New Disney Plus Service?

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  1. JoeTaxpayer

    JoeTaxpayer Member

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    Disney launching their channel soon. Will this load as a TiVo app? What's been the history on new channels being added at launch? I don't see CBS, but was able to order through Amazon which I see on TiVo.
     
  2. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Would need to ask Disney if they plan to write an App for Tivo
     
  3. TostitoBandito

    TostitoBandito Active Member

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    I'll help you, the answer is no. Zero chance you see this on any Tivo device. Probably the same story for the new HBO Max app next year.

    Tivo is too small for any of these big companies to bother with. Hell, not even Amazon looks like they'll have Disney+ on their devices at launch and they probably have 50-100 times the install base of Tivo.
     
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  4. JoeTaxpayer

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    I'm on the verge of starting to figure out if a Mac Mini will project onto a decent size TV-as-monitor with a good image. These are strange times in the move from cable TV to streaming. I'll work around it, but 'they' aren't making it easy.
     
  5. gary.buhrmaster

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    While I have no personal experience, those colleagues and friends that do say that while you *can* use a Mac Mini, it does not have the 10' interface you get from something like an Apple TV (and they pretty much all have a love/hate relationship with the Apple TV remote), so if you are one of those living in the Apple eco-system, an Apple TV (perhaps with your Mac Mini being your media server) may be the way to go (and if TiVo releases their rumored Apple TV app RSN, you might be able to access your TiVo content, too).
     
  6. Matt Rausenberger

    Matt Rausenberger New Member

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    I really love my Tivo but it's becoming less and less useful without any of the new apps being developed for it. If you have a Tivo Bolt, can we plug a Roku or something in the back and get access to the apps that way?
     
  7. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    no Roku will plug directly into the tv's hdmi port
     
  8. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Yes!

    That's EXACTLY what you need to do.

    Except, don't plug the Roku in to the input on the TiVo ('cause there isn't one...). Instead, plug the Roku in to the HDMI 2 Port on your TV (or whichever port you want to see the Apps on).

    Then, use the TV Remote to select the HDMI Port you chose for the Roku.

    Then, use the Roku Remote to pick the App you want to use. Log in to the App Account as necessary.

    Profit!

    After you're finished with the App, use the TV Remote to return your TV to the Input you chose for 'normal' TiVo watching.

    Repeat as desired.

    -KP
     

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