Long Set-Up Time & WOEFULL Lack of Apps

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by CMH, May 10, 2020.

  1. CMH

    CMH Member

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    here is what i found so far missing on the Tivo

    many apps would work if TIVO would allow a straight ANDROID APP load to it .. BUT they must be Tivo ready / modified by the app maker

    sorry in all CAPS ... BUT I copied and pasted them directly from my files and I am not gonna waste the time to retype them



    4K

    4K VIEWS

    24/7 RETRO

    AMG TV

    AMAZON MUSIC

    AMC THEATRES ON DEMAND

    ANTHYM TV

    ATMOSPHERE / CHIVE

    BUMBLEBEE.TV

    CAMS ON TV

    CBS 7 DAYTON

    CBS SPORTS

    CHICAGO FUZZYMEMORIES.TV

    CLASSIC TV COMMERCIALS

    CLASSIC TV SERIES

    COMET TV

    CON TV

    COWBOYS NOW

    CNET

    DISTRO distro.tv

    FARM AND RANCH TV

    FAWESOME TV

    FIDO TV

    FOLK TV

    FOX 5 LAS VEGAS KVVU

    FREE2VIEW - IGO CAST

    FREEBIE TV

    FREE SPEECH TV

    FRNDLY TV

    GO VEGAS

    IWTV.LIVE

    JARRET-PARSONS TV WRESTLING

    KOOL TV

    KVVB.TV

    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

    LAS VEGAS NEWS & WEATHER

    LAS VEGAS TRAVEL BY TRIPSMART

    LINK TV

    LOCAL NOW

    MOVIE GUIDE

    MOVIELAND TV

    MOVIE ZYNG

    MYTVTOGO NETWORK

    NASA TV

    NASA UHD TV

    NEWS NET

    NEWS ON

    NEWSMAX TV

    NUDU TV

    OHTV SHOWS

    PEOPLE TV

    POPCORN FLIX

    POPSTAR! TV

    PRO CLASSIC TV

    PTZTV

    RABBIT EARS TV

    RETRO TECH TIME MACHINE

    REV'N

    RIDGELINE TV

    RIGHT NOW TV

    ROW8

    SBTV PLUS

    SHOP HQ

    SHOP LC

    HSN

    QVC

    SHOUT FACTORY TV

    SIMULTV

    SMARTTV.COM

    SPREE / MOVIE SPREE

    STADIUM

    SPYDAR TV

    STIRR

    STREAM NOW TV

    THE FILM DETECTIVE

    THE HEARTLAND NETWORK

    THE PET COLLECTIVE

    THE REEWIND NETWORK

    THE ROKU CHANNEL

    TUBOX TV

    TV TIME MEDIA

    VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK 3.0

    VICTOR VALLEY TV

    VIVALIVE TV

    VUUZLE TV

    VYOU

    WATCH WPT

    WATCHYOUR.TV

    WZTS

    ZENITHER

    ZYPY.TV
     
  2. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    You have to differentiate AndroidTV availability of an app from TiVo's Stream App or the hardware itself. The fact that apps aren't available for AndroidTV is a separate issue.
     
  3. CMH

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    all apps listed above are ALL available on ANDROID TV but not on the TIVO BOX AT all
     
  4. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    I don't think that's a big loss. :) I may be biased.
     
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  5. CMH

    CMH Member

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    THOSE ARE ALL MAJOR APPS - NOT HAVING THEM IS PATHETIC
     
  6. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    I do not see them on an nVidia Shield or Nexus Player. Not all apps that are available for Android are listed as compatible with AndroidTV. That's more of an issue between Google's implementation of AndroidTV and the app developers. Point is, TiVo doesn't control that.
     
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  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah apps have to be specifically designed for Android TV. At the very least they need a special manifest to tell the play store that it's compatible. But in reality designing an app that works both with touch and a remote is difficult.
     
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  8. CMH

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    Point is yes they are available on GOOGLE PLAY STORE FOR ANDROID - TIVO NEEDS GET THEM ALL COMPATIBLE FOR TIVOS VERSION OF ANDROID
     
  9. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    I agree that more apps are needed, but it's not really TiVo that can do anything about it. It is Google. The Stream 4k is running Google's AndroidTV, as is nVidia Shield, Mi Box, Nexus Player, etc.

    You might be able to sideload some of those apps using an app like downloader.
     
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  10. cybergrimes

    cybergrimes Legend

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    The Roku Channel, that's gold
     
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  11. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    lol i hope you didn't say that with a straight face.
     
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  12. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    I know.. This is the deal breaker for me LAS VEGAS TRAVEL BY TRIPSMART
     
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  13. CMH

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    yeah i did not having all those apps especially STIRR & NEWS ON is pathetic
     
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  14. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    Are we really comparing apps available for phones with those available on a streaming device?

    If that's your expectation, you might want to go ahead and return your Stream 4k. It's never going to have the same apps that an Android phone has.
     
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  15. CMH

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    I'm comparing apps made for tv so yeah the STREAM get off its backside and make them accessible that measly ROKU has
     
  16. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    Tivo doesn't make the apps. The individual companies responsible for them do. If an app is missing that you want to see on the platform, contact that app's developer.

    Personally, I feel like it's a lot of energy to spend getting spun up about missing CBS 7 Dayton or the Classic TV Commercials app.
     
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  17. CMH

    CMH Member

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    it does not matter hat you think - facts are facts
     
  18. Acerxz

    Acerxz Member

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    Android and Android TV are two separate things. This is not a tivo issue.
     
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  19. CMH

    CMH Member

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    no reason make the code different other a few line of code saying what device its going to
     
  20. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

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    Developers have chosen not to port their apps and/or focus on the higher install base of Roku and Apple TV. Thems the breaks.
     

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