New "Tivo Online"

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    CIP54

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    Have I missed something? Woke up this morning to do some one pass maintenance and there's a whole new section on tivo.com called "Tivo online".

    Works like the tivo app only more functional, a lot faster and more attractive.

    I can hardly believe I didn't see any mention of this as a coming attraction. SO MUCH BETTER THAN PREVIOUS one pass manager, very fast.

    Plus can watch live tv or recorded shows on my iMac.

    This has always been a great product but this takes things up a notch IMO.

    :up::up::up:
     
  2. Jun 9, 2015 #2 of 348
    gonzotek

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    Outside...
    http://online.tivo.com/
    In the couple minutes I had to play with it this morning, it seems very much better than the old site.
     
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    tomhorsley

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    Apparently they hate linux though, I get a unsupported operating system error when I try to sign in and it tells me to come back when I have Windows or Mac.
     
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    markp99

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    Absolutely crawling for me. :( Come on TiVo.

    15-20 seconds of a blank white screen before anything starts to render (a "please wait..." notice might be advisable). Then another 5-10 seconds to draw the first screen.

    Maybe not ready for primetime?? Feels under powered, like my old TiVos :)
     
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    bradleys

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    Whoa!

    You can watch your recordings from the PC! This is huge!

    Http://online.tivo.com
     
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    bradleys

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    First time access seems to take a moment - I think it is caching a bunch.

    People, this is the Web version of the TiVo app you have been asking for!
     
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    BigJimOutlaw

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    Whaaaaaaaaat.

    It's not fast but it's functional. Holy crap. Recordings are playing on the browser.
     
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    BP-isMe

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    It is timing out for me...sounds great if they get it working.

    Brad

    edit: I got it to load by going to tivo.com then clicking TiVo Online at the top of the page.
     
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    JoeKustra

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    markp99

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    Bradleys,

    You may be right. Much quicker on subsequent attempts. Still, the initial blank white page is disconcerting, albeit ~5 seconds not too bad when you're expecting it.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2015 #11 of 348
    bradleys

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    Make sure you are using a modern browser for this. (Not directed at you Mark).

    Older version of IE will choke. Newest versions of IE and Chrome seem to work well.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2015 #12 of 348
    bradleys

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    Can anyone confirm if it works in away from home mode? I did a test and doesn't appear so - but that was using my work PC vpn'd into the office.

    A lot going on there to confirm it won't work.
     
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    bradleys

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    BigJimOutlaw

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    The How-To video suggests it's in-home.

    "... while connected to your home network."
     
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    davezatz

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    It doesn't stream remotely, which is why my blog post is even shorter than it might have been. ;) I assume it will work if I set up a VPN, but I'd just go to the app at that point.

    [​IMG]
     
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    bradleys

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    From what I can tell, it appears that everything works in "away from home mode" with the exception of streaming content.

    That includes all the functionality of either the IOS or Android apps. (with the exception of the remote control)

    Without the out of home streaming functionality, I am not sure how much of this I will actually use. The IOS app on my iPad is simply more convenient.

    I do wish they would have included a mechanism to initiate / schedule archive downloads using MRV .tivo files. They have always been legal using tivo sponsored tools in the past so that really isn't much of an excuse.

    It would have made a great complete replacement for TiVo Desktop (that nobody uses anymore)
     
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    tomhorsley

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    Since it hates linux, I'll have to see how well it works inside my Windows 7 virtual machine when I get home today.
     
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    tatergator1

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    This is certainly a very nice surprise. As Dave suggested in his blog, this is bound to be a critical part of the Tivo Aereo re-incarnation. Integration with the broadcast network streaming apps is front and center. This feature is not very important for DVR users, but would be a compelling feature for cord-cutters/millennials to have a single interface to quickly organize and access the specific shows they want to watch, even without an actual DVR.
     
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    BP-isMe

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    I can watch recordings from home on IE 11 but my FireFox (preferred by me) just pops up the black box but never plays the video. My standalone stream (20.4.6a) transcoding status changes to "Running" but no video so far in FireFox v 37.0.1. Perhaps it is a security setting but I have not found it.

    Brad
     
  20. Jun 9, 2015 #20 of 348
    siratfus

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    Wow! Gone are the days of nickel and diming you trying to force you to buy a box for all your tvs. Tivo Minis, Tivo streaming, Tivo online.... They're going all in now. I guess they figure this is how to survive, get more customers?
     

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