Ditching Sky

Coljj

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I cancelled Sky a year ago during the first lockdown (end of my 18 month contract) but came back to them at the end of November after agreeing a price on the chat that I was happy with. I agreed to £37 a month, basically for Sky Sports in UHD. I only care about live sport in the best quality because a decent Plex server can offer the rest.

I did recently discover that the Cardsharing scene is back again although it's only certain types of boxes (google 'Viark Sky') that work. It's apparently quite a bit unreliable with SS channels going down a lot and freezing/glitching. My current Sky contract runs until the end of next season so I'm not in a position to dump them.
 

BrianW

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I've been looking at upgrading Virgin but it seems to me you end up buying shit you don't want.
I wish you could just buy a package with all City's matches on. I'd buy that.
The present set-up is like paying £100 for a grocery shop with £60 of it stuff you don't eat or actually hate.
 

andyhinch

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They just put mine up again, I find it easy to use and like recording things, I get my sport on iptv and it’s getting to be a piss take, just find it an easy for one.
 

TCIB

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How do these snidy fuckers know you're trying to connect your ipad to your TV to watch the footy?
Is there a way round it?
No, they spend a lot of time and effort stopping mirroring to devices because that would enable people to capture the feed from ipad to tv for piracy. There are ways around it but it requires a lot of technical knowledge on the protocols used and some hardware. Certainly not possible for your average user and not something people who can do it would divulge unless for a considerable fee.

They just put mine up again, I find it easy to use and like recording things, I get my sport on iptv and it’s getting to be a piss take, just find it an easy for one.
You can record iptv bud if you have a hdd attached to your device via cable or network attached storage.
 

andyhinch

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No, they spend a lot of time and effort stopping mirroring to devices because that would enable people to capture the feed from ipad to tv for piracy. There are ways around it but it requires a lot of technical knowledge on the protocols used and some hardware. Certainly not possible for your average user and not something people who can do it would divulge unless for a considerable fee.


You can record iptv bud if you have a hdd attached to your device via cable or network attached storage.
We need to talk mate,I’ll pm you my number
 

Fode N The Hole

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No, they spend a lot of time and effort stopping mirroring to devices because that would enable people to capture the feed from ipad to tv for piracy. There are ways around it but it requires a lot of technical knowledge on the protocols used and some hardware. Certainly not possible for your average user and not something people who can do it would divulge unless for a considerable fee.


Laptop or other computer attached to the TV by Hdmi and running bluestacks emulator and download sky go or NOW app. Make sure you have the full version of NOW sports not just mobile package as the emulator usually shows up as tablet and they don't allow mobile only version to run on anything but phones.

Not the best setup but if you already have everything it is viable alternative to casting, even if it requires a little bit more faffing.
 

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