WatchABC Apple TV vs iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by scuac, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. scuac macrumors member

    scuac

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    Someone please explain to me the logic behind this. I don't have a cable subscription, I can watch all the episodes of a show except the latest one on my iPhone, but if I try to use the built in ABC app in my Apple TV it requires me to have cable for those same episodes. Here is the kicker, I can stream the episodes from my iPhone to my tv through my Apple tv. Why not let me use the Apple tv app directly?
     
  2. DanielGMac macrumors newbie

    DanielGMac

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    Contracts with the cable providers.

    Should be changing within a couple years, though.
     
  3. scuac thread starter macrumors member

    scuac

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    Thank you for answering. That maybe the reason, but there is no logic :) I mean, I can still watch the episodes, they just make it more inconvenient. From their end it makes absolutely no difference. They are still streaming to me, I am still watching the commercials, its just that I have to go through some extra steps even though there is an app right there on the ATV staring at me.
     

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