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What can we reasonably expect from the App Store?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by anthonymoody, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    It seems like nowadays to be a truly competitive streaming box you need to offer:

    -Hulu Plus
    -Amazon Prime (ie streaming)
    -HBO Go

    I know there are others, and I know that not everyone uses all of these, but these are the ones usually listed first when devices tout what they offer so...

    What's your take on the likelihood that these come to the Roamio?
  2. Smirks

    Smirks .:. Hello .:.

    Oct 7, 2002
    I would love all of those + WatchESPN and Showtime Anytime.
  3. Alan_r

    Alan_r New Member

    Sep 13, 2013
    I would happily throw out my Apple TV if there was HBO GO on the Roamio!
  4. swerver

    swerver Member

    May 18, 2012
    Plex or similar please.

    I was going to say that with ondemand, we don't need hbogo or showtime anytime, but I just checked and I see much more content available on hbogo than ondemand. Not to mention that many don't even get ondemand. (wonder what the % is)

    How about watchespn, what additional content does it provide? Seems like it just streams various espn channels. Does it give you all the channels, even if your cable package only has the primary espn channels?

    edit: several espn3 streams are available in the app
  5. shortcut3d

    shortcut3d New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    Plex or XBMC or any DLNA streaming app. It would be nice to stream directly from my NAS and have rich metadata displayed. PyTivo did not get me to retire my XBMC Intel NUC.
  6. swerver

    swerver Member

    May 18, 2012
    Agreed xbmc would be even better. Just got one of those NUCs myself, very nice. No more huge htpc in my media cabinet is a win, and openelec vs. windows is also a nice improvement.

    I know without a mouse that a browser is tough from a ui perspective, but I do like to stream live concerts and you usually need a browser to do so.
  7. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    There is no way in hell that TiVo is going to get either Plex or XBMC because the cable/broadcaster industry would have a fit.

    While you're at it, request a torrent client.
  8. shortcut3d

    shortcut3d New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    I would settle for a good DLNA client that can read metadata correctly. No scraper necessary. I have Sony smart TV's, Blu-ray players, etc. and nothing does DLNA well. A nearly 10 year old Xbox 360 is better.
  9. swerver

    swerver Member

    May 18, 2012
    Well they need something if they ever plan to live up to the one box claim. I'll admit I don't know how this works - what can the cable industry do to stop them from having a local streaming app? Are we talking just straight bullying here? Surely it's not illegal in and of itself, though it could be used to watch illegal downloads. But you could say that about the tivo now, too. I thought this was settled back in the vcr days, in favor of consumers.

    Didn't they have an announcement last fall or so that they would be implementing some kind of dlna support? I don't like dlna in particular but it's a move in that direction.
  10. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    TiVo already has the ability to play local media, so it shouldn't run afoul with the cable labs agreements. The question is will it ever be a priority for TiVo to implement and develop - MSO's are not going to request it, so it is unlikely to be a priority.

    The hope for the App Store is that it will embrace a developer community and provide good tools and API's for development.
  11. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    They will release apps that tap into subscription models they can get a piece of, like HBO Go, not apps that play MKV files. The industry loves streaming, they just don't want you streaming your own content.
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I can't see ever having one box that does everything. I'll always need multiple boxes to get access to the most streaming options available.
  13. lickwid

    lickwid Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    SF Bay Area, CA
    If my Samsung Smart TV can get Plex and HBO Go, I don't see why TiVo can't.
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Personally I am hoping for support for things like Trakt.TV so I don't have to manually try to keep track of what episodes I have watched and deleted. I would also love to see documented tricks and features PyTiVo and KMTTG can access.

    The same ones who put their apps on Roku alongside Plex?

    Of course if TiVo ever releases a new TiVo Desktop they could build a version features like Plex offers into it.
  15. mburnno

    mburnno Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    I would not hold my breath on that one. It would be nice if Tivo did this to give the users the option to watch TV on their desktop, kind of what a slingBox does now. I could live with being able to stream TV to my computer screen. As it stands now the Tivo desktop is really useless for what it can do.
  16. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Tivo's App store is based on the Opera TV Store, which is supported on a number of 2012 and 2013 Sony Bravia TVs and some Sony blu-ray players evidently, but not much else.

    If anyone has a Sony device with the Opera TV Store and can share what kind of stuff is there, that's pretty much what we can expect. My understanding is that it's a fairly underwhelming selection. There's a distinct lack of online detail, other than Vimeo, Facebook, a movie trailer app, weather, and a lot of casual games...

    There will probably just be more waiting and hoping for any major players, sadly. I kinda gave up waiting and got a Roku.
  17. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

    Sep 17, 2003
  18. isilv

    isilv New Member

    Sep 27, 2013
    Don't own one but here's the list on sony's website, its not much at all :(
  19. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    I own one and have used the opera tv store. 99% of the apps on there are complete junk. There's a few on there that are not too bad ... Red Bull tv, NHK TV, LandscapeHD and AP News.
  20. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

    Nov 16, 2012

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