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  # 2267452 30-Jun-2019 19:35
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Chrisclarke:

 

We use Apple TV exclusively - have three on the go in our household. Removed the need to have (so-called) 'smart' TV's as any simple panel does the job. The Apple TV and the apps receive regular updates and new apps are added all the time.

 

Has great features too - for example if we start watching a series on one device and move to another room, we can pick up where we left off. iTunes movie rentals are another feature. Nice simple remote and the interface is attractive and easy to follow.

 

TVNZ and Three apps allow you to watch content on demand but also stream live too. We have Lightbox, Plex, Netflix, Amazon TV. Heaps of other apps available and games for the kids, plenty free and some chargeable.

 

With a very small monthly fee (for a third party service) and a simple tweak to settings you can also access apps from overseas. BBC player, Channel 4 and ITV from the UK which are 'free to air' and US channels such as Hulu, Showtime & HBO if you are happy to subscribe. PM me if you want to know more about this.

 

We hung onto Sky for a while for sport but are able to get all we need using the work around above and watching them on overseas channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome, thanks heaps, I would be really interested in the overseas apps, are there any there for sport? Ideally Premier League/Europa League/FA Cup (football) is really what I am after




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  # 2267458 30-Jun-2019 19:50
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rugrat:

 

It won't be as good for the Sky stuff as what Vodafone TV is at the moment, though depending on what new applics Sky has planned for future that could change.

 

No recording of freeview, can watch live through - for non live stuff it is the TV stations on demand catalog only.

 

Sport - Fan Pass which is Sky Sports 1-4, expected to improve though, Spark Sports from memory is coming out with applic July.

 

Neon, no Apple TV applic (that may change in future) so need an Apple phone or pad to airplay or if have an android phone a chromecast.

 

I'm  assuming your TV supports HDMI as that is the only connector on Apple TV.

 

As a warning the RWC will not be available on the live stream of TVNZ on Demand so will not be able to watch the free games with Apple TV.

 

"For viewers used to live streaming TVNZ 1 via TVNZ OnDemand or our TVNZ app, we’re really sorry but the matches won’t be available for viewing in that way. 

 

TVNZ 1’s live stream will be turned off when we screen any matches – so if you watch TVNZ 1 online through TVNZ OnDemand or via the TVNZ app, you’ll need to head over to Spark Sport to stream these games or switch to free-to-air broadcast TV."

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/rugby-world-cup-2019

 

 

 

Edit: You also lose Prime on Apple TV only as well, I feel that going to an Apple TV from the Vodafone one would be a downgrade.

 

I haven't seen a Vodafone TV going, just it abilities on paper, if Netflix or other items don't work to good on it, Apple TV is a one off cost so they may be able to compliment each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, great info, Vodafone TV is trash, it is clunky to operate and is not user friendly and it goes out more often than sky with rain fade, I would avoid it like the plague 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2267493 30-Jun-2019 20:53
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Any overseas apps are possible with the appropriate iTunes account (pretty easy to create one in each store, I use NZ, UK and us). But you’ll need a dns/VPN solution for content and any subscriptions required.




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  # 2267539 30-Jun-2019 22:55
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WARNING !!

 

only buy a apple tv version 4 or higher

 

 


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  # 2267600 1-Jul-2019 06:26
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biggal:

WARNING !!


only buy a apple tv version 4 or higher


 



Good point. Yes that is what we’re talking about. The only one with an App Store.

Can you still buy the 3 from a shop?




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  # 2267603 1-Jul-2019 07:03
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BM0617:

Loismustdye: Sorry to hijack the thread, but we are looking at getting an Apple TV for our older living room tv that is no longer smart as the apps are out of date.
Does the nz Apple TV have plex, Netflix, Lightbox and sky go apps? As these are the apps we use the most.
Thnaks


What is Plex? Is it any good?



A free piece of software that you run on a PC to stream your media files from. Most smart phone tvs and phones etc have an app that allow them to stream the media from the pc wth plex on it over the network.
Brilliant piece of software

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  # 2267650 1-Jul-2019 09:03
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tdgeek:

 

Curiositystream is good too if you like docos.A myriad if stuff on there.

