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iPad app now supports Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Update just came out... Available functionality is limited, but hopefully will bring value to some to those owners!

    I don't have any time to play with this tonight, but it seems pretty limited. Looks like it is pulling guide data from your TiVo.com account as opposed to the device itself. You can chose to record, but not watch now.

    Really it just seems like it is tied to the TiVo.com functionality plus the peanut functionality.

    If anything it does prove how much it does rely on the Premier services to operate.
     
  2. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    Thanks for update regarding this... I've got a HDXL and was waiting to see when/if the app would support it.

    It would be nice to get the To-Do/Season Pass functionality... but having the web app accessibility in the app is good to have.
     
  3. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    It also now works on iPhone.
     
  4. blackngold75

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    Since it works on the iPhone, do you know does it also work on the iPod touch?
     
  5. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    I don't have an iPod Touch so I couldn't say. Maybe someone else will chime in.
     
  6. bajabingo

    bajabingo New Member

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    hope they make an app for android
     
  7. innocentfreak

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    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't.
     
  9. TheWGP

    TheWGP Hmmm...

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    That's pretty slick - I like the chart showing what each series of Tivos can do. I'm genuinely shocked that they even mention the S2/S1, even if the functionality is extremely limited to, essentially, a few gimmicks from the website. That's 100% understandable for a lot of reasons - but I'm just shocked to see the OLD old models even MENTIONED in any sort of new-product announcement. Heck, I'm sort of surprised they extended any functionality, even website-based functionality, to the S3/HD, given the usual "current series only" mentality.

    A good sign of more forward thinking, maybe? We shall see...

    As regards the app itself, I'm still waiting to see all this on Android - we have two smartphones and a tablet running Android, and only a very old (first generation) iPod Touch running iOS that's sat in a drawer for ~2 years now. Do have to say this tempts me to pull that old thing and try this app out!

    Edit: I loaded up the App Store and it says:

    "Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later."

    Sadly, my iPod Touch 1G is stuck on 3.1.3 or whatnot. Downloading a "tweaked" version of 4 to install and see if that works. ;)
     
  10. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Active Member

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    Awesome! (iPhone and S3 user here)

    Batteries on my remote died and I had to use RemoteT to control my TiVo last night. Now I can use the TiVo app instead!
     
  11. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Active Member

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    I'm not on my home network at the time and it won't let me schedule recordings.

    Scheduler Error:
    GetString failed: Result of
    curl_easy_perform is 58
    Could not parse XML: SvrXml
    xmlReaderForMemory returned NULL

    Tried to access their Tech Support link... page does not exist.

    Not ready for prime time?
     
  12. nexter

    nexter New Member

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    I can't get my iphone to connect to the box, keeps saying No Compatible Boxes Found, on the same network, have every port forwarded thats needed and have network remotes on, but still can't find the box....peanut app still works fine just not the official tivo app, go figure >.>
     
  13. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    I was just playing around with the 1.5 version of the App on my TiVo Series 3 using my iPad 2. It seems to work fine. You can see the guide data and scroll through it more quickly and easily on the iPad than you can on the TiVo so that is nice. You can control the TiVo S3 with the remote on the app. You can also use gestures to control the playback on the TiVo. The Keyboard is nice to have since I don't have the newer TiVo remote with the keyboard.

    The controls listed on the bottom of the TiVo app that a Series 3 can't access is "Info," (shows Info about the show on the iPad) "My Shows" (where you see your recorded shows) and "Manage" (for managing recordings).

    UPDATE: I also have a Series 2 but the app says that it currently only supports Tivo Premiere or TiVo Series3/HD boxes. That is interesting since TiVo's page says it supports S1's and S2's (although limited).
     
  14. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Reboot your box - I suspect that will fix the issue you are experiencing.

    It picked up my S3 without an issue, but I needed a reboot on my HD to get it to see the device. Worth a try for you as well.
     
  15. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Try rebooting the box. I want to say some people had to reboot to get both to see each other originally with the Premiere.
     
  16. RangerOne

    RangerOne The Hub

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    Confirmed! It works.
     
  17. nexter

    nexter New Member

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    Tried rebooting but no luck for me, I'm sure there's an issue with my router or something that's preventing me from connecting, either way I'm glad its finally available for iPhone and iTouch and look forward to using it :p
     
  18. RangerOne

    RangerOne The Hub

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    Another issue: When connecting to my S3 and I click on the "Guide" button at the bottom, it says "No Information Available". If I connect to my Premiere or via Guest mode, I can bring up guide data without problems. It appears the rest of the functionality with the S3 is fine.
     
  19. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    Works pretty nice on my iPhone 4, which is something I would probably use over my iPad 2 since it is easier to type on and control with one hand because of the size.
     
  20. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Active Member

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    I got it hooked up to my S3 on my home network. It still uses the same method to set Recordings that 3rd party apps (and TiVo.com) uses. That's lame.

    Also lame is that I cannot see my Now Playing list (but TiVo Desktop can) or To Do List (but TiVo.com can).

    So for S3 users this is basically a (better) way to use m.tivo.com to schedule recordings with the added value of a remote control. Whoopie.
     

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