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New youtube app

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by caryrae73, May 10, 2012.

  1. Dec 8, 2012 #121 of 135
    morac

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    I believe Google wants to turn YouTube into a pay TV portal. First step was converting everything to "Channels".


    I just want to watch the most liked and most watched videos of the week. Google removed that from most implementations. They even hid it off the web version, though it still exists.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2012 #122 of 135
    nmccainjr

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    You have to activate it to see my channels. The problem is when I activate it, then couple days later I have ti do it again
     
  3. sbiller

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    Google's Chromecast uses the identical icon on my iPad (TV with WiFi) as the icon when you pair your TiVo to the iPad in the TiVo YouTube app.
     
  4. morac

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    Doesn't surprise me as that's the standard icon that Google and Netflix use with other devices (TiVo, PS3, Roku, etc).

    I believe it's also used for DIAL.

    A better question is what does this have to do with the TiVo YouTube app and why resurrect a 6 month old thread as opposed as posting in the Chromecast one?

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=506775
     
  5. sbiller

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    Quite a few TiVo users aren't even aware of the 'pairing' capability supported by the current YouTube app. That was my rationale for resurrecting this thread.

    BTW, the YouTube app seems to work very well compared to the state of the app when this thread began. I wish I could say the same thing about the Netflix app.
     
  6. DJQuad

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    I agree with both. The YouTube app was horrid at first, now it's leaps and bounds better.

    The only real complaint I have now is that there's no way to go to a user's channel after watching a video. Typically videos are part of a playlist the user created and it'd be great to easily get to that.
     
  7. jcthorne

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    The YouTube app on TiVo is useless. HD streams that play fine on a laptop hiccup and sputter due to the TiVo app having nearly zero buffer.
     
  8. DJQuad

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    Does your laptop and TiVo hiccup at the same time of day? If not, it may be due to your ISP throttling YouTube. Comcast still does it, most typically in the evening until early morning. It hasn't happened to me lately in my area though.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2013 #129 of 135
    aadam101

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    My roommates iPhone suddenly has the ability to fling Youtube videos to the Tivo directly from the app just like a ChromeCast. When did this get added? I can't do it in my Galaxy Note II or my iPad 2. It only works on his iPhone 4S.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2013 #130 of 135
    Fofer

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    Sounds like this is a new feature of the YouTube app, once you pair it with a handheld (as described above.) Try pairing your other devices.

    I am about to play with it. Seems like it's restricted to YouTube only. I'd like to know how/if TiVo (specifically non-Roamio) models will handle new apps in the future that get Chromecastability.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2013 #131 of 135
    aadam101

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    Hmmmm, It seems you can pair with just about any device. I just paired it to my laptop.

    Really wish they could do this for the Netflix app. I'd be in heaven.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2013 #132 of 135
    Fofer

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    How do you pair a laptop? When I go to http://www.youtube.com/pair on my laptop it takes me to a different page.

    FYI: Chromecasts are $35.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2013 #133 of 135
    aadam101

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  14. Sep 2, 2013 #134 of 135
    Fofer

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    Well, doesn't it let you 'cast videos to the TiVo? On Input 1?

    Just like you would from a laptop, to a Chromecast?
     
  15. Sep 3, 2013 #135 of 135
    Fofer

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    Please clarify, as I'm getting stuck here...

    Did you set up your laptop as the "YouTube TV Screen" or as the "mobile device?"

    ...because I was hoping to set up my laptop as the "mobile device" (to cast from) and when I go to m.youtube.com it just redirects me to the regular YouTube page.


    EDIT: Nevermind, I was able to get my laptop to be recognized as a "mobile device" by setting my Safari browser's user agent to "iPhone" and going to m.youtube.com. Now I can cast YouTube videos straight to the TiVo -- no need to switch inputs to the Chromecast. However, I do need to be in the YouTube app on the TiVo, in order for for this to work. And oddly enough, I'm able to get this working via Safari but not Chrome. And only when in mobile view.

    In Chrome when I am in the mobile YouTube view and I try to click a video, it wants to launch QuickTime to handle the rtsp playback.

    It might just be faster to switch to the Chromecast's input for all my casting... :p
     

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