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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Tony_T, Feb 21, 2018.
They're on it ...
My TiVo's and the cable companies TiVo's are already on one account have been for a long time now
see above post by "krkaufman"
FYI... posted to the TiVo.IFTTT.Innovate Facebook group tonight (link)...
David Shoop OK IFTTTers... you voted and we implemented! I have sent the new Trigger - My Shows playback on DVR over to IFTTT for certification. This should be available on the service before the end of the week. That's not all... given that I have a sneaking suspicion that most of you thought this was an Action vs a Trigger, I have added the Trigger - Display message to the certification request this week. So it's a 2-fer Monday. Enjoy!
Maurice Steinman I assume you meant the Action - Display message (vs trigger)
David Shoop correct
Peel your eyes.
The "Display message" action makes me wish I had Ooma phone service...
Using IFTTT to create a connected home | Ooma Telo | Support
IFTTT - Ooma Applets
I had Ooma for several years. Early on it was rather rough with poor quality and the occasion outage. The last couple years it was much improved however I finally switched to Google Voice and have found it superior in virtually every way (supports many advanced features for free as well). I didn't pick Google Voice originally because I thought there was a good chance Google might end the service. If they do so be it... I have been using it for several years and the entry fee (box) is less (than Ooma) and they don't charge taxes where Ooma does.
they showed up for me today:
Action: Display message on TiVo.
Trigger: My Show content starts playing
Action: I have set the Action to provide me a notification 15 minutes before a calendar event (google calendar) and I set another one up to display the weather for "tomorrow" each day at 10pm. We will see how annoying it is and if it self cancels...
Trigger: For the trigger, I suppose you could dim your lights when you start playing recorded content on your TiVo? I am not sure I will use that one. I can't t think of many actions that I need to automate just as a show starts to play.
You guys think of anything?
I'm not in a position to try this out yet... can anyone tell me if the "Display message on Tivo" action requires user interaction to clear or do they pop up and then go away eventually?
I want to start setting up some notifications of different events to appear on my TV, however I don't want to have to click OK dozens of times if I've not used the tivo for some time and received several messages.
They slide in on the lower right of the screen and slide away after a few seconds. No interaction required.
Yep, not obtrusive at all and you don’t have to cancel them. Seems like a maximum number of characters tho
A few of the examples mentioned on the FB group centered on Big Brother monitoring -- of the '1984' variety, not CBS -- to make sure kids are watching only what they're not supposed to; others suggested using it as a way to assist in personal watchlist management.
Yeah, you could use it to log the shows that you watch - I am not sure what value that brings, But it might to somebody
I believe it's 160 character max.
I'm not sure it's going to be of any value even to the people who were looking for it, since it seems like only the show name (not episode name, recording timestamp or file ID) is included in the trigger, plus the timestamp when the show began playback (in Unix epoch time in milliseconds).
p.s. Near as I can tell, those are the only 2 "ingredients" currently available from the "Content from My Shows begins playing" trigger:
I just got home and saw one of the messages... Very cool! Is there supposed to be some sort of chime or notification sound? I didn’t notice anything.
I’ve setup messages for when we arrive at home. (My wife usually calls me from the driveway to ask me to help her get her he kids in).
I can see lots of applications for this, especially with something like smart things. Unfortunately my home automation system doesn’t work with IFTTT (at this time), so my options are somewhat limited...
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And "CreatedAt" isn't what it seems! Can anyone say Dec 31, 1520?
I setup the Display Message action to let me know when the garage door is opened.
Not sure what your applet is reporting, but the timestamp is correct from my testing (if unintelligible to the average bear).
From above: "timestamp when the show began playback (in Unix epoch time in milliseconds)"
e.g. The timestamp in my test, 1520377731000, converts to right when I started playback, 3/6/2018, 5:08:51 PM.
Ah, I see if you use a converter that expects the timestamp only in *seconds*, rather than milliseconds, it converts to the date you report.
e.g. this "seconds since epoch" converter produces wrong result (if you don't strip-off the last 3 digits from the timestamp reported by the new trigger):
Epoch Converter - Unix Timestamp Converter
"milliseconds since epoch" converter, here:
Free Online Epoch And Unix Timestamp Converter - FreeFormatter.com
I've set up my Roamio and IFTTT, and tried the skip app multiple times (through Alexa) and also to send a message when motion is detected on my Ring doorbell. The items trigger, but nothing happens on the Tivo. I can see on the IFTTT site that it is receiving the trigger and presumably sending the action to the Tivo, but no results. I can further see IFTTTT is connected to my Tivo box since it has the proper box names when I select the box to have the action execute on. Any suggestions?
They should pre-convert that date field. I saw a guy that turns his lights blue when he starts a show. I suspect that is going to be the most common use case.
But even if I did that, it only works when you start watching recorded content. I use my TV for so much more then that. If I really want my lights blue when I am watching TV, I am not sure this gets me over the finish line.
Still, nice widget.