Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby hiakhiak » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Is anyone else using Multi OS IPTV? I've jumped between this and JPHD for quite a while and this week I noticed that the recorded playback for Multi OS has become really horrible. Quality used to be decent (jumped to JPHD because I can't stand that Multi OS keeps cutting off the start of the program with its EPG) but now every time there is a different camera angle (which happens all the time.........) there is terrible pixelation for at least a second or two before it returns to acceptable quality. Even the acceptable quality is more pixelated than before.

I did realise that even though the recordings still cut programs off at the beginning, it has overlaps with the time slow before that now, so I no longer miss out a dialogue or two when catching up on tv.

Approached Japannettv about it but Hajime says it's likely my local network issue... but I can see the buffer progress when I'm watching with Chrome and it is almost always fully buffered. I can't be the only one. :crazy:

EDIT: Just thought I'd share some screen caps to show what I'm trying to say...

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Anytime there is a change in camera angles, scenes, or the current scene has a lot of actions, colours I dunno... I'll get this.

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Then one second later it'll go back to normal.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby fischer22 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:21 pm

hiakhiak wrote:Is anyone else using Multi OS IPTV? I've jumped between this and JPHD for quite a while and this week I noticed that the recorded playback for Multi OS has become really horrible.

I did realise that even though the recordings still cut programs off at the beginning, it has overlaps with the time slow before that now, so I no longer miss out a dialogue or two when catching up on tv.

Approached Japannettv about it but Hajime says it's likely my local network issue... but I can see the buffer progress when I'm watching with Chrome and it is almost always fully buffered. I can't be the only one.


There is a way to check if this is a problem with the buffer or the original stream. I will send you a private message.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby liny » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:04 pm

If you are living in France or Europe you also can find Japanese IPTV with the TV box eventually on this website http://www.nekonection.com

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kdjtachi65 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:04 pm

liny wrote:If you are living in France or Europe you also can find Japanese IPTV with the TV box eventually on this website http://www.nekonection.com


iSakura reseller (rebrander?), and a slight price disadvantage vs japannettv at the current USD/Euro exchange rate. Too bad.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby risu » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:05 pm

liny wrote:If you are living in France or Europe you also can find Japanese IPTV with the TV box eventually on this website http://www.nekonection.com

j'en connais qui vont avoir des problèmes avec la justice ...

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby mikao » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 pm

risu wrote:
liny wrote:If you are living in France or Europe you also can find Japanese IPTV with the TV box eventually on this website http://www.nekonection.com

j'en connais qui vont avoir des problèmes avec la justice ...

Oui ! espérons que ça ne se propage pas jusqu'au fournisseur principal...

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby liny » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:50 am

I asked them more information, they are the sole reseller of iSakura for Europe so it's a reliable store. The price disavantage is due to the VAT they have to charge, it's the law in Europe.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Dark_Schneider_Py » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:29 pm

Has anyone else tried the new Japan TV service from Japannettv?
So far picture quality is great (they also have more news channels as an added bonus!) and there is 7 days playback as well, but there is no rewind/fast forward option on recorded shows (there is, however for some of the live streams).

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby risu » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:34 pm

liny wrote:I asked them more information, they are the sole reseller of iSakura for Europe so it's a reliable store.

Europe = reliable ? lol
I know what i'm talking about.
Also all the stream providers are chinese, hence i prefer a chinese reseller for better communication and reactivity.

liny wrote:The price disavantage is due to the VAT they have to charge, it's the law in Europe.

If they respect the law, they should worry more about the broadcasting rights than the VAT :D

All this shop is gonna do is put in danger this system for european customers.
Better keep it far and discreet.

In my opinion, you are this reseller promoting your stuff here.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby liny » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:33 pm

I am not "the reseller of this stuff".
I just came accross this website and share the information with you.
Anyway, I saw that the application they are selling is the same as iSakura that's why I just ask the shop about more information, that's all.

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Postby mannie511 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:04 pm

Dark_Schneider_Py wrote:Has anyone else tried the new Japan TV service from Japannettv?
So far picture quality is great (they also have more news channels as an added bonus!) and there is 7 days playback as well, but there is no rewind/fast forward option on recorded shows (there is, however for some of the live streams).


Would like to try it but I'm still weary of installing their programs on my computer and box. I'm still using the website login version.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby djandy76 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:48 am

Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone had received the next iSakura update, V8, yet. I haven't been prompted with the update yet, but was curious to know if anyone had updated already, and knew what sort of things have changed.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Hoggens » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:05 pm

No i have not received it yet !

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby tandex » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:38 am

Just got the iSakura V8 update today. Skipping forward and back is much more reliable. Before it used to pause or just crash. However after resuming paused video, it seems to get stuck looping a few seconds. Overall, it's an improvement I guess. Using a Tronsmart S95 Vega.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby ars89 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:39 pm

Hello, i am considering getting either isakura or newhome(linkhome). Apologies for noobie questions.

Once i download the apk do i just put it on a usb, attach to the box and install? Does the usb have to be formatted a certain way, i have a mac and my usb is formatted as mac os journaled. Do you just pay japannettv and they give you a password or something? How does it actually work? I would be using a wired connection and a router will that be fine?

