Anyone loaded TiVo app on FireTV?

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  1. Dec 10, 2014 #21 of 189
    Dan203

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    Considering it took 2+ years to release the Android app I think that might be a bit optimistic. Although HAXE does have cross platform support, so maybe they can just port the Mini's code over to other platforms easily? IDK. The TiVo software has a lot more then the HAXE UI, so that could be more complex then it sounds.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2014 #22 of 189
    bradleys

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    Well, my thought is that the streaming app will be based on the Android app.... They couldn't deliver until that was done. Now that the android app has been completed and deployed it is just a simple port of the codeset.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2014 #23 of 189
    lickwid

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    Looks like it's possible with an app called Wukong. The reviews even mention it working specifically for the Fire Tv Stick, as well as for the Xfinity app as well. I'll update it my experiences once I try it tonight.

    BTW, Slingplayer released a Free app for FireTV, for those who also have a Slingbox.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2014 #24 of 189
    PCurry57

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    A wireless mini! That also doesn't require a 4-6 tuner TiVo. This is a new option for a household that has the two tuner TiVo's and wants to add another TV inexpensively, being as the minis don't work with two tuner units.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2014 #25 of 189
    tatergator1

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    Sort of. They would still need to buy a Stream if wanting to use with 2 or 4 tuner boxes, since this is running the tablet Tivo App, which in turn needs H.264 format video.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2014 #26 of 189
    lickwid

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    I can confirm that the app "Wukong" app works great. A little weird using the mouse, but I can imagine it's similar using a controller.

    I tried the Xfinity TV Go and the Tivo (phone) app. Need to figure out how to get the Tablet version.

    You can download here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wukongtv.wkremote.client.en&hl=en
     
  7. Dec 12, 2014 #27 of 189
    lickwid

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    If it's allowed, can someone post a link to the tablet version of the Tivo App? I only have an Android phone, so it runs a different version. I'd like to have one similar to the one in the video posted above by Dan.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2014 #28 of 189
    Dan203

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    I got it by installing BlueStacks, an Android VM for PC, then downloading the apk from that. I'm not sure if it's legal to post the apk here or not so I don't want to do that.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2014 #29 of 189
    Dan203

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    A better way to do it would be to use DLNA CVP-2. Then they could stream to any DLNA capable device and present the UI remotely via HTML5 if the device supported it, or as a simple list of shows if it used an older DLNA spec. The HDHomeRun supports protected DLNA so we know that CableLabs is OK with the technology. (in fact most cable boxes will be required to use it soon, so TiVo may have to do it anyway for the MSO partners)
     
  10. Dec 12, 2014 #30 of 189
    Fofer

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    All I see are these two:

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    I should be grabbing the one that says "TiVo Tablet (Obsolete)" ??
     
  11. Dec 12, 2014 #31 of 189
    Dan203

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    I think that's the one I used. Just make sure the version jumber is > 2.0 and it,s the right one.

    Also during setup of the stream the font size is a bit off, so the "OK" button is pushed off screen. But you can still navigate to it with the remote and click it to proceed. That's the only part of the UI I couldn't navigate with the mouse.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2014 #32 of 189
    Fofer

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    The "TiVo Tablet (Obsolete)" one is 2.0.

    The "TiVo" one (#1 on that list above) says "varies by device" on the Play Store, but when I check the version number of that app installed on my Nexus 7 tablet, for example, I see that it is version 2.0.1 there. So that's the one I should sideload onto the FireTV, yeah? I hope so, because I'd feel better with the one that's not labelled "obsolete" anyway ;)
     
  13. Dec 12, 2014 #33 of 189
    Dan203

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    Yeah that's the one I have. 2.0.1
     
  14. Dec 12, 2014 #34 of 189
    magnus

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    Yes, I read that on the Amazon website. This will make it a lot better than Chromecast for hotel use.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2014 #35 of 189
    tlc

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    Is there any reason to think they WANT to put TiVo access into streamers that connect to TVs? They don't support HDMI out or Google casting with their current apps.


    This does sound more likely due to CableLabs' concerns, but it doesn't help with travel.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2014 #36 of 189
    bradleys

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    Based on their own presentations - yes

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  17. Dec 14, 2014 #37 of 189
    jrtroo

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    Stupid question. any chance this will work on a chromecast? Three fire stick seems to be oos until January.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2014 #38 of 189
    lickwid

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    Hmm, still can't get the correct Tivo APK so it looks like how it'll look on the tablet and/or iPad. I had a friend of mine download it onto his tablet and extract the APK and email it to me. Loaded onto the FireTV Stick and still get the same phone looking version. It appears that the APK should be the same for both phone and tablet? This is the file name..."TiVo_com.tivophone.android_2.0.1_16700.apk"

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I could use the phone version as it works, but the GUI isn't great for TV use.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2014 #39 of 189
    Fofer

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    Maybe then the one needed is the "TiVo Tablet (Obsolete)" one after all? :confused:

    (See my post above.)
     
  20. Dec 15, 2014 #40 of 189
    lickwid

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    Why don't you give it a shot and let me know. If I could get Bluestacks to run properly on my old Windows PC, but it won't work. And from what I've read, it doesn't run well on Mac.
     

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