Does out-of-home LTE streaming to an iPhone work for ANYONE?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by jesrush, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. jesrush

    jesrush Member

    51
    7
    Nov 6, 2015

    Advertisements

    For anyone who finds this thread later - I ended up buying a slingbox 350 off ebay for $50 and the $15 "A/V Breakout Cable Kit" for a Mini from Tivo. The 350 model is the cheapest slingbox that streams 1080p (but it does not have wifi and must use ethernet). The video goes: Tivo Mini --> Slingbox 350 --> Television. Most importantly: It works great out-of-home and avoids the ridiculous iOS cellular "limitation" and is also more stable than the Tivo app on WiFi. The Slingbox onscreen remote control is a little clunky and you certainly wouldn't want to use it to watch TV every day, but it's fine to get you to the occasional live sporting event. Even though slingbox has stopped making new boxes, there is no indication they'll be shutting down their cloud infrastructure anytime soon. All in all I'm a happy camper having circumvented probably the most annoying aspect of my Tivo ecosystem...
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    23,289
    1,165
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    I assume most annoying for iOS products? Because on my four Android devices, the TiVo app works great for streaming in home and out of home. It is solid on my android devices. I only consider using my Slingbox now for programs that are copy protected, so they are prohibited from streaming out of home with the TiVo app. And prohibited from being transferred between TiVos.
     
  3. jesrush

    jesrush Member

    51
    7
    Nov 6, 2015
    Yes - sounds like those using Android are in a much better spot with regards to streaming. Our household is way too deep in the apple ecosystem to switch just for TV streaming :)
     
  4. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

    1,179
    253
    Apr 23, 2003
    White...
    I guess everyone’s experience is different. My wife’s been in the hospital for the past two weeks and watching out of home with the iOS app has been rock solid. No commercial skip available, but you can ‘stack’ 30 slips.

    We’re on WiFi here in the hospital, but as I mentioned earlier, cellular download and watching soon after the download begins works as well.
     
  5. jay2o01

    jay2o01 New Member

    1
    0
    Oct 7, 2018

    Advertisements

    the latest tivo app blocks downloading and watching on lte for me.. any ideas? is there a setting you have to change before this will work, cuz I can't find it.
     
  6. jesrush

    jesrush Member

    51
    7
    Nov 6, 2015
    I'm not aware of any current issues. I'm running the latest iOS app with Hydra on my Bolt. I was able to download and watch a football game today.
     
  7. nyjack

    nyjack Member

    68
    1
    Mar 9, 2013
    Same here. iPhone 6s Comcast/Xfinity TiVo Roamio Premier connected via Ethernet
     
  8. nyjack

    nyjack Member

    68
    1
    Mar 9, 2013
    Were you using cellular dat (LTE) or WiFi?
     
  9. nyjack

    nyjack Member

    68
    1
    Mar 9, 2013
    Were you using cellular data (LTE) or WiFi?
     
  10. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    12,404
    1,806
    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Download and watch, yes. Stream live, no.
     
  11. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

    1,954
    361
    Oct 6, 2011
    Ted said it was supposed to be coming. The biggest issue I can remember is Apple requires some kind of variable bit rate support but the app never supported it
     
  12. SteveDC

    SteveDC New Member

    12
    4
    Jun 11, 2015
    Total piece of crap still !!!
    "Streaming not supported" "Streaming over a cellular connection is not supported"

    SERIOUSLY !!! WTF!!!

    Come on Tivo, It is nearly 2020 and you STILL can't support streaming over cellular!!???

    Been a Tivo customer from day 1, but EVERY day I get more and more pissed off with you !!!

    FIX IOS STREAMING OVER LTE!!! And don't give me any BS about "it's Apple's fault" TONS of other apps stream/download just fine !!!
     
    zubinh likes this.
  13. zubinh

    zubinh Active Member

    292
    60
    Jun 7, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Totally agree. Instead of allocating resources to features that customers want, they allocate resources to coming up with crap people don't want (i.e Tivo +)
     
  14. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

    1,179
    253
    Apr 23, 2003
    White...
    LTE streaming would be a nice holiday present. Fingers-crossed it's in the next update.
     
  15. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    7,510
    1,097
    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    Merry Christmas. :)

    iOS version 4.4.1 out

    Scott
     
    Steve likes this.

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements