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Installed the 4th Gen Apple TV and started to load it up with channels so that I can watch anything on my miniscule cable plan. Keep in mind that they have an exclusive agreement with Roku and so provide apps for that platform. When I try to sign on to various subscribed channels via the cable company login using the Apple TV I’m informed that they’re not set up to work on this platform yet. Gee, thanks. No HBO, no HGTV, etc. I can do mirroring via my phone, but that ties up the phone, kind of defeating the purpose of having this separate, standalone box.

Oh, and the bill went up again, this time in the guise of ‘franchise fees’, whatever the hell those are (I’ve been sick and haven’t had the energy to look this up but I know there’s big Wikipedia page).


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