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I Cancelled Sling TV Account. Support Clueless. Shame.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Willow TV on Sling TV sucks.
>> Cricket with Sling TV.
>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.

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The problems, as I pointed out a few days ago, are with Willow TV.

But, I get Willow via Sling TV. So I have to deal with Sling TV.

I can’t watch most of the cricket matches I want to watch: Bangladesh vs. India series and Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan.

60% of the cricket programs WILL NOT LOAD.

I kid you not. I get SERVER-side errors. Probably a capacity issue on the servers. 

The Sling TV reps. are even too dumb to find my account let alone talk about a solution.

So I cancelled the entire damn $10/month Sling TV account.

Yes, there is plenty of cricket, FOR FREE, on ESPN.

Sling TV, when it was DishWorld, was EXCELLENT. Outstanding. Now they suck.

They had a great call center in Montreal, Canada.

Now the reps. can barely speak English!

Do NOT subscribe to Sling TV.


Willow TV Cricket Sucks, BIG TIME, On Sling TV!

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Cricket with Sling TV.
>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.

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Up until a couple of weeks ago it was FINE — it was GOOD — and I watched it at least for an hour each days.

But then it went downhill rapidly.

Currently it is UNUSABLE on Sling TV via a Roku!

I kid you not.

60% of the cricket programs WILL NOT LOAD.

It is said to be a CRICKET channel but 50% of the content now is bloody field hockey! I did NOT pay to get field hockey. I paid for cricket.

The electronic program guide (EPG) — which tells you what each program is SUPPOSED to be — has no bearing to the actual program. It is fictional B.S.

I have asked for my money back from Sling TV.

Typical. They can’t manage to keep a good thing going.

Do NOT signup for Willow. You will get duped.


Sky Sports Cricket Commentators Doing “We Didn’t Start The Fire” For The 2015 Ashes Series Is CLASSIC.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> So, so much cricket on the Roku. 
>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.


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Saw it for the first time, Thursday night, on “One World Sports“, on “Sling TV” (once “DishWorld“) on my Roku 3, while watching Eng. v. NZ T20.

It was BRILLIANT. So clever. So well done. Just amazing editing. A classic.

Some GREAT memorable still pictures from Ashes from years past. You will remember some. You HAVE to watch it. It is catchy.

You will see Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd, Michael Atherton, David Gower, Michael Holding and others …

You will thank me. You will see.


So, So Much Cricket With Sling TV (On Roku 3) With One World Sports + Willow.

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Sling TV “International Sports” package — Willow and One World Sports.

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by Anura Guruge


July 2015 Update.

Willow, right now, is basically inoperable on Sling TV.

Do NOT PURCHASE.

Here is a post about the Willow problems.


Other Related posts:
a/ West Indies win 3rd Test.
b/ Jason Holder THE Man …
c/ WI v. Eng & parallel IPL 2015.
d/ IPL 2015
opening ceremonies.
e/ WI v England 2015
on Willow.  … … …

>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.

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Upcoming Willow cricket schedule. http://www.willow.tv/EventMgmt/fixtures.asp

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One World Sports, via SkyNews Sports, is providing OUTSTANDING coverage of the English International matches. http://www.oneworldsports.com/


I got the Roku 3 (50% off) from DishWorld — now Sling TV — so that I could get Willow Cricket to watch cricket. That was in February and the Roku has changed our lives. We love the Roku.

Thanks to the Roku I also got ESPN Cricket 2015 and that enabled me to watch both the 2015 World Cup and the IPL 2015. That was a bonus and treat.

After I finished the World Cup I was watching Willow — most days. More cricket there than I can keep up.

Then a few days ago, serendipitously, I discovered One World Sports. When I go to Sling TV I had it ALWAYS tuned to Willow. So I didn’t see any other programming. Then the other day by accident I selected One World Sports. It was showing cricket. It was showing the England vs New Zealand Test match from Lord’s! I couldn’t believe it. Wow. Very good coverage too. I was in the midst of watching Australia humiliating the West Indies and didn’t have time to watch the other test. Two days ago I started watching the 2nd Test, Eng. vs. NZ and I am totally captivated. Can’t wait to go and have my late brunch so that I can watch another 30 minutes!

