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    Cricket was working fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBizzier69 View Post
    FWIW, lots of people I know are really struggling with Flawless and are worried that it's going down the pan....glad some on here are OK with it but seems there's lots of very unhappy customers.
    Looks like this has come to fruition, from what I've heard today....

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    What's the latest with sportsmania/maniahd? It's over three weeks since the last report. My annual subscription has run out. I see they are still using bitcoin. If they aren't viable what alternatives are people using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by derry View Post
    What's the latest with sportsmania/maniahd? It's over three weeks since the last report. My annual subscription has run out. I see they are still using bitcoin. If they aren't viable what alternatives are people using?
    Ruya XL and Flawless

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    Quote Originally Posted by zurichboy View Post
    Ruya XL and Flawless
    Thanks, have you used either of these?

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    Wouldn’t touch Flawless personally. Terrible reviews compared to most and only available via resellers. Look at IPTV Help on Twitter, loads of good ones. Sonar IPTV, Limitless TV, Finesse IPTV.... Your decision of course, but my experience of Flawless, especially the last few months, has been pretty poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBizzier69 View Post
    Wouldn’t touch Flawless personally. Terrible reviews compared to most and only available via resellers. Look at IPTV Help on Twitter, loads of good ones. Sonar IPTV, Limitless TV, Finesse IPTV.... Your decision of course, but my experience of Flawless, especially the last few months, has been pretty poor.
    Actually my experience was the opposite. I was going to bin it, but the last few months it picked up with very few issues, especially when using a VPN.

    Luck of the draw I guess.

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    Thank you All. It would probably help all those that need to commit to a streaming site for the new season if anybody with current experiences could gave a heads up on here.

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    Been using Flawless for about a year now, I know they have had some problems in the past but all seems to have settled down now. Only really use it for the football and the odd film now and again and still works out cheaper than Sky Sports. One good thing is their support always seems to get back to you promptly especially through their own service website. I have not used it much since end of season so looking forward to using it again when the season ko. I still use Virgin for BT sports but not Sky and doubt that I will ever cancel Virgin completely and use Flawless for everything but know some that have. Think I paid about £42 for a 6 month subscription which I renewed in June.

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    Bit Coin is a bit of an issue, something I personally don't want to get involved with. Sportsmania/ManiaHD when working are Bit Coin, Flawless as mentioned above appears to require Bit Coin for payment. I'm looking for a credit card based site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derry View Post
    Bit Coin is a bit of an issue, something I personally don't want to get involved with. Sportsmania/ManiaHD when working are Bit Coin, Flawless as mentioned above appears to require Bit Coin for payment. I'm looking for a credit card based site.
    Are you signing-up through www.flawless-hosting.co.uk? I'm pretty sure I paid through paypal.

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    I paid on cc but think it may now be just bitcoin for payments not sure I know or want to use bitcoin for any future payments.

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    the bitcoin payment worked instantly and without issue when I did it last year. Plan on doing the same again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zurichboy View Post
    Ruya XL and Flawless
    Thanks. I've had a good look round and Ruya XL seems to have a decent history and gets some good reviews from IPTV review websites. It is established on Kodi as XL, again with good reviews. There are a couple of tutorials that show setting up on Kodi. A word to the wise, if the skin / presentation on Kodi isn't Estuary it is best to change it to follow the instructions. I had mine on Confluence but changed to Estuary which matched the tutorial.


    It covers about 600 channels and a lot of American, Canadian, Australian etc. The bad news, it isn't cheap - an annual subscription is £175, however to coincide with the football season starting there is a special offer for July/August of £140.

    It does 1, 3 and 6 month packages which are equally expensive. I haven't signed up yet but I am inclined to after the reported problems with other cheap sites.
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    Guys if you want to buy bitcoin and send it somewhere the easiest interface is coinbase to register with.

    Its the entry point into the crypto world, they charge a transaction fee (minor %), there are tonnes of other options for the advanced among us but I've been in crypto over 2 years and this was how I got started.

    https://www.coinbase.com/

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    I have always used sportsmania, but obviously with that gone I am also looking for a new service. I have been using Swift Streamz on the firs stick, this is free and seems ok quality (not as good as paid but not bad). I have had a free trial of Cciptv (crystal clear IPTV). This seems good, but does any one else have any experience with them? It is 70dollars for 6 months and they are offering 20% off first subscription.

