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MLB.tv app causing reboots 100% of time

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Riverdome, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Jun 6, 2014 #61 of 120
    humbb

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    Do you have a link for that deal? I'm a subscriber, but I know some who may bite on that as well. Thanks.
     
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    humbb

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  4. Apr 3, 2015 #64 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Wanted to revive an old thread instead of starting a new one. Lots of us had problems watching MLB games last season due to it causing our DVR's to lock up, reboot, etc......so far during this year's spring training games the quality on my Roamio has been great compared to last year. Mine locked up the first time I tried using it a few days ago but I rebooted my Roamio and all has been well since. Last season I had audio pauses, occasional reboots, etc..... Is everyone else that watches MLB games on their Tivo's having any luck with better quality so far? I'm hoping that once the regular season begins Sunday the quality will remain good like its been during these spring training games! Lets hope!
     
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  5. Apr 3, 2015 #65 of 120
    HazelW

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    The few time I have watched this spring it has been much better than last year. The only problem is that several times it says "you are not authorized to view this game. Go to mlb.com to reauthorize."
     
  6. Apr 3, 2015 #66 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Thanks for the input! and good to hear that you too are having better quality with the MLB than a year ago! I'm not sure what would cause you to get the " you are not authorized to view this game" other than a lot of spring training games are not available for viewing? or perhaps there could be something in your MLB account that is messed up? report back and let us know how your Tivo continues to do....
     
  7. Apr 8, 2015 #67 of 120
    Alf Tanner

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    Does the app no longer show up unless you have a mlb.tv premium subscription?
     
  8. Apr 8, 2015 #68 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    The MLB app should be there whether you have a subscription or not. You need to go into your settings and under video (I think) are your apps ; you need to put a check mark beside it and re enable the app and that should do it. Let us know how it goes.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2015 #69 of 120
    raqball

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    The app is complete JUNK!

    Last night I was trying to watch the Angels @ Mariners game and both the home and away HD feeds were probably being streamed at 240p. Every now and then it would go HD then fade back to horrid quality.

    My internet speed is 150 down and everything else streams just fine so it's NOT my internet.

    Also, every time I exit the app I am greeted with a banner dead smack in the middle of the screen on live TV that says the copyright holder no longer permits viewing of this portion of the program.

    The only way to get the error to go away is a reboot of the Tivo. Changing hdmi inputs, turning the TV on / off does not work. Entering the MLB app and exiting works about 1 out of 15 times. Last night I had to reboot the Tivo to get this error to go away.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2015 #70 of 120
    Alf Tanner

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    That happened to me while watching the game on my iPad too... the whole copyright holder deal message came up inside the app
     
  11. Apr 9, 2015 #71 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    I guess I had my hopes up for nothing. The spring training games streamed fine on my Roamio and Mini but since the regular season started its hit or miss.....sometimes the quality is all fuzzy; it will go in and out from HD to almost unwatchable and the all too familiar audio pauses go along with the bad picture. These problems went on all of last season and I complained several times and brought it to the attention on the MLB's support forum......I urge everyone that is having problems to go over the the MLB support forum and complain; not saying or holding my breath that they will do anything since they didn't last year but it wouldn't hurt. If MLB can't do any better than this then Tivo just needs to eliminate the MLB app and not even allow it on their devices. I know its not my network or bandwidth or equipment thats the problem because all of my other streaming apps work fine. Thankfully I have a Roku 3 and Apple TV and the games work ok on them; not great but watchable most of the time.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2015 #72 of 120
    HazelW

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    Last night I watched a game from about 7 to 8:30 PM. Lots of glitches, pauses, dropouts, replays, and fuzziness. This morning I finished the game and it worked perfectly. So either my internet is congested in the evening or the MLB servers can't keep up. I'm guessing the latter since other streaming services work fine.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2015 #73 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Who is your ISP? if its AT&T UVerse there has been a big problem going on since opening day where people have came on to the MLB forum and complained about games not streaming for them, etc... the only response the moderators gave was that they are aware of the issue and will post back when they receive new information....the moderators on MLB basically always try and blame the customers internet connection, equipment, etc.......I think the problem is exactly what you said about them not having enough servers and bandwidth to keep up with everyone especially during live games and during prime time hours but they won't ever own up to it.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2015 #74 of 120
    RickStrobel

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    COME ON TIVO!

    Just tried the MLB app on my TiVo Roamio Plus and watched a few minutes of a game. When I exited out my TiVo rebooted. Hmm. Google "tivo roamio mlb reboot" and find a thread where people have been complaining about this for over a year.

    Lame.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2015 #75 of 120
    Alf Tanner

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    The two worthwhile MLB.tv apps I've used are ps4 and Roku. The tivo, Apple TV, Windows 8, and Xbox360 are all beyond garbage, even on my wired 100mb/s connection.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2015 #76 of 120
    convergent

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    We've used MLB.tv on an Apple TV for I believe 4 or 5 years and the last several years its been flawless. Not sure why you are thinking its garbage. We watch a game usually daily and I don't recall it having any problems at all the whole season. We've been using it on Tivo, sometimes simultaneous on the Roamio and a Mini watching the same game in different rooms and at a different point in the game, for a couple of weeks now and not had any problems. I think the design of Tivo's MLB app is kind of crude compared to AppleTV, but as far as watching the game itself they seem to be identical. The quality of the stream is usually poor for about one minute until it buffers up some and then we are getting HD quality the whole game with no stuttering or buffering at all.

    There has to be some kind network problem, or maybe a problem at the source feed, that is causing a problem. Have you tried watching a different feed or a different game when you have the problem to see if its feed related? And how are you networking your devices in the house?
     
  17. Aug 4, 2015 #77 of 120
    HazelW

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    The biggest problem with the TiVo version is that it crashes the TiVo about half the time when you exit the app. So you really can't watch a game while something else you want is recording. The latest update did not fix the problem.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2015 #78 of 120
    Chuck_IV

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    I'll agree on the Roku(don't have a PS4) but I also have zero problems with the Apple TV version as well. However, for functionality, I prefer Amazon Fire TV's version.

    Besides TIVO, you should also complain to MLB.TV. They are the ones looking bad to an extent and they do work with the streaming companies to develop the apps. They may put more pressure on TIVO to get it fixed.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2015 #79 of 120
    4d3fect

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    Yeah, I've tried MLB.TV on my Roamio and totally freezes it after trying to exit the app. Worse than useless. It works fine on my Roku, so I'm not wasting time screeching at some anonymous dev team to fix it.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2015 #80 of 120
    convergent

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    Last night we had a game going on our two Minis, and each one ended up rebooting itself after it got hung trying to rewind, and then hitting the Tivo button resulted in the reboot. I hadn't seen this before so may have been the amount of bandwidth we are using... not sure. The game playback was high quality, although there were 2 times that it lagged a bit, but then recovered on its on. The rebooting is bad for sure.
     

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