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AOL On app coming to TiVo Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by drebbe, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Active Member

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    Looks like this content is integrated into TiVo Search, which is nice.

    Need to spend more time browsing the UI, but it doesn't appear to be a speed demon.

    Oh, and it rebooted my TiVo 10 seconds into starting an Engadget Show launched via "Watch Now via... AOL On".

    More content is always welcome, though.
     
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    As long as my TiVo doesn't start saying "You've got mail!" I don't care what apps they add.

    Would be nice if they fixed the Netflix app though.
     
  3. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    This (whatever the fack it is) just showed up on both of my Premieres last night.

    Is there no choice? I don't want to have any kind of relationship with AOL so I was trying to figure out how to delete it but was unsuccessful. Is there a way to delete it off my 'my shows' list? TIA :)
     
  4. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    Settings/Channels/Video Providers
     
  5. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    D'oh! :eek: I even knew that. I tend to forget that there is other stuff under 'Channels' besides just playing with the channel list. I have been there before back when I deleted all that other stuff I don't use from the 'My Shows' list.

    Last night I looked everywhere but there. :rolleyes: <---- (at self)

    Thank You so much! :up:
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Noticed this on my Premiere today and checked it out briefly. I don't see the point and don't find the UI to be "cutting edge"
     
  7. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    UR Welcome
     
  8. Impulse0022

    Impulse0022 New Member

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    Not sure how much I will actually use the AOL app, but it seems to work better than the current Netflix app.
     
  9. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    What does it, like, do?
     
  10. Wingershute

    Wingershute New Member

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    Loads up too slow for me as does Netflix and YouTube apps.
     
  11. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    It is not a horrible interface, after waiting forever for it to load. Although slow (no shock there) it seems faster than the YouTube interface. Video quality is good, but not fantastic. It is a hell of a lot more usable than YouTube on the TiVo. Yet it is missing search.
     
  12. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I don't get the point of this App. Just looks like a random mishmash of mostly uninteresting stuff. What am I missing? What's the distinguishing feature set here? Unsurprisingly like everything else Flash based on series 4 TiVo it's pretty slow on 2 tuner Premiere and just unbearably slow on my Elite.
     
  13. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    Looks like it's video content slurped up from different media sources -- AP, HuffPo, Engadget, etc. Not really something I'm interested in.
     
  14. ntarvin

    ntarvin New Member

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    Hasn't anyone here seen Windows 8 ???

    This is a copy of what W8 has for many of the items on the "start screen"... only this is worse because you've got several levels of "menus" on top to navigate before you can even watch anything, and like W8, it's rather "sparse" in content...

    I dumped W8 from my computer almost before it was done installing, and I'm doing the same with this...

    Now, if i could only get rid of Tivo's ever-growing list of games ...
     
  15. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    LOL!!! I was just about to post the exact same response! It looks a lot like MS-WIndows 8-

    A random, colorful, and irritating mish-mash of mostly stupid stuff. Bingo!! At least it doesn't appear the squares are animated, like in Win8.

    Good thing I use Linux.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    AOL On doesn't seem too bad. There seems to be alot of content to look at. It doesn't seem to be too slow on this Elite I'm trying it on. Well except for the initial loading which does take entirely too long. Of course any UI can always be faster.

    For Windows 8, I put it on four of my machines and I will probably put it on a couple more since I like Windows 8 so much. It took a little to get used to at first, but now that I am used to it I prefer using my Machines with Win8 to my machines that still have Windows 7 on them.

    And especially for the price I paid, it was bargain. My first machine was $40 for the upgrade and the other three only cost me $15. Although when I upgrade my other two, those will most likely be $40 each.
     
  17. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I think OSX only cost me $20 for all of my Macs. :)
     
  18. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    And Linux (Mageia, Fedora, and CentOS) cost me $0 for all my computers. I win! ;)
     
  19. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Yep, kinda depends on if you have enough good programs to run on Linux. If its free and you can't run any good programs well then....
     
  20. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    One of my favorite Mac perks ;) It'd cost us $100 to upgrade all PCs in our house... we decided to pass.

    As for this AOL On... I'd rather we have gotten Amazon streaming... this is pretty worthless. Though, I must say it's nice to see new features hitting the box... hope TiVo steps it up and gives us more. ;)
     

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