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Canadian carrier Bell has announced that its Fibe TV app is now available on the fourth-generation Apple TV in Ontario and Québec. The app allows Fibe TV subscribers to watch up to 450 channels live or on demand, with the ability to record, pause, and rewind live TV coming later this year.

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The app features trending and on demand TV shows, a programming guide for live TV, and search functionality. A dedicated menu for recorded TV shows will be added later this year. Bell's website says the Fibe TV app requires an unlimited internet plan, available as a $15 per month upgrade.

Bell also now sells the 32GB fourth-generation Apple TV for $199 at its stores in Ontario and Québec and through its website.

Fibe TV is Canada's largest internet-based TV service with over 1.3 million subscribers as of September 2016.

Article Link: Bell Fibe TV Now Available on Apple TV in Canada
 

Rudy69

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Funny I was checking the AppStore on my AppleTV to go get Sonic CD and I saw the App so I got it and it's actually not bad!
 

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Bell's website says the Fibe TV app requires an unlimited internet plan, available as a $15 per month upgrade.

And there the lying sacks of sh$t told me that was BS accounting detail when I called asking just what the hell was that when it appeared on my bill with a credit back. Supposedly to never be implemented yeah right I got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale going cheap as well.
 

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This is positive. Now let's see if Comcrap or Verizon or Uverse or TW will put their apps on the ATV. This would at least get rid of the mammoth cable boxes.
 
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coolfactor

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I've never heard of Fibe TV, and thought it was a typo of "Fiber". But I live on the West coast, and Bell only provides mainly Satellite TV service here. Shaw has the monopoly here for cable TV and internet.
 

Madmic23

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I've never heard of Fibe TV, and thought it was a typo of "Fiber". But I live on the West coast, and Bell only provides mainly Satellite TV service here. Shaw has the monopoly here for cable TV and internet.

FibeTV has been growing the past few years with Bell. The only problem is, you need fiber optic service to get it, so it's not as widespread.

I was lucky, when I bought my new house, the neighborhood was wired with fiber optic cable straight into the home, so I could get Bell's service. The neighbor one block North of me however, couldn't, because houses built in that phase of the development were wired with old-school copper phone lines. The houses were only built about 2 years apart.

Bell has been really good about putting fiber into new developments, but they'll need to go around and rewire all of the old neighborhoods to get this more wide spread.
 

icanhazapple

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I'd still much rather use the ATV as a point of access instead of the X1 or whatever garbage Comcast pushing.
 

Ben2998

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I'd still much rather use the ATV as a point of access instead of the X1 or whatever garbage Comcast pushing.

How bad is Comcast's cable box? Here with Bell, they actually offer apps like Crave, Netflix, kids books and Stingray Music and the UI is not that bad. It's definitely the best where I live if you compare it to the competition that has a weak and sluggy UI with barely no apps whatsoever. Also, they both offer 4K on every channels that supports it (that means 2 channels)
 

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Would be smart if they just went the whole way and offer the service on Apple TV without needing their usual TV boxes.

Edit: Just took a look on their site. Cool that they advertise using Apple TV for additional TVs around the house, but absolutely terrible that you're forced to get their internet service as well as 'whole home PVR' hardware.
 
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wav

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Hopefully, this will get Rogers moving. Bell is not available in my area.
 

SoApple

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Bell is the equivalent of Comcast in the States. Complete and utter garbage. I would never recommend Bell to anyone.
 

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I'm in as long as I don't have to rent, buy or even own a Bell Fibe box. If I can pay for a package and then just use my AppleTV, this is pretty much exactly what I've been waiting for.
 
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profets

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I'm in as long as I don't have to rent, buy or even own a Bell Fibe box. If I can pay for a package and then just use my AppleTV, this is pretty much exactly what I've been waiting for.

Sadly it looks like this isn't an option. Would be nice though right? Unfortunately not only would you have to rent the main PVR box for $20/month, you also need to get internet service from Bell as well.
 

JGIGS

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I'm in as long as I don't have to rent, buy or even own a Bell Fibe box. If I can pay for a package and then just use my AppleTV, this is pretty much exactly what I've been waiting for.

100%!! That and not having the data through the app count against your internet data cap. Cable boxes/pvr's are so buggy plus saving the rental fee. This could also help reduce Canadian cable companies customer support since apple tv (hopefully some google chrome version as well) since they should have less issues than current cable box. Texas Instruments/Motorola better up there games.
 

rhoydotp

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Bell is the equivalent of Comcast in the States. Complete and utter garbage. I would never recommend Bell to anyone.

Here in Toronto, Ontario where I live, we only have Bell Fibe or Rogers Cable as an option. Between the 2, Bell is less garbage.

I'm in as long as I don't have to rent, buy or even own a Bell Fibe box. If I can pay for a package and then just use my AppleTV, this is pretty much exactly what I've been waiting for.

I think this is a move in conjunction with the rumored CRTC ruling that Bell Fibe will be available in January 2017 without having to be a Bell Internet user.

This is good news for me overall
 

Junior117

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Well, this is certainly a welcome surprise. Looks like I no longer need a receiver then (the wireless receiver, not the DVR; I'm pretty sure Bell won't let you get rid of the DVR).

Here in Toronto, Ontario where I live, we only have Bell Fibe or Rogers Cable as an option. Between the 2, Bell is less garbage.



I think this is a move in conjunction with the rumored CRTC ruling that Bell Fibe will be available in January 2017 without having to be a Bell Internet user.

This is good news for me overall

I can second that statement; Rogers is horrible, while Bell is "okay".
 
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Madchad

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I've never heard of Fibe TV, and thought it was a typo of "Fiber". But I live on the West coast, and Bell only provides mainly Satellite TV service here. Shaw has the monopoly here for cable TV and internet.
I'd say Shaw and Telus are pretty even , at least in Kamloops. I've been with Shaw for a long time but I'm probably switching to telus fibre soon , 150 down and up for about 80$.
 

Jack Ar

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Here in Toronto, Ontario where I live, we only have Bell Fibe or Rogers Cable as an option. Between the 2, Bell is less garbage.



I think this is a move in conjunction with the rumored CRTC ruling that Bell Fibe will be available in January 2017 without having to be a Bell Internet user.

This is good news for me overall

I don't think this was a rumor, Bell actually announced this prior to attending a CRTC hearing..... I'll believe it when I see it, but positive development if I can dis-aggregate my Bell FibeTV account from my Bell Fibe Internet account and choose whatever provider I want to get Internet.
[doublepost=1478227060][/doublepost]Perfect timing, going to get my wife an Apple TV for Christmas so she can stop hogging my TV. Anyone try this yet? Is it the same experience as using the regular FibeTV app on your iPad?
 
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