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Problem logging in on Amazon Fire TV using TIVO stream app

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by shaywood, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Dec 5, 2017 #61 of 107
    cbrrider

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    Only side effect I've noticed is that the Google Play Store wants to update the Kindle App, and the Fire OS won't allow it. So I just unchecked the automatic update for the Kindle App in the Google Play Store.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2017 #62 of 107
    tvmaster2

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    of course, you have to now log into your Google account if you have one, correct?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2017 #63 of 107
    cbrrider

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    Yes, you have to log into Google Play Store to use it. If you update the Kindle App with Google Play, it never completes and the native Fire OS Kindle App resets. Then, Google Play will indicate an update is still available, which I ignore.

    You can still install apps from Amazon App Store. Installing Google Play Store doesn't affect that functionality.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2017 #64 of 107
    tvmaster2

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    Cool. Thanks. If you uninstall the Google apk's, will TiVo 3.2.5 remain?
    PS - the install went fine, and now TiVo is up and running on the Fire HD 8 :)
     
  5. Dec 6, 2017 #65 of 107
    cbrrider

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    I haven't uninstalled Google Play. I never really saw the need. I like having the option of having 2 sources for apps.

    I think you'd be fine uninstalling the Google apks. Let us know if it breaks anything.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2017 #66 of 107
    TVmike1

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    Sideloading Google play store and getting the 3.2.5 app only works on an HD8 right? I have Sticks..... anyone have any luck on sticks?
     
  7. Dec 6, 2017 #67 of 107
    cbrrider

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    No, the TiVo Android app won't work on the Fire TV. Only solution is to file enough complaints to TiVo to motivate them to update the Fire TV app.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  8. Dec 7, 2017 #68 of 107
    Rob75

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  9. Dec 8, 2017 #69 of 107
    Rob75

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  10. Dec 8, 2017 #70 of 107
    cbrrider

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    Sideloading the android TiVo app 3.2.5 on nVidia Shield TV (which uses Android TV OS) doesn't work.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2017 #71 of 107
    Rob75

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    Dang it. I don't get it. It's almost 2018 and no viable apps for streaming devices?? I get that Tivo wants to sell Minis, but at $175 a pop it's not a realistic idea in mass. And there are only a couple of streaming apps on it. Why not provide a roku/firetv/xbox app which is tied to an account, and sell it for a nominal fee? Expand your user base.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2017 #72 of 107
    PlainJaneTV

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    Follow up. My Kindle Fire tablet 10 (last year version) got an update this week. App is now working again. However, the existing programs I had on before the fix are grayed out and says they have "expired" and the only thing I can do is delete them. Sigh...
     
  13. Dec 8, 2017 #73 of 107
    rdrrepair

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    My FireStick is for use outside the home. Vacationing, recovering from surgery, while visiting parents out of state, etc. It's nice to just pop in your FireStick and watch your programming. I'm not really much for watching it on the tablet. My current workaround is to use the mirror cast feature on the stick and tablet but sometimes that can be a little choppy.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2017 #74 of 107
    trebornellen

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    OK, nearly a full month now since TiVo "broke" the login/authentication link used by the TiVo App (Beta) for Amazon Fire TV and it is still not fixed. How hard can it be to issue an update to an App? Does the company not care that they have reduced the functionality of the Bolt for some customers?
     
  15. Dec 12, 2017 #75 of 107
    tvmaster2

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    They really don’t seem to care, or are doing it on purpose, or are a terribly run company. Take your pick. The iOS app has been flakey for well over a year now, and it doesn’t seem to matter how much or who you notify at Tivo. I can’t imagine why support of the Android app would be an different, after all, they’d rather have you buy a Mini.
     
  16. Dec 12, 2017 #76 of 107
    rdrrepair

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    But, the mini does not work outside of the house. I'm wondering about using the url-loader on the stick and then going to TiVo Online and playing my videos through that. I'll have to play with that tomorrow.
     
  17. Dec 13, 2017 #77 of 107
    rdrrepair

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    I tried the silk browser. Signed into TiVo Online and played my shows. It lost audio sync and was unwatchable after a few minutes.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2017 #78 of 107
    Rob75

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    Has anyone tried sideloading an alternate browser?
    (On a different note, tivo stock is at a new 52 week low.)
     
  19. Dec 14, 2017 #79 of 107
    Rob75

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    This is penny wise and pound foolish. They could be monetizing on a huge number of widely distributed devices. Plex sells their app. DUH! The people running this company must have rocks in their head.
     
  20. Dec 15, 2017 #80 of 107
    aeio

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    I just received the following from TiVo support:
    This message is to inform you the issue you reported {Network Error on TiVo App Version Beta 0.2.1-849412} has been closed.
    The TiVo app for Fire TV Devices is no longer available. We apologize for the inconvenience as our Beta program has expired. Please note that to stream playback of your recordings we recommend you use our mobile application for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire (mobile), as well as from the TiVo Online web portal.
    This is really unacceptable. Are they aware that the Fire TV app is the ONLY way to wirelessly stream to a TV? Usually when a Beta “expires” it’s because the release product is done. Here they are just using it as an excuse to not fix their damn software. I think TiVo is in trouble. (By the way, I too just bought another Fire TV stick after being assured by support that they were still supporting it.)
     

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