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BHNtechXpert
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reply to JeffMD

Re: iPhone & Android tablet users get Bright House TV App Joy!

said by JeffMD:

This program and netflix are not even remotely the same. And for what ever reason the development team has chosen ICS as the bottom rung of OS support.

DRM is what it's all about. You can thank content owners for that decision.
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bigdaddy

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reply to JeffMD

said by JeffMD:

This program and netflix are not even remotely the same. And for what ever reason the development team has chosen ICS as the bottom rung of OS support.

You Want to Know to Why ? I'll Tell you it's Simple Android ICS 4.0 has Implemented Digital Rights Management framework aka DRM in the OS. that's why the BHNTV App only runs on ICS 4.0. it need's DRM Work. Here is a link »developer.android.com/sdk/androi···operApis when the page load's Click on the Android 4.0 for Developers link.

Media and connectivity

HTTP Live streaming
Bluetooth A2DP and HSP devices
Support for RTP
MTP/PTP file transfer
DRM framework
Input from keyboard, mouse, gamepad, joystick

I Hope this Post Clear's thing's up as to why BHNTV App will only run on ICS.


bigdaddy

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reply to BHNtechXpert

said by BHNtechXpert:

said by JeffMD:

This program and netflix are not even remotely the same. And for what ever reason the development team has chosen ICS as the bottom rung of OS support.

DRM is what it's all about. You can thank content owners for that decision.

Sorry Gary I didn't see you post.


JeffMD

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Edgewater, FL
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reply to BHNtechXpert

Interesting.

Well I got the iOS app to work on ipod.. it looks like the file on cydia wasn't a cracked version, but just some alternative config file that worked on the time warner version and also will work on the bright house app with a slight string edit.

If DRM was their reasoning fir ICS then it isn't surprising they said no to jail breaks, I guess when content protection is everything in your business there is no such thing as overreaction.

Anyways, app seems nice. It isn't big or bloated by any means, and its lack of configurations just adds to its simplicity. I also actually like how it leaves the system bar exposed so I can monitor the time and battery levels. I hate it when games don't give that option. ^^ Also now I don't feel like I am missing anything by not having a cable box in my room. Now if only they had a full fledge desktop app. Chrome app maybe?



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said by JeffMD:

Interesting.

Well I got the iOS app to work on ipod.. it looks like the file on cydia wasn't a cracked version, but just some alternative config file that worked on the time warner version and also will work on the bright house app with a slight string edit.

If DRM was their reasoning fir ICS then it isn't surprising they said no to jail breaks, I guess when content protection is everything in your business there is no such thing as overreaction.

Anyways, app seems nice. It isn't big or bloated by any means, and its lack of configurations just adds to its simplicity. I also actually like how it leaves the system bar exposed so I can monitor the time and battery levels. I hate it when games don't give that option. ^^ Also now I don't feel like I am missing anything by not having a cable box in my room. Now if only they had a full fledge desktop app. Chrome app maybe?

A Windows Desktop Application would Be A welcome Addition to the Portfolio of TV Viewing Option's. As well as an Online HTML 5 Browser based Access.

Happydude32
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reply to JeffMD

said by JeffMD:

Interesting.

Well I got the iOS app to work on ipod.. it looks like the file on cydia wasn't a cracked version, but just some alternative config file that worked on the time warner version and also will work on the bright house app with a slight string edit.

If DRM was their reasoning fir ICS then it isn't surprising they said no to jail breaks, I guess when content protection is everything in your business there is no such thing as overreaction.

Anyways, app seems nice. It isn't big or bloated by any means, and its lack of configurations just adds to its simplicity. I also actually like how it leaves the system bar exposed so I can monitor the time and battery levels. I hate it when games don't give that option. ^^ Also now I don't feel like I am missing anything by not having a cable box in my room. Now if only they had a full fledge desktop app. Chrome app maybe?

I had a feeling it would work. Congrats, circumventing things you're not supposed to be able to do is pretty fun
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A Windows Desktop Application would Be A welcome Addition to the Portfolio of TV Viewing Option's. As well as an Online HTML 5 Browser based Access
Expect it to use MS Silverlight for streaming via web browser.
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reply to bigdaddy

said by bigdaddy:

said by pcdebb:

umm, okay i will assume the "new" app and the one Ive had for months are the same.....

