Does CEC only work with TE4?

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  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think the answer is yes, but maybe I'm just missing the option. Does CEC only work with TE4?

    My wife wants to be able to turn the TV on/off with Alexa. I could get one of those Harmony things, but if the TiVo can do it via CEC I figured I'd set that up instead. But the docs on tivo.com only show the option in TE4.
     
  2. EWiser

    EWiser Active Member

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    That is a feature of 4 and I love it.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Ugh. That's what I thought.
     
  4. Headford

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    Another option, the Amazon Fire TV Cube has an IR blaster built-in. It is a combo Echo/FireTV and can turn on/off a TV (and a receiver, if you have one, with the same command). If you enable the TiVo Alexa skill, Alexa voice commands will also change the channel on your TE3 TiVo too. Plus, it runs a subset of Android apps that have been migrated to the FireTV platform (the Fire OS is a forked Android OS).
     

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