HME Apps For You Today

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoPony, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. saramj

    saramj New Member

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    What do I need to do to get the last.fm app. to work??? Where do I get the user name and password?
     
  2. Madhatter27

    Madhatter27 New Member

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    go here http://www.last.fm/
     
  3. ACraigL

    ACraigL Member

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    'Hot or Not' seems to work, but never displays the photos... something I need to do?
     
  4. apps-tv

    apps-tv apps.tv for hme apps

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    I just checked my box and the pictures are coming through.

    There shouldn't be anything you need to do. The images get loaded through port 80 so there shouldn't be a firewall issue.

    Not sure what could be going on.
     
  5. ACraigL

    ACraigL Member

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    apps-tv,

    That's what I figured as well. My wife was so excited to play this, and excitement quickly turned to disappointment :(

    If there's logs, or anything I can use to troubleshoot, please let me know! Thanks.
     
  6. The.Mayor

    The.Mayor From Alabama

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    Checked this url 2day, it appears to be down.

    Ohhh well
     
  7. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    Does the last.fm player work?

    I signed up and can log in, but once I get to the screen with the "start" button nothing happens. The time always lists 00:00/00:00 and trying to select "start" gives a bong sound.

    This occurs for any tag I choose.
     
  8. MerlinMacuser

    MerlinMacuser New Member

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    Sorry but I find this to be another underwhealming announcement from Tivo.

    To date I'm not finding this to be any use whatsoever. The Yahoo Weather page doesn't save my zip code and besides it's a lot easier to just look out the window or bring up the weather channel than to callup the apps server which has been offline 50% of the time I've tried to use it. Galleon demos won't load, HON is stupid, and if I want to play games on TV I can buy an Xbox.

    I did try the Best Buys new music app and that was interesting except much the "new" music was old. The U2 selections were from 2004! I would love to see this expanded to a library of a few hundred songs with dynamic links to my local Best Buys' inventory database. I'd love to be able to order the cds of the songs I like from my couch or know whether they have it at my local store. I'd even like a streaming feed of the BestBuy "station" of the promotional muzak they play in their stores (except for the PA announcements, of course).

    My cable company's music channels have all kinds of great information execpt the songs are loaded by a virtual dj...that could work for Tivo/Best Buy too but they need to make better use of the video screen too. This is probably a bandwidth issue but some of use have broadband but few applications for that huge pipeline.

    This HME stuff has great potential but it is yet very far from the coolness standard that will make it a driving force for Tivo.

    A better investment, in my opinion would be to work with Apple to solve whatever probems that would allow an iTunes library to play through Tivo instead of just the MP3s (that I'm not supposed to have anyway). I have over 6 days of music that I own on cd and have transfered to my computer. I have about only 15-20 minutes of MP3s that I only hang onto for nostalgia purposes....

    Obviously there is a market for devices that allow folks to connect their iPod or iTunes library to their sound systems. If Belkin, Bose and Logitech can do it, why not Tivo? I'm almost certain there are more iPod owners than Tivo owners.
     
  9. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS Active Member

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    I think that it would be more accurate to make a statement along the lines of - Apple should work with all the other companies that want to license their DRM. The ball is in Apple's court, and they won't throw it back....TiVo's not the only outcast on the block.

    As far as i know, all of the companies that you mention make devices for the iPod that play back the audio stream after its been decoded in the iPod (or iTunes).
     
  10. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    There are devices that play unprotected AAC files such as Sony's Walkman phone and various media extenders. In the past I've used Roku's SoundBridge with good results. (Roku did require iTunes to be running, so perhaps it does stream after decoding... but I see no reason why TiVo couldn't implement something similar.)

    EDIT: A year or so ago TiVoBill implied the reason they didn't add support for unprotected AAC music was they felt consumers might be confused when iTunes-purchased songs wouldn't play.
     

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