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# 99786 27-Mar-2012 13:05
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Apparently according to Stuff, there is going to be an announcement this week that Quickflix is launching in NZ.
It is in the article, Time to smarten up your TV.

Anyone got any more info?

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  # 600690 27-Mar-2012 13:22
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semigeek: Apparently according to Stuff, there is going to be an announcement this week that Quickflix is launching in NZ.
It is in the article, Time to smarten up your TV.

Anyone got any more info?


From memory this started off as a Weekend Herald/Time Out (in not this last weekend, but the previous iirc) rumour, the previous week the Weekend Herald implied Spotify was launching in NZ "in the next week or two" but that hasn't happened yet, I guess we'll soon be reading that Hulu is just around the corner to keep up with that style.   (fwiw, it does seem Spotify is around the corner, as they have recently(?) created SpotifyNZ/SpotifyAU twitter accounts)

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  # 600696 27-Mar-2012 13:36
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Im in two minds about such a service coming to NZ... yes, very cool and handy, but can everyone afford it ? Looking at a minimum $15 per month for streaming access then PPV.... (as i understand it anyway) plus your ISP charges for the data thats used - unless someone like Orcon came on board and added it to the O-zone... (I did ask them, but got a "not saying yes or no" response ;)




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  # 600706 27-Mar-2012 14:02
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xpd: Im in two minds about such a service coming to NZ... yes, very cool and handy, but can everyone afford it ? Looking at a minimum $15 per month for streaming access then PPV.... (as i understand it anyway) plus your ISP charges for the data thats used - unless someone like Orcon came on board and added it to the O-zone... (I did ask them, but got a "not saying yes or no" response ;)


currently im paying for netflix, hulu, unblock-us and an isp, its not that expensive really, i have a 100GB plan but dont even come close to that most months (around 50gb) and thats with a lot of streaming (usually watch 3-5 hours a night of 720p (more than one person in house watching stuff)).

its not super cheap, but its just as expensive as sky,but benefit of watching on demand and stuff quicker. 

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  # 600708 27-Mar-2012 14:04
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Biggest problem will be what devices will it be on.....unlike netflix - I doubt quickflicks are big enough to get loaded on GoogleTV/Apple TV etc.

If you're stuck with computer only, I think you're limiting your market.

Re Caps etc, people are doing it now on their existing caps and using netflix/hulu + a VPN - surely it got to be cheaper than that....




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  # 600718 27-Mar-2012 14:20
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davidcole: Biggest problem will be what devices will it be on.....unlike netflix - I doubt quickflicks are big enough to get loaded on GoogleTV/Apple TV etc.

If you're stuck with computer only, I think you're limiting your market.

Re Caps etc, people are doing it now on their existing caps and using netflix/hulu + a VPN - surely it got to be cheaper than that....


It's in ps3 and some Sony Bravia tvs. And will work on google tv just as a website

If they get it on Xbox and a few more models of tvs. That would get them a fair bit of penetration.

Also could be selling feature of tv. If I'm undecided about 3 tvs and one tv
Supports this. I'll buy that tv.

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  # 600722 27-Mar-2012 14:24
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davidcole: Biggest problem will be what devices will it be on.....unlike netflix - I doubt quickflicks are big enough to get loaded on GoogleTV/Apple TV etc.

If you're stuck with computer only, I think you're limiting your market.

Re Caps etc, people are doing it now on their existing caps and using netflix/hulu + a VPN - surely it got to be cheaper than that....


It's in ps3 and some Sony Bravia tvs. And will work on google tv just as a website

If they get it on Xbox and a few more models of tvs. That would get them a fair bit of penetration.

Also could be selling feature of tv. If I'm undecided about 3 tvs and one tv
Supports this. I'll buy that tv.


Ahh, but would you pay a premium on the telly for that feature, say an equivalent Samsung for $100 less doesn't have Quickflicks?





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  # 600723 27-Mar-2012 14:24
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xpd: Im in two minds about such a service coming to NZ... yes, very cool and handy, but can everyone afford it ? Looking at a minimum $15 per month for streaming access then PPV.... (as i understand it anyway) plus your ISP charges for the data thats used - unless someone like Orcon came on board and added it to the O-zone... (I did ask them, but got a "not saying yes or no" response ;)


People complain when there's no option for legal content sourcing, then complain when there's... 

My point is that pirates will keep pirating, regardless. It would be wonderful if that was not the case, but sorry, it's how it works. Free trumps paid.



 




 
 
 
 


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  # 600742 27-Mar-2012 15:00
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looking at what they do in Ozzie, I see they have apps loaded onto Sony and Samsung Devices including connected TVs, PS3s, tablets etc. that pretty much covers off a large proportion of the market.

If they partner with Telstraclear (with the T-Box and cable set top box) or Telecom (with the TiVo) then they could potentially load apps onto their devices I presume.

Not sure what their library for Nz will look like though. Will they be able to get access to the good content, or does sky have it all locked up? If the only shows are old then I won't bother, but if there is some good stuff (SoHo type stuff) then I will definitely get rid of my multiroom, and possibly Sky altogether.



