The recent merger between DirecTV and Flo are interesting in themselves, but what is even more interesting is the impending merger of Gears TV and Sky Digital. In a move that is bound to affect many who used to enjoy free-to-air (FTA) live television channels on their portable video players, both the providers have taken down all the channels. They claim that they are merging the two services in order to bring together their already competing services where it makes sense. But the rest of us are wondering how this whole thing started, and what the outcome of all this will be.
In an article on TV Line (my favorite internet website), Greg Bennett, VP of product management for DirecTV explained the reasoning behind the merger. He cited the need to make the product as more compatible with the existing satellite TV systems that are already in use. Since the merger, he said, they’ve been able to successfully bring new channels and programming to the lineup that were previously only available on the satellite systems. They’re hoping to announce that service launch date for Gears TV by the end of next summer, and then start offering customers the first channels they’ll be able to install in their existing systems by the end of another five to six months.
It’s easy to see where the merger would cause problems for some users. For one thing, they’ll have to change their login information to use the new streaming service. Depending on whether you have satellite TV or another cable provider, this may not mean that your login information will have to change. If you have an IPTV set that’s set up to use the standard gateway in your house, you may have no problem. But for those who have the newer its equipment in their homes, this could prove a major headache.
That’s where the GearTV has an advantage over its competitors. It doesn’t require any user log in information. Instead, you can configure your gear channel lineup by logging into your iptv app on your smartphone or tablet. Once you’ve done that, you can go ahead and choose which channels you want to stream to your TV. You can even have multiple sets if you like. The one hitch is that you won’t be able to stream everything that’s available through your regular channels because these are exclusive to your subscription.
The good news, though, is that you can still download a variety of free iptv apps that let you stream all the live and on demand content your GearTV can handle. The free iptv apps aren’t limited to just channels; they also include movies, music videos, games, social feeds, weather, and many other things. Once you’ve downloaded these apps, you’ll be ready to set up your Gear TV just like you would with your other home entertainment devices. You’ll need to configure your channel lineup and select the programming that you want to view. From there, you can either stream the content or view it on your TV by simply connecting the device to your television using the included USB cable.
This is easy. There are two ways to set up your Gear TV to stream to your TV: Through the iptv app, or through the PC using your laptop. The PC method requires you to first connect the device to your computer, via the USB cable, and then install the iptv software through that connection. Once you’re done configuring the software, you can go ahead and log into your home screen and configure your channel lineup just like you would in the GearVR.
The official website for the company doesn’t seem to offer any step-by-step instructions for the PC method of configuring your GearVR to stream to TV. If you know how to download and install Google Android apps, though, you can easily set up your TV viewing list inside the GearVR interface. Open “Google Android Television” on your PC and install the Google Television app. Install the GearVR software and connect your PC to the unit via the USB cable. You’ll see an icon on the bottom right corner of your screen that lets you connect the device to your TV.
Once you have the Google Television app installed, you can easily set up your television viewing list inside the GearVR interface. Just find the “My TV” icon and click the” +” sign next to it. This will take you to a new page where you can add channels from your favorite streaming iptv service providers such as Hulu, YouTube, Vimeo, and more. Then, click the “OK” button to enable streaming of these channels in the GearVR.