I don't own a box so i'm not sure what to look for when purchasing one. I saw that japannettv sells a box but i'm not sure if that one is expensive or not. I know that it will work with the software and that is all i are about. I most likely would not be using the box for anything else besides the isakura or newhome(linkhome). I was just wondering if i would be able to buy a box for cheaper. Will the software work on something that has a newer version of android on it or does it have to be android 5.1? Are there certain requirements the box should have? What is the required internet speed to run these?

Sorry for the beginner questions but would appreciate the help.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kdjtachi65 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:45 pm

ars89 wrote:Once i download the apk do i just put it on a usb, attach to the box and install? Does the usb have to be formatted a certain way, i have a mac and my usb is formatted as mac os journaled. Do you just pay japannettv and they give you a password or something? How does it actually work? I would be using a wired connection and a router will that be fine?

Once you have an android box setup and talking through your router, you can use the web browser on the box itself to download the apk. You should be prompted at that point whether you want to install the apk. If not, it should be sitting in the default Downloads folder waiting to be clicked.

Alternatively, if you have a home network, you can grab the apk from a CIFS share and install it. No need to physically plug USB drives into ports. Ugh.

If you purchase iSakura through Japannettv, you'll receive a 9-digit login number via email. The first time you run the app, it will prompt you for that number. When your (monthly/annual/etc) subscription expires, you'll be prompted for a new login number. As one of the survivors of the Great Chinese CrackDown, I limit myself to monthly subs these days, and enter the new account number every month when prompted, without any problems.

I don't own a box so i'm not sure what to look for when purchasing one. I saw that japannettv sells a box but i'm not sure if that one is expensive or not.

You shouldn't be spending more than $50USD for just the box itself (plan to spend an additional $20USD for a decent air mouse; trust me on this). If the Japannettv package (minus annual subscription) exceeds that amount, You could get your own box, but you'll have to weigh your (cost savings/patience/tinkering skills) against the convenience of a single-source solution.

Regarding Android versions, I wouldn't suggest anything > 5.1, but I could be wrong on that score. Anyone here running iSakura 7/8 or LinkHome on Marshmallow?

Regarding broadband requirements, I've successfully tested the various apks on a throttled 5mb downstream connection with good results. So add that number to whatever else you expect to be running concurrently on your router (netflix, phones, etc) and plan accordingly.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby ars89 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Thank You kdjtachi65.

I'm more comfortable with a 1 time charge (annual) than with monthly charges. I know these go down from time to time but how likely are they to go down completely? If the chance is high i might as well go for the monthly. So basically if it goes down i'm screwed out if i bought an annual subscription?

The box on japannettv is $88, but for that much i was thinking about getting the amazon fire tv box, unless it doesn't work on that?

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby unclemick » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:37 pm

kdjtachi65 wrote:
ars89 wrote:Regarding Android versions, I wouldn't suggest anything > 5.1, but I could be wrong on that score. Anyone here running iSakura 7/8 or LinkHome on Marshmallow?


I'm running iSakura v8 on my Sony xbr800D running Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) successfully. No issues on the app side. Plenty of server issues on the iSakura side. Let's just say, hope you're not a fan of Fuji One, Two or Next. They're constantly going offline, have freezing artifact issues, etc. Right now Fuji Two is displaying at 4:3 aspect ratio. Fuji next is playing at maybe 1 frame every ten seconds... I could go on and on. iSakura is the best of the bunch but man, does it ever have it's flaws and issues.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Hoggens » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:32 am

@Unclemick. If you have those issues with v8 iSakura you should downgrade to version 7 again.But if you do you need your login !
It said on Twitter that v8 is very unstable they even stopped it before i got it.Lots of freezing and unsynch.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby tandex » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:21 am

A new iSakura V9 is due to be released tomorrow:

https://twitter.com/ILoveJapaneseTV/sta ... 8117591040

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby ars89 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:05 am

So my amazon fire tv box came and i am trying out isakura now and liking it.

The slight problem i have might be the remote. Anyone using the amazon fire tv box can recommend a better remote?

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kdjtachi65 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:11 pm

ars89 wrote:The slight problem i have might be the remote. Anyone using the amazon fire tv box can recommend a better remote?

I warned you, get an air mouse. This one might do the trick. I'll assume the Amazon box has an open USB port...

On a separate note, my trusty MXIII TV box just suffered a painful death. Luckily, I'd just completed setting up a new Windows 10 HTPC for Netflix/Amazon Video/Kodi use, so I grabbed a three-day test of the JapanTV multi-platform (Windows/IOS/MacOS/Android) app before any JPTV withdrawal symptoms set it.

It's surprisingly good on Windows. The PQ is comparable to iSakura. There's zero buffering, and it doesn't suffer from iSakura's maddening audio sync issues. The channel count is 68 vs iSakura's ~75, but that includes almost (goodbye Stars) everything I was watching on iSakura. Same 7-day playback window. The program guide is time-shifted to local, which requires a little mental arithmatic on my part.

JapanTV is a few dollars less a month compared to iSakura. I believe it's $25 vs $30, but japannettv.com is down at the moment so I can't confirm that.

So far, the only minus for me is the lack of a pause button (that I can find) on live/playback streams. Oh well, maybe when they push version 2.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby unclemick » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:13 pm

It too tried JPTV on my iPad (I currently have iSakura). I can confirm that the buffer time is better. Picture quality on my iPad is great, not sure how that would translate to a large 1080p screen. I would be tempted to switch from iSakura if it offered casting or airplay. I enjoy watching iSakura on my Sony XBR while working, so I need something that I can easily push to it. iSakura would be an auto re-subscribe if they would just update the user interface to something more modern like JPTV as well as offer multi-log in and an iOS or web client. I know multi view is coming in the next rev, but they've been saying that since Fall.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby ars89 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:30 pm

Thanks for the suggestion, and yes i forgot listen to your warning. I saw a couple available and wasn't sure which one was good.

