Anyone loaded TiVo app on FireTV?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Dan203, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. BrentOMatic

    BrentOMatic New Member

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    Will this work with Roamio OTA-only setup? Assuming it will need stream or Plus/Pro, but wanted to double-check.
     
  2. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    No it won't work by itself as it needs a stand alone Stream or a plus/pro on the network with it. The OTA doesn't have a stream built in.
     
  3. ericdkirk

    ericdkirk New Member

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    Any chance some one could post a link or the APK of the TIVO beta from the FireTV to try on my Nexus Player. The apps from the market will not even sign in and are in portrait.
     
  4. theking02

    theking02 New Member

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    I have a FireTV stick, but no Nexus Player (or Android TV device) to test this out on. I followed the instructions from here:
    http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-transfer-amazon-fire-tv-apps-to-a-fire-tv-stick/

    In order to extract the TiVo Beta apk from the FireTV. I uploaded the FireTV Tivo Beta apk here:
    http://apkshared.net/Th1

    If anyone would like to sideload the apk onto their Nexus Player or Android TV device and report back if it works, I would definitely be interested (as I'm sure others would be too).
     
  5. theking02

    theking02 New Member

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    Ugh, sorry; maybe not the best site to host an apk file, but it's what I found after some Googling.

    Be sure to use the small gray DOWNLOAD box/link. All of the others are ads.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2016 #186 of 189
    GinoDivx

    GinoDivx New Member

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    Short story - really no good news, and probably a dead-end path for now.
    Long story:
    - In order to run this apk, one would need to install Amazon Appstore app (called Underground) - done.
    - Once Amazon Underground is installed, the app from above would still not run since it requires proper "Ownership" (Amazon's term).
    - I happen to have an Amazon FireStick and I had 2 hours of free time. So, I downloaded Tivo Beta app to it, created a backup using ES File Explorer, and installed THAT version on my Nexus Player. Good news - it ran! And I even was able to register it with my Tivo Roamio as a Stream Source.
    - While steps above succeeded, and I can see all my recorded shows, next bad news is that the app probably depends on some FireTV API's, because when I tried to watch them, it gave me Operating System error, something along the lines "This device does not support Streaming".
    So while I made a lot of progress all the way to the end, it still seems to be a non-starter.
    Cheers,
     
  7. Mar 6, 2016 #187 of 189
    Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Is the Amazon Underground a new requirement with Fire OS 5.0?

    I ask because I certainly installed the TiVo app without it, long ago. I used adbFire on my computer, to send the APK to the FireTV. Worked fine.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2016 #188 of 189
    GinoDivx

    GinoDivx New Member

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    Sorry, my post was about Nexus Player, not about Fire TV. Nexus Player certainly does not have Amazon App installed, and it was about installing TiVo Beta created for FireTV on the Nexus Player.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2016 #189 of 189
    Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
     

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