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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ghartler, Jun 22, 2019.
Based on history, I would not expect the Fire experience to be on par with a Mini.
For those who really want watch Disney+ on their TV, it seems like the cheapest devices to buy from that list would be a Chromecast ($35 list price, sometimes available for cheaper) or one of Roku's devices (per Roku, seems like the cheapest is $25).
FWIW, at home, I have an Apple TV 4K (got it thru a Direct TV Now deal), Chromecast (one of the round ones but not the latest version) and an old Roku 3.
I believe we are going to see the next TiVo box be Android TV powered (similar to their offering for Cable Co’s).
Here's what TiVo is doing with Google's Android TV - 9to5Google
This will be a big win in my opinion. We would have access to all apps that are developed for Android TV. As the Android TV platform gains steam, the number and quality of apps will increase.
Does anybody know if our Tivo boxes will get the Android software when available or are we stuck with HTML5?
Anyone that would know the answer to that would certainly be legally obliged not to share the information.
Perhaps Dave Zatz will get a scoop on that in his zatznotfunny blog.
If you read the various postulating in other threads, the general opinion is "not a chance" it's expected any android based units will be new models.
That's really a shame. It would be such a great gesture of their appreciation to our loyalty these many years.
I could possibly see Tivo upgrading maybe just the Bolt to Android since it does have things in common with the Edge and a wide userbase. Also, they wouldn't be back to managing two platforms once again.
At this point, there are very few quality apps that Android TV doesn't have. Hulu finally just brought its new version app, with support for live TV and other add-ons, to Android TV. Amazon Prime Video is now available more broadly for Android TV, although I think maybe Amazon is still allowing it only on certain devices that meet their security requirements, requiring Amazon to "bless" the device before it can be installed on it.
I think Android TV now has apps for all of the other major OTT subscription services (e.g. HBO Now, Showtime, Starz, CBS AA, MLB.TV, ESPN+, AT&T TV, YouTube TV, etc.) are on Android TV, as well as just about all of the authenticated apps for cable networks (e.g. Fox Sports Go, Watch HGTV, AMC, etc.) and the major broadcast nets (ABC, NBC, Fox, PBS, The CW).
We may know more in about 3 weeks. Tivo has a CEDIA Expo booth. Runs from the 10th to 14th.
no they would have three Encore/Hydra/android roamio/bolt/edge
Do we even know whether the Edge is going to run Android at all?
From what I understand of the Android-based TiVo boxes on some of the cable networks, they aren't full DVRs. They're more like minis where the main box lives at the cable company.
It is unlikely that a back port to old hardware is even possible. An Android-based Roamio and Bolt would need enough CPU and (most importantly) memory to run both Android TV and the DVR kernel (Mind). MAYBE, the Bolt could do it, but I doubt the Roamio or Premiere could manage it.
No, we don't know whether the Edge or any other retail TiVo device is going to run Android TV. There's some reason to be hopeful but I'll be pleasantly surprised if it does.
Not my still-functioning Toshiba Series 2 TiVo box?
Depending on the robustness of the Roku/Android app (and whether it ever comes out), one could also run their Tivo headlessly and stream from a Roku/Android/Itunes App. My personal preference is to just switch to my smart TV or Roku for apps, but if you're insistent on having everything in one interface, that's another way to go.
Disney's streaming service is getting some serious buzz on CNBC. Most talking heads think it may be bigger than Disney.
I sure do wish I had bought Roku's stock at $30.
Probably over blown. But I went ahead and signed up for the 3 year deal they had. Seemed worth the $4/mo just for the original content. I'll have to buy something to watch it on though if they can't work out their issue with Amazon as the FireTV is currently the only streamer I have. (I have a 1st gen Chromecast somewhere, but no idea where)
I bought at $26. My only regret is putting only 10 grand when I had $50,000 sitting in the savings making no money. Wife fought me tooth and nail on investing at all and now she regrets it too.