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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.
As long as copy protection was not set you can.
Mine just got delivered a couple of hours ago (or at least I ASSUME it's from TiVo...as my wife sent me a pic of the box). I love doing the unboxing so I won't have her open it, but it's 2 pounds and from "FWN Fullfillment Center" in Ft. Worth, which is as I understand it is where TiVo ships from. BTW, I was a "winner".
Oddly enough, on TiVo.com, it still shows as "Processing Order", and STILL no update to the app (not that I care YET...since I'm still at work). That being said, there is Apple in the way, so there probably isn't much TiVo can do about it. Can't wait to get home and try it out!!
You're in the same situation as me - new to the forum and have two premieres.
As ShayL said, there is apparently sideloading available as long as the show is not copy protected. Personally I think this is way better than streaming away from home over wifi or 3g or whatever because it seems the quality and speed would be so much better.
I'm now looking forward to the first real world reports of people getting their units up and running.
Still no update in itunes for the TiVo app. There are going to be a lot of angry "winners" if that app isn't updated soon.
Assuming TiVo already submitted the update, it's up to Apple to approve it.
Chatting with TiVo support now (Corina). They said that it should be in the App Store no later than tomorrow. In double checking with "upper level management" (after I pushed about how annoyed the "winners" will be), she reported back that, "The update should be out either tonight or early tomorrow."
I know it's just one day, but I was soooo looking forward to this today. Oh well. I'm an Apple fanboy, but I'll put the blame on their shoulders, EXCEPT...why couldn't TiVo have had the update out ahead of time. No harm, right? Sigh
TiVo probably submitted the app weeks ago for Apple's approval, so it's most likely already approved. They probably just set a release date of tomorrow, so unless someone logs into their App Store account and changes that date, it won't be available until 3:00am EST tomorrow.
It's really stupid that the app hasn't been updated yet! They knew they were doing this contest and they knew the Stream was useless without it, they should have submitted the app update weeks ago just in case.
Maybe if enough of us complained to TiVo, they'll push Apple harder. That being said, A) I'm not sure that would matter and B) it's only one day...in the grand scheme of things...
This whole contest has to be one of the stupider promotions Tivo has ever had.
1) You win the opportunity to buy something for full price a day before everyone else.
2) Once you've "won" it, you can't even use it because the app isn't released.
3) They didn't even bother to check if the "winners" were "winners", nor did they bother to see if the Facebook requirements were met.
4) They overnight ship it to make sure it arrives before it can be used.
I agree, it doesn't matter to me. If the contest had been to receive '2-day shipping' on the 4th, I'd be just as happy as I am now. However, it's all very chuckle-worthy at how poorly it was handled.
I agree. My Stream arrived an hour ago, but I'm not going to waste my time setting it up until I can actually do something with it.
It's not the end of the world having to wait a day, but this is just so typical of Tivo marketing...
Oh well, I guess I'll have to watch tonight's football game on the TV instead of on my iPad in bed.
My point was Apple has most likely already approved it. It's up to TiVo to release it. TiVo probably set a release date of tomorrow for the update. If it's going to be released today, someone from TiVo needs to log into their App Store account and change the date. When they change the date, it will be available immediately and not require any action on Apple's part.
Botching new releases is par for the course for TiVo unfortunately these days, starting with the Premiere. By most accounts the initial release of the "Mini" will also have some stupid initial requirements at launch in order to support Live TV which a lot of people don't care about, so seems to be heading for a rocky launch as well.
But - it sure got a fair number of people talking (particularly us early adopters/evangelists)! So guess that's a win for the marketing department.
The Tivo Mini thread got a lot of people talking as well, without some silly contest.
Really, all you need to do is announce the release date, and when orders/pre-orders can be placed and the community here will go wild.
What I find most curious is why no one from TiVo has given an update on the app's availability. I thought TiVo staff now monitored the forums. Did they think no one would notice?
And did anyone else notice that the stream has a fan in it?
I just wish they would have launched the mini and the stream at the same time. of course I'm more interested in the mini than the stream. But i can't use the stream anyway until it's available for Android deviecs.
This makes paying for overnight shipping seem somewhat of a waste of money.
The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing at TiVo.
Not to mention the fact that, let's face it, the first version of the software won't work properly when it's released anyway. Bottom line is that it's not even worth opening the box that should be waiting for me at home tonight (assuming I don't have to sign for it).
I just sent a polite note to email@example.com and she said it would be available today.
The whole intent of the silly contest was the people would "win" the opportunity to get the stream 1 day early. If they really don't release the app until the day of general availability, the silly contest becomes even more silly and pointless.