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    Flawless not working again for me. Anyone had similar issues with it recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Flawless not working again for me. Anyone had similar issues with it recently?
    Fine here !

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    Finally I subscribed to Ruya XL on Kodi. Last night I watched Burnley at Aberdeen (to see what we are up against and try the system.) and was really pleased with the quality even though it was Aberdeen's own station as no main channel was broadcasting. No buffering at all.

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    Is Sportsman actually finished then? I still see that you can register on their site. I'm still waiting for a non-Bit Coin option though. I got severely stung on charges when I used coinable, ended up paying 50% more for a 6 month subscription due to it.

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    I couldnít wait for Sportmania to come back so yesterday signed up with Elite IPTV. £40 per year and good customer care. Helped me set up on my IPad and IPhone. Aberdeen game was flawless! Excuse the pun. Best contact Elite via Twitter feed.

    He also provides pre loaded firesticks etc.

    Anyone help with a recommendation for a listings site, all sports but primarily football, that gives TV stations showing games especially friendlies and 3pm kick offs.

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    I’ve just done a 2 day trial (£4) with Ruya XL to have a look. It’ll be the test to see how they handle the boxing tomorrow night.
    £10 a month with them for the basic package (sports) or £25 for 3 months. There is no need to do the top package when you can get all movies and tv for free on Terrarium TV.
    I’ve been with Sportsmania for 3 years and will see how the Ruya trial gets on before I jump ship.
    I had a month on Flawless last season and will never go back there. Big games froze and I complained on Twitter and got blocked. Avoid.
    Sportsmania has always been great and it will take something good to leave them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintwiz View Post
    I’ve just done a 2 day trial (£4) with Ruya XL to have a look. It’ll be the test to see how they handle the boxing tomorrow night.
    £10 a month with them for the basic package (sports) or £25 for 3 months. There is no need to do the top package when you can get all movies and tv for free on Terrarium TV.
    I’ve been with Sportsmania for 3 years and will see how the Ruya trial gets on before I jump ship.
    I had a month on Flawless last season and will never go back there. Big games froze and I complained on Twitter and got blocked. Avoid.
    Sportsmania has always been great and it will take something good to leave them.
    Two things disappointed me about Mania HD. Firstly it just disappeared for the last six weeks of my subscription and secondly bitcoin. It was cheap but it regularly buffered or dropped out towards the end of the season.

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    I had no problems with SM buffering, normally it’s your end. Maintenance of the device and internet speed.
    My sub ran out not long after the football finished.
    Bitcoin seemed no problem on Coinbase.
    Still cheaper than those robbers Sly & BeeTee.
    Plus 3pm Saturday games.

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    This lot doing IPTV for £25 for 12 months again upto 9PM tonight (normally £40)

    Been with them for just over 6 weeks since SportsMania disappeared and had no problems. Working on Kodi, Android & IOS. Obviously cant vouch for Saturday football yet but all the signs are good...

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/vodboxplex/

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    annoying that SM was not working tonight (for me anyway)
    However, have discovered TVtap on Andriod...it has been spot on so far (and it is free)

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    I've found another provider, bosshosting - a reseller of EpicStream - give it a google. It's not free, maybe a tad more expensive than the Flawless etc, but it really is impressive. First IPTV provider such as this which provides full 4k streams un troubled. Even the standard FHD 1080p streams are the highest quality I've ever achieved on IPTV.

    It's about $40 for 3 months.

    Selection of channels is huge, around 2000 live TV channels from around the world and another 1000+ of On demand and catchup content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valesaint View Post
    Anyone help with a recommendation for a listings site, all sports but primarily football, that gives TV stations showing games especially friendlies and 3pm kick offs.
    http://liveonsat.com/los_foot_br_eng_ALL.php



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    IPTV noob here. I've finally got decent broadband so want to start streaming footy. Bit confused about what's needed. Was thinking I just need a media streaming box or fire tv stick and then subscribe to one of the services mentioned on this thread. Is that right? Where does kodi come in, do I need this too? Does anyone bother with a vpn?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrypward View Post
    http://liveonsat.com/los_foot_br_eng_ALL.php



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    Hey, that's a useful reference site! I'm sure that'll be useful during the forthcoming season. Thanks for sharing!

