Alexa Coming Soon

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  1. morac

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    I don’t know if this is a result of using the Alexa skill or not, but my Roamio Pro rebooted on its own in the first time in as long as I can remember. It did so in the middle of a recording. I wasn’t using it at the time but gave it an “Alexa workout” about 30 minutes prior.

    I wonder if it may have been caused by the Tivo skill forcing the Roamio Pro into the SD setting screen which isn’t possible to get to through the UI.
     
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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI... I just came across this in a parallel thread:
     
  3. thewebgal

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    It pause TIVO, it restarted it - ok I guess, tho the remote does that just fine -
    but I don't like Alexa in the main room listening to all conversations ...
    Feels ... creepy!
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI... the following was posted by David Shoop (@tiv0_Shoop) this evening to the TiVo.IFTTT.Innovate FB page (link):

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    Alexa Skill users - I have some additional information which might be helpful. This will be added to a larger support page but wanted to get this out ASAP.
    • Below is a list of all the channel names supported through the TiVo Alexa skill.
    • If you don’t see the channel below, it may not be supported by name today but check back as New channels may be added in the future.
    • It takes up to 24hrs before you can call channels by name after enabling the Alexa skill. Your TiVo needs to teach Alexa the channel names. Experience 4 users may see much faster learning times.
    • All channels can be called out by number immediately after the TiVo Skill is enabled.
    • If a channel is available in SD and HD, we will attempt to tune to the HD channel.

    List of supported channels by Name as of May 17th.

    A&E
    Altitude Sports & Entertainment
    AMC
    ABC
    American Heroes Channel
    Animal Planet
    AXSTV
    BabyFirst TV
    BBC America
    beIN Sports
    Black Entertainment Television
    Big Ten Network
    Bloomberg in
    Boomerang
    Bravo
    Big Ten Network
    BYU
    Cable News Network
    Cartoon Network
    cbs
    CBS Sports Network
    Chiller
    Cinemax East
    Cinemax West
    Consumer News & Business Channel
    Comedy Central
    The Cooking Channel
    CMT
    cspan
    CSPAN2
    The CW
    Daystar
    Destination America
    Discovery Family Channel
    The Disney Channel
    Disney Junior
    Disney XD
    Do It Yourself Network
    E! Entertainment Television
    El Rey Network
    EPIX
    ESPN
    ESPN2
    ESPN3
    ESPN News
    ESPNU
    Eternal Word Television
    Family Entertainment
    Food Network
    FOX
    Fox Business Network
    Fox News Channel
    Fox Sports 1
    Fox Sports 2
    Fox Sports North
    Fox Sports Ohio
    Free Speech TV
    Freeform
    Fuse
    FX
    FX Movie Channel
    FXX
    FYI
    getTV
    Great American Country
    grit
    GSN
    Hallmark Channel
    Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
    HBO
    HBO 2
    HBO Comedy
    HBO Zone
    HBO Family
    HBO Signature
    HBO Latino
    Hillsong Channel
    History
    HLN
    HGTV
    Home Shopping Network
    Home Shopping Network 2
    IFC
    ITV
    Inspirational Network
    Investigation Discovery
    ION Network
    The Justice Network
    KCPQ
    KCTS
    KOMO
    kuns
    Lifetime Television
    Lifetime Movies
    Light TV
    LOGO
    The Longhorn Network
    MLB Network
    msnbc
    MTV
    MTV Classic
    MTV2
    mytv
    NASA
    nbc
    National Geographic Channel
    NatGeo WILD
    NBA TV
    NBC Sports Bay Area
    NBC Sports Network
    New England Sports Network
    NFL Network
    NFL Red Zone
    NHL Network US
    Nick Jr.
    Nickelodeon
    Nicktoons Network
    Olympic Channel
    The Oprah Winfrey Network
    Outdoor Channel
    Oxygen
    Paramount
    Pop
    Pursuit Channel
    Quality Value Convenience Network
    QVC2
    Real Estate Channel
    ReelzChannel
    RFD
    Ride TV in
    Root Sports Northwest
    Satellite Response Network
    Science
    SEC Network
    Showtime
    Showtime Beyond
    Showtime Extreme
    Smithsonian Channel
    Sony Movie Channel
    SportsTime Ohio
    Universal Kids
    STARZ
    STARZ ENCORE
    STARZ ENCORE Westerns
    SundanceTV
    Syfy
    TeenNick
    Telemundo
    Tennis Channel
    The Discovery Channel
    The Family Channel
    The Golf Channel
    The Learning Channel
    The Movie Channel
    The Sportsman Channel
    Travel Channel
    The Weather Channel
    Trinity Broadcasting Network
    truTV
    TBS
    Turner Classic Movies
    Turner Network Television
    TV Japan
    TV Land
    TV ONE
    Uplifting Entertainment
    USA Network
    Velocity
    VH1
    VICELAND
    WE TV
    WGN
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  5. krkaufman

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    I'm wondering if this is a fixed slow trickle local to the LAN, or if it can be expedited by forcing a TiVo service connection. The TE4 caveat makes me think a service connection won't help.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  6. gantt

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    Really?
    Somehow Xbox is just fine with "watch CNN."

    I'm surprised we don't have to say "watch Microsoft National Broadcasting Company." :)

    That said, so far this is working reasonably well. I was able to watch, jump back and skip through my news program while making/eating/cleaning up dinner - no remote in sight. Thanks, TiVo.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    So, can you say, "Alexa, enable QuickMode" to get through your news more quickly?
     
  8. foghorn2

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    CNN SD
    Clinton News Network featuring Stormy Daniels
     
  9. Skanter123

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    Alexa stops working continually, have to open TIVO skill on Alexa app to et it to work again. ???
     
  10. tonyquan

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    Verified that it does indeed take 24 hours for changing channels by name to work after you activate the Alexa skill. Changing channels by name (as long as the channel name is on the supported list) started working perfectly today when it didn't work at all yesterday.
     
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  11. gantt

    gantt Slightly Worse-For-Wear Member

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    Not sure the specifics of "continually", but it's documented that Alexa does end its focus on the TiVo skill after a period of inactivity (approximately 90 minutes). I've been successful in getting it to work again by just adding "on TiVo" to my voice command, e.g. "Alexa, rewind on TiVo."
     
  12. gantt

    gantt Slightly Worse-For-Wear Member

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    No. I haven't seen anything indicating that QuickMode initiation is supported.
     
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  13. TiVotion

    TiVotion Early Adoptersaurus

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    I’m having this same issue and I can’t resolve it either.
     
  14. dhoward

    dhoward Member

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    Add me to that list also. Been trying for 3 days.
     
  15. sbiller

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    Mine is fixed as of this morning. I successfully linked my Roamio Plus to my Echo.
     
  16. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Channel changes are working by name this morning with our gen3 Roamio Pro! It wasn't working last night when I was trying to show my wife of course. :(

    Scott
     
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  17. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    You should definitely have some empathy for Ted & David, then. (FB Live video session)
     
  18. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

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    How do I watch recorded programs by name? I want to say "watch Rachel Ray" and have it play the episodes I have already recorded.
     
  19. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    With a VOX Remote and Hydra?

    I don’t think the Alexa skill has that deep a level of integration, yet.
     
  20. Lurker1

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    A VOX remote and Hydra can definitely do what I described?
     

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