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  #2142689 10-Dec-2018 18:03
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Does this mean the general availability of a freeview NZ application for Android TV? If not, I hope someone will extract the APK so I can put them on my Shield TVs.




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  #2142711 10-Dec-2018 19:16
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Benoire:

 

Does this mean the general availability of a freeview NZ application for Android TV? If not, I hope someone will extract the APK so I can put them on my Shield TVs.

 

 

No. I asked Dish TV about a week ago if the Freeview NZ app would be made availe to other devices.  To quote them:

 

The Freeview app will remain exclusive I'm afraid.

 

 

 

The only way will be if someone extracts the APK.


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  #2142713 10-Dec-2018 19:18
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This disappoints me. I do not need another device to access something that I can get over the air for free

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  #2142715 10-Dec-2018 19:22
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Oh wow that is sooooo tiny! And that remote, it's near on perfect for the parents who need fuss free. Will reluctantly wait for some reviews first tho :P


 
 
 
 




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  #2142718 10-Dec-2018 19:26
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Benoire: This disappoints me. I do not need another device to access something that I can get over the air for free

 

 

You aren't paying for the content. It's no different than having a set-top box - in fact it adds a third option (terrestrial, satellite, streaming). You pick whatever suits you.







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  #2142719 10-Dec-2018 19:27
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Plugged it and started the setup. There's an update out of the box to a version 20181129. Installing now.





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  #2142723 10-Dec-2018 19:38
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We've got an underused tv in the bedroom.  No external aerial, iPads etc get used for netflix.  This is a good alternative where Sky is in a diff room and chrome cast functionality means we can stream other content from the phone/ipad


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  #2142727 10-Dec-2018 19:48
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Benoire: This disappoints me. I do not need another device to access something that I can get over the air for free

 

 

You aren't paying for the content. It's no different than having a set-top box - in fact it adds a third option (terrestrial, satellite, streaming). You pick whatever suits you.

 

 

We are paying for the content, by buying all the rubbish advertisers throw at us. Streaming provides opportunities in establishing accurate viewership, usage patterns and possibly even targeted advertising. Streaming should be seen as the ultimate replacement for DVB, because as we have seen from Google, Microsoft and Facebook, user data has significant value.




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  #2142736 10-Dec-2018 20:01
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Looks like it could be a great device...

 

Freeview On Demand will be available in 2019

 

Will stick with the Apple TV for now.




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  #2142766 10-Dec-2018 21:07
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Ok... Netflix is available on this device (as well as Lightbox and Spotify) but as noted, no Freeview on Demand yet. Live TV is streamed - the quality ramps up quickly but starts a bit lower than SD. 





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  #2142770 10-Dec-2018 21:14
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lookout:

Looks like it could be a great device...


Freeview On Demand will be available in 2019


Will stick with the Apple TV for now.



I wouldn’t call this device a replacement for an Apple TV, as thatboretty much has all the functionality of this and more.

But it is more of a replacement for those that find a Chromecast as an annoying interface for use.




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