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Where is Stream for Android???

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave060863, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. ilovedvrs

    ilovedvrs Member

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    I hope the android version will be compatible with the yet unannounced new Nexus 10.

    My free stream is sitting in the box waiting for the android app!!!
     
  2. Balzer

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    Yea, I saw a deal for a Stream on Craigslist. It was new in the box, so I couldn't pass it up. So it will remain in the box until I actually have use for it.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Shouldn't the Nexus 10 be similar to the 2013 Nexus 7 except a faster processor and a higher rez screen? I picked up a Nexus 7 this past weekend. Coming from a 7" FireHD I really like it except for the speakers.
     
  4. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    I'm not expecting the 10 to have a proc bump over the refreshed 7. Maybe it will? I just expect it to have a larger screen and possibly a resolution bump.

    Anyways, I can't imagine TiVo not making any theoretical stream app run on Google's reference hardware.
     
  5. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Me neither, yet here we are.


    ...Tivo has said Android support for Stream is due later this year.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'm still not going to hold my breath. I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  7. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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  8. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    This is SO out of hand at this point I can't believe my eyes. I had to read that twice because I thought I was reading it wrong.

    I'd be happy with some......any kind of non-iOS browser support, but we can't even get that!
     
  9. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    March 31, 2014. Will Tivo Stream release support for Android/browsers or will it be delayed? :D
     
  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    At least there should be many, many millions more Android tablets sold in 4Q this year. Especially with the FireHDX tablets coming out in November.
     
  11. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a lot of these tablets are following Apple's lead in not providing easy external storage (SD cards and/or USB slots for flash). I refuse to buy any device that locks you into limited storage such that you have to rely on Cloud. 16GB for base models is just a total joke if you want to store video on it. Guess I'll just stick to old school laptops...
     
  12. aaronwt

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    You can always attach a flash drive to the USB port. You just need to get the proper USB adapter. With a small adapter that goes to a female USB port. And a tiny USB flash drive, it doesn't take up much space. Of course there is also cloud storage too. As long as you have a fast enough internet connection.
     
  13. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    USB Flash drives supposedly don't work with Kindle (no drivers):
    http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx6PQ5YMVT361J
    I have no interest in Cloud storage since just to name 1 issue my upload speeds are limited to 2 Mbps.
     
  14. aaronwt

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  15. button1066

    button1066 New Member

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    I'm pretty sure you can plug a kindle into a pc and it will show up as a mass storage device. You can copy content to and from it. I'm also sure this is one of the things that android owners see as an advantage (no need for itunes). For all I know there is a way to stream your videos from a pc to the kindle via wifi, itunes allows this and is actually pretty good at it so I guess Android will have its equivalent. Plus you don't have to buy a model with low RAM if you don't want one. All moot when Stream support finally arrives because you can stream direct from tivo.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    But with the stream you can also send the file to the tablet for vieiwng later right? I hope so because this is the only reason I picked up a 32GB Nexus 7 instead of the 16GB version.
     
  17. button1066

    button1066 New Member

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    Definitely and the quality is outstanding.
     
  18. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes so that's my point. If you want to go on vacation and have say 20 shows transferred to your Kindle 32GB it not going to cut it either. Ideally you'd put the videos on 1 or more flash drives and the Kindle can then play them from the flash drives. If that indeed does work my interest in the Kindle would be much higher.
     
  19. button1066

    button1066 New Member

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    You can easily fit 20 shows using the Stream on a 32gb kindle. Doesn't sound like a very fun vacation though but each to his own.

    I've got a 90 minute show on my phone right now and it's only 630mb for reference.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There are two download options. 1GB per hour and 610MB per hour. The quality of the 610MB option is good enough for simple stuff, but for an action show on iPad I usually go for the 1GB option.

    I doubt TiVo will allow shows to be stored on a removable SSD. They're encrypted but I think it might cause problems with the app indexing if the card was add/removed while the app was running.
     

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