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Topic # 248423 25-Mar-2019 21:20
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So I have a few Digital apps and an account for each.
TVNZ On demand
Three Now
Netflix
Lightbox
Amazon Prime

Are there any apps which will let you access all of the content from one interface?

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  Reply # 2204892 25-Mar-2019 21:39
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Out of the box no.

The only way to get close is via something like kodi.

The issue with that is most of the apps are user created, and not official. They do tend to break though, and rely on scraping to work.




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  Reply # 2205258 26-Mar-2019 19:36
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Assuming that AppleTV+ comes to our shores, it may be possible in spring to do this with an AppleTV and the TV app.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2206438 28-Mar-2019 17:28
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Thanks for that.  Unfortunately I'll never buy an Apple product in my life though so I'll rule that one out.


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  Reply # 2206440 28-Mar-2019 17:35
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YouKnowIt:

 

Unfortunately I'll never buy an Apple product in my life though so I'll rule that one out.

 

 

I used to think that about Apple but when that blew up I tried the AppleTV4 and now I wouldn't use anything else. Netflix, BBC, Amazon, C4, TV1, it's just so easy and it works.


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  Reply # 2206461 28-Mar-2019 18:03
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Apart from price being high, it’s one of the most well supported standalone devices you can buy. And imo a much better experience than a chromecast.




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  Reply # 2206483 28-Mar-2019 18:52
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YouKnowIt:

 

Thanks for that.  Unfortunately I'll never buy an Apple product in my life though so I'll rule that one out.

 

 

I use iPhones for work and that's it. Everything else is Windows and Android. Yet AppleTV is rather elegant. I bought one for my parents, my flat uses it, I bought one for a friend. Aside from the typing aspect (the newer ones use voice) it's brilliant. 


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  Reply # 2206508 28-Mar-2019 19:09
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Roku is a great option.

...except TVNZ/Mediaworks apps.

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  Reply # 2206626 28-Mar-2019 20:25
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chevrolux: Roku is a great option.

...except TVNZ/Mediaworks apps.


You can argue that on almost every media player. FireTv.

Not sure the shield if that has native nz apps.




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  Reply # 2206694 28-Mar-2019 21:38
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LG TV then. One of the OLED models, that runs their 'webOS'.

...might cost a bit more than these devices though haha. Dam good option though.

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  Reply # 2206775 29-Mar-2019 06:13
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chevrolux: LG TV then. One of the OLED models, that runs their 'webOS'.

...might cost a bit more than these devices though haha. Dam good option though.


Do LG do a “smart” Blu-ray player that contains web os? That could be a good option. I know Samsung does a smart Blu-ray that contain a lot of the apps their TVs do. Much cheaper and easier To replace than a panel.




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  Reply # 2206925 29-Mar-2019 11:26
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With a Smart TV that does Freeview, the Freeview application puts all the free to air in one place.

You can search for a program and it search’s all channels.

Strangely there’s way less adds on it then going through the Apple TV.



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  Reply # 2206929 29-Mar-2019 11:32
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I have no issues with Freeview, I have a Samsung Smart TV (one of the early Samsung Smart LED TVs), and it does Freeview fine.

 

I'm talking about accessing all of my digital content (paid and free) across all providers from one UI.

 

So Lightbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime as well as TVNZ On Demand and ThreeNow.


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  Reply # 2206979 29-Mar-2019 13:11
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YouKnowIt:

 

I have no issues with Freeview, I have a Samsung Smart TV (one of the early Samsung Smart LED TVs), and it does Freeview fine.

 

I'm talking about accessing all of my digital content (paid and free) across all providers from one UI.

 

So Lightbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime as well as TVNZ On Demand and ThreeNow.

 

 


We do all of that on our Apple TV. :)

 

Plus BBC, SBS Ondemand, 7Plus, Plex, Youtube, stream Live TV from a TV server on the network using TV Mosaic, and can play games on it.

 

Some of those require a DNS service to access.

 

 


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  Reply # 2207145 29-Mar-2019 15:48
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YouKnowIt:

 

I have no issues with Freeview, I have a Samsung Smart TV (one of the early Samsung Smart LED TVs), and it does Freeview fine.

 

I'm talking about accessing all of my digital content (paid and free) across all providers from one UI.

 

So Lightbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime as well as TVNZ On Demand and ThreeNow.

 

 

It'll never happen.   The closest you'll get is one device.

 

 





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