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Stream = Apple ONLY ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by SalemCat, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Oct 21, 2012 #1 of 246
    SalemCat

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    From what I can gather, TiVo Stream works ONLY with a small selection of Apple Mobile Devices.

    Windows devices or Laptops are not compatible.

    Correct ?
     
  2. Oct 21, 2012 #2 of 246
    SullyND

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    Do you know how many iOS devices were sold last year?? "Small" doesn't go anywhere near it.

    The Stream currently supports iOS. Android is planned. There has been no mention of traditional computers (Windows or OSX)
     
  3. Oct 21, 2012 #3 of 246
    SalemCat

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    Apparently TiVo Stream supports only an iPod, iPad, or iPhone.

    Three devices ONLY ?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2012 #4 of 246
    SullyND

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    How many iOS devices were sold last year?

     
  5. Oct 21, 2012 #5 of 246
    SalemCat

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    No idea.

    How many Android and Windows devices, including Computers, were sold last year ?
     
  6. Oct 21, 2012 #6 of 246
    SalemCat

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    It looks like TiVo Stream won't be on Santa's List in my home. Too bad. If it worked on anything I own I'd buy it.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2012 #7 of 246
    Dan203

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    TiVo has said that they are working on Android support right now. Other then that we have no idea. There is a mew developer SDK which says it will have support for mobile devices in the future. If that includes the Stream then expect there to be all kinds of platforms in the future. If not then I'm guessing TiVo will eventually add a Windows 8 app, which would then support most laptops either directly or via dual boot (i.e. bootcamp) or VM setups.

    Dan
     
  8. Oct 22, 2012 #8 of 246
    David Platt

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    Correct

    Yes, that's correct.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2012 #9 of 246
    Dan203

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    Well technically it supports any device running iOS 4.x or higher. Which means there are 4 iPhones, 4 iPods and 3 iPads that are supported. So 11 devices. And as of tomorrow there will be two more, the iPad Mini and the refreshed iPad3. (solid rumors on both)

    Dan
     
  10. Oct 22, 2012 #10 of 246
    mr_smits

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    Sad but true. For some reason, Tivo has not prioritized the Android ecosystem to be used with Tivo Stream. This would be understandable if it was 2008-2009 when Android was a new OS, but it's almost 2013 and Android controls a clear majority of the U.S. smart phone market and has so for some time now. I would expect Windows laptop support before Windows app support, but they may go hand in hand.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2012 #11 of 246
    ort

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    It's a lot hard to write software for Android because there are so many different devices to support.

    They may have sold more units overall, but there is a huge gap in tech specs, screen size, OS, etc...

    A lot of those android devices are in the hands of people who don't really use them to their full potential. People who just wanted a cheap/free phone and/or people without data plans.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2012 #12 of 246
    Dan203

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    Not to mention the main target for the Stream is tablets, not smart phones. And in the tablet space the iPad still rules the market. (>60% I believe) plus studies have shown that iOS users use thier devices more often and typically spend more money on apps and pariphrials. So it made perfect sense for TiVo to target iOS first.

    Dan
     
  13. Oct 22, 2012 #13 of 246
    Arcady

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    3 devices now. The other 3997 devices next.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2012 #14 of 246
    SalemCat

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    How many different COLORS do these devices come in ? We might be able to double the count again.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2012 #15 of 246
    Dan203

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    Forgot about colors, disk sizes, with/without cellular data, etc... There are at least 12 SKUs for the current gen iPad. :)

    Dan
     
  16. Oct 23, 2012 #16 of 246
    compnurd

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    I agree They went after tablets here and IPAD is king there. And if the Mini is price competitive Apple will rule the smaller market as well.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2012 #17 of 246
    magnox

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    LOL - but still apple only :)
     
  18. Oct 23, 2012 #18 of 246
    aaronwt

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    PRice won't do it for me. Even if the iPAd mini is cheaper than the FireHD 8.9 ", I am still getting the FireHD 8.9" tablet. Plus Apple still uses a 20th century aspect ratio instead of using a modern 21st century aspect ratio. Unless they change things up with the mini.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2012 #19 of 246
    DeWitt

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    In the tablet space it still an iPad world. Although some Android tablets are starting to sell (Fire, Nexus) supposedly ISPs are still reporting over 90% of tablet traffic is iPad. Phones are a different story.

    My very unscientific survey: Since first buying an iPad I have been noticing them on my daily commute. So far, I see typically 20 to 50 a day on the train. Have yet to see an Android tablet. Of all my friends, only the serious tech/it folks have Android tablets. Out in the general consumer world it is still all iPad.

    One exception, I know quite a few iPad owners who have recently bought Kindle Fires for their kids.

    And oh by the way, I love the TIVO Stream/iPad combo. So easy to watch guilty pleasure TV while commuting now.
     
  20. Oct 25, 2012 #20 of 246
    mr_smits

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    The situation is almost identical to what happened with the iPhone. Apple and the iPad blazed the trail, will rule for a few years, and then sales and adoption will tilt toward Android.

    Apple is content with high margin devices. They are unwilling to compete on price and prefer to be a status symbol.
     

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