Why do many video pgms require wifi? Can you "fool it"

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  1. jismail

    jismail Member

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    I was trying to watch on TV.com and it kept telling me it was for wifi only.....

    Why does the app care? If i am okay with a choppier session, why do they stop it? :mad:

    Is there a trick or hack or other way to make a site that is "wifi" only work with broadband?
     
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    Nobody has any suggestions on how to use them without having access to a wifi? :icon_eek:
     
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    what kind of app? i know that youtube won't allow you to upload large videos unles you're connected wifi.
     
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    Do you mean broadband as in DSL and such? Or you mean the 3G Network?

    If the former, most Broadband have wifi built in now days. If not you can get a cheap wifi router for less than 10 dollars.

    If the latter, it is to prevent the 3G network becoming like AT&T's coverage in NY and SF. While the data plan says unlimited, there is a finite limit how much data the physical network can handle.
     
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    Until flash comes out, Jetflicks is the best way I know to get a variety of tv shows with good resolution on 3g. I wonder if flash will be wifi-only too!
     
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    :icon_eek: Never thought of that, I hope not!
     
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    Sorry for the confusion, I meant 3G. I was hoping that apps like TV.Com could be forced to play over 3G via some hack or setting in either the app or the phone...
     
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    I was wondering the same thing - wanted to watch an old episode of Family Ties and the TV.com Android app would only let you watch if you're on a WiFi network. Why would they restrict it (unless Verizon requested it) ?
     
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