The fire tv box has 1 usb port so i think it i will be ok.

I tested out Japan TV on the fire tv box and the audio/video/buffering were great. The only thing i disliked was that the guide was not showing up properly. It would show no information available for the show information. Also the playback times of past shows were all in 1hr slots unlike how some of the shows run. I didn't mind the time shift but i liked it better with the normal Japanese times.

I also tested out new home. So there were 2 problems i had. First was the buffering took too long. Second was i had no picture, audio and everything else was fine.

I'm using isakura now. If Japan TV fixes those problems then i would switch over to that.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby hiakhiak » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:16 pm

I wonder how is the web version coming along... They said mid March last month, but Jimmy said end of this month when I emailed this week. I can't wait... MultiOS IPTV's replay quality has become so ridiculous and I don't believe it's going to improve within two weeks like what Japannettv's Twitter says.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby antonio8909 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:07 am

Hi.

Is there any option for watch Japanese TV using Kodi at my Raspberry Pi 3? (addon)

Thanks

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Yagisama » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 am

I installed the isakura apk on a fire TV stick. I was able to open it and get the prompt for the key. If I've reached that point, is it safe to say that isakura works with this model of Fire TV stick? I was about to buy the 3 day test but I figured it might be better to check here first.

Also, any experiences with the iSakura TV Box? What is the main benefit of this model over something like the X2. I assume it'll be less of a hassle to use and/or update and that alone might be worth the higher price.

https://japannettv.com/shop/index.php?r ... uct_id=149

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kdjtachi65 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:53 am

Yagisama wrote:I installed the isakura apk on a fire TV stick. I was able to open it and get the prompt for the key. If I've reached that point, is it safe to say that isakura works with this model of Fire TV stick? I was about to buy the 3 day test but I figured it might be better to check here first.

Invest the $3. You'll be able to check picture and audio quality, remote functionality, channel change/playback responsiviness, etc.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kbteh » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:45 pm

Anyone interesting to try this jptv with live channels and vod.
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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Fri May 05, 2017 9:08 am

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kdjtachi65 » Sat May 06, 2017 2:42 am

Bella Lovelle wrote:FUJITV is the best Live TV software for Japanese emigrants in the world: fujitv.live

Turns out it's also pretty nice for us furriners too. I setup a trial account and I've been playing with it on my Windows browser (Chrome/Flash... eh) and android devices. Not bad. Good channel count, no skips or stutters even on wi-fi (so far), nice UI (sidelong glance at JapanTV). The PQ could be a little better, but hey, it's version 1.

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Postby kdjtachi65 » Sat May 06, 2017 3:27 pm

Update:

Well, I had some spare cycles available, so while I was testing out the FujiTV.Live APK I decided to install the JapanTV android app also (I've been running the Windows version exclusively since I switched to Kodi 17 on a HTPC). While its UI is disappointingly similar to the Windows exe, it does offer the same snappy response, excellent picture and audio quality (no lag!) and adds the ability to pause playback.

Looks like I may be migrating my Kodi/IPTV back to the android platform. Ah well, better to have too many choices rather than the opposite.

I'm still testing things out, but right now JapanTV and possibly FujiTv (if they tighten up their PQ soon??) are edging out iSakura based on iSakura's audio lag issue. Does ISakura still have audio lagging? I haven't run it since this past February...

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby max789 » Sun May 07, 2017 4:26 am

Hi, all

Noob question and I'd appreciate all feedback.

If iSakura or a similar service is used to stream Japanese TV programs on an Android system, would it be possible to record the broadcast or streaming, preferably at reasonably good quality? How reliable will such recording be?

Would hardware and/or bandwidth be a limitation for such purpose?

A related question: can iSakura or a similar service be used on a Windows PC, and will recording be possible?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby mikao » Wed May 10, 2017 9:13 pm

No sound delay for me with isakura.
I think the stream of isakura and Fujitv are the same.
Now it's true that the FujiTv user interface is really good; better than isakura in my opinion because easier to use.
Too bad for me, I just renewed my subscription for one year with isakura otherwise I would change for FujiTv ... more, the price is cheaper at the moment.
However it is always difficult to know the quality of service of FujiTv.
Who is already a subscriber?

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby sbm888 » Thu May 11, 2017 3:44 am

damn, i also just resubscribed to isakura for another year.
oh well, I've been happy with isakura, hopefully they bring multi-logon soon...

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby pato » Thu May 11, 2017 2:30 pm

Does FujiTV really works well?
When i try the watch online option on there website, the quality of picture was not that great and the replay was not so good too.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby mikao » Thu May 11, 2017 4:25 pm

pato wrote:Does FujiTV really works well?
When i try the watch online option on there website, the quality of picture was not that great and the replay was not so good too.

It's like isakura.
At the moment isakura has server problems so they reduce the quality of the video stream; I think FujiTv have the same source as isakura so now the quality of the video stream of FujiTv is also bad...

