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AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

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AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

I wanted to publish a workaround to activate AppleTV Channels (like history channel that does not list comcast as a provider on their site)- I have tested it and it works, as of July 20th 2014.

 

Tested using appleTV ONLY - (I will use the history channel as an example)

 

1) First, login to your comcast account http://xfinity.comcast.net/

2) On the AppleTV > Select History Channel > Settings > Sign in to Provider > Note Activation Code

3) Replace the following URL with the Requester ID (Channel) and it's corresponding domain name below.

4) Go To URL In Browser

4) Wait about 10 seconds and appletv will say: "Success! Your TV Provider account has successfully linked to the HISTORY apple TV App. Happy Viewing"

 

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=REPLACE WITH ACTIVATION CODE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=REPLACE WITH ID&domain_name=REPLACE WITH DOMAIN&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.REPLACE WITH DOMAIN%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

 

Requester ID's        Domain Name


LIFETIME               mylifetime.com
ABC                        watchabc.go.com
HISTORY               history.com
AETV                      aetv.com

 

EXAMPLE

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=LKIMV2N&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=HISTORY&domain_name=history.com&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

 

 

New Poster

Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

The only one I can't seem to get working is lifetime. Can you post the example link for that one please?
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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

This worked fine for me but I'm confused.

After I activated the History channel, I settled in to watch Vikings and I was directed to iTunes to purchase the season for almose $25. 

Isn't it supposed to be free with my cable subscription? History and History2 are both on my channel line-up.

Thanks.

Ki

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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

Thank you so much!! We were dying to watch one of the 10 Things You Don't know episodes that were still too new, they were locked out unless you signed in. How History Channel doesn't recognize Comcast is beyond me! But, your work around worked! Now we have opened up our History Channel App completely! Thank you soooo much!!
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I'm confused as to where you're supposed to put the domain name and ID, it only asks what provider I have and the activation code.

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Wow! If I could figure this out, then anyone can!

 

Thanks for the example! I was astonished that this worked. Took a second, but eventually got it with the ex!

 

Thanks so much!

 

Re: The question about where to input the domain name and ID:

 

Put this information (domain name & ID) in the link Seth provided and paste it into the URL box (where you would type in www.google.com) and hit enter.

 

His Link (example)

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg​_code=LKIMV2N&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=HISTORY&domain_name=history.com&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

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I have no idea what the article means and how to workaround it. Please simplify it for me or call me at 4135616109 and explain it. 

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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

Brilliant! Thanks.
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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

I am sorry but I am also missing a step:


1) First, login to your comcast account http://xfinity.comcast.net/
2) On the AppleTV > Select History Channel > Settings > Sign in to Provider > Note Activation Code

                 That is easy

 

 

3) Replace the following URL with the Requester ID (Channel) and it's corresponding domain name below.
4) Go To URL In Browser
4) Wait about 10 seconds and appletv will say: "Success! Your TV Provider account has successfully linked to the HISTORY apple TV App. Happy Viewing"

 

I tried entering the code but seem to have something wrong?

 

I take the cut and paste below

 


https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/au...g_code=REPLACE WITH ACTIVATION CODE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=REPLACE WITH ID&domain_name=REPLACE WITH DOMAIN&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.REPLACE WITH DOMAIN%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

 

and I edit it for each channel:

 

History:

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=MYAPPLETVCODE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SS...

 

A&E

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/au...g_code=APPLETV7DIGITCODE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=AETV&aetv.com=aetv.com&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aetv.com%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

 

Actual Example:

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/au...g_code=SWT7MQ3&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=AETV&domain_name=aetv.com&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aetv.com%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

 

What am I mistyping on these two please?  Same for tennis channel I assume?


Requester ID's Domain Name

LIFETIME  mylifetime.com
ABC  watchabc.go.com
HISTORY  history.com
AETV  aetv.com

 

 

I do NOT understand what I am screwing up in the Uniform Resourse Locator (URL).  Thank you

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This is what worked for A&E  Thank you

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=QFLW2EW&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requ...

 

QFLW2EW was my apple TV A&E code please replace your own

 

This is what worked for History

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=LKIMV1N&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requ...

 

LKIMV1N was my apple TV History code please replace your own

 

ONE THING TO REMEMBER:

 

If you have multiple tabs open, you must only insert this URL code in the tab you have previously signed into your comcast account on.  It took a long time for me to realize that I had my comcast account open in one tab and was pasting the URL codes above in a different tab and it will not work!  That will save you about 1 hour of quality time wondering what the heck you are doing wrong since you are simply cutting and pasting!

 

 

 

 

 

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I finally got it to work! 

