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Is Netflix available on TiVo Mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by buscuitboy, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #1 of 116
    buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    OK, I am seeing all kinds of ads for this TiVo mini and they state it allows you to access internet content including Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, Youtube and more. However, in several online areas, I see NO mention of it allowing access to Netflix.

    I'm a little concerned that this feature has been left out of the mini. I would think if its included, it would be a HUGE selling point and they would definitely include it in the descriptions. Can anyone confirm if the mini has Netflix access or not?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 #2 of 116
    geekmedic

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    I posted this in another thread. I sent an email to Tom Rogers (TiVo CEO) and Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix) about this. I received a phone call from TiVo's executive relations team yesterday. I was told that they are working on putting Netflix on the Mini's, but they wanted to go ahead and release the Mini so people could enjoy it. He hesitated to give a time frame in his voicemail, but eventually said it should be within the year.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 #3 of 116
    jjd_87

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    You can't be serious? Take a look at any of the other threads talking about the Mini, or any of the multiple different reviews.

    No Netflix as of right now. Maybe later if your good and eat all your veggies.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #4 of 116
    buscuitboy

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    I have better things to do with my time & this is MUCH easier than searching other threads. INSTANT answer :cool:

    Thanks for the info and looks like its another strike against the mini (for now)....
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #5 of 116
    Digital Man

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    This is great news. This is the first confirmation we've had that Tivo does intend to eventually add Netflix to the Mini.

    DM
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 #6 of 116
    aaronwt

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    But they also intend to have all HD menus. Three years later and we are still waiting. Hopefully Netflix doesn't take that long.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 #7 of 116
    magnus

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    +1 where are we with the HD menus and the different settings for each family member? I think we'll see it on the next product version but not on the Premiere line.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2013 #8 of 116
    Arcady

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    Does the Mini have any SD menus at all? Like settings? Or is it all HDUI?
     
  9. Mar 13, 2013 #9 of 116
    Dan203

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    The settings menus are just like the Premiere. Most of them are SDUI, but some flop back and forth between SDUI and HDUI.
     
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    Arcady

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  11. May 27, 2013 #11 of 116
    HeatherA

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    Just picked up a mini yesterday... and re-subscribed to Netflix... this explains why no mention of Netflix on the mini box. Bummer. Spent most of the day just trying to get Netflix running on my other TiVos (v301 error) and now find out I wasted my time since I can't watch on my mini anyway.
     
  12. May 27, 2013 #12 of 116
    moyekj

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    FYI, for solving the v301 error on other boxes I recently found a better workaround than rebooting the box is simply resetting network by renewing DHCP lease (if you use DHCP):
    Settings-Network-Change network Settings-Get automatically from DHCP server
     
  13. May 27, 2013 #13 of 116
    Dan203

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    Interesting. Does using a static IP eliminate the problem then?
     
  14. May 27, 2013 #14 of 116
    moyekj

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    No I don't think so. I have MAC reservations set for my router so renewing DHCP doesn't assign a new IP - it always gets same IP. But for some reason just resetting the network seems to do the trick. There must be some kind of network caching the series 4 TiVos are doing that a network reset clears (and obviously a full reboot resets as well). My guess is unplugging the ethernet cable for a few seconds would also fix things. It's a TiVo bug, but at least there's a better workaround than a full reboot.
     
  15. May 28, 2013 #15 of 116
    gweempose

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    Thanks for the tip! It's a very frustrating error, and it takes forever to reboot the TiVo.
     
  16. May 28, 2013 #16 of 116
    Dan203

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    Hmmm... Seems TiVo should be able to detect this error and reset the NIC automatically. Or at the very least throw up a screen with the option to reset the NIC and try again.
     
  17. May 29, 2013 #17 of 116
    HeatherA

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    My error seems to have resolved itself overnight. All I did was de-authorize everything on Netflix's end and the next morning it was working on all my boxes.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2013 #18 of 116
    hotzorro

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    This really sux....where is NetFlix on the Mini? Went to set it up for my kids yesterday and was really disappointed....
     
  19. Jun 26, 2013 #19 of 116
    aaronwt

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    Where did you hear that Netflix was on the Mini?
     
  20. Jun 26, 2013 #20 of 116
    Dan203

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    He probably just assumed, like most people. TiVo has Netflix on the main DVR so it makes no sense why it's not on the Mini. All the other apps on the main DVR are on the Mini, Netflix is the only exception.
     

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