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AOL On app coming to TiVo Premiere

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

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Thankfully it does everything I want and with tons of good programs. That won't necessarily be the case for everyone, of course. The reverse is true too (MS-Windows and MacOS don't do everything I want).

    All of us are used to not getting everything we want, already, though.... we are TiVo owners ;)
     
  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    In this space you can run MythTV, which is the most powerful DVR software ever made. And free, and can be complex to setup and maintain. But it runs rings around everything else out there, if you can put up with the limitation of only being able to view/record unprotected content (non-CCI'd). It also allows you to build a whole-home media server with SFF, low-power/quiet slave PCs that can do pretty much anything, audio and video-wise.
     
  3. abqdan

    abqdan New Member

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    Played with AOL On for a while. Nothing there I'd watch. I don't really want to watch 2 minute snippets of news etc - if I did, I'd go to YouTube. And any interface that clicks at me, without giving me a button to turn the annoying noise off, isn't going to get much use. I turned off all 'noises' on the TiVo, but this app still clicks.

    Following this Windows 8 paradigm is stupid, particularly on a box like the TiVo. A simple list of content would be far easier to navigate, and fast too, without all the unnecessary graphics. The Tile "preview" tells me nothing about the content - I still have to look at the description of the clip to know what is going on, so what's the point? Another example of programmers not having a clue about human interface design.
     
  4. TrooperOrange

    TrooperOrange New Member

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    Anyone else have this app disappear after having been installed and used?

    I had it, watched an hour long Engadget show that I enjoyed. Went back today, it is missing.

    Checked the Settings > Channels > Video Providers, and everything else is listed, but AOL isn't.

    Re-booted etc... no change.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  5. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    That happened to me too. I really don't care enough about it spend any time trying to sort it out.
     
  6. morac

    morac Cat God

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    I never got it in the first place.
     
  7. TrooperOrange

    TrooperOrange New Member

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    Well I tried to sort it out, no luck, nothing simple.

    I don't care enough to contact Tivo either. lol

    If I had to guess, they rolled it to some, maybe found a bug, so pushed a new update to remove it or something.

    Who knows. The app is by no means brilliant, but it is content that we didn't have otherwise. *shrug*

    The more the merrier.
     
  8. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    for what it's worth, I still have it, after checking it out last night.
     
  9. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    +1. Wonder if it's a regional rollout, for whatever reason?
     
  10. ntarvin

    ntarvin New Member

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    I disabled AOL earlier this week, but checked it this morning - and it's still there.

    Regional?? Perhaps. Tivo-Guy 's in Dallas, I'm in Tulsa, CharlesH was San Fran area.... maybe a west-to-east rollout???

    (I'm keeping it disabled - I still don't like it.)
     
  11. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    UG. I need to disable this as well.

    The app has no appreciation for us timeshifters.

    After watching the entire season of survivor, and keeping away from NBCnews.com (which is notorious for spilling the beans in their article titles) since the finale recorded Sunday, I just happened to check out the app. First thing I saw was a headline indicating the winner.

    UG. App dismissed.
     
  12. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    They are all AOL-owned media properties, not just random sources.
     
  13. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

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    App is terrible. Slow. Poor content. User interface looks like a copy of the opera tv store ... Which is also horrible.

    It would be nice if they go back and fix the junky apps that are already on the box like amazon VOD....
     
  14. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

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    In the case of Apple TV, all the 3rd party content UIs use the standard Apple TV UI.
     
  15. bfaz18

    bfaz18 New Member

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    Tried it yesterday. Slowest App Ever!
    First attempt - didn't finish initializing enough to accept navigation moves.
    Second attempt - initialized ( finally ); watched one 2 minute segment.
    A 5 minute segment didn't start after 5 minutes, gave up.
    Reminds me of the "search beta"; I might try in another 6 months when it might be fully "cooked".
    ( Note I have no trouble streaming Premiere to Premiere or Internet->TV ).
    While I love my TIVOs, TIVO's implementation of internet apps doesn't hold
    a candle to my other devices. -- doesn't matter if they do the development
    or it's 3rd party -- it's up to TIVO to certify ready for "primetime".
     
  16. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I looked at it again today and I just don't get the appeal of slogging through random videos to see if there's anything I might want to actually watch. Am I missing something?
     
  17. morac

    morac Cat God

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    AOL On has an iPad app and it's available on Roku. I think both have a better interface and faster. Note, I've only tested AOL On in the SD menus on TiVo since that's the only way I've been able to get to it.

    AOL Music CD is kind of interesting and it's not available on the iPad app, but it is in the Roku version.
     
  18. jrlbc06

    jrlbc06 New Member

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    Forget AOL.

    ESPN3 ESPN3 ESPN3

    Why has this not happened yet? XBox has ESPN3.
     
  19. Delegator

    Delegator New Member

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    I decided to try this app and see what kind of content it brought with it. On the main page was "Honey Boo Boo's Family Shares a Christmas Photo." :thumbsdown:

    I wish I could just remove the stupid thing.

    I also don't bother with the Amazon App on Tivo, because
    a. it doesn't know up front that I'm an Amazon Prime member, so I can't have it just show Amazon Prime videos like I do with Roku, and
    b. It's dog slow, whereas Roku is quite snappy
    c. With TiVo I have to buffer a show in order to start watching it, but with Roky I don't.

    The performance problems are also there on the Netflix app. Xbox and Roku are much better interfaces.
     
  20. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    You can. Just turn it off in your video service settings.
     

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