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Rogers Anyplace TV Discussion

Does anyone use this to watch programming over the internet regularly?

I hate to dump on Rogers any more than I already have but Rogers Anyplace TV is a mess. I've given up on the STB VOD because it is so badly implemented and often does not work. Tried to watch a show using a PC and Chrome this evening but it was riddled with issues. Just finding the show to stream was a chore. Search first came up with the show schedule only. I tried again from a different page and the streaming option showed up, way down the page where it was not visible until it was scrolled. The stream itself was awful. Picture quality varied from atrocious to good and it froze for several seconds on a number of occasion. There was no indication that it was buffering but that's probably what was happening. Other streaming services provide steady high quality streams and a speed test indicated that there were absolutely no congestion issues to Rogers main servers. After this incident, I've got to wonder if Ignite TV will be reliable.
 

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I only use it for the guide which is often more accurate than the PVR guide (if I can't find what I know should be in the PVR guide).

I occasionally stream only to test when people say they have issues. Whenever I've tried in the past it's worked fine, but as I say it's strictly been short term testing.

I just tried to sign in using my Mac Mini to test for you @ExDilbert , but I couldn't get in due to a 30111 error, which I have seen occasionally. I'll try to remember to try again soon...

I tried my iPad and got a similar error. I believe it was 30213 - there must be something amiss right now, but I just got home from a holiday...
 

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I tried again today and everything works fine. I had to login again on both my Mac Mini and my iPad, but everything was fine.

I clicked on the Guide and started watching the NFL game on CTV channel 8 on my 24" computer monitor from 20" away and it looked great. I wouldn't call it UHD, but certainly HD.

I tried my iPad and everything is fine there too - obviously much smaller. I have "best" selected for the quality on the iPad.

My Internet is Rogers 30/5.
 

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Everything seemed fine to me at first as well. However, after some time into the show it started acting up. Picture quality deteriorated and then improved several times over an hour. Playback stalled several times over the hour as well. There seemed to be no correlation between picture quality and playback interruptions. I've never seen any issues like this with Prime Video which has been in use for many hours over the past two months.
 

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Post merged into Anyplace thread. There were problems with a few channels that have now been solved. Looks like MSNBC is still a problem. See the following link in Rogers' forum.

 

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It will still be available on STBs.
 

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Looks like Rogers is killing AnyPlace next month:


If you wish to stream or use any of the other AnyPlace features, you'll probably need to switch to IgniteTV.
 

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Got this email from Rogers,

Hello <Insert suckers name here>,

We occasionally review and make changes to our products and services as part of our ongoing efforts to deliver experiences that create more value for our customers. As part of these efforts, we sometimes transition from older products and features with low usage. Starting on October 10, 2021, the Rogers Anyplace TV service included with your Rogers Digital TV subscription, will no longer be available. Since this service is accessed through an app and online streaming portal, you’ll no longer be able to view subscribed programming on your computer or mobile devices via Rogers Anyplace TV.

We noticed that you’ve previously downloaded the Rogers Anyplace TV App. To continue streaming we have other options available for you. We continue to invest in our Ignite TVTM Bundles that provide access to the Ignite TV App and a streaming portal packed with features such as easy search and discovery while allowing you to enjoy TV shows, movies and music all in one place. Plus, with the Ignite TV App, you can download and watch on any device, wherever you are! To learn more about our Ignite TV services, visit rogers.com/ignitetv .

The rest of your Rogers TV service will remain the same. This change is made in accordance with the CRTC Television Service Provider Code. If you have any questions or no longer wish to subscribe to your Rogers Digital TV service, chat with our virtual assistant Anna for fast, easy support at anna.rogers.com/home

Thank you for choosing Rogers
So how does this increase value? It appears like yet another withdrawal of services and product support that is part of a drive to force Rogers Digital TV services to switch to Ignite TV. It's bad enough that the Rogers Anyplace TV service was castrated several years ago, along with any meaningful hardware support, channels have constantly been removed and price rises have constantly increased higher than the rate of inflation. We now have to put up with blatant cutbacks in service and forced obsolescence of overpriced, buggy receivers with the only remaining option being buggy, overpriced, rental only Ignite equipment.

Rogers logo includes the phrase, "Rogers. Make more possible." It should read "Rogers. Giving customers less for more money so we can get filthy rich."
 

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Our cost would go up significantly due to the cost of renting equipment to replace the equipment we currently own plus changes in programming bundles that would force purchasing extra channels that are currently included.
 

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It's always great when a company removes functionality but never lowers the price to accommodate that loss. They very clearly want people off of normal cable.

I don't think it's likely, but I wonder if they'll drop login authorization for legacy customers from the Bell and Corus streaming portals. I've been using those over Anyplace because of the latter's lack of playback options.
 
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