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby djandy76 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:59 am

I took a look at the FujiTV trial on PC, and agree that it looked pretty good. Not quite ready to switch from iSakura yet though.

On a side note, you said that there's no audio lag for you when using iSakura. Could you share the details of your setup (Android box, internet speed, etc.), as I've always had a slight audio lag when I've used it on a 50MB connection with a Beelink X2 box. I've kind of gotten used to it, but always glance at new services to see if there's one without any lag.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am

kdjtachi65 wrote:
Bella Lovelle wrote:FUJITV is the best Live TV software for Japanese emigrants in the world: fujitv.live

Turns out it's also pretty nice for us furriners too. I setup a trial account and I've been playing with it on my Windows browser (Chrome/Flash... eh) and android devices. Not bad. Good channel count, no skips or stutters even on wi-fi (so far), nice UI (sidelong glance at JapanTV). The PQ could be a little better, but hey, it's version 1.


Thanks for your like! We will continue to upgrade and optimize, to provide the best service!

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Fri May 12, 2017 7:56 am

mikao wrote:No sound delay for me with isakura.
I think the stream of isakura and Fujitv are the same.
Now it's true that the FujiTv user interface is really good; better than isakura in my opinion because easier to use.
Too bad for me, I just renewed my subscription for one year with isakura otherwise I would change for FujiTv ... more, the price is cheaper at the moment.
However it is always difficult to know the quality of service of FujiTv.
Who is already a subscriber?


Hello mikao,
Thanks for your recognition of our product quality! The same quality of our service will definitely make you satisfied! Maybe you can look at this post discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/JTV/comments/6 ... ternative/

If you have someone and I question, please feel free to contact us: support@fujitv.live

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Fri May 12, 2017 8:03 am

sbm888 wrote:damn, i also just resubscribed to isakura for another year.
oh well, I've been happy with isakura, hopefully they bring multi-logon soon...


Hi sbm888,
FUJITV is Free now! Ended in June 30, 2017. There is no restriction before June 30, you can always use FUJITV free watch on your computer, or free download FUJITV APK on your any Android device, without any restriction! Do not restrict playback time, unlimited bandwidth! You can keep to watch 24 hours / every day without problems!
Free download the apk: fujitv.live/download/fujitv.apk

So before this, even if you already have isakura, but this does not affect you try to FUJITV during free. Wish you a happy life!

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Fri May 12, 2017 8:10 am

mikao wrote:
pato wrote:Does FujiTV really works well?
When i try the watch online option on there website, the quality of picture was not that great and the replay was not so good too.

It's like isakura.
At the moment isakura has server problems so they reduce the quality of the video stream; I think FujiTv have the same source as isakura so now the quality of the video stream of FujiTv is also bad...


Wow, this is a very exciting discussion, our server yesterday has a little problem caused by the quality of several channels, but we have repaired. If there is a problem, please feedback to us: support@fujitv.live, our technicians will be solved promptly. But we have no relationship with isakura, which is our competitor.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby hiakhiak » Wed May 17, 2017 9:51 am

I've been testing FujiTV for the past three weeks or so. My feedback so far:

- Quality was decent for the first week (and the week before judging by the 7day playback) but has dropped horribly since last week. Kanto stations last Tuesday to Thursday had really bad quality. Last night most of the Kansai stations were down (信号レベルが低下しています). There were also a lot of audio/video sync problems for both Kanto and Kansai, especially bad for CX from Monday night till last night.

- I don't have an Android box, so I'm really thankful for the web interface. (Apparently someone mentioned on a Taiwan forum that iSakura will release a multi-platform IPTV under a different brand. I wonder why. :roll) It would be nice if I can navigate to other channels without changing the current playing channel, but that's not too much of a bother.

- EPG playback has time sync problem; often recorded playback starts a few minutes after the program begins. However I can accept this because there is hardly any missing gap if I navigate to the previous time slot to catch up. Previously when I used MultiOS IPTV, there is a big gap between the recordings, so there are dialogues that just... disappeared. It will be nice if the playback starts slightly earlier than intended, but not a serious problem thus far.

- Channel selection is great. No complaints at all. Hopefully once the trial ends they have enough resources to add 日テレプラス, but I am satisfied.

Since Bella Lovelle appears to be their staff, here's hoping the problems will be solved before trial ends. I'm not sure if I would pay for it if I'm constantly facing (really big) audio delay (for reference: 新しい波24 on フジテレビ, Monday night 15th May) or constant freeze frames (for reference: 痛快! 明石家電視台 on 毎日放送, Monday night 15th May).

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Postby Bella Lovelle » Thu May 18, 2017 8:46 am

Hi hiakhiak, these issues have been solved, please recheck, thanks for your feedback. :cheers:

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Postby pato » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:24 pm

Any new opinions about fujitv?
I'm still wondering if they use same servers as isakura. Lately they both had the same issues and the channels list is really similar.
Please anyone who has been using fujitv for a while, i would like your own opinions since i was thinking to subscribe.

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Postby Hoggens » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:01 am

I agree with Pato exact when iSakura has problems they have too.They only have 72 channels,but i asked them if the will add Samurai Fighting TV and they said this month.Samurai Fighting TV and Pigoo has been down a week on iSakura.Hope they fix it soon,i got an extra 7 days and Jimmy is very helpful.The owner of iSakura has said you can brand it to whatever you want if you bulk buy.Im quite sure its the same servers.Look at Dragon Gate from 6/4 should start 23:00 on iSakura started 23:55 and i went to Fuji same there but not on Multile IOS ! Weird coinsidence.
Also Isakura is running on a back up server now,i just found out Samurai Fighting TV and Pigoo will be out at least untill 20 of june that 2 more weeks at least !


