Finally some TiVo Apps for Roku, Apple TV and FireTV

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  1. Jan 10, 2019 #1 of 102
    mcf57

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    TiVo launching live TV/DVR apps for Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV | FierceVideo

    FINALLY this is coming. I have been wanting a simple inexpensive solution for some spare rooms that aren't used a lot (guests and a basement area). I already have some Minis, but didn't wasnt to spend $150+ for each room. Glad to see TiVo is getting on board with this.
     
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    foghorn2

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    Are you the Geico man living under a rock? Theres many threads on this already!
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 #3 of 102
    mlcarson

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    I guess I am. This is the first thread that I've seen on it.
     
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    mdavej

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  5. Jan 14, 2019 #5 of 102
    mcf57

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    I have a Roku and FireTV devices. Assuming these "apps" will basically be like adding a mini to your local network, right?
     
  6. Jan 15, 2019 #6 of 102
    tim_m

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    That is my understanding yes, it will enable you to watch live tv as well as recorded content on the host tivo.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2019 #7 of 102
    Tony_T

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    Thanks, first I heard of this (really).
    This will allow me to access my Bolt from my vacation home but too bad it's 3 to 9 months away (the apps will launch in the second or third quarter of 2019)
     
  8. Jan 15, 2019 #8 of 102
    Steve

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    I could be wrong, but I'm not sure these apps will work while not on the home network.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Steve

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    Tony_T

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    I read that this is an alternative to the Mini, but without SKIP, I wouldn't use the App on a home network.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2019 #12 of 102
    Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    I do use the iOS app on our home network daily. We have no TV near our kitchen table, so I use an iPad to watch TV at mealtimes. Works great, except for missing commercial skipping.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2019 #13 of 102
    lucidrenegade

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    My understanding is these apps aren't replacements for the minis. They'll still be limited like the current apps are to using Tivo "Stream" - ie: transcoding, etc.
     
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    TonyD79

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    It doesn’t have to be one or the other. If you can stream internally, you can do it externally with the same interface.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2019 #15 of 102
    tommiet

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    IF... IF we ever get them.... Don't hold your breath.
     
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  16. Feb 21, 2019 #16 of 102
    JerryAC

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    Will the Roku Tivo app be limited to connecting to the Bolt, or will the Roamio be included? I have one Roamio with $6.95 / month service, and a Premiere with lifetime. I am considering the Tivo Mini off eBay, or a Tablo dual tuner for my 3rd tv. Any recommendations concerning Tablo? I also have a perfectly good HD3 in the closet that I can't use. Wish I had gotten the $99 lifetime for it when I bought the Premiere.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2019 #17 of 102
    PJO1966

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    The maximum resolution for these apps was reported as being 720p. I'm out.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2019 #18 of 102
    tomhorsley

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    Not sure this is a good idea for TiVo. What if people start comparing the way the apps work on the Roku to the way the apps work on the TiVo? :).
     
  19. Feb 21, 2019 #19 of 102
    mrsean

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    All modern televisions upscale content to 1080p/4K. Most people will not care what the original resolution is.
     
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  20. Feb 22, 2019 #20 of 102
    HerronScott

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    If it's a Roamio Plus/Pro, it's supposed to work.

    Scott
     

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