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Bell Sat people will continue to use the Bell TV app.

The Bell Fibe app uses the mediaroom platform that powers Fibe TV, satellite is on a different system.
 

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Can't get this to play any shows on my Samsung Galaxy S4(Mini), running CyanogenMod, as keep getting error message 1033 that my phone is rooted (which of course it is).
Strange thing is that the Bell TV app does allow me to play shows but unfortunately does not include all my subscribed channels.
Any suggestions as to get the Fibe TV app to work ?
Thanks in advance !
 

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Bell Fibe App

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Is there a way, or workaround, to display the content of the Bell Fibe App from Ipad to a TV. I've tried with Apple TV, but I got a message saying that it can not be done!!!

I've got Bell Fibe in town and I wanted to watch it at my cottage using the Bell fibe app, my Ipad and Apple TV to redirect the content to my cottage TV... NO LUCK!

Please help

Marc L
 

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I thought using an Apple AV adapter and HDMI cable might work, but it probably won't. I couldn't find anything specifically on the Fibe TV app, but I did find this on the Bell TV app:
Q: Can I connect my smartphone or tablet to a television or another external display to watch my content?

A: No. The Bell TV app is not authorized to transmit and view content over displays other than a smartphone or tablet. This includes trying to connect to devices such as Apple AirPlay, Chromecast or using HDMI output cables.
Source: http://support.bell.ca/Styles/tv/all_languages/all_regions/pdfs/Bell-TV-anywhere-FAQ-EN.pdf

As an alternative, you may be able to use individual TV apps to watch those channels and programs for free, using your Fibe TV login. I know that CTV GO supports Apple Airplay and Chromecast, but I don't know about others like Global GO.

Other alternatives that support Apple TV include CraveTV, (which is included in certain Bell TV subscriptions) shomi or Netflix.
 

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With Apple devices.. No, won't work.
With other devices, (Android) some forms of mirroring does in fact work, but that's for another forum and isn't overly easy to achieve.
It should be noted, there's more content available on the Android App vs IOS apps.
 

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Bell Fibe App

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I have and pay for Bell Fibe in my house and am very happy with the service. I'm in the military, and have bought a cheap-ish android tv box (Quad Core MX3 with 2 GB Ram). My hope is when I travel (happens often) I can plug this box into the TV where I am and log into the Bell Fibe TV app to watch some television.

I know Bell Fibe App will not work on a rooted device which most android boxes are. I've Unrooted the box, and then installed the app.

The problem now is, it starts, but it's forever stuck on a black screen saying "Configuring Application, Please Wait".

Waiting hours does nothing. Obviously it's hung up on something.

Anyone have any advice?? Thanks.
 

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Apparently this has been moved to an existing thread.

In any event, I can now get the regular Bell TV app running which would be good enough except it comes up with Error (3903) every time I try and watch live TV. Google searching returns that this is a catch-all error that's prevalent enough that there's actually a 3903-fix utility for windows installs. Unfortunately, that's not much help for android boxes.

So again....any help would be super.
 

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Connecting additional TVs without a receiver

Hi to everyone. I just got Bell Fibe installed for one TV. I now have access to the Bell app and can watch TV on my iphone. I'm wondering if I can do the same thing through an additional Smart TV- i.e. without a receiver and just connecting through the internet to watch. I'd be looking to save $7/month for an additional receiver. Does anyone have any tips?
 

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Unless you had something like an Android TV box and could install the Bell app on that, the answer is probably "not likely." Even if going that route, it may not work well (if at all).

Your best option if you don't want to rent one for $7/month is to purchase it for $200 or find a used one on Kijiji or similar.

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@ndggirl your best bet is probably a PC connected to your TV with an HDMI cable. Then you can use the web interface.

There are no Smart TV apps available for Fibe TV.

Keep in mind that there are a few limitations of using the Fibe TV app compared to a Fibe receiver.
1. Any programs you watch through an app will count as internet data against your monthly data cap. TV programs watched through a Fibe TV receiver don't use the public internet.
2. You can't access recorded programs on your PVR through the app, but you can through an additional Fibe TV receiver (whole home PVR.)
3. Some channels may not be available through the app.
 

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Bell updated the number of channels available through the app:
Watch over 500 live and on demand channels at home and over 400 on the go on all your mobile devices.
Recently, it was 450 at home and 170 on the go.
 

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Bell has updated the app - available "For Fibe TV clients in Ontario and Quebec and Satellite TV anywhere in Canada."

Here is a summary of the current features from the app store:
Fibe TV clients:
- Watch over 500 channels on all your devices.
- Turn your mobile devices into a remote control for your TV.
- Seamlessly transfer what you’re watching from your tablet to your TV or resume what you’re watching on TV on your mobile device.
- Search programming easily using a full keyboard.
- Easily see and access shows trending live.
- Set, manage and delete recordings from anywhere.
Please use the following link to for satellite customers:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/10-bell-satellite-tv/269978-fibe-tv-app-satellite-tv.html
 

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Updated Fibe TV App

My apologies if this has already been mentioned elsewhere. A new version of the Fibe TV app appeared on the Google Play store roughly one week ago. Two notable new features are playback of recorded programs on your mobile device as well as the setting of program reminders that appear on your device as an alert notification.

I suspect that the recordings are actually played back from Bell servers rather than the PVR hard drive because the app indicates that the recording is only available on your device for a certain period of time. If that's the case, then I'd expect that it would count towards one's Internet usage quota. You can also transfer a recorded program being watched on the app to your tv.

I've been told that the new features are also available on IOS but I'm not sure if it's through a new app or an upgrade.

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I can not test the recordings playback option its not available for me, probably because I do not have Fibe TV as my TV service, I happen to have the satellite TV service where I live and I'm very happy with it. but other than that The app works great!
 

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I've noticed that a new recording becomes available for viewing through the app within a few minutes of the end of the program and remains available for 44 days.

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@LesE does that only apply to programs that you have actually recorded on your PVR?

I wonder if this feature is tied to Bell's negotiation for "Restart" rights. In other words, if the program doesn't have Restart rights, then it can't be recorded on Bell's servers and can't be viewed through the app.

I also noticed that this is a new app called "Bell Fibe TV." I had the old app called "Fibe TV," last updated March 22, 2017. I was surprised that there were no updates, but I searched the Google store and found the new app dated June 13, 2017.

I don't have Bell TV, but I had loaded the app when it first came out and used "preview mode" to to see what it could do.
 

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On my iPhone I am still unable to watch recordings on the phone itself. The Apple TV app was updated yesterday but you still cannot watch recordings with it either.
 

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@Dr.Dave ,Yes, this applies to PVR recordings viewed on a mobile device. While a PVR recording is in progress, it cannot be played from the beginning through the app as it could through your TV. Instead, the app indicates that the recording can be viewed on your device within X number of minutes (ie when the recording has completed).

Les
 
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