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Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby BerkshireScouse » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:22 pm

Hi

Currently, thanks to Apple making a balls-up of their IOS8 upgrade, I can’t stream live UK television from my iPad to our TV.

Until recently I used to watch UK television via Filmon, by streaming it to my telly via my tablet. However, I have noticed that Filmon has ceased to function (whether temporarily or permanently, I don’t know…)

What I’d like to do is to view UK telly without having to ‘mirror’ the screen from my tablet to the TV. Is there an alternative to Apple TV which will enable me to do this? Or – alternatively – is it possible to stream live UK TV wirelessly from my PC to the TV? Living where we do, would it be necessary to set up a VPN to enable us to watch it?

Would applications such as Google Chromecast/Roku 3/Roku streaming stick be suitable for my requirements? What would be your suggestions?

Many thanks in anticipation.
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby CBBB » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Take a look at Android boxes with XBMC installed.
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby Sotos » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:10 pm

Yes, XBMC is a good solution. You can also add the FilmOn addon http://superrepo.org/plugin.video.filmon/ . Something like the MINIX NEO X8 or X7 should be good for what you need. I got one for my parents ... I spend 3 days customizing it the way I wanted (addons, a nicer theme etc) and it works really good. There are other addons for streaming movies ... something like the "Movies" on your AppleTV but free (pirated) ;) Here is a screenshot of FilmOn (UK Live TV directory):

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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:40 pm

The trick is to fool the UK originator you are in the UK. We use unblockus.com, costs US $ 4.99 per month. That also gives up "catch-up" TV such as BBC iPlayer, and 4OD. we run that through a laptop with an HDMI link to the TV. Can be done with an Android box. there is something called expat tv, which is free but has adds.
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby boomerang » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:15 pm

Just install mashup on xbmc, veetle and navi x.....dont need anything else...been using xbmc for more than 2 years.. I made thread here a long time ago....

Search navi x for your country's content and also get the ppv for free....I watch all big fights live for free and usually from sky 1 or bt1....
By the way you can install xbmc on everything but on apple....I got it on my mobile, pc, surface, tablet and android tv...
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby boomerang » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:18 pm

Sotos you can get all that just from navi x....no need to install all the crap...
if you want to use apple tv you need to get apple tv2 and jailbreak it and dont do upgrades....get one from ebay...
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby boomerang » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:03 pm

Mash up is gone as from tonight... today he upgraded meaning he deleted from your system.... his websites are down as well... navy x still works...veetle is up, 1channel and icefilms still up...


Gonna miss mash up...
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby Sotos » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:19 pm

I am not really using XBMC myself now ... I got an Android box for my parents... mostly for the Greek channels (the addons by Lamda). What I couldn't find in the few days I used XBMC myself is anything showing Cyprus football championship (LTV, Cytavision, Primetel) or any reliable addons for the Champions and Europa leagues (there are a lot, but many of them don't work at all, others work at low resolution and buffer a lot and very few times I found a good stream after a lot of trial and error!) Any suggestions?
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby boomerang » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:22 am

sotos have you installed navi-x...these days you can get from superrepo...install this addon
then you go to
navi-extreme portal, then most viewed 24hrs...
you will find a lot of link...if you want HD, you need to look for it as it changes all the time...

there used to be a fixed link with live UK channels, but they pulled it down...there is now sports2 link on the second page...that seems to work right now...

also you might want to search navi-x, with greek channels and you will probably get more than lamda...also search for sky channels
there used to be a lot of links on navi-x, but lately I noticed they are a lot fewer....I think they are cracking down on them...

the best option right now is navi-x, icefilms, veetle and 1channel...they seemed to be active...

PS for HD you will need a damn good internet connection...for SD an average of 4-5M should be ok...
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Re: Alternatives to Filmon/Apple TV?

Postby Sotos » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:43 am

I have navi-x .. lots of content but not very organized and again a lot of it doesn't work and most of the rest is low quality. It is not even standard def (DVD) but worst. I wouldn't mind the low quality for a football game I want to watch (better than nothing), but the whole thing is so disorganized that you have to search a lot to find what you need. It is easier to find by searching Google and playing the stream on the browser. My internet connection is good enough for HD. I get HD on Netflix and can play 1080p on youtube etc with no problems and no buffering apart from a couple of seconds at the beginning.
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