We are the sole distributor for iSakura. We can also offer you this IPTV without our logo (= No Brand) so that you can sell with your naming. If you would like to add your logo, we can arrange it free with your bulk order. If you would like to join us to the successful IPTV business as a distributor, please contact us by email.

If you click shop then you get to Japan.net

http://isakura.tv/

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Postby pato » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:15 am

Hoggens wrote:I agree with Pato exact when iSakura has problems they have too.They only have 72 channels,but i asked them if the will add Samurai Fighting TV and they said this month.Samurai Fighting TV and Pigoo has been down a week on iSakura.Hope they fix it soon,i got an extra 7 days and Jimmy is very helpful.The owner of iSakura has said you can brand it to whatever you want if you bulk buy.Im quite sure its the same servers.Look at Dragon Gate from 6/4 should start 23:00 on iSakura started 23:55 and i went to Fuji same there but not on Multile IOS ! Weird coinsidence.
Also Isakura is running on a back up server now,i just found out Samurai Fighting TV and Pigoo will be out at least untill 20 of june that 2 more weeks at least !


We are the sole distributor for iSakura. We can also offer you this IPTV without our logo (= No Brand) so that you can sell with your naming. If you would like to add your logo, we can arrange it free with your bulk order. If you would like to join us to the successful IPTV business as a distributor, please contact us by email.

If you click shop then you get to Japan.net

http://isakura.tv/


I did a simple test by checking the tv show "dash" that played last sunday 06/04 at 19:00 on nihon tv channel. When i watch via isakura i notice a blue line on right side. That same line was there via fujitv but was not there via japantv so i'm positive it's no coincidence. But anyway i ask about 2 weeks ago to fujitv about samurai tv and pigoo and there respond was if they get many request for thoses channels, they might add them.
So now i'm looking forward about isakura new update version and see who will be the most popular between isakura and fujitv. Who will have the best interface or menu, multi log in and cheapest price.

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Postby Hoggens » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:10 am

Yes pato you are right it cant be a coincedense.But to me Fuji said we are adding at least Samurai TV in June.Thats the important channel for me,im having a hard time now ots been out for 1week an at least 2 more.
About the update on iSakura they told us they would add 14 days playback and mp4 recording that im looking forward too.

Do you have Japan TV ? How is the quality on that one. I heard iSakura and Fuji are best.For me with iSakura i think sometimes when somethong happens it takes to long to fix the problem,but quality over quantity.I mean should it take them 2 week to find a server for channel 73-75.
They told me they were looking for a new server,all other channels are running on a backup server apparantely right now.I asked about the start time on Gaora programs then they told me about the back up server.

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Postby pato » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:11 am

Hoggens wrote:Yes pato you are right it cant be a coincedense.But to me Fuji said we are adding at least Samurai TV in June.Thats the important channel for me,im having a hard time now ots been out for 1week an at least 2 more.
About the update on iSakura they told us they would add 14 days playback and mp4 recording that im looking forward too.

Do you have Japan TV ? How is the quality on that one. I heard iSakura and Fuji are best.For me with iSakura i think sometimes when somethong happens it takes to long to fix the problem,but quality over quantity.I mean should it take them 2 week to find a server for channel 73-75.
They told me they were looking for a new server,all other channels are running on a backup server apparantely right now.I asked about the start time on Gaora programs then they told me about the back up server.


Yes i know about the isakura update too and i'm really looking forward also.
The quality of japantv is not bad, but isakura and fujitv is better for quality of picture i think. Japantv was working well on my android tv box but i was having many issues on my tablet.

Fighting tv was working well with japantv.

2 weeks is long to wait but i guess they want to make sure that everything will be good.

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Postby kdjtachi65 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:42 pm

I notice the latest JapanTV android apk (v1.4) now includes (paid?) VOD movie and TV drama options. That could be nice, if it's somewhere on your "desired features" bullet list.

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Postby kdjtachi65 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:21 pm

The FUJITV paid subscription service will have gone live by now. Has anyone given it a try on an android 6 TV box? I noticed excessive buffering on channel changes/playback during the trial period on my (rooted) android 6 TV box. There was no comparable buffering on my android 4.x/5.x devices watching the same programming.

It could be a GPU or internal/3rd party player issue, so I'm hoping to get some general feedback from you nice folks.

I haven't experienced any iSakura audio delays on this new TV box, so it may very well have been a hardware issue with my (older, slower) previous device.

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Postby pato » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:16 pm

kdjtachi65 wrote:The FUJITV paid subscription service will have gone live by now. Has anyone given it a try on an android 6 TV box? I noticed excessive buffering on channel changes/playback during the trial period on my (rooted) android 6 TV box. There was no comparable buffering on my android 4.x/5.x devices watching the same programming.

It could be a GPU or internal/3rd party player issue, so I'm hoping to get some general feedback from you nice folks.

I haven't experienced any iSakura audio delays on this new TV box, so it may very well have been a hardware issue with my (older, slower) previous device.


What exact time and date did you get buffering? I will check with mine and let you know.

