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    sky go(ne)!

    This is a discussion on sky go(ne)! within the Sky Go forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; After putting up with the dreadfully imbalanced service from sky go in terms of the poor quality and service they ...

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      sky go(ne)!

      After putting up with the dreadfully imbalanced service from sky go in terms of the poor quality and service they offer to us evil bad android users. I've put my money where my mouth is (or put my money back into my pocket!) and cancelled my tv package

      The person on the other end was very friendly about it, and, after offering me a few deals that interested me not, including embarrassingly reminding me I would lose SKY GO, did the deed!

      I am now free (well, in 31 days!)

      awful service with regards to Sky go. won't supply to people with HDMI out, or to people who choose to root their devices. Appalling. Will likely leave sky completely once all my other incentives on the broadband run out.


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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      awful service with regards to Sky go. won't supply to people with HDMI out,
      That's not strictly true, HDMI out works with Sky Go on a laptop or even a PC.

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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      That's not strictly true, HDMI out works with Sky Go on a laptop or even a PC.
      Oh OK sure, I meant people on android, as that was where my beef was with them. Wouldn't ever work on my rooted nexus 7 or my Asus transformer (allegedly because it has HDMI out)

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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      Quote Originally Posted by benaline View Post
      Oh OK sure, I meant people on android, as that was where my beef was with them. Wouldn't ever work on my rooted nexus 7 or my Asus transformer (allegedly because it has HDMI out)
      Anbody know if it works on a Rasberry Pi? There as two operating systems available Linux on which I am fairly sure it will not work, as Moonlight the open source version of Silverlight does not contain the Microsoft DRM module, and Android.

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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Anbody know if it works on a Rasberry Pi? There as two operating systems available Linux on which I am fairly sure it will not work, as Moonlight the open source version of Silverlight does not contain the Microsoft DRM module, and Android.
      I work with some developers who test many broadcasting app solutions with Linux, amongst other platforms.
      Sky go does not work out of the box with Linux, using Moonlight (the linux silverlight alternative).
      There have been some tweaks that have enabled other broadcasting services that use Silverlight to run and also solutions that use Wine, but not really ideal.
      But I am told you may want to look at xbmc as there are some working solutions there.

      Silverlight can be a painful cross platform challenge at times, but it does hold a lot of back end control that helps the broadcasters.

      Also, the reason sky go, like many broadcasting apps on tablet and phone devices is disabled through hdmi and jailbroken/rooted devices is down to rights issues. Sky and many worldwide broadcasters all take this stance, dependent on what the content owner states, whether it be a film studio or sports organisation.
      The new BT sport app will be using Silverlight on the PC.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Also, the reason sky go, like many broadcasting apps on tablet and phone devices is disabled through hdmi and jailbroken/rooted devices is down to rights issues. Sky and many worldwide broadcasters all take this stance, dependent on what the content owner states, whether it be a film studio or sports organisation.
      The new BT sport app will be using Silverlight on the PC.
      This is more the problem than a legitimate reason. I as the consumer am being overlooked. I just want to be able to watch TV on my device. It's just TV. DRM only hurts the paying customer, and restricts what they can do. My routed nexus 7 is great. I have no plans to do anything "wrong" with it. I can just do more, and I have more control, I can install a proper firewall to prevent all those dodgy apps from collecting spurious data.. That media companies see this as a threat is what is wrong with media companies. I won't accept being told what I can do, especially if I have paid for it. Force me into which device to buy to suit your business model, errm, no thanks, I'd rather not have your business model!. DRM is the problem. Greed is the problem. This is just light entertainment. I won't be treated like I'm doing something wrong when i want to watch tv. I'm out!
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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      benaline,
      You are not the only customer that has got rid of sky over this android farce and a lot others have removed packs also. I removed 1 a week ago after their big update means nothing and I told him the reason was sky go and he told me to hang until Friday as a big update was coming and
      I will then be happy, he must not have got the memo lol.
      How odd it is that bbc,itv,ch4,ch5 & tesco can support 10" tabs and BT can develop 1 in around 8/10 weeks but sky can't in 2 years!!
      iechyd da
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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      Yep, couldn't agree more, and add catchuptv to that list. Awesome service for quite some time now on android and others, and probably achieved on a much much smaller budget...but with a good heart!

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      Re: sky go(ne)!

      Filmon is another cracker and in HD lol, I've given up on sky ever supporting 10"android tabs and the way things are now I'm not bother if they do it tomorrow as it will only be in SD and got used to watching sky in HD now so will not go back to SD lol
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