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me1
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I want to be able to watch PIK TV on my Roku TV.  I don't want another piece of equipment cluttering up my house and life.  Telus - think less is more, think portable, think tiny house.......

wcn00
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I have 3 tv's and they all have roku's  do i now have to get three piktv boxes as well?  blech.

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@wcn00 wrote:

I have 3 tv's and they all have roku's  do i now have to get three piktv boxes as well?  blech.


No. You can only provision one PikTV per account. The service is meant for cord cutters who want to watch limited TV. Optik is the product if you want multiple TV connections.

 

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wcn00
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Then why have they given me two telus tv boxes?

As of yet the service doesn't work at all.  I am steeling myself for a
support center call.

wcn
captainnapalm
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100% agree. While I'm also strongly in favour of getting even the current PikTV app released for Android TV as a whole, Roku boxes are actually the most popular streaming set top boxes on the market, ahead of the combined Android TV, Apple TV, and FireTV. 

 

Roku makes a lot of sense to be supported.

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Problems seems all providers that offer TV in Canada don't support it for some reason. My guess is coding has never been done, perhaps budget constraints, or do not want to take it on and be the first to make a channel for it. Perhaps if one was done it could more easily be implemented. While i agree with the Roku sediment it remains a black sheep in Canada for all providers.

Nivende2
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Number of devices on which you can watch Pik TV Watch Pik TV on up to 2 devices

You can watch Pik TV on 2 devices at a time. This includes your Pik TV Media box, Apple TV, mobile devices, tablets and browsers.

wcn00
Friendly Neighbour
Do you know if PIK TV depends on the telus wireless router in any way? 
I removed it because my network is a work network and outside routers
are not allowed.

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wcn00
Friendly Neighbour

Yay.  PikTV started to work last evening.  It appears to be a giant pvr of whatever is on my selected channels.  Which is very good. 

The bad:
-you can't fast forward the commercials

-its slow.  very slow to respond to the remote

-not very well organized.  Maybe I'm new to the service but I find it hard to navigate.
-the remote, while being snazzy and nice looking, is smooth.  I have peripheral neuropathy which means less feeling in my fingers and I can't find the buttons on the remote.  I'll ask if there are any more "stone aged" remotes available.

In the end I'll keep this service because its only 10 bucks.  But because we have to watch commercials to use it I doubt that it will get used much. I have the 3 local channels filtered through my plex server (hd antenna) and it nicely strips out the commercials so we watch that way most of the time.

I would actually pay 4 times this much for a commercial free service.
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wcn

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Fast forward is always disabled for on demand content. This has nothing to do with TELUS and is strictly a content providers (channel owner) action how their content can be viewed.
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Kind of why I like the Crave content on Pik. Usually no commercials. For on demand shows that do have broadcaster inserted commercials, I find there are still fewer commercials than if watching live TV.