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Only available at home - error message when trying to watch saved recordings.

Hello Team,

 

I have recently upgraded to the v360 and all is working well, apart from when I try and watch recordings on my iPhone or iPad, even though I am connected to my own WiFi I get the "only available at home" message.

I have seen other posts on the forum for the same issue, as none have been answered and result in a DM I thought i'd start a new post so this can be tracked separately.

For info I have done the following or have the following info...

  • I do not use the Superhub wifi, I use a TP Link Deco mesh network.
  • The v360 is connected via ethernet to the TP link network, this means it is in the same IP range as the iPad/iPhone.  192.168.1.x for all devices.
  • I have rebooted the v360 box.
  • I have reinstalled the APPs on my iPad & iPhone.
  • When this was previously the TiVo 'TV Control' app it recognised both the iPad/iPhone were on the same network and never had this issue with playback of recordings.
  • I can still view the 'Saved' recordings on my iPad/iPhone
  • Under 'Devices' in the right hand corner I can see and connect to 'Virgin TV' when I am connected to WiFi.
    • However, many times it will say another device is already connected, even if I have just rebooted the box and connected for the first time, however if I disconnect again and reconnect it resolves the issue.
  • I have also checked previous threads on this subject and ensured I have carried out any steps recommended which are listed above.

If anyone else can recommend any further troubleshooting steps it would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Rich.

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Re: Only available at home - error message when trying to watch saved recordings.

Have you checked that the Virgin TV Go app is enabled in you Apple devices Local Network Privacy settings?

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Thanks for the suggestion, I have been into the settings and confirm access to the local network is enabled. 

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Have you actually established the TV 360 local IP address or just assumed it is on the same network?

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Re: Only available at home - error message when trying to watch saved recordings.

Yes, I have the IP address of both the virgin 360 box and the iPhone/iPad and they’re on the same network/address space. 

This is confirmed by the fact I can connect to the box, I just cannot stream the recordings.  Also, using the same configuration I was able to stream my TiVo recordings using the TV control app which has the same restrictions on network steaming allowing local network streaming also. 

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Hello, we’re sorry to see you’re still having issues with this. We’re currently investigating the issue. Would you be able to tell us the exact device the issue can be seen on? (model number, i.e. Ipad Air 2020 LTE + software number iOS 14.5)

Has it ever worked? And does it work sometimes?

What is the home WiFi set up? Do you use repeaters, or a mesh set up? Also, could you please confirm you are definitely connected via WiFi and not 4g/5g on your device?

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Hi

I am having the same issue too, I am on an iPad Pro 2020 with 14.5.1 software, it worked up till about 2 weeks ago, now whenever I try playing a recording I get the mentioned message.

 

Any idea when this is going to be resolved ?

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Thanks for your reply Dan, here are my replies...

  • Devices
    • iPhone 12 - MGJE3B/A - iOS 14.5.1
    • iPad mini (5th Generation) - MUQW2B/A - iPADOS 14.5.1
  • It has never worked for me since I upgraded to Virgin TV 360.  However my old Tivo software used to work with the exact same network configuration despite the LAN only restrictions.
  • I use a TP Link Deco P9 mesh setup
  • I normally have the Superhub 3 WiFi disabled, but I enabled it and connected to the SH3 wifi network and the same happened.
  • I checked each time and on my iPhone I had a LAN IP address, the iPad doesn't have cellular so that was not possible.

 

I hope this helps, please let me know if you need any further info.

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