Diveo: television reloaded with the iPhone or iPad (sponsor)

The service of Diveo is an exciting thing for everyone who likes to watch television but does not have DVB-T or cable reception. The only thing the Diveo app needs is reasonably fast internet access. It then enables the user to choose from a large number of television programs. In addition to pure television enjoyment through HD streams, media libraries and pause and restart functions, the offer also impresses with the automatic, regular recording of your favorite series, a large selection of channels, a video library with films and packages with different prices. 

Among other things, Diveo makes satellite TV impossible to miss - other channels, media libraries and thousands of films in the video library are always and (with the Internet) available anywhere.

Among other things, Diveo makes satellite TV impossible to miss - other channels, media libraries and thousands of films in the video library are always and (with the Internet) available anywhere.

Diveo can do that

"Diveo combines the advantages of satellite TV and the Internet, creating a completely new television experience“, It says in the Explanatory videowhich shows in a nutshell the advantages Diveo offers:

This is Diveo

Diveo introduces itself as a television service and app that offers a hybrid platform for satellite TV households. In detail, this means that you can access up to 70 HD channels and, depending on the package booked, up to 27 “premium” channels as well as a number of media libraries and thousands of films in the video library. 

As you can see in the video above, it can be used per user account and subscription on up to five devices (simultaneously), which is ideal for families. In addition to the broadcasters, the offer unites more than 30 media libraries and over 5.000 films for young and old. The packages are available from 7,90 euros per month - even with a free trial month at the beginning. You can find details, station lists and offers ..

The individual packages

If the offer sounds interesting to you, then you probably want to know how much it costs - especially with all the channels, media libraries, films and functions. Here I have given you an overview of the individual Diveo packages, their scope and prices:

Experience package Explorer package Diversity package
HD channels 50+ 50+ 70+
Premium channels No premium channels included. Yes, 3. They can be changed monthly. All 27 are included.
Media libraries ✔︎
TV app ✔︎
Restart and pause ✔︎
Record content Yes, up to 10 hours;
Memory expansion against Surcharge
Video library with films ✔︎
€ 0 the first month ✔︎
price per month 7,90 € 11,90 € 16,90 €

Diveo app download

With the Diveo app for iOS and Android, the advantages outlined above can also be used on the iPhone and iPad as well as on Android smartphones and tablets. You can find the download in the App Store for iOS as well as in Play Store for Android.

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Diveo and videociety

If you are already a user of videociety, then the Diveo offer is twice as interesting. Because if you have borrowed a film via the videociety web app or a TV box, you can also watch it in the Diveo app. A purchase or a loan process in the Diveo iOS app is not possible, however, as Apple would otherwise want to take 30% off the price.

If you have borrowed a video title for a fee, you can also watch it on the Diveo app. Borrowing is via the Diveo Box, the Diveo Smart TV App or on the web at https://livetv.diveo.de/ possible. On the web, you simply go to the video libraries area and then to films - and you have a huge selection of films available to borrow

In the Diveo app there is a view of the Top50 films, which was created in cooperation with videociety.

In the Diveo app there is a view of the Top50 films, which was created in cooperation with videociety.

If you want to watch a film on the Videociety Top50 list, you will be advised that you have to borrow it externally in order to watch it in the Diveo app.

If you want to watch a film on the Videociety Top50 list, you will be advised that you have to rent it via Diveo Box, Diveo Smart TV App or Diveo Web in order to watch it in the Diveo App.

Diveo in the test

Diveo makes television impossible to miss - that's the promise behind the app. I put this promise to the test in my own test of the service. Both alone and with family use it is theoretically hardly possible to miss a program or a film. Everyone can watch on their own device, content can be rewound, paused and recorded - and it contains a large number of channels. So what more do you want? Right, that all of this really works the way it is advertised. We'll see…

Regular recording of broadcasts

I can confirm that with a stable and reasonably fast internet connection the app runs smoothly and with all the promised functions. It worked wonderfully for me. In addition to the simple use by tapping on the screen and interacting with the service in real time, I also put the ability to record content to the test; with the crime scene on ARD. 

The button for the recording function can be found in the detailed view of a film.

The button for the recording function can be found in the detailed view of a film.

If you start recording a series, you can decide whether the series should be recorded regularly or only once.

If you start recording a series, you can decide whether the series should be recorded regularly or only once.

That worked flawlessly and, to be on the safe side, additional minutes were recorded: about 3 minutes before the start and a good 5 minutes after the program ended. One should keep this in mind when scratching the limit of the 10 hour recording time of content. But if you have that in mind - also important for series recordings that require a lot of additional memory - then there are no problems.

Here you can see my test recording of the crime scene crime thriller.

Here you can see my test recording of the crime scene crime thriller.

Incidentally, recordings are not only possible pre-programmed, but also while the program or film is already running. Then it is rewound in the background, so to speak, in order to record the current content completely for later viewing.

Pause and restart function: super practical!

If the favorite series or the film starts shortly after work or if you cannot really plan it due to the independent activity, then you quickly benefit from the control options of the current program. If the relevant program is still running, you simply call it up and select "Restart". You can already enjoy a film, series, documentary or other program from the front. If there is a distraction or something important to do in between, then you simply press “pause”. That was super practical in the test!

Perhaps confusing at first: In some cases, films are also shown in the program that are already over. These cannot be rewound.

Tip for using the iPad

If you do not stream the app from the iPad to the Apple TV via AirPlay, but only watch it on the iPad, something can be cut off from the image on the left and right if you set it to full screen. This mainly happens if you accidentally double-tap the picture. Then the picture is aligned with the height of the display, which does not have a 16: 9 format on the iPad. To fix the cut edges, just double-tap the picture again - then it will be aligned with the width of the display and you will see everything again;)

What television brings with it: advertising

I'm not used to it from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, but of course there is a lot of advertising on television. However, if you start watching the film a little later, you can fast-forward this for some programs and films using the progress bar under the film. Unfortunately there is no 30 seconds before button; that would be super easy. But there is a 30-second back button for this. In the case of content that cannot be fast forwarded, the message “It is not possible to fast forward this program” comes up - then you have to accept the advertising.

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My test in pictures

 

If you tap on the current film, you can switch between the channels on the left - traditional zapping is possible with two taps.

If you tap on the current program, you can switch between the channels on the left - traditional zapping is possible with two taps.

Conclusion on the service

Diveo keeps its promise to make television “impossible to miss”. The service is the first of its kind to combine the above-mentioned functions through an intuitive app. In such a way that they also work on several devices at the same time. This means that HD content can always be viewed when, where and how you want. What is probably the most attractive package for many, the “discovery package”, is still cheaper than the largest Netflix package, which can only be used on four devices at the same time. If you want to know if you have HD TV reception, then you can . inform more precisely.

All in all, I can definitely recommend Diveo for fans of television, media libraries and films! Personally, the app gave me access to "normal" television again, because otherwise I was only on the well-known streaming services. You can find all information and the possibility to book the packages on the provider website.

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