Any internet based live tv that works with TiVo?

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  1. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2018
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I've tried DirecTV Now a couple of times. FIrst for a free ROku, and then this year for a free ATV 4K. To even come close to the channels I need costs $70 a month with DirecTV Now. $70 a month is what I currently pay for the top FiOS TV tier, only I get many more channels, and it all just about all of the ones I want.(it doesn't have STarz or the Weather Channel)

    The top DirecTV Now subscription still is missing channels I want. And I would still have to pay extra for HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax. While that is included on FiOS, along with EPix. And since it's part of my cable subscription, I'm able to use those pay channel apps to watch their content. Since the quality is better than what is on FiOS.
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  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Actually, the way it works with DTVN, it makes sense -- if you're prepaid, the cancellation doesn't take effect until the end of the prepaid period. So, do it now, while you're thinking of it, and avoid the risk of extra charges.

    The deal I got was pretty spectacular: Pre-pay three months at the regular price ($105 total), and get an Apple TV free (normally ~$170). Basically they're paying you $65 to take their service for three months. So I can imagine many people took that deal with no intention of ever even watching DTVN.
  4. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Yeah, I hear you. Early on, I did several month and week long trials in a row using different emails, then ultimately did the pre-pay for the ATV which I immediately sold on ebay. Considering all that, my first entire year of DTVN probably cost me less than $150, or about what I was paying for just 1-1/2 months of cable TV.

    The cancellation isn't supposed to take effect until your month runs out, and that's the way it worked with me every time I cancelled. But several in the forum reported that it took effect immediately. I'm not sure I believe them, but it's probably not worth the risk.

    @aaronwt, $70 is what I'd also be paying if I hadn't locked in the Go Big plan at $35. I wish I could get a cable deal like you, but I can't get anything close to that with Spectrum. A similar tier is $80 with them plus several bogus fees that bring it close to $100.
  5. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    It does, but Karma is an angry god that comes when you least expect it :D:eek::eek:
  6. John Gehrke

    John Gehrke New Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Still looking for an app on my Tivo Roamio that will allow me to watch live tv so I can ditch Comcast since Comcast has ditched the on demand support for my Tivo. So a vote for Tivo to offer a live tv package or for Amazon to do it. Also a contender for my Comcast money is Hulu. All they have to do is upgrade their app to support live tv. I want to stick it to Comcast and give that money to some other company. If anyone has any leads on a company that starts a live TV service that will work with my Tivo let me know. Just fyi, no need to post about other devices that will work. Dont want to add anymore devices, for now I am sticking with just my Tivo. Thanks
  7. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    That was my plan also, sticking with the $35 go big, but the service was so bad in the early days I canceled it. You must have stuck it out. I assume it works better now.
  8. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Yeah, still hangin' in there going on 3 years now. But it does NOT work any better, probably worse over all. Problem is I still can't find as good a lineup for any less money. I have to admit I almost never watch the app itself. I just use my login for TV Everywhere most of the time.
  9. srazook

    srazook New Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Yes, TiVo is really missing out by not incorporating a Live TV Streaming service (YouTube TV, Hulu Live, or developing their own service) with their OTA receivers. Channels via OTA are free, which is great. But there’s just too few channel options.
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  10. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    TiVo has a Hulu app but the app does not incorporate the Hulu live? I would think if you subscribe to Hulu live, your login would get you live TV streamed just as if you login anywhere else. Too simplistic?
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  11. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    No the Hulu app on TiVo does not get you Hulu Live.

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  12. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

    May 2, 2002
    Nor does the YouTube app of TiVo get you YouTube Live.

    At this rate, I don't see TiVo remaining in our house much longer (after 20 years). We just ditched cable, OTA only gets us 5 channels (available with our Youtube TV), and NetFlix is the only app that works. It's is not only no longer the single pane of glass into our media sources, it's the last device we "go to" for media.

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