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    Watching ITV live streams on Mac

    This is a discussion on Watching ITV live streams on Mac within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Has anyone with a Mac successfully got live streaming of any ITV channel to work? I thought I'd try it ...

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      Watching ITV live streams on Mac

      Has anyone with a Mac successfully got live streaming of any ITV channel to work?

      I thought I'd try it out, in case it might be a useful way to watch a bit of football when the TiVos are busy recording other stuff.

      Anyway the itv.com website helpfully pointed me at a required install of Microsoft Silverlight, which went OK.

      Watching video clips works OK, but live streaming = nothing!
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      Re: Watching ITV live streams on Mac

      Feedback from ITV for any Mac users who might be interested:

      "Dear Viewer,

      Thank you for your email.

      We have recently made recent changes to the site to enable viewers using Firefox and Mac computers to view our videos, however the new service is still in a beta stage, which means that there are still bugs and outstanding issues that we are working to fix. This includes our live streaming Simulcast service which is currently unavailable for Mac and Firefox users.

      We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions.

      Kind regards,

      Sophia
      Broadband Help"
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      Re: Watching ITV live streams on Mac

      You can watch a live stream of ITV on your Mac using Zattoo.

      It's a free download from zattoo.com

      You get ITV1 London, Wales, STV (Scotland) and Ulster TV (ITV1 in Northern Ireland).
      You can also view BBC national variations, as well as a few Freeviews channels and a handful of channels from overseas.

      It's all perfectly legal, apparently.

      If you want ITV2 etc, there's also TVCatchup.com - but it's still only in Beta and may not be available for Sky users yet.
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      Re: Watching ITV live streams on Mac

      itv.com/catchup now works for me with both safari & Firefox thanks to Microsoft Silverlight 2!
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