- CrackBerry Addict
07-27-12, 09:28 PM #2
- 548 Posts
I know its very disappointing, I would have hoped RIM pushed for a Olympic app. In Canada where the BlackBerry CTV olympic app doesn't even work properly (couldn't even stream the opening ceremony on crappy CTV Olympic app). Its a shame that the CTV didn't even make a PlayBook app. The worst part of their CTV olympic website is that it requires silverlight.
- 07-27-12, 09:52 PM #4
- CrackBerry User
07-28-12, 12:15 PM #5
- 41 Posts
Strange but on the 26th I was able to connect directly to NBC Live Xtra Streaming. My provider is COMCAST. I watched soccer and thought all was good. Later in the day I lost TV and cable service. Service was restored after a few hours, but now I can no longer log in on my Playbook, though I am able to log in by wireless on my laptop. Any thoughts about what changed?
- 07-28-12, 10:28 PM #6
This is the very reason I wiped my Playbook, loaded it up with kids game, gave it to my kids to play with and picked up a Nexus 7. So frustrating to not have access to the more popular apps out there. Hopefully that will change with BB10 and I can then grab the Playbook back from the kids LOL
- 07-29-12, 09:18 AM #7
Been using the nbc Olympics Site for searching, setting reminders, watching live and archive videos. I guess an app would be ok but it's not necessary.
- CrackBerry Newbie
07-29-12, 11:02 AM #9
- 1 Posts
Developers developing for platforms with the largest audiences does not seem terribly irrational. How else can you explain why there is no playbook app. CTV wanting to limit their audience and spite RIM? I'm betting they made the call that the guy with the playbook also has a laptop, or a phone or an ipad they could get their hands on. With limited resources why make a playbook app when the ios and android apps already need more work. I'm a playbook owner and a Canadian, but this is getting to the last straw for me.
It seems ridiculous I can't even watch the feed from the website from my playbook. With each passing day it seems like this device is being relegated to do less and less in my life. I seriously my doubt my experiences are unique.
I ended up watching the feed from my laptop and smartphone instead.
- 07-29-12, 12:49 PM #10
Tried converting two of the official Android apps. The official "London 2012" app doesn't seem to work for me (force closes once loaded). The BBC app does seem to be working. Both are in the attached zip.UberCurrency - Free currency conversion app for PlayBook.
- 08-02-12, 04:42 AM #11
RIM 950 > Yawn > Curve 8320 > Bold 9700 > Torch 9800 > PlayBook 16G > PlayBook 64G
- 08-02-12, 10:06 AM #12
We are all having the same issue, obviously NBC changed something, and since they don't officially support the PB, they are probably not going to be much help.