Private listening...

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by drweb, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. drweb

    drweb TiVo User & Lover

    Sep 17, 2008
    Well, I have this idea.. what's TiVo doing behind Roku, and that's not good.. TiVo needs to make a change, that will change everything :) and get them back on track as the premiere platform..

    I'm talking about Roku's remote, and private listening.. the ability to just slip on the headphones or buds and listen to whatever I want on TiVo, without disturbing anyone around or in the home.. there's a little headphone jack in the remote, and it's amazing..

    See more about their private listening here: Roku

    The technology exists, if Roku can do it, why not TiVo?
    They can sell us, lol, new updated voice remotes with the private listening jack.. I'd buy one or two..

    I like listening when family is asleep, I like listening not to disturb others.. Roku even has some models that allow a number of people to "private listen" together..

    I don't know why they haven't implemented this already.. if Roku can stream the audio signal to headphones or buds, why can't TiVo do the same?

    Michael aka DrWeb
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    I would have thought this was at least already implemented in the mobile app, but apparently not.
  3. rpj22

    rpj22 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2016
    It would be nice, but it may not be the best way to accomplish private listening. I use wireless headphones that plug into the stereo out jacks on the TV. Not only does it get me my quiet listening without running down the batteries on the remote, but it also works for everything else hooked up to the TV (in my case, a DVD player, a cable company DVR, and a computer.)
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  4. EWiser

    EWiser Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    I do this with the Bluetooth on my TV and my AirPods.
  5. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Sadly, this feature seems to be losing traction in the TV market.
  6. wguyette

    wguyette New Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    I just discovered this on the iOS ROKU APP, and I love it.
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  7. Matty-Matt

    Matty-Matt New Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Des Moines,...
    I really enjoy using the private listening feature on Roku. This works really well when walking on my treadmill in the basement. Although the treadmill is not especially loud, I need to crank up on the volume on my cheap 32 inch TV because the integrated speakers are so awful. Roku's private listening feature allows to me enjoy streamed programming in the basement without disturbing the peace upstairs.

    Some Roku remotes provide a headphone jack, but I prefer using the remote app on my iPhone instead. I think it would be awesome if TiVo would upgrade their remote app with a similar feature. This would allow me to enjoy private listening with live and recorded programming as well.

    Please TiVo! Make this happen!
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  8. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Streaming to your phone or tablet is a potential work around. As is using an available output from your tivo or tv.

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