No Streaming over LTE.. Is there a reason?

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  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    i have searched and have not found an answer. Did Apple ever officially address the limitation of downloading or streaming video over cellular networks? I am curious as it seems they are the only ones that have this limitation.
     
  2. knownikko macrumors 6502

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    This wouldn't have anything to do with Apple, rather the carriers. That said, I know of no current US carrier that does anything to inhibit video streaming or downloads over cellular. You can youtube/netflix all day long over LTE if that's your thing.
     
  3. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    I am unclear exactly what the question is. You can download/stream music/videos over cellular.
     
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  5. knownikko macrumors 6502

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    2008 called and would like its cellular network perception back.

    Anyway, this is just not an issue in the modern world, at all, so don't worry about it.
     
  6. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    Are you on a more economical plan or in a region of the world that limits how a phone can work or internet used?

    Apple can gimp phones to meet regional legal requirements. I live in japan for example. The shutter noise when you take a picture by Japanese law cannot be turned off. Therefore Japan market iPhones don't have this option to turn the noise off.

    Without my vpn service I use the amount of content on youtube (or even steam, I can't even watch some game trailers not using VPN to get me a US IP address) I can't stream shoots up up up due to region bans. Which I always found odd....its just youtube content that would violate say advertisement rules and such. "Other" streaming video comes in fine though..one would think it be the other way around here.


    There is no apple limitation as mentioned.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What limitation is that again?
     
  8. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    It has nothing to do with streaming but, is that a possibly a reference to the 1GB limit on downloads?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Do you mean 100 MB limit in the App Store?
     
  10. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that sounds like what I was referring to in error. I wasn't sure of the limit as I've never been affected by it.
     
  11. Unhyper macrumors regular

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    I find the 100 MB limit annoying as hell. I have no usage caps in my data plan and my 3G is faster than my ADSL, so typically I'd prefer to use that.

    This must originate to America somehow - I think U.S. carriers even charge customers for incoming calls, lol.
     
  12. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    In the US I cannot stream movies or tv shows purchased from iTunes over cellular networks. They can only be streamed on wifi.

    My question is why is this limitation still in place as only Apple does this? Every other video streaming site lets us stream over cellular EXCEPT Apple.
     
  13. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like the Apple video app is treating it like a download instead of a stream, thus hitting the 100MB store limit
     
  14. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If that's the case then it is high time Apple fixes it.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    At least now we know what you're saying.
    Its a specific app limitation.
    Cause clearly I stream video thru the cellular network via many different ways daily.
     
  16. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Also find this annoying. I have unlimited LTE and should be able to download anything over the air I want.
     
  17. jtrenda33 macrumors 6502

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    I desperately want to find a way to stream iTunes movies over LTE since Verizon just jacked up my unlimited data plan to $49.99 per line. You think I was using data before? You ain't seen nothing yet Big Red.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Only if you jb your device or if Apple decides to remove that limitation for their app.
     
  19. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Same here, and they jacked it up to $49.99. I can't wait for the 9.2 jailbreak so I can start tethering again. 50gigs was my norm.
     
  20. Sleaka J macrumors regular

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    That's not streaming. The only Apple device that "streams" iTunes moves in full, is the Apple TV.

    Streaming involves watching a video file before the file has finished downloading. iTunes won't allow that on iPhone, iPad, iPod, or even PC and Mac. The only way to do that on iPhone and iPad is to download the video in its entirety and watch it locally. But you won't be able to start watching it until it's finished. Previews and Trailers will stream, but entire movies or TV episodes will not.

    It's quite clear that it's an intentional move. There's nothing to fix because it's not broken.
     
  21. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    It is intentional -- but it doesn't make any sense when I can stream a movie from several third party apps all day but can't stream a movie that I purchased from iTunes. What is the rationale for that I wonder?
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Good god the semantics police are in full force in this thread lol.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Apple's contracts with artists, studios and media groups. DRM.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I fixed that for you. ;)

    :D
     

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