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A Ton Of Cricket Coming Up on Willow TV — In My Case On Sling TV On Roku.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘willow.tv/fixtures’ — click to access.


IF you want LONGER list as a PDF.

A lot of cricket on Willow TV over the next few months — starting next week. Two Test Series BOTH of which should be good to watch: South Africa v Bangladesh & Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Starting September 28, 2017 I will have a backlog of cricket to watch — which might take me all the way into 2018! I will only watch the highlights BUT if there are two Test matches at the same time, that is 2 hours of cricket/day for 3 – 5 days (and NOTE how I did say 3-days!). I can, at best, only watch 1-hour/day so I will be in catch-up. Not complaining.

So, you have a heads-up. Go for it.

Willow TV is getting better. Sling not as much.

The Roku Rocks.


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by Anura Guruge

Sling TV “International Sports” Now Crippled To Just “Willow” & “Benign” — No “ONE World Sports”.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access Sling TV “International Sports” page.


Just bloody amazing. So bloody typical of Sling. Bait-and-switch.

ONE World Sport“, which provided coverage of Tests, ODIs and T20s played in England, under the auspices of the ECB, is GONE. It was there in mid-August during the England v. Pakistan series. No more. Gone.

Bloody Sling.


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“PBS Passport”, $5/Month With NHPTV (Ch. 11), On Roku For Max. PBS Episode Access.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access NHPTV (Channel 11) Webpage for ‘Passport’.


Appears that you really are going to need this $5/month ‘Passport’ access to get anything much out of PBS on the Roku.

I haven’t signed up yet. Too much backlogged on Roku and DVR with the Rio 2016 Olympics. But I am going to look into this.


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by Anura Guruge

Sling TV On The Roku — Another Option For Streaming Rio 2016 Olympics.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access Sling TV official Website.


This is another Rio 2016 Olympics OPTION if you do not have a NBC provider — which would allow you to get the “NBC Sports” channel, with GREAT Olympics coverage, on the Roku.

As always with Sling TV there is a 7-day FREE trial. So that would give you plenty of time to check it all out.

So … another option for Rio 2016.


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by Anura Guruge

Rio 2016 Olympics On A Roku — NBC Sports Channel Is Good To Have.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to gain access to “Roku Guide” original.


Requires activation by providing a valid NBC channel provider — which in my case was DISH. Easy enough PROVIDED you do have a provider. Worked quite well though it takes a few minutes for the activation to kick-in and it is BEST to RESTART the channel. You should then see the name of your provider (e.g., DISH) appearing next to the NBC logo at the top of the screen.

A good way to watch the Olympics on NBC. Maybe the ONLY WAY. Yes, there are commercial.

But most of the Olympic events are separately catalogued and there are separate highlights, features and replays. Better than DVRing all of the NBC coverage and trying to find what you want to watch.

So IF you have a Roku and ‘access’ to NBC I would definitely get this Roku channel. I did, and I am glad. Got to watch the women’s bike race.


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by Anura Guruge

‘ONE World Sports’ (on Sling/Roku) Totally Screwed Up England v. Sri Lanka 2nd Test Highlights.

by Anura Guruge


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It is frigging amazing how much disservice we get on Roku/Sling when it comes to cricket.

Willow managed to ruin the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 with their inability to show the correct matches.

And now ‘One World Sports’ has caught the bug.

2nd Test Day 2 highlights were not broadcast on Saturday night — in the allocated 10pm slot!

On Sunday, in the 10pm slot allocated for Day 3 highlights, they showed Day 2! Actually they showed Day 2 highlights — TWICE, back-to-back, 9pm and 10pm!

Couldn’t even see Day 3 highlights Monday morning. Yet again they are showing Day 2 when the Program Guide says Day 3.

Idiots. 


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Willow TV (Cricket) Surprisingly Very Professional, Courteous and Prompt.

by Anura Guruge


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Trying to watch the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, #ICCWT20, from India, on Sling TV on our Roku 3 has been beyond bloody painful. Sling TV goes out of their frigging way to make sure that the Program Guide is out-of-bloody-synch. It is more or less 100% that what it says on the Program Guide is NOT what you will see if you click on the frigging thing. It is atrocious. Yes, if you have the TIME to sit there all day working out where each match is then you will do fine. Well I don’t have the time. I allocate about 30 minutes while having lunch and 45 minutes around 10:15 pm to watch cricket. I don’t have the time to mess with Sling’s friggin messed up Program Guide.