So just letting you know that there is MORE cricket on Sling TV than just Willow.

Got that? Isn’t it GREAT. Enjoy.


Sling TV (Post HBO On April 10, 2015): Best To Sign-Off, Uninstall & Then Re-Install APP On Roku.

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Other Related posts:
>> Sling TV, HBO-related outages.
>> Sling TV, DishWorld, Willow …

>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.


960x540Sling TV (née DishWorld) had a lot of server-related problems the weekend of April 11-12, 2015 — this coinciding with when it added HBO to its offerings. Just ahead of the weekend they did release a new Sling TV App — also on Roku. It is NOT clear whether Roku automatically updated the APP.

Sling support recommends that you manually install the NEW APP — after signing-off from the old and then having Roku uninstall it. Today, I did it. Not sure whether it helped much. I can get to Sling today, which is more than what I could do yesterday. Not amused.

Amazing the contrast with ESPN. I am getting increasingly impressed with ESPN. They are beginning to rock. Sling, on the the other hand, has got off to a rocky start. Hope this helps.


Sling TV Outages & Glitches Caused By Server Overload (To Do With HBO)

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>> Sling TV, DishWorld, Willow …

>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.


 Sling International, “Take Back TV”, having server (and hence delivery) issues. Intermittent, slow and unpredictable service on my Roku 3 since Friday, April 10, 2015.

This could be there first weekend of Prime Time. Kind of annoying and disappointing. They should have and could have done better. Rather pathetic.

Nothing worse than a service you pay for that does NOT work.

Also means I am locked out of watching cricket on Willow. Not good.


Sling TV, Sling International, DishWorld & Willow Cricket (on a Roku).

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ICC World Twenty20.


March 18: Program Guide is a bit better. But still very hard to find the START of the match or highlights you want to watch. With ESPN you got an icon for each match and a proper title — and said Live, Replay, Highlights.

Willow is OK. It is bloody Sling TV — most cussed and incompetent outfit in the whole world. They think it is bloody funny. 


Willow on Sling TV sucks, sucks, sucks BAD.

Frigging insulting.

Program Guide is out by 2 to 2.5 hours
and titles OFTEN wrong.

So you can’t find the matches to watch.
You will sit there for 20 minutes
trying to find the match you want.

ESPN coverage of the 2015 World Cup
was 1,000 TIMES better!

Don’t get Willow on a Roku through Sling TV.

I hear Willow on an Apple Box is 100 times better.


July 2015 Update.

Willow, right now, is basically inoperable on Sling TV.

Do NOT PURCHASE.

Here is a post about the Willow problems.


Other Related posts:wcc2015logo
>> Sling TV, DishWorld, Willow …

>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.


 Sling International, “Take Back TV”, having server (and hence delivery) issues. Intermittent, slow and unpredictable service on my Roku 3 since Friday, April 10, 2015.

This could be there first weekend of Prime Time. Kind of annoying and disappointing. They should have and could have done better. Rather pathetic.

Nothing worse than a service you pay for that does NOT work.

Also means I am locked out of watching cricket on Willow. Not good.


Richie Benaud, As A Sagacious Cricket Commentator, Kept Me Enthralled For So Many Hours.

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a/ WI v England 2015
on Willow.
b/ Host v Host Final?

c/ South Africa did not prevail.

d/ ICC WCC 2015 memorabilia.
e/
Picking SA over NZ in 1st Semi.
f/ SA v SL — match fixing?
  
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>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.wcc2015logo
>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.

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Though I haven’t heard his effortlessly articulated and paced mellifluous voice in decades, I will sure miss Richie. He was a great cricket icon of my time. He was knowledgeable, astute and always fun.

