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are O2 blocking TV streaming over HDPSA/3G?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CarsnGadgets, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Well-Known Member
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    I can access TV services on the Desire like:

    m.tvcatchup.com
    yamgo.mobi
    and the MyPlayer app

    when using wifi.

    but when ever I try to use any of the above when connected by HDPSA or 3G
    I get the message back that it cannot connect to server, or it just times out after minutes of trying to connect.:mad:

    myplayer suggests that port 554 may be blocked by my mobile service provider.

    Im on O2 in the UK with a
     

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  2. SUroot

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    I've never connected to tvcatchup on HSDPA. I thought I had on yamgo but further testing required.

    I have 2 colleagues using tv catch-up on o2 iPhone so I will confirm of they can on 3g.

    I stream last fm, orb live from my home network and when on blackberry I streamed various radio and slingplayer
     
  3. SUroot

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    3 tests failed so far
     
  4. tanbe174

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    I'm on pay as you go T-Mobile.

    I did some test with 3G/H on my desire and the following worked:

    -TVcatchup works both for me on 3G and wifi
    -yamgo works both on 3G/H and wifi (both LQ and HQ worked fine)
    - myplayer works only on 3G bbc iplayer but no Live tv. Wifi works for bbc iplayer and live tv.
     
  5. CarsnGadgets

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    I dont think they are blocking the services on the iPhone, I used to have one and it streamed TV fine over 3G. Also, I dont think that there is a problem with streaming radio through last FM for example, just with TV services on O2.

    thanks for the info though.
     
  6. nx1977

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    Vodafone and O2 are actively blocking them to prevent data meltdown during the world cup.
     
  7. CarsnGadgets

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    That's exactly what I assumed, which annoys me even more when O2 tell me they aren't. If they said 'yes, we are blocking it at the moment, but when the world cup is over we will re enable it' then fine, but I hate the way they try and deny it and tell you its not their fault or problem.
     
  8. rtb35

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    never mind,must learn to read full thread before commenting :eek:
     
  9. dunbad

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    That's odd, I've got an o2 sim from an iphone and mine streams fine on H. (in the desire)
     
  10. SL4VE

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    mine worked on iPhone doesnt on the HTC
     
  11. nx1977

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    Yes appears iphoners are exempt.

    Probably hoping they'll upgrade to a v4 on a crap tariff.
     
  12. HYCAET

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    I think if you check o2's terms it.specifically says you can't stream tv or audio.
     
  13. SUroot

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    Its vague at best. I believe it says you cannot continuely stream audio or video. After how long does it become continuely?

    However, you can on an iphone tariff and I can stream audio in many different ways. This is not the question. The question is "are they actively blocking it?"
     
  14. @ndyk

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    I streamed a bit of one of the matchs yesterday on yamgo, worked fine for me as does last fm?
     
  15. dunbad

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    I'm convinced there not blocking it. Perhaps it depends how much data usage you've got through? Mine is fine on hsdpa or 3g. Are you using the mobile version of tvc? I know people had trouble initially because they tried the desktop version? Also I believe all the mobile command say you cannot stream data. My orange contact that I still sometimes use states clearly, 1 gig free internet, but does not include streaming services, tethering, yada yada.
     
  16. twogubs

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    My mate has the X10 and it has been working flawlessly,both tvcatchup and yamgo.
     
  17. sharpey

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    just tried Yamgo and TvCatchup on my desire and the are working fine
     
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