridiculous.  Its a small picon on the main page but not in the Formula 1 sub-page... Spark really need to sort out the webpage as its shocking and hard to navigate.


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  # 2225851 26-Apr-2019 21:26
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Benoire:

 

Ridiculous.  Its a small picon on the main page but not in the Formula 1 sub-page... Spark really need to sort out the webpage as its shocking and hard to navigate.

 

 

Ive raised that. yes, its not right, F1 page is the default for us, it only has historical content. Home has What's On, which is the running or soon to run content.

 

Yes, FP1 did start on time.


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  # 2225852 26-Apr-2019 21:28
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Yep found it on the main page but I went to F1 first as clearly that is what I wanted to watch!


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  # 2225864 26-Apr-2019 21:33
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I was diverted away, came back and FP1 over, not sure why, watching from start


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  # 2225865 26-Apr-2019 21:34
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Manhole not secured totalled Williams car and they're not confident around the rest.

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  # 2225920 26-Apr-2019 22:32
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Yeah, LeClerc loosened it. 


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  # 2225921 26-Apr-2019 22:33
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The VOD asset seemed to come up quite quick for FP1


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smidon: .


We also have a PS4 on one of the TVs, I must experiment with the browser on the PS4 and see if that works.



It doesn’t. Logs in, but won’t play video. I tried that a week ago or so.

I haven’t seen if there will be an app for ps4




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  # 2225973 27-Apr-2019 01:28
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Is Spark sport currently free while in beta? When I setup an account via my iphone via the mobile site ,it said that I would be charged $ a month after my free trial ends. Couldn't find any other mention of pricing. Guessing there should be a number after $ ? But after not entering my credit card details, I was still able to access some of the content.


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