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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Thunderclap, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Thunderclap

    Thunderclap Member

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    With Tivo moving to Java as it's programming source do you think Tivo could open an App Store similar to Apple? Not only would it be an additional revenue stream for Tivo, it might also bring in more users if they could customize their DVR. Adding streaming capabilities, games and more might create more interest by the everyday consumer. I would love a Hulu app and a RadioTime or Pandora app... the possibilities are endless.

    What do you think?
     
  2. flaminiom

    flaminiom New Member

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    I hope so, although the app store comparison probably would be closer to Roku and Boxee than Apple.

    Hulu is a Hulu problem. I'm sure if Hulu would allow it, Tivo would have them up as an on-demand video source with Netflix and Amazon.

    Pandora is already slated for Premiere.
     
  3. oViTynoT

    oViTynoT Obvious Forum Lurker

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    HME was always Java based. Not sure how the Premieres will be any different in that regard...
     
  4. Thunderclap

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    HME?
     
  5. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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  6. Dreamin

    Dreamin New Member

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    Pandora and FrameChannel have already been announced:

    http://pr.tivo.com/easyir/prssrel.d...rsion=live&prid=592646&releasejsp=release_134
     
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    What's your basis for that?

    As noted, TiVo has for years been doing a lot of their work in Java, although HME isn't limited to Java. If anything, it looks like they're moving to Flash.

    BTW, FrameChannel already has an app on apps.tv (since October -- the most recent app added), but it didn't work well for me when I tried it.
     
  8. Thunderclap

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    I thought I read in a press release that they moved to Java since it was easier to work with than C+ which they previously used.
     
  9. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    They moved to Flash instead of C++ (or Java...not sure which) for the UI elements for faster develop-test-release cycles. HME apps were already in Java.
     
  10. rainwater

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    Java was never used on the TiVo itself. It is just the language used to create HME apps on the server. However, technically any programming language would work with HME.
     
  11. TrueTurbo

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  12. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Hello all from the UK!

    Thought it best to re-use this existing thread as it is directly relevant to my question.

    Here in the UK - in Virgin Media cabled areas anyway - we're going to be getting a new Tivo-powered DVR very soon.

    We've just heard about the potential for apps on the unit and I was just wondering if there had been any movement recently on this issue in the US.

    In other words, have these apps started appearing yet?

    Thanks all and have a nice day! (Do they still say that over there or is it a cliche now? ;))
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    :eek: A TiVo with three HD tuners!?!
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Nevermind I am an idiot. I missed the second link....depressed now.
     
  15. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Apps have never gone away. But if you mean apps based on a hypothetical new Flash-based system, or involving an "app store", then no, AFAICT. (I mean, definitely no on the store; I can't really be sure on the Flash, but there's no evidence of it.)

    But like I say, HME-based apps have been available for some years now. The specific apps mentioned earlier in this thread -- FrameChannel and Pandora -- became available recently.
     
  16. hotscotch

    hotscotch Hotscotch

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    I'm interested in creating an app to operate my DVD changer using my TiVo Premiere XL. What language do I need to develop this in and can someone provide a link to the SDK and other docs?

    -thanks all! :)
     
  17. davidblackledge

    davidblackledge Registered lÜser

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    I hope you already have some sort of API to control the DVD changer from software 'cause your app isn't really possible if you don't.

    Main resources are sourceforge for the official SDK implementation:
    http://tivohme.sourceforge.net/
    and the hme wiki for everything else:
    http://hmedev.wikidot.com/

    And of course the "HME Developers Corner" here on tivocommunity.com
     
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  19. hotscotch

    hotscotch Hotscotch

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    Media Center was able to operate it very nicely. I'm hoping that this is some code that can be borrowed there. I'm ever optimistic. lol
     
  20. hotscotch

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