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The .apk file for the android app?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by tomhorsley, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Tico

    Tico Bear Down Cats!!!!!

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  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Previous version was 1.5.1.35(1a)
    New version is 1.5.1.35(3)
    Claims performance and stability updates. (I had no stability issues, and it doesn't seem to perform any better to me, now. Still pretty slow).

    Interestingly, since I side-loaded on the Xoom, no update was found on the Market for it. So it appears that although the Amazon market locks out far less devices, it is still a pain on Market and requires manual loading of each update :(

    Thanks again, Tico
     
  3. jasonhavens

    jasonhavens New Member

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    Thanks again for sharing this. It works well on my Asus Transformer TF101.
     
  4. logicman

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    Glad to see some TiVo fans are also Android fans.

    BTW, the app is now "officially" compatible with the Droid Bionic.
     
  5. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    The Android app was updated yesterday to version 1.5.1.35(8)a

    Think you can slide us an apk, Tico? ;)
     
  6. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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  7. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Thanks

    Supposedly it supports some new resolutions and has a few bug fixes. But I doubt with such a minor update it would fix anything of great importance. Does seem to connect a bit faster.

    What do you mean by "while it isn't working", though? Everything works on my Evo 3D, and everything works on my Xoom except that virtual remote is misdrawn.

    Ug, they added a WARNING now when you launch the app on a tablet saying it wasn't designed for such a large resolution, continue anyway? And it asks EVERY TIME you launch it. How irritating! Thanks for the "update", TiVo.
     
  8. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    On both of my devices (T-Mobile G2X running Cyanogen7.2rc1 and Xoom running CM9) it can usually only find the TiVos once in a while, somewhat randomly.
     
  9. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    :(

    I don't have that problem on my Evo 4G, Evo 3D, and Xoom (stock ICS). Some people have reported the behavior you mention, but it is not clear if it is your device, your network, or your Premiere...
     
  10. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Anybody know if this runs on those less than $100, 7 inch tablets that are on sites like OnSale.com? Alternatively, does the app require a particular version (or higher) of Android?
     
  11. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Thanks. Works on my Samsung 8.9 tablet.
     
  12. crxssi

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    http://blog.tivo.com/2012/01/tivo-app-for-android-its-here/
    "The current app version generally supports Android devices running OS 2.1 and above".

    So the answer is yes, it probably will run on the pseudo/junk tablets as well. The pseudo/junk tablets usually don't have access to Play Store (Android Market), so you will have to side-load the .apk file (which is one reason people post it to this thread; the other reason being it doesn't show up in Play Store for all devices, even those it works fine on.... particularly tablets).

    (Just keep in mind the pseudo/junk tablets really are just that- they are usually poorly built, slow, lack both memory and storage, have resistive touch screens, have poor resolution and constrast screens, lack GPS, lack gyroscopes, and run Android versions that are not 3.0 or better. They generally give a horrible to very sub-optimal tablet experience, but can be OK for certain uses.)
     
  13. logicman

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    That's probably more TiVo's fault. From the Android Developer's Guide:

    How does it work?

    You manage your app’s availability through a simple three-step process:

    1. You state the features your app requires by declaring <uses-feature> elements its manifest file.
    2. Devices are required to declare the features they include to Google Play.
    3. Google Play uses your app&#8217;s stated requirements to filter it from devices that don&#8217;t meet those requirements.

    This way, users never even see apps that won&#8217;t work properly on their devices. As long as you accurately describe your app&#8217;s requirements, you don&#8217;t need to worry about users blaming you for compatibility problems.
     
  14. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Thanks for the mini-tutorial. I don't have a smart phone or a tablet and my Netbook is Windows. Just scoping out possible reasons to convince myself to get some sort of tablet. The cheap ones I've seen say they are partnered with "GetJar" for apps. Sounds like Java (jar) to me but I don't know for sure.
     
  15. Tico

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    Updated my post with newest version I have. :)
     
  16. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Please note, his updated version, 1.5.1.35(8)a is what was uploaded by rcobourn on 3/22/2012. Just in case someone thinks there is a newer version since then...there isn't.

    Thanks
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I got the app to work with my Kindle Fire by unchecking the Multicasting option in my router. But it still won't work with my HTC Rezound.
     
  18. JACKASTOR

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  19. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    There is no such thing as just "Google Nexus". All Nexuses are Google. So which device do you mean?

    Current tablet version is 1.6.66800
     
  20. JACKASTOR

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    Its the nexus 7 tablet
     

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