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Streaming not allowed with alternate display

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Streaming not allowed with alternate display

I know with an iPhone streaming recorded (via DVR but in the cloud) content only works on the device. If you get the correct connectors to display the iPhone content on a tv monitor via HDMI, you get stopped dead in your tracks if you are accessing your XFinity content from somewhere other than your home.
Streaming via a web browser or using the XFinity Streaming App and watching on a better display seems like something one would only want/need to do from elsewhere than home, so does this restriction seem illogical to anyone else?
Also, does the restriction come into play when streaming via the web browser at a remote location? We haven’t tried yet because we don’t yet have the proper adapters for a MacBook... Should we bother, or will we again be stopped in our tracks? Anyone know?
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Re: Streaming not allowed with alternate display

It's a restriction demanded by the media companies. They are afraid of people making illegal copies, so video is restricted to that particular device.

Contributor

Re: Streaming not allowed with alternate display

Thanks. So yes, a computer streaming (like an iPhone) when accessing XFinity saved content from a location other than at home, will likewise be restricted? The odd thing is that if anyone wants to copy the content when at home, no problem. Odd.
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Re: Streaming not allowed with alternate display


@com-forum-apple wrote:
Thanks. So yes, a computer streaming (like an iPhone) when accessing XFinity saved content from a location other than at home, will likewise be restricted? The odd thing is that if anyone wants to copy the content when at home, no problem. Odd.

There are no restrictions on an external display when using the stream website, at home or away. There's no feedback to the website when an external display is connected.

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Re: Streaming not allowed with alternate display

This is what I was hoping for. Thanks. Makes sense!