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    One thing I forgot to explain was that when on the Internet it automatically sets your location with your ip address, so if your in the Granada region (North West England) then this is the site it takes you too, when on the iPad using the app, it requires your location to do exactly the same.
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    I've just checked this for you, it's because the itv Internet site uses flash, PC's can the iPad however cannot use flash, it diverts you to the app as this plays all itv programmes bypassing the use of flash.

    I hope this answers your question.
    My android tablet will play flash, yet the site still redirects to the Google play store. You can go to many websites that use flash but not get redirected. This is just how the set things up. If you come on a tablet, you get redirected to the app they want you to use.
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    You can probably beat the redirect by using a third party browser that can mimic a desktop browser. Both the Atomic and iCab Mobile browser have settings to do this. However that won't solve the iPad's inability to play Flash.

    The Puffin browser can also mimic a desktop, and gets around the Flash limitation by using remote servers to translate the site and re-display it on the iPad. This method is a bit unpredictable. You can never be sure if a site will behave well, or the video stream smoothly.

    All in all, the app is still the better way to go; which is why they are pushing it. But if you are in the right location area (IP wise), in the U.S., and willing to spend a few dollars on the browser (there's a free one with a 14 day trial period), you can give this a try. It may work, or not.

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    Ok, thanks, I have now found out I can use the app without enabling location. I just type in a postcode. this is actually a great advantage for me as I can now watch ITV1 which isn't possible in Scotland unless you have Sky! ( we have to watch STV usually!)

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    Glad you found a solution. Enjoy.


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