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Alternative to sky?

Postby Nobbys Trumpet » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:45 pm

Does anyone use an alternative to sky and virgin?

I've heard about an android box and a zgemma box. Does anyone have any of these? Are they reliable?

Any other alternatives?
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby biggeordiedave » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:28 pm

Get a firestick and put Kodi (Exodus add on) on it and you won't need Sky or Virgin. Not as reliable of course but it hasn't let me down yet. It's a bit hard to get the football at the minute though.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Toondes » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:00 pm

I have an android box. Cost £50 on gumtree. Excellent for movies , tv shows and all other stuff. Hit and miss for football streams although modbro add on is good for sky and by channels. I'm ona very basic package with virgin and it's still just gone up to £50 a month. I was thinking about cancelling and get everything through bt.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Duke » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:23 pm

Buy a cheap laptop, put Kodi on it for TV shows and movies and get AceStreams for sports. Link it to your TV with HDMI if you want to or just watch it on your laptop screen.

No arseing about with TV boxes or whatever, plus you have a laptop <notbad>
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Bodacious Benny » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:20 pm

I like kodi for TV and movies, it's pretty awful for live sport though in my experience.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Tsi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:08 pm

I'm using Chromecast (cheapest price £28.50 tesco direct) with kodi on my tablet just cast to screen works a treat.

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby biggeordiedave » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:43 am

Tsi wrote:I'm using Chromecast (cheapest price £28.50 tesco direct) with kodi on my tablet just cast to screen works a treat.


If by "works a treat" you mean "doesn't f***ing work at all" then I totally agree <ok>.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Tsi » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:11 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tsi wrote:I'm using Chromecast (cheapest price £28.50 tesco direct) with kodi on my tablet just cast to screen works a treat.


If by "works a treat" you mean "doesn't f***ing work at all" then I totally agree <ok>.


Works fine for me, better than my jailbroken apple tv maybe it's your internet.

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby PTAO » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:02 pm

What are people using for sport on kodi? I used to use Phoenix but can't get s*** on that anymore, despite the multiple reinstallations.

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Bodacious Benny » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:11 pm

PTAO wrote:What are people using for sport on kodi? I used to use Phoenix but can't get s*** on that anymore, despite the multiple reinstallations.


My mate uses SportsDevil - I've not used it but he says it's good.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby PTAO » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:17 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
PTAO wrote:What are people using for sport on kodi? I used to use Phoenix but can't get s*** on that anymore, despite the multiple reinstallations.


My mate uses SportsDevil - I've not used it but he says it's good.


Had it installed but never tried it. Just got Sky Sports 1 working through it <awe>

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby biggeordiedave » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:55 pm

The Bob add on is meant to be pretty good too <ok>. It's kind of like what Phoenix was before it went s***.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Darkstarr » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:39 am

Add on the mobdro app to your android boxes. Its got every live channel you could probably think off, and works great.

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Toondes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:43 am

Darkstarr wrote:Add on the mobdro app to your android boxes. Its got every live channel you could probably think off, and works great.

It doesn't work that well for me. I'm using it in an android m8s box and it's connected to virgin media fibre via Ethernet
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Fonda Trevanion » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:00 am

Sportsdevil on Kodi is as good as it gets ... must have decent broadband speed or dont bother.

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Haswell » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:51 pm

+1 for Sportsdevil.

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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby el héroe » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 pm

In my opinion Kodi is crap for footy now. It used to be superb but the quality has went to s*** these days and lots of good streams are now unavailable. I have fibre broadband now and it makes no difference o the quality, Kodi is still good for tv and movies but again more s**** appearing lately. <fist>
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Bodacious Benny » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:52 am

Totally agree, great for TV and films, absolutely dire for live sport.
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby Beatski » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:50 pm

just got a firestick. any tips on how to set it up?
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Re: Alternative to sky?

Postby biggeordiedave » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:56 pm

Beatski wrote:just got a firestick. any tips on how to set it up?


You'll need ES File Explorer. From there you can download Kodi and install the add ons. Google SEO Michael and you'll get guides for everything you need <ok>. When installing Kodi don't use wizards, just install the add ons you actually need like Exodus and Phoenix. Otherwise it's practically unusable when 50 add ons start updating themselves.
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