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TiVo for Android Tablets

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

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    That is a very good question. Probably because they are trying to do too much at once or something. Looks to me to be very similar performance problems as on the Premiere, itself. No matter what you try to do, it ends up contacting TiVo's servers again and again, to display a bunch of crap. It is certainly NOT because the device itself is too slow, at least not in my case (Xoom). On the phone app, they don't tell you anything "Internet" about the show unless you actually SELECT a show and want more info.

    Only you can answer that. I find the tablet version unusably slow.
     
  2. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    You can see screenshots of the tablet app here at the Google Play store. It's quite a bit different. Whether the differences seem worth the struggle to side-load it and get it to work on your Fire is up to you.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I see the stuff on the bottom of the screen now that looks different. Otherwise it seems to look very similar. But since there are supposedly issues with this app and 7 inch tablets I can't use it anyway since I have a Kindle Fire.(or is it the screen resolution that is the issue)
     
  4. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR New Member

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    Was wondering if anyone could post the apk for the tivo tablet app? Cannot becuase I live in Canada. Thanks Google for being stupid.... lol

    thanks in advance for any help.

    Jack
     
  5. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    People in Canada cannot load things from the Google Play Store? That seems strange.

    Whatever. Why not just search the web for "tivo android app apk" and make sure it's v1.6.68 or higher.
     
  6. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Play Store allows the app submitter to restrict by Android version, resolution, CPU, geographic region, etc, etc. Unfortunately, apps are often unnecessarily restricted.

    Because it could contain malware. Just grabbing from an untrusted source is a bit risky.

    I would send the APK, but none of my tablets are rooted (which is required in order to rip out the APK).
     
  7. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    And random people on this forum should be considered more trustworthy :rolleyes:? I use antivirus software on my Android devices.
     
  8. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Random, maybe not. But people that have been here for years and have hundreds or thousands of posts? Certainly.

    All kinds of malware can be inserted into just about any app that will not necessarily be detected by "antivirus" software.... A virus is just one type of malware... and a not so popular one anymore, anyway.
     
  9. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    "Antivirus" is just a label, and not one actually used by most of the products, which call themselves "mobile security" apps. The apps detect all manner of malware. I use Lookout Mobile Security, which was well reviewed by Cnet, etc (the mobile app from my PC security software company didn't score as well).
     
  10. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR New Member

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    Did that and thanks for the suggestion, found it and it works...

    regards

    Jack
     

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