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IFTTT Apps for Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Tony_T, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 27, 2018 #21 of 116
    krkaufman

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    A user on Facebook has highlighted something I'd overlooked... that the channel tuning applets may only work with cable lineups. (!!!)

    Andy Sitter Will this work if we use an antenna to get our TV? Doesn't seem to be working on my Mini.

    Andy Sitter Tried both a dot and a dash. Neither worked.​

    I'm still seeking confirmation from @tiv0_Shoop or Dylan Wondra, but be warned.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2018 #22 of 116
    bradleys

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  3. Feb 27, 2018 #23 of 116
    krkaufman

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    Yes, as I also highlighted in the quoted text from the applet description in my post. However, I'm still seeking confirmation from TiVo because it seems insane to release this only for cable-connected TiVos ... and to see if/when they plan on expanding it to support digital OTA, if this is the case.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2018 #24 of 116
    bradleys

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    I suspect the problem is the dash... it isn’t a number and the TiVo is expecting a whole number. I hope they work it out, and it should be possible, but I suspect that this is the current limitation
     
  5. Feb 27, 2018 #25 of 116
    krkaufman

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    Yes, obviously... and confirmed:

    David Shoop Antenna channel line ups will work... however the composition of the applet will not allow # text # payloads required for X-Y channel composition. I also don’t think we handle sending just a # and hoping that it defaults to #-1. You would need to create individual applets for each channel.​

    So it seems like, currently, you'd have to do the same for OTA channels that you have to do for tuning by channel name. Oof!
     
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  6. Feb 27, 2018 #26 of 116
    bradleys

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    Well, at least I am happy!

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  7. Feb 27, 2018 #27 of 116
    krkaufman

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    nice.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2018 #28 of 116
    krkaufman

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    Final word from @tiv0_Shoop ...

    David Shoop I’m not sure there is much we can do with the exception of a possible modification in the client SW that defaults to #-1 if we receive just #. The payload ingredients are passed to us by the trigger event, so it’s up to them on implementation options. The better way to solve this is with a direct Google/Alexa skill which is “coming soon”.

    edit: p.s. Oh, also ...

    David Shoop Nothing we can do here unfortunately. If the voice payload is channel 10,000 and you don’t have 10,000 it sends that to TiVo anyway. We then take that payload and attempt to change to that channel which then defaults to the first channel in the lineup if I’m not mistaken. Best I can say is don’t make a mistake [​IMG]
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2018 #29 of 116
    krkaufman

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    FYI... Just posted to the FB group by @tiv0_Shoop, re: the new IFTTT TiVo "Tune to channel number" action (link)...

    David Shoop Ok, it’s official... channel change for mini is broken. I’m working with the team to determine what the issue is. Sorry mini users!​
     
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  10. Mar 1, 2018 #30 of 116
    Rawson819

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    Perhaps I missed this, but can you only set ITTT up with one TiVo unit?
     
  11. Mar 1, 2018 #31 of 116
    dswallow

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    TiVo beta skip trigger behavior followed by sending the D keypress worked for me the first day pretty well. And for the next 3 weeks every day has been painful with crazy behavior; I find I was starting watching now before SKIP becomes available, if I can, just to avoid the pain. Today, I just turned it off. I give up. Nothing is changing for the better; it just gets worse -- more reliably worse. I know it's a beta, but this is hardly rocket science. It's just sad that they can't seem to get anything right anymore, nor do they seem to be able to even react in any timely manner to attempt to fix things.
     
  12. Mar 1, 2018 #32 of 116
    krkaufman

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    No, you can add IFTTT integration for all your compatible boxes (Roamios, BOLTs, Minis), but the AutoSkip applet will only work, at present, with boxes running the gen4 UI.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2018 #33 of 116
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    How do you distinguish which box you want? Do you name them somehow?
     
  14. Mar 1, 2018 #34 of 116
    krkaufman

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    Yes. And you can name each TiVo box through each box's UI, or you can change the names via your account page on TiVo.com.

    See here: How to Name a TiVo Device
     
  15. Mar 2, 2018 #35 of 116
    krkaufman

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    burdellgp

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    I know how to name a TiVo that way, but how can I use that with the IFTTT? For example, I enabled the "OK Google, channel..." applet, and I had to select a single TiVo for that to work with.
     
  17. Mar 3, 2018 #37 of 116
    krkaufman

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    From my understanding, that's how IFTTT works... you'd need a separate, distinct applet for each target TiVo box. Create a new, effectively duplicate applet, but select a different TiVo box as the target, and give the applet a distinctive name associating it with the target TiVo.

    p.s. Seems a bit much for more than playing around. Here's hoping the work-in-progress native Alexa and Google Home(?) skills/thingies are more dynamic.
     
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  18. Mar 3, 2018 #38 of 116
    JACKASTOR

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    I have the app on my bolt finally, but the only tivos that show up are the cable companys rentals that do not enable the features that it toots to use. My bolt does not show up... what a bummer.. Mind you I don't know exactly what it is supposed to show but all i see at the cable company's TiVo and the cable company's TiVo mini in the kitchen but not the TiVo Bolt I physically own.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2018 #39 of 116
    kpeters59

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    If you do it right, you can get your TiVo and their TiVo linked on 1 account. Look around here for info.

    Otherwise, there's got to be a way to switch accounts that's being missed.

    -KP
     
  20. Mar 3, 2018 #40 of 116
    krkaufman

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    On which box did you run the IFTTT TiVo app (from which you received the IFTTT activation code)?

    Sounds like something @tiv0_Shoop would want to hear about.

    edit: p.s. Posted the issue to the FB group, here.
     
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