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Poojah
November 28, 2023, 2:42pm
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Right, I’m normally not too bad with this sort of thing, but I’ve pretty much drawn a blank with a frustrating issue I’ve had with Mariners TV this season.

Last season, I had no problem at all using the AirPlay feature on my iPhone to stream to my Apple TV box, which I bought specifically for the reason of being able to watch games on my living room telly without the need for dícking around with cables.

This season, this no longer works. When I try to AirPlay a live game, I just get a little spinning wheel on my TV; no picture or sound. I’ve noticed that it works fine when streaming match highlights / interviews etc., and I can even get it going with a live stream before the game begins, when it alternates between footage of the players warming up in the ground and adverts, but not the game itself.

This leads me to believe that the feed provider is purposely doing something to make it difficult to transmit live games to large screen devices, and I know this was technically verboten (though still possible with workarounds) on the old iFollow platform.

The best workaround I’ve come up with so far is to AirPlay from my desktop computer, as you can do this externally from the video player itself (you just cast the whole screen, so Mariners TV wouldn’t know what you were doing). The problem with this is twofold. Firstly, it’s a bit laggy, possibly because of the distance between my computer and my TV, and secondly it gives the wife an additional opportunity to get stuck into me - “what, so you’re stopping me watching celebrity on the telly, and you’re taking up the computer, you ****!?”.

It’s a long shot, but I just wondered if anyone else had encountered this problem and found a better solution than I have.

Cheers!


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I still pay for mariners player and haven't used it for months. I've tried cancelled through 3 different emails and a Facebook
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I still pay for mariners player and haven't used it for months. I've tried cancelled through 3 different emails and a Facebook


Speak to your bank, mate.


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Quoted from lukeo
I still pay for mariners player and haven't used it for months. I've tried cancelled through 3 different emails and a Facebook


Is it a direct debit and do you do on-line banking, I just go into direct debits and cancel any I need to without ever talking to my bank or going in.
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More and more broadcasting apps are blocking Airplay to protect the content from piracy and monitor device sign in, they may have a temporary ban on for when the matches are aired, which is a bit of a sodomist.
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I don't pay a subscription to MP I just pay the £10 for each game if I'm not at the match.

Log on through a laptop and HDMI cable to a large TV.
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Have you tried seeing if it works with Video Lite?

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/video-lite/id1598997500?see-all=reviews

Might not even support the Town website but I know you can Chromecast with it and it's supposed to be better than the YouTube app for Apple devices.
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Have you tried seeing if it works with Video Lite?

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/video-lite/id1598997500?see-all=reviews

Might not even support the Town website but I know you can Chromecast with it and it's supposed to be better than the YouTube app for Apple devices.


I’ve tried different browsers, but not this app specifically. I’ll give it a go; still got a feeling they’re spoken something at the broadcast end to stop it from working, but it can’t hurt trying.  


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You aren't the only one Poojah, so definitely something they've done to limit it. I now do it as mentioned above, laptop with a HDMI cable into the TV
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We were trying on Xbox the other day but definitely not having it.
Solution is as previously pointed out, hdmi from your laptop direct to telly.
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