iPhone App for the TiVo S3/HD poll..

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by TexasGrillChef, Feb 3, 2010.

Do you want a TiVo scheduling app for your iPhone.

  1. Yes, I want an iPhone app. (Assume the app will be free)

    182 vote(s)
    80.9%
  2. No, I have no desire for an iPhone app.

    10 vote(s)
    4.4%
  3. Doesn't matter to me. I DON'T OWN an iPhone.

    33 vote(s)
    14.7%
  1. brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    Yes, I am jailbroken but I didn't change the icon. That is the way it showed up after choosing "Add to Home Screen" from Safari. I would think it would do the same regardless of whether it's jailbroken.
     
  2. windracer

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    You're right.

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    I've only had an iPhone for two months and hadn't actually created a springboard icon for a web page except for the config utility.
     
  3. FrodoB

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    There's a tag that can be added to the HTML to create an icon for use on iTouch/iPhone (I've done it on a site, and you can Google for the instructions). Basically the same concept that's used for the favicon you see on many pages nowadays. Most likely, TiVo specified an icon of the TiVo Guy using that tag.
     
  4. taggert

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    I know this is not what people were asking, but if you have an iPhone there is a program called DVRemote that will allow you to control your Series 3 HD TiVo (not sure if it is compatible with other models) as a remote. You cannot change recordings, there is a link in the app to the TiVo website to do that. It has the ability to create bookmarks with your favorite channels, it will also allow you to see what is on your other TiVo's. Its a cheap app and pretty cool, and since my son steals the remote and hides it this saves me a lot of time from finding it!

    Also it has the ability for a keyboard so if you are searching, adding new season passes, youtube, etc you can type a lot faster on the iphone than you can on the TiVo remote!
     
  5. TexasGrillChef

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    Yeah I simply love that app. It is a very well designed app for our TiVo. I just wish more of my home entertainment equipment could have this type of functionality. The Yamaha receivers are suppose to have this. Who knows maybe more in the futre.

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    So does that mean you would like a dedicated iPhone app. Providing of course that it be a quality app?

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  8. solutionsetc

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    I voted no because I find m.TiVo.com fills the bill quite well for now, and would much rather see things that have gone unimplemented addressed before face-lifting something that already works.
     
  9. bigpatky

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    m.tivo.com just doesn't work. the only time i use it is for sporting events because i have my season passes for everything else. games just don't show up and i have to search for it under the sport itself and then scroll through pages of that sport to try and find the specific game. (i.e. search:college basketball because searching louisville and/or syracuse won't find lousiville@syracuse bball.)

    i want an app. i.tv is alright but it does almost too much. i would even pay for a good dedicated tivo app. i even check the app store every once in awhile for it.
     
  10. TexasGrillChef

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    Since starting this thread I have given m.tivo.com a try. It works. Just doesnt' work to well. Especially if you need reading glasses and you have oversized fingers!

    It needs LOTS of improvement. Plus if you have ever seen the AT&T Uverse app work with their DVR's &/or DirecTV's deddicated iPhone app. You will see that the functionality of their apps is FAR BETTER than what even m.Tivo.com or even i.TV has to offer. Far surperior.

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  11. rallykeeper

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    [Edit: Meant that TiVo App already exists.]

    i.TV works just fine and already exists. It's been around since the first days of iPhone apps.

    It has full guide information. From the guide, you can select the program. From the Watch tab of the program description, you have the following options:

    Downloads
    Netflix
    Streams
    Upcoming
    TiVo Record
    Remote
    Alerts

    Both TiVo Record and Remote help out with TiVo. After you initially set-up your TiVo, it's fairly easy to add recordings. I do prefer DVR Remote to i.TV, though, for simple remote control of my Series 3's.

    While it started out pretty rough and it's not yet perfect, the i.TV app works fairly well.

    Heck, it's sometimes a more convenient way of scheduling recordings -- even when you otherwise have access to your computer (it's faster) or your TiVo (you don't have to interrupt your current program). For example, I"m away from home and I just scheduled a recording of tonight's Winter Olympics coverage in less than 30 seconds.

    For the record, I have no affiliation with i.TV -- I'm just an iPhone addict.
     
  12. TexasGrillChef

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    But does it work when your NOT at home and only on 3G coverage?

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  13. windracer

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    The scheduling stuff works, but not the remote feature.
     
  14. rallykeeper

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    I should also add that i.TV Remote function only works with TiVo HD/HD XL and not Series 3.

    Again, 3G/2G scheduling works great and is fairly fast.
     
  15. windracer

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    Works fine with my S3. I think you meant the S2.
     
  16. TexasGrillChef

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    Well then i.TV doesn't do me any good because I have a Series 3! LOL

    Again... a true dedicated iPHone app would still be BETTER than m.Tivo.com or i.TV.

    The other thing is, even if m.Tivo.com, i.TV were to work, & the other TiVo Remote app were to work well. Why not a TiVo dedicated app.

    Think about GPS mapping/routing available for the iPhone. You have more than one app to choose from for GPS capability. You can get Garmin's app, Magellens app, TomTom's App, AT&T Navigator app.... the list goes on & on.

    There are a dozen or more apps to read PDF files, or Microsoft Office docs, with almost everything on the iPhone you have more that one app to choose from for the functionality.

    So why not for a TiVo?

    BTW of those being polled that claim to have an iPhone. More than 80% of those being polled that own an iPhone want a dedicated iPhone app.

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  17. dcstager

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    i.TV works pretty good for me. If you go through the hassle of adding and deleting channels on the tivo and in the app so that they match, and set up the app with your tivo.com information, you've got a nice guide on the iPhone and an easy tap to record capability.

    Tivo will probably build an app and it will duplicate the function of the peanut remote too and probably let you watch what is recorded on your tivo on the iphone and/or home computer. Some amazing stuff is in the pipe so don't be surprised.
     
  18. rrg

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    The i.TV iPhone app works just fine for controlling a TiVo remotely, but so far I haven't been able to get it to recognize more than one TiVo, and I have several in the house. Even if multiple TiVos are enabled for "Network Remote Control", only a single unit shows up in the i.TV app.

    Has anyone here been able to use this app to control more than a single S3 or TiVo HD on the same LAN?

    I'm speaking about controlling the unit itself (a replacement for the TiVo remote), not about remote scheduling. Having this would be very useful because, though I can easily send the TiVo's video to a remote location, I currently have no good solution for truly-remote remote control. The i.TV app would be a fine solution (works via WiFi on my LAN) if it could be used with more than a single unit.
     
  19. Ilene

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    Thanks for the suggestion to use i.TV. I had actually forgotten why I downloaded it. I just configured the remote feature for my S3 - kind of cool when you can't find the peanut. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use i.TV to record. The ony way I could figure out was from the channel list of what's on, selecting the show and then it was pretty easy from there. Regardless, it is easier than m.tivo.com.

    For those few of us that have Sling Box (I have the original one, which despite all the disclaimers works just fine - I really hope it stays that way), now that we can access via 3G vs. WiFi, I still think that utilizing SlingPlayer is faster and simpler. SlingPlayer is used to watch TV on your iPhone as well as any other internet connected computer. It allows for you to control your TV too, which includes all the functionality available via the remote. I will say that the iPhone version is less user friendly than the version I used on my Treos, I still like it better than i.TV. I would argue that Sling Box is one of the most under utilized inventions of all times and makes a superb companion for TiVo. I cannot speak to cable company dvrs as I have not had one since I got my first S2 TiVo.
     
  20. windracer

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    Yep, it works fine for me with my THD and S3. When you're on the remote screen, just swipe left or right to switch remotes.
     

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