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t_revz

Watching Japanese Tv In Aus

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Thought it might be useful to share ways to watch Japanese TV down under. We use an android Tv box (skystreamX) that i purchased thinking that it did a lot more. It quoted that 1000's of channels were available but i found it hard to use and content hard to find.

I stumbled across an Ebay ad for a subscription to Japanese iptv streaming from the internet using android Tv boxes. They offered a 24 hour free trial on each of there 4 packages,The first one worked well and gave around 38 channels. quality was as good as regular tv and didnt get any buffering on our 5-10Mbps connection. However we had an issue with my android box and their log in system so it wasnt any good for us. Tried 24 hour trials of the next 2 services they offered "ihome" and "ihome 2". one of them was ok but buffered often and was no playback capabilities. the other had a terrible pictures and very pixelated.

Finally tried the final option called "World TV" after a successful trial we purchased a subscription about 9 months ago for $180 US for 12 months. We have 38 free to air channels, Tokyo and Kansai, and 12 Fox channels that have either japanese subtitles or voiceovers. i mostly watch J Sports 1,2,3,4, BS tsuri vision(24hr fishing) and fox discovery,science and history. The kids get into Animax and Disney a bit. Quality is as good as regular tv, and if the interent speed drops away then the picture drops back a level until the speed picks back up. Have only had 1 day so far the system has been down.

Shows are usually 20 seconds - 2 minutes delayed, and we have a 5 day playback function. I was after this for a long time before finding what seemed like a real product and not a gimmick. There are a lot of interesting shows on and will definetely be renewing our subscription shortly when it comes around again.

I'll search for a link to what i have incase anyone wants to give the trial a go. If anyone is using a different service feel free to share and compare.

Trev :cheers:

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thanks for that....I'll have to add, a lot of JPN tv is fkn weird. Entertaining, but fkn weird. Although they did have a wide range of adult entertainment available on the hotel room tv, which went unused but was appreciated nonetheless.

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  • Yep plenty of weird stuff especially commercials but interesting nonetheless.

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    Their commercials make absolutely no sense and are still better than the shit here.

    See this woman, she is in a candy forrest having the time of her life with a 6' ambiguous furry animal.

    Then the logo for Softbank appears and no sense was made.

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    I never really missed Japanese TV as so much of it was shite. I've seen some really good stuff on occasion, so its good to know what options are worth a look in.

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    A year on an curiosity got the better of me. Thanks to t_revs I tried Isakura on android box. The website to get it from is https://japannettv.com and you can either buy an android box through them or download the app if you have one already (I think you can do for PC also).

    It was suggested I go for a 3 day trial for USD$4 to see if it worked for me and that the quality was acceptable. I was a little doubtful as I have poor luck with tech stuff working for me, but I gave it a shot and wouldnt-ya-know-it; it worked! 75 Channels of the normal free to air plus a bunch of pay TV channels and quite cost effective if you were to buy the longer packages.

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  • And it has 7 day playback which we mostly use for movies. Glad you had the speed to run it

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  • Hey [mention=24655]t_revz[/mention], thanks for the recommendations. I had a search online for World TV but could find what you were referring to. Would you mind sharing a link


    Japannettv.com

    We use iSakura Plus

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    Just now, t_revz said:

     


    Japannettv.com

    We use iSakura Plus

     

    Great. Would you say that the image is good on a large 55" LED TV if you have NBN/fast internet? As good as normal TV

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  • Great. Would you say that the image is good on a large 55" LED TV if you have NBN/fast internet? As good as normal TV

    We have a 55" tv and it's equal to normal to quality.

    Do a 3 day trial and see what you think

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    Recently I found a Japanese tv live service called fujitv it is good for me so far. I bought a mi box to connect with my TV set in order to watch in a larger screen. Actually I still could watch tv channel on PC with fujitv.live website, but I prefer Bigger screen. ;-)  

    When it comes to installing process, I have much to say.  it is not complex. Useful for newbies, though. Just use an USB thumb drive with fujitv.apk and insert it into the USB port on MI box. Then open up Google Play Store first and install an APP called ES File Explore. After installation, choose ES File Explorer to view the files and you will be able to browse content on the drive and install the fujitv.apk. Once the fujitv app was downloaded, it was very smooth with live streaming of channels and easy to navigate. 

    I live in Germany and have 6-7 time difference, therefore it is necessary to have the playback feature. 7-days playback is good but it would be perfect if it offers 10- days playback. In addition to the playback, HD quality makes it so clear.  No delay, no clutter and no stuck in the picture.  I plan to use it in the long run.

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    In foreign countries, the most miss is the hometown familiar accent, cordial and warm, this is especially important when you are alone., after work or after school,  look at home news, listen to home broadcast, is also a happy thing.
    I am in the United States, recently I found a lot of Japanese TV Live app, but most of them have to buy directly, there is no free to try to watch, who can recommend a Japanese IPTV service  which i can trial watch free, if my needs are met, I will subscribe.

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