Yes. It is the same TV App you used before. But Enhanced with New Features or Bug Fixes.

gooooothca. now that makes sense
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bigdaddy

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reply to Happydude32

said by Happydude32:

said by JeffMD:

Interesting.

Well I got the iOS app to work on ipod.. it looks like the file on cydia wasn't a cracked version, but just some alternative config file that worked on the time warner version and also will work on the bright house app with a slight string edit.

If DRM was their reasoning fir ICS then it isn't surprising they said no to jail breaks, I guess when content protection is everything in your business there is no such thing as overreaction.

Anyways, app seems nice. It isn't big or bloated by any means, and its lack of configurations just adds to its simplicity. I also actually like how it leaves the system bar exposed so I can monitor the time and battery levels. I hate it when games don't give that option. ^^ Also now I don't feel like I am missing anything by not having a cable box in my room. Now if only they had a full fledge desktop app. Chrome app maybe?

I had a feeling it would work. Congrats, circumventing things you're not supposed to be able to do is pretty fun
quote:
A Windows Desktop Application would Be A welcome Addition to the Portfolio of TV Viewing Option's. As well as an Online HTML 5 Browser based Access
Expect it to use MS Silverlight for streaming via web browser.

Oh I Hope your Wrong about that. By using HTML 5 I could Browse the in one tab while TV Access play's in background on another tab on the new iPad.
Expand your moderator at work

Happydude32
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reply to bigdaddy

Re: iPhone & Android tablet users get Bright House TV App Joy!

I can almost guarantee that I’m not wrong. The TW live streaming via browser uses Silverlight. Considering 99% of what happens at TWC makes it’s way to BHN, it’s almost a given that when Brighthouse gets web based streaming it will be the same as Time Warner’s.
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You Know Your Right !

TIME WARNER TA DA LOL

Happydude32
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As the app says you must be behind your BHN modem. Here’s a sloppy work around for if/when BHN launches browser streaming.

Install the free TeamViewer app on your iPad, run the TeamViewer exe on your home PC. Using the credentials TV provides, log on to your home desktop via your tablet. Once connected you have your home desktop on your tablet. Launch your browser from home, and log on to the BHN streaming site. I’ve done this before with Time Warner and my Android tablet. Works perfectly, but your tablet must be connected to a pretty fast connection. I did it on Sprint’s wimax network a few times in the past. Again, not as clean and seamless as if you could streaming directly, but it does work.
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BHNtechXpert
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I'm curious about something....one of you folks with an iPod touch see if you can grab and run the app and report back please.



Berniefl35

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Please let us use this app outside of our home network otherwise it's damn useless!!!



Berniefl35

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reply to Happydude32

This bhn tv app is great for iPhone or iPad only if you are sitting on the toilet..I have a freaking tv in each room of my house,,what's the point of the app? Why is it only on the HOME NETWORK? Give me a break please!!! Anybody else agree,,, I want to watch my channels at the airport in the car or outside the house,,,comeonnnn.



BHNtechXpert
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said by Berniefl35 :

This bhn tv app is great for iPhone or iPad only if you are sitting on the toilet..I have a freaking tv in each room of my house,,what's the point of the app? Why is it only on the HOME NETWORK? Give me a break please!!! Anybody else agree,,, I want to watch my channels at the airport in the car or outside the house,,,comeonnnn.

Tell it to the content owners....we would love for you to be totally mobile trust me.
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BHNtechXpert
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reply to Berniefl35

said by Berniefl35 :

Please let us use this app outside of our home network otherwise it's damn useless!!!

You are repeating yourself...


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reply to Berniefl35

said by Berniefl35 :

I want to watch my channels at the airport in the car or outside the house,,,comeonnnn.

