Big Game Sunday & IFTTT tests

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  1. Feb 2, 2018 #101 of 280
    Tony_T

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    Not sure how Tivo/IFTTT handles SKIP, but if it knows or can know in advance of the SKIP point then maybe the delay can be lessened.
    But if Tivo/IFTTT only knows when the commercial starts, then forget my suggestion.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2018 #102 of 280
    pdhenry

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    I got the message on my Experience 3 Bolts this morning. A more detailed rundown of what currently works and doesn't on an Exp 3 box would be helpful.

    For example, will all IFTTT apps that attempt to emulate a remote button fail on Exp 3 currently? All I know so far is that Find My Remote works and Auto Skip doesn't (the data showing a skippable ad block passes through IFTTT but it logs a failure).
     
  3. Feb 2, 2018 #103 of 280
    JoeKustra

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    I got that too. I also got (on my Mini VOX) another "null" message today. But, sad to say, I am not into FB and choose to stay in the dark ages in the IFTTT world. I need the exercise.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2018 #104 of 280
    TonyD79

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    I got error messages when I tried to connect but it turns out it connected anyway.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2018 #105 of 280
    sam1070

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    Still haven’t got the app on my bolt + or any of my minis
     
  6. Feb 2, 2018 #106 of 280
    TonyD79

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    Wow. Auto skip works!
     
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  7. Feb 2, 2018 #107 of 280
    Tony_T

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    I was getting a 10 second delay on the first test.
    Now only a 2 sec delay on two subsequent shows.
     
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  8. Feb 2, 2018 #108 of 280
    TerpBE

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    I just tried this on my non-Hydra Bolt and Google Home Mini. As expected, Auto-skip doesn't work, but "Hey Google, find my remote" does! Great addition!

    One thing that I don't know if they considered: when listening to music (Spotify, etc.) with Google Home if you want to skip a track you say, "hey Google, skip". But, that's also the command to skip a commercial break. So if somebody's listening to music in another part of the house, will they make my TiVo recording jump ahead if they try skipping a track?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2018 #109 of 280
    zexel

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    I have tried several times and cannot get this to work. I use IFTTT on other devices in my home and have no trouble with them. Anyone have any suggestions? I am trying to use auto skip on a bolt running Hydra.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2018 #110 of 280
    mrizzo80

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    I'm a rookie with IFTTT but it looked like the iOS app had an Activity tab that listed service errors. Any clues in there?
     
  11. Feb 2, 2018 #111 of 280
    zexel

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    I see no service errors in the log.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2018 #112 of 280
    defond

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    I got the invite, but the app is not showing up on my Tivo bolt. I forced a connection and rebooted. That didn’t seem to work. Thanks for your help!


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  13. Feb 2, 2018 #113 of 280
    zexel

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    The tivo rebooted on its own and auto skip now works.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2018 #114 of 280
    krkaufman

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    Same... message received on TiVo, but no app. I've given in and have submitted my BOLT & Mini TSNs to David Shoop via the TiVo.IFTTT.Innovate Facebook group (though they may accept them via a TCF PM, as well).
     
  15. Feb 3, 2018 #115 of 280
    NoVa

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    I always laugh at people who misread then complain in early adopt mode.
    That's always a car crash to see.
     
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  16. Feb 3, 2018 #116 of 280
    alarson83

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    Turned on the auto-skip.. it ended up, for some reason, skipping the first 10 minutes of Agents of Shield when i tried to watch it tonight. The behavior repeated after i rewound
     
  17. Feb 3, 2018 #117 of 280
    SGR215

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    This won't work because the delay isn't consistent. I can't think of any way to fix the delay issue since its a characteristic attribute of the IFTTT service. If you add in any advanced padding, you're only going to end up clipping parts of the show.

    It may be possible to at least prevent the double-skip issue and add in a backup option if auto-skip takes to long to occur. To do this, Tivo would need to implement an IFTTT trigger timeout. For instance, Tivo could monitor the time it takes between the 'THIS' trigger and the 'THAT' command response. If it's over a certain amount of time -- such as 20 seconds -- the command could be automatically ignored by Tivo. This would allow users to initiate a manual skip if the auto-skip takes longer than 20 seconds to occur. A popup could even be displayed that notifies the user that the IFTTT trigger has failed. However, this sort of thing isn't possible with IFTTT directly so it would have to be implemented either in the Tivo Cloud or natively in the Tivo software itself.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2018 #118 of 280
    Tony_T

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    I also had a few times where the SKIP failed to trigger and this was noted in my IFTTT Error Log. Is there a way for the App to re-send the D Key press when an error occurs?
     
  19. Feb 3, 2018 #119 of 280
    SGR215

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    Not that I'm aware of. Does the error log provide any useful information? It's strange it outright fails but I guess it makes sense since this is still a beta feature.

    I would test this myself but its still not showing up on my Bolt+ (despite getting the notification about it yesterday).
     
  20. Feb 3, 2018 #120 of 280
    dnorth12

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    This post should be two separate posts. One for the Super Bowl skip experiment and one for the IFTTT experiment. I haven't read this whole thread due to time constraints, but it appears that everyone is interested in IFTTT. Personally I don't have any need for IFTTT at this time.

    What I want to know is if someone can't watch the SB live are they stuck with using the skip experiment to watch commercials or can they "skip" this skip experiment and watch the game without the commercials as the skip feature is intended?
     

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