Then I guess its very poorly branded! thx for the message. It does seem strange to me that I can watch on my ipad and iphone sitting beside my tv, which I guess I will leave on the fireplace channel - oh I don't get that.
There is no cable access where I am.
That sort of brings up the 'point' of it.
While yes, the anywhere TV app is designed to watch stuff while not at home.. its designed for phones, tablets, etc.. for personal watching.
TV watching is to be done at the place where the service it paid for, which would then have the cable access.
This is a reason why that many services are some times not CASTABLE to TVs either.
The license is not there (been paid) for most of the media, to be able to be played back in that way, that its not supposed to be able to be viewed by a larger group of people in front of a TV. Just a single person.
Helps prevent 'account sharing' so to speak at well i guess. That person A can pay for the service at their house, but let X many other people use their login to view at their homes, etc.
I rarely use Anyplace TV but before I sent the previous message I did bring up Anyplace TV in a tab in the Chrome browser. I was then able to cast anything on the tab to my TV with Chromecast. Anything on Anyplace TV that I could open on the laptop, I could cast and view on the TV. Quality is good.
Just to expand a bit more on what Pauly said.
As he said, its more about rights.
That when you are paying for your TV, and get the Anyplace TV included, you are paying to watch it in your house. And in the case of anyplace TV, for you personally to watch elsewhere. (assuming that only you will be watching on your small screen).
That with your payments, your paying for you to watch it, not someone else.
That with allowing to stream via other methods from the phone, etc.. makes it way to easy to technically then just plug in at any friends place, and watch stuff there. Which 'technically' isnt allowed due to those rights.
Though.. this then effects being able to watch in your own home then too 😞 (but they assume you have TV boxes there).
As Pauly said, the computer they dont really have any way of knowing/monitoring in the same way.
On phones there are ways of monitoring the hardware & methods of output.
solution = switch to BELL -
I had rogers...I now have Bell and can cast from their streaming app on my iphone onto any TV using my Chromecast as long as the Chromecast and my phone are on the same Wifi
I think Rogers uses copyrights etc as an excuse, because Bell has the same shows and its not problem.
But its who OWNS the shows.
And guess which company, after they bought chorus... owns the rights to about probably 2/3 of the channels in canada now? 😞
Regardless, most of its probably MOOT now, with this App with rogers at least. As it will probably be no longer developed with the move to Ignite.