I don't have a smart tv so I watch on demand using my laptop via GoogleChrome and Chromecasting to my tv. There is a noticeable difference between the technical quality of Freeview Ondemand and the on demand tv I watch from BBC and other UK tv sources (I use a VPN for these). The NZ streams are glitchy, sound stutters and picture sometimes freezes whereas the UK material usually plays smoothly.

I would be interested to hear if other forum members have the same experience or are you all using smart tvs?

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Thanks for your post,

It really depends on the hardware you are using, especially if the casting is done from the Chrome Browser on the laptop. I personally have experienced some glitching on my computer if I cast, however bear in mind that my computer is fairly older. 

But it would be interesting if anyone else uses this? 

The glitching I get casting NZ Freeview Ondemand is far worse than that from other internet sources, most of which runs pretty smoothly. My laptop is a couple of years old.

Incidentally, I'm successfully using Chromecast with a VPN, something that is supposed to be impossible.

UPDATE: I have replaced my smartphone (4 years old) and using my Samsung S9+ to cast TVNZ OnDemand I get much smoother viewing than using my laptop.

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