Android Streaming tomorrow??

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by mrsean, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Sep 30, 2014 #41 of 139

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH


    Xposed + RootCloak v1.4 - not working
  2. Sep 30, 2014 #42 of 139

    Bytez Member

    Sep 11, 2004
    Don't TiVo do rigorous testing before rolling out an update?
  3. Sep 30, 2014 #43 of 139

    Anchorman Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    Got a Chromecast Dongle along with your Slingbox? This looks interesting...
  4. Sep 30, 2014 #44 of 139

    buckyswider Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Aha, cool. I do and was frustrated about it not working. So I also added a Roku stick. (spent a month at a shore house with no Phillies games!!). It works pretty well with Roku- it's nice to have another option though.

    So what I'm really waiting for is Chromecast and/or Roku support for the TiVo app (and live TV to work reasonably well) then I can ditch the Slingbox.
  5. Sep 30, 2014 #45 of 139

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
  6. Sep 30, 2014 #46 of 139

    Megamind I'm Feeling Blue

    Feb 18, 2013
    Alpha Centauri
    Working well so far with my stock Galaxy S4 and Roamio Pro both on my home network and OOH using the wi-fi network at the gym, which I've always considered slow and unreliable. Only a couple of very minor stutters at the gym.

    I'm actually decently impressed, and happy to hear from Margret that downloading will be added in the future, but of course ... I wouldn't place any bets on *when* that might happen.
  7. Sep 30, 2014 #47 of 139

    Anchorman Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    The good news: Streaming is working great on my Galaxy S5. I watched a show for about 15 minutes and not a single pause or stutter. Very cool.

    The bad news: Loaded the app on my wife's Galaxy S3 and it pauses about every 5 seconds for several seconds. Rebooted the S3 and made sure that the S5 wasn't streaming (although it should support up to four streaming devices in-home) but the S3 apparently just can't handle the stream.

    Anyone have it working on an S3?
  8. Sep 30, 2014 #48 of 139

    lickwid Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    SF Bay Area, CA
    My friend said his Samsung Galaxy S3 (VZW) works great for streaming. I can only vouch for what he's told me. Hopefully others will chime in.
  9. Sep 30, 2014 #49 of 139

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    Worked fine on my wife's S3 this AM.
    Do you have a lot of stuff /apps loaded on your S3? My wife's phone gas very little.
  10. Sep 30, 2014 #50 of 139

    Anchorman Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    Thanks for the replies. Her phone probably has an average number of apps installed. When I first installed the Tivo app, I noticed that her S3 had Power Saving Mode enabled. She doesn't know how or when it got turned on. So I turned it off and rebooted the phone. That was before I had tried streaming. After I had all those problems with pauses during streaming, I set the phone down and figured I would look at it later. It's been sitting there for a couple of hours maybe? I just picked it up and tried streaming again and it's working great. No pauses in over 15 minutes of streaming. So, being curious, I turned on Power Saving Mode (phone message verified it was enabled) and streaming is still fine. So, I fired up streaming on my S5 and am streaming the same show as the S3. Been that way for over 10 minutes and no pauses on either phone. :confused::confused::confused:
  11. Sep 30, 2014 #51 of 139

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Works fine on both my S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014). Tested at home (wifi), and on the road (Verizon 4G LTE).

    No stutters, no probs. The only thing remotely close to an issue is the CC (captions) button. On the Note, it required several taps (and pokes and whacks) before it would toggle. On the S3, smooth as silk.

    Do you have a specific concern, or just voicing a general whine?
  12. Sep 30, 2014 #52 of 139

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Wow! Some major stock holder must own an LG-G3. There is already a new update that says it adds support for "4k" devices like the LG-G3 (not that it is actually 4k, or even close, but it is pretty high resolution).
  13. Sep 30, 2014 #53 of 139

    Bytez Member

    Sep 11, 2004
    General whine. I'm waiting for a method to allow it on rooted phones.
  14. Sep 30, 2014 #54 of 139

    Anchorman Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    Here's another question. If streaming was enabled on my Roamio using an iPad and then I setup streaming on my Android phone, or vice versa, can the original device still stream also? My wife it thinking about getting an iPad, and I am pure Android. Will this cause "issues"? :eek:
  15. Sep 30, 2014 #55 of 139

    takeagabu New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    I love that I can send the app to my chromecast using screen mirroring!

    If you have the right phone or tablet, you can get a chromecast instead of a mini.
  16. Sep 30, 2014 #56 of 139

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    The stream can support multiple devices at the same time, yes.
  17. Sep 30, 2014 #57 of 139

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    Here is an update, now that I am home from work, I just watched two half hour programs on the Nexus 10. Streaming works fine. Now, when I am in the next room using WiFi G, it seems to lower the refresh rate, so it is a bit jittery. Still sharp looking. It is pretty responsive on the local network and the skipping 30 sec works fine and I can press it several times and it remembers. Even more amazing, after watching 1 hour of video, it barely used 2% of my battery!

    The rest of the TiVo App interface is still sluggish and buggy, however (and being on a fast and Nexus device, this is sad). For some reason, the first folder in "my shows" always starts opened and I can't close it, which is very annoying. In fact, it seems impossible to close any open folder, you must select a different folder to open. Trying to stop a recording fails half the time, kicks me back to the main menu sometimes, and works other times. Deleting a program is slow and kicks me out of the folder EVERY TIME, which is very frustrating. Often it will sit there spinning trying to load program info for no apparent reason (I am sitting 1 foot from the wifi router on a 40Mb/s connection) and I am stuck waiting.

    I never use TiVo's app, since it is so frustrating, but I also had no good reason to either. The streaming functionality is something I will definitely use, and probably very often. I was hoping the app would have been better by now, but at least it now lets me do something I really want, so it has a lot of value.

    Have not tested out of home or any other device yet.
  18. Sep 30, 2014 #58 of 139

    Aflat Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    I had this when I was trying to do the setup over 4g. Came home, set it up over wifi, which succeeded. Then I was able to go to 4g, and it tried, but I have a rooted phone, so it wouldn't stream, but it did get past setup. So try running setup over wifi first, just a guess.
  19. Sep 30, 2014 #59 of 139

    Anchorman Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    Yes, I know that because I tested it on two Android phones simultaneously. I understand that it supports four devices at the same time (on the local network) but only one out-of-home.

    But does it support multiple platforms ie: Android and iOS at the same time?
  20. Sep 30, 2014 #60 of 139

    danthefan New Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    Raleigh, NC...
    I'm very happy to see Android streaming, but am still waiting for the ability to download recorded shows to my Android devices. Is that coming soon?

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