Apple TV app authorization behind 3rd party router.
I finally give up. I added a tp-link archer c8 router behind the uverse nvg589 to improve things using this guide. The biggest improvement I noticed was my apple tv. However, i noticed that certain apps that need provider authorization (that make sure that channel is in your tv package) is no longer working. Apps for example are espn, disney XD/JR/etc, FXnow. All require a provider activation. These were all working before my changes to my net gear. The remote activation works (going to es.pn/activate, put in the code, and the app starts ok on my apple tv). However when I go to play something, it says its not part of my tv package (FXNow) or Error: noAuthz (Disney apps). Obviously its checking for something locally that my configuration has left out.
After fiddling a bit, I configured my router to use a static IP instead and magically the Watch ESPN app started working again. Still the same things on the other apps even after re-registering.
|Device IPv4 Address||172.16.0.1|
|DHCPv4 Start Address||172.16.0.7|
|DHCPv4 End Address||172.16.0.14|
|DHCP Leases Available||7|
|DHCP Leases Allocated||1|
|DHCP Primary Pool||Private|
Allocation Mode: Default Server
Default Server Internal Address: 172.16.0.13
WAN Connection Type: Static
IP Address: 172.16.0.13
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 172.16.0.1
Would love to know if anyone else has this issue, and if they were able to solve it.