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TiVo for Android Tablets

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

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Will this work with the Kindle Fire? I see it won't allow me to install it on my cell phone.
     
  2. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    Kindle Fire App has been out since January. Works ok
     
  3. aaronwt

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    Thanks.
    I've been using that one on my cell phone and Kindle Fire. I thought this might have been a newer version.

    Sent from my HTC ReZound using Forum Runner
     
  4. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    according to amazons website, it hasnt been updated since then
     
  5. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    In this thread people are mostly talking about the new TiVo for Android Tablets app., released on 6/21/12.

    For everyone with 7 inch tablets if you look under the "Whats New" tab it says:

    "Initial Release for tablet devices (larger than 7 inches)"​

    Which may explain why some of us with 7in tablets can not get it to work correctly.
     
  6. HerronScott

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    Found the APK and installed it on my 8" Pandigital SuperNova last night. Initially had issues with "Force close" errors, finding the TiVo's and bringing up the guide data but those went away after I power cycled the tablet.

    Now it seems to be working correctly at least to the extent that it's supposed to with my 2 S3 TiVo's (no Premiere here). It did initially complain that it was designed to work with a 1280x800 display (800x600 on this tablet). The remote display alignment is much better although the Guide button is pretty thin which could be a result of the resolution of my tablet. Also, some of the words for the "Guide", "Browse", etc options at the bottom are half cut-off presumably for the same reason.

    Note that I do still have the old TiVo app still installed as well.

    Scott
     
  7. jacindc

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    The app has been working fine for me on my Acer Iconia 510, once I uninstalled the phone app. I ran into a problem when i searched for Frontline and tried to record an episode. Got all the way to the end, but then got an error 0x30001. Some more sleuthing showed big holes in my PBS guide data on the XL4 itself - Frontline doesn't show up at all, on any of the multiple PBS stations I receive, and there are clear gaps in the PBS data when browsing the guide. (And other channels)

    It's a pretty new box. Should I run guided setup again?
     
  8. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I get force close on every action, but acknowledge error, and action works. It's a pain. I have the other app installed, and that works fine.
     
  9. crxssi

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    Since it has been days and still no app, no ping, and no kttmg, I rebooted the [otherwise working] Premiere. Now incoming connections work again- everything above now works. The question is- for how long?
     
  10. mikeyts

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    I think I'm going to buy that new Google Nexus 7 to replace my Nook Color. I might wait a bit to see if Asus produces the MeMO 370t that the Nexus 7 is a feature-reduced version of--probably not :rolleyes:. Perhaps by the time that I get it TiVo will have produced a 7" compatible version of this.
     
  11. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Answer: Apparently not even 24 hours. I can't ping again. I will start a new thread on this since I don't think it is related to the Android apps...

    UPDATE: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9158402#post9158402
     
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Since I finally have a Premiere that will keep accepting network connections for a while, I decided to try the Android tablet app again.

    * Just like the phone app, you have to sit and wait through a stupid "scanning" screen and then select the Premiere, even though it may be your ONLY TiVo device, AND has a static IP address.

    * I can't believe how slow it is. It is 100 times more frustrating than using the HDUI on the Premiere, itself. It took me no less than 6 minutes just to stop two recordings and delete 4!

    * It can take up to 15 SECONDS when clicking a program before you can see or do anything with it.

    * It takes 5 seconds from the point of deleting something until you have control again.

    * Several times I clicked on Suggestions and after 60 seconds of waiting, looking at spinning circles, I gave up.

    * If you scroll too far in the suggestions folder, it throws you back to the top again.

    * There is apparently no way to access your recently deleted folder. (Not available in phone app either).

    * Unlike the phone app, there is no way to select multiple shows for deletion.

    * It doesn't even give me an option to delete one of the programs under Suggestions.

    * After deleting a program in Suggestions, it throws the user back to the main "My shows" again, so you have to wait forever after clicking on suggestions AGAIN to get back where you were.

    Just to make sure there is not some other problem, I then started messing with the PHONE app. Yep, that is still slow, but it is blindingly fast compared to the tablet app. Unless there is some *MAJOR* changes in the tablet app, I honestly don't see how anyone could stand to use it :(
     
  13. falcon26

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    Does anyone have the apk file for TiVo for tablet? I need it for my Asus tf 300
     
  14. HerronScott

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  15. aaronwt

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    It works fine on my 7" Kindle Fire. The one I downloaded several months ago. I thought someone posted that it was the same app from earlier this year?

    IN my use the app on the Kindle Fire is extremely quick. The remote is basically instantaneous and when you delete a title it happens in half a second.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    Is this app different than what I've been using for the last few months with my Kindle Fire?

    -I have the scanning screen but it finds the TiVos in well under a minute. Once it finds them that's it. It doesn't need to scan again unless I connect from a different SSID on my network.

    -Stopping a recording and deleting is super fast. Stopping it is instantaneous and deleting it takes one second or less.

    -When I select a program, all the info is there in one to two seconds. And I can select "watch now" "delete" or "share"

    -Clicking on the suggestions folder has everything pop up in 1 to 2 seconds

    -When deleting a title it takes half a second and takes me back to the "My Shows" list

    -I do get an option to delete a program in the "My Suggestions Folder". But when it is deleted it takes me back to the My Shows list with the Suggestions folder highlighted.

    This is using the app on my Kindle Fire or my HTC ReZound connecting to my two Elite boxes and a Regular Premiere.

    The only real issue I have is from my router. For an initial scan I need to have my DLink DGL4500 router off(or rebooting) for it to find my boxes. At my GFs house her Dlink router doesn't have this issue. But once my Dlink finds the boxes they stay there in the app. I hadn't needed to scan for my boxes for several months until a few days ago when I was messing around with my WiFI network and connected to an AP that has a different SSID than the other four APs I use., Once I did that I needed to rescan for my boxes. But after the scan, it doesn't need to look for them again until I connect to a different SSID.
     
  17. mikeyts

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    They have a bunch of screenshots of it here--is it? EDIT: The screens in the Google Play Store are much different, so it's not that one, which seems designed for phones. Yeah--that page on TiVo site has links to Google's store for two versions: the phone version says "(includes Kindle Fire)" and appeared in March and the tablet version appeared last month.
     
  18. crxssi

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    I think he is using the phone app. That app is *much* faster and more responsive. It is far from perfect, but very usable.

    So far, I find the "tablet" version almost unusably slow and quirky :(
     
  19. mikeyts

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    The original phone version of the app runs on the SD-card-booted version of Android on my Nook Color (N2A Cards, a CyanogenMod release). The Nook Color not having the fastest processor on the block, it's a tad sluggish, particularly in load-and-update-next-screen ops, but it seems to work well controlling my new Premiere and is actually pretty well designed. I'm going to wait until August to see what the fallout is from the Google Nexus 7 announcement (and whether Asus will release the MeMO 370t, the more feature-rich version of it that they showed at CES) and buy a new 7" tablet. Hopefully they'll get the tablet version working better and certified for use on a 7" in the meanwhile. Seems doubtful, but I can hope :D.
     
  20. aaronwt

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    Yes that is the app. The screen shots seem to look like what I see on my devices. But I must be using the phone app then since I first downloaded it to my cellphone and then to my Kindle Fire.

    So why is there a big difference in speed between the phone app and the tablet app? On the 7" Kindle Fire the phone app works very well with it.
    Would I even need the tablet app? My cell phone has a higher resolution(1280x720) than my Kindle fire (1024x600).
     

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