Any internet based live tv that works with TiVo?

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  1. Jun 4, 2018 #1 of 32
    casino187

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    I’d like to ditch cable. OTA isn’t enough. Does TiVo have any options?


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  2. Jun 4, 2018 #2 of 32
    Mikeguy

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    Yes, it has various apps to connect to other services. E.g. Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime. See: Apps.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2018 #3 of 32
    krkaufman

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    I’m not sure that any of the cable-replacement OTT Live TV services yet work on the TiVo platform, even where apps for the associated streaming service are available for TiVos. For example, there are YouTube and Hulu apps on TiVos but the apps don’t support the associated live TV packages for either.

    And no DirecTV NOW, PS Vue, SlingTV, Philo apps at all.

    I believe the Amazon Prime app may support Amazon Channels, but that’s short of live TV, per the thread title.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2018 #4 of 32
    casino187

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    Netflix and prime have live tv? I know YouTube and Hulu do but I don’t think the live part works with TiVo


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  5. Jun 5, 2018 #5 of 32
    casino187

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    Thank you for your reply. I would like to ditch cox but not TiVo considering I have it set up on like 8 TVs now.


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  6. Jun 5, 2018 #6 of 32
    Mikeguy

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    Sorry, I had ignored the OP's thread heading when responding to his post, which I thought was asking about non-OTA media options available via a TiVo box generally.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2018 #7 of 32
    Tony_T

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    If you want to record Live streaming, I don't think any of the Tivo Apps will do that.
    Look into the Live TV (with Cloud DVR) services offered by Hulu, Direct TV, SlingTV, Youtube, etc, then get a Roku or FireStick or Chromecast streaming device.

    (when I looked into this, the savings were not enough for be to ditch cable)
     
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    aaronwt

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    Every year when I look into it, there are no savings at all. It would end up costing me twice as much or more to watch the same shows I currently watch with cable TV.
     
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    JoeKustra

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    If there was decent (DD) audio I might look into it. But all the broadcast and network apps seem to be PCM. I might as well use a tablet.
     
  10. Tony_T

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    I have a cable subscription with HBO and SHO. Ditching cable saves me about $100 annually. But Cloud DVR sucks when FFing past commercials, and even with Hulu's commercial free option, not all Cloud DVR allows FFing past commercials

    Worth the additional cost to have Tivo SKIP :)
     
  11. mdavej

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    DirecTV NOW has the same content for $35 that my old cable plan had for $100.

    Yes, cloud DVR sucks in terms of space and commercial skipping. But I'll gladly take the money in exchange for a little inconvenience. I've been skipping commercials the old fashioned way since the 80's, so losing auto commercial skip is no big to me. My comm skip macro works well enough.
     
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    $35 is for 12 months, and you need to sign a contract for 24 months.
    Based on the plan signed, price could be well in excess on $100 in the 2nd year.

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  13. wmcbrine

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    That's regular (satellite dish) DirecTV. DirecTV Now has no contracts.
     
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  14. mdavej

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    I've had "DirecTV NOW" streaming for 2 years, no contracts, no equipment, no extra fees, no increases, no installation, no satellite dishes. 100+ channels for $35 (early adopter discount), cloud DVR, runs on nearly all streaming devices. Works the same as Hulu Live TV, Youtube TV, PS Vue, Sling TV, Philo, etc. Has nothing to do with satellite service.

    Kaufman, I'm surprised at your "like". I thought you understood the difference between OTT and cable/satellite services.
     
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    Chuckle. I saw the “DirecTV” in the terms and felt like they might not be applicable to “NOW” but was too lazy to double-check. (Considered that the OTT market is fast-changing and I haven’t really been keeping-up with specific terms — though absence of contracts has been a big selling point.) I did like that the issue was raised, though, expecting somebody more diligent to provide clarification; but I was perhaps a bit too loose with my like if it signals endorsement of a response. Duly chastised. ;)
     
  16. Tony_T

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    Cloud DVR sucks. Direct TV Now only keeps recording for 30 days.
     
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    Yes. Only “contract” is a pay in advance if you get a deal for a fire tv or something like that.
     
  18. mdavej

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    Point taken. I rarely keep anything on my Tivo more than 30 days anyway. Most things older than that I can get on demand. So I'd rather have the money than the storage. I can certainly understand that being a deal breaker for some.
     
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    The deal breaker for me is that FFing is clunky. Maybe it's due to my slowish internet connection.
    I'm addicted to Tivo SKIP.
     
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    Even then, you can cancel your service immediately, kind of like these guys. And, yes, I've seen lots of people on the DirecTV NOW forums do this. It boggles the mind.
     
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