Currently, Skitter is only available in limited markets. So this statement is my personal one, as I was privileged to demo the product for several days. As consumer testimonials become available, this section will be updated.
Setting up a Skitter account couldn't have been easier. Then, I downloaded the Skitter app to my Roku player right through my Roku account. The app was launched, I entered my account number and password, and started watching TV! The picture quality was just as sharp as my satellite TV subscription. In fact, I hardly noticed a difference except for a very occasional buffering issue, but it did not detract from the experience. There was minor buffering issues and screen degradation during poor weather (much like what you might experience during a rain storm or heavy winds, which can affect your satellite dish). Otherwise, a big thumbs up!
There are a variety of reasons why people might decide to pay the $12 to $15 per month subscription that Skitter costs in order to stream live network programming to their television set. For starters, antennas do not always pick up signals in all places, or they might not be allowed where you live. Skitter is a less expensive alternative to a satellite TV bundle with hundreds of channels, when you only really want local network programming.
Even more importantly, you can be assured that you are not engaging in illegal streaming when you sign up for Skitter, because they do not broadcast in a market unless they have secured license agreements from the networks within specific geographic areas. This means if you live in the St. Louis area, you will access St. Louis local network programming, and not New York City programming.
While you can stream limited free television on reputable sites like Hulu.com, do you really want to watch TV on your computer screen all the time? Because the Skitter app works with popular set-top boxes like Roku and WD TV, you can literally stream to any television set.