- CrackBerry Abuser
12-14-12, 09:10 AM #2
- 203 Posts
Yes, it is. I sent one to my sister in Spain and the same apps are on both. Each time you buy something from App World it will question you if it was accessed previously from the other PlayBook because it recognizes the PIN's. Just confirm that you want to use this PIN and all will be fine.
The only drawback I've found is not being able to Video Chat between these two tablets because they share the same BlackBerry ID. It's possible to enter the other's PIN as their Video Chat address and you can see when they're online but I've never been able to make a call go through. If anybody else has found a way around that I'd love to know.
- 12-14-12, 03:54 PM #8
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-14-12, 06:18 PM #10
- 116 Posts
Re: Two PlayBooks and one BBID, is this posibile?
I've actually done this tonight.
My 6 year old son constantly borrows my PlayBook to play some games, watch TV, listen to music, take pictures and some limited internet surfing and to facilitate this I've downloaded apps, media and games to my PlayBook that I would never use.
to save arguments santa has got him his own for Christmas... this was a no-brainer as the cost of a PlayBook with its spec is so good compared to a childs tablet... as I was setting up his 3 year old sisters Vtech Innotab 2 tonight also.
I used my Blackberry ID to setup his PlayBook and was thrilled to find I didn't have to pay for HIS apps again on HIS machine.
I didn't know I couldn't video chat with him which is a little disappointing as I occasionally work away from home... but this is remedied as I will video chat through my wifes PlayBook... who has her own ID.
So, we are now a 3 PlayBook family and its going to be a great Christmas!
I think I have it figured out, we can both use my BBID so he can access my apps but in Appworld he can use his own payment method to buy further apps while I'll use my paypal on mine.
The PBs will not be used for communicating, we have our BlackBerrys for that so we should be good.
I'll report more once we do the deal
- 12-15-12, 07:05 AM #14
Rule #1: Video chat between PB's sharing a BBID does not work. Period.
Connection via BBID or PIN has no impact on that ultimate "not working"-ness.
To nail a related myth... Video chat doesn't magically start to work if the PB's sharing a BBID are on different WiFi networks. (See Rule #1)
I've believe I've tried all possible scenarios, and I've yet to see a single "I've done it, and it works! Here are the settings to use" counter-posting on CB.
Tho' it probably doesn't matter to OP because it's the shared apps he's after, and that does work.
Last edited by JeepBB; 12-15-12 at 01:27 PM.
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