August 9th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Dirty little secret? TV enabled browsers being locked out? Vevo example
So here I am... looking at my Boxee box and it's Vevo app... and yet for about a week now, not a single video has been available to be watched.
I Googled, I searched, I browsed the forums here and .... nothing. So I thought it must be something wrong with my system, or my router or my setup. I didn't know.
Then I visited my brother (who also has a Boxee - on my recommendation, I might add) and ... low and behold ... He can't get any VEVO videos on his Boxee either.
It works on my tablet. It works on my computers. But not on the Boxee.... Hmmmm. I dig some more and finally, I find reference to Internet enable TV's being blocked from Youtube content. VEVO is owned by Youtube... no?
1.) Am I the only person who owns a Boxee that is upset over losing a decent music video app?
2.) Why is the App still showing on my Boxee menu if VEVO is going to shyte on us like this? And why do the makers of this device have nothing to say about this issue?
Oh wait... I guess they weren't a "premium" app client and therefore the Boxee team never got any kick backs from them.
Funny how the free internet is slowly turning into a giant turd of pay-for-content.
August 10th, 2012, 08:13 AM
I haven't noticed it, but I think I've only used the app once in the last year.
I would guess that the restriction is by Vevo and not Boxee. Everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie here and making sure we (the consumer) gets milked for all we can. I guess they don't make enough to line both pockets with the amount of ads being pushed now.
August 10th, 2012, 12:05 PM
" Vevo is owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group "
- once again it's the music industry who has the harshest regulations.
- MU got shut down for the same reason, because of MU Jukebox and not movies.
Last edited by AminB; August 10th, 2012 at 12:11 PM.