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    vwdslz New Member

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    why can't I view episodes of ABC tv shows linked on their website? Okay, I am dumb. On a computer, you just click on the episode and click the play button. On Sony/googletv, I get "browser not compatible".
     
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    ABC is blocking Google TV via Flash.
     
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    So, are other TV networks also blocking GoogleTV users from viewing on-line video content?
    Any other prominent sites blocking?
    Is this "political" or about $$$?
     
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    Many sites are blocking via Flash. Some site are only blocking via browser User Agent string. There aren't many of them but you can spoof other platforms or hide it.

    Anyways, here's how you would set the User Agent:

    • Google TV with Android 2.1 in Chrome press GTV Menu > Settings > Advance > Mode
    • Google TV with Android 3.1 in Chrome press GTV Menu > Settings > Advance Settings > Under the Hood > User Agent
    Otherwise, there are also PlayOn and TVersity Pro which runs on a PC and transcodes the content many devices, including Google TV.

    Yes. The two don't have to be exclusive and may or may not apply to different sites. You'll have to ask each of them directly why they're blocking any device.
     

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