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Old 10-29-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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Can copy protected shows be watched outside of network?

I happen to be away from home without a TV and wanted to watch tonight's world series, so I purchased Tivo Desktop Plus at the advice of the Tivo support rep. Once purchased, installed, patched, media access key and license key applied I found that it doesn't find any videos and says it can't find a Tivo on the home network. That leads me to believe that Tivo Desktop Plus only works when on the same home network as the Tivo device - true?

Next, I see that there is a Tivo Android app, so I install that. It does list shows I've recorded and let's me manage recordings, etc. However, whenever I try to watch something it says I can't because it's copy protected and I'm not on the same home network as my Tivo. I can't think of any shows recorded on Tivo that aren't copy protected, so I assume that I can't use the Android app to watch shows either - true?

IOW, using only Tivo apps, there is no way to watch copy-protected shows recorded on my Tivo while I am outside of my home network - true?
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:00 AM   #2
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Pretty much true, though out of home streaming is only when you have the Stream, mostly for iOS and android devices. The alternative is to get a slingbox, then you can watch anything including protected ones.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:42 AM   #3
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[quote=huard;10294307] I can't think of any shows recorded on Tivo that aren't copy protected, so I assume that I can't use the Android app to watch shows either - true?
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Shows on your local networks shouldn't be copy protected. Everything else depends on your cable vendor. Comcast generally only copy protects some of the movie channels like HBO and Showtime. I think Time Warner is about the worst and copy protects almost everything.

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