I was so fed up by last Saturday that I decided to subscribe to Willow directly — now that THEY claim to support Roku — and YET again (maybe for the 3rd time in a year) ditch bloody Sling TV. Willow does not give you the option to PREVIEW the channel. You need to first subscribe BEFORE you get to see it. Well I did.

I first thought I had done something WRONG. There was NO cricket! Nothing. NADA. Blank screen. I kid you not.

Right now Willow on Roku only shows LIVE matches.
That is IT. Get that. Live matches only.

No highlights. No replays.

I was devastated. That is worse that Sling TV — and that is saying something!

Willow also doesn’t have telephone support or Live Chat during hours that work for me.

So I just sent them 4 or 5 e-mails — all surprisingly polite. I was girding my loins for what I thought was going to be an ugly battle.

NOPE. Willow support was very professional!

They apologized for their poor service on Roku and refunded my payment, to my credit card, within 24 hours. Yes, within 24 hours. That is AMAZING. That is impressive.

So good customer service.

Shame that they ONLY show live matches on Roku.

If I got Apple TV I could get live, replays and highlights. Maybe I should. Anything to get away from bloody Sling TV.

Sling’s coverage of the ICC World Twenty20, 2016, sucks.

They make NO ATTEMPT to reflect what matches are being shown. Total frigging crap shoot.


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NO Surprise That DISH’s Sling TV Continues To Struggle — Riddled With Technical Problems & Pitiful Customer Support.

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Click image to read article in “Motherboard” from yesterday.


I have now had ‘Sling TV‘ on my Roku 3 for nearly 11 months. I got Sling TV so that I could watch cricket on Willow and UK OneWorld Sports.

I have had NOTHING but trouble with Sling TV — including yet another episode of video loading errors last night.

Sling TV is an unmitigated nightmare.

What makes it worse is that ‘they’ — Sling TV management and customer support — know about the problems and do NOTHING about it.

Why do I stick with Sling TV? It is the only way I can currently have access to UK OneWorld Sports, and in the Summer, THEY have exclusive rights to English Test Matches. That is it.

If it was just Willow I would GLADLY pay the $4/month extra and get Willow directly on the Roku.

So the above articles make eminent sense. IF you have any sense DO NOT subscribe to Sling TV. Sling TV will drive you to distraction.

‘We’, i.e., those that subscribe to the International Sports Package, supposedly already have the new User Interface — as of early December. Trust me, it SUCKS. Sucks big time. It is devoid of program information! I kid you not. You have to click on each program to see what it is.

So, do yourself a HUGE favor and stay away from Sling TV. You will THANK ME for this advice.

Happy New Year.

The Roku, other than for Sling TV, is an absolute JOY — especially with Amazon Prime, Sky News, PBS, Acorn etc.


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by Anura Guruge

Sling TV Video Loading & Playback Errors — A Known Problem, NO SOLUTION!

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IF you are having PROBLEMS with Sling Television YOU are NOT alone.

They, i.e., Sling, is having a LOT of problems. They know about it — but they don’t know how to fix it.

First thing you should check. See IF Sling has ANY bandwidth.

Just because your device, e.g., Roku, has bandwidth does NOT mean that the Sling channel has bandwidth! I know. It is crazy.

In Sling hit the ‘*‘ button until you get a menu that has ‘TV …. SETTINGS‘.

Go to SETTINGS. Use the ‘About’ or ‘Connection’ tab to see how bandwidth Sling has. IF it says 0.00Mbps YOU are screwed. STOP at that point. Until that figures gets up to 1.7Mbps or more YOU are well and truly screwed.

Use the Roku Speedtest to check that you still have bandwidth to the Roku. Most cases the Roku will be fine.

Now it becomes a waiting game. Do not just sit on Sling. Get out go back … get out go back or just go and watch another channel for 30 minutes.

Yes, very frustrating. Call them up and complain. I do at least once a day!


South Africa Batting Line-up Against India Screwed Up, AB de Villiers Must Bat Higher.

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AB_de_Villiers_glove_(cropped)Talk about an abundance of riches. The South African batting line is ‘crazy’ in not a GREAT way. Quinton de Kock, Amla, du Plessis, AB, Duminy (who has blossomed in the last 12 months), Behardien and Miller! What a nice problem to have.

Abraham Benjamin “AB” de Villiers at #4 is a waste — and he knows that. Yes, of course, I know that he is wicket-keeping as well, BUT I think he is plenty fit. He should open with de Kock — who I think is THE most EXCITING young cricketer on the scene at the moment! I have seen a lot of him and there is a lot to like. Very pleasing on the eye.

AB coming in at #4 does NOT give him enough overs. That is the issue. AB #3 and du Plessis #4.