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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 2016-11-03, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Fibe TV available on Apple TV 4

Bell Fibe TV the first Canadian television service available on Apple TV

Fibe TV is now available on Apple TV, enabling consumers to experience Canada's best television service alongside their music, photos, games and favourite apps on Apple TV 4th Generation.

With the Fibe TV app on Apple TV, you can watch up to 450 channels live or on demand – the most of any provider – and see the top trending shows at any time. By the end of the year, you'll also be able to watch Fibe TV recordings as well as pause and rewind live TV on Apple TV.

You can experience Fibe TV on Apple TV first hand with live demonstrations at Bell stores across Québec and Ontario. Apple TV 4th generation 32 GB is now available at Bell stores in both provinces for $199, and you can also purchase through 310-BELL and online at Bell.ca/AppleTV.

Discover the free Fibe TV app on the App Store for Apple TV or download on iPhone and iPad at AppStore.com/FibeTV. The app will download automatically on Apple TV for users with Automatic Downloads enabled.

Additional info:
To enjoy Fibe TV on Apple TV, you also need:
  • A Fibe TV subscription (includes Whole Home PVR for 1st TV)
  • The Fibe TV app downloaded to your Apple TV
  • Internet speeds of at least 15 Mbps
  • Unlimited Internet usage
  • An HDMI cable (not included)
As streaming of any type of content through Apple TV counts towards your Internet usage, you’ll need to add unlimited usage for $15/month if you don’t already have the feature.

See also: How to set up and use the Fibe TV app on Apple TV
EDIT: Useful if you already have an Apple TV.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 2016-11-03, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Options to connect your additional TVs

Wireless receiver Apple TV (4th generation)
Picture quality HD (guaranteed) HD (streaming quality based on Internet speeds)
Available channels All Over 500
Browse the guide By using the arrows buttons on the Slim remote By swiping the Siri Remote’s Touch Surface
Change channels With the up and down buttons, by keying the numbers,With the up and down arrows on the menu overlay,
  or by browsing the guide or by browsing the guide
Search for shows by name. By typing letters using the arrows on your remote By dictating what you want to watch
Restart shows YES NO
Pause live TV YES Coming soon
Manage recordings YES YES
Watch recordings YES Coming soon
Rent movies on Fibe TV YES NO

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Great news Dr Dave, it's a start... what about ROKU, a competitor VMEDIA is now available on a ROKU channel. I own a few ROKUs, which is a far better product, they even have a 4K model. I hate Apple TV for its limited choice of channels. Do you know when Bell will have FibeTV and CraveTV available on Roku?
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@control I don't have any info other than what is in the press release or Bell's web site.

Based on my superficial understanding of Apple TV 4 apps, this looks like a minor upgrade to the iOS app that they developed for the iPhone/iPad and uses the same content licences.

Considering the comparison chart they published and that they are selling the new Apple TV, it looks like they are positioning it as the alternative to a traditional STB.

I don't know if Roku has the secure protocols in place to tap into the Fibe PVR like they will be doing with Apple TV (required by the copyright holders.)
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This is good news as I was going to buy another Fibe tv receiver, now I will just buy apple tv4 instead.
Contrary to other poster I prefer apple tv over Roku and I have both players.
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So Bell Aliant FibreOP is now called Fibe TV here in Atlantic Canada..I have a Apple TV 4. Is this available? If not then it's incredibly bad. Even the 4 K receivers at the Source I've seen have the Bell logo on them now. If their plan was to merge the two IPTVs then service should be equal on the TV front



UPDATE: You need to enter your My Bell Credentials....using your Bell Aliant Creditials will not work. They should have the Fibe TV app working for Fibe TV here...oh my....

After getting off the phone with Bell Aliant as well they confirmed that the Bell Fibe TV app will not work with Fibe TV here....so confusing for advertising. Wondering when Bell Aliant will become Just Bell. At this point Services no longer seem equal.
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I have Fibe TV and I was hoping to use this new app to login with my parents credentials who have a higher package than me but it seems to automatically recognize my service. Does anyone know a way around this?

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There is no way around it. Bell does it to prevent people from doing the exact thing that you want to do.
Otherwise this would open the door to account splitting.
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If you click on the Apple TV link in post 1 you can find the following at the bottom of the page:
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Offer details

Live channels and on demand can only be viewed if included in your Fibe TV subscription and may vary if viewed over Wi-Fi at home vs. outside your home...
My guess is the content licences for "on the go" are the same as the Fibe TV Mobile App. Click "View all channels" where it says: "Watch up to 450 live and on demand channels at home and up to 170 on the go."
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Is this a way to get around the max amount of feeds through regular set top boxes? If used within home wifi, will it count against your download or waived?

Rumours are out that the 5th generation Apple TV is coming out in time for Xmas or early next year... so buyer beware. Also, presumably the 5th generation will be 4K compatible but it's hard to get details online to confirms this, does anybody have confirmation on 4K compatibility... I'll stick to my roku in hopes that Bell will create an app later on... this is possible since Time Warner Cable is available on Roku in US market.
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Is this a way to get around the max amount of feeds through regular set top boxes?
It looks like it, since the Apple TV Fibe app is purely internet streaming. It uses your internet bandwidth and not the portion allocated to Fibe TV. Someone would have to test it to be sure.

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If used within home wifi, will it count against your download or waived?
To repeat what I said in post 1, here's the exact quote from the Bell web site:
Quote:
As streaming of any type of content through Apple TV counts towards your Internet usage, you’ll need to add unlimited usage for $15/mo. if you don’t already have the feature.
It doesn't matter if you use an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi for the Apple TV.

Bell isn't allowed to waive the usage, since the CRTC would consider that as Bell giving themselves preferential treatment compared to Netflix and the soon-to-be defunct shomi.
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Bell better start rolling out it Fibe TV to other devices like ROKU... Big News today, Amazon Prime Video will launch in Canada tomorrow and hopefully the ROKU channel app for Amazon Prime Video will be available as well, since it's been available on US ROKU for many years...
According to the CBC:
Amazon Prime video streaming could launch in Canada on Thursday - Business - CBC News
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I doubt that ROKU will work on the Canadian Amazon Prime service. Since Canadian Broadcasters have purchased the rights to most US network TV shows, there are too many rights issues to overcome.
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I wonder if this is how Bell plans to deliver FibeTV without the bundled Internet service next winter as was mentioned in another thread? I was hoping to get the dedicated wired service (without Internet) rather than piggy back on my Internet connection. I like the redundancy of a separate cable for each service.

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You will still require a Bell Fibe connection to use Fibe TV. They will no longer require you to subscribe to Bell internet to get Fibe TV. You won't to able subscribe to Fibe TV by using another company's internet service. See:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/188-...ly-2017-a.html
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