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  #2322952 22-Sep-2019 21:21
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beenz: The software update to the VF box to take it to ver2.
I understand how to check the version however I was asking what the latest version is.
Sorry if this was not clear.
Thanks

 

Not sure what you mean with ver2? We have two Vodafone TV set-top boxes:

 

  • Gen1 without WiFi (this is the STB that has been in the market for 2 years)
  • Gen2 with WiFi (this is the STB that we have just started to ship)

The Gen2 is currently shipping with version 5.1 of the software and Gen1 is currently on version 3.1. We plan to roll out version 5.1 to all Gen1 boxes after the Rugby World Cup. Hope this helps. 


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  #2322955 22-Sep-2019 21:25
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Perfect..thanks that is what I wanted to know

 
 
 
 


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  #2323283 23-Sep-2019 11:44
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Confirming Vodafone TV (standalone) is now also available in 329 stores across NZ.  This includes all Vodafone stores and those of our following retail partners:

 

 

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/stores

 

 

 

https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/stores

 

 

 

https://www.smithscity.co.nz/store-locations

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/stores

 

 

 

https://www.100percent.co.nz/stores

 

 





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  #2323299 23-Sep-2019 11:56
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olof:

 

beenz: The software update to the VF box to take it to ver2.
I understand how to check the version however I was asking what the latest version is.
Sorry if this was not clear.
Thanks

 

Not sure what you mean with ver2? We have two Vodafone TV set-top boxes:

 

  • Gen1 without WiFi (this is the STB that has been in the market for 2 years)
  • Gen2 with WiFi (this is the STB that we have just started to ship)

The Gen2 is currently shipping with version 5.1 of the software and Gen1 is currently on version 3.1. We plan to roll out version 5.1 to all Gen1 boxes after the Rugby World Cup. Hope this helps. 

 

 

 

 

Is it possible to swap out the Gen1 for Gen2 units? When I signed up I was expecting to get the latest version.


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  #2323416 23-Sep-2019 15:33
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Will the Sky go app work on the box?

 

Is their information about which Freeview channels are available?

 

The box seems to be a better option than the Smartvu!

 

 

 

 


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  #2323421 23-Sep-2019 15:42
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Can the new Voda TV device be used to access external drives, e.g. NAS?


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  #2323426 23-Sep-2019 15:57
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Rickles:

 

Can the new Voda TV device be used to access external drives, e.g. NAS?

 

 

 

 

At this stage we are not supporting access to external storage. The STB does have a USB port, but this is for Vodafone maintenance purposes only.


 
 
 
 


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  #2323441 23-Sep-2019 16:05
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Thanks @olof …. presumably the device cannot have apps added either?


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  #2323442 23-Sep-2019 16:05
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mags88:

 

Will the Sky go app work on the box?

 

Is their information about which Freeview channels are available?

 

The box seems to be a better option than the Smartvu!

 

 

The SKY Go app can only be used by SKY customers and is not available for Vodafone TV customers. We do however offer the Vodafone TV app on iOS and Android. It is currently only available with our Gen1 Vodafone TV, but will be made available to Gen2 soon.

 

 

 

The Vodafone TV channel line-up is here: https://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/broadband-and-tv/vodafonetv/

 

 


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  #2323443 23-Sep-2019 16:06
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Rickles:

 

Thanks @olof …. presumably the device cannot have apps added either?

 

 

Correct, at this stage we do not have an App Store, and only Vodafone can add apps to the service.


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  #2323471 23-Sep-2019 16:31
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Bought one of these today.  Setup was pretty quick and painless - except for pairing the remote via Bluetooth.  I have followed the instructions on screen, and also unplugged (restarted the box) and removed the batteries from the remote and also reset the remote as per the VTV Help but I can't get it to pair via Bluetooth. Any tips on what to do here?


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  #2323481 23-Sep-2019 17:24
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Elmoz:

 

Bought one of these today.  Setup was pretty quick and painless - except for pairing the remote via Bluetooth.  I have followed the instructions on screen, and also unplugged (restarted the box) and removed the batteries from the remote and also reset the remote as per the VTV Help but I can't get it to pair via Bluetooth. Any tips on what to do here?

 

 

It should just be a case of holding the yellow+3 buttons for a couple of seconds until the red light flashes on the remote's power button, then let go.

 

If you go to Settings->connected devices->remote control->remote status it will then tell you if it has paired / re-paired successfully.





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  #2323527 23-Sep-2019 20:07
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sansom:

Elmoz:


Bought one of these today.  Setup was pretty quick and painless - except for pairing the remote via Bluetooth.  I have followed the instructions on screen, and also unplugged (restarted the box) and removed the batteries from the remote and also reset the remote as per the VTV Help but I can't get it to pair via Bluetooth. Any tips on what to do here?



It should just be a case of holding the yellow+3 buttons for a couple of seconds until the red light flashes on the remote's power button, then let go.


If you go to Settings->connected devices->remote control->remote status it will then tell you if it has paired / re-paired successfully.



Yep tried all that but no success. The red light flashes (both on the remote and the VFTV and then it stops and it still tells me to pair it. When I click on remote status it says it’s using infrared to control your Vodafone TV.

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  #2323569 23-Sep-2019 21:38
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Elmoz:
sansom:

Elmoz:


Bought one of these today.  Setup was pretty quick and painless - except for pairing the remote via Bluetooth.  I have followed the instructions on screen, and also unplugged (restarted the box) and removed the batteries from the remote and also reset the remote as per the VTV Help but I can't get it to pair via Bluetooth. Any tips on what to do here?



It should just be a case of holding the yellow+3 buttons for a couple of seconds until the red light flashes on the remote's power button, then let go.


If you go to Settings->connected devices->remote control->remote status it will then tell you if it has paired / re-paired successfully.



Yep tried all that but no success. The red light flashes (both on the remote and the VFTV and then it stops and it still tells me to pair it. When I click on remote status it says it’s using infrared to control your Vodafone TV.


Spent 50 minutes this evening on the phone with Vodafone. They couldn’t work out why it’s not pairing either and have escalated it. They will call back tomorrow after investigating further. If they can’t get it working I’ll get Noel Leeming to swap it for another.

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  #2323634 24-Sep-2019 06:50
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Does Vodafone TV have the Spark Sport App?

And how do you think Vodafone TV compares with Apple TV?

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