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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. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I guess then hooking your TV up to the wall or using a Set top box from your cable provider that isn't a DVR isn't access to cable by your definition either then.
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010

    OK, you got me on that. But I wouldn't ever do that. I would rather watch no TV than have no DVR capability. But in your example, it still has the POTENTIAL to be handled by a DVR. You can't with a streaming system.
  3. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    I picked up one of these boxes to try out ... tivo have nothing to worry about !

    On one hand it's essentially the same as a 2013 Samsung BD player minus disk playback but adding a cable tuner.

    This means the box supports Samsungs apps platform and DLNA. Note the box doesn't support DTS and respects Cinavia.

    It does have cross service search including the live TV guide which is quite cool. The guide however is pretty awful and sloooow. As is changing channel.

    Also if you turn on 24p output the box takes ages to switch from 60p to 24p.

    Overall ... It just ok .... I'm not really sure who the box will appeal to. I guess folks renting a basic cable box (digital) wanting to maybe save a few bucks.

    But the box does offer good apps support and DLNA ... Be it crippled somewhat.
  4. apw2607

    apw2607 New Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    Back to the apps discussion with the tivo Roamio platform. I think we maybe reading more into the Opera tv store. I don't believe the Opera tv store will be the only avenue for new apps support with tivo. I think it just a fast way for tivo to quickly support lots of new apps.

    I still believe additional apps will be developed that will run outside of opera.
  5. pautler

    pautler Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    I'm enjoying my new TiVo Roamio (and Minis) but I am very surprised that Amazon Prime is not supported, especially since Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon instant video are all supported. Amazon Prime seems like the one that should be there but was forgotten or omitted for some reason.

    I opened a support ticket with TiVo to ask if there were plans to support it in the future, and if so, what the time line might be. The initial response that I got back was that there were not currently any plans to support Amazon Prime on Roamio, but that I should submit their online "feature request form" if it was something I would like to see added. When I expressed my disappointed, I received a follow-up response from TiVo that said:
    "We haven't made any announcements regarding Amazon
    Prime on TiVo boxes, but it's definitely something we would
    like to see. I would strongly suggest keeping an eye on the
    Press Releases for more information."

    I submitted the online "feature request form" for Amazon Prime, and in case anyone else would like to submit the form for Amazon Prime (or anything else), the online form is very quick and easy to fill out and submit, and it can be found here:

    => http://advisors.tivo.com/wix9/p2272893819.aspx

    I'm hoping a lot of people will request Amazon Prime support, so that they might prioritize a project for it. :)

  6. huntrdog

    huntrdog New Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    I'm with Joe. Also on my wishlist is SiriusXM Radio.
  7. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

    May 10, 2000
    Garland, TX
    This has been a common complaint since Amazon Prime Streaming first existed. I stopped holding my breath.

    It's kind of like Roku and Youtube. Doesn't make any sense, but there you are.
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    From what I understand, the ball is in Amazon's court, so any inquires should go to Amazon. It is their app to build.
  9. pautler

    pautler Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    Good point. Thanks for the tip!

    I just sent a message to Amazon customer support.

    It looks like this issue has existed for a long time, but I figure it can't hurt to fire off a couple quick "feature requests" to both parties.

  10. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    I keep saying and I truly believe the reason we haven't seen Amazon Prime on the Premiere line is that Amazon wouldn't sign off on the laggy platform. Not good for their brand image - think about how many people complain about Netflix!

    I do believe that we will see Amazon Prime on the Roamio, it may come with the App Store or it may require enough of an install base to make it with Amazon's time and effort to develop - but I predict it will come!

    Keep watching those press releases!!!!! :)

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