When trying to watch channels like amc and citytv i get an error message, it says " Sorry playback is only available when connected to your Telus internet at home".
I am definately connected to my home Telus internet thru my own router on the WiFi, this happens on my ipad app and android app, my STB is still in the mail, any suggestions?
A few questions:
Were you an Optik customer previously?
You may need to have your account re-provisioned. If your set top box arrives and this behaviour continues, there is definitely a need to have your account re-provisioned.
I see you are using your own router in addition to one supplied by Telus.
Try connecting to the Telus supplied router.
Have you forwarded your LAN 1 port on the Telus supplied router?
Again, try connecting to the Telus supplied router.
I have received the box now and have it connected via ethernet, when I use the STB on my TV i have no issue watching the channels. But still have issues watching on my ipad and samsung phone. Channel 106 is a good example of a channel behaving like this.
I just found this info online:
Playback is only available when connected to your TELUS Internet at home
If you are attempting to play content at home but receiving the message alert “Sorry, playback is only available when connected to your TELUS Internet at home.”, it may be for a few reasons:
Your media box may not be plugged in. If your media box is still in transit or unplugged you will also get this error message. Please plug in your media box to resolve this.
You could be having pairing issues with your media box.
Confirm that your mobile device and Pik TV media box are successfully connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
Try rebooting your media box to reestablish pairing.
Chat with us to troubleshoot further
Note: The Pik TV app can only be used in Canada.
None of which has helped me, I think I will try connecting everything thru a TELUS Gateway Router to see if that changes anything
Have you tried reinstalling the Apps on your mobile devices?
Also, try with your Pik TV unit connected to the same Wi-Fi, rather than Ethernet.
I have been testing different variables.
When both devices are conncted to the telus router I can watch chan 106 on my mobile devices, WiFi and hardwired make no difference.
When both devices are connected to my own router I cannot watch chan 106 on my mobile devices, But i can watch it on the PIK media box.
Does anyone know what is set in the router enabling it to tell the app I am on my home internet, I assume the media box sends some sort of signal.
Is your Telus Gateway bridged?
I have my PiK TV unit on my network router (unbridged and connected to the Telus Gateway) and am able to see channel 106 and the others which are only viewable when connected at home.
EDIT: My Pik TV unit had defaulted back to connecting to my Telus Gateway when I wrote the above. I could watch using the PikTV app on mobile devices connected to my alternate router, but only as long as the PikTV device is connected to the Telus Gateway. I'll have to dig further, and possibly do a few resets to further confirm.
What happens if you remove the bridge?
The media box does not 'send a signal' per se, as it does not need to be on while you watch on your mobile device. I believe it is somehow tied to the IP address of your Telus Gateway, rather than your own router.
That seems to work.
I connected my router to a non bridged port on the Telus router and I can now watch chan 106.
I did have to change the ip range of my routers lan as theywere both 192.168.1.x
Looks like all I need to do now is forward the ports I use for ddns in the telus router for my dvr.
I dont really like the idea of having two routers but it seems to be the solution
Many of us have found our networks work more simply with a second router, leaving Optik on the Telus gateway, and the rest of the network on our own. Since you don't have Optik, you could use your router only, if you are on Fibre.
I just had this same issue with my pik tv box. I "restarted" the box using the restart command in the settings tab and this seemed to work. also tech support had me facorty reset my modem but im not sure that helped.
I been having the same issue for over a month, Telus has sent a replacement box and it doesn't help. I think the problem is internal mostly with their provisioning. I have no access to 6 different channels and rebooting does nothing to cure the issue. I been on ethernet connecting since day 1.