Sky and Amazon a joined forces
Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 261 ✭✭
edited 14 December 2020, 1:34PM in Discussion
From today Amazon will be available on Sky q and NOW TV And NOW TV will be available through the fire stick To Have greater freedom of entertainment more entertainment On the Sky Q box And NOW TV App Means more competition For BT Also they're in talks with ITV and BBC about britbox It looks like sky QS got near enough all the apps going To pity that BT hasn't got the Disney Channel app
Amazon have definitely came out winners in this deal as with their massive buying power they will practically give firesticks away in an attempt for market dominance.
In 2020 I really wouldn't put a dvd player as a serious contender for a coveted HDMI slot.
I agree that some TVs only have 3 HDMI ports and those can now be quickly used up with all the HDMI devices that we now have.
It's good to have everything in one place.
Hope in time Youview will add more apps to its service.
Disney + seems to be the only other app I would hope comes to Youview overtime.
Watching TV over time could turn out to be costly if you had to get every payed streaming service out there just so you can get all the programmes and shows that you want.
Re your PS, of course you wouldn’t, because you’re a really hoopy frood.
And I bet when they get into Argos they see the £18 Bush one, and think “Well, that’s got HDMI” and buy that instead.... 😢
Switched to my 372T box and connection rock solid, albeit around 20 seconds behind the Now box.
I tried the Now box again later, with YouView disconnected and Prime still disconnected.
Thats not an <ahem> prime example of using Prime as there are an awful lot of users having an awful lot of problems with Amazons live football on various devices. For me, on a Sony 4K TV (internal Amazon app), which can only display a PQ at 25fps, the connection is solid via powerlines but the resolution looks ****. I'm going to see what it looks like on a laptop tonight as the picture is doing my head in and Amazon have got wall-to-wall football over the Christmas period which I'll want to watch.
Only app shes got missing from her Samsung TV is the CBS Catch Up/Horror Bites but thats not to big a deal for her as shes got all the other main apps.
Fire stick is really good. GUI has a smooth satisfying interface, and features I’ve been looking for like auto frame rate changing for films and such, plus all the apps you mentioned. Down side is the auto frame rate feature only covers Amazon and Plex at the moment, Netflix is yet to implement it on fire stick....so there’s a couple of gaps which Youview could plug if they can seize the initiative
Will still use both Youview boxes as PVRs and at time still use the apps that's on the box.
I manly decided to get the Amazon Fire Stick as both my Samsung TVs from 2013 and 2014 dont support the last apps and some apps like Youtube now seem slow in loading and to use on the TVs.
You would have though Amazon video would have went on Youview retail boxes by now.
That assessment is unfortunately correct. Retail is dead.