3G tethering plays ABC player and dont scale down Netflix videos but why wont iPad 3G

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by jjahshik32, May 1, 2010.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I found the macrumors article pretty interesting that the 3G version of the iPad wont allow the user to play ABC app and scales down the video of the netflix application.

    I tried testing this out just right now and the netflix doesnt scale anything down and it plays the the ABC TV shows just fine. I wonder how those apps know what to look for that the user is using 3G but it wont recognize my tethered iPad to my 3G via T-mobile?
  2. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

    Peter Harrison

    Dec 24, 2009
    It's written into the apps themselves. It's because the quality won't be as great for most people on 3G, and it can be unreliable. For video streaming, it can be poor, and none of the developers want a poor experience using their apps.

    This is why you are getting it to work on 3G when tethering: the app checks the iPad connection to the net, and makes the decision to play or not. Yes to wifi, no to 3G. When you tether to your phone, your iPad is actually using wifi, which means the app works.
  3. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    3G Unrestrictor on cydia will bypass this. :p No iPad jailbreak yet so you have to live with those limitations for now.

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