1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

How do you TV?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Clementine_3, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    All good points. cables much too expensive for the same re runs month in and out
     

    Advertisement

  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #26
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,859
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    I did just, yesterday, ditch my TV service. It was minimal service to begin with but I finally realized I could save myself some cash and stream everything I want or need.

    I already have Netflix, Amazon, MLB and NHL and use my Roku to stream them. There are Roku channels for a lot of networks and I can use my Chromecast for CBS (no Roku channel, except for news). They all have 'yesterdays' shows online (for the stuff I want anyway) so I'll just be a day behind. I can stream my local news live and NBC/CBS has national news clips available. So what if I don't see Lester setting the story up :D

    I looked at the Slings and Hulus of the world and really don't think I need any of them. I'm not a huge TV watcher so will have more than enough to keep me busy with what I have now (once Hulu is gone and I'm all caught up that is!).
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  3. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Hey @Trey my seester how did i miss this neat thread all this time!
     
  4. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #26
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,859
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Well, if by "all this time" you mean a week... ;)
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  5. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    And a great topic it is! You have me seriously th!nking of cutting my Directv. The only th!ng is the reception in my area is bad without the connection. What would be a dependable antenna connectuon to get back on regular tv . I will be subscribing to Amazon and other streaming.
     
  6. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #26
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,859
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Yeah. That's my problem here. I don't get OTA at all and the indoor antennas I tried were pretty useless. My house is in a dip and the signal just isn't strong enough to pull in. I'm not going to bother with a roof setup. I'm OK with streaming everything so far though, but as I said, I'm not a huge TV-er.
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  7. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    I would miss the local news live coverages. Other than that everything else i could stream too.
     
  8. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #26
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,859
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Check the NewsOn app, it has my local news and tons of local news stations from all over. I added it to Roku and it works well. The station I watch streams the live news shows online so I actually just Chromecast it from their site. If I miss it I can do NewsOn.

    In my maiden voyage with no TV I'm learning all sorts of stuff and ways!
     
    GCros and Rico ANDROID like this.
  9. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Screenshot_2017-03-26-07-49-09.png
    WOW I just installed and gave NewsOn a try, it works!!!! Thanks Clementine3!!!
     
    Clementine_3 likes this.
  10. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    423
    Posts:
    3,889
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013

    Jan 11, 2013
    3,889
    1,051
    423
    We use the TV station catch up services and we have Netflix.

    Our aerial has been on the fritz for months but we watch so little OTA that we haven't bothered replacing it.

    As for the UK TV license: best entertainment bargain EVER! The beeb probably does fully half the shows I watch - OK, that's not many - and whole year costs less than 1.5 times what the OP pays each month for the basic TV package that comes with his interweb - which is around what most Sky/Virgin customers pay.

    Compare to that lot, it's absolutely awesome value :)
     
    Rico ANDROID and mikedt like this.
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #5
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    26,359
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    26,359
    15,508
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    I never miss an episode of Casualty or Eastenders, I don't have a TV licence, the beeb is the best value ever.
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  12. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Whats the beeb? International tv
     
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #5
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    26,359
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    26,359
    15,508
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    Well it's international TV for me. :D "the beeb" is a nickname for the BBC, it's sometimes called "auntie" as well. The BBC doesn't have commercials and it's funded by the TV licence.

    I do watch quite a lot of BBC programmes via VPN, no TV licence in China.
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  14. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Hi @mikedt , thank you kind sir for the info. i do love BBC programs and network it ties me.to the world. i like the name The beeb in this reference much more than our "singer" ...lol. I realy like the "How Do You TV" folder! Kudos to the original poster/facilitator
     
    mikedt likes this.
  15. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Screenshot_2017-03-27-22-18-47.png Watching LIVE Weather and entire News Cast local on NewsOn app. Thanks @Clementine_3
     
    GCros and Clementine_3 like this.
  16. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    633
    Posts:
    4,872
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011

    Feb 20, 2011
    4,872
    1,767
    633
    /home/
    I pay for internet and a handful of streaming services (netflix and amazon prime) - that does it for me.
     
