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Netflix with HTML5

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by DM3MD157, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. DM3MD157

    DM3MD157 Member

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    I spoke to a knowledgeable TiVo technician today. I was helping him troubleshoot an issue and provided him a bug I found on my Roamio. I had mentioned that a lot of Premiere users are complaining about the Neflix app. He said that TiVo is migrating some apps to HTML5 and that they are most likely going to push out the new HTML5 Netflix in the Spring update. Hope this helps to those that are frustrated with the current app that is on the Premiere.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Netflix just announced a new app today that they plan to push out to almost all devices very soon. Since we know the Premiere now has HTML5 capabilities it makes sense that they would push this new app to all users, Premiere and Roamio, when it's available.
     
  3. DM3MD157

    DM3MD157 Member

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    Cool, I just wanted to relay the info I received. :) I didn't know Netflix had an announcement.
     
  4. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    This is all well and good, but many Premiere users have been saddled with a completely unstable Netflix app since the 20.3.1 update, and there were indications that this would be fixed in the Fall update. It wasn't, and now we're hearing just wait until Spring? It kind of feels like the old bar sign:

    "Free beer tomorrow"
     
  5. jrtroo

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    Nobody from tivo made any indications about fall, that was a report from Zatz "through the grapevine".
     
  6. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Nor has Tivo made any official indication about Spring. That's kind of my point - can't put too much stock in any of this.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    These app updates do not have to coincide with TiVo updates. So they could update the Netflix app at any time.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Looks like the new UI just went live on the Roamio platform. For it to happen on the Premiere it's going to require TiVo to change over to the HTML5 version. The new software supports HTML5 apps, so this is something they obviously plan to do eventually, but they might hold it back artificially for a while to boost the Roamio.
     
  9. jrtroo

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    Well, I can also see them holding back on the Premiere to make sure the fall roll-out is complete and that there are no follow-up fixes needed. If the experience is improved, I would certainly hope it does not sit on a shelf for marketing purposes...
     

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