Official Beta Testing Signup for new TiVo Mobile App

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  1. Oct 2, 2018 #61 of 208
    dave13077

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    Nothing this morning. Guess their working at "tivo speed".
     
  2. Oct 2, 2018 #62 of 208
    jeffrypennock

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    My understanding is that sometimes app developers submit their app to the Apple App Store and it can take days for them to get final approval and released; the time it takes can be variable and is influenced by a number of things including how many other apps are also in the pipeline being reviewed for approval. Because of the recent release of iOS 12 (and then the secondary app updates that need to be made for tiny bug fixes subsequent to the iOS 12-supported version being released), I would speculate that there are many, many other apps in the pipeline right now and this could be delaying the app's release, which is something beyond TiVo's control.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2018 #63 of 208
    Flojomojo

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    I'm glad to hear this is getting an update ... I just got a new phone and figured maybe it's time to start watching some video on the tiny screen again. The current 3.7.9 app is 7 months old and doesn't support iPhone X resolutions.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2018 #64 of 208
    jeffrypennock

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    Oh, it's been MUCH longer than that (and a handful of incremental app updates) since they addressed screen resolutions. The 12.9" iPad Pro has been in the field since 2015 and the iOS app still plays videos (even downloaded at best quality) at a pretty mediocre resolution and the app itself renders at a quality clearly intended for lesser/smaller iPad displays than the Pro.

    Furthermore, since lots of users now have unlimited cellular data plans and use it to stream, the TiVo app is the only video app I have (including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, cable provider apps, etc.) that won't stream over cellular data. (We had that functionality for a few magical months a few years ago when they accidentally published a beta version to the App Store that supported streaming over cellular...but they took that away a little while later.)

    So forgetting about a lot of flash/innovation, this app is long overdue for an update just to support a large quantity of the hardware it's being run on and in the connectivity environments that it is widely used.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2018 #65 of 208
    cwoody222

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    However, developers can also select to have an app approved and then release it publicly at a future date if their choosing, so they can control the marketing.

    A company shouldn’t promote a new app is coming unless they can control the date like that.
     
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  6. Oct 5, 2018 #66 of 208
    jeffrypennock

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    Well, it’s been a week now so one could assume it either didn’t get approval for publication to the App Store or they didn’t get it submitted for review when it suggested they might. Sigh.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2018 #67 of 208
    dave13077

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    Yes I was thinking the same thing. Maybe Ted meant THIS weekend.. Once again lets remember it is on Tivo speed.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2018 #68 of 208
    tthkbw

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    I have a Tivo Bolt VOX connected via hardwire gigabit ethernet. I have a iPad 10.5. I just transferred a show from the Bolt to the iPad, 698MB according to the "on iPad" tab in my shows. I timed it and it took 14 minutes 17 seconds. Along the way, the app guessed it would take from 13 minutes to 15 minutes. This was a one hour show and I used the "Medium" quality setting.

    I have often used the out of home feature of the Tivo to download shows to the iPad to watch in hotels, or elsewhere. If I am on solid wireless (like my daughter's home in LA) or at my own home (same network as the Tivo), it has worked reliably for me. However, on hotel wireless, it will be slower and sometimes fail. Not surprising.

    The Bolt is new in the past two months. Previously I had a Roamio Pro. On downloads, there is probably some performance improvement, but I am going by memory, not data. However, with respect to in-home streaming from the Bolt to the iPad, the change from Roamio Pro to Bolt is very noticeable. The Bolt is much more responsive and rarely loses connection, whereas the Roamio was sometimes nearly useless.

    A bit off topic, but I found Netflix on the Roamio very difficult to use, so I bought an Apple TV 4K. However, with the Bolt, I find myself always using the Tivo for Netflix since it is responsive and the remote is so much better than the Apple TV remote. The Apple TV Remote is to the Apple TV as Hydra is to Tivo. You can quote me.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2018 #69 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    OK, I can't wait to see it in action. Do we have any early Mocks of it? Hmm it has been almost a week, is Tivo's app stuck in approval process or did they get a boot and have to modify something?
     
  10. Oct 5, 2018 #70 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    Still not in the app store. I guess 4.1 because after Beta testing Tivo updated from 4.0 to 4.1 :)
     
  11. Oct 5, 2018 #71 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    @TiVo_Ted Any news with Tivo iOS 4.1 App update? I have a work trip starting Sunday would be nice to get new app and download some shows to watch at Night.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2018 #72 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    OK, no iOS app yet, but I have the next best thing link to the new APP on Tivo site :)

    TiVo App (iOS)

    I can't wait to get my hands on this.
     
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    cwoody222

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    My experience:

    I have a Roamio connected via Moca to a 150/150 Fios connection.

    In home downloading at around 15mins for an hour show is the norm. That was the case even in my previous place on WiFi and a much slower connection.

    Out of home downloading is about the same given a good connection and my Fios upload speed. But in a previous home with a measly <10 upload, it was unusable. But streaming was ok on a decent download connection. (ie: not a hotel)

    In home streaming has always been flawless for me regardless of connection. In my current home with Moca or even a previous home with a WiFi cable connection.

    My devices include iPhone 6, X and original iPad Air and now a newer iPad. I found those devices really don’t make much of a difference.


    On apps, my TiVo Mini has horrible performance. The Roamio is better but I ultimately prefer my Roku or FireTV.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2018 #75 of 208
    chuvak

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    iOS app 4.1 is now available in the App Store.

    Release notes:
    - New TiVo Experience
    - Support for iPhone X display
    - Improved What to Watch experience, head to head images for sports
    - Improved My shows experience with category filters like Going Away soon, Paused, TV Series, Movies, Sports, Kids, News, Suggestions & Recordings
    - New Recording Activity feature to see why a particular show was not recorded, why it’s not scheduled to record, or when a recording was deleted from your My Shows list
    - Improved video playback experience
    - Control streaming quality when in-home or out-of-home via newly added settings
    - Improved broadband test which now suggests video quality for your network
    - New improved remote control experience
    - Streaming reliability improvements
    - General bug fixes
     
  16. Oct 9, 2018 #76 of 208
    osu1991

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    available on Android also, downloaded on my Moto G6 with android 8.0. Updating my iphone6+ and ipad Pro now
     
  17. Oct 9, 2018 #77 of 208
    thenightfly42

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    Well, it is up, but it forced me to change my password, and now it won't accept my new password on mobile or desktop.
    "Invalid new password. Please try a different one." I'm following the requirements. I think the reset password system on tivo.com is broken.
     
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  18. Oct 9, 2018 #78 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    Ok it is live, now we need to get Quick Mode and Skip Mode :) if possible.
     
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  19. Oct 9, 2018 #79 of 208
    bluemcduff

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    Broken for me as well. Something's definitely not working right on the Tivo end.
     
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  20. Oct 9, 2018 #80 of 208
    UCLABB

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    Not going to update until others report it is bug free. Not liking to see the post about the password snafu.

    Just the words “New experience” spooking me.
     

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