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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by TiVoMargret, Nov 6, 2013.
could also be by serial number, mine was purchased day one at best buy.
This will be over wi-do only, correct? When will steaming over cellular be out?
next year ( maybe q1 )
along with android support
With the new 4.4 KitKat having been designed for legacy devices still running gingerbread and as little ram as 512M and soon rolling out world wide (yes some devices using TI dsp chips will be left behind) it is your argument that is without merit.
Implementing the age old concept of paged memory in legacy devices with limited ram may be slow but like the days of DOS/EEMS micro processors can extend their life and run more complex software.
I think his point is that if you look at the numbers in the context of devices deployed in the US (only place the TiVo Stream works), that are running the proper OS (4.2+) and actually have hardware capable of playing video they don't favor Android quite as much as they might seem. But in any case TiVo is working on the Android version. I'm sure they'll release it as soon as it's ready. No amount of complaining is going to speed it up.
I am not defending the lack of andriod support (I have both platforms), only trying to explain that numbers can be deceiving. Andriod numbers include a large number of phone devices in developing nations that do not have the capability to render the video nor access to the device.
I was in Europe last week, in Barcelona there seemed to be more andriod than iOS (yes, I was seriously watching this for an unrelated purpose) but when I landed back in the US things were overwhelmingly iOS. Not scientific, but it illustrates my point.
I was not in the first wave. Which stinks because I'm going away this weekend and this feature would have been great to have.
TiVo treats Android the same as Google does. By first releasing on iOS and then at a later date for Android.
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SlingPlayer/Slingbox seem to stream video just fine to a 3+ year-old Droid X running 2.2.
I'm sure TiVo's engineers are as smart as Sling's.
The TiVo Stream uses encrypted HLS. HLS is only properly supported on Android 4.2+. So unless they completely change how the Stream works between now and the Adroid release, then you're going to need Android 4.2+.
All streaming video is not equal. TiVo is transcoding protected content procured from a CableCARD. They have to use a technology that is approved by Cable Labs. Sling is exploiting the analog hole and does not have to adhere to anything.
Margret, hook a long time tivo customer up. Especially one that has had to live with two premier units since launch day. I deserve the extra love .
If you email her she might.
Got it, but since Cox Phoenix flags everything outside of the local networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox) as 0x02, you can't stream it outside your home network.
Looks like I'm sticking with my Slingbox.
FYI on the Stream:
Best Buy has them on clearance and they just had another clearance price drop on Thursday. Two stores in my area have them for $67.99 and one store has it for $69.99. A check of several other zip codes show quite a few Best Buys have them on clearance.
You can check online (select a store and select clearance items). If you go into a Best Buy and they are tagged at a higher price, get someone to scan it and it should come up at the clearance price (sometimes the tags don't get changed).
That doesn't make any sense to me, unless they have way too many of them in their warehouses. After all, you still *need* one to have streaming support with the base Roamio model, right?
...or the aliens have landed and the end of the world is tomorrow at precisely 4:17pm EST and Best Buy, secretly owned by the aliens for years and angry about the fall of the big box retail model, is trying to eek the last few dollars out of the sheeple before total destruction.
I hear they also own Blockbuster video, but that is a different story.
I don't really have any reason to care, since I don't own any iProducts, or even any android ones.
Do you at least have an opinion on a *logical* reason that BB would be clearancing them out?
Because they have redesigned the packaging and want to run through the existing inventory?
Or... Maybe they want to really advertise the new functionality and use the TiVo stream as a selling point for the base Roamio.
Whatever the reason, the chipset used in the TiVo stream is identical to the chip used in the Roamio, so I doubt that TiVo is upgrading the stand alone unit at this point.
I think you might mean the TiVo Mini, not the Stream, when talking about same chipset... Maybe not. I could just be remembering an older post in some other thread incorrectly...