    Rico ANDROID and Clementine_3 like this.
  17. LV426

    LV426 I say we take off and nuke this place from orbit
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #12
    Points:
    1,988
    Posts:
    8,957
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015

    Oct 16, 2015
    8,957
    13,399
    1,988
    Male
    Software developer
    South West of England
    Yeah that is good value. ;)
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  18. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Does anyone remember another TV stream online called "couch potato"? i used to catch all Workaholic episodes and tons of other shows on there. i think it doesnt exist anymore or changed names.
     
  19. GCros

    GCros Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017

    Mar 1, 2017
    43
    124
    48
    Male
    Alexandria, LA
    I subscribe to Dish Network's 2nd tier package, occasionally subscribing to premium channels whenever they're offering a phenomenal deal. (I got 6 months of the HBO channels & the Cinemax channels for $5/month; too good to pass up. When the 6 month deal was over, I turned it off.) I also have a Roku, but I haven't paid for any channels on it, unless you count backgammon. (I'm a backgammon fiend & have probably played 10's of 1000's of games over the years. For some reason, I never get sick of person-to-person or person vs. electronics Backgammon.)

    On the Dish Network DVR hard drive and the attached external hard drive, I've recorded a few hundred movies, probably close to 1000. There's almost no chance of me ever watching more than a very small percentage of what's recorded.

    I have an XBox 360, which I rarely use, but most of the same apps or channels on my Roku are also available on my XBox. I've added them to the app section, but unless something happens to my Roku, I'll probably just keep using the Roku.

    EDIT: OOPS! I lied! I AM paying for a subscription on Roku! I have Netflix (& Amazon Prime, if that counts!)
     
    Clementine_3 and Rico ANDROID like this.
  20. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    I'm a big DirecTV fan but its getting old quick! They play MORE commercials than regular channels. I counted 15 minutes of commercials one after another before the featured show ever resumed from the break. Im paying $125 per month for commercials
     
  21. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Still rrrRocking my new NEWS ON app thanks to my sister @tre aka @Clementine_3

    Aint that something about Aaron Hernandez and now that "3rd” letter left .

    (...zoom in, is it just a "little ironic" the name of the Funeral home and acfusations in the news about a possible motive?)

    Screenshot_2017-04-23-17-29-52.png
     
  22. linuxp2p

    linuxp2p Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2017

    Apr 23, 2017
    2
    2
    16
    I stream TV online or use p2p
     
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  23. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    I used ShowBox to watch tv shows or movies. I had the option to watch using theAndroid video player or choose p2p. I got a call from my lSP while p2ping a Workaholics episode... i dont know why i got a call... is it safe?

    Screenshot_2017-04-23-18-09-59.png
     
  24. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #5
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    26,359
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    26,359
    15,508
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    @Rico ANDROID You got a call from your ISP? o_O I suggest that you stop using it immediately....
    https://androidforums.com/threads/isp-notification-from-fox-and-universal-studios.994111/
    I downloaded ( jurassic world) and watched it with my wife. We received a notice from our ISP that said we infringed on the rights of Universal pictures and our actions were a violation of piracy.

    For information I use a VPN, ExpressVPN, mainly because of where I am, but it also means the ISP or Hollywood or Beijing etc, can't see what I'm doing online.
    https://www.expressvpn.com/

    BTW I just realized that this Sky(UK ISP) page is still in my Firefox browser cache from when I was in the UK back in February....
    sky.jpg
    A P2P torrent site blocked by Sky, but is completely accessible here in China of course. :thumbsupdroid:
     
    #49 mikedt, Apr 23, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  25. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    623
    Posts:
    4,710
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    4,710
    4,602
    623
    Streaker By Birff
    In Cell Phone SIMetery
    Hi @mikedt thanks for the info, yup, i got a call. Yoir information is good feed back i will be careful from now on. Cool on that lstter site. can you stl acdess it via vpn?
     

Share This Page

Loading...