Bolt Streaming to PC and Portable Devices

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by mikecoscia, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. dnorth12

    dnorth12 Member

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    I am now experiencing this problem today. I have in the past few months just gone to tivo online and selected a program to watch on a computer while away from home and watch the program. Mostly just programs off the major 3 networks. Now all of a sudden I am getting this dialogue.

    "We are unable to detect your TiVo streaming device from this location. If you are currently away from home, streaming video is not supported at this time."

    Was I just lucky and they caught up with me or did something change in the rules?
     
  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Interesting since others have announced that seemed to be generally released late last year but there still seem to be users that have not been able to do it (the last time that I tried it I still wasn't able to).

    Scott
     
  3. dnorth12

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    Scott that is the thing. I was able to and now I am not able to.
     
  4. dnorth12

    dnorth12 Member

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    Am I the only one having this problem lately? If so the rest of you should be stepping up to tell me how to get it working again. :p
     
  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware that this feature ever was generally released. Instead, I believe that it was going into beta-testing, and nothing ever was heard about it since, officially. My guess is that the occasional people who have reported having had the capability (sometimes, as above, only temporarily) have stumbled into the beta/testing code somehow.
     
  6. dnorth12

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    I contacted customer service. They didn't address the fact that I was able to use it on my desktop for the several sessions that I did. They just said it can only be used on a device, ie phone, ipad etc. Since when is a desktop not a device? :D
     
  7. kendq

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    I was able to watch my Northern home tivo shows (in my southern home)until they replaced my Bolt under warranty, I can still watch my southern home tivo in my Northern home. this is so aggravating I bout 3 bolts and 4 mini's and it doesn't work I get "We are unable to detect your TiVo streaming device from this location. If you are currently away from home, streaming video is not supported at this time."
     

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