Last night before sitting down to watch a little live TV via Hulu, I ran into a screen like the one above. At first I thought it could be simply a browser setting as I normally do not use the Edge browser, but I find it runs movies/tv shows much better and without interuption. Hulu Live requires the user to share their location to determine what local channels to broadcast to its user. So of course after brainstorming I realized, like my smartphone, that I have to turn my PC’s location setting back on to enable live streaming.
Now everyone likes their privacy. Unfortunately, in the growing era of apps and websites, many applications and programs require your location. Whether it be a live streaming service such as Hulu Live that calls for your location to determine which channels are available for your account, playing Pokemon Go or a map application such as Google maps. Now when a PC is set up with Windows 10 it gives the user an option of whether to have your PC’s location turned off or on.
The question many ask is why do all these apps and programs as for my location, and do I really need to give it to them? The truth is many of these apps do not need your location. It is actually a convenience for the user, as allowing an app location permissions will take away that step of entering your zip code into that weather app you love so dearly. It is also a little bit more efficient for your devices GPS to figure out your location rather than enter it every time an application or website asks for it. So included within this page is a tutorial on how to turn your PC’s location on or off. So hopefully if you run into a problem with your live streaming application or website.
Step 1: Click on the Windows Start Icon in the left hand corner of your desktop.
Step 2: Select the cog icon (settings)
Step 3: Type “Location” in the search bar, and then select Location privacy settings
Step 4: Select the Change button and switch location to on or off
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