Finally the Android streaming app is coming.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by takeagabu, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    It might be worth going to Walmart and purchasing a $40 tablet just to see if it works worth a dang! :)

    I can always return it.....
     
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    No, he described the biggest major issue with electronics consumers. There are plenty of good, quality Android tablets to choose from. Anyone doing even a little research will quickly be steered away from low-end "craplets".

    Android 4.1 would be a very reasonable requirement. But that doesn't really tell one about what hardware requirements there are, if any. You can shoehorn 4.1 on some really low-end stuff if you try (and as has been pointed out, it has not only been tried, but marketed).

    Personally, I have a Nexus 10 and a Nexus 5. If those are not supported perfectly, then there is something *seriously* wrong with TiVo Inc. :)
     
  3. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    No worse, everyone will complain about the color scheme used and how it doesn't match the new UI lol :rolleyes:
     
  4. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    To be fair, there are serious performance issues with the Android tablet TiVo app. And the startup crap on both Android apps is a pain. I think many of us are far more interested in the way it works and what is does compared to superficial things like color schemes. Granted, you will always have some people who will pick everything to death.
     
  5. shrike4242

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    Hell has officially frozen over when this hits.

    It'll be nice to be able to stream on my Nexus 7 and whatever I get for a replacement cell phone between a Note 4 or Nexus 6.
     
  6. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    I've found that responsiveness during in home streaming is much better when closer to the router compared to farther away. I would think the data rate between the router and the tablet would matter as well as network congestion due to lag which could be why I have a better experience when on 5GHz or next to my router on 2.4GHz.
     
  7. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Oh I totally agree that the Android app on both the phone and tablet needs a total overhaul. I've said this before, I'm really hoping TiVo builds a new app using HAXE for both iOS and Android and possibly use HAXE to run the Stream as well plus better in and out of home streaming minus the proxy server. Let's not forget about bringing Dolby Digital Plus and 1080p into action which are both supported by the Stream hardware. I guess if Tivo doesn't use HAXE then that would be something for everyone to complain about?
     
  8. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Let's pray they plan for Android 5.0 release that is coming in the next few months. Nothing like having a working app that fails after a new OS update is released.
     
  9. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Us iOS users are in the same boat here with iOS 8 pretty much definitely coming around the corner in September and we're hoping that it doesn't break the TiVo app.
     
  10. bayern_fan

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    Without saying too much, it already is broken from a font/background perspective. There are several of the screen where the text is the same color as the background. Hoping this will be resolved by the final release.
     

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