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Postby Bella Lovelle » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:44 am

Is there any problem with using FUJITV now? Welcome feedback, we will actively repair. Thanks.

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Postby pato » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:06 am

Bella Lovelle wrote:Is there any problem with using FUJITV now? Welcome feedback, we will actively repair. Thanks.

Seems to be working fine.

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Postby kdjtachi65 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:21 pm

pato wrote:What exact time and date did you get buffering? I will check with mine and let you know.


It was during a seven-day iSakura trial 2 weeks ago. I'd just purchased the new box (for Kodi 17) and I wanted to see how the various JPTV apps performed under Android 6 on that CPU/GPU combo.

1. JapanTV functioned identically to previous Android versions

2. FujiTV experienced long (~10sec) delays after channel changes or recording start. It may be related to using the internal vs 3rd-party player.

3. iSakura experienced similar delays as FujiTV using the internal player. The delays were much shorter using the 3rd-party player.

As I said, it may have been a GPU/player combo. I didn't dig too deeply into the iSakura/FujiTV issue since JapanTV was my primary focus and they perform well on my android 4/5 devices. When I get some spare cycles I'll revisit it.

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Postby kurashima » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:34 pm

Anyone using the FukiTV.live apk for FireTV? I downloaded it and it is working perfectly, except I cannot figure out how to get it full screen? I press Enter to make it full screen and then F3 to make the guide go away. The issue, is that the guide reappears after like three minutes.
Any solutions?

Thanks,
Kei

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Postby ars89 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:08 am

So my parents got a new smart tv and was wondering if anyone had tried downloading isakura or japantv directly to the tv? I use sling to watch regular tv and the smart tv had it already setup among other apps so was thinking maybe it was worth a shot to try.

Thinking is that if i can open up an hdmi slot that is right now being used by fire tv i can get a nice soundbar.

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Postby nobodyserio » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:08 pm

what about "inooficial" we bstreams?
itv.lionfree used to be the cream de la creme , but is down now.
Anyone have some recommendations?

Or has lionfree moved somewhere else?

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Postby Karine-Johanne » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:52 pm

Hi Ouiouibcn, for what it's worth, your NHK-E link works for me in VLC as is.
May i ask where the link comes from ?
I also have a few urls that you may want to try as an m3u playlist. I can't PM yet, so feel free to PM me.
I'm also interested in getting the subscribed service channels into a custom playlist. Just having a hard time including the login details.

Best Regards,

Karine-Johanne

Ouiouibcn wrote:Hello all
Can anyone knows how to get the url stream of
https://jp.tzn.re/live/nhke.html



the media is something like
http://203.162.76.92:5021/live/310%7Cc0 ... 4132907148

decoded it looks like that
http://203.162.76.92:5021/live/310|c03? ... 4132907148

where 1464132907xxx is my system time (UNIX time)

I would like to program a recording using ffmpeg to record kids program

thank
ouioui

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Postby kdjtachi65 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:42 pm

Not much going on these days in the comparison world. Have we reached a final consensus that the paid software subscription options (iSakura, etc) have pretty much won?

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Postby pato » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:17 pm

kdjtachi65 wrote:Not much going on these days in the comparison world. Have we reached a final consensus that the paid software subscription options (iSakura, etc) have pretty much won?

As for me yes isakura is no.1 for the choice of channels, quality of picture and also for the excellent service that they always give.
Let's see when the update comes out.

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Postby Bella Lovelle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:29 am

pato wrote:
Bella Lovelle wrote:Is there any problem with using FUJITV now? Welcome feedback, we will actively repair. Thanks.

Seems to be working fine.


Thanks for your support!

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Postby Bella Lovelle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:35 am

kurashima wrote:Anyone using the FukiTV.live apk for FireTV? I downloaded it and it is working perfectly, except I cannot figure out how to get it full screen? I press Enter to make it full screen and then F3 to make the guide go away. The issue, is that the guide reappears after like three minutes.
Any solutions?

Thanks,
Kei


Again press the "OK" button on the remote control is full screen, very simple.

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Postby Bella Lovelle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:42 am

ars89 wrote:So my parents got a new smart tv and was wondering if anyone had tried downloading isakura or japantv directly to the tv? I use sling to watch regular tv and the smart tv had it already setup among other apps so was thinking maybe it was worth a shot to try.

Thinking is that if i can open up an hdmi slot that is right now being used by fire tv i can get a nice soundbar.


FUJITV supports almost all Android smart TVs, Android tv boxes, Android phones and tablets, including Amazon Fire TV. The subscribed users feedback it works very well! Maybe you can give it a chance. :salut:

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Postby Bella Lovelle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:48 am

pato wrote:
kdjtachi65 wrote:Not much going on these days in the comparison world. Have we reached a final consensus that the paid software subscription options (iSakura, etc) have pretty much won?

As for me yes isakura is no.1 for the choice of channels, quality of picture and also for the excellent service that they always give.
Let's see when the update comes out.


I believe FUJITV is also a No. 1 choice. We are actively developing desktop version apk, as well as downloading functions. These are our current customer feedback's requirements. We hope you can give FUJITV a chance to use it. FUJITV also has very rich channel choice, high quality service.

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Postby statrosa » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:52 am

Bella Lovelle wrote:
pato wrote:
kdjtachi65 wrote:Not much going on these days in the comparison world. Have we reached a final consensus that the paid software subscription options (iSakura, etc) have pretty much won?

