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    BT Sport Installation

    I will hit myself around the face if this has been posted previously.

    I cannot load from the BT website BT Sport. (I do have free entitlement and have gone through all the paraphernalia to obtain the web download.

    However, It seems to be as though only Windows or Apple users will benefit. Am I doomed?

    Geoff

    PS I am running Ubuntu 13.04 perfectly on a Dell Netbook Inspiron Mini 10.

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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    Isn't BT Sport a paid for subscribed service?
    I seem to recall reading it might use Silverlight
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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie52 View Post
    I cannot load from the BT website BT Sport. (I do have free entitlement and have gone through all the paraphernalia to obtain the web download.
    You are not likely to get it working natively on Linux, best bet for now would seem a windows virtual machine if not a real install.

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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    I tried to use the Met Office Weather desktop widget. That also requires something from Adobe or Microsoft that does not come in a Linux version. I forget what it was. Oh, now I remember Adobe Air. You might be having the same problem.

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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie52 View Post
    I will hit myself around the face if this has been posted previously.

    I cannot load from the BT website BT Sport. (I do have free entitlement and have gone through all the paraphernalia to obtain the web download.

    However, It seems to be as though only Windows or Apple users will benefit. Am I doomed?

    Geoff

    PS I am running Ubuntu 13.04 perfectly on a Dell Netbook Inspiron Mini 10.
    From BT sports faqs.

    Check your home browser

    To watch the online player on a desktop computer you'll need to install Microsoft Silverlight. This is a free browser plug-in that you can download here: www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight.
    You will need windows for this. Either as dual boot or running in a VM. Silverlights linux veriosn moonlight stopped development ages a go and did not work well either. There is no way to get silverlight to run on linux period.

    Unless someone else knows different!!
    Last edited by philinux; September 11th, 2013 at 05:57 PM. Reason: Unless someone else knows different!!

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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    Glad I found this thread. BT called recently and offered BT Sports online to me. I asked him if it supported Linux. He had to go and find out from his manager. When he returned he said yes. So it looks like he should have told me no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azdour View Post
    Glad I found this thread. BT called recently and offered BT Sports online to me. I asked him if it supported Linux. He had to go and find out from his manager. When he returned he said yes. So it looks like he should have told me no.
    Ahem. He's sort of right as the app runs on Android devices.

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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie52 View Post
    I will hit myself around the face if this has been posted previously.

    I cannot load from the BT website BT Sport. (I do have free entitlement and have gone through all the paraphernalia to obtain the web download.

    However, It seems to be as though only Windows or Apple users will benefit. Am I doomed?

    Geoff

    PS I am running Ubuntu 13.04 perfectly on a Dell Netbook Inspiron Mini 10.
    Please see this thread.

    On Edit:

    Also see this post.

    I can not test because I am in the USA. Hope it works though.

    Jerry
    Last edited by jawilljr2; September 11th, 2013 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: BT Sport Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by jawilljr2 View Post
    That's new. I'll still use windows for skygo though much easier.

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