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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Dan203, Sep 10, 2012.
I wonder if it is just the RCN portal thing rather than a new desktop app.
Sorry to rehash this old thread but have there been any updates as far as development of a Windows phone app?
Tivo is my favorite app by far and I would just love to dump Apple and have all of my devices running Windows. I think Windows hardware has now caught up in terms of features with Apple. Just need the software!
still waiting.. The TiVo app is the only thing i'm missing since switching from iPhone to windows phone.
Cummon TIVO, lets step this up. Now that every other platform can stream on Wifi and Cellular, how about some love for Windows devices????
It's been 3 years since this thread was created by the way.
Tivo Online can fulfill this need inside the home and it works on Windows devices just fine, eventually most of us expect to see it out of the home too.
That is not true at all. TiVo online only streams broadcast content, and the playing lacks basic controls like FF and RW. TiVo online is essentially useless to me. I wonder if any others feel the same about it.
They finally added HLS support to Windows 10, so maybe TiVo will do a real app now.
I don't see the comparison, it has an 8 sec replay and a 30 sec skip and a scrubber bar that if anything to ME is equally as useful as a blanket FF or REW button.
Sure YMMV and you may not like the scrubber bar, but it certainly seems to me that online.tivo.com is comparable in features regarding the playing of content that the apps do.
It won't play any copy protected content on the LAN (iOS app can) and you can't stream OOH at all (iOS app can for non copy protected content) last I checked, so seems to me it's pretty crippled compared to the iOS app.
I'm not disagreeing that it has some shortcomings, but it's a heck of a lot closer to a Windows based app then was available previously and I still wouldn't consider it "useless"
When you go full screen you lose that functionality, and that is just sloppy design. Tivo Online would be OK for a beta, but falls flat as a finished product.
I did say that it was useless to me. And I am not generally OK with "something is better than nothing", when it is a product that I pay for. They have done far better in the past few years, but TiVo online has that half-baked feel that we used to see with this company 5-7 years ago.
Both apps and TiVo Online have (different) deficiencies, some TiVos fault, some not.
TiVo Online can't play copy protected content, even in home, because it can't be protected. I suspect that most of Davem's content is copy protected, which is not TiVos fault. However, not being able to play non-copy protected content OOH makes no sense.
The iOS app can't play anything via a wireless connection. As I understand it, this is due to some idiotic Apple requirement regarding quality(?).
The Android app can't play transferred content. This too makes no sense and I suspect is based on a bad decision by either the designer or the programmer to require that "transportType" be "stream".