Finally some TiVo Apps for Roku, Apple TV and FireTV

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mcf57, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    The HDHomeRun worked well when Windows Media Center still existed. Once they discontinued it I disconnected my HDHomeRun and haven’t used it since.
  2. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    I’m not trying to force you to do anything, but it really seems like you’re completely missing the concept of what Channels “DVR” is and does.

    Things like the PC or NAS are the “DVR” in this case, effectively the same as your main TiVo. It’s not to “stream movies to your TVs” or anything, unless of course you have one recorded on your “DVR”, the same as if you recorded one on your TiVo.

    Sure, Locast when used without the Channels “DVR” system is just a linear TV solution, but when used as a source in your Channels “DVR” system you can then record said Locast channels, just as a TiVo or any other “DVR” does. Locast in this instance is the “antenna”, and Channels Server is the “TiVo”.

    The whole reason this solution was suggested is because it can essentially give you what you’re asking for RIGHT NOW.............

    Either way, good luck with your decision. I and many others are here to help whichever way you go.

    PS - I use both.
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  3. Jan 1, 2020 #123 of 255
    Kevin Morris

    Kevin Morris New Member

    Jan 1, 2020
  4. Jan 1, 2020 #124 of 255
    Kevin Morris

    Kevin Morris New Member

    Jan 1, 2020
    Ok. The app issue is a pain, but, a quick workaround is to open Internet on Firestick, and the navigate to the Tivoli login site, and the just log into your account. Your shows will be right there. Bookmark it, and you will always have access. Works fairly well.
  5. Jan 1, 2020 #125 of 255
    Kevin Morris

    Kevin Morris New Member

    Jan 1, 2020
    Sorry, Tivo. Autocorrect gets me every time.
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  6. Jan 1, 2020 #126 of 255

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

    Jan 19, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Loved the Tivoli Gardens. Recent TiVo shenanigans, I could do without.
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  7. Jan 1, 2020 #127 of 255

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Speaking of Tivo and apps. Everyone craps on TiVo and Amazon prime or Netflix Samsung 4k from 2018 does not do Amazon prime video as well as my Roamio. I noticed the other day the tv which has a great pic and does 4k nicely was not doing x-ray . I thought maybe they stopped doing it on the show I was watching. (Banshee). Anyway I turned to my Roamio and it now officially outperforms my beloved Samsung TV.
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  8. Jan 1, 2020 #128 of 255

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    I don't think anyone upholds "smart TVs" as the standard -- except the ones based on platforms that are also available as standalone boxes -- Android, Fire, and Roku. Add Apple (not built into any TVs AFAIK) and you have probably the full list of worthwhile streaming platforms.
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  9. Jan 2, 2020 #129 of 255

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    my understanding is that was the holdup with Disney+ for it (which ended up launching at the same time as other platforms, but that was up in the air until the last minute).

    though I won’t buy a firetv because they leave it pairing 24/7 which is completely insecure and broken.

    aaaand we’re now 1 year from the announcement. Yay?

    maybe instead of these three “apps” they’re going to give this capability to their announced android tv device? IF it’s secure, it’s $50 I guess which isn’t too bad.

    If that device CAN’T stream from a Tivo, then I’m even more baffled about what the point is. Not that I’d begrudge them making their own streaming box, I guess, but it’s weird if it’s not integrated with their DVRs.
  10. Jan 2, 2020 #130 of 255

    tazzmission Active Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    Has there been any news on the TiVo apps for Apple TV, fire tv, Roku and Android?
  11. Jan 2, 2020 #131 of 255

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2004
    Las Vegas
  12. Jan 2, 2020 #132 of 255
    The Bird

    The Bird Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    The announcement is a year old now. I was waiting for it to replace my broken mini in the bedroom (Didn't want to invest in another mini). I've since tried YouTube TV and it does almost everything the Tivo did and in all rooms. Sadly, at this point I don't remember the last time I used Tivo.
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  13. Jan 2, 2020 #133 of 255

    tazzmission Active Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    I’m currently testing out channels DVR with two HDHR primes. I still have my Bolt+ because my wife likes TiVo. I could care less. I’m about the best option of the least money. I’m about to turn off cable tv and just use Internet only on Fios with YTTV or the Hike/ESPN/Disney Plus deal.

    I wanted to give these TiVo apps a try on Apple TV before dropping TiVo since I have a lifetime deal on the bolt.

    I fear the apps are never coming.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  14. Jan 2, 2020 #134 of 255
    The Bird

    The Bird Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    I wish someone from Tivo would either give us an update on the status of their announcement, now almost a year old. Even if its just an apology stating they tried but could not get it to work reliably. I guess they are too busy dealing with ownership changes to address old promises.
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  15. Jan 2, 2020 #135 of 255

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    @TiVo_Ted has been the TiVo dude posting here, sometimes, with updates and TiVo information; but apart from lurking here every now and again, he hasn't posted, now, for 2+ months. :(

    I agree that, at the very least for marketing and customer relations purposes, TiVo should have someone here providing its constituency with at least some info. But apparently, TiVo doesn't think that way. (Personally, I just don't get it.)
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  16. Jan 2, 2020 #136 of 255

    EWiser Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    We should know something January 7th as that is when CES starts.
  17. Jan 2, 2020 #137 of 255

    tazzmission Active Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    I was just thinking that too. I forgot it’s this month. Here’s to hoping they announce a forthcoming release.

    For what it’s worth (not much) I called TiVo a few months ago asking about the apps. And as I suspected they know nothing about it. In fact the person I spoke to didn’t even know these apps were announced and demoed a year ago.

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  18. Jan 2, 2020 #138 of 255
    David B Gregory

    David B Gregory Member

    Feb 25, 2018
    I won’t hold my breath
  19. Jan 2, 2020 #139 of 255

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

    May 2, 2002
    Just as a reminder, this was announced last CES
  20. Jan 2, 2020 #140 of 255

    tivolocity Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Prime and Netflix keep freezing on my Minis, and I don't want to replace them with VOXes. I hope we hear something about apps next week. Otherwise, I'm getting pretty close to pulling the plug on TiVo.

    I've used both Plex and Channels with HDHomeRuns. Plex is great at a lot of things. But, for a DVR solution Channels is far superior and the best solution for TiVo replacement that I've had experience with. I would switch over to Channels now except my wife hates the Apple TV remote (I can't blame her). Channels also supports Fire TV as a client. Not Roku yet.
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