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Where is Stream for Android???

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

  1. Jul 9, 2013 #101 of 288
    Austin Bike

    Austin Bike New Member

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    Good luck finding a lawyer to take that. You'd have no standing unless they publicly stated that they would support android and gave a timing.

    Never buy a product based on future promises, buy it as-is.
     
  2. mr_smits

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    True - but in 2013 no serious business offers support on only one mobile platform. Only fledgling startups that will sink or swim within 12 months release with support for a single mobile operating system.
     
  3. JWhites

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    Probably right but at least it would give me something to do.
     
  4. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    The latest Android Nexus tablet will be released soon, according to news sources. Stream support?
     
  5. ellinj

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    maybe someday
     
  6. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike New Member

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    Better probability of it being tied to a rev of the sw than to a hw platform.
     
  7. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Android 4.3 will be released at the same time as the Nexus 7 tablet release.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's this Wednesday right?
     
  9. mr_smits

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    I think that is the announcement. The release date may be next Monday or Tuesday.
     
  10. DeWitt

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    While I would certainly like Android support, I am a little more sympathetic than most to Tivo. Today it was announced that traffic from tablets in the US and Canada exceeded 84% for iPad.

    http://chitika.com/insights/2013/june-tablet-update

    Easy to see where the resources get spent....
     
  11. Austin Bike

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    I am suspect of that number.

    Because they are measuring off of their own ad network I am not sure how repesentational the data is to a wider market. We are relying on their ability to accurately sniff all of the devices. Without knowing the methodology on the back end it is almost impossible to tell how accurate they are.

    I have no doubt that Apple leads in this market, but 84% seems too high. My gut tells me that it is probably in the 60-70% range. That still supports your premise, but not as strongly.
     
  12. DeWitt

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    I see Android phones everywhere, but in my daily commutes I have only seen one or two Android tablets, iPads are everywhere! (Disregarding people reading books on Kindles...)

    But, Todays announcement of Android 4.3 includes new DRM (Digital Rights Management) API's.. That may well be the key to bring Tivo streaming to Android.

    If it does it will give me a good excuse to try a Nexus 7.
     
  13. button1066

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    That link sums up the reality of Apple and Android products better than any of the comments previously in this thread. The iPad tablet usage share is increasing despite the rising share of Android tablet sales. In other words people might be buying more Android tablets year on year but they obviously offer such a diminished user experience that they just don't get used.
     
  14. mr_smits

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    Give it another year or two, and you will see Android tablets everywhere. Like the iPhone dominating the smartphone market for a few years, the iPad has dominated for a few years. However, times a 'changing. :)
     
  15. jrtroo

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    My fear is starting to become that whenever the android app is finally released that my xoom will not be able to use the app. Nooooo!
     
  16. atmuscarella

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  17. IWontBuyYourCrap

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    I made this account just to reply to this comment.

    I won't ever buy Apple products either, and now I won't ever buy Tivo products either, especially after reading your comment.

    This is what you call good PR?

    I'm glad i did a little research before I purchased any Tivo devices.

    I'll be sure to steer all friends and family away from Tivo as well.

    Good job!
     
  18. JWhites

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    I'd wonder when we'll see support for Windows 8 phones and tablets. Probably before we'll see support for Android devices.
     
  19. atmuscarella

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    You do understand that this site is not owned or operated by TiVo right? And that the person you quoted does not represent TiVo.

    While the "Stream" does not currently support streaming to Android devices we have good reason to believe that TiVo will support streaming to Android devices at sometime in the future. Of course if buying now don't buy based on anything other than what is available now.
     
  20. Austin Bike

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    Actually, there will always be people who take positions that start include the word "never."

    In most cases they were not likely to be customers anyway, so not much is lost. People need to keep an open mind and buy what meets their needs.
     

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