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Stream will NEVER support android. Product is dead.

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by ilovedvrs, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    I would not call Tivo a company with solid, steady sales. Over that period they lost money on operations and reduced customer count significantly. Most of their new customers were in the UK, so those are not even Tivo boxes.
     
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    You don't think they already know?

    It's there jobs to know these things. I'm also sure that TiVo is sending out standard press releases.
     
  3. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    I agree, but is it too little too late? Has the damage already been done?
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Probably. I'm sure some will be repaired, but they've lost revenue they'll never recover.
     
  5. JWhites

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    Oh I couldn't care less about profit (I'm not TiVo or an investor), I just want TiVo to not think the stand alone stream is a DOA project and stop support. $129 (plus tax) may not be a lot to some people but to me it's an investment.
     
  6. JWhites

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    I was just saying that with tablets on the market like the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro with the 12.2-inch display, it would be nice to utilize the 1080p functionality the Stream is capable of, plus let's not forget about future devices with even larger screens. :D:up:
     
  7. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I'd love to see what resolution people can differentiate on a 12 inch screen.

    Which brings me to another question...

    There should be no problem casting this to another TV via Chromecast, yes?
     
  8. davezatz

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    Highly doubt TiVo would enable relaying this... they're very cautious to not piss off their cable partners (whether or not any of this is documented by Cable Labs).
     
  9. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    yeah.... No :)

    This type of question comes up anytime portable content is part of the equation: "how can I get content onto another big screen TV without purchasing another TiVo"

    Some of the issue is protection from redistribution - going to your girlfriends house and using your TiVo app and a chromecast to "cast" a show that she isn't subscribed to. Another part of the issue is distributing content via the TiVo mechanisms, and that includes purchasing TiVo devices.

    But do not belittle the redistribution aspect of this - Aereo was just shut down for running afoul of redistribution laws.
     
  10. JWhites

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  11. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    I tried that with my girlfriend at her house, Tivo didn't give me half as much hassle as my wife did when she found out.... :D
     
  12. JWhites

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  13. Sep 2, 2014 #153 of 223
    ilovedvrs

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    "become available next month!" is is now next month... where is it already?

    or is "next month" == Sept 30th ?
     
  14. Sep 2, 2014 #154 of 223
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Next month is Spetember 1st through September 30th. Anywhere within this time period would be conisidered next month. Although I guess it could be a different year?:D

    I still need to see it to believe it.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2014 #155 of 223
    BigJimOutlaw

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    It sounds like the second half to me.

    RCN expects the Android app to drop "right before" the beginning of their Tivo software deployment starting on the week of the 30th. So no matter what Tivo's retail box software schedule is, the Android app sounds like a 3rd or 4th week deal.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2014 #156 of 223
    jrtroo

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    If you have been with Tivo since '99, you know the most likely answer to that already. :)
     
  17. Sep 2, 2014 #157 of 223
    eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    I would guess Tivo is a busy place this month, their marketing department is finally waking up with free Roamio's and the new OTA roamio special. Good things come to those who wait and we have waited this long, what's another few weeks? Now if October arrives with nothing, there will be some unhappy campers.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2014 #158 of 223
    JWhites

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    You bring the torches and I'll bring the pitchforks and we should have no problem finding angry villagers to storm TiVo's castle. ;)
     
  19. Sep 3, 2014 #159 of 223
    Dan203

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    A post in another thread got me thinking... If TiVo really did implement MPEG-Dash for the Android app then that means they could also make the TiVo app Chromecast aware. Which means you'd be able to extend streaming to another TV in your house for $35. That would be awesome! :up:
     
  20. Sep 3, 2014 #160 of 223
    ilovedvrs

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    lol, why would they do that when they charge too much for the tivo mini....
     

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