Amazon Instant & Vudu Coming To TiVo

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  1. Sep 5, 2014 #61 of 127
    Dan203

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    All the apps except Netflix have been ported to HTML5 at this point. Netflix uses some native graphics API for rendering, but is still javascript based. I don't think we'll be seeing any new apps that use Flash or Haxe. The main UI is Haxe, but apps will likely be limited to HTML5 from here on out simply because it's sandboxed and prevents bad apps from crashing the whole box. Although I'm sure TiVo would make an exception for someone big and desirable like HBOGo.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2014 #62 of 127
    LoadStar

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    This is an unrelated article (it is on the TiVo Mega, actually) - but unless they're just being annoyingly coy, I wouldn't hold your breath for Amazon Prime in the fall update:
    http://www.techhive.com/article/260...-with-24tb-of-storage-and-a-5k-price-tag.html
     
  3. Sep 8, 2014 #63 of 127
    bradleys

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    Yes - annoyingly coy
     
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #64 of 127
    NJ Webel

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    Even if Amazon isn't included in this update, it's a pretty good bet that Vudu is a lock.

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  5. Sep 8, 2014 #65 of 127
    anthonymoody

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    Can you guys please remind me where in the Settings I can toggle to show the various apps? I seemed to have turned them off at some point (except Netflix) and now can't for the life of me find them...

    TIA
     
  6. Sep 8, 2014 #66 of 127
    rainwater

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    It is under Settings -> Channels. Which is completely not obvious. I am not sure why they don't move it to a better location.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2014 #67 of 127
    anthonymoody

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    Oy. Make perfect sense. By which I mean none whatsoever!

    Thanks!
     
  8. Sep 9, 2014 #68 of 127
    Jayboy3

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    The reason Amazon is good is that it combines the free buffet model of Netflix with also the ability to rent any movie. Netflix has yet to offer a pay per view.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2014 #69 of 127
    NJ Webel

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    aaronwt

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    What do you mean. A Home Shopping Network App! WooHoo!!! Isn't that what everyone wanted?!?! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Sep 9, 2014 #71 of 127
    NJ Webel

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    Yes, I remember the multiple barn-burner, multi-page threads about a shopping app! I'm sure if I searched, they'd pop right to the top! lol
     
  12. Sep 9, 2014 #72 of 127
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    BigJimOutlaw

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    Selecting "All Channels" for SPs, and setting SP's 6 months into the future seem pretty baller to me. Those were definitely requests people have made.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2014 #74 of 127
    bradleys

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    In this release?

    Margret said we will have another release later this fall.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2014 #75 of 127
    moedaman

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    Apple doesn't offer a "all you can eat" service. So Netflix doesn't directly compete with iTunes. Amazon directly competes with iTunes in video and music, so Apple doesn't have Amazon apps on the ATV. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Sep 9, 2014 #76 of 127
    moedaman

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    Must have been Tivo's cable partners. That's who Tivo really caters to nowadays anyway.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2014 #77 of 127
    monkeydust

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    And I was finally sure this release wasn't going to be a disappointment based on this thread.

    Wrong again! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Sep 9, 2014 #78 of 127
    Dan203

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    I prefer Vudu for renting anyway, so heres hoping we at least get that soon.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2014 #79 of 127
    richbrew

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    does anyone know if the vudu app will be able to download like on some other devices, or stream only?
     
  20. Sep 9, 2014 #80 of 127
    keenanSR

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    Am I reading here that Amazon Instant Prime streaming is not coming to TiVo this time around?
     

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