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# 254293 5-Aug-2019 18:07
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A new Vodafone TV to be launched by Vodafone in September.  

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=12255644

 

This article mentions a soft launch this week and a unit price of $179.

 

How do I swap my existing Vodafone TV box for this newer one... and at what price?


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  # 2290419 5-Aug-2019 18:29
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This looks like it will be similar to the $129 Dish TV dongle, which gets freeview TV channels over the internet,. Or will there be a subscription for the basic service? The Dish TV one you can easily install the spark sports app on it, which appears to not be an option on this new VF box. I thought the future was apps, rather than hardware.


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  # 2290431 5-Aug-2019 18:58
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Available for non-Vodafone customers, this I guess makes up for Sky cancelling their puck.

 

Any ideas how pricing/plans will work?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2290565 5-Aug-2019 21:05
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Oh pooh! I'm not a Herald subscriber and cannot read the whole article. 

 

Anything interesting beyond the first 5 lines?





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  # 2290577 5-Aug-2019 21:32
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I hope this is the real deal, a proper IPTV delivery rather than a bodged together system using the channel own online streams with certain channel missing like Prime.

 

A few questions?

 

Is it the same device SKY was gonna launch?

 

Is it running Android TV?

 

Does it have an onboard Tuner for UHF Freeview (You may say it doesnt need it , but this is streaming and those on crappy conections would benefit from it) 

 

I've just in the last week got my Vodafone tv up and running..since vodafone owns the units still. Will be offered free replacement units if we want to update to the newer one?

 

 

 

 


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  # 2290579 5-Aug-2019 21:37
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More questions,

 

Will it work preactivated out of the box without having to link any sort of account to Vodafone.

 

 


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  # 2290580 5-Aug-2019 21:38
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@apsattv thank you :)





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  # 2290581 5-Aug-2019 21:47
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I looked into VodaTV a wee while ago and I think at the time you could have VodaTV or Sky w/VF, but not both. Which was a deal breaker, as I would have liked the IP service at home, but need the satellite service at the holiday house. 

 

Maybe now with being ISP independent I can reconsider?? 





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  # 2290640 6-Aug-2019 01:30
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I just installed the vodafone TV app on an android tablet here. Wow is this correct?

 

only these channel will livestream

 

Prime
TVSN
Al Jazeera
Shine
Hope
Firstlight

 

Not even tv1/2. I was expecting to be able to livestream all the Freeview channels at a minimum when connected via home wifi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 2290649 6-Aug-2019 07:05
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Apsattv:

 

I just installed the vodafone TV app on an android tablet here. Wow is this correct?

 

only these channel will livestream

 

Prime
TVSN
Al Jazeera
Shine
Hope
Firstlight

 

Not even tv1/2. I was expecting to be able to livestream all the Freeview channels at a minimum when connected via home wifi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm guessing that without a link to a Vodafone TV service then you only get unlocked channels.

 

And you need to use the 'Manage TV' function via the MyVodafone app or the MyVodafone website to register devices for the Vodafone TV app.

 

Guessing again, you only get the 'Manage TV' option when you subscribe to the Vodafone TV device.

 

...

 

 

 

The question I would like to know the answer to is.... Will my existing Vodafone TV device need to be replaced to get the newer functions (ignoring the hardware changes obviously) or will I get them as part of the software upgrade?


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  # 2290652 6-Aug-2019 07:07
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@freitasm , sorry, I caused that to happen.





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  # 2290786 6-Aug-2019 10:39
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Apsattv:

 

I just installed the vodafone TV app on an android tablet here. Wow is this correct?

 

only these channel will livestream

 

Prime
TVSN
Al Jazeera
Shine
Hope
Firstlight

 

Not even tv1/2. I was expecting to be able to livestream all the Freeview channels at a minimum when connected via home wifi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vodafone customer who got TV Intro and yeah it seems really nerfed. I have found none will stream (but may not have tried above). Plus box must be on (not standby). Also found cant playback anything I have recorded. Might be box or might be me but so far the app is really only good for queuing up things to record which is sad.


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  # 2290801 6-Aug-2019 10:51
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Asked their social media team and they don't have any details to share yet (or they been kept in the dark)


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  # 2290923 6-Aug-2019 13:39
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  # 2291012 6-Aug-2019 15:56
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Will the programs be in DD5.1, or will still need Sky Direct.?

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