I used the previous version all the time on my Samsung tablet. Since the new updated version I cannot play any TV from the Guide. I either get this error "Required output protections are not active" or it hangs. I cannot find any explanation or workaround on your sites. I updated the app today. Is there any workaround? Can I no longer use your app from this device? It works on my phone. Anyway to get the old version back?
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Hi All, thank you to everyone's efforts! We implemented a performance toggle that addresses this playback error. If your device encounters this error, it will ask you to go to settings to turn on "playback performance", and after restarting the app, VOD or live should play as expected. Thanks again for everyone's help in resolving this issue.
Please note, this toggle is intended to address specific video playback issues, if video playback already works properly on your device, then there is no need to use this toggle. However, if this toggle doesn't address the specific error you're seeing, you'll be prompted again with a specific error message and error code. Please report the full message and we will continue to work on improving this feature.
Are you attempting to cast/mirror/connect your phones/tablets to another output source or simply watch on your phones/tablets?
As mentioned in another thread, casting, including chromecast, mirroring, Airplay, etc. were not supported on the Optik TV app and continue to not be supported on the TELUS TV+ app; this includes connecting phones/tablets via HDMI. If you were using this functionality prior to the update, I would classify it under 'bank error in your favor'. These limitations are in place due to copyright restrictions from our content providers. We are looking at adding Airplay and Chromecast to the TELUS TV+ app in the future when appropriate copyright protections are available - please stay tuned for updates.
These restrictions are in place to prevent account sharing and piracy. A lot of other streaming services (Netflix, Prime, etc.) own the content rights and can decide themselves what protections are in place to reduce piracy. I'm not sure which other apps you use, but content rights, content licensing and digital rights management (DRM) vary from app to app and content provider to content provider. In Canada, a good amount of content rights are owned by Rogers (think Sportsnet), Bell (Crave, CTV, etc.) and Corus (Global). TELUS has agreements in place with these providers in order to provide access to customers, but must abide by the content providers individual (and varied) requirements. One such requirement is appropriate DRM adherence while casting or using adapter cables. The TELUS TV+ app will not allow casting until a satisfactory solution has been developed - please stay tuned. As mentioned above, it was never meant to work on the Optik TV app, so you may have discovered a loophole defect.
I think the thread has gone off topic. To clarify, the problem is not that people are trying to cast, or watch through a cable. The new app is not playing the content in the tablet itself. A constant theme is that it works on phones but not tablets. As I imagine people upgrade phones more often than tablets, it may be an OS compatibility issue. My tablet for instance has Android OS 9 and phone Android OS13. But in theory google play shouldn't let you install the app if it's not compatible, and the app description doesn't say that it needs a certain Android OS version.
Casting/airplay you usually cast same app to same app. Netflix from phone or comp, to netflix app on tv. Prime to prime, disney to disney, etc. I imagine when there is a Telus Plus app that can be installed in android tv, that's when you'll be able to cast. I assume Telus is bringing this app to Android TV to compete with the likes of stack TV, and Prime that are offering tv broad cast channels through their apps. At one point Telus will likely offer tv without the set top box.
Susanpeyton (Neighbour) posted a new reply in Optik TV on 01-27-2023 09:51 PM:Re: Optic TV+ app error Required output protections are not active
I used to be able to watch optik on my tablet directly off of Telus menu Since update cannot. Samsung tab a ..my phone can watch optik, tablet cannot
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