Official Beta Testing Signup for new TiVo Mobile App

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  1. Oct 9, 2018 #81 of 208
    muzzymate

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    Looks like the new Tivo iOS app is here. Thankfully support for the X display size too:

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  2. Oct 9, 2018 #82 of 208
    mdavej

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    No login issue on my iPhone. App is working fine. But I had changed my password to match the new requirements a long time ago.
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2018 #83 of 208
    Thos19

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    Downloaded the update to my iPhone.

    Downloaded shows no longer has folders, and it doesn't allow you to sort by name. So you have to scroll until you find your show and you have to click each show to make sure it is the date/episode number you want before viewing. Font is smaller too, at least according to my old eyes. :(
     
  4. Oct 9, 2018 #84 of 208
    mrizzo80

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    Streaming keeps cutting out for me even though I'm on my home wi-fi. Going to reboot the TiVo to see if that helps.

    EDIT: reboot didn't resolve it. If I disable Cellular Data on my phone, it works. I think the app thinks I'm not connected to wi-fi. I've been having some problems with my router lately, so maybe that is the root cause.
     
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  5. Oct 9, 2018 #85 of 208
    Big Boy Laroux

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    FYI - on android, after updating, downloads and streaming were not working. I set up streaming again, no luck. I cleared data on the app (alternatively, you could uninstall/reinstall), and a new set of required permissions came up. I granted those and set up streaming again, and was able to stream/download.
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2018 #86 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    Hmm, worked just fine for me, keep in mind if you have not logged in to the App in a while then that could be why. I do recall while back 6-9 months ago, I was forced to update my password when using Tivo app, but since then no issues, and I was able to log in just fine this time.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2018 #87 of 208
    kbmb

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    Ugh......no more swiping to delete in My Shows or the Todo list. :mad:
     
  8. Oct 9, 2018 #88 of 208
    jkudlacz

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    Right, I do see option to select multiple recordings and delete in bulk and with extra step click on the recording then click DELETE. I wonder if this is because Tivo is trying to unify their code for use across different devices, still seems like swipe left to Delete should still be available.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2018 #89 of 208
    jeffrypennock

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    I was able to log in to the new app, no problem. The app plays on the iPhone X S Max and iPad great, much better quality. The whole look is very Hydra and functionality is pretty similar to what it was before. SHOCKINGLY, we STILL can’t stream recordings over a cellular connection - which is really annoying.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2018 #90 of 208
    morac

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    4.1 can download in the background now so you don’t need to leave the app open. I didn’t try what happens if the download takes longer than 10 minutes since I periodically opened the app to see that it was still downloading.
     
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  11. Oct 9, 2018 #91 of 208
    tim1724

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    Good:
    • it finally supports big screen sizes (iPad Pro, iPhone X, etc.)
    • it feels faster
    • it no longer looks like a forgotten remnant of iOS 6
    Bad:
    • tiny fonts in lots of places
    • still no Skip Mode
    • still no Quick Mode
    • still no streaming over cellular for iOS users
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2018 #92 of 208
    UCLABB

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    One of the better features. I knew that TiVo would make it worse. I’m going to hang on to the old app as long as possible.
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2018 #93 of 208
    DVRMike

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    I’m really happy to have the update with iPhone X support. I like the look and feel of the app. It seems pretty quick so far.

    I was hoping iPad picture in picture mode would have been included in the update. It doesn’t seem to be available. I would like to multi task and let the video play.

    They removed the shading behind the information bars so I’m finding it hard to read the text overlaid on the video screen on my iPhone X.

    Overall thanks TiVo for updating the app!
     
  14. Oct 9, 2018 #94 of 208
    wco81

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    Yeah I like the multiple select and delete. Much faster to delete multiple recordings or to Do items.

    The redraw of the guide and to do list seem much faster.

    Background downloading a big plus.

    They should have commercial skip on both streamed and downloaded recordings.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2018 #95 of 208
    TheNumberSix

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    I’m having the same issue where I launched the app, it forced a password reset, and now I can’t login. Reset my password a few times. No joy.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2018 #96 of 208
    Big Boy Laroux

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    Not sure if I've been missing something all this time, but was hoping this would be fixed in the latest update...

    If I record something in SD, and stream to my phone, it doesn't take up the full screen. It's letterboxed on all sides. I'd like to be able to zoom like you can do on the regular TiVo. Is there a setting I'm missing?
     
  17. Oct 9, 2018 #97 of 208
    mattack

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    OK, so looks like there isn't a *separate* thread since it's now public.

    1) first launch of app, had to enter name/password (but it was saved due to iCloud Keychain). So not good, but understandable since it seems to now be doing a web page or some different authentication?
    2) it DIDN'T connect to my Tivos at first.. That was very bad, and I thought I was going to end up ranting here about it.. I tried a bit later, and it seemed to connect fine this time.
    3) It now SEEMS like more steps to switch between Tivos. I have 2 Tivos that I use/look at frequently (I mostly use the app to manage to do list and see if they're full).. It used to be:
    hit button in lower right
    pick Tivo from selected Tivo
    go back to now playing

    Now it's
    MORE button
    Settings button
    back to my shows

    hmm, I thought there was sometimes one more step in there.. So I think it's PARTIALLY just different, but it _seems_ like more steps even if it really isn't. Yeah I'll get used to it.

    getting to do list is also 'different' but I'll get used to it.

    GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD things:
    Even though it also has what I consider "worse UI", just like the Series 3 Tivo started.. it is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH faster in loading my ridiculously huge Now Playing list.. Now way way faster than kmttg on my local network too..

    the "worse" part is that it now sort of updates in sections and isn't as smooth/polished of a UI.. But since it's MUCH MUCH faster, that's a tradeoff I will live with.

    At some point I'll actually try downloading shows.. I highly doubt that'll actually work better, since it always seemed to me that the Tivo Stream (both the separate one I used and then later/nowadays the one built into my Roamio) would crash.. unless the app was somehow causing that, I doubt this has changed..
     
  18. Oct 9, 2018 #98 of 208
    mattack

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    What does it show like when you watch ON YOUR TV? That's a serious question, because I record various SD shows (some PBS shows, and late night talk shows). most most most most take up a 4:3 section of the screen that's the full height of the TV.. but not all do. Are you sure you're not ZOOM-ing on your TV?

    Basically: I sort of expect it to show up as if you had chosen Panel on the Tivo.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2018 #99 of 208
    jeffrypennock

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    Are you sure about that? When I leave the app for ten minutes and come back, downloading doesn’t seem to have progressed much at all, so I don’t feel like I’m experiencing what you’re reporting.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2018 #100 of 208
    wco81

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    It doesn’t seem to do notifications.

    Would be nice if it notified when a download was complete.

    Will be curious to see if downloads are more reliable, especially over mobile.
     

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