Was Pluto that bad or??

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Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by grizbymarriage » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:19 pm

We could not get to the game the other night, so we attempted to stream it on Pluto. We used an iPad that is less than a year old with the Apple AirPlay device to a Samsung tv which is less than a year old. We have streamed lots of programming successfully with no real issues, including some other content from Pluto, but the basketball game the other night was a struggle - the picture was terrible at times, and it would freeze up every few minutes. When it was working, sometimes we had audio, sometimes we didn’t. Just wondering if anyone else had problems or if it was fine for others; I am just trying to separate any issues we might be having on our end from issues from the Pluto end. Thanks —

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Re: Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by PeauxRouge » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:25 pm

grizbymarriage wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:19 pm
We could not get to the game the other night, so we attempted to stream it on Pluto. We used an iPad that is less than a year old with the Apple AirPlay device to a Samsung tv which is less than a year old. We have streamed lots of programming successfully with no real issues, including some other content from Pluto, but the basketball game the other night was a struggle - the picture was terrible at times, and it would freeze up every few minutes. When it was working, sometimes we had audio, sometimes we didn’t. Just wondering if anyone else had problems or if it was fine for others; I am just trying to separate any issues we might be having on our end from issues from the Pluto end. Thanks —
I didn't have those specific issues, but I was watching it through watch big sky which, even though they have the same stream, always seems to work better. When I use the pluto app, I always have more issues like you describe. So I would say that, yes, pluto is that bad.

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Post by EverettGriz » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:54 pm

This is akin to asking if the bobcats suck.
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Post by cclarkblues » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:20 pm

grizbymarriage wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:19 pm
We could not get to the game the other night, so we attempted to stream it on Pluto. We used an iPad that is less than a year old with the Apple AirPlay device to a Samsung tv which is less than a year old. We have streamed lots of programming successfully with no real issues, including some other content from Pluto, but the basketball game the other night was a struggle - the picture was terrible at times, and it would freeze up every few minutes. When it was working, sometimes we had audio, sometimes we didn’t. Just wondering if anyone else had problems or if it was fine for others; I am just trying to separate any issues we might be having on our end from issues from the Pluto end. Thanks —
Go in through the Big Sky app. It seems to work a lot better.
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Re: Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by grizbymarriage » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:33 pm

Thanks for the Big Sky app tip — we will give it a try. Really appreciate the help.

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Post by '68griz » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:45 pm

FWIW, I watched it via Pluto on my Kindle and had virtually no problem.

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Post by tfalls123 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:25 pm

PlutoTV was perfect last game. No freezing streaming on SmartTv from California

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Post by grizonbob » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:19 pm

I live in Helena, and I was able to watch it on the SWX sports channel 199 on Spectrum. They've carried several Grizzly games this season and they do a good job. The odd thing is they don't seem to advertise the game so you just have to check to see if they are carrying the game.

So if you get Spectrum cable in Montana you may well get SWX.

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Re: Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by mtgrizrule » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:17 pm

For the most part, Pluto works fine for me. I use the Pluto App through Amazon Fire or Roku. It works on my computer too. I have Spectrum for my internet.
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Post by Dillon » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 am

I use Pluto thru Roku & have had no issues yet!

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Post by UncleRico » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:22 am

mtgrizrule wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:17 pm
For the most part, Pluto works fine for me. I use the Pluto App through Amazon Fire or Roku. It works on my computer too. I have Spectrum for my internet.
I use Roku and the Pluto app. It is much better this year since I switched from CenturyLink to Spectrum as my internet provider. Watched Griz-Eastern Washington game on SWX and it was really good also.

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Re: Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by AZGrizFan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:41 am

'68griz wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:45 pm
FWIW, I watched it via Pluto on my Kindle and had virtually no problem.
Same. First time ever I didn't have a single buffering issue.
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Re: Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by EverettGriz » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:43 am

AZGrizFan wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:41 am
'68griz wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:45 pm
FWIW, I watched it via Pluto on my Kindle and had virtually no problem.
Same. First time ever I didn't have a single buffering issue.
My hunch is that viewership was significantly lower than usual, with the Monday game competing with the college football championship. That likely helped the bandwidth issue.

But I agree with those saying that using watchbigsky gets better results. It's just that there's no smart TV app for that, and it's a PITA to type the site into the TV's browser and find the game.
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Re: Was Pluto that bad or??

Post by G&B » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:58 am

The EWU game was good. I was real happy with it on Pluto TV.
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