 

Sky is looking to introduce a full app, as an alternative to satellite. If that happens you can probably watch Sky on an ATV in due course 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that @tdgeek did not know about this and looks like my sort of thing , Our LG magic remote works great with our ATV4k , Don't watch nothing from youtube on it, Infuse is the player of choice for all the media from our nas fantastic app.





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  # 2267656 1-Jul-2019 09:24
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rugrat:

 

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Edit: You also lose Prime on Apple TV only as well, I feel that going to an Apple TV from the Vodafone one would be a downgrade.

 

I haven't seen a Vodafone TV going, just it abilities on paper, if Netflix or other items don't work to good on it, Apple TV is a one off cost so they may be able to compliment each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really hope that Sky release a Prime OD service to the public (I believe you can get Prime On Demand if you have Sky).

 

There is a bit of stuff on Prime I'd like to watch, but I never remember to record it (don't actually record anything any more) or switch over to watch it live.


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  # 2267665 1-Jul-2019 09:47
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trig42:

 

rugrat:

 

...

 

Edit: You also lose Prime on Apple TV only as well, I feel that going to an Apple TV from the Vodafone one would be a downgrade.

 

I haven't seen a Vodafone TV going, just it abilities on paper, if Netflix or other items don't work to good on it, Apple TV is a one off cost so they may be able to compliment each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really hope that Sky release a Prime OD service to the public (I believe you can get Prime On Demand if you have Sky).

 

There is a bit of stuff on Prime I'd like to watch, but I never remember to record it (don't actually record anything any more) or switch over to watch it live.

 

 

If recording is really a priority, there are methods....but not directly on an apple tv.  Something needs to do it.  And that's normally computer or nas based (ie has storage) and some sort of program to talk to a tuner.  There are network tuners that can be used by all sorts of apps.  For example Plex now has recpording capability with an HDHomeRun tuner.  NextPVR was just windows based, but is now going linux, both of these apps have Apple TV applications for viewing the recorded content.

 

 





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  # 2267765 1-Jul-2019 13:41
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You say you are particularly interested in Premier League and European comps in football in which case you could be well served by Apple TV as Spark Sport will have Premier League and will have an app for Apple TV very soon and Fan pass is already available and I assume they will have Champions league on SkySport.

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  # 2267773 1-Jul-2019 14:19
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geekiegeek:I watch One News most nights and can start it anytime after its begun broadcasting and just rewind to the start. 

 

 

I tried this, but it wasn't working a few months ago. 

 

 

 

Will give it another go. 




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  # 2268172 2-Jul-2019 08:19
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davidcole: Any overseas apps are possible with the appropriate iTunes account (pretty easy to create one in each store, I use NZ, UK and us). But you’ll need a dns/VPN solution for content and any subscriptions required.

 

Do you load a VPN on to the ATV itself or do you do that on a different device? What VPN do you use?




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  # 2268216 2-Jul-2019 08:29
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ianajmes: You say you are particularly interested in Premier League and European comps in football in which case you could be well served by Apple TV as Spark Sport will have Premier League and will have an app for Apple TV very soon and Fan pass is already available and I assume they will have Champions league on SkySport.

 

This is a great point and with Fan Pass I can watch the other NZ sports teams as well. Would be good if Sky brought out an on demand app for sports as well!


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  # 2268218 2-Jul-2019 08:33
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BM0617:

 

davidcole: Any overseas apps are possible with the appropriate iTunes account (pretty easy to create one in each store, I use NZ, UK and us). But you’ll need a dns/VPN solution for content and any subscriptions required.

 

Do you load a VPN on to the ATV itself or do you do that on a different device? What VPN do you use?

 

 

I use a DNS service applied to my entire network.  But with a dns service, you can just apply it to an apple tv, by going into the network settings and changing the DNS from automatic to the dns server specified by your dns service.

 

I use dns4me





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  # 2268219 2-Jul-2019 08:34
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BM0617:

 

ianajmes: You say you are particularly interested in Premier League and European comps in football in which case you could be well served by Apple TV as Spark Sport will have Premier League and will have an app for Apple TV very soon and Fan pass is already available and I assume they will have Champions league on SkySport.

 

This is a great point and with Fan Pass I can watch the other NZ sports teams as well. Would be good if Sky brought out an on demand app for sports as well!

 

 

They already have fanpass which is probably as good as you're going to get.

 

 





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Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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