Official Beta Testing Signup for new TiVo Mobile App

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  1. Oct 9, 2018 #101 of 208
    morac

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    In the prior app if you left the app the download would stop so if it’s progressing at all, then it’s doing more than it did. To answer your question though, it’s definitely making progress in the background. Unfortunately downloads are still slow.
     
  2. HerronScott

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    Time for new cheap Android tablet as the new app requires Android 5.0 or higher (4.4.2 on the old one). :)

    Scott
     
  3. tomhorsley

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    Got new android app. Tivo forced me to update my $#@! password (which was perfectly strong before, and is now mostly a variation on F#@! TiVo), but at least the update worked for me. I'll have to try re-installing on my Huawei Mediapad when I get home so I can setup streaming properly and see if it does anything other than crash.

    WOW! If I exit the app on "my shows" and login again later, it is still on "my shows"! What an incredible innovation!
     
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  4. thenightfly42

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    I spoke with TiVo and figured out the problem. They don't tell you that your password can't contain all or part of your email address, your first name, or your last name.

    I also had some issues with MacOS/Safari and their website, but that's another matter.
     
  5. tomhorsley

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    Ah yes, sites that have idiotic rules for passwords are bad enough, but sites which have idiotic rules and won't tell you want they are are even better.
     
  6. aaronwt

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    So you are saying it's idiotic to require that you not have your name or email address in a password?

    I know I would never include my name or email address in a password. Or a birth date etc. Those are common things that are not supposed to be used as a password for better security.
     
  7. Big Boy Laroux

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    Correct, it shows like I have "panel" selected, I understand that the show is recorded that way (it's a widscreen show on an SD channel). I'd love to have the "zoom" option to fill the screen .
     
  8. tthkbw

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    I downloaded this morning and gave it a quick run through. I had to sign in, but had no problems doing so. First impression is that I really like it. I have a Tivo Bolt Vox on hardwired ethernet. I use the app on an 10.5" iPad Pro.

    It seems much more responsive than the old app. Guide data, Manage data, and My Shows data, for example, load with almost no delay.

    The app uses a dark theme, which is not obviously customizable. But it looks okay.

    Setup up in and out of home streaming was very quick, just a couple of seconds at most. Much better than the old app.

    When streaming, the skip back 8 seconds and skip forward 30 seconds and the play pause buttons are put across the middle of the screen, obscuring the video. At first I didn't like this. But then I discovered that swipe left when video is running skips back 8, and swipe to the right jumps forward 30 seconds and neither gesture causes anything to change on the display except for the skip and jump in time (nothing obscures the video). This is really great for me. I like to watch recorded football and use back 8 forward 30 all the time to skip dead time between plays (try it, it works really well for almost all offenses except the fastest, and I can watch a game in 1-1/2 to 2 hours and see all the action). This is the single best thing about the upgrade.

    A new thing is that in settings, there is a network performance test that takes 60 seconds and will determine the best setting for streaming bandwidth.

    Overall, on first look, this is a great upgrade.
     
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  9. tthkbw

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    I don't use this much, but have a two episode series in the downloads folder. They are listed separately (not in a a folder like in My Shows), but the two are clearly identified as "episode 1" and "Episode 2".
     
  10. moyekj

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    Haven't tried it much, but Out of Home streaming on Android LTE is not working well anymore. With prior version used to work OK. Now even when I manually force it to do "lowest" quality (instead of "automatic") it keeps failing. Download over LTE is working though of course still painfully slow.

    I think in general the UI is worse (more Hydra like) and like Hydra takes more button presses to do certain things, and the font is way too small in some cases on my phone.

    So all in all I don't see it as an improvement for Android. I was hopeful that "streaming improvements" stated in release notes would make streaming better, but so far with limited testing seems to be worse...
     
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  11. Thos19

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    If I can correct myself, I think the lack of dates has to do with the fact hat the shows were on my phone in the previous version prior to updating. I downloaded one new show last night and the airdate was listed to the right of the title.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    It working fine here from the new app on Android 8. To a Galaxy S8 on Verizon prepaid. I'm having no problem streaming at the highest quality on the TiVo app. And like most apps on Verizon prepaid, it is not limiting my bandwidth from the TiVo app. Verizon only throttles the popular apps like Netflix and youtube.

    I never had any issues streaming with the old TiVo app either.
     
  13. mrizzo80

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    I noticed you can force a guide update call via the app. Settings —> System Info.

    The button in the app doesn’t provide feedback, but does kick off the call. It’s possible this was supposed to be removed before the general release.
     
  14. tomhorsley

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    Well, I was able to watch one show without a crash, so perhaps it is improved. I couldn't even get to individual show info without it crashing previously (much less try to watch it).
     
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  15. jeffrypennock

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    Right, right. I understood what you meant. And I tried it. My downloads stop (not just slow) in the background , I’m pretty sure.
     
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  16. mattack

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    MAYBE I'm confusing this with the VLC app, which I also use to watch video (that I have downloaded from my Tivo)... didn't these also work in the old version of the app? Even though I now haven't used it in a while due to downloads not working for me.. I used to use it and I sure thought at some point I had discovered the swipes there too..
     
  17. mattack

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    Do they auto-restart the download when you go back in the app?
     
  18. Stev3Davidson

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    You mean this thing was beta tested prior to release? I find it hard to believe.

    How did the beta testers miss the fact that the “Downloads” view (on both iPhone and iPad) lack the grouping of recordings into shows and the ability to change sort order — in fact, the order displayed seems to be random (for example, the exact the same downloads on the iPhone and iPad display in different order). There are many, many other flaws in the software that should have been worked out in the beta phase (unreadable fonts, no global controls for displaying Recordings vs. All Episodes, inconsistent display/representations, button layout not matching the remote of the target machine). I’m having a very bad experience with this new “Experience” — and I want to go back!
     
  19. wco81

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    Is there a button in the app. to send feedback?

    Or any other way to send feedback?
     
  20. SullyND

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    Man, the remote is ugly.
     
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