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Tivo Stream Outside of Home Network?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by rspike, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Aug 21, 2013 #1 of 178
    rspike

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    Anybody know when TiVo Stream will allow me to watch my TiVo when I'm outside of my home network? I've heard that it's in the works, and it would be great to use right within my TiVo App instead of having to rely on my SlingBox to accomplish this.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2013 #2 of 178
    NAMLOOT

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    Just saw this on the TiVo website. I too am curious on a release date. Was contemplating buying a slingbox.

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  3. Aug 21, 2013 #3 of 178
    Dan203

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    Their CEO said in an interview that it would "light up this Fall". So no exact date, but should be in the next few months.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2013 #4 of 178
    magnus

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    And so the Tivo Stream will be able to steam outside home network? It's not just the new boxes, right?
     
  5. Aug 21, 2013 #5 of 178
    Dan203

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    Yes. The standalone Stream and the new boxes with built in streaming use the exact same chip. Also Engadget claimed to have tested a beta version of the software on a standalone Stream.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2013 #6 of 178
    buscuitboy

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    I know the Stream can be used with Apple devices (& hopefully Android someday in the NEAR future), but in addition to being able to use a Stream with iOS, can it be used with a standard PC/laptop somehow? Maybe in a Mozilla, IE, or Chrome browser window?
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 #7 of 178
    Fofer

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    I'd love that too... I'm on my 11" MacBook Air a lot more these days than I'm on my iPad...
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 #8 of 178
    HenryFarpolo

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    There is no app for PC that will replicate what can be done with IOS.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2013 #9 of 178
    Lenonn

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    I could see my father using this feature if he could stream from the living room to his hotel room on business trips. But, he doesn't have any iOS devices. Still, I look forward to seeing this in action someday.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2013 #10 of 178
    NAMLOOT

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    Any updates on this?
     
  11. Sep 5, 2013 #11 of 178
    slowbiscuit

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    It's not Fall yet, and they didn't say which year.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2013 #12 of 178
    buscuitboy

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    Any chance this feature will also work with a 4-tuner Premiere? Or does it look like it will be a Roamio feature only?
     
  13. Sep 5, 2013 #13 of 178
    mdscott

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    The Premiere requires the separate TiVoStream box (as does the base 4 tuner Roamio)
     
  14. Sep 5, 2013 #14 of 178
    Fofer

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    And the separate TiVo Stream is said to be getting this feature.

    So yes, as far as we've been told, and as far as the reviews have indicated, this feature WILL also work with 2 and 4-tuner Premieres.

    ...whenever it comes out.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2013 #15 of 178
    NAMLOOT

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    A boy can dream........
     
  16. Sep 5, 2013 #16 of 178
    Einselen

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    How much does the iPad remote w/Stream mimic the physical thing? The huge plus for me vs the cable DVRs is that feeling when I hit play after FF and landing within a few seconds on where I want to start and I am worried that may not be there with the stream. If it is the same experience or pretty dang close (I know it can't be as good as the real thing) and when the out of network is released I will not doubt plop down my money and get a stream instantly (sans any major life crisis happening at the time).
     
  17. Sep 5, 2013 #17 of 178
    Fofer

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    Works pretty damn well in my experience. We'll see if that continues when outside the LAN. It's got "native" control, very nice UI. It's certainly a LOT better than a Slingbox, I'll say, which relies on IR blasters and executing the commands on the (transcoded) on-screen menu display. That feels like a (somewhat slow) kludge. Amazing that it works at all, really. TiVo's taken their sweet time but in my opinion, their execution of this functionality is more elegant.

    Now we just need to hope they figure out adaptive streaming (so it works well on slow connections and looks great on fast ones.) And clients for platforms other than iOS (like Android, Windows Phone, Mac and PC) would be great to see too.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2013 #18 of 178
    mattack

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    Streaming, yeah it can be slow..

    But that's why you can also DOWNLOAD a show too. I have no idea if this will still be true when outside the home, though I personally hope it will be. As I've said before, I *do* download the vast majority of the time (but I also have made use of streaming, sometimes when my iPad was too full to download another show)... MOSTLY for this very reason -- better skip/rewind responsiveness.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2013 #19 of 178
    Einselen

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    So if you download, do you still watch in app and use in app for the trick play?
     
  20. Sep 5, 2013 #20 of 178
    Fofer

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    Yes. But downloading is only an option for shows that don't have the CCI flag set (ie: are not limited to "copy once.") At least with my cable provider (TWC) that's a very small selection of channels (the big 5 networks, I think.) The rest of the recordings can only be streamed.
     

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