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1 minute ago, daisycutter said:

the nvidia shield is (currently) regarded as the rolls royce for streaming, includes 4k support and hdr. can get one for about $200

bought one  a few weeks ago but have not got it connected as yet.

They put out a new model last year (the one I purchased) so fingers crossed it's a good long term (3-4 year) investment

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Yes it has wifi in the sense that it connects to your local wifi network to stream but it has no ability to connect to the web without the aid of another device such as a phone or PC

my understanding is that chromecast does stream directly from the internet but the phone/tablet/pc is just effectively the remote control to initiate and control the chromecast device

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Kayo is what should have been happening years ago.

Still a flawed product... but...

I trialed it on my phone a couple of months back and it was okay, but casting on a phone with anything I've always found to be a problem. My NBN connection is FTTH 100Mbps.

Now, there is an app for my TV. I installed that, paid 25 bucks for the month. Tested it out and it was great. A couple of lag issues here an there, but over the eight hours I had it on for yesterday (Womens ODI, NBL, AFLW, NZ v Bangladesh and Richmond V Melbourne) much better than the terrible AFL live app (in drop outs and quality) so sharing the two devices on an account with a mate.

12.50 a month v Foxtel prices?

Easy choice.

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Well I have now subscribed to Kayo and can report that it works well after watching a little of the JLT game between Essendon and Geelong.

I have installed the app on my nvidia shield.

Had the occasional buffering issue but I suspect that was caused by my VPN slowing down the internet speed.

Where I am located they are now offering cheap broadband plans (around A$30 per month) with 1Gbs speed so with a bit of luck that should take care of the buffering issue.

An enormous improvement over watching the low quality SD broadcast on the Australia Channel

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53 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

dv-8........might depend on which model kodi you have and what version of android

H96 pro s912 stick...  near new.  >>>  This is my practice match.

This is my entry into streaming which I know zilch about... only just learning this week, what 4K means.

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Lots of people on Whirlpool complaining about buffering when trying to watch the Sky feed of the Australian GP on Kayo.

I suspect that this was Kayo's first big event so it will be interesting to see what happens with the AFL.

I assume that because they take the Channel 7 AFL feed when available that many subscribers will watch FTA direct so the number of subscribers taking the Kayo feed will be reduced.

For those who are interested Kayo have a voucher offering two months for $5. Here's a link to a voucher code site.Not sure if the code works but good luck.

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/deals/kayosports.com.au

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I purchased a Sony oled TV last week and downloaded the Kayo app to the TV so everything available through the Sony handset.  Works well even here in the bush with very ordinary adsl internet. At $25 a month it does seem a bargain. But with no contract, I can always pull out if not satisfied in the future. Also notice all 2018 games available - nice!

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4 minutes ago, sisso said:

Has any tried streaming Kayo through a chromecast? My Samsung doesnt have a native app and despite also owning a PS4 and Xbox it also isn't available on either of those! So ipad -> chromecast might be the best option....

you can sideload the app onto the PS4 and the xbox as I understand it

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2 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

you can sideload the app onto the PS4 and the xbox as I understand it

Thanks Diamond_Jim also looks like it might work through the edge browser on the XB1 - hopefully saved me $100 on yet another electronic device I dont really need!

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This post was recently made on  the whirlpool forum. I am assuming it is quoting the Australian Newspaper Media section.

"According to reports in today’s The Australian Media section, AFL boss Gil McLachlan has privately told the code’s top club bosses that he had been approached by (as yet unnamed) global internet and streaming giants that were keen to fork out big bucks to secure the game’s rights....The likes of Amazon Prime and Facebook have spent billions to secure other sports rights around the globe and it’s assumed they’d be the two most likely to make a play"

It's long been suggested here on WP that Amazon – at least – would make a play. Besides having the money and the AWS infrastructure already in place, they could also easily offer to push the streaming into other countries.

Maybe Foxtel can have the satellite rights and Amazon the streaming rights. Murdoch loves the free market. We'll see how much he likes that one"

https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/2791211

Fascinating to say the least and it would be naive to assume that these mega streaming companies aren't at least looking at the AFL. Perhaps we are too small for them to worry.

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I don't want to pay for sports other than AFL, so Kayo is no good to me.  Anyone have an ideas on how to get AFL Live cast to a TV this year. They seem to have stomped on doing that more effectively than they did last year.

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4 minutes ago, sue said:

I don't want to pay for sports other than AFL, so Kayo is no good to me.  Anyone have an ideas on how to get AFL Live cast to a TV this year. They seem to have stomped on doing that more effectively than they did last year.

you can subscribe to watch AFL the international service and then get it via a VPN. A clumsy and not cheap result. Would only be marginally cheaper than Kayo.

You could change your phone plan to Telstra and then get it free but remember you will be limited to watching on your phone/PC/tablet and no casting to your TV.

The release of Kayo starts to make sense of why Foxtel was making such a noise about the Telstra product being cast to TV's last year.

BTW the Kayo sub is easily activated and terminated so easy to get just get it for the footy season. (All finals are FTA so you only need it for the home and away season.) Find a friend to split the cost with and you are only paying $12.50 a month.

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11 minutes ago, sue said:

I don't want to pay for sports other than AFL, so Kayo is no good to me.  Anyone have an ideas on how to get AFL Live cast to a TV this year. They seem to have stomped on doing that more effectively than they did last year.

kayo at $25 give you 2 users, so just go halves with a friend so it only costs you $12.50 per month for just the afl season (no lock in). that's not a bad deal.

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On 3/18/2019 at 4:40 PM, sisso said:

Has any tried streaming Kayo through a chromecast? My Samsung doesnt have a native app and despite also owning a PS4 and Xbox it also isn't available on either of those! So ipad -> chromecast might be the best option....

Samsung struggle.

xbox yes

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there is no way amazon would be looking at small fry like afl; if he's lucky, it'll be disney thru espn / espn+ / cbs (channel 10), but his best bet is that uncle rupert lives for another three years and he wants to pony up the cash again for nrl / afl / cricket, all of which are out of contract at the same time for the first time (and i'm not even counting super rugby and ffa deals, which will also be up for renewal at the start of 2023)

gilligan is dreaming and afl is just a skinny idiot waiting to be squished by the real business men

Image result for gilligan sleeping

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