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irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
The coverage/replay facility is great!
Don't really care which talking heads are on.
Agreed :) Just curious about when/why the whole of the Sky gang joined....Coverage is great...Would be great if they made it easier to find the tennis - maybe created a 'Sports' tab up top rather than searching for it....Easy for me but not so much for my 68 year old mother :)
 

speedysteve

Legend
Agreed :) Just curious about when/why the whole of the Sky gang joined....Coverage is great...Would be great if they made it easier to find the tennis - maybe created a 'Sports' tab up top rather than searching for it....Easy for me but not so much for my 68 year old mother :)
I see a Sports tab at the top.
They also bit current big ticket events on the front Home screen.

Do we have the same look I wonder?
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
I see a Sports tab at the top.
They also bit current big ticket events on the front Home screen.

Do we have the same look I wonder?
Really???!!! That is strange...I am based in Ireland but I presume that doesn’t make a difference - I just have Home TV Movie and Kids...App is up to date and have same interface when I used it on my TV....Find it can be a bit annoying trying to find the actual tennis - easy for me but not so much for my mother!
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Really???!!! That is strange...I am based in Ireland but I presume that doesn’t make a difference - I just have Home TV Movie and Kids...App is up to date and have same interface when I used it on my TV....Find it can be a bit annoying trying to find the actual tennis - easy for me but not so much for my mother!
Amazon is like this with everything (USA app). It is not user friendly at all. If Amazon had coverage in USA you just tell Alexa to find tennis; ask Alexa and pray.:sneaky:
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Agreed :) Just curious about when/why the whole of the Sky gang joined....Coverage is great...Would be great if they made it easier to find the tennis - maybe created a 'Sports' tab up top rather than searching for it....Easy for me but not so much for my 68 year old mother :)
I had trouble finding the live tennis when I first logged on for Cincy. Could only see Previous Games Played at first. Then some kindly posters advised me to click on Category and then on Sport. That brought up the live games. I then copied and pasted the URL of that screen into my browser so it now comes up automatically. :rolleyes:

Missing the Sky coverage like crazy but nice to see Marcus and some of the old faces back round the table. :)

Just wish f***ing Amazon would stop pulling the plug on them before they've finished talking! :mad:
 
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speedysteve

Legend
I think it is down to different TVs having differing implementations.
What / how they display.

I see pretty much the same in the phone app view.

At the moment the banner runs the US open, some other show etc and Battle of the Brits (old) for some reason.

The Sports tab is always there.

It wasn't always so on the phone app.
I complained several times, and low and behold it appeared [emoji106][emoji846]

I sometimes cast to Google Chrome cast from the app.


Under sports I get



Similar on TV just bigger / more.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Agreed :) Just curious about when/why the whole of the Sky gang joined....Coverage is great...Would be great if they made it easier to find the tennis - maybe created a 'Sports' tab up top rather than searching for it....Easy for me but not so much for my 68 year old mother :)
Peter Fleming is missing from the Sky gang. I must say, I prefer Marcus Buckland to Catherine Whitaker.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
I had trouble finding the live tennis when I first logged on for Cincy. Could only see Previous Games Played at first. Then some kindly posters advised me to click on Category and then on Sport. That brought up the live games. I then copied and pasted the URL of that screen into my browser so it now comes up automatically. :rolleyes:

Missing the Sky coverage like crazy but nice to see Marcus and some of the old faces back round the table. :)

Just wish f***ing Amazon would stop pulling the plug on them before they've finished talking! :mad:
Yeah good to see Marcus and some of the old gang back....I would just like to know what happened! They haven’t been around since Prime took over a year or more ago....I wonder has Catherine Whitaker being demoted somewhat....Knowing her she will probably say it was sexism...
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
I think it is down to different TVs having differing implementations.
What / how they display.

I see pretty much the same in the phone app view.

At the moment the banner runs the US open, some other show etc and Battle of the Brits (old) for some reason.

The Sports tab is always there.

It wasn't always so on the phone app.
I complained several times, and low and behold it appeared [emoji106][emoji846]

I sometimes cast to Google Chrome cast from the app.


Under sports I get



Similar on TV just bigger / more.
Strange one - don’t have it on TV or app....Can’t understand why they don’t essentially copy Netflix which is much easier to navigate...
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Yeah good to see Marcus and some of the old gang back....I would just like to know what happened! They haven’t been around since Prime took over a year or more ago....I wonder has Catherine Whitaker being demoted somewhat....Knowing her she will probably say it was sexism...
I don't dislike Catherine although she was never part of the old Sky gang. Maybe she hasn't come to the US for covid reasons? She could hardly claim sexism anyway given that Annabel Croft and Daniela Hantuchova are on the team.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
I don't dislike Catherine although she was never part of the old Sky gang. Maybe she hasn't come to the US for covid reasons? She could hardly claim sexism anyway given that Annabel Croft and Daniela Hantuchova are on the team.
It is just a funny one - she was rolled out as new, main presenter a year ago....No sign of the old Sky gang....Suddenly Catherine appears to have taken a step back this summer and the Sky gang appear...Don’t think Marcus is in UK...She will claim sexism on anything! I listen to her on tennis podcast and she is a real social justice warrior, woke, leftie, feminist type...
 

speedysteve

Legend
Is Marcus the 40 something bloke who suddenly appeared taking liberties with Tim Herman's accidental ball girl ball hitting episode?
I instantly took a dislike to him[emoji3]
Clearly [emoji7]'s himself a bit too much.
He sounds like he's one mistake away from being John Inverdale[emoji84]

