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TURVI TV: A New Sling TV Like Service is Coming with the Promise of À La Carte TV

TurviRecently Turvi TV, a live streaming TV service, just started to pop up here and there on social media with “independent marketing representatives” promoting it in many online groups; however, little is known about Turvi TV at this time. So Cord Cutters News started to dig around for more details.

So let’s take a look at what they promise.

  • Live local channels, sports, and national content providers
  • À La Carte TV package with up to 10 channels
  • Video on demand including first-run movie titles
  • Local programming in select markets
  • On demand cloud DVR content
  • HD audio
  • 5 streams at once
  • $50 activation fee (They seem to be waiving the $50 activation fee if you pre-order)

Prices start at $25 or a full premium package for no more than $75. I was told they could not tell us what channels would be included in the service for these prices. They have promised access on smart TVs, Fire TV, and Roku “like devices.”

Turvi TV’s site FAQ says, Turvi TV will offer five main packages with a variety of sports, movies, news, and lifestyle channels. “We also offer a build your own package option (premium channels not included) that allows you to pick 10 of your favorite channels for your plan.”

The FAQ also states, “At this time Turvi does not offer a FREE trial.”

Local Channels are expected in the following markets:

                   1. NYC
                   2. Los Angeles
                   3. Chicago
                   4. Washington DC / Baltimore
                   5. Miami / Ft. Lauderdale / West Palm
                   6. Dallas / Fort Worth
                   7. San Francisco / San Jose / Oakland
                   8. Houston
                   9. Atlanta
                 10. Philadelphia
                 11. Cleveland
                 12. Raleigh / Durham

Beyond this we do not know much. When talking with an “Independent Marketing Representative,” I was told that Turvi TV is an “exclusive product of 5linx,” which was described as a “network marketing company” that only deals through “independent marketing representatives.”

The 5LINX website states, “5LINX has helped customers live better lives since 2001 by offering life-enhancing products and services. We were recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States nine straight years. Direct Selling News—the direct sales industry’s premier publication—named 5LINX to its Global 100 list of largest direct sales companies in the world in 2012, 2013, and 2014.”

I asked about getting a login for press review, which is a fairly standard practice, and was told “because we are a network marketing company, 5linx doesn’t typically do press for a new product launch for the company” by the “independent marketing representative.”

That is everything we know about Turvi TV. No date is known for the release but from talking with different reps it sounds as if Turvi TV will come out some time in the fall of 2016.

We did contact 5linx but no direct representative from 5linx has replied to our emails only their “independent marketing representatives”.

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13 Responses to TURVI TV: A New Sling TV Like Service is Coming with the Promise of À La Carte TV

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    Colin Thornton August 17, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    network marketing……aka pyramid scheme……no thanks.

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      Bruce Naves August 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

      Turvi is the real deal. Half the price of xfinity and satellite. Same channels and no boxes and cords for setup. Pre register by tomorrow and the $50 activation fee is waived

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      Kia Nakagawa August 24, 2016 at 11:46 am #

      Not necessarily so. Mary Kay is an MLM company and my mom likes their beauty products. So no, it doesn’t always mean pyramid scheme. Now, herbalife, THAT was a pyramid scheme. It was investigated by the FTC and concluded that is was a scheme. They were slapped with a lawsuit and had to pay $200 million and more. Google “herbalife lawsuit” if you don’t believe me. Point is, all MLMs are not the same.

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    Gerry Allen August 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    This smells like a bait-and-switch scheme; no information from headquarters means there is no information.

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    Nathan August 17, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    I’m intrigued enough to watch it, but I read through a lot of their site and there are just a few too many mistakes with simple English grammar and syntax. For instance, this was their reply in the FAQ to being able to stream in different locations.

    “No in most cases. The devices and users have to be authenticated at the home address. Only exception would be vacation homes or kids at school who signed up at home. Take device with you after they have been authenticated at home address / home ISP”

    I really hope this turns out to be a real service, but…

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      Andre August 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      Yes Nathan, this is a real service and it is projected to launch in Sept. I am glad that you are not like some of the other skeptical people that have replied to this article. They are the same type of people that were skeptical from Netflix/Hulu, but when it first came out people said the same thing. All of those companies were new at one point in time and people were skeptical till it became a household name. This is a very new service and it has already been approved by the FCC and the FUC. If you want to stay posted on the launch of the service you are welcome to go to Turvi.TV/L511855 and put your information in.

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    Jax August 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    Not worth the atoms it was written on. This company is a scam.

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      Andre August 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      Sorry Jax, you are wrong. This company is not a scam. Do some proper research first before you say things like that.

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    Jack Astor August 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Paying a activation fee is an automated non starter.

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    Bruce Naves August 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Guys, this is the real deal. You pre register by tomorrow, August 19th, the $50 activation fee is waived (click/copy-paste the link up top). And you don’t have to put your credit/debit info in, just your phone #. It is half the price of xfinity and satellite and doesn’t require any boxes or cords for setup. $25-70 packages. You’ll thank me later

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    Scott Lewis August 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    Activation fee? Pre-order? Pass.

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    Michael Roy Gardner II September 28, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    A lot of misinformation was getting out on the service, so they changed the name. Now it’s teevee. I have the service right now… it’s working well on my crappy sprint LTE, I can watch it on 5 devices. We’re still in a launch phase currently, but so far so good. The easiest way to stay in the loop is to just get on the “VIP list”, that way you get the info direct from the company. Here’s my link

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      Robin Carmack October 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

      I too have this service and it has TONS of promise but right now it has 2 glaring issues for me: epic buffering (I have a 300 meg connection) during peak times and my favorite part – NO SUPPORT AFTER HOURS. That is unreal. I have submitted 4 emails to support and called 3 times to learn that I must call during “normal” business hours which results in “leave a call back number because all rep are busy.” I will keep the service till my renewal date but they have got to improve those areas before I would ever recommend it or keep it.