Official Beta Testing Signup for new TiVo Mobile App

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by krkaufman, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    You have lost me. When I go to set the recording, it uses the channel I selected and even displays it before setting.
     
  2. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    ditto
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    My cell is on Android 8. But my three tablets are on Android 6. But all behave the same way with the new TiVo app. They all start playing the videos on their own. And start with the middle circle with the pause symbol.
     
  4. jkudlacz

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    So looking now and when I turn off my iPhone's screen and then come back to the app I see decent progress on the download after only 1 min, went from 1.7% to 10.5% so that part works fine. Now I switched out of the app and back into it after talking to my wife (she called me on the phone while I was doing the test) and now I see 23%. So it works with background downloads. WOOT.
     
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  5. jkudlacz

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    What device are you using, works fine on my iPhone 7, if I turn off screen or get out of the app to do something else.
     
  6. TonyD79

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    I think it stops if you swipe the app closed. Just hitting the home button does not stop background download.
     
  7. jkudlacz

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    That would make sense, if app is closed then it won't work :), so this is a big improvement. Now let's hope we can get Skip and Quick modes or at least Skip.
     
  8. rscar627

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    The new app is working great for me on an iPhone 6. I am only using it to stream shows at work and it seems much more stable than the old app (and I only have a DSL connection at work). I haven't tried downloading yet.
     
  9. moyekj

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    By the way, on my Android 7 phone, even downloaded TiVo videos when I start playing them have the same issue where I must press the play circle symbol as well. So it's not just streaming. Google search on the issue turned up nothing.
     
  10. KimHedrick

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    When I first installed all my Tivo equipment the wifi in my house was the wifi in the TW modem. I don't recall doing anything to connect the Tivo to the wifi because I'm using ethernet and MOCA for all communications between the Tivo devices. A few months ago I bought an Orbi setup with the router and satellite. When I use the Tivo app and try to stream a recording to my phone or tablet, both of which are connected to the Orbi wifi, the app says that I can't watch them because I'm "away from your home network". If I turn the wifi back on in the modem and connect my phone to it streaming works fine. What do I need to do to my setup to get the app to realize that the Orbi network is my home network?
     
  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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  12. KimHedrick

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    Thank you, sir! You rock! That was all it took.
     
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  13. Stev3Davidson

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    Has anyone else noticed that the Downloads list has no kind of order — just a last-downloaded-on-bottom sequence — and programs in a series aren’t grouped into folders as they are when listing shows recorded on the TiVo box itself? And there is no control for alphabetical vs. chronological? Or is just my iPhone and my iPad?

    I’m finding the downloading capability of this new app to be a giant step backward in usability (and no more robust than before — what the heck is an “Error 59:-1”?)

    If it isn’t just me, does anyone know if TiVo is aware? Are they working on a fix?
     
  14. ShoutingMan

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    The app update a mixed bag for me. The forced password update was confusing, but ok.

    For the first time in several years, transferring shows from Roamio to iPad is rock solid, succeeding fairly quickly without error. So that was great.

    But playing downloads offline is a bit of a UI mess. Launching the app, I have to wait a couple minutes for the TiVo app to try and eventually fail to connect online. Then I can tell it to show me just downloaded shows. This is a step backwards; the previous app didn’t have this long wait or need to manually change to offline mode.

    The download listing lost its season, episode, and air date information, another big step backwards.

    And downloads no longer indicated unmatched vs watched, a huge usability loss.

    The new app feels like it was designed by people who never use it. :(
     
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  15. tomhorsley

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    Practically every time I start the new app, I get an "expired certificate" error and have to re-login.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    I've yet to need to login again. From my cell phone and three tablets. It works as it should. But I don't download anything. I only stream the content. Where I'm at I always have a cellular or wifi connection, so there is no need to download anything.
     
  17. mrizzo80

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    I’ve also had sporadic login issues with the updated app.
     
  18. wco81

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    Strange, I've had to log in maybe twice since updating to this new version.
     
  19. jcthorne

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    I know this thread is about the mobile app but has there been any mention or progress on the app for tv devices? IE Fire TV, Roku, Android TV etc?
     
  20. OrangeCrush

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    I can't find the direct quote (I think @davezatz posted it a while back, but I could be wrong). Last I remember hearing was sometime in the first half of 2019.
     

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