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Possible to enable geolocation in WebOS browser?


Chris Bard

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I have found a site called Locast that will stream live tv for some home markets in the US. It’s a free service but they do ask for donations. However, I am unable to get it to run on my LG tv’s browser. The site returns an error saying that I refused a request for geolocation. Due to licensing agreements, the site needs this enabled and running on the browser to validate viewers aren’t streaming into non-US markets. Is this possible or am I out of luck?

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14 hours ago, Chris Bard said:

I have found a site called Locast that will stream live tv for some home markets in the US. It’s a free service but they do ask for donations. However, I am unable to get it to run on my LG tv’s browser. The site returns an error saying that I refused a request for geolocation. Due to licensing agreements, the site needs this enabled and running on the browser to validate viewers aren’t streaming into non-US markets. Is this possible or am I out of luck?

Hi Chris,

Geolocation is, from what I can find on the web, supported by webOS right back from the days of Hewlett Packard:

https://www.webosnation.com/hp-introduces-feature-packed-webos-2-0

The problem is that sites now have to request your location by way of a pop up prompt, but this is something that the webOS browser does not currently support.

https://browserleaks.com/geo 

The above is a case in point, it works in Firefox, Opera etc as I can click on the pop up but not so on webOS.

However the test for geolocation at HTML5Test shows it as being 'broken' although this is for a 2016 model, but in comparison Samsung's Tizen browser from 2015 appears to work:

https://html5test.com/compare/browser/lg.webos-2016/tizen-2.3.html

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