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Any Stream Box Users Out there? Is it worth getting?

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I currently have a not very smart TV, and a dog slow Humax box, which leads to multi remotes and a not good experience. The Stream box looks like a good option as it's the only streamer available that also does live TV, but info is thin on the ground. So...

- Is it fast enough? I passionately hate slow TV boxes, the ones where it takes forever to do anything because it's not quick enough to keep up with button presses.

- Does the live TV actually work like terrestial, or is it glitchy with reboots, buffering Etc? I have 150Mb broadband.

- Would you recommend it/any downsides? The only thing it doesn't seem to have is NOW TV but I can live with having a separate remote for that.

Thanks 🙂


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Sky Stream also does live TV, & the two are quite similar.

The advantage currently with Sky over VMs product is that you can have more than one box per household, & it can be used on any broadband provider with a fast enough connection (including VM).

If your VM Broadband is stable enough Stream should work well, but I will leave the Stream users on the board to respond to that.

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Alessandro Volta

I think you are misinformed about Stream in that it has apps mainly for stored content (see Stream's apps), so you'll still need Humax (or a faster one) for live TV. I think you should have a look at other streaming devices such as Roku and Fire TV Stick 4K, and if one is suitable then see if there is a cheaper ISP than VM.

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