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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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