Does the TiVo part work for anyone?

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  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Ok I set up a bunch of random recordings and season passes that recorded over night and the TiVo part still doesn’t work for me. Every single show has the banner with "x recordings” but when I click on it all I get are the generic links to the other streaming services. No list of the recorded episodes with links to them.

    Does it just not work the way I expect? Or does it work correctly for some people and just not me?
     
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  2. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    I get mine today and already signed up for the Sling 7 days free trial. I'll let you know later when I can try it. I am familiar with Sling on Roku so hopefully I can figure it out.
     
  3. Rikki_Rocket

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    I tested yesterday and it does not work for me. Your expectations are correct.
     
  4. SugarBowl

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    I have seen it work a few times. You will see a list of all episodes, some which are recorded and others that aren't. You have to scroll until you find one that is recorded. Which will show a 'Watch' button to the right.

    It is not currently working for 2 shows that I have recorded.
     
  5. schatham

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    My shows works for me so far. As you scroll my shows it will say recording for your recorded shows. The other stuff is on demand available to you. Look at the on demand the same as Tivo suggestions or your favorites.

    Just select Sling or HBO or whatever you want to watch it on and it starts.Select the show, then the platform and it goes right to it.

    Using Sling it works good. Make sure you link your Sling account.

    So far if using Sling and other platforms this is so much better than the Roku. If I was not using Sling I would just use a Roku and go straight to HBO or whatever.

    I don't think it beats cable TV with a Tivo.
     
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  6. Rikki_Rocket

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    I wonder if the problem could be that I am trying to record shows for Channels that I don’t actually pay for on Sling Blue plan? The Guide seems to show me every possible Sling channel, not just the ones on Blue plan (I think). What do others see in the Guide?
     
  7. Dan203

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    Can you put up a short video showing how it works?

    Mine doesn't work. I click on a show that has recordings and I don't get any episode/recording information. Just a link to the various apps that have that show. If I click Sling it takes me to the general page for the whole show, with no way I can see to display only recordings. Just a big list of every episode that's available VOD or even as a future recording. If in the TiVo app I click Episodes I'm given a list of every episode available. If I know specifically which one I recorded and click that then it will take me to the DVR recording instead of the VOD one, but how the hell am I suppose to know the exact name/number of every episode I record?

    I was expecting a list similar to a real TiVo where it just shows you the episodes you recorded and you can select them and play them directly.
     
  8. cybergrimes

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    I don't have Sling but added a couple shows. I can click into "Episodes" on the main show page, see descriptions of the episode and it will open right to and play the episode (for the one Disney+ title I tried). It was slow to open it but it worked. So this same episode list doesn't have links to Sling then?
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That works. But if you have Sling and record shows the recordings don’t show even though the white text above the show that says "x episodes" will say "x episodes|x recordings" so TiVo knows you have recorded the show on Sling.
     
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  10. cybergrimes

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    Gotcha, that's a shame. I'll get a trial, or a month, and play around with it soon.
     
  11. omelet1978

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    Is there the ability to set a number of recordings of a show with SlingTV?

    As in a news show, just set it to 2 or 3 recordings so it does not fill up your DVR since it comes on every day? I did that all the time with my Tivo Bolt and it was incredibly useful.
     
  12. Dan203

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    Not that I've seen. You can "protect" a recording to keep it from being deleted, but you'd have do manually. Doesn’t seem to be an option to "protect" entire shows, just individual episodes.

    Would be nice if they had a Keep At Most option like TiVo
     
  13. schatham

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    Say you selected better things from my shows, then you select sling. Notice 10 available, but nothing has recorded yet and it's not on demand. So you just see a blank line. Looks like one is recording now.

    Now Charles Manson. It says recording 1. selecting that, then Sling goes right into the show.

    You get a preview of single shows, but for multiple shows you must select the link.
     

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  14. omelet1978

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    Well that sucks. That was one of the best features of Tivo and with SlingTV’s DVR you only get 50 hours of recordings (which means it’ll fill up pretty fast).
     
  15. schatham

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    continue pictures, selecting Run from My Shows goes to the episodes, then select one.
     

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  16. Rikki_Rocket

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    Playing a recorded show is working for me now! I received an email from Sling late last night that said “Congrats on linking your TiVo account”. I did nothing on my end, to me in Stream settings it showed my account was always linked. I’m guessing some batch process had to run on Sling end.

    It’s still a few more clicks than I’d like but it works.

    My Shows —> Choose the show —> click on Episodes link —> choose the episode you want to play —> then choose Sling or other app under the show to play it.
     
  17. SugarBowl

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    The MyShows list doesn't update in a timely way. I recorded shows last night. Start up my TivoStream this morning, and go to My Shows. The list looks the same as it did 24 hours ago. Go to the guide, then back to my shows, and the list is updated.
     
  18. trip1eX

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    You only get 50 hrs/50gb if you pay the extra $5/mo. Otherwise it is 5 hrs/5gb.
     
  19. SugarBowl

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    10 hours if you don't pay for extra DVR storage.
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  20. srazook

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    I’m not a fan of Sling TV because of its lack of Live “Local” Streaming Channels and the extremely small amount of Cloud DVR storage. My Streaming TV provider of choice is YouTube TV. I realize, at least at this point, it will not interface with the TiVo UI and Grid. But it would be nice to have the YouTube TV app launch when you press the “Live” button on the remote. Is there anyway to program the remote? I’d love to see this feature available in future updates!
     
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