Vodafone TV



  • I got an email about my Sky TV. At present I'm billed by Vodafone as part of my broadband account. Vodafone are offering me two options going forward

    1. Vodafone TV. 10 bucks cheaper per month and offer to replace my sky decoder with Vodafone TV box for free

    2. Sky bill me direct.

    Has anyone got Vodafone TV? Hows the quality? Can I still record shows like my sky?



  • @canefan if you only watch sports, consider SkySportNow. I've been using it - not perfect, but some really good features.

    happy to post more on pros/cons if anyone is interested



  • @nzzp said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan if you only watch sports, consider SkySportNow. I've been using it - not perfect, but some really good features.

    happy to post more on pros/cons if anyone is interested

    Mrs CF loves all the extra lifestyle channels, so we aren't ready to drop it yet



  • @canefan yeah Mrs TR watches the stuff that arent on the very basic package too.

    Whats worse is her family in the UK dont have smart phones, rarely use skype or other similar on computer and all still use landlines, so we have to pay for a bloody landline for them to talk!!



  • @taniwharugby said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan yeah Mrs TR watches the stuff that arent on the very basic package too.

    Whats worse is her family in the UK dont have smart phones, rarely use skype or other similar on computer and all still use landlines, so we have to pay for a bloody landline for them to talk!!

    Ouch. So are you using Vodafone TV for your sky?



  • @canefan no, just joining in 🙂

    I changed my Power/telco/broadband about a year back but still pay through Vodafone for my sky stuff (decoder and package) same price as with Sky 🤷



  • @taniwharugby I do too, but just got an email from Vodafone advising me of the change. If Vodafone TV still has all the sky channels I will probably change



  • @canefan I havent had an email...or did it come with the bill? I saw that in my inbox but dont read it haha



  • @taniwharugby said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan I havent had an email...or did it come with the bill? I saw that in my inbox but dont read it haha

    Separate email. Ignored until this morning



  • @canefan said in Vodafone TV:

    @nzzp said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan if you only watch sports, consider SkySportNow. I've been using it - not perfect, but some really good features.

    happy to post more on pros/cons if anyone is interested

    Mrs CF loves all the extra lifestyle channels, so we aren't ready to drop it yet

    'lifestyle channels'

    you konw porn is free on the internet,right?



  • @nzzp said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan said in Vodafone TV:

    @nzzp said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan if you only watch sports, consider SkySportNow. I've been using it - not perfect, but some really good features.

    happy to post more on pros/cons if anyone is interested

    Mrs CF loves all the extra lifestyle channels, so we aren't ready to drop it yet

    'lifestyle channels'

    you konw porn is free on the internet,right?

    Haha. CGTV, e, cooking channel etc



  • Voda TV is a combo smart TV (all the main apps) and Sky feed all through internet.

    If you have a good fibre connection and unlimited data it is an easy way of having sat tv and internet tv all in one place. It records to the cloud (500 hours) and can rewind/pause etc like a sky+ box with no contract or monthly fee unless you turn the sky bits on (can turn on and off)

    Pretty good product with nice UI IMO.



  • @Crucial sounds right for us. We have unlimited fibre and voda will give us a 10 bucks per month discount to switch



  • we dont have fibre where we are, and cant see it getting to us in the foreseeable future (nearest line is probably 10km away) we do get decent ADSL speeds (better than when we were in town) though with 42mbps down and 1.7 up...although TR Jnr moans continuously about lagging on his PS4...



  • @nzzp said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan if you only watch sports, consider SkySportNow. I've been using it - not perfect, but some really good features.

    happy to post more on pros/cons if anyone is interested

    Yes please.



  • @taniwharugby said in Vodafone TV:

    we dont have fibre where we are, and cant see it getting to us in the foreseeable future (nearest line is probably 10km away) we do get decent ADSL speeds (better than when we were in town) though with 42mbps down and 1.7 up...although TR Jnr moans continuously about lagging on his PS4...

    You probably need to have your bills sent by sky and keep the same decoder then



  • @taniwharugby said in Vodafone TV:

    we dont have fibre where we are, and cant see it getting to us in the foreseeable future (nearest line is probably 10km away) we do get decent ADSL speeds (better than when we were in town) though with 42mbps down and 1.7 up...although TR Jnr

    All kids whine about 'lag' and'glitches' when they're losing!

    The only thing about all those online offerings is you get to see it 10 20 secs after every one else on the fern, and get every thing spoilt



  • I think this is haircut happening cos sky are aiming to offer an all in one box, that we'll do everything, along with broadband



  • @Machpants haircut?



  • @Machpants haha we just laugh at him...he wants to run an ethernet cable from the lounge to the garage (15m)

    The stream I was watching on last night was about 30+ sec behind!



  • @canefan said in Vodafone TV:

    @Machpants haircut?

    Secret codes for happening



  • We had to make the same shift when our old Telstra box died and Vodafone could only give us a new Vodafone TV box.

    As a practical matter, not a lot of difference in terms of just watching TV and no limits on Sky channels (no +1 channels though), and the apps are useful (Netflix, TVNZ on demand etc), but the ability to record shows for later is more limited as Vodafone's rights in this area are not quite the same as Sky TV.

    The Vodafone TV app can be installed on 3 devices eg tablets and phones, and is a mildly useful extra. That said, the rights for a number of shows don't allow mobile viewing, so it's a bit more limited than watching on TV. The app also won't cast (eg chromecast or screen share), but something like Samsung DeX works (have Samsung devices so have tested a few options...).



  • @Godder sounds like it might be worth 10 dollars a month to keep status quo. Our TV already has most of the apps



  • @Kirwan said in Vodafone TV:

    @nzzp said in Vodafone TV:

    @canefan if you only watch sports, consider SkySportNow. I've been using it - not perfect, but some really good features.

    happy to post more on pros/cons if anyone is interested

    Yes please.

    righto, SkySportNow.

    Pros:

    • on demand streaming - anywhere with internet and you get sports. It's awesome
    • quality is about 1080P I think- is really good with fibre
    • 'on demand' means you can watch any programme from the last 24 hours
    • can skip backwards or forwards - but not fast forward/rewind
    • casts a high quality (but at the expense of skpping forward/backwards)
    • Cost: $25/month if you pre-buy a year
    • support NZ Rugby and Sky (who, despite their muppetry sometimes are a force for good in sport watching)

    Cons:

    • You can only watch 'on demand' after the programme is finished (in theory). In practice, can watch up the last 2 hours of live broadcasts (so if you open it, make sure you don't see or hear the scorea nd click backwards it's all good.... up to 2 hours. This has caught me on American Football games which last 3-4 hours sometimes.
    • only 24 hours to watch things before they disappear

    Overall, pretty happy with it to be fair. We have fibre and unlimited data, as it will chew data at higher quality. Option to scale back if you're out which is nice. No regrets so far!


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