F1 on Channel 4

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Fundoreen

633 posts

22 months

Thursday 14th March
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budgie smuggler said:
Kraken said:
37chevy said:
alternatively do It the legit way, sky mobile app £10 a month, iPad and you get IndyCar, f1, rugby amongst other things. £120 a year for all the sport I love....its less than what I spend on booze in half that time
Where do you get it for that price then?
It's 10.99 on google play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
Interesting. Can you mirror it from your android device to the TV.Used to do that with the BT sport app for Motogp from my phone.
A feature that I know is beyond apple products.

El stovey

25,164 posts

202 months

Thursday 14th March
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Fundoreen said:
Yes its pretty bad but at the end of the day Sky are trying to get people watching and paying for their service. Its hardly likely if the C4 offering is nearly as good.
Some of the protest is laughable.'Im not watching 40-50 minutes when there is 6 minutes on the f1 website' lol.
I’m happy to pay for F1, it cost loads for the telecaster or whoever is providing the service. I’ve paid for F1 since you had to. Recently though it was packaged up together with inflexible sky packages that many people got fed up of paying, as essentially you were paying for football and other stuff you didn’t want.

Now sky apparently have F1 as a stand-alone subscription (via an app) . I might look into that again.

It’s just a hassle though. I’m happy to pay for F1 but I just want an easy method where I can watch it live or later on my iPad or the tv in HD like Netflix or amazon tv and not have this constantly moving goalposts bks going on.

Sounds like libertys F1tv is all that but we can’t get it in the UK yet unless we use VPN’s and credit cards registered in Azerbaijan or whatever.

You can see why people get fed up.hehe

So yes I can stream it illegally on some Indian cricket website but it keeps stopping and adverts for prostitutes keep popping up.

HighwayStar

2,223 posts

83 months

Thursday 14th March
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El stovey said:
Fundoreen said:
Yes its pretty bad but at the end of the day Sky are trying to get people watching and paying for their service. Its hardly likely if the C4 offering is nearly as good.
Some of the protest is laughable.'Im not watching 40-50 minutes when there is 6 minutes on the f1 website' lol.
I’m happy to pay for F1, it cost loads for the telecaster or whoever is providing the service. I’ve paid for F1 since you had to. Recently though it was packaged up together with inflexible sky packages that many people got fed up of paying, as essentially you were paying for football and other stuff you didn’t want.

Now sky apparently have F1 as a stand-alone subscription (via an app) . I might look into that again.

It’s just a hassle though. I’m happy to pay for F1 but I just want an easy method where I can watch it live or later on my iPad or the tv in HD like Netflix or amazon tv and not have this constantly moving goalposts bks going on.

Sounds like libertys F1tv is all that but we can’t get it in the UK yet unless we use VPN’s and credit cards registered in Azerbaijan or whatever.

You can see why people get fed up.hehe
Liberty would have it available if they could but that can't. Blame Bernie.

cuprabob

7,269 posts

153 months

Thursday 14th March
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El stovey said:
...and adverts for prostitutes keep popping up.
Now that would be annoying with them not being local hehe

LHRFlightman

1,221 posts

109 months

Thursday 14th March
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Fundoreen said:
budgie smuggler said:
Kraken said:
37chevy said:
alternatively do It the legit way, sky mobile app £10 a month, iPad and you get IndyCar, f1, rugby amongst other things. £120 a year for all the sport I love....its less than what I spend on booze in half that time
Where do you get it for that price then?
It's 10.99 on google play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
Interesting. Can you mirror it from your android device to the TV.Used to do that with the BT sport app for Motogp from my phone.
A feature that I know is beyond apple products.
You can mirror apple products through an Apple TV.

Re the app, the top four reviews suggest its poor.


my name ss
3 August 2018
Picture quality of 420p/620p could be better but over all great app for price. Everyone seems to be having issues with 3rd party (vodafone..) subscriptions or their phones just don't have high enough spec's to support the app. I'd suggest paying directly to sky using the debit card option 6 €/£

Cat Church
18 January 2019
App doesn't work! I'm signed up via Vodafone and have followed all the steps setting up my ID and logging into the app but when I hit "watch now" button, nothing happens after I chose the option to watch via Vodafone account. No user help service or guidance provided.