Bring back Catherine for me.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
Is Marcus the 40 something bloke who suddenly appeared taking liberties with Tim Herman's accidental ball girl ball hitting episode?
I instantly took a dislike to him[emoji3]
Clearly [emoji7]'s himself a bit too much.
He sounds like he's one mistake away from being John Inverdale[emoji84]

Bring back Catherine for me.
I prefer Marcus but there is a a touch of the John Inverdale about him....
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Is Marcus the 40 something bloke who suddenly appeared taking liberties with Tim Herman's accidental ball girl ball hitting episode?
I instantly took a dislike to him[emoji3]
Clearly [emoji7]'s himself a bit too much.
He sounds like he's one mistake away from being John Inverdale[emoji84]

Bring back Catherine for me.
Ah Marcus is okay. He has a long history of friendly banter with the other members of the team. He gets stick too and can take it as well as dish it. :cool:

Nothing like as insufferably pompous as Inverdale can be.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Yes they've come a long, long way in two years since they first tried and failed miserably to screen the 2018 USA. Ye Gods that was painful!
Got it right eventually. Now powering on, I watch one match or more everyday!
 

La Pavoni

Rookie
The match commentators can be a bit . Petchey is rather obnoxious. And the only nice thing that I can say about Robbie Koenig is that he's enthusiastic.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Marcus Buckland was working for Prime at last years US Open.
Was he really.
I usually watch the match relays not the channel as such.
Must simply have avoided him last year [emoji846]
Will have to do the same this year from now on [emoji6]

The world according to Petch, yeah!
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
It is just a funny one - she was rolled out as new, main presenter a year ago....No sign of the old Sky gang....Suddenly Catherine appears to have taken a step back this summer and the Sky gang appear...Don’t think Marcus is in UK...She will claim sexism on anything! I listen to her on tennis podcast and she is a real social justice warrior, woke, leftie, feminist type...
Sounds like she'd be in her element working for the BBC.
 

Clash Ah ah

Rookie
If anyone from Amazon is reading this...

When I watch a game via the stick or BT box and go back to watch it later, can you please add a resume watching option so I don’t have to find where I left off.

However if I begin watching on the stick and then continue on my phone later, it’ll pick up from the correct place.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Does anyone else get picture shimmer on first streaming?
Most noticeable on the court sidelines and full court cameras!
The player cams do not show it up I guess?
It's not every single match but quite a few of them do have this problem.

If I fast forward, even a tiny bit, it is gone!

I asked Amazon support about it and they suggested changing the DNS settings on my TV. That didn't help the problem and also blocked other streaming services - namely Netflix[emoji3061]!

It's not really a big problem but ever present.

I used to get the same with WTATV, before Amazon took over the UK broadcasting - I used the WTATV App back then and cast to ChromeCast to view on TV.

The TennisTV app did not suffer this.

Props to Amazon TV taking over both these services, and doing it better with more commentators and even the talking heads in the studios on bigger events.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Yeah, I noticed all the archived tournaments disappeared and thought oh well..
But to delete last week's!
I'm complaining!
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Don't particularly like Marcus, would have preferred them to stick with Catherine.
Catherine is back guys, complete with specs (jury still out on that one). She's currently chairing pre-match discussion with Greg, Daniela and is now talking to Mary Carillo about the bubble restrictions.

Seems like she's back for the Slam coverage. Maybe Marcus was only there for the Masters.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
The Cincinnati coverage seems to have disappeared? I was mid way through the Konta v Vika match. Anyone know how to find it?
If you type in 2020 Cincinnati into the browser at the top of the page it will bring up links to past tournaments. Scroll down and you'll come to Cincinnati but when you click on the link it only seems to offer highlights of each day's play.
 

Clash Ah ah

Rookie
If you type in 2020 Cincinnati into the browser at the top of the page it will bring up links to past tournaments. Scroll down and you'll come to Cincinnati but when you click on the link it only seems to offer highlights of each day's play.
Yeah, they normally keep all the matches on.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Ridiculous isn’t it. Without warning as well.
Weirdly a load of 2019 US Open matches I'd added to my watchlist (green button on my TV) are all there under Menu -> My stuff!

So all the older tournaments are stored somewhere no doubt, just not accessible from the front panel anymore!

Useful to keep a few matches I've not seen there for this between tournament days [emoji6]

No way to do the browser thing in smart TV app.

Catherine, the A-team [emoji6]
 
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Clash Ah ah

Rookie
Weirdly a load of 2019 US Open matches I'd added to my watchlist (green button on my TV) are all there under Menu -> My stuff!

So all the older tournaments are stored somewhere no doubt, just not accessible from the front panel anymore!

Useful to keep a few matches I've not seen there for this between tournament days [emoji6]

No way to do the browser thing in smart TV app.

Catherine, the A-team [emoji6]
I need to start using the green button to add tennis.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Hehe, Annabelle and Anne commentating on the Shapo v Korda match.
They both stick to pronouncing Shapovlov in their different ways
 

speedysteve

Legend
Watching the Medvedev v Delbonis march on replay.
I've heard those American commentators before but Ye Gods... Give me Petch anyday [emoji23]
 

speedysteve

Legend
Rome masters 1000[emoji3]

Coverage and replays excellent.

Got 'that bloke' as talking head anchor again.
He might grow on me yet [emoji23]
 
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