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Best Netflix platform - TIVO, Apple, Blu Ray

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by XIBM, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. supasta

    supasta New Member

    May 6, 2006
    I prefer Xbox One or Chromecast for Netflix streaming. I never use the TiVo for Netflix as I have a perpetual sign-in issue - as in, it will not leave me signed-in.
  2. tivoboy

    tivoboy Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Indeed it is most likely my 100MB internet connection, that doesn't buffer any of the other streaming services that affects the ATV.

    I DO use the ATV for things like comcast xfinity streaming of protected content, that seems to work fine.
  3. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas New Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    The 20.4.1 update release has stability improvements for Netflix.
  4. abqdan

    abqdan New Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    No doubt; the Roku. I have Tivo, Sony TV, WD TV live and Roku - the weakest of them is the Tivo, though the Sony TV comes a close second. WD TV Live and Roku are both excellent, but the current iteration of the Netflix service on Roku is best. (I used to use Wii, but now that's kind of an ancient device; and I won't pay Microsoft $8 a month just so I can stream content from Netflix when I'm already paying them for that, so I've never tried my Xbox)
  5. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

    Oct 7, 2002

    I have given up on the idea of One Device to Rule Them All. It's a nice idea, but never actually worked for me. For example, I never had a device before the Roku could stream both HBO Go and Amazon Prime, and the work arounds like PlayOn were, IMO, kludgy.

    Now, my Tivo does live/DVR'd TV, my bluray plays discs, my Roku streams everything, and my WDTV Live is attached to a 1.5 tb hard drive and can play any format I throw at it. They all do their jobs just fine.
  6. eddieb187

    eddieb187 Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    The PS3 is one of the best for streaming Netflix.
    I have a Roku 3 and it's pretty good as well.
    But I like the PS3 is better.
    Press "Display" button on the PS3 remote and you see if you're getting SuperHD or not.
    When you FF with the Directional a Thumbnail Display shows where you are.
    Just like the Roku 3 Audio and Subtitle button cycle the options.
    TiVo Netflix is ok, but it's slow. Roku 3 is the fastest to load Netflix.
  7. SugarBowl

    SugarBowl Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Cary, NC
    The windows 8 app is good too.
  8. Cheezmo

    Cheezmo Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Plano, TX
    I'll give my vote to the AppleTV. I have the new Amazon Fire TV and it rebuffered 20 minutes in and lowered quality while watching House of Cards. I switched to the AppleTV and it was perfect all the way through. i've always found the Tivo XL4 version to be slow and clunky.
  9. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    This thread made me realize just how many different devices I have that can stream Netflix. These include Tivo's, Blu-ray players, Smart TV's, game consoles, and dedicated streaming boxes. Out of all of them, I like my Roku 3 the best by far.
  10. lujan

    lujan Member

    May 24, 2010
    Me too, I just watched a movie with strong Australian accents and I needed subtitles. The AppleTV didn't have anywhere to show subtitles but the Roku 3 did. Not sure if the TiVo does since I hardly use it to stream Netflix.
  11. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    The current version of Netflix on my Roamio give me my choice of languages and sub-titles, if the source has the option (an annoying number of shows do not have the option, but that will affect all players).

    The Roamio Netflix is much more pleasant to use than the slow Premiere Netflix.
  12. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    AppleTV has subtitles. Just hold down the center button during playback and then choose subtitles when the menu pops up.

    TiVo also has subtitles by pressing down during playback.
  13. lujan

    lujan Member

    May 24, 2010
    Good to know, thanks!:)

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