Does the cable box need to be plugged in at home in order to watch Anyplace TV while travelling?
From the Anyplace FAQs - second dropdown:
I'm not sure if Anyplace "checks" to see if the box is "active". If it does, then it would not work if the box is unplugged. It is true that Anyplace does not "rely" on the box as previously stated, however, it may "check" with the box...
This is conjecture on my part, although I have heard that a reboot of the box sometimes causes Anyplace to begin working again, which would imply a "relationship" between Anyplace and the box(es).
Not 100% sure, but I believe that anyplace TV is Geographically restricted, like many other services.
IE: When you are connecting to Netflix from Canada, you get Canadian Netflix. When connecting from the US, you get US Netflix. (US has a lot more TV stuff, but has lost all the Disney content, etc)
That the content on Anyplace TV falls under Canadian broadcast laws, licensing for the content for Canada, etc.. different people may own the rights in the US.
So its blocked out.
Yes. I confirmed this with Rogers last year when I wasn’t able to access the Anyplace TV online. I was traveling in Canada and I had unplugged the cable box. I was told that the cable box needs to be plugged in for Rogers to know what channels you are subscribed to so that you can only access those online.