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Possible to query What's Playing?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by CntryDoe, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. CntryDoe

    CntryDoe New Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Hello TiVo Community!

    I tried searching the forums, but my search-fu is week today. I'm hoping someone knows if it's possible to query the TiVo (Roamio Pro) from the Mac Terminal to find, for lack of a better term, metadata.

    What I'd love to do is be able to query the TiVo to ask it the following:
    • What's Playing on the connected TV?
    • Are you playing or paused?
    • Are you watching recorded TV or Buffered?
    • If you're playing something, what is it (name, description, genre, etc)?
    • What is each tuner doing?

    Ultimately I'd like to get this information into Variables in my Home Automation Server to use as Trigger events. Thanks in advance for any info!

  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Try KMTTG for most of that you want to do, download shows, etc.
  3. telemark

    telemark New Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    When you telnet to port 31339 it'll spit out one or two status lines, but it only tells you the front tuner channel number and whether it's recording that.

    You can cycle between the tuners to get the status for all the tuners, but this will actually change the selected tuner on the connected displays.

    Limitations aside, it's very easy to at least get some data to start you off.

    If you need anything more than that, you'll want to use KMTTG which uses a more powerful API.

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