Android remote app

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

  1. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

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    I am most disappointed by the guide search. I can find programs well enough, but the info available about the program doesn't include when the heck it actually comes on. I was curions if I could use the app to find out when the NFL playoff games start today, and had to follow what seemed like dozens of links before I finally got to an info screen about the program that included the start time.
     
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    1) You should only need to sign into the program using the "Tivo.com" login if you are not on the same network as the TiVo (for example, you are using 3G or off-site).

    2) The remote will work and display properly under Honeycomb (Android 3.X), but only if you choose zoom instead of stretch (or the other way around). Of course, that means it will lower the resolution of all the rest of the application, which is yucky.

    3) There is no need for a landscape mode right now. It isn't designed for tablets, it is designed, essentially, for phones. Trying to support two orientations for a specialized app on a small screen is very difficult. Especially since the result wouldn't be very useful. Much better that they spend their time:

    (a) Speeding it up, especially the guide.
    (b) Fixing the extremely irritating situation that you have to "search for the Premiere" every time you restart the application.
    (c) Working on the real tablet version.
    (d) Fixing bugs.
     
  3. DeWitt

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    Runs pretty sweet on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.02 on the Galaxy Nexus. Pretty nice effort. I use the iPad app, so that will still be the go to choice, but having it on the phone is nice.

    Handles two Premieres smoothly. Only small issue I saw was some weird font rendering in the far right column in the guide. It is different from the iPad app, so I am still learning the tricks to use it.
     
  4. ICPGr8Milenko

    ICPGr8Milenko New Member

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    Question for you man. I'm using a GN as well and the app won't find my Tivo. They're both on network, but Scan returns nothing. Are you actually connected to the Tivo? Or just to the account?
     
  5. nelamvr6

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    I know, and yet I still had to keep signing in. Even though my tablet and my Tivo are both on the same network.

    Thanks, I did not know that. But since I've already un-installed it I won't be trying this until the next release.

    I think that I will decide which features I think are needed, than you very much. There are literally thousands of apps that manage supporting multiple size displays in both portrait and landscape. And designing an app like this only for phones seems silly to me anyway.

    Tivo is a fairly large company compared to a lot of app developers. If they can't manage doing all of the thing you suggest need addressing (I agree they all need to be addressed) AND coming up with an app that can support landscape mode, then they should outsource this app's development to a better bunch of coders.
     
  6. DeWitt

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    Found both Premieres no issue. I have the iPad app and so had already gone through turning on network remote etc.
     
  7. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Don't worry. From what I understand, TiVo Inc is already working on a tablet app (or a tablet mode update for the existing app). Generally, apps like this are hard-coded for one way or the other based on screen size.

    The tablet app will, no doubt, be landscape, because that is the most natural way to use that form factor.
     
  8. gmogoody

    gmogoody New Member

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    I like it for a first go round. My one pep peeve is that once you log in to your tivo there is no way to exit out of the App. The back button keeps on going back and forth between the last two screens viewed. As with any App hitting the Home button exits but the App is still running. You need to use a task killer or the OS to kill the App.
     
  9. DCleary

    DCleary New Member

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    I have intermittent success connecting. I have the same issue with the iPad app. I have restarted the router and both my boxes. One box in particular never gets discovered. I have enabled Network remote and reset the "video sharing" and "video downloads" on Tivo.com
     
  10. DeWitt

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    YMMV but I have my Tivos set up with fixed IP addresses rather than use DHCP. This seemed to smooth things out considerably with Tivo connectivity in general.
     
  11. DCleary

    DCleary New Member

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    I know my TiVo on my access point is using a fixed IP but doesn't always get found. The TiVo wired to the router never gets found. TiVo Commander works fine but then I specify the IP address.
     
  12. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    To those with connectivity issues, I would speculate that either you have a router/switch that is performing some type of filtering on the inside network (in which case, that would have to be identified and changed), or something else on your network is confusing the issue. For example, it could be the wireless on your router is NAT'ing to the test of the wired network, setting up your wifi devices as a totally different network.

    I suggest a first step would be to unplug (and wifi-disconnect) all other equipment off your network, leaving just the TiVo and the Android device (and the router, of course). If that doesn't work, try assigning a static IP address in the TiVo, itself.
     

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