Anuraag Paul
20 October 2018
Just an edit from my previous review to which the app would not work in my One Plus 3. Not long ago I decided to treat myself to an upgrade to the One Plus 5. I can confirm the app works fine with no issues on this handset. It's updated to the latest Android version (Oreo 8.0). Giving it only 3 star

David Guest
6 August 2018
Pretty sure they're not bothering with this app so it'll push people to pay more for a now tv subscription. Archaic UI, frequent crashes and issues along with the inability to change devices on the app itself make for a poor experience!

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funkyrobot

16,886 posts

167 months

rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Thursday 14th March
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funkyrobot said:
Contains at least one major error - Chase Carey isn't on the board of Sky UK any more...

rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Thursday 14th March
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LHRFlightman said:
Fundoreen said:
budgie smuggler said:
Kraken said:
37chevy said:
alternatively do It the legit way, sky mobile app £10 a month, iPad and you get IndyCar, f1, rugby amongst other things. £120 a year for all the sport I love....its less than what I spend on booze in half that time
Where do you get it for that price then?
It's 10.99 on google play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
Interesting. Can you mirror it from your android device to the TV.Used to do that with the BT sport app for Motogp from my phone.
A feature that I know is beyond apple products.
You can mirror apple products through an Apple TV.

Re the app, the top four reviews suggest its poor.


my name ss
3 August 2018
Picture quality of 420p/620p could be better but over all great app for price. Everyone seems to be having issues with 3rd party (vodafone..) subscriptions or their phones just don't have high enough spec's to support the app. I'd suggest paying directly to sky using the debit card option 6 €/£

Cat Church
18 January 2019
App doesn't work! I'm signed up via Vodafone and have followed all the steps setting up my ID and logging into the app but when I hit "watch now" button, nothing happens after I chose the option to watch via Vodafone account. No user help service or guidance provided.

Anuraag Paul
20 October 2018
Just an edit from my previous review to which the app would not work in my One Plus 3. Not long ago I decided to treat myself to an upgrade to the One Plus 5. I can confirm the app works fine with no issues on this handset. It's updated to the latest Android version (Oreo 8.0). Giving it only 3 star

David Guest
6 August 2018
Pretty sure they're not bothering with this app so it'll push people to pay more for a now tv subscription. Archaic UI, frequent crashes and issues along with the inability to change devices on the app itself make for a poor experience!
You can't mirror this to a TV from either Android or Apple. The app blocks HDMI, Chromecast and Apple TV usage.

CaptainSensib1e

1,161 posts

160 months

Thursday 14th March
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A couple of questions if anyone knows the answer to:

Re the 50/50, does that include adverts? So a two hour show could be 1 hour of racing, 15 mins of ads and 45 mins of warm up/post race analysis?

Re the Sky app, does it have an 'on demand' feature i.e. you can start streamng the race when you want to?

Overall though I'm pretty disappointed by these changes and suspect I will be watching a lot less F1 this year because of it.

Drew106

499 posts

84 months

Thursday 14th March
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El stovey said:
Now sky apparently have F1 as a stand-alone subscription (via an app) . I might look into that again.
Any more info on this?

I've done a bit of searching and don't see that it's possible. Downloaded the SkyGo app etc. (previous Sky customer).

I don't see anywhere to do this without signing up to Sky TV.

Are you thinking of NOW TV? I've looked into this, but I'm put off by the fact it's 720p/25fps.

Kraken

777 posts

139 months

Thursday 14th March
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Sky app reviews are pretty dire and the resolution plus inability to mirror etc makes it a non-starter. I can get full HD and multiscreen with the WEC no problem at all. Roll on the Sky contract coming to an end so F1 can move with the times in the UK.

Emeye

7,921 posts

162 months

Thursday 14th March
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I gave in and added the £10 a month Sky F1 deal to my basic £14 Sky sub - this puts me back to where I was a year of so ago with the Sky HD package that included F1 - I was happy with that and only cancelled Sky F1 when they wanted me to pay for all the Sky Sports package, as I do not watch any other Sports outside of motor racing. They wanted about £35 then.

I am a bit miffed that they are showing the first few races "for free" on Sky One - for a few years I have only watched the race from lights out and very rarely bothered with all the build up and after race discussions, other than Ted's Notebook.

