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Am I restricted to only the pre-installed apps?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Disco_Stu, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Disco_Stu

    Disco_Stu New Member

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    I just installed a new Tivo Roamio. I was under the impression that I could load apps from the Opera store. However, with the new "Tivo Experience", there is no option to go to the store and download anything. Is this the way it is suppoed to work?
     
  2. JoeKustra

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    Opera is now called Vewd.
     
  3. Disco_Stu

    Disco_Stu New Member

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    But I can't get to that either...
     
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  5. Disco_Stu

    Disco_Stu New Member

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    Oh, wait... I see now that VEWD App store is one of the pre-installed apps. I don't see the Google App in there, but I'll poke around for a while.
     
  7. JoeKustra

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    Correct. If it's not installed, you can't install it. That's why I have a Roku and Android tablet.
     
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  8. Disco_Stu

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    Turns out all of the VEWD apps are cloud based. They do not actually install on the Tivo. I guess I will hold on to my Roku.
     
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    Thats one of the peeves with Tivo, one of many... by now after many years I'm sure many were expecting a type of AppStore where you could download the apps you want to your Tivo & Tivo makes no effort at reaching out to companies to get new ones.
    FFS there's an HBOgo but no HBOnow on OTA only units, and many Apps that have limited audience... ended up getting a succession of AppleTV's to fill the void that Tivo should've. Kinda sad.
     
  10. Scooter Scott

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    Yep I agree. TiVo had a great opportunity to make this an all in one box. I too switched to AppleTVs all around my house. Slowly looking at phasing out TiVo.
     
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  11. Bucket73521

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    Yep, TiVo is outdated tablo is way ahead. Wish I had bought tablo instead of TiVo. I made the mistake because of dtv.
     
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  12. HerronScott

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    So the Tablo equivalent 4 tuner would be $299.99 plus $149.99 lifetime guide plus $50 for an external USB hard drive takes you up to $500 roughly versus the TiVo Roamio OTA at $399 and then you still need another device to display the output on the TV if you don't have a smart TV that supports the Tablo client? It looks like they only just recently supported 5.1 Surround Sound and I also don't see that Tablo supports any apps?

    Not sure how I see Tablo is way ahead.

    Scott
     
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  13. Bucket73521

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    TiVo only has OTA attached to one tv. Tablo can be watched on up to six devices. TiVo might be ok for cable tv, with only one tv.
     
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  14. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Yes at least for the Roamio OTA, you would have had to buy the Stream (which you can only get used now) and Mini's for the remote TV's. The Bolt of course has streaming built-in but generally no the same cheaper price point as the Roamio OTA. I'd still take the Roamio OTA with a used Stream and Mini's over the Tablo.

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