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Big Game Sunday & IFTTT tests

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVo_Ted, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Feb 5, 2018 #201 of 270
    TiVo_Ted

    TiVo_Ted Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the positive reports on GameSkip. Also, thank you to a few of you who sent me your TSN's to investigate why it didn't work for you. We pulled the logs on a few boxes and discovered 2 different problems:

    1. A couple of boxes had picked up the first tag file that we published right after the game, but had not yet picked up the edited tag file we published about 2 hours after the game. This cut out a long stretch of local commercials where were screwing up our matching algorithm.

    2. Several boxes appeared to have signal reception problems. If portions of the closed captioning information are dropped/garbled, this causes a reduction in match rate and the box rejects the clip file.

    In the next few days we're hoping to generate a report that helps us understand how well things worked for our entire customer base.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2018 #202 of 270
    JoeKustra

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    Thanks Ted. SB LII commercial reverse skips worked for me. On a Cable Roamio without Hydra.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2018 #203 of 270
    Mikeguy

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    And so the question becomes, how will TiVo use the info. in the future--is this a one-off experiment (or possibly a yearly Super Bowl event) or is there a broader application?
     
  4. Feb 5, 2018 #204 of 270
    Mikeguy

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    Overly clear is always a good thing, especially for those (of us) new to the world of IFTTT. Looked into it and it seems like a marvelous world--I'm still amazed that it's a free service (partly why I mistakenly had assumed earlier that an Alexis or Google device would be needed in the mix).
     
  5. Feb 5, 2018 #205 of 270
    Phil T

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    Tried the game skip this morning on my TiVo Bolt VOX and it worked fine.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2018 #206 of 270
    weaver

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    Super Bowl Skip mode didn't work for me. I added an hour of padding, if that made a difference. It does say it has skip mode, but doesn't skip. Roamio basic, non-Hydra.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2018 #207 of 270
    DBrunetti

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    Doesn't work on my non-Hydra Roamio either. Received the activation code on Sunday afternoon and configured IFTTT but never was able to get it to work.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2018 #208 of 270
    homer123

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    Ok, It's Tuesday and still no app or message on my Bolt+ running Hydra. What gives?
     
  9. Feb 6, 2018 #209 of 270
    gjustice

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    Tried the autoskip on the Superbowl and it worked great. Watched several shows last night with no hands on the remote. Didn't think the Skip button could be improved, but AutoSkip really did. Lag was generally 2-4 seconds from the screen popup to actual skip happening.
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2018 #210 of 270
    HerronScott

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    gen3/non-Hydra isn't ready yet even though we can activate it (Ted indicated they need to backport a database change). Sorry if you are looking for the auto-skip feature that is (versus find your remote). :)

    Scott
     
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  11. Feb 6, 2018 #211 of 270
    krkaufman

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    Get what to work? What is "it"?!?
     
  12. Feb 6, 2018 #212 of 270
    DBrunetti

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    Autoskip. I thought once IFTTT was configured with the activation code I received that autoskip would be functional. Seems now like there is more to it than that. I'm in no rush because I use kmttg autoskip which also works great.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2018 #213 of 270
    krkaufman

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    The AutoSkip IFTTT Applet is currently only supported (functional) for Hydra/gen4 boxes; gen3 support is in the works.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2018 #214 of 270
    krkaufman

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    FYI... Posted by David Shoop (@tiv0_Shoop) to the TiVo.IFTTT.Innovate Facebook page a few hours ago:

    Do you need the IFTTT App on your TiVo? Well, we are making it faster and easier to get you going!

    Click on this link and submit your name and the TSN(s) you would like activated with IFTTT:

    TiVo + IFTTT (Google docs form)
    If you have sent us a Private Message and have NOT gotten a response, we're sorry. While we have done our best to keep up with the demand and personally respond to each and every one of you from time to time we may have missed a request. We're gonna fix that!

    If you are having any problems getting up and running, post a brief description of your issue here and we will reach out! Thanks for being a TiVo fan. More fun is yet to come!

    (link)​
     
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  15. Feb 6, 2018 #215 of 270
    Charles R

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    Appreciate the link... setup was easy and just "witnessed" my first auto skip!
     
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  16. Feb 6, 2018 #216 of 270
    ryanoc

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    I have not been able to get the autoskip to work on either of the 2 TiVos that I tried it on.
    I don't get an error message. The applet says that it has never run.
    I am able to say 'skip' to my google home to have the commercials skipped, but they aren't automatically skipping.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2018 #217 of 270
    krkaufman

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    What is the Software Version reported for your boxes on the System Information screen?
     
  18. Feb 7, 2018 #218 of 270
    Mikeguy

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    I guess I was confused as well--I thought, from Ted's initial post, that IFTTT was being enabled on Gen3 boxes in waves, starting last week. And then I thought that I recalled a later post from someone saying that if a box had the IFTTT app, one could enable AutoSkip. Perhaps I missed or forgot an interim thread saying that AutoSkip for Gen3 is not ready yet?

    Ted post #5: "It [AutoSkip on Gen3 boxes] requires us to back-port a database change. I'm working with the product team on a plan to support this in the near future." And so, this is outside of the above Gen3 wave schedule, then, I guess, with the wave schedule only applying to other IFTTT features, AutoSkip separately requiring the database change with no set completion date (other than the near future)?
     
  19. Feb 7, 2018 #219 of 270
    pdhenry

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    IFTTT was/is being rolled out to Gen 3 in waves, but IFTTT isn't sufficient for auto skip. Apparently the issue is in sending the trigger from the box, or in sending it correctly.

    When I tried it on my Exp 3 Bolt I could see error messages in IFTTT after watching ads that would have auto-skipped it it had worked correctly.
     
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  20. Feb 7, 2018 #220 of 270
    krkaufman

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    From @TiVo_Ted's OP...
    Followup posts clarified that AutoSkip was also in the works for compatible gen3 boxes.
     

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