Single Sign On Frustrations

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bunger, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

    turbineseaplane

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    #26
    I wish they'd have an official "Made for tvOS" remote program so full fledged 3rd party bluetooth w/microphone alternatives could be a thing. Our ATV's aren't line of sight so IR only replacement models are a non-starter (also an issue for the old silver one, beyond the volume control)
     
  2. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

    ProwlingTiger

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    #27
    My guess is that the beta was created back when the FTC or FCC, whatever, made it illegal to have locked cable boxes. Comcast probably decided to have this Roku thing in the wings so they could get a foothold in a new sort of cable box market. Now of course that rule has been rolled back like everything else pro-consumer pre-Trump, so I'd be very surprised if Comcast focuses any more effort on it. Back to the ol' cable box. Nothing you as a consumer can legally do now.
     
  3. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

    turbineseaplane

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    #28
    Yep..
    Just bend over, touch your toes and receive your monthly "service" from the ISP/Cable/Sat provider..

    :mad:
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    #29
    I have a harmony remote, so that helps solve the annoying remote :D. In fact, I don't even know where my ATV remote is.
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    As it stands now, it is perfect while it is free. The second they charge for the roku app (they warn you when you download the app that it is free now, but it could change) I will just get a cable box for that room assuming it is the same price. I hope it stays in beta mode forever though. I am the only person I actually know that uses it.
     
  5. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

    ProwlingTiger

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    Yeah, rock it while it works and don't update until you read all the changes first. I'm all for using whatever works best for any individual. Each have different needs and preferences. I have a friend that used to, maybe still, rock an Argosy Media Box. Yeah, good luck googling that one...page 2 is the first result. But it worked and he loved it for his media.
     

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