New "Tivo Online"

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by CIP54, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    Do you need a stream box or TiVo with a built in stream in order to download shows onto the computer because I don't see the option anywhere?
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    It isn't a TiVo Online option, it's something you can do with other s/w (kmttg, pyTivo, TiVo Desktop) or eve via a browser. IOW, it's an alternative to TiVo Online.

    It just occurred to me though - should we be afraid that the TTG capability will go away?
     
  3. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    Doesn't work on mobile browsers. Don't know why I would need this in home.
     
  4. Megamind

    Megamind I'm Feeling Blue

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    Is there any official word or resolution to the issue of TiVo Online not being able to manage season passes or to do lists for many of us? Despite having tried multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE), disabling add-ons and firewalls and trying a few other things, I continue to get the message "There is a problem communicating with your DVR. Make sure your DVR is connected to your home network, then try again."

    The funny thing is, I know TiVo Online CAN see the DVR because for a fraction of a second before the message appears under "OnePass Manager," there flashes a line that says how full my DVR is. I have also on at least one occasion seen a very brief flash of to-do list items that then suddenly disappear and are replaced by the aforementioned message.

    Since it appears to be working for some people, I have assumed it was something in my configuration, but I just completed a clean reinstall of Win7 (for unrelated reasons) and the problem persists.
     
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  5. HeatherA

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    I can only see 3 of my 4 active TiVos. The one missing is, of course, the main TiVo. ;) I'm out of town right now so I'll have to mess around when I get home next week.
     
  6. hytekjosh

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    My bad, I may have been thinking about NPAPI Java, etc
     
  7. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    You have both iOS and android apps - why in the world would this need to work on a mobile browser?
     
  8. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    which is so ridiculous. if someone wants a pirated version of a show there are way easier ways to get it.
     
  9. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    I'm saying what use is it? You use mobile app on the go. You use your actual Tivo at home (or mobile if you're lazy). Why do we need this?
     
  10. Philmatic

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    I totally agree with you, I still torrent most of my cable shows because those files are more flexible than what the TiVo can provide.

    This doesn't require anything other than the stream and it works on any computer in the house that doesn't have a TV nearby. Seems like the use case is pretty clear to me, I have a a large computer monitor hooked up to my desktop computer and I can use it as a little TiVo Mini (more or less), for free.
     
  11. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    This will let folks avoid a TV/mini for their home office, kids room, spare bedroom, garage. I can totally see this bringing new life to old PCs/laptops.
     
  12. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    today I got my to do list to stay visible for 4 seconds instead of the usual 2 seconds so I guess Tivo considers this an improvement
     
  13. aaronw

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    Loving this feature so far except I don't see any way to display closed captions, which is frustrating, especially because I can see them on the ios devices with the Stream. Am I just missing the button for it?
     
  14. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    People have been asking for this for a laptop version of the mobile apps for a long time.

    With the emergence of all-in-ones, you are going to see a more Windows based tablets replacing mobile based tablets.... I can see this being very popular.

    I use DuoBIOS and the android app on my Surface all the time.

    Also... If you remove the streaming component as a driver, the TiVo management component is much improved. That has been a ongoing complaint for years.

    I do think this offering brings value.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think the management part is the biggest part of this upgrade. The old online management system used a very old version of the technology that required your TiVo to make a call before it was updated. This new one works using the mind interface that the apps use, which is instant.
     
  16. Megamind

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    Well then, let's hope they actually get it working. It would be convenient to have at times since I spend a large part of my day working on a desktop.

    BTW, I checked with TiVo on this, and they said they're "in the process of integrating the features and functions from www.tivo.com over to TiVo Online" and that it will eventually work just as well. I don't find that too encouraging, since the old system was so terribly slow as to be completely useless most of the time. :)
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I haven't tried it since day one, so I just tried it again. The whole site seems to have issues. It took a few tries just to log in, then when I select any of the TiVos in my list. (5 total) It will sometimes show the recordings or 1Ps for the wrong one. I guess it's still a work in progress. I use the app on my phone all the time to schedule stuff when I'm out and hear about something interesting. It works great. I assume they'll eventually get the site working the same way.
     
  18. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i never had issues with using tivo.com (outside speed), tivo online still doesn't work other than logging in, and sometimes that requires multiple tries.

    based on a failed launch, it would take a lot of effort to win back my confidence in tivo online. :thumbsdown:

    eta: and what dan posted while i was typing. :)
     
  19. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    Why would they even bother to integrate this stuff into tivo.com? Just take out all that stuff and send people to TiVo online to manage it all.
     
  20. CoxInPHX

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    online.tivo.com will not accept my login at this time, anyone else having issues?

    Sign in has failed. Double-check your Email and password.

    EDIT: Working again...
     
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