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Discussion topic: Can you not even fast forward through an ad if you dont pay for ad skipping?

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This message was authored by 13AMP This message was authored by: 13AMP

Can you not even fast forward through an ad if you dont pay for ad skipping?

I have just subscribed to Sky Stream and have been made to have Ad Skipping. I know I can cancel it. However, everything I have read suggests if I cancel Ad Skipping I cannot even fast forward through adverts. A friend tells me this isn't so but I'm not so sure. I don't want to be forced to sit through all the ads, I'm used to fast forwarding through them when I had Sky Q until last week. £5 a month seems a lot to pay to just fast forward through some ads you're really not interested in. 

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This message was authored by CoffeeDrinker This message was authored by: CoffeeDrinker

Re: Can you not even fast forward through an ad if you dont pay for ad skipping?

No Ad Skipping add-on, no skipping/fast forwarding through adverts.

 

True, Sky Q allows you to do this. Sky Q charges for HD whereas Stream does not, so it's swings and roundabouts cost wise. 

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This message was authored by MarkGoldsmith This message was authored by: MarkGoldsmith

Re: Can you not even fast forward through an ad if you dont pay for ad skipping?

Posted by a Superuser, not a Sky employee. Find out more

With the Ad Skipping TV pack, you'll be able to fast forward through adverts when using:

  • Live Pause (up to the live broadcast only)
  • Restart ('Watch from start')
  • Playlist
  • Sky On Demand

You can also fast forward adverts in the ITVX, STV Player and All4 TV apps.

The Ad Skipping pack doesn't mean that you won't see any adverts. It just lets you fast forward through the ads using the relevant remote control buttons and on screen menu for what you're watching. It doesn't fast forward ads in:

  • Live TV; or
  • Other TV apps, like YouTube or Spotify.

Ad Skipping has a 31-day rolling contract.

 

Without the ad skipping add-on you can't do any of the above



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This message was authored by stumby This message was authored by: stumby

Re: Can you not even fast forward through an ad if you dont pay for ad skipping?

I have sky box (not Q) and can fast forward I found EE-PRO box allows fast forward and is cheaper than sky

This message was authored by mikealanr This message was authored by: mikealanr

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Not really a great comparison @stumby. I left Sky for BT TV (Now EETV) and had a ProBox. A lots of channels and apps are missing on EETV when compared to Sky and Virgin. Plus you cannot fast forward on ITV recordings even if you have a ITVX premium subscription thanks to a deal with ITV and YouView.

 

After six months or so I used a loophole to cancel my TV subscription and come back to Sky.

 

MikeAlanR

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65” Sky Glass ocean blue, Sky Live, 4 streaming pucks and EE FTTP Busiest Home (circa 1.6 Gbps download). Former Sky Q, Sky+ HD and Sky+ customer.
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