Watching SkyMobile on mac as opposed to iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eshroom, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    With a £6 subscription and my status as a new graduate, the Sky Sports package is very attractive... If only I could watch it at 13" instead of 3.5".

    Any ideas? I know there is no iPhone emulator (though the need for one has just increased ever so slightly).
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Don't think so, but have you seen you can get it free for 3 months via the O2 website? :D
     
  3. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's amazin', if only i could watch it on a bigger screen (... it would be much more expensive :()
     
  4. Cupra macrumors regular

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    could a jailbreaker not hackinto the thing and find the URL of the live stream? just a thought
     
  5. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    you will need to signup to the following link with your viewing card but heres the PC/mac version: http://skyplayer.sky.com/

    it's free to watch as long as you signup with valid sky card but it's limited to what packages your signed up to....... if you don't have sky sports you cant watch sky sports
     
  6. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately I don't have a viewing card. I only have the SkyMobile app and sports subscription limited to the app.
     
  7. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    well theres always http://tvcatchup.com/ TV Catchup they just show freeview channels, they have sky news and sky sports news live feeds aswell as a fair few others, registration to view channels is free and it's also iphone\ipod touch friendly when viewed through safari at http://iphone.tvcatchup.com
     
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  9. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still no sky sports for £6 a month though...
     
  10. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Solved! For those interested:

    1. Download "Landscape TV Out" from the big boss repo (free)

    2. Download Videoglide http://www.echofx.com/videoglide.html

    3. Buy an AV Input to USB 2.0 converter on their supported hardware list (I'm buying an EasyCap) from your favourite online auction place.

    4. Enjoy watching Sky Sports on your laptop for just £6 a month!!!

    If you want to splash out you could by an eyetv AV Input adapter for £90 but there's really no point...

    Enjoy!
     
  11. odelay macrumors 6502

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    or alternatively, use the Landscape Tv-out app and the Apple Video/out cable, hook your iPhone up to your tv, and watch Sky Sports on the BIG screen
     
  12. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Is it possiable to watch skymobile on a standard monitor?
     
  13. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As long as it's connected to a computer you can do it through the USB using the method stated above.

    You can search for some kind of AV to VGA adapter. My monitor came with TV. The TV was just a box attached on the back, it had AV in to VGA out. You can probably track that thing down on eBay, mine's made by advent. Failing that I'd sell you mine for a tenner.
     
  14. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like these easycap devices wont work...as ive only got DVI/VGA inputs on my monitor


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-EASYCAP-U...uting_CablesConnectors_RL?hash=item19b868e0a9

    Would need something like this aswell?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VGA-SVGA-to-S...uting_CablesConnectors_RL?hash=item3358576ce7
     
  15. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That looks like exactly what you need! And what a bargain! Very simple. I read somewhere that it was difficult to convert the signal and necessitated complicated circuitry... But apparently not.
     
  16. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Ok cool, cheers.

    Just hoping there with some hack for skymobile so you dont have to pay for it once the three months is up :D
     

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