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ifttt triggers

Discussion in 'Developers Corner' started by moyekj, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I still wonder why TiVo is ok with adding this via IFTTT but not directly. The box obviously knows when it hits a skip point why not just do it on the box itself? This is all just legal showmanship at this point.
     
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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Any former ReplayTV customer would offer that it's more than show.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Doesn't Dish have autoskip of some kind?
     
  4. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Dish's autoskip does come on for some time after the broadcast. It originally was the next day but I think it got extended. This was due to the settlement of the lawsuits Dish faced from broadcasters after autohop was first introduced
     
  5. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It is actually more restricted than I thought:

     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Did the Alexa update add the autoskip trigger to gen 3? Haven't had a chance to test it myself yet.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Heh, even if I’m not using AutoSkip, I think I’ll setup an applet to post a message to the screen to let me know if/when it starts working.
     
  8. eelton

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    Resurrecting this old thread...

    Am I correct that AutoSkip still doesn't work with TE3? I believe I have IFTTT set up correctly, since when I say "Alexa, trigger skip," my Echo says "OK, sending to IFTTT" and it works. But the history for AutoSkip says it has never run--i.e., TiVo has never sent the trigger.
     
  9. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I think we are still waiting some upgrade on TE3 to support this.

    Scott
     
  10. eelton

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    Thanks. I assumed that was the case, but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
     
  11. Dan203

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    It doesn't work that well anyway. The way it seems to work is the TiVo sends a signal to the TiVo servers when it hits a skip point. The TiVo servers send the command to ifttt. The ifttt servers send the skip command back to the TiVo servers. Which then passes it on to your TiVo.

    From my experiece there are 3 issues...

    1) The start of the skip point isn't always immediately after the show fades away, so there is a delay before the signal is sent.

    2) All those steps take time so even when it does work it can take 10+ seconds to actually fire.

    3) Sometimes the command from the TiVo servers to the TiVo gets lost. I've confirmed this by setting up an ifttt trigger that alerts my iPad app every time the event is fired. That part always seems to work. But the TiVo doesn’t always skip. I've seen similar behavior with an ifttt triger set to show caller ID on my TiVo when my Ooma phone rings. It seems to be about 50/50 it actually shows up.

    So don’t be too anxious to get auto skip. You'll likey be disappointed with how it works anyway.
     
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  12. Megamind

    Megamind I'm Feeling Blue

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    I actually find that Auto-Skip works quite well the majority of the time, with a very short gap (usually a couple of seconds at most), between the the chime and the actual skip. Yes, commands do sometimes get lost. However, this is often by design, as TiVo has said the system is programmed to ignore a skip when there is a unacceptably long delay in execution—which sometimes happens with anything IFTTT. This is intended to avoid the possibility of a double skip when the user intervenes because of a delay. When they first introduced auto-skip, they didn't have this and skips sometimes occurred minutes late, which was both annoying and confusing.

    Of course, if I'm actually sitting down and wholly engaged in a whatever I'm watching, I often anticipate the commercial breaks and hit SKIP before the chime ever sounds. For me, auto-skip is more useful for casual viewing when my attention is divided among multiple tasks.
     
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