Android remote app

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by kevin12345, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    On my Xoom, it is nearly instant (but I also don't have any shows other than suggestions right now). When I then click TiVo suggestions, I have a list of 15 programs in about 1 second.

    See my previous postings for tips. Those are all I know
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I tried it out last night it worked pretty well. Although they need an option for multiple TiVos to remember their IP addresses instead of having enter them every time.
     
  3. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    It finds my Premieres without having to enter the IP, but it keep asking for it, the MAK, and seems to remember the NPL for the first TiVo connected.
     
  4. bhoch99

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    This is a great app! Only thing is the physical keyboard on my original droid doesn't seem to work, I can only use the onscreen keyboard when in portrait mode. But that's a minor detail. Did I mention how awesome this app is! THANK YOU!!!
     
  5. smalis

    smalis New Member

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    Only works on Premieres, not on Series 3 HD's - is that correct?
     
  6. robm15

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    Yes, that is correct. The latest update finds my Series 3 units, but has a warning flag that states that it doesn't work with Series 3's.
     
  7. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    He certainly has been updating it a lot. I lost count now- 5 updates? Each time brings a little more functionality or stability. The big thing missing is the guide (well, and a tablet UI version). I wonder if he even could have access to that, or if the guide is available but not documented anywhere and has to be reverse-engineered.
     
  8. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Wow- I totally missed this:

    http://www.gizmolovers.com/2011/12/...-android-market-due-to-tivo-takedown-request/

    "The Excellent TiVo Commander Android App Pulled From Android Market Due To TiVo Takedown Request"

    This is really irritating behavior on TiVo's part- but they might have been "forced" to protect their trademark graphic. Hopefully the author can just replace the "TiVo Guy" icon with something else that won't infringe so it can get back on the Android Market.

    You can still download it here: https://github.com/arantius/TiVo-Commander/downloads and install the app as a "sideload" instead of through the Market.
     
  9. shamilian

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    I think he is working on a new version: "less-infringey" branch....

    Rename "TiVo Commander" to "Open Commander for TiVo".
     
  10. DrewG5

    DrewG5 New Member

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    This was the first app I got after going back to TiVo. Works extremely well considering it is not an official app from TiVo directly.

    The wife has the iPhone TiVo app although it is an official app personally I do prefer this one, though I have to admit I do like the ability to remotely program the tivo through the iPhone app.
     
  11. innocentfreak

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    Here is one:
    market.android.com/details?id=com.tivophone.android

    didn't see the previous post.
     
  13. jonbig

    jonbig New Member

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    Now if it would run on my Logitech Review, I'd be in heaven...
     
  14. brianwix

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    Wow, official android app is 15MB in size (as listed in the Market)! Going to have a hard time fitting that on my still awesome but somewhat aging EVO 4G....

    Just did the actual install and application settings shows the installed size as 4MB, phew.
     
  15. nelamvr6

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    The new official works pretty well on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet! I would like to see landscape mode, especially when browsing the listings guide...
     
  16. DonaldBurns65144

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    Amazon hasn't loaded the app into their marketplace (so far) and have locked out the Google market and so the Kindle Fire doesn't support it yet.
     
  17. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    It is not showing at all for the Xoom, which is puzzling.

    I installed it on my phone, anyway. Others are right. It is kinda slow. But it does have a guide function, which TiVo Commander does not have. But the guide seems so slow as to be almost unusable, and with no on-the-fly filters. Has nice sound effects. I like the layout.

    Has a lot of promise! They need to speed it up some, but most importantly, it absolutely needs to support all honeycomb+ tablets!
     
  18. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

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    TiVo has to submit the app to Amazon for approval - Amazon doesn't grab apps from the Marketplace.

    It's just like all the other marketplaces out there - developers have to submit to AppsLib, SlideMe, etc. It's why those marketplaces have far fewer apps. This is important for those who have Androids without Market access (there's a lot out there).
     
  19. DonaldBurns65144

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    Knew that, but still sucks that Amazon limits apps by locking out the Android marketplace vs. their own limited market. Didn't want to root the Fire, but might be the only solution for now.
     
  20. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 New Member

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    I have uninstalled this app from my Galaxy tab.

    It was not working as well as I originally thought.

    For one thing, I had to sing into Tivo.com each and every time I tried to use it. It would not stay logged in. On top of that it had trouble finding my box, I frequently had to "reset application".

    Additionally, the remote function would not format correctly. this app is designed for phones and 7" tablets, so my 10" screen was giving it fits apparently.

    It shows promise, but it still needs some work. I really would like to see landscape display also.
     

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