F1 TV Pro or SlingTV Orange?

P1

Podium Finisher
I haven't had any form of cable service for a while now. I only have streaming apps like Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Disney+, etc.

Last year I watched the F1 races at a friends house, but he also got rid of cable so that option is out.

Doing some research it seems the cheapest way to stream F1 races in the USA is the F1 TV Pro service which is $9.99 per month. The second cheapest is Sling Orange which is $30 per month. Sling orange gives you the ESPN coverage with the ability to record it online. So that's closest thing to cable.

The F1 TV Pro service is much cheaper. But last year I found that it was pretty much useless if you aren't watching live:
  • There is no way to start watching a race from the beginning an hour after the start of the race. During the live broadcast you cannot rewind, start from the beginning or replay anything. So if you miss the beginning of the race (which in US time zone you often will), then you have to wait till 2 hours after the race is over to access the on-demand version.
  • If you wait till later in the day to watch the race on-demand, the website will give you the race result before you can pull up the stream. So basically this app spoils the ending unless you are watching it live from the beginning. They also would scroll the race results in a banner at the bottom of the on-demand stream. Its totally idiotic!
  • Its also very glitchy and sometimes you get no commentary.
I'm wondering if they have fixed these issues with F1 TV Pro for 2020 or is it still useless for anything other than live viewing?
 
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Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
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If it was available in the UK I would probably risk the F1 pro. Is it a 1 year contract or can you cancel at any time?

The spoiler thing is shit. If enough people complain it will change. Get on an F1 group on facebook and get everyone to spam their twitter and Facebook with complaints.
 

P1

Podium Finisher
If it was available in the UK I would probably risk the F1 pro. Is it a 1 year contract or can you cancel at any time?

The spoiler thing is shit. If enough people complain it will change. Get on an F1 group on facebook and get everyone to spam their twitter and Facebook with complaints.

it is monthly for 9.99 or a year for 59.99 (special promo pricing because of late season start).
 

P1

Podium Finisher
Have a look at this picture of the reddit thread on F1TV.

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Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
it is monthly for 9.99 or a year for 59.99 (special promo pricing because of late season start).
Yeh but we don't get the TV live due to sky's exclusive deal. So you are paying for a shit news feed. Pointless.
 
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