Does the TiVo part work for anyone?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by Dan203, May 11, 2020.

  1. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    OK. Maybe they just upped it recently or I just was thinking 5 when it was 10 the entire time. STill a tiny amount of storage in any case. STill gotta pay $5/mo to get 50gb/50 hrs which is still a painfully low amount of storage for a dvr.
     
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  2. SugarBowl

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    I'm new to SlingTv and not sure how it all works. I recorded "Rock Legends: Guns N Roses" last night. When I go into My Shows, and select it, then get into Sling. I am greeted with a Series page for Rock Legends that has Season 11 highlighted. Guns N Roses is not listed there as an episode, but there are other episodes which I can watch.

    So while i'm not sure where my recording is, and TiVo Stream isn't making it easy to find, there seems to be some kind of OnDemand aspect to SlingTv which may make the DVR storage not as necessary.

    *Found it * . I have to scroll over to More Episodes, then down, and I will see Guns N Roses. There is no indication that this is a recording vs OnDemand item.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah this is pretty much what I'm seeing with all of my various recordings. I assumed that the TiVo part would give you direct links to the episodes you had recorded, not make you go fishing for them among the VOD episodes. (most of which have force commercials BTW)

    In it's current state it's not useful at all. You might as well just launch the Sling app and go to the DVR section there.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm wondering if maybe there is some miscommunication between Sling and TiVo and that's why this isn't working? I mean they couldn't have possibly thought the way it works now is sufficient. So maybe it's suppose to work the way we were expecting and TiVo isn't getting the data they need from Sling to populate the UI with the episode links to the DVR recordings? With two different companies involved on this, and the current situation with COVID, I could see this roll out not going quite to plan.
     
  5. Rkkeller

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    My recordings are right in the "My Shows" section and when I click to watch one and choose Sling, all you do is highlight the "Watch" arrow on the right side to start it. You don't have to go thru the episodes list.
     
  6. SugarBowl

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    I have a few episodes that work this way. But most shows do not.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    None of mine do. I can see all the available episodes, across every service a show is available on, but nothing indicates which ones are recordings and there is no list that just shows my recordings.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I just set up a bunch of other shows and basically filled my DVR and none of them work properly in the TiVo app. Every one shows the number of recordings in the header, but not one actually shows a direct link to those recordings anywhere.
     
  9. schatham

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    No question it's quite confusing as to what is On Demand, a recording or a future recording not yet available.

    I am surprised their is no list view. I already have a lot of shows and the big tiles are a pain. If it had list view their could be sub lists with episodes.
     
  10. schatham

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    Have you linked your Sling account?
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah. And when I add shows from TiVo the show up in Sling, and vice versa. (although the recording preference isn’t always synced correctly) It even says "x recordings" over the tile. But when I click the show I get nothing. I'd expect there to be a list or something of the recordings and not just some giant list of all episodes that are available from every service.

    At the very least they could indicate which episodes are recorded and which are VOD like they do on a regular TiVo. And they should just display the episodes as soon as you click the show, don’t make me click the tiny Episodes button
     
  12. schatham

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    I went to the Sling app on the computer (same as Roku app) it's easier to manage. It shows recordings and future recordings in different areas. So it's easier to see whats going on. You can delete a bunch at once also. So if your DVR is full and you don't know why go their to manage it. On Demand is not in the recording list, their under my favorites. Tivo is bunching everything together.
     

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  13. SugarBowl

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    Yeah you're right. Some of my shows happen to open up to a list of episodes where the first one is playable. It's not the episode that I scheduled to record though.
     
  14. moyekj

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    Seems like an awful product launch. The 2 main things TiVo was touting with this were:
    1. Integration with SlingTV - broken
    2. Integration of SlingTV and streaming - also mostly broken

    Then there are other hardware and remote related issues so even the hardware side is buggy.

    TiVo never seems to get anything right anymore.
     
  15. Dan203

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    I think I'm getting a sense of how they designed it to work and it's just a bad design. They're basically just lumping all available episodes into that Episode list, regardless of what service they're from, and expecting the customer to choose the one they want and not care about the source. Problem is that some services, like Sling, have episodes that are technically available but have forced commercials and I don't want to watch any of those. So what they need to do is offer an option to remove the VOD episodes and only show recordings. Or like I said at least differentiate them with an icon.

    Also they need to show the episode list as soon as you click the show. Don't put it in a sub item that I have to click on.
     
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  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm not sure TiVo has ever had a truly smooth launch. Every TiVo I've ever owned has had something that didn't work right out of the box. The closest to perfect I think was probably the Roamio and the original Series 2. All the other ones came with some sort of "coming soon" promise.
     
  17. Rikki_Rocket

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    I think it gets confused when there are multiple streaming services that offer the show I am trying to record. When it’s just Sling it records and displays my one episode just fine. If the show is available via Sling and Amazon prime then it just shows me all of the available seasons and episodes and expects me to go into Prime and select the VOD for it I guess.

    To be clear, when you guys say it doesn’t record your show are doing these steps to view it...

    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.
     
  18. vurbano

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    with no fees to earn and only a 50 dollar purchase price I am highly skeptical that Tivo will make this a great product. I got mine up and running and I sure hope they improve it but Im not holding my breath.
     
  19. vurbano

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    why not a full size remote? a pause, play, record button? would be nice. WHy a netflix button and no prime button?
     
  20. vurbano

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    what is the usb port for on the stream?
     

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