Our IPTV service may have just turned 3 years old (that’s 21 in dog years!) but we’re still keen to show you this dog’s got some new tricks.
We’ve just announced some fantastic news about iiNet TV with Fetch including a change in the price and the addition of new content, but the biggest news for a lot of you is that the new Entertainment Plus Pack is available to more iiNet TV customers than ever before!
After a lot of work behind the scenes we’re happy to say we’ve made it possible for an iiNet TV customer to add this pack and experience the full range of features available including everything that was available on the old entertainment pack as well as the new channels we’ve added thanks to a new method we’re using to get content to you called HLS.
HLS: What is it and how does it work?
HLS stands for HTTP live-streaming and is the name for a means of accessing a stream of music or video over the internet; it’s similar to other streaming methods but allows us to deliver IPTV services to all of our broadband customers and has a special twist in the way it works.
In contrast to our previous method of providing IPTV (IP multicast), we break each video into bite-sized chunks of different sizes and resolutions; depending on how fast the active portion of the video you’re watching or recording is downloaded, HLS will choose the next portion of the video most suited to your connection so you can sit back, relax and enjoy all the features on offer without worrying the video is going to stop to load or buffer.
This works similarly to how certain video sites such as Youtube will adjust the quality of the video while you watch so you always get the best quality without having to wait for it to load. You can test your connection on HLS with this handy page we’ve created under the section: Is my internet connection fast enough?
Neat! Where can I learn more about this?
I’m glad you (or I) asked! Our iiNet TV page has been given a big once-over with all the new information and more to give it that new-website smell. You can also check out our online and interactive iiNet TV experience to see just how it all will look in your own living room! Westnet customers can experience interactive TV on this website.
If you’d like to sign up but have any questions not on our site, you can always give our friendly 24/7 sales team a call on 13 19 17.