As for me yes isakura is no.1 for the choice of channels, quality of picture and also for the excellent service that they always give.
Let's see when the update comes out.


I believe FUJITV is also a No. 1 choice. We are actively developing desktop version apk, as well as downloading functions. These are our current customer feedback's requirements. We hope you can give FUJITV a chance to use it. FUJITV also has very rich channel choice, high quality service.


Dear Bella,

Could you post the available channels? I cannot find it on the Fujitv website.

Thanks in advance.

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Postby pato » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:13 pm

Bella Lovelle wrote:
pato wrote:
kdjtachi65 wrote:Not much going on these days in the comparison world. Have we reached a final consensus that the paid software subscription options (iSakura, etc) have pretty much won?

As for me yes isakura is no.1 for the choice of channels, quality of picture and also for the excellent service that they always give.
Let's see when the update comes out.


I believe FUJITV is also a No. 1 choice. We are actively developing desktop version apk, as well as downloading functions. These are our current customer feedback's requirements. We hope you can give FUJITV a chance to use it. FUJITV also has very rich channel choice, high quality service.

Yes fujitv is really good too and i love the fujitv look more then isakura to be honest. But isakura as channels that means a lot to me that fujitv does not have. Also when i turn off my android tv box, the japan time that i setup in my tv box change so does japan time on fujitv, so every time i turn on my tv box i have to go in my setup to change time for japan time if not the tv program schedule is not right, so i wish fujitv would have japan time already setup in the apk. I did few times request to fujitv about those issues but no change yet.
About the recording option in the update coming in near future, isakura will also have that option.

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Postby cocom0tion73 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:03 pm

Aloha from Hawaii,

Just wanted to let you all know I've been using http://www.fujitv.live for the past week with an Amazon Fire TV. I downloaded KODI by following this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hQ3e9gdsmE&feature=youtu.be And then added the FujiTV live APK (from their website) to the box. It was fairly easy but may be a challenge for someone who is not tech savvy.

I set this up for my grandparents, as they don't have a smart TV and also I found out they paid $37/mos. for 3 Japanese channels (although only 1 channel is worth watching, that's how limited and poor the shows are) through their local provider Spectrum (formerly Time Warner). It's totally worth it for people in Hawaii to invest in live tv streaming companies like FujiTv Live... We subscribed for 1-month for $27.99 and so far, there is no lag for the most part, the image is very clear, theres about 70 channels and we love that there is a 7-day playback. There is a 19-hour time difference with us and Japan so the playback is definitely a great perk. Another great perk is the program listings for up to 7 days before and 7 days ahead. The only con I could say right now is that a few days back, it lagged every other 3-4 minutes, and the origin of the problem was from the sites end, not our internet. I am in no way a promoter for FujiTV live, however, I have been following this thread for a while to get a better idea of what and how I should get access to live Japanese TV. I have never tried iSakura or JapanTV, however, I may try it out after my subscription is over should there be any problems with FujiTV in the future. For now, I can vouch that FujiTV live is a legitimate source for streaming live Japanese TV. :-)

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:03 am

statrosa wrote:
Bella Lovelle wrote:I believe FUJITV is also a No. 1 choice. We are actively developing desktop version apk, as well as downloading functions. These are our current customer feedback's requirements. We hope you can give FUJITV a chance to use it. FUJITV also has very rich channel choice, high quality service.


Dear Bella,

Could you post the available channels? I cannot find it on the Fujitv website.

Thanks in advance.


Sure!
(関東) NHK総合 (Ch.1)
(関東) 日テレ (Ch.2)
(関東) テレビ朝日 (Ch.3)
(関東) TBS (Ch.4)
(関東) テレビ東京 (Ch.5)
(関東) フジテレビ (Ch.6)
(関東) Tokyo MX1 (Ch.7)

(関西) NHKE テレ (Ch.8)
(関西) サンテレビ1 (Ch.9)
(関西) MBS 每日放送 (Ch.10)
(関西) KBS京都 (Ch.11)
(関西) ABC テレビ (Ch.12)
(関西) テレビ大阪 (Ch.13)
(関西) 関西テレビ (Ch.14)
(関西) 読売テレビ (Ch.15)

BS
NHKBS1 (Ch.16)
NHKBSプレミアム (Ch.17)
BS日テレ (Ch.18)
BS朝日1 (Ch.19)
BS-TBS (Ch.20)
BSジャパン (Ch.21)
BSフジ (Ch.22)
WOWOWプライム (Ch.23)
WOWOWライブ (Ch.24)
WOWOWシネマ (Ch.25)
スター・チャンネル1 (Ch.26)
スター・チャンネル2 (Ch.27)
スター・チャンネル3 (Ch.28)
BS11 (Ch.29)
BS12トゥエルビ (Ch.30)
グリーンチャンネル (Ch.31)
BSアニマックス (Ch.32)
FOXスポーツエンタ (Ch.33)
BSスカパー! (Ch.34)
J SPORTS 1 (Ch.35)
J SPORTS 2 (Ch.36)
J SPORTS 3 (Ch.37)
J SPORTS 4 (Ch.38)
BS釣りビジョン (Ch.39)
イマジカBS・映画 (Ch.40)
BS日本映画専門ch (Ch.41)
ディズニー・チャンネル (Ch.42)
ディーライフ (Ch.43)

