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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave060863, Feb 24, 2013.
me too Dan. Tired of waiting. Got an android tablet I really want to start putting to good use.
I agree. Not supporting Android at launch was understandable. Not supporting it 8 months later is a bit ridiculous. They said they were working on it last November. Seems like it should really be done by now.
I asked someone in TiVo earlier today and they said they've been getting nonstop complaints about the lack of Android support and was told "it's coming extremely soon" so that's a good sign right?
I hope so.
There's no way they sold enough of these to continue development.
Why do you say that? Do you have any data on how many they sold?
Plus there is some pretty solid evidence that Stream functionality will be built in to the next generation units, so they wont have to sell standalone TiVo Streams forever to maintain demand for the software.
This has little to do with the install base and everything to do with future sales. Look at how many cable dvrs have mobile apps and offer access everywhere. This is all about selling more premiere units and not about selling streams. I would not be surprised if the functionality is built into units directly one day and stream standalone units become orphans, just like the original CDROM drives were (anyone remember when they were all external?)
This will be about keeping up with the joneses from a feature checklist perspective.
But you said that there is no way they sold enough to continue development. If the next gen has it built in then every TiVo will essentially be a Stream and there will be plenty of them to continue development. The standalone hardware may have a limited life span but the software seems to be part of their next gen plan, so there is plenty of reason to contiue development.
Yes, Ethernet used to be an add on. Two tuners used to be a "premium" model, HD was a "premium" model. When I bought my HD most of the country was probably still on CRT TVs.
It is really sad that there has been no news on Android or a web based version. It's easy to see why there is no Android version. Even the base TiVo app for Android is light years behind the iOS version.
That is the effect of no development, not the cause.
"PSA: Anonymous tipster, who I can’t vouch for, claims we’re on for November with broader Android device support than one might expect from the first iteration of a video stream app on that platform."
If this rumor is true, and we factor in TiVo's traditional and customary and predictable and typical and usual delays, we should realistically see this in the Spring of 2014, because November=Fall 2013.
Verizon has released their Android streaming app. Just Live TV and VOD, doesn't look like you can stream your recordings (yet):
Wow if that's true then that means it will have been in development for a year. (TiVoStephen claimed they started working on it last November) I wonder if they decided to move away from encrypted HLS to another technology that is more broadly supported? Developing a new system like that would require a change to the software on the Stream itself, so it mig take longer to get going. If it's just using encrypted HLS like the iPad app then I wonder why it's taking so long?
Yes. i guess I'll be sticking with my Slingbox 350. Unless they build in stream capabilities into the new TiVo. Which will hopefully still come out this year.
Man, this really is ridiculous. My wife and daughters all embraced Apple products long ago, but I held out back in the "no mp3 support" days and still have a bad taste in my mouth from that crap (exacerbated by the no SDHC upgrade card slot in iOS devices- $100 extra for what a $10 SDHC card costs). So, here I am with my Samsung Tab and Galaxy S3 and they can stream shows to their ipads, ipods and iphones, and I am stuck. It wouldn't hurt so bad except I am the one who travels a lot for work and could use the downloads on long trips. At least I have Vudu and Ultraviolet, but my shows would be better.
Yesterday for Father's Day, they gave me a Best Buy gift Card as a gift. They told me to get an iPad and sell it once the Android stream app came out. Talk about salt in a OLD wound...
I travel with my Hisense android tablet with lots of my shows from the Tivo. kmttg does just fine and no stream needed.
Thank you Google for an open platform and no DRM bs in the way. Works great.
I got screwed twice. lol I have a 1 Samsung Tablet running Windows 8 and 1 Sony Tablet Running Android. SMH
I have kmttg. I was under the impression that the strem transcodes the program to mp4 much faster than kmttg using videoredo. Is that not the case? If so I may try it.