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Topic # 240878 1-Oct-2018 00:08
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Other than Vodafone TV, does anyone offer Freeview over IP?





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  Reply # 2099056 1-Oct-2018 00:22
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I don't think there is any option for this other than having apps for TVNZ and Mediaworks (Three).

 

But should an app ever come along like Australia has where I can watch all the Freeview channels (pref in HD) through my Apple TV then I can finally get rid of my UHF antenna!


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  Reply # 2099068 1-Oct-2018 06:11
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Yes. All the major Freeview channels have IPTV streams and most of the smaller players do as well but the bitrate and quality is low on a few.

 

There are plenty of discussions on here about using these with Kodi, but any other app capable of streaming m3u8 will work. I use NextPVR and have all NZ, Australian + a myriad of other US and UK channels that I can watch and record all from the EPG.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2099124 1-Oct-2018 09:36
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Kodi + Matt Huisman add-ons is the way to go!


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  Reply # 2099130 1-Oct-2018 09:47
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sbiddle:

 

There are plenty of discussions on here about using these with Kodi, but any other app capable of streaming m3u8 will work. I use NextPVR and have all NZ, Australian + a myriad of other US and UK channels that I can watch and record all from the EPG.

 

 

That looks interesting. I have a spare USFF PC (Beebox, 2GB only, Braswell processor, Windows 10, 750GB drive) lying idle on a shelf and am thinking of using it to do something similar, esp as I want to dump Sky. 

 

I would be grateful for a bit more information on your setup and how well it works. In particular:

 

1.  I assume you need a VPN to access the Aussie channels?

 

2.  Will it work for other countries such as the UK?

 

3.  Can you record the programming stream (like you can off a tuner) so that it can be transferred to a server, and watched across the network etc?

 

 


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  Reply # 2099345 1-Oct-2018 13:48
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JimmyH:

 

sbiddle:

 

There are plenty of discussions on here about using these with Kodi, but any other app capable of streaming m3u8 will work. I use NextPVR and have all NZ, Australian + a myriad of other US and UK channels that I can watch and record all from the EPG.

 

 

That looks interesting. I have a spare USFF PC (Beebox, 2GB only, Braswell processor, Windows 10, 750GB drive) lying idle on a shelf and am thinking of using it to do something similar, esp as I want to dump Sky. 

 

I would be grateful for a bit more information on your setup and how well it works. In particular:

 

1.  I assume you need a VPN to access the Aussie channels?

 

2.  Will it work for other countries such as the UK?

 

3.  Can you record the programming stream (like you can off a tuner) so that it can be transferred to a server, and watched across the network etc?

 

 

 

 

A VPN isn't needed to access Aussie channels. You can use a DNS service such as DNS4me or you use Kodi and Matt Huisman's feed will work.

 

Yes it will work for countries such as the UK. You'll obviously need to find a provider to access those streams.

 

NextPVR records straight to a raw .ts file so you can do anything you want with the file.

 

 


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