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Where is Stream for Android???

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

  1. marinrain

    marinrain New Member

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    so they are worried about Android stream but not Apple (iOs) ?? makes no sense...either they are worried or not
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That was just a rumor posted somewhere, it may not be true.
     
  3. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    Well, iOS is harder to hack, has uniform hardware (if some kind of hardware specific encryption is needed) and has uniform software that is controlled by Apple.

    They can be sure, if you're running this, the hardware and software looks like THIS.

    With android, you can't do that.

    Remember when netflix came out, they had the same hurdles. They did a slow roll out to android, starting with specific hardware and software and then slowly expanding. Rumor was, it was some of the same stuff. Specific encryption hardware was needed and had to be approved and specific software, etc.

    I totally get that. And I'm an android user, but I still get why android would come second. What I don't get is why it's been, what, over a year now? That's nuts for a company that just said they want to focus more on software than hardware.
     
  4. KJW

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    All the excuses and speculation on behalf of TiVo are nonsense -- everything being said was known by the company when they promised over a year-and-a-half ago that android support was "coming soon." And none of these issues are a serious problem because, as you point out, other companies have already done it. Lots of companies.

    TiVo has simply decided to allocate its resources elsewhere, which is a pretty crappy way to treat your existing customers. Only more so because TiVo refuses to address the issue other than to say "not yet" every six months.
     
  5. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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  6. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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  7. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

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    I don't buy the excuse that it's a security concern with cable labs. DirecTV Genie Go streams to android.

    Sent from my SM-T217S using Tapatalk
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    DirecTV has their own deals with the content providers and can do whatever those deals allow them to do. Cable Labs is a consortium of multiple cable companies all with their own deals and very little love for TiVo. While the rumor may not be true, I can easily see where it could be given the players involved.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Wow! I can't believe it is taking so long. Although someone posted in another thread that the 3rd party development firm they think TiVo was using for Android got bought out, so that might have thrown a wrench into things.
     
  10. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    I got a postcard in the mail yesterday from TiVo. Yes, United States Postal Service, from TiVo.

    It contained a "special upgrade offer" for my XL4 only, to buy a Roamio at $100 off, and transfer my current subscription plan to it.

    This is pure comedy how they can't get this supported.

    I've watched them put up the World Trade Center building from an office window in less time it is taking TiVo to support Android.
     
  11. ilovedvrs

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  12. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    How is that even remotely relevant? I don't recollect Tivo MAKING android devices. Hell, they never made their own boxes anyhow, they designed them. This is a no big deal.
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    mr_smits New Member

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    Why stop there? My vote is for June 2016.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    So still no word yet?
     
  17. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    Is it June yet? :confused:
     
  18. jpwbikes

    jpwbikes New Member

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    TiVo just revamped their Mobile App page. iOS used be at the top of the page and now Android is. Could an announcement be around the corner?

    http://tivo.com/discover/mobile
     
  19. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Member

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    I don't know...but didn't it used to say that the Anrdroid app was 'upcomng'? Now it just differentiates what the two can/can't do. Seems discouraging....but then again - I'm a Debbie Downer:D
     
  20. jpwbikes

    jpwbikes New Member

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    No, they had the comparison charts before. They just reformatted them. I'm hoping the move of Android to the top of the page is a sign that streaming is near!

    Sent from my DROID MAXX using Tapatalk
     

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