Do you have a Virgin Media TiVo and an Android Phone?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by arantius, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 #1 of 25
    arantius

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    I'm the creator of TiVo Commander ( https://market.android.com/details?id=com.arantius.tivocommander ) and I've received reports that it doesn't work with Virgin Media TiVos. I think it should, but I need just a little help to make it work.

    So if you have both necessary devices, and some time to work with me, please contact me. Easiest contact method for me is this username @gmail.com . Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2011 #2 of 25
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    To save you the development time:

    The UK premiere (VM TiVo) does not have its network ports enabled at all at present,
    that will change when they release the UK specific ipad app though "soon".
     
  3. Oct 5, 2011 #3 of 25
    arantius

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    Odd. One of my users' reports was that "This works perfectly with my UK virgin media tivos on manual setup.", the bug being that auto detect claimed it didn't work (thus only manual setup did work).
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 #4 of 25
    ptruman

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    You can PM me if you like, but you'll have fun getting it to work :)

    So far, the VM TiVo does NOT have bluetooth or ethernet capabilities enabled. The only way to do any remote recording is via the approved app, which uses a VM internet server to pass a signal back to their internal network on which the TiVos are connected - which sets up the recording.

    It's possible that once the iPAD app launches (http://www.techradar.com/news/television/virgin-media-unveils-tivo-ipad-app-1019063) later this year, that your app might be made to work.
     
  5. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Have got this working OK - but it starts 'Watch Now' 29 minutes into programme.
     
  6. Brangdon

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    It works for me, too, with 15.2.

    It doesn't yet add enough value for me to use it routinely, and I've not given my TiVo a permanent connection to my home network, so I've not done much testing. (I wrote about the kinds of features I'd like to see in another thread.)
     
  7. Fixerman

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    It does not work for me. It "sees" the Tivo on the network ok but does not connect.

    The Peanut App for the iPad works ok.
     
  8. whiteswan

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    Tivo Commander now works brilliantly.........

    Its great to be able to select my recordings and begin to play one without going into all the tivo menus.......

    Dave
     
  9. Halifax81

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    Mine works fine but doesn't pull through any images plus the remote layout is slightly different, other than that it's spot on
     
  10. Fixerman

    Fixerman Member

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    My Android app is working fine now. I just needed to enter some parameters!
     
  11. royfox

    royfox New Member

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    Just got this app working.. Has anyone tried port forwarding to see if this can work outside the home network?
     
  12. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    It does. I do this. But it's an advanced sort of use case that I'm definitely not going to spend my personal time supporting.
     
  13. fergiet

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    Working well with the 15.2 update from Virgin. Using an HTC Wildfire so if it works with that it should be fine with any android phone.

    Great app by the way. :)
     
  14. Halifax81

    Halifax81 New Member

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    Has the app been pulled from the market? Or is it a temp glitch?

    Not that it matters as I have the app installed for now
     
  15. zekeisaszekedoes

    zekeisaszekedoes New Member

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    Hey arantius, which ports need to be forwarded to do this? Because I tried it with just 1413 and it does not work.

    I tried going through my VPN when on 3G networks but it doesn't schedule recordings correctly for some reason... could be a VPN fault as it's a lot slower than me accessing my NAS PC via FTP versus trying it with SMB over the VPN. But still... flummoxed.

    Using v13 of the app, last one before the takedown I believe. (If TiVo aren't going to release an official app, having a good free one taken down is a dick move).
     
  16. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    1413. For a standard (US) TiVo. I don't know anything about Virgin. If it doesn't work for you, I can't help.
     
  17. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    1413 works fine here
     
  18. zekeisaszekedoes

    zekeisaszekedoes New Member

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    What are you inputting in the TiVo Address column? I've tried the DynDNS, direct IP, with and without http:// or https:// and it never seems to make a difference.
     
  19. TIVO_YORK99

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    It isn't working for me using just 1413 either.
     

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