Optus snatches English Premier League rights from Fox Sports in Australia

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  1. Pommy

    Pommy First Grade

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    I just got a new Apple TV which allows installable apps unlike the older models.

    I’m a very big fan of optus sport in this configuration rather than streaming to my phone and then air playing it to the TV.

    I have found myself watching a lot more highlights and managers interviews.
    I also haven’t had any streaming issues with this box, were not even on NBN yet.
     
  2. Lambretta

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    Optus now gives you unlimited internet downloads, and a free Fetch Mighty box for $80 a month
    They give you ALL their channels including free Premier League on top of this for $20 extra

    As you can now package Foxtel in little bundles, you can take the Sports package for $40 and job done

    Personally, I didn't do this - I have taken 2,000 gigs from Telstra on downloads and have taken Fox in bundles which I can add and drop as I see fit. We have a Fetch box, so I can add Premier League to that if I decide to drop Foxtel bundles, but at the moment I am trying to reduce expenses not increase them
     
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  3. Lambretta

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    I took the Premier League through Optus last year as it was free with my phone
    I put the app on an Ipad and used Apple TV to get it to the television. Convoluted and I needed a password to use it

    When I watched a game, fast forwarding and rewinding was cumbersome, clunky and awkward at best - completely painful really. I watched ONE game ALL SEASON.

    When they introduced a $15 a month fee - I dropped it straight away

    Now I have a Fetch Mighty box, I can access the Premier League as if it's a normal channel which enhances the viewing experience. But I'm not paying the $15 a month. I will just record the FTA games off SBS and watch those.
     
  4. Lambretta

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    I won't watch television on a phone, or an ipad or a postage stamp or a pillow or the boot of a car
    I am a bit weird, I prefer to watch television on a television. I think it's being an old fart that does it

    Doing it through Apple TV was the worst viewing experience I had ever had.
    I am willing to think about it in the future now I have a lovely Fetch Mighty. But on streaming the fast forwarding isn't in real time. It's hold............. jump........ see where you are.......... no that's wrong, back....... where are we now? ......... no that's wrong,........... hold again........... oops too far........ try again
    Better than Apple TV, but not like normal recordings or Foxtel.
     
  5. Front-Rower

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    Still have to buy an Optus product (internet or mobile) to access the premier league broadcasts.
     
  6. Lambretta

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    Yes, unlimited Optus internet is an Optus product
    If you have to have internet and want Premier League you may as well marry the two
     
  7. Pommy

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    Cant you just pay $15 a month and use another internet provider?
    I get it free with my phone but it works perfect on my Apple TV through Telstra.
     
  8. Front-Rower

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    You need to buy an internet or mobile phone plan to gain access to the optus sport service. Once you have access to optus sport then yes you can use any ISP.

    I don’t want to use optus mobile or internet ever again after my experiences with them in the past.
     
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    source ?
     
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    Sorry spotted on twitter and forgot to paste.
     
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    Just got rid of my Optus mobile plan so I figured I was saying goodbye to watching live games. But I guess I will sign up even though I don’t really want to pay per month to watch epl.

    Wish they had an app on all smart tvs.
     
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    Excellent. Am happy AF it hasn't gone back to foxtel.

    Hopefully the monthly subscription they offer to others is better than the NRL live pass rubbish we get for being with telstra.
     
  15. Twizzle

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    I've managed to download a few aps on my smart TV that are supposedly only available through Google play store.

    Just did a google search and it gave the option to download the ap or the program
     
  16. Pommy

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    I’m not sure if there are other TV boxes with apps but the app works brilliant on the Apple TV.
    I have a 4K Samsung TV and I can’t stand the ‘smart’ functions the Apple TV is such an improvement in my opinion.
     
  17. hellteam

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    Definitely happy Optus is hanging on to Premier League.

    I have the Foxtel Now box to watch NRL... quality is often choppy and stutters occasionally. Very annoying (anyone else have this isssue?) I have NBN.

    The Optus fetch box works perfectly. Can't even tell it's streaming. Great product
     
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