I'd really rather you didn't watch TV in the car...just sayin'.
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Berniefl35

@31.7.62.x

Well,, I don't mean while driving,, I mean as a passenger,, lol,, just venting guys,, it is kinda ridiculous though,, isn't it???


ispalten

join:2005-04-16
Clermont, FL

Right now it is tied to wireless, so the car might be out of the question anyway. However, BHN is putting hotspots all over Tampa and Orlando. I can understand off of BHN, but other apps like HBO, MAX GO, ESPN only require your MyBrighthouse P/W (as does the BHN app as I recall) and they work everywhere. If this is a content owner decision, then I don't see why it must be tied to your home MAC address? Why not tie it to ANY BHN IP Address? Just as easy to check if the accessing IP Address is a BHN one as it is to lookup the MAC address one would think?

Alternatively, I suspect that NOT all channels 'care'? Since ESPN has its own app and you can access it anywhere, why not restrict those content owners that care to the BHN network and the others be available everywhere?

When I was trying to see if the problem I had was my iPad or not, I went to a friends house and discovered although we have BHN, I couldn't connect? Had to use his MyBrighthouse ID to test the iPad's.

Worse yet, our clubhouse is wireless BHN. I have to connect with a userID and P/W, and then all but that BH TV app will work, wish I could use it there too, but I can't. Just doesn't seem right that if I'm on the BHN that I can't? Are they worried I'd start showing TV programs I get, like HBO, using Apple TV, to show to other residents? Just doesn't make sense.
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JeffMD

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reply to BHNtechXpert

said by BHNtechXpert:

I'm curious about something....one of you folks with an iPod touch see if you can grab and run the app and report back please.

Tech, I am using it on a 3rd generation ipod running 4.3.3


bigdaddy

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reply to BHNtechXpert

said by BHNtechXpert:

I'm curious about something....one of you folks with an iPod touch see if you can grab and run the app and report back please.

What's so special about running BHTV on the iPod Touch ?


BHNtechXpert
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reply to JeffMD

said by JeffMD:

said by BHNtechXpert:

I'm curious about something....one of you folks with an iPod touch see if you can grab and run the app and report back please.

Tech, I am using it on a 3rd generation ipod running 4.3.3

Jeff can you snap me photo of the iPod running the app and post here? I blv you just want to see it active on one as I don't own one personally. Thanks a bunch.
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bigdaddy

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reply to JeffMD

How to Grab Screenshots on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Check This out »www.apple.com/itunes/inside-itun···uch.html



BHNtechXpert
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I didn't ask for a screenshot...
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JeffMD

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reply to BHNtechXpert

Re: iPhone & Android tablet users get Bright House TV App Joy!

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np


BHNtechXpert
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reply to BHNtechXpert

Perfect thank you Jeff



pcdebb
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reply to Berniefl35

said by Berniefl35 :

This bhn tv app is great for iPhone or iPad only if you are sitting on the toilet..I have a freaking tv in each room of my house,,what's the point of the app? Why is it only on the HOME NETWORK? Give me a break please!!! Anybody else agree,,, I want to watch my channels at the airport in the car or outside the house,,,comeonnnn.

you're in the wrong forum, you want a slingbox.

I disagree with you. this app is useful for what it is. I have a tv in every room as well, but sometimes I like to live on the wild side and fire up the iPad and watch another channel. Or watch in the kitchen. Or on the patio. And yes, even on the toilet. If i'm away from home I have DVR service to watch it later.


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Berniefl35

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Unfortunately about 99% of people agree with me,,have you read the reviews/comments on the iTunes AppStore for this app?,everybody wants this app to be used outside of their house/home network ,,who watches tv on a patio anyways when you can watch it on a 60 inch + tv,,,Lol,, people want to watch their premium/movie Channels that they pay for away from home,,,hotel room,airport,clubhouse,,etc,,,,Just sayin



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said by Berniefl35 :

Unfortunately about 99% of people agree with me,,have you read the reviews/comments on the iTunes AppStore for this app?,everybody wants this app to be used outside of their house/home network ,,who watches tv on a patio anyways when you can watch it on a 60 inch + tv,,,Lol,, people want to watch their premium/movie Channels that they pay for away from home,,,hotel room,airport,clubhouse,,etc,,,,Just sayin

Then take your beef and tell it to the folks in control of the content....the content owners. We can only do so much...you want it faster...there is where you start .... just sayin
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