No MLB TV on TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Phil T, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Feb 4, 2019 #1 of 67
    Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    I enjoyed watching MLB-TV on my Bolt VOX last year. I just pulled up the app and saw:
    “We are sorry to announce that MLB-TV will no longer be available for the 2019 season on TiVo devices”. Any idea why?
     
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    pfiagra

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    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    MLB must have changed their mind over supporting the platform.
     
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    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    It was the worst of all the platforms.
     
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    cherry ghost

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    It’s also been removed from LG webOS. I got the pop-up message a few days ago.
     
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    rdrrepair

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    I kept checking it throughout the year. Upcoming games, stats, standings etc. Seemed to do the job for what I wanted.

    Was bummed when they removed it from my Premiere and minis. Wonder what happened that made the other platforms go bye bye?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2019 #7 of 67
    NashGuy

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    My guess is that it was just a pure cost-cutting decision. "Here's how few subscribers actively use these platforms and here's how much we'll save in ongoing development and support costs if we drop those platforms and just focus on the main ones."
     
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    humbb

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    I have another theory. If I recall correctly, during breaks MLB on Tivo only showed the "commercial break" screen without actually cutting to the repetitive and obnoxious commercials/highlights. It could be that MLB wasn't able to overcome some Tivo platform limitation to fix this and decided to dump Tivo.
    I have a Roku, and would always use the Tivo version for this reason unless I absolutely had to apply the radio audio overlay to the program which wasn't a feature available on the Tivo. As a side note, last year the Roku audio overlay would mute the sound during the breaks so I didn't have to use the mute button. I just checked an archived game yesterday, and it appears MLB has eliminated this "feature" now and the loud commercial audio is unmuted.
    So now (at least for live games) I will have my thumb hovering over the mute button.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2019 #9 of 67
    brimorga

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    Terrible news. I watched on my LG and tivo daily.
     
  10. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    :mad: :thumbsdown:
     
  11. compnurd

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    MLB pulled support for alot of platforms it looks like
     
  12. mjthor1

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    This is disappointing. I used the app 5-6 times a week last season. Although the app wasn't the best and the controls were clunky it did a decent job in my opinion.
     
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    which ones besides tivo?
     
  14. JoeKustra

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    Gone from my Sony. Still on my Roku.
     
  15. NashGuy

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    Does your Sony TV not run Android TV apps? Because MLB is still showing that they support Android TV.
     
  16. JoeKustra

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    Sorry, older Sony - non-Android.

    Just checked my Sharp/Roku TV and it's still supported.
     
  17. TonyD79

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    Sony has pretty much abandoned their earlier (and by that I mean as new as three year old) smart TVs when they went android.
     
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    It looks like older Apple TVs prior to the 4th generation box are being dropped as well.
     
  19. NashGuy

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    That sucks but I can't say I'm surprised.

    LG's webOS has gained some more key apps in the past couple of years but still lacks several (including MLB TV, which it just lost, as well as HBO, DTV Now, etc). And Vizio's app platform that seems to mostly be cast-based is, well, not good. Samsung, though, has always had the strongest line-up of apps and what looks like a pretty decent UI. I wonder why they've never bothered to put out their own streaming box/stick.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see LG and Vizio's smart TV OSes follow in Sony's footsteps and eventually bite the dust, to be replaced with Android TV, Roku, Fire TV and/or Apple tvOS. Some manufacturers even use one OS on some models and another OS on others.
     
  20. TonyD79

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    The nasty part is that the turnover is only a couple of years.
     

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