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So why can't the United States have Android Tivo Stream??

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by eboydog, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    You can start with item #1, other countries don't have to deal with our CableCO monopolies and the CableLabs certification for CableCARDs driven by those same CableCO's. The cable companies and their monopolies are one of the worst things to come about for media consumers in the US.
     
  3. Austin Bike

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    Where on that document does it state that you can watch any show on an android device?

    All it says is that you can manage TV. Which is what you can do today with the android app.

    No conspiracy here.
     
  4. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Right here; http://www.virginmedia.com/apps/android/tvanywhere/devices/

    Also if you look at the screen shots of the Android apps it shows live TV....
     
  5. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

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    Did you bother to read the link that you posted?

    Also, on the device page you can see the following listed as requirements for the app:

    How exactly is it streaming if it does not require a stream device?

    I think people are reading this wrong or reading too much into this.
     
  6. tatergator1

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  7. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Ok. granted the Virgin Media method may not be using the actual Stream hardware but in the same account it references the same functionality of Stream in that you can watch live TV. The exception is that you can't watch content recorded on your Tivo.

    With the Swedish Tivo app appears to take such further, there might be some type of function to watch recorded content however the Google translation is a little off so I can't tell how accurate such is.

    In all mannerism esp since there is the hardware Stream product available, the Android viewing capability is there with regards to viewing Tivo video content on a Android device.

    Yes, both products do use IP streaming based off the providers internet service instead of from the hardware Stream product.
     
  8. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    So, you're saying, it's not at all like the iOS Stream app, and actually has nothing to do with what your intial post suggested?

    Interesting, interesting.

    Mods, you can go ahead and lock this thread now.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    In Europe most HD channels are broadcast in H.264 so they probably don't need the Stream hardware over there to make it work. They also don't have to deal with CableLabs, CableCARD regulations and DRM.
     
  10. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Why the attitude? This is only a simple conversation, what do you have to contribute to the encouragement for Tivo to produce a solution comparative to that which Apple IOS device have?
     
  11. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    This is the answer in a nutshell.
     
  12. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    But is the audio AAC or AC3? Seems like a lot of portable devices don't handle AC3 audio (probably to avoid the licensing fees).
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    They actually use 6ch AAC for most stuff. But there are some channels that use AC3.
     
  14. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    So here's how this works... you make a "SENSATIONAL CLICK BAIT THREAD TITLE OMG!" and then it turns out to be exactly what we thought it was, and then I tease you for it. That's the progression. It's pretty standard. Don't take it so hard. Everyone messes up sometimes, and gets teased for it.
     
  15. truman861

    truman861 New Member

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    It is coming very soon to US. I have a friend who is beta testing it.
     
  16. Ziggy86

    Ziggy86 Member

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    I sure hope so.

    Tivo has been saying this for a while and still nothing.
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The cable show is on April 29th. This is where TiVo first showed off the Stream two years ago, maybe it'll be where they finally release Android streaming?
     
  18. chart

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    Anything yet??? Want to stream to my android phone!
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    At this rate, maybe April 29th 2015.

    At this point I'll have to see it to believe it. No matter when they say it's coming.
     

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