Any reason they couldn't add Sling to the DVR line?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by janitor53, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. janitor53

    janitor53 Member

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    Just like the title says, since Tivo seems coupled up with at least Sling now, is there any technical reason they couldn't just add Sling to the app selection of the DVR? Even this minor step would seem to reinvigorate the product.
     
  2. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    You still couldn't record from it. :(
     
  3. janitor53

    janitor53 Member

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    but that's okay. Just add sling to the apps on the OTA edge/bolt. Sling has a cloud DVR. That way you get the OTA plus the apps and you could add or drop the streaming service whenever you wanted to add more tv, but you could always have the OTA right there without switching inputs.
     
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  4. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    To be blunt, because the new company that purchased the Tivo name is intent on abandoning the outdated Tivo DVR line. Its over and time to move on.
     
  5. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    No one is going to make apps on top of old OS's anymore, its all going to be ios or andriod

    Not Linux!
     
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Did you read that somewhere? I thought it was Dave Shull, the CEO brought in to TiVo to (cash it out) (and who seemingly will have the role of "a strategic advisor" in the merged company).

    (To be more clear: that it has been Dave Shull prognosticating on TiVo's future, rather than any statements by Xperi or the to-be Xperi-TiVo merger entity.)
     
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  7. janitor53

    janitor53 Member

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    ted actually said on this site that they aren't abandoning it despite what you may have heard.
     
  8. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    they added youtube kids app, so might add more if written for tivo
     

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