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Standard User aldredd
(learned) Mon 18-Jul-11 15:06:30
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Sky Anytime+ - Do you need to be using their B/B connection?


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hello,

for Sky Anytime+, I know you have to have their own B/B package.

However, I wondered, does it check to see that you're actually using it, or just check you have it on your account?

Reason being, I've recently had a dedicated FTTP line installed, meaning my sky B/B has been made redundant. For now, I've down-graded it to the minimum package with a view to scrapping it once I've found a solution for my landline voice calls - as the voice & B/B package are linked.

However, if I can still benefit from Sky+ (when they finally activate it on my box!) over my FTTP line by keeping my Sky BB live, then I may just keep it as it is!

Thanks!

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Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Mon 18-Jul-11 16:33:59
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Re: Sky Anytime+ - Do you need to be using their B/B connect


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It checks that you have it connected to a sky broadband LLU connection this is why it dont work on sky connect as the box sees this as BTs network and not skys. I tried this personally with virgin media.
When i switched to sky i still had my vm connection for a few days but the box just kept returning and invalid network basically.

Ash

PS do you have multi room by any chance because if you do and have your phone line cut off theyll charge you full sub price for the extra boxes instead of just a tenner each box is mandatory connection the the phone line if not this is obviously not a problem.

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Standard User aldredd
(learned) Tue 19-Jul-11 08:39:14
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Thanks Ash - that's what I thought - looks like I can get rid of another part of my sky package laugh

And no, no multi-room, just standard HD box (minus the HD package now)

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Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Tue 19-Jul-11 09:09:48
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Ah thats all good then TBH considering they've made it that you can use sky player (now sky go) without having multi room or broadband just TV now. If anytime + means that much to you and you dont mind watching on your pc just watch it threw the sky go website. It don't matter what connection you've got just the faster the better sp your in luck with the FTTP lol.

Ash

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Standard User aldredd
(learned) Tue 19-Jul-11 09:45:10
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In an ideal world, I'd like to access normal Sky Anytime+ via the box, but despite the software on the box being updated months & months ago, I've long given up them actually turning it on, so I'm not sad about it. I could indeed use Sky Go - doubt I will though TBH, I have enough recorded on the box to last the rest of the year as it is!

Funny really, I have this fab FTTP line, and what do I use it for? ebay! haha

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Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Tue 19-Jul-11 20:16:16
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haha yea i ued to have virgins 50meg for like 2 years in fairness i did use it a lot psn xbox live and all that but i know were your coming from in having all the speed and not getting much benefit most of the time lol.

Ash

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Standard User Yerman164
(regular) Mon 28-Nov-11 16:50:34
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I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone on here currently has Anytime+ activated with Sky Broadband but also has another connection with a different ISP?

There seems to have been a change in the last few days on Sky boxes and when you connect a network cable using another ISP it says 'Connection: OK' in settings, when it always used to say 'Connection: fail.'

I'm wondering whether they are starting to make changes behind the scenes to enable Anytime+ on other ISP's. If someone on here has two connections, one of them Sky Broadband with Anytime+ activated, could you please test it on the other connection to see if they have removed the IP address restriction?
Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Tue 29-Nov-11 04:14:05
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In reply to a post by Yerman164:
I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone on here currently has Anytime+ activated with Sky Broadband but also has another connection with a different ISP?

There seems to have been a change in the last few days on Sky boxes and when you connect a network cable using another ISP it says 'Connection: OK' in settings, when it always used to say 'Connection: fail.'

I'm wondering whether they are starting to make changes behind the scenes to enable Anytime+ on other ISP's. If someone on here has two connections, one of them Sky Broadband with Anytime+ activated, could you please test it on the other connection to see if they have removed the IP address restriction?


Hi i just tried this with a virgin media and a talk talk as well as sky, The only 1 it works on for me is the sky it says connected on the other 2 but don't allow me access to AT+ its self so looks like its still sky only at least for me

Ash

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Standard User Yerman164
(regular) Tue 29-Nov-11 12:02:33
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Thanks for trying it. Very strange that it says the service is connected but you still can't access AT+. It certainly said the connection failed until just a few days ago if you connected with another ISP.

Hopefully it's a sign they are making some changes to allow other ISP's access. There are strong rumours on Digital Spy forums that Sky are testing Anytime+ on other ISP's now and will open it up soon.
Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Tue 29-Nov-11 12:07:26
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In reply to a post by Yerman164:
Thanks for trying it. Very strange that it says the service is connected but you still can't access AT+. It certainly said the connection failed until just a few days ago if you connected with another ISP.

Hopefully it's a sign they are making some changes to allow other ISP's access. There are strong rumours on Digital Spy forums that Sky are testing Anytime+ on other ISP's now and will open it up soon.


Yould be quite cool if they do lets face it given the choice between streaming on demand on a ADSL connection or FTTC connection i think most people would rather have the fibre lol and people wont stay with sky BB just for AT+ so it seams fit to open it up + with the arrival of YV next year that threatens AT+ with IP based VOD its in skys best interest to finally open it up

Ash

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2004: Blueyonder 256k/512k => 2006: Blueyonder 2Meg => 2009 Virgin Media 10Meg => 2009/10 Virgin Media 50Meg => 21/04/2011 sky Unlimited 11167 kbps D / 910kbps U(current) 30/9/11 Virgin Media 100Meg(disconnected15/12/11) =>17/11/11 Talktalk to be updated

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