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Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

Hi,

The title says it all. So it was 60 CHF when we first subscribed, then 95, and now they charge 120 CHF per year.

Given that 10 CHF monthly does not seem much different from other providers anymore, are there other (IPTV-only, without having to buy cable/Internet/etc services) options that we can consider? It should have as many English-speaking channels as possible, plus some CH/DE/FR/IT ones for watching Football mainly.

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Re: Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

I'm using the free Zattoo subscription. Isn't that an alternative?
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I'm using the free Zattoo subscription. Isn't that an alternative?
We watch it using the Amazon FireTV stick where the free version is not available. So, not much of an option :-/
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Re: Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

And Salt were very sneaky in that it quietly appeared on my bill this month when it was absorbed before.

I agree at 12chf per month is it really providing value.
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We watch it using the Amazon FireTV stick where the free version is not available. So, not much of an option :-/
It is available. That's my setup.
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It is available. That's my setup.
Isn't it limited for Smart TVs to 30 hours per month or so?
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Isn't it limited for Smart TVs to 30 hours per month or so?
I don't know. I don't get anywhere near 30 hours but if that's a limit then you might need a paid subscription.
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Re: Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

The quality of free Zattoo is less than that of paid. SD rather than HD resolution, lower frame rate, lower bit rate.

You could argue that it's farcical to pay thousands for the latest 4K OLED TV and then watch stuff at little better than VHS quality because you don't want to pay 120 CHF a year.
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Re: Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

If you are ok to use it on a computer linked to your TV, here is the free option :



https://iptv-ch.github.io/


Sunrise here, works perfectly with VLC.
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try watched not bad
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Re: Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

I find Zattoo premium extremely good value for money - the additional CHF 2.50 per month announced today doesn’t really hit my pocket hard though.

Have joined it since it‘s inception, and find the gradual price increase justified - new channels, great recording facilities, huge amount of global channels, full HD, ad-free (just skip over the channeled ones), full replay, can play on all devices (also when mobile). Up to 4 parallel streams simultaneously (so daughter actually uses same account).

Personally, I believe that nothing beats this value for money and quality in Switzerland.
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Re: Zatto increased prices. Any alternative?

RTL is a free and a great alternative to Zatto.
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RTL is a free and a great alternative to Zatto.
Assuming that you mean TVNOW as a streaming service:

How do you come to that conclusion regarding:

- extremely limited availability in Switzerland for the programmes you want to watch - need a German credit card
- The no. of English speaking or other channels in other languages available (none)
- number of channels available outside of RTL or VOX - none (or or only German regional sister companies)
- the amount of adverts you need to confront if you take the trial test, then are blocked from taking out premium membership as you are not in Germany

Please, let us know how you come to this conclusion - I may be missing something, and would love to catch-up on all the series of “Die Höhle der Löwen” (VOX)
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