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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.
Win a chance to pre-order? Wow, the level of lameness here is... astounding.
This is truly silly. A chance to "win" a chance to preorder something to buy.
At least the one good thing about this is that it looks like we are getting very close to the stream being available for purchase. Maybe 30 days or less?
Oppo essentially did the same thing with their early acceptance program for the BDP-83 blu-ray player and Ceton is doing now for their new echo, but I agree calling it a sweepstakes is kind of silly when it's really just a paid beta.
No Android = no sale.
Yeah, what, a year later?
I love how the main headline announcement is worded: "Stream shows from your TiVo® Premiere DVR to your mobile devices at home or wirelessly transfer shows for on-the-go entertainment"
This is misleading. My Linux netbook is mobile- no support. My Xoom Android tablet is mobile- no support. My Android phone- no support. People with MacOS or MS-Windows laptops- also no support. All of those are "mobile devices".
So it should be worded ".... to a few mobile devices, but only if they are Apple and laptops/notebooks excluded...".
I wonder if it will work with the TiVo Desktop, doubt it though. If so that might solve the solution of being able to use it with your laptops. Then again if someone like wmcbrine or moyekj can get a workaround it sounds like it would be a nice solution for offloading already compressed content.
I think you'll see Android support before any updates to desktop. I could envision a new metro app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 which would be the replacement to TiVo Desktop. I will go out on the limb and say we'll see the Android update to support the Stream by the end of the year.
Well as long as someone can do like they did with the iPad Discovery, then we wouldn't need a new TiVo Desktop.
I would say that is probably right though I could see it next year also. I don't remember how long it took for the Android app to come out compared to the IOS apps or how often the updates come after the IOS updates.
I do think it would be smart to work on a Metro app with the rumors of the cheap Microsoft tablet.
The android app, still doesn't have all the features that the iOS app does. A friend of mine has a Premiere and I was showing him the iOS app in away mode, where I can look at My Shows and even delete one (not sure I'd ever want to, but I can). He has an Android phone so I said he could do the same thing. I was misinformed apparently since he couldn't see his My Shows in away mode (it looked like what a Series 3 looks like in the iOS app). It told him to connect to his local network. I thought maybe he had an old version, but he checked and he had the latest version.
So either his Premiere isn't working correctly or the Android app doesn't have those features in away mode.
Ahhhhh I got fooled. You should update the OP with the fact that it's a sweepstakes for the chance to win a chance to pre-order
I think this might be the worst worded sweepstakes TiVo has ever created.
Not when your laptops run Linux, it doesn't. But I could make due with at least a decent Android app.
The rumors are the exact opposite- they are that Microsoft doesn't have a chance in hell on the cheap tablet market and they are going for the "high end" (think $800+ tablets) only at this point.
So you are saying you can't use KMTTG? Since if they get it working with TiVo Desktop, KMTTG should be able to incorporate it.
Surface RT will run ~ $400 and the Pro will be ~ $800. Lenovo should have an RT model starting at $300.
I also hope that a Metro App is in the future... It should be now that Android is going to be pushed out of the market! ( just teasing you... )
But all kidding aside, I will replace my iPad with a Surface as soon as I can.
There's no such thing as a "metro app". Metro is a design style that uses text instead of icons and graphics. Microsoft is officially not even using the term anymore and it never applied to apps.
Second Bradley is correct. The RT will not cost ~$400 as you claim. It's closer to ~$600. And the Lenovo $300 tablet is 7". That's more money than the Nook, the Fire, and the Galaxy 7". You think you have to wait long for Androids apps? You'll be waiting until the Apocalypse for W8 apps.
They should release a new box with this built in as well as the stand alone. I didn't want to believe it at first but the more companies like TiVo stumble around in this space the more I've come to believe that the Apple Television is real. Why would Apple stay out of this space when the compititon is so inept.
Seattle, word is that the next box (Series 5) out in 2013 will have this built into the box.
Yes, I realize that Microsoft is not using the Metro term any longer and yes I also realize that it was a reference to style. But they often used the term "Metro Style Apps" to reference the new ecosystem. We can call them Windows 8 style apps if that makes you feel better...
What we know about cost is that the MS Surface RT version will be available in 32gb and 64gb versions and that it will be competitive with comparable tablets (i.e. the ipad)
The wifi only 32gb new ipad retails for $599 and the 64gb version retails for $699... Based on specs alone, the Windows tablet could easily go with those prices and be very worth the money - I suspect they will step down and you will see the 32gb retail at $499 and the 64gb retail at $599. Some rumors have the price even lower. (the $200 price is bogus and not even worth discussing)
As for availability of apps... Well, that is going to depend on market share. If the Windows 8 product gains a significant market share, then apps will be written for it - if not they will not be.
That said - within a year, every PC sold will come with Windows 8 pre-installed and with Android tablets foundering, every OEM manufacturer is looking for a product that is going to be competitive in the market.
I do believe that Windows 8 tablets will very quickly outpace Android tablets and within 18 months be very competitive with the IOS ecosystem. Once that happens - smart devs will obviously follow the money.
Note: Rumor has it that Lonovo will be selling a $300 Windows 8 RT tablet. Nothing I have read references size, so it may or may not be a 7" version. Until a product is officially announced it is what it is... A Rumor.
Win a chance to pre-order? Uhhhhhh okaaayyy
And this thing still doesn't have an MSRP?