CS
東映チャンネル (Ch.44)
衛星劇場 (Ch.45)
チャンネルNECO (Ch.46)
ムービープラスHD (Ch.47)
スカイA (Ch.48)
GAORA (Ch.49)
日テレジータス(Ch.50)
ゴルフネットワークHD (Ch.51)
TAKARAZUKA SKY STAGE (Ch.52)
時代劇専門チャンネルHD (Ch.53)
ファミリー劇場HD (Ch.54)
TBSチャンネル1 (Ch.55)
TBSチャンネル2 (Ch.56)
テレ朝チャンネル1 (Ch.57)
テレ朝チャンネル2 (Ch.58)
チャンネル銀河 (Ch.59)
フジテレビONE (Ch.60)
フジテレビTWO (Ch.61)
フジテレビNEXT (Ch.62)
100%ヒッツ!スペースシャワーTV プラス (Ch.63)
スペースシャワーTV (Ch.64)
MTV HD (Ch.65)
MUSIC ON! TV (Ch.66)
キッズステーション HD (Ch.67)
海外アニメ!カートゥーン ネットワーク (Ch.68)
AT-X (Ch.69)
ディスカバリーチャンネル (Ch.70)
日テレNEWS24 (Ch.71)
TBSニュースバード (Ch.72)

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby Bella Lovelle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:06 am

cocom0tion73 wrote:Aloha from Hawaii,

Just wanted to let you all know I've been using https://fujitv.live for the past week with an Amazon Fire TV. I downloaded KODI by following this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hQ3e9gdsmE&feature=youtu.be And then added the FujiTV live APK (from their website) to the box. It was fairly easy but may be a challenge for someone who is not tech savvy.

I set this up for my grandparents, as they don't have a smart TV and also I found out they paid $37/mos. for 3 Japanese channels (although only 1 channel is worth watching, that's how limited and poor the shows are) through their local provider Spectrum (formerly Time Warner). It's totally worth it for people in Hawaii to invest in live tv streaming companies like FujiTv Live... We subscribed for 1-month for $27.99 and so far, there is no lag for the most part, the image is very clear, theres about 70 channels and we love that there is a 7-day playback. There is a 19-hour time difference with us and Japan so the playback is definitely a great perk. Another great perk is the program listings for up to 7 days before and 7 days ahead. The only con I could say right now is that a few days back, it lagged every other 3-4 minutes, and the origin of the problem was from the sites end, not our internet. I am in no way a promoter for FujiTV live, however, I have been following this thread for a while to get a better idea of what and how I should get access to live Japanese TV. I have never tried iSakura or JapanTV, however, I may try it out after my subscription is over should there be any problems with FujiTV in the future. For now, I can vouch that FujiTV live is a legitimate source for streaming live Japanese TV. :-)


Hello Aloha,
Thanks for your trust! Our official site is https://fujitv.live :dance:

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby statrosa » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:39 am

Thank you Bella, for the channel overview.

If you guys add Pigoo TV, you will get my money :wink:

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Postby pato » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:18 am

statrosa wrote:Thank you Bella, for the channel overview.

If you guys add Pigoo TV, you will get my money :wink:

Thank you! I request to them few times myself for pigoo, fighting tv and music japan tv. Hopefully one day thay will add them.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby goman74 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:52 pm

I am thinking of getting either iSakura or FujiTV to install on both my Amazon FireTV Box and my Sony Bravia Android Smart TV.

Has anyone got any tips for installing the apps on these devices and do the apps work with them at all?

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby kdjtachi65 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:31 pm

Oops, asked the question a few weeks ago and neglected to check back.

I suppose I should clarify my original post: When this thread was started eight years ago, there were basically 4 competing options:

1) Software - software you purchased/obtained and installed on a Wintel PC, required subscription (JpPlayer, Niji, etc)
2) Hardware - packaged solutions, usually a dedicated Linux box, required subscription (iHome, TVPad)
3) Slingbox rental
4) Various web streams

The iHome-style boxes were generally considered the best option, as I recall.

A few years ago the Android-based hardware (TV Box) & software solutions appeared on the scene, and seem to have taken the crown. I find myself wondering if anyone ( is still | plans to start ) using whatever hardware & web-based JPTV solutions are available today (are there any?). Is anyone still renting a Slingbox?

I recall signing up for jpPlayer in 2013 and being pretty happy with it, but at the time I didn't feel like maintaining a dedicated HTPC. The iHome (Linux) platform piqued my interest, but the Android TV boxes kept getting cheaper and better, so I selected iHome2 instead. Fast forward three years and I'm now a happy JapanTV (Android) customer. It has a decent channel count (~78), fair price ($25USD/month), and best of all, includes a time-shift function so I don't have to do clock math.

I do wish a vendor would come out with a Roku JPTV channel.

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Re: Comparing Options for Watching Japanese TV from Overseas

Postby pato » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:18 pm

goman74 wrote:I am thinking of getting either iSakura or FujiTV to install on both my Amazon FireTV Box and my Sony Bravia Android Smart TV.

Has anyone got any tips for installing the apps on these devices and do the apps work with them at all?

To put isakura on sony tv, first put the isakura apk on usb. Download on your tv (es file explorer). Then connect your usb on tv and open isakura apk via es file explorer. Install isakura apk on your tv and bingo.
If you need more help just let me know or ask isakura or japanettv.


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