1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Where is Stream for Android???

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

  1. Jun 18, 2013 #81 of 288
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,522
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    The Stream can transcode pretty fast, about 20-25 minutes per hour of video. Although if you have a high end PC then you can do the same thing in VideoReDo.

    The biggest advantage of the Stream is that it transcodes and transfers all in one shot. So you don't have to transfer to PC, then transcode, then transfer to iPad. You just pick the show and click "Download". It's very convenient. Although if you go the PC route you can cut out the commercials which is nice. Plus you have more fine grain control over the bitrate so you can reduce the file size and/or increase the quality. Although I find the Stream transcodes to be good enough.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2013 #82 of 288
    JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    Even if the stream capabilities were to be integrated into the new gen of boxes doesn't mean that it won't be restricted to Apple as well.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2013 #83 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    573
    0
    Feb 9, 2003
    You hit the nail on the head. While I can do the other things with a PC (and my wife loved the commercial trimming aspect), knowing that I can just have her fill her own ipad before a trip makes the stream a worthwhile investment. And the interface is tivo, so there was zero learning curve. With multiple ipads and lots of checklist items before a vacation, knowing this is so easy is a big benefit.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2013 #84 of 288
    chart

    chart Member

    46
    0
    Sep 4, 2001
    new york
    Where Is Android Support??
     
  5. Jun 21, 2013 #85 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    573
    0
    Feb 9, 2003
    Another story popped up this morning:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-5...wipe-at-android-with-new-fragmentation-chart/

    93% are on the latest OS and there are only a handful of devices.

    According to Android's own data:

    http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html

    So we still have a pretty sizeable chunk (~2/3) that are on an older version than the most recent rev. This means from a development standpoint that you are either going to a.) have to support a wide range of OS's on devices (lots of work) or b.) tell a lot of people that their devices are not supported (lots of customer satisfaction issues.)

    Saying that Android has bigger share than iOS is like saying that there are more hockey fans than Chicago Bulls fans. Yes, it is technically true, but it is a lot easier to make a million Chicago Bulls fans happy than a million hockey fans happy because there is less common ground beneath the hockey fans.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2013 #86 of 288
    mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

    451
    0
    Dec 17, 2009
    The majority of Android devices are on 4.0 or higher. Older devices can be left behind as very few 2.3 devices are still being sold. It's not as difficult to support 4.0 and higher Android devices than it is to support 2.3 devices (older and slower hardware).

    Of course 93% of iOS devices will be on the latest software because that is how Apple designed devices on their eco-systems to work. Central control allows that to happen.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2013 #87 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    573
    0
    Feb 9, 2003
    Ice cream sandwich and jellybean are different and need to handled separately.

    And when you take that into consideration, only 1/3 are on the latest version.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2013 #88 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    573
    0
    Feb 9, 2003
    And the statement "older devices can be left behind" may sound simple, but when customers complain, it becomes an issue. It is very complex.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2013 #89 of 288
    ort

    ort Member

    189
    0
    Jan 5, 2004

    What days were these? What didn't support MP3s?
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 #90 of 288
    TiVo Fool

    TiVo Fool Guest

    168
    0
    Dec 17, 2001
    Fayetteville...
    Bottom line is TiVo is way behind the competition in providing streaming on Android. Enough with the excuses!
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 #91 of 288
    Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

    242
    0
    Jan 18, 2008
    SoCal
    What excuses? I don't see TiVo giving excuses!
     
  12. Jul 2, 2013 #92 of 288
    TiVo Fool

    TiVo Fool Guest

    168
    0
    Dec 17, 2001
    Fayetteville...
    Was I quoting TiVo? I was referring to the people in this thread that keep coming up with reasons why it is so hard!
     
  13. Jul 2, 2013 #93 of 288
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,522
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    That's true. Other then the "announcement" last November that they were working on it they haven't even mentioned Android support.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2013 #94 of 288
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,522
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    There were valid reasons for them not to have it ready at launch, those reasons are a LOT less valid 10 months later. I'm with you at this point! Android support should be available by now.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2013 #95 of 288
    mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

    451
    0
    Dec 17, 2009
    Of course they are different, but you are exaggerating how different they are. I'd say it's like iOS 6.01 and 6.1.2. Different but not much so.

    The only people that quote adoption rates are Apple fanboys because the old Apple bragging rights of "most apps" and total handset popularity has vanished.

    That being said, maybe iOS7 will finally push the platform enough for me to consider owning an iPhone. As it is now, Android has been leading the pack with features and innovation for the past few years. The fact that iOS still doesn't have automatic app updates is mind boggling. It's like how long it took for Apple to provide cut and paste and MMS support.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2013 #96 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    573
    0
    Feb 9, 2003
    I own apple and android devices and am far from an apple fanboy. While I reiterate that it is harder than most think, there are many here that oversimplify both the technical and business challenges.

    I would love android support as much as everyone else.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2013 #97 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    573
    0
    Feb 9, 2003
    Absolutely, the clock is ticking
     
  18. Jul 9, 2013 #98 of 288
    JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    1,366
    0
    May 14, 2013
    Why do I feel that if this isn't fixed, a class action lawsuit should be filed for discrimination against Android users with a no faith concern? As in we have no faith in TiVo.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2013 #99 of 288
    fdisker2000

    fdisker2000 New Member

    83
    0
    Nov 26, 2006
    JBLM, WA
    What makes me concerned is; there is no mention of android on the Streams product page on TiVo.com. I could have swore that it used to say something about android support coming soon, or something to that effect.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2013 #100 of 288
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    37,522
    183
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    There are millions of apps that only work on one OS or another. I doubt not supporting your OS of choice is grounds for a class action suit. :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page