New "Tivo Online"

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  1. Jun 9, 2015 #21 of 348
    tatergator1

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    Basically. Tivo's CEO has said as much too. Ultimately, Tivo wants out of the hardware business and envisions themselves as a software provider, not so much to retail customers, but primarily to corporate customers (cable companies, etc.)
     
  2. Jun 9, 2015 #22 of 348
    kazak99

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    I have a Roamio Basic and I can't find a way to watch "My Shows" (my recordings) on a home computer.

    Do you need a Stream or a Stream enabled device (Roamio Plus or Pro) to watch my Tivo recordings on a PC?
     
  3. Jun 9, 2015 #23 of 348
    tivoknucklehead

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    successfully logged in to tivo online, but when I went to manage my one pass manager or to do list get "There is a problem communicating with your DVR. Make sure your DVR is connected to your home network, then try again.",
    although my to do list on chrome and IE popped up for about 3 seconds before message appeared. On Firefox nothing showed at all except error message. I have two tivos, both are connected fine via ethernet to my home network

    and I could not watch video on anything. I do not have tivo stream, is that required? and can copyrighted shows be viewed remotely?

    thoughts?
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2015 #24 of 348
    atmuscarella

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    See http://zatznotfunny.com/2015-06/tivo-dvr-nows-streams-to-web-browser/

    You maybe able to transfer/copy the shows to the computer with the Free Version of TiVo Desktop software (and some other third party products that I am sure others will mention) if your cable company has not restricted transfers (if you are OTA no problems moving any shows).
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2015 #25 of 348
    rainwater

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    Huh? I'm streaming to my computer now on the new TiVo website. But yes, streaming to a web browser does require a TiVo Stream since it has to convert the video.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2015 #26 of 348
    bradleys

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    That is not correct. This new TiVo online does stream to the PC, that's the point of this thread.

    Yes, you will need either the stand alone stream or a stream enabled TiVo on your network.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2015 #27 of 348
    MScottC

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    I also got the "error communicating with your DVR" message when trying to manage my One Pass list. But the "To Do List" pops up for a brief moment, than reverts to the same error message. Me thinks they're still working out some bugs.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2015 #28 of 348
    atmuscarella

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    Yes just saw the change will fix my post.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2015 #29 of 348
    kazak99

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    http://zatznotfunny.com/2015-06/tivo-dvr-nows-streams-to-web-browser/

    "but I’ll go ahead and assume Premiere and lesser Roamios require purchase of the TiVo Stream accessory to make it happen, versus native Roamio Pro/Plus capabilities."

    I'm guessing he's correct about needing a Stream to utilize in-home Tivo to computer streaming, based on my experience and inability to stream with a Roamio Basic.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2015 #30 of 348
    tivoknucklehead

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    well if a Tivo stream is needed to watch video then I'm not interested because I already own 3 slingboxes and they get the job done just fine, and can stream to remote TVs, not just PCs or laptops or tablets
     
  11. Jun 9, 2015 #31 of 348
    tatergator1

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    FYI, the current implementation of the new Tivo Online respects the CCI byte, even though it only works within the home. Looks like Tivo is playing it safe since computer-based viewing makes it much easier to grab the video content and save it.

    With that said, I wouldn't expect out-of-home streaming via this interface anytime soon if Tivo's too worried to even allow in-home streaming of copy-protected content.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2015 #32 of 348
    pwlcheng

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    I'm in my office away from home and I am able to watch my recordings, but it is using Hulu and I have to disable my AdBlock Plus.
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  13. Jun 9, 2015 #33 of 348
    Dixon Butz

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    It does require Tivo Stream to view recordings on the Roamio. I unplugged my Tivo Stream and it says this when trying to watch a recording on a PC at home:
    "We are unable to detect your TiVo streaming device from this location. If you are currently away from home, streaming video may not be available at this time."
     
  14. Jun 9, 2015 #34 of 348
    bradleys

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    congratulations
     
  15. Jun 9, 2015 #35 of 348
    bunjicat

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    Does not work with VPN for away from home streaming. At least not with my implementation. Sigh...Tivo. So close yet so far away. Not time to toss the sling box yet.
     
  16. Jun 9, 2015 #36 of 348
    Aero 1

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    how? are you using a vpn back home?
     
  17. Jun 9, 2015 #37 of 348
    bradleys

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    That is not what he is doing

    If I click on say an HBO movie, TiVo opens up HBO Go in another web page. If TiVo has identified that the content exists via a third party streaming service, it will give you the option to watch it from there.

    So, the TiVo web app does not stream OOH, but it does help you locate the content via authorized streaming services.

    Kind of neat.
     
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  18. Jun 9, 2015 #38 of 348
    markp99

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    Yep, I clicked on a program; the app dropped me into an ABC.com streaming player.
     
  19. Jun 9, 2015 #39 of 348
    CIP54

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    I think this is a great step forward. I was planning on buying a few tivo minis for kids rooms but now any wired computer in my house is a tivo/tv combo. Nicer viewing experience than the iPad and can view in one window and work/play in another.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2015 #40 of 348
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    So from This is huge,,, to kind of neat. pretty much my feelings as well.
     

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