 

The channel specific links above are great, but it took some trial and error. Make sure you use the same tab you logged into comcast with. Have the URL ready before you get the activation code (its time sensitive). It also took awhile before I saw anything on my AppleTV, and my computer screen was having me choose my provider. I don't know if this did anything: but I went back to comcast, then pasted the link again, filled out the activation code. Sometimes this second attempt would do it. One of the times my AppleTV said "request timed out" and when I got a new activation code it instead showed me "Success!" ... each channel took about two attempts, showing "success" at different points of my second attempt. ALSO I'm not sure if it really took two attempts, or it just took a few minutes...can't go wrong with two tries though. Hope this helps anyone having trouble!

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this is not working for me, i've tried multiple times now, when i copy and paste the edited URL with my activation code into my browser it just takes me back to the main activation page on the lifetime webite where it asked what i am activating (ie. appltv, amazon fire stick, xbox360, etc.) 

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Hi there - Do you have the work around for Tennischanneleverywhere?   I tried your link with the tennischanneleverywhere.com inserted but no luck.  Can you post one specifically for tennis channel.

thanks

 

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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

I also got this to work with My Fire tv, yay! I just changed out appletv to firetv at the end, thanks so much!

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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

Is there a similar workaround for the CNNgo AppleTV App and Comcast?  Thanks!

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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

Also looking for cnngo workaround
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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

Is there a work around for Tennischanneleverywhere?  

thanks

 

 

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Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

THIS WAS SO HELPFUL!

 

One tip: make sure you wait the 10-15 seconds. The URL will revert back to the appletv original sign in screen, and you will think you've done something incorrectly, but just wait, and just as the tutorial states, your appletv will magically work! I am so happy. Thanks for the AWESOME tip! Yay!

God Bless. 

 

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Worked April 22, 2015

 

This workaround actually works, just wait 10-15 seconds after pasting the URL into the same window/tab that you are logged into Comcast.

 

This also works for fxnetworks. Here is the link I used, just change the activation code.

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=P7R5G2D&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requ...

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So what we've learned from this exercise is that it in fact is not a "technology issue" like Charter and Comcast like to tell you, but rather "We want you to continue paying $10 a month for our boxes, $9 a month for our hd reciever fee, $9 a month for HD channels" issue.

 

If that isn't the case, I find it funny that the minute HBO contracted with Apple to provide HBONow service directly to AppleTV instead of requiring a cable subscription, Comcast's "technology issue" disappeared and you could activate the service on  your ATV device.

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I've had to repeat this process with the FXNOW app. I honestly think it may be a glitch with the networks.

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Thanks for the work around!!!  Just used it for xfinity comcast today and it works.  Enter in the work around and wait 15 seconds.  Apple TV just starts working after the workaround.

 

Thank you!

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It seems like some of the channels have fixed the loophole. My History, Lifetime, and A&E all stopped offering programs, when I went in to redo the process in this thread for them, it stopped working, just bumping me to a "what type of device do you have" page.

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So apparently they now officially allow Apple TV and Xfinity through the normal approved way. Must be something new because a few months ago Xfinity wasn't an option. Glad to know they fixed that!

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Here is the proper format for HGTV.

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=YOURCODE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&requestor_id=HGTV&domain_name=watch.hgtv.com&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwatch.hgtv.com%2Factivate%3Fdevice%3Dappletv

 

Enjoy!

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Does anyone have a work around for foodnetwork? Each time I do the posted url I get page not found. If someone could post the full code string would be appreciated. HGTV worked great.

 

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Yes I've tried a thousand times and havent been able to work around food network or travel channel... I need them Smiley Sad 

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Make sure you are capitalizing the letters in the URL. Noticed it wouldn't go through unless the capitalization was correct.

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This method also worked for on my FireTv.

 

From a computer (won't work on mobile as far as I can tell unless you remote into a computer from a mobile device like I did), take the activation code and go to the address specified [something like hgtv(dot)com/activate or /firetv]. enter the code and select any cable provider (doesn't matter which). When you hit the confirm/next button, you'll be taken to that cable provider's login screen. Once this screen loads, type into the URL address bar of that window the address of the channel [in this case HGTV(dot)com] then navigate to the "watch live" options on the HGTV website, which will ask you to log in and will give you the option for Comcast/Xfinity - log in with your Comcast details. At this point, the registration will work and your app will start working on the FireTV.

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Do you know the one for MTV? Can't find it anywhere! Thx Smiley Happy

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Jun 25, 2016.  Still works!  Thanks for the correct link for HGTV.  Was struggling with that and your link worked perfectly!

 

https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=YOURCODE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&req...

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Food Network: https://api.auth.adobe.com/api/v1/authenticate?reg_code=CODEHERE&noflash=true&mso_id=Comcast_SSO&req...

 

This worked for me today, as did the HGTV link above. Went to try Cooking Channel next, but it automatically signed me in due to one of the first two. 

Regular Visitor

Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

I tried this today for Fusion.

 

used Fusion as the name and fusion.net as the domain and it gave me a "400" error.  Completely crapped out.  Too bad.

Frequent Visitor

Re: AppleTV Channel Subscription (Workaround)

Comcast doesn't carry Fusion.