There are some benefits to Sky F1.

I like to watch the whole race rather than highlights, but due to family commitments I don't mind watching it recorded or time-shifted which I can't do on any other platform than Sky now AFAIK.

For Australia I will start watching on my phone in bed on the Sky GO app and then go downstairs to finish watching it on't big TV.

So I can cope with £10 per month and I think they are now going to be showing Indycar live too - I have never followed it other than Alonso's 500 attempt and when Mansell went there and kicked butt in his rookie year - I will give it a go.

As an example of how pay TV can impact viewing figures, I have now stopped following WRC thanks to it being on BT Sport - bit gutted, but I have only been watching the highlights on Channel 5 and I don't think BT Sport is good value at £15 a month with approx. one WRC event per month.

thegreenhell

5,189 posts

158 months

Thursday 14th March
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Emeye said:
As an example of how pay TV can impact viewing figures, I have now stopped following WRC thanks to it being on BT Sport - bit gutted, but I have only been watching the highlights on Channel 5 and I don't think BT Sport is good value at £15 a month with approx. one WRC event per month.
FYI, excellent WRC highlights are available for free on redbull.tv. It's essentially the same highlights show that was previously available on C5, but packaged as a single show per day of the rally, so you get to see even more of the action.

El stovey

25,164 posts

202 months

Thursday 14th March
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TV Generally speaking it’s all a bit messed up at the moment.

Sure there’s an amazing amount of great stuff to watch but is it on terrestrial is it on netflix? Is it on amazon or sky or bt?

So many different providers all with different content.

TheDeuce

617 posts

5 months

Thursday 14th March
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El stovey said:
TV Generally speaking it’s all a bit messed up at the moment.

Sure there’s an amazing amount of great stuff to watch but is it on terrestrial is it on netflix? Is it on amazon or sky or bt?

So many different providers all with different content.
It'll die down in a couple of decades!

What we need is a Spotify type solution for TV&Film. If it's on TV, or has ever been on TV, have it all available in one place for one monthly charge. It will surely end up that way at some point, but the current transition from FTV to PTV TV, in all it's many forms and platforms is indeed messy.


Tripe Bypass

472 posts

142 months

Thursday 14th March
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So, can you watch the F1 on Sky One using someone else's Sky Go account whilst they watch it on the Sky F1 channel at the same time?

Or both watch it on Sky F1 channel In different places at the same time with one using the Sky Go jobbie?

Technically and theoretically, of course.


Emeye

7,921 posts

162 months

Thursday 14th March
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thegreenhell said:
Emeye said:
As an example of how pay TV can impact viewing figures, I have now stopped following WRC thanks to it being on BT Sport - bit gutted, but I have only been watching the highlights on Channel 5 and I don't think BT Sport is good value at £15 a month with approx. one WRC event per month.
FYI, excellent WRC highlights are available for free on redbull.tv. It's essentially the same highlights show that was previously available on C5, but packaged as a single show per day of the rally, so you get to see even more of the action.
Ah thanks - I did not know that - just had a look but can only see the highlights for Mexico - I got all excited and was hoping to catch up with the first three events. Still, now I know. smile

Emeye

7,921 posts

162 months

Thursday 14th March
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Tripe Bypass said:
So, can you watch the F1 on Sky One using someone else's Sky Go account whilst they watch it on the Sky F1 channel at the same time?

Or both watch it on Sky F1 channel In different places at the same time with one using the Sky Go jobbie?

Technically and theoretically, of course.
I don't see why not - Sky Go allows streaming to two devices at once I think. If you want to watch it on an Xbox/playstation you have to pay for Sky Go Extra with is an extra fiver.

Stan the Bat

4,590 posts

151 months

Thursday 14th March
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cuprabob said:
Although not ideal, I can live with 50/50 highlights. It's very rare for a race to be exciting from start to finish these days so I'm confident I won't miss much, if anything.
With you on this.

defblade

5,150 posts

152 months

Thursday 14th March
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cuprabob said:
Although not ideal, I can live with 50/50 highlights. It's very rare for a race to be exciting from start to finish these days so I'm confident I won't miss much, if anything.
I'll miss my mid-race nap wink