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Apps & Games

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by mikerr, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Apps

    • iPlayer - although we get 7 day catchup in the normal EPG and menus - the app has more iPlayer content.
      and iplayer doesn't use a tuner unlike catchup/on demand.

      To FF/RW you have to highlight the bar, and use the arrows - not very intuitive !
      [edit]now uses standard TiVo play/FF controls

    • Youtube - which works really well and is also integrated into the tivo menus in various places (e.g. every tv programme has a link to do a youtube search on the title name)

    • Ebay - not too bad, but painfully slow - was able to do a search and find ebay prices of tivos(!) though:
      video

    • Twitter - ouch - really need a qwerty keyboard for that - and its hopefully a very early version - writing even a short tweet was painful:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pmRBJTypyU
      This would have been much better with the standard TiVo ouji board keyboard entry

    • Weather - Works well enough for what it does - displays weather/tempeartures of a few preset locations

    • Celebrity - Some "gossip" news headlines - would be much better as a general news app IMO

    • Photo Gallery - View pictures and photos from your own facebook, flickr and picasa online accounts,
      as well as random "featured" photos on a "wall"

    Games

     
  2. John McE

    John McE New Member

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    Millionaire is very well implemented - but they need to considerably increase the pool of questions - after a handful of games questions were being repeater (still I guess that's one way to win the £1,000,000!
     
  3. daz100

    daz100 New Member

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    If I log on to my YouTube account I can see my favourite videos but not my playlists. Anyone have the same problem or any ideas how to fix it?
     
  4. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Take a look at this http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=465138

    I can't even get favourites to appear. The only things that show are what's added on Tivo itself.
     
  5. qwiki

    qwiki 8 R/C's and counting

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    Not had a repeated question yet, but during a playing session it paused for a while as it "downloaded new questions".
     
  6. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    You need to 'edit' each playlist in youtube.com and ensure they all have a description and a tag. When ALL playlists have these they should appear in Tivo. No need to logout. No guarantees.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2011 #7 of 10
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    iPlayer App has just gone live too - although we get 7 day catchup in the normal EPG and menus - the app has more iPlayer content.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #8 of 10
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    The iPlayer app has been updated to use the standard TiVo controls for play,pause FF & RW :up::up:
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #9 of 10
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    brightonjohn New Member

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    Good - uses either controls in fact but much better that it does.:up:

    I just wish the sound level wasn't so amazingly, deafening different to the tv sound!:thumbsdown:
     
  10. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    A new app just added:

    Photo Gallery - View pictures and photos from your own facebook, flickr and picasa online accounts,
    as well as random "featured" photos on a "photo wall"

    It shows a photo wall of your pictures - a randomly selected 5x7 grid of 35 pictures from your selected flickr, facebook and picasa accounts. From there you can choose one to show full screen, or a slideshow.

    You can't browse your pictures page by page - it's a random selection of 35 tiled at a time on the wall,
    with a refresh button to choose another random 35...

    Only a single flickr account can be used/authorised - I'd prefer to be able choose & flip between a few family member's accounts. That would make it much more useful.

    If you don't select any of your personal accounts, it shows a selection of public images instead.

    Also - text entry is again phone text style like the twitter app ( 1 - ABC 5-JKL) instead of the tivo ouji board.


    Remember to goto http://www.virginmedia.com/mytivoapps/ to authorize those web accounts to your TiVo
     

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