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Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Andrew Sullivan, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Andrew Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan Active Member

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    I downloaded the FOX and the NBC aps. Both prompt me to sign in with my provider. I don't have cable or satellite. Do I have a provider to sign in with?
     
  2. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Do you have YTTV or another like service? You can use your YTTV sign on with most apps.
     
  3. Andrew Sullivan

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    Nope. I have an antenna, Netflix and Amazon and Disney+
     
  4. garn9173

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    You still need a username and password associated with cable, satellite or streaming service to access all of the apps.
     
  5. makaiguy

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    When you have a satellite or cable subscription, part of your monthly fee goes to each of the channels in your package. Many "cable" stations make their streaming options available to their existing customers. Without a satellite/cable subscription, you are not paying those providers for their services and they are not about to make their streaming service available to you.

    Some DO have stand-alone streaming services you can purchase, but many do not.
     
  6. Andrew Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan Active Member

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    I have no problem with ABC, TNT, TBS, SIFI,TBS. I use Netflix and Amazon. Don't those count as streaming services?
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Are you paying Netflix and Amazon for local channels? You need to use credentials for a service that provides your local channels.
     
  8. mjwagner

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    You need a live tv streaming service like YTTV that carries the channel of the app you are trying to use. NetFlix and Amazon are not live tv streaming services they are VOD streaming services.
     
  9. Andrew Sullivan

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    So these companies all have apps. They are constantly asking you to download their apps. But you can only watch them if you are paying for some provider. If I can already watch them on my provider why do I need to download their app? Only so I can watch them on my phone or tablet? You would think that my watching their commercials would be enough incentive to want me to watch them. At least as far as the advertisers are cooncerned.
     
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They want your money and for you to watch their commercials. :)

    Some providers offer free streaming on their apps. Most do not.
     
  11. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Some apps have limited content for people without an existing service to log on with. Discovery GO is one of them. You can stream a limited selection of shows without a login. To get all of their content you have to have a paid service to login with.
     
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  12. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    I use a Fire Stick on my patio to watch these shows on a TV. No need to run coax or wireless receiver. If I'm going to be traveling for multiple nights, I'll take a Fire Stick or Roku as a backup for certain channels (example: NBCSN and SCI-FI channels are rarely on hotel TV systems).
     

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