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    Just signed up to SonarIPTV - £60 for the year (£30 when you add a room/device on to that). No VPN needed, all sports, movie channels, VOD content, kids - excellent HD quality & support.
    http://www.bestforkodi.com/upcoming-...tch-the-games/ might help too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBizzier69 View Post
    Just signed up to SonarIPTV - £60 for the year (£30 when you add a room/device on to that). No VPN needed, all sports, movie channels, VOD content, kids - excellent HD quality & support.
    http://www.bestforkodi.com/upcoming-...tch-the-games/ might help too.
    Can’t seem to access their website, was it http://sonarithost.com/ you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkymojo44 View Post
    Can’t seem to access their website, was it http://sonarithost.com/ you used?
    I signed up for this one when Flawless went tit up for me at that back end of last season, it's been great. I usually DM @sonaritsupport on Twitter to sort out the payment via circle payment.

    I think they're closing new subs at the start of the PL season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    I signed up for this one when Flawless went tit up for me at that back end of last season, it's been great. I usually DM @sonaritsupport on Twitter to sort out the payment via circle payment.

    I think they're closing new subs at the start of the PL season.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brightside View Post
    IPTV noob here. I've finally got decent broadband so want to start streaming footy. Bit confused about what's needed. Was thinking I just need a media streaming box or fire tv stick and then subscribe to one of the services mentioned on this thread. Is that right? Where does kodi come in, do I need this too? Does anyone bother with a vpn?
    Thanks!
    Been googling and still not sure so any help appreciated.

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    SM is back by for the weekend apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brightside View Post
    Been googling and still not sure so any help appreciated.
    Depends which service you sign up for, most will have an Android app or use an IPTV one such as perfect player.

    Best to decide which service you are going to use and speak to the person selling it and see what they recommend.

    Not worried about a VPN but may need one once the football starts, lots of services are saying you wonít need one, but until the prem starts and they put the blocks in place they cannot day for definite.

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    Great, thanks.

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    IPVanishVPN $10 a month.

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    right guys, apologies for flagging this thread again, but with start of new season i need somewhere to watch the footy!
    could someone point me to a good streaming service that ticks the following boxes:

    -works on a firestick
    -works on iphone
    -payment by card and NOT BITCOIN
    -I have a permanent vpn but if theres a service that doesn't require one then even better (optional)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nta786 View Post
    right guys, apologies for flagging this thread again, but with start of new season i need somewhere to watch the footy!
    could someone point me to a good streaming service that ticks the following boxes:

    -works on a firestick
    -works on iphone
    -payment by card and NOT BITCOIN
    -I have a permanent vpn but if theres a service that doesn't require one then even better (optional)
    if you have an andriod device. Try TVtap app. Its free.
    Been great for games this summer. Will it buffer like hell when the prem starts? no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nta786 View Post
    right guys, apologies for flagging this thread again, but with start of new season i need somewhere to watch the footy!
    could someone point me to a good streaming service that ticks the following boxes:

    -works on a firestick
    -works on iphone
    -payment by card and NOT BITCOIN
    -I have a permanent vpn but if theres a service that doesn't require one then even better (optional)
    Having looked at a few of the suggestions on here, I went for Elite IPTV in the end. You can look them up on Twitter and message them for a trial.

    All seems good at first look and they seem pretty helpful. I went all in and subscribed for a year at £40, paid via paypal.

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    Post a comment in Tech Kings forums. Loads of decent options on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adkins' Bus View Post
    Having looked at a few of the suggestions on here, I went for Elite IPTV in the end. You can look them up on Twitter and message them for a trial.

    All seems good at first look and they seem pretty helpful. I went all in and subscribed for a year at £40, paid via paypal.
    Im a bit thick !! was this using the amazon firestick through Kodi ? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintoaks View Post
    Im a bit thick !! was this using the amazon firestick through Kodi ? Thanks
    No you don't need Kodi. You would download an app called Perfect Player on to your Firestick and load up the channels through that. They would talk you through the process.

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    Not only have I not bought a season ticket, Iíve not bought a subscription to any streaming services. Thatís how much Iím looking forward to the season ahead!

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    Confused as to why everyone signs up for subscriptions, VPN's etc when links for 95% of Saints games can be found & streamed through Acestream in HD. Then stream effortlessly from PC to TV.

    Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warsash saint View Post
    Confused as to why everyone signs up for subscriptions, VPN's etc when links for 95% of Saints games can be found & streamed through Acestream in HD. Then stream effortlessly from PC to TV.

    Am I missing something?
    I got a load of buffering when I went away from the paid subs and tried Ace Stream.

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    looks like it is back on line.

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