No Disney+ App?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jakryk, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me why the Prime Video app is hated on the Tivo devices? My Roamio plus handles the app just fine. Literally no different than my Samsung 4k. Except for the 4k part.
     
  2. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    I love the old netflix app on my Roamio: no auto preview! The Vudu, YouTube, and HBO apps are identical to the ones in my new (July) Samsung TV, albeit just slower. Biggest limitation, for me, of using my Roamio's apps are that the Roamio doesn't do 4K, so neither can its apps (Netflix/Vudu). I didn't mind the Tivo apps' sluggishness until I got the the new TV and then got used its nice and snappy apps. But, I do absolutely detest the auto-preview in the "latest and greatest" Netflix app that the Samsung has.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    I really don't understand why the modern Netflix apps (i.e. not Tivo) don't offer an option to not auto-preview every damn thing I scroll to. VERY annoying.
     
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  4. jimbayne

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    So Tivo's response is go ask Disney to make it... please?
    What a joke... I really like Tivo but I guess for this I have to just use the app on my Samsung. No biggie but what a bunch of idiots at Tivo.
    Sad to see it slowly die...
     
  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    But you have to ask Disney. They provide the apps. TiVo doesn’t.
     
  6. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    Samsung didn't create the Disney app for their TVs. Disney did. Likewise, Disney is who would need to create one for TiVos.
     
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  7. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    I would hope that Tivo actually talks to the streaming companies and tries to persuade them into making an app.
     
  8. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I’m sure they do. But it is still a business decision by the app provider. TiVo probably also tries to persuade them to allow searching into their data as part of the discussion.
     
  9. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Most of the dead end apps on the current Tivo platform were not made by the streaming vendor but by Tivo themselves or were paid for by Tivo. The streaming vendors have no financial incentive to support such a small group of users, most of which have other streaming devices they already support.

    Nope, its Tivo that started it streaming ambitions and abandoned them. Its over and the existing apps will fail one by one as the service they connect to updates and makes them obsolete. Tivo is not developing new streaming apps. Was a great idea that Tivo never fulfilled.
     
  10. TostitoBandito

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    As others have stated, stop apologizing for Tivo when it comes to app support. It is Tivo's responsibility to provide app support for its customers. Sure it absolutely requires coordination with other companies, but stop pretending like all Tivo should have to do is sit back and wait for Disney or whoever to send them an app.

    If Tivo were serious about being a streaming platform we'd have current app support for things like CBS All Access, Disney+, Showtime, and others who have never been seen on a Tivo device. Not to mention more frequent updates of things like Hulu which have really old interfaces or Amazon/Netflix which took forever to get HDR support. If Tivo would do what it takes to forge agreements with various providers they could have this. The frustrating thing to me is that Tivo continues to market their devices as these one-stop streaming nexus things, when that's a load of garbage since the limited app support they might have when new will only be sparsely updated if at all compared to something like a $30 streaming dongle from Amazon or Roku or whatever. That's the main reason people get frustrated with Tivo app support, because they can often get a much better experience on a device which costs less than a Tivo remote control.
     
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  11. fyodor

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    I would hope that a pirate would bring me a chest of buried treasure so I can retire this afternoon. Good luck to both of us.
     
  12. fyodor

    fyodor Active Member

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    It doesn't matter whose "fault" it is. You buy the Tivo for what it can provide you, not as a reward for their hard efforts. It doesn't matter enough if the bad apps and weak selection if because of the app providers, Tivo, or both. The effect is identical for the end consumer.

     
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  13. fyodor

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    Honestly, the best path to an integrated DVR/app experience would be through the Apple TV/Roku Tivo applications that they will also not release.
     
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  14. jimbayne

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    Tivo sells the damn Bolt as a hub for all your streaming media... but if you want one you have to ask that company? Come on... that's absurd.... If that is their model then yeah they are SOL in a wee bit...
     
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  15. Narkul

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    It's Tivo's responsibility to provide a platform that 3rd parties are interested in, like...maybe.....ANDROID.

    Tivo's app platform is dead.
     
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  16. ufo4sale

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    Who wants to take a bet that TiVo will survive to the “end of days”. I’ll even give you odds to make it a fair wager.:)

    with someone like me tivo is not going anywhere.:cool:
     
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  17. Narkul

    Narkul Active Member

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    Tivo is already dead. It's Rovi we're dealing with now.
     
  18. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  19. TonyD79

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    I haven’t seen a single app on TiVo that wasn’t on Roku and others first.
     
  20. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Tivo is not a Roku and does not run Roku aps. Aps for Tivo have to be developed....FOR TIVO. Not compatible with anything else. The point was the only apps currently on Tivo are there because Tivo took the burden of getting them there. Once that development stopped and Tivo passed the burden to streaming providers, the app development and additions all but stopped. Tivo as a streaming platform is dying as one by one the apps fail and are removed.
     
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