His playing career, in 1963, was over before my time. It is possible that I did see him play in Ceylon. Australian and English Test teams, on the way to/from either country, by steamer, would stop in Colombo and, often, play an exhibition game (typically at what we then used to call the ‘Oval’). I remember Ken Barrington from one of those games. But if I saw Richie, I do not remember. I was young. I have seen him around Lord’s during Test matches.

Obviously a nice guy. Class act. He had a good innings though. For that I am glad. Thank you, Richie. I will always remember you, as will millions of others.

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Click to access BBC coverage which includes some good historic pictures. Google for more.


West Indies v England, Starting April 13, 2015, Heralds A Full Calendar Of Good cricket On Willow Cricket (On Sling TV).

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a/ Host v Host Final?
b/ South Africa did not prevail.

c/ ICC WCC 2015 memorabilia.
d/
Picking SA over NZ in 1st Semi.
e/ SA v SL — match fixing?

f/ SA v SL
1st Quarter Final. … … …

>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.
>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.

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Click here to access Willow cricket.

Though I got a Roku 3 (with a TP-Link Power Extender Internet connection), in mid-February, so I could get Willow Cricket, I, until this week, never really watched any cricket on Willow because I discovered the ($99) ESPN 2015 package for covering the entire 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. I spent 7 weeks, and probably in excess of 60 hours, watching the World Cup and enjoyed every second of it. It was an exceptional World Cup and ESPN amazed with the slickness of their coverage — with nary a technical or quality issue. Pretty amazing to deliver all those hours of video, over the Internet, seamlessly, with no jitter, jiggles or pixelation. ESPN way exceeded my expectations.

It is only during the last few days that I have finally gone back to Sling TV International (née DishWorld International) to watch Willow. Over the last 3 days I have been watching the SA v WI 3 ODI, from South Africa, ahead of the World Cup. Willow’s coverage, from SuperSports, is good. I will get used to it in time. I am kind of working out the details. Picture quality is good. I am enjoying it — if not the WI batting.

Then I started seeing all their Ads for the forthcoming series. I was blown away. There is going to be an avalanche of cricket coming my way. That the England tour of the West Indies is all Test Matches — April 13 (Antigua), April 21 (Grenada) & May 1 (Barbados) — is pretty exceptional. I guess we have all had a surfeit of ODIs. Fair enough. I am looking forward to some proper cricket in white clothing. I get mesmerized during Tests. I just watch in a trance. I like the ebb and flow. The tactics within tactics. The chess being played on a 22 yard pitch.

Well, I will keep you posted. Not sure what TEN Cricket will be showing during this time. Looks like Willow has signed up all of the plumb series.

Am I glad I got that Roku. Best thing that I have bought in eons.


Roku “My Feed” & Voice Search NOT As Yet Available On Existing Roku 2 or 3 Players — Update Coming.

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>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.
>> No sound on Roku.
>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.wcc2015logo

++ TP-Link Wi-Fi Network for house.


myfeedrokudsfsfYes, there was a new software update for the Roku 3 on April 6, 2015 — the day they announced Search, Voice Search and “My Feed” on the Roku 2 and Roku 3. That update was Version 6.2 Build 3332.

Though released on the same day as the announcement THIS update does NOT have voice search and “My Feed” for existing Rokus. The text Search, however, is there and works. Works well, though I still can’t get used to not having a ‘search’ within the “Streaming Channel” store. Yes, the search searches the ‘channel’ store BUT you have to exit the store to get to search. Not right. Very strange.

Voice search and “My Feed” right now are only available on Roku 2s and Roku 3 that shipped as of April 6, 2015. Got that?

The post April 6 models are: Roku 2 (4210R) and Roku 3 (4230R). [I have a Roku 4200X].

Another update is scheduled to enable these two features of existing Rokus.

Got this from the horse’s mouth no less. Hope it helps.

So be careful when reading some of the online posts talking about these new features. Existing customers don’t have them as yet.

This gets me worried about the Roku 4. Seems strange to refresh the Roku 2 & 3 if a Roku 4 is in the wings. My druthers is that it might have got pushed back into late Summer or early Fall.