ETA: people complaining about the price is pathetic really.     People have been clamouring for Netflix and similar to come to NZ and now that one finally is, the first thing you can do is complain.  $20/month (converting Ozzie prices to NZ) is a bargain for streaming content,  and it won’t use any more data than the pirating you already do (probably less because you will only download what you actually watch instead of accumulating some gigantic library of stuff)

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  # 600743 27-Mar-2012 15:01
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NonprayingMantis: looking at what they do in Ozzie, I see they have apps loaded onto Sony and Samsung Devices including connected TVs, PS3s, tablets etc. that pretty much covers off a large proportion of the market.

If they partner with Telstraclear (with the T-Box and cable set top box) or Telecom (with the TiVo) then they could potentially load apps onto their devices I presume.

Not sure what their library for Nz will look like though. Will they be able to get access to the good content, or does sky have it all locked up? If the only shows are old then I won't bother, but if there is some good stuff (SoHo type stuff) then I will definitely get rid of my multiroom, and possibly Sky altogether.


Telecom and TiVo? Surely you are not suggesting giving those two a second chance of a marriage?
 




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  # 600746 27-Mar-2012 15:02
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davidcole:Ahh, but would you pay a premium on the telly for that feature, say an equivalent Samsung for $100 less doesn't have Quickflicks?


personally i would for a tv over $800, anything less and another $100 becomes to much for a cheap tv.

but im a geek, a non geek might not want to pay for it; but then again non geeks buy monster hdmi cables all the time so perhaps they will be talked into it.  

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NonprayingMantis: looking at what they do in Ozzie, I see they have apps loaded onto Sony and Samsung Devices including connected TVs, PS3s, tablets etc. that pretty much covers off a large proportion of the market.

If they partner with Telstraclear (with the T-Box and cable set top box) or Telecom (with the TiVo) then they could potentially load apps onto their devices I presume.

Not sure what their library for Nz will look like though. Will they be able to get access to the good content, or does sky have it all locked up? If the only shows are old then I won't bother, but if there is some good stuff (SoHo type stuff) then I will definitely get rid of my multiroom, and possibly Sky altogether.


Telecom and TiVo? Surely you are not suggesting giving those two a second chance of a marriage?
 



haha, well who knows.  I have no idea if it is techincally possible, but TiVo had a media streaming capability via Caspa, and Telecom have been giving the things away for a while now - maybe they are doing it to get a good enough scale to launch quickflix?  (or maybe I am reading too much into it)

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  # 600751 27-Mar-2012 15:07
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davidcole:
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davidcole: Biggest problem will be what devices will it be on.....unlike netflix - I doubt quickflicks are big enough to get loaded on GoogleTV/Apple TV etc.

If you're stuck with computer only, I think you're limiting your market.

Re Caps etc, people are doing it now on their existing caps and using netflix/hulu + a VPN - surely it got to be cheaper than that....


It's in ps3 and some Sony Bravia tvs. And will work on google tv just as a website

If they get it on Xbox and a few more models of tvs. That would get them a fair bit of penetration.

Also could be selling feature of tv. If I'm undecided about 3 tvs and one tv
Supports this. I'll buy that tv.


Ahh, but would you pay a premium on the telly for that feature, say an equivalent Samsung for $100 less doesn't have Quickflicks?



that wouldnt be the only difference.  Connected TVs are very popular now for other reasons - Skype, Youtube. adding Quicklfix or iSky etc would be the icing on the cake. 

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 People complain when there's no option for legal content sourcing, then complain when there's... 

My point is that pirates will keep pirating, regardless. It would be wonderful if that was not the case, but sorry, it's how it works. Free trumps paid.  


but a lot of people have been pirating stuff over the years because its the easiest way to get the content they want in the format they want.

i know this person, not me someone else, who doesnt want blurays, or dvds, or DRMed SD movies from itunes but wants to watch any movie/tv show on any device connect to tvs.  

in the past the easiest way was only the illegal way.  so there was little choice.  now this person has completely stopped doing that (seriously not me) and is paying for services such as netflix, hulu etc and is happy to do so.

what he wants is a thin client connect to a tv, that he can hide from the tv and can easily stream legally from online services or watch a collection of his own movies/tv that have been ripped from dvds/bluray (i think thats legal now... isnt it?).  and now you can (well you're breaking netflix/hulus terms of service, but thats not exactly illegal) and you're paying for it.

if there was in a service just as good as netflix in nz that worked on the devices he wants and cost relatively the same, he would sign up to nz service.

the thing that sucks about netflix is its silverlight and doesnt work on linux, but they are working on a linux player (as a developer i would use silverlight over flash, but cuts out linux community)

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  # 600765 27-Mar-2012 15:19
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NonprayingMantis:

that wouldnt be the only difference.  Connected TVs are very popular now for other reasons - Skype, Youtube. adding Quicklfix or iSky etc would be the icing on the cake. 


Makes me wonder why they have not bothered with TVNZ on demand.

Its available on my PS3. Why can't I get it on my Sony TV?

Simularily for TV3 on demand, but thats only available on a PC - Whats the point.

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  # 600768 27-Mar-2012 15:21
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reven:
the thing that sucks about netflix is its silverlight and doesnt work on linux, but they are working on a linux player (as a developer i would use silverlight over flash, but cuts out linux community)


Netflix runs on Tivo in the States. Tivo = Linux

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