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Local Streaming to ipad - why is internet access required

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jayerndl, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. jayerndl

    jayerndl Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Central Florida
    I had a Comcast internet outage (CATV was fine) a couple of nights ago. When I went to stream (local) a show from my Roamio Pro using the Tivo ipad app I was unable to connect to the Tivo. I tried connecting by user/password and by Media access key and it wouldn't work. I think I understand why the user/password didn't work since that is probably going out to Tivo.com for verification. But why doesn't connecting with the media access key work? Why do you need internet access for that? Thanks.

  2. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I have no idea why. I suspect it's some kind of (possibly illogical) security measure and/or a requirement from the Cable Card group to allow streaming/copying to other devices.

    I think it's a pain too.. especially since I can DOWNLOAD non copy protected shows (e.g. with kmttg) with no outside network connection at all.

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