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TiVo for Android Tablets

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by logicman, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. logicman

    logicman New Member

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  2. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    Grabbed the app. Looking forward to dumping the portrait-only phone app.

    Found my Premier XL rirght away, but sadly, the app is not liking my media access key. Also signed-in to TiVo.com, seemed to get me closer, but then the app gave me nothing but Force Close errors.

    Oh well, not quite ready for primetime. :(

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7510 wifi version)
    Honeycomb v3.2
     
  3. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    The new App was not working last night on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. It would load and find all my TiVos but continually crashed when I tried to connect to any of them.

    Will try it again tonight, hopefully the problem works itself out.
     
  4. fdisker2000

    fdisker2000 New Member

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    Same here (Asus Transformer). It finds my two Premieres but will not connect. Funny thing is the phone app that I side-loaded connects and works fine (not very pretty though).
     
  5. jrtroo

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    I had this happen until I uninstalled the phone version.
     
  6. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Well played with this on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 7.0 some more - still does not work.

    I have/had 2 TiVo apps installed:

    1. TiVo - the older remote app from TiVo
    2. TiVo for Tablets - this new app

    With both apps installed the newer TiVo for Tablets will find my TiVos on my network and the Info, Browse & Mange buttons at the bottom work. The Guide and My Shows buttons do not (spinning circles for ever). Also the remote control in the new app works.

    If I remove the older TiVo app the newer app can then no longer find the TiVos on my network I can log into my TiVo account and the the Guide and Browse buttons at the bottom work (the others are Xed out).

    I have removed and install the apps several times and I have not found away to actually get everything to work the way it should and I would say it is pretty useless as is.
     
  7. poofy

    poofy New Member

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    Removed the old app and installed the new one on Toshiba Thrive (Honey Comb), Galaxy tab2 10.1 (ics) and Archos 80 g9(ics).

    Works perfect on all three tablets.
    The only thing is that under My Shows, it has 4-5 lines of "to be announced" , you have to scroll down a little to see the recorded shows.
     
  8. jrtroo

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    I should be a little more specific with my device and the steps I used in case others have issues.

    My unit is a Xoom running ICS. I had the "Unfortunately" message at some specific screens. I then uninstalled the phone version and restarted my Xoom. No issues since.
     
  9. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    Awww! It's incompatible with all of my devices. Not too surprising inasmuch as my only tablet is my Nook Color running Android 2.3 from an SD card :D. I'm waiting for the $250-or-less 7" Tegra 3 devices that are suppose to hit the market this summer--maybe the TiVo app will have matured a little by the time I get it.
     
  10. agredon

    agredon New Member

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    You can install a full Android OS on a Nook Color. But, you will have a h*ll of a time getting any apps because Google makes it virtually impossible to install the marketplace on anything not on their list of approved devices. The only way I'm able to get any apps at all was by installing the Amazon Marketplace which has a more limited selection of apps and isn't as an*l about what devices its installed on. Of course, this wouldn't be a problem if companies would simply offer the option of downloading the .apk directly instead of forcing you to use Google's Marketplace.
     
  11. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    As alluded to above, I run one of the CyanogenMod versions from a dual booting Micro SD card that I bought off the shelf. It's compatible with quite a range of titles from the Google Play store and Amazon, but not everything and not this (not every Android device is compatible with everything).
     
  12. jdgarrido

    jdgarrido JD305

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    Can someone please post the .apk file.

    Thanks ahead of time.
     
  13. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    This is like Dejavu all over again. I install the TiVo for Android Tablets on my Xoom. Start it, it does the stupid "Scanning for TiVo boxes" and finds nothing. Ho hum. Click on the help links, which all point to the PHONE version of the software, not the tablet version. And they offer no real help except to tell the user to reboot. There is a toolbox with some manual stuff, which is not explained (especially the port number- host is obvious) so I ignored it for now.

    So, I reboot, and have a terrible time with the Slide remote connecting, for the first time. After unplugging the dongle multiple times and removing the batteries multiple times, I get that working again.

    Then I try the tablet app again. This time it finds the Premiere. And it asks me for the media key, which I enter, then it scans again and says "Unfortunately, TiVo has stopped:" (the app crashed, I suppose), then it tries again automatically, and says it again, while below that dialog box it says "Box Not Responding- press OK to try again" (which you can only get to by dismissing the crash box on top of it first". So I try again and this time it finds the box and says it is "ready". So I choose it and the app crashes again with "Unfortunately, TiVo has stopped. OK".

    So I abort the program. Then I uninstall the phone program version I had installed previously. Then try the tablet version again. Then it FINALLY connects. What a mess.

    Just for giggles, I exit the app and restart it. Yep- still have to WAIT for scanning, WAIT to select the Premiere, WAIT again. But it did, eventually work. Who is designing this stuff???
     
  14. HerronScott

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    You might try 1Mobile Market as a 3rd option (I downloaded it from Cnet). I have an 8" Pandigital SuperNova and was able to get Google Play installed and use it as my first choice but apps are limited. Amazon Marketplace is my second choice and then 1Mobile Market my third. So far it seems like one of those choices allows my to find what I need and helps keep them updated without downloading APK's directly.

    Scott
     
  15. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Thanks,
    Getting it for my vizio now

    it won't accept my MAK.

    Never mind. Got it.
     
  16. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    So I picked up the tablet to use it for real tonight with the "tablet" version for the first time since installing/testing it (see above). Now it can't find the TiVo at all, AGAIN. I give up.
     
  17. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    My story is pretty much the same as yours tried using it again last night and it couldn't find any of my TiVos. I have to consider this a pretty big failure by TiVo add to that the issues I have had with OTA reception with my Premiere over the last few weeks (versus getting acceptable reception on my Series 3 TiVo) and I am not really very happy. Oh well it is only TV.
     
  18. DonaldBurns65144

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    seems to work okay on our Kindle Fire
     
  19. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    OK, this is odd.

    * I can't access it on my phone anymore.

    * I also can't access the web page for it: https://192.168.1.4/nowplaying/index.html

    * I can't access it with kmttg (which just uses the above address, anyway)

    * Nor can I ping it.

    Unit passes all self tests and shows the above IP address. I can also use pyTiVo with it fine. What am I missing here????
     
  20. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    Tried again tonite, changed nothing. This time, the app found my XL and connected. After 3-4 Force Close errors, the app seemed to work as expected

    The TiVo controls seemed instantaneous; swipe gestures work nicely. Some of the content (images, collections) seemed a bit laggy.

    I could not use the keypad to make entries into a YouTube search, which was a little disappointing.
     

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