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Streaming TV and phone service


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I see that there have been around 17 'views' of my question. But there have been no responses? Does this mean no one is attempting to stream TV, like YouTubeTV for example, and so No One can answer this?Ditto about the phone service? No one is attempting this either?

 

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Yes, streaming capability is widely reported as excellent. There are many reports of installations where multiple devices are streaming at the same time with no problems at all, even in installations which are less than ideal with regard to dish obstructions. There's enough buffering to absorb any small "hiccups'" in connectivity from occasional occasional obstruction.VOIP works too, though that's a real time application with no buffering that is not tolerant of any signal "drops", so there will be occasional "hiccups", especially if there are any obstructions to a clear view of the sky. Ditto for applications like Zoom. However, the latency is low enough that conversations are not compromised by delays. A couple of my neighbors are using Ooma (there is no cell signal within 30 miles here) and are very happy with it. I see no reason other VOIP services wouldn't be equally satisfactory.

 

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I wanted to cut the cord for satellite TV . I can stream real easy the problem is the IP address is shown 250 miles away, this means I can't stream local sports, news and weather because it says I'm not in my home location. I have purchased a VPN but that moves around and was not accurate either. I purchased a private VPN in a nearby city and this was expensive but promising. I again ran into problems because I couldn't load the VPN software onto the TV.  I see people streaming in RVs with Starlink and they all used YouTube TV. I don't know how they got around the location problem.

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@Rickub

The IP address assigned to you by Starlink is NOT dependent on YOUR location, but on the location of the ground station where your traffic is routed. Sadly, this can create issues for all kinds of location-sensitive Internet sites and services and there is no way to change this. I asked Starlink Support about this issue when I lived in New Mexico and was getting IP addresses in either Los Angeles or Dallas. I was informed that there is just no way around this with the way Starlink's network is setup.

Perhaps someone else here can share how they are "getting around the location problem" with Starlink Roam. I have Starlink Standard and do not roam with it.

Hope that helps.

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