why wont google open itvplayer webpage?

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  1. Missmouse3

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    when I google itvplayer I got the usual list of options but whatever one I click on I am instantly redirected to app store!
    Any way to stop this? I do not want the app for itvplayer as it insists I enable location on ipad ( & I dont want location enabled!)
    Isnt there a "no thanks" button somewhere in apps?
     
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    This is strange. The only thing I can think of it that the site is sending you to the app store. I don't think this is an iPad issue, but something that particular website is doing. I get the same behavoir if I type the url into the address bar in Safari. It must detect the ipad and send you off to whacky land. Stupid.
     
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    any ideas how to prevent this? or.. ANYONE else? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Im SO mad at this thing!

    Please don't use foul language on a family site
     
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    You have to have locations set to enable which ITV area your in, it's down to licensing laws
     
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    Second time I've typed this!
    I'm not early bothered about the asking for location, I'm wanting to know why I cannot open a webpage I decide on!
    BTW I'm sorry if I typed swear words, I don't remember doing so tho!
     
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    As I explained to you, this has nothing to do with iPad. That website is redirecting to the AppStore. When I go to that website on my android tablet, it redirects to the google play store. Nothing you, I or anyone other than the website designers can do about that.

    It would appear that anything different than what you are use to is causing you to blow your cool. You won't last long on iOS of you continue this way. It might be best to cut your losses. The surface pro or surface rt might be a better fit. Or one of the windows 8 tablets by Samsung or acer.
     
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    I'm confused as to why this is required for the ipad when it's not required fora PC?
     
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    Ask the website developers why they programmed it this way.....they clearly want people to get the app, which is not needed for a PC.
     
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    Ok, 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.
     
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    If you want to watch itv on iPad you need to use the app. If you don't want to use the app then you need to accept that you can't watch itv.
     
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