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# 254304 6-Aug-2019 07:25
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Looks interesting

 

 

 

Stuff Play

 

 

Stuff has unveiled a major push into the online video market with the launch of a new platform carrying content from a swag of big-name news and entertainment providers.

 

Play Stuff goes live today and sees Stuff partnering with the likes of the BBCReutersVICERed BullBravo New ZealandMadman and NZ On Screen, among numerous others, to deliver thousands of titles on the free-to-view Play Stuff platform.

 

Its launch catalogue of more than 10,000 titles - ranging from shortform news reports to movie-length documentaries - will grow by the day across genres including newssportentertainment (short film, comedy and local music) and lifestyle (travel, food, fitness and motoring).

 

Seems to have some good content

 

 

 

Clint


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  # 2290673 6-Aug-2019 07:47
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Supported platforms:

 

Android, Chromecast, iOS, web

 

 

 

BBC content includes docos:

 

David Attenborough meets President Obama

 

Steve Jobs - Billion dollar Hippy

 

Michael Palin - Brazil

 

 

 

NZ Content:

 

Bro-town (s1-s5)

 

plus lots of NZ short films

 

 

 

Clint

 

edit: Added Platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 2290749 6-Aug-2019 09:52
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hmmm Android app not on the play store yet ....

 

Anyone know if the IOS app is up?

 

 

 

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  # 2290760 6-Aug-2019 10:02
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It looks slick. The cynic in me is impressed.

 

 





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  # 2290765 6-Aug-2019 10:06
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haven't had time to watch anything yet - but it only had one pre-roll add, and the video quality looks good on a browser

 

 

 

Clint


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  # 2290769 6-Aug-2019 10:15
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Hopefully it'll run natively on the new generation of DishTV set top boxes running AndroidTV.


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  # 2290771 6-Aug-2019 10:20
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First impression, looks quite good.

 

 

Under the BBC, have a look at Life and Death Row - seasons 1-3. This is an outstanding doco series and I highly recommend it.

 

 

Best is Season 3, Love Triangle. 8 episodes at around 10 mins each - put the whole 80 mins aside as once you start, you will binge it!

 


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  # 2290772 6-Aug-2019 10:22
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clinty:

 

haven't had time to watch anything yet - but it only had one pre-roll add, and the video quality looks good on a browser

 

Clint

 

 

Only 720p (at least of the video I tried from BBC News):

 

Click to see full size

 

Site is quite nicely done.  Will be good with a true Android TV app (nudge nudge).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2290823 6-Aug-2019 11:24
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Not sure that this service is anything anyone was asking for. Can’t really see a use case for it.

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  # 2290836 6-Aug-2019 11:47
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Anything that adds media choice to the miserable NZ FTA options has a use case. Not everyone knows how to access BBC or other overseas sites.

 

 





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  # 2290901 6-Aug-2019 13:17
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nzkc:

 

clinty:

 

haven't had time to watch anything yet - but it only had one pre-roll add, and the video quality looks good on a browser

 

Clint

 

 

Only 720p (at least of the video I tried from BBC News):

 

Click to see full size

 

Site is quite nicely done.  Will be good with a true Android TV app (nudge nudge).

 

Agree with you. Looking forward to an Android app so can watch with Chromecast.


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  # 2290970 6-Aug-2019 14:37
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Has anyone found the Android App yet, and is it Android TV compatible?

 

 

 

I'd love to give it a try on my FireTV Sticks.





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  # 2290977 6-Aug-2019 14:48
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clinty:

 

hmmm Android app not on the play store yet ....

 

Anyone know if the IOS app is up?

 

Clint

 

Neither is iOS in the App Store.

 

They haven't even put the usual icon App links on the Supported Platforms page.





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  # 2290982 6-Aug-2019 14:56
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I've given the link to the Android app above; while it's not visible if you search for 'play stuff' in the Google Play Store, I found it by clicking on 'Stuff Limited' from the page of the main Stuff app to display all of the company's apps.


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  # 2290986 6-Aug-2019 15:02
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clinty:

 

hmmm Android app not on the play store yet ....

 

Anyone know if the IOS app is up?

 

Clint

 

its there....

 

its call play stuff, but its IOS only , not TVOS, so not for Appletv, - boo

 

I'm assuming you can airplay it, but will have to try when I get home


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