Released: TiVo Commander

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by arantius, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    For the past two months, after participating in the Discovering the iPad interface thread for a while, I've been working on an Android port of the TiVo iOS app.

    I've just released it! You can find it on the Android Market:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.arantius.tivocommander

    Source is on GitHub:
    https://github.com/arantius/TiVo-Commander

    Constructive feedback is welcomed.
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Cool I will give it a try later tonight.

    Just sent a crash report in. It still seems to be working, but it generated some form of a crash on my Droid Charge.
     
  3. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    Did you try to set up a season pass and say to keep "all shows"? I didn't try that before, seems to fail in the same way.
     
  4. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I wasn't sure if it was that.
     
  5. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    Does this work with any Tivo model other than the Premiere?
     
  6. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    No. The Premiere added the interface that this relies upon.
     
  7. randyb359

    randyb359 Well-Known Member

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    The remote and search work for me but "my shows" usually does not(it has worked only one time). Any ideas how to get this to work?
     
  8. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    Not without more information. For now all I can suggest is to get a bugreport (a specific term in Android) and send it to me (my email is visible in Market). An easy way to do that is this app:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bh.android.bugreporte
    (Yes, it takes quite a while.)

    Preferably, get it to work and fail once just before doing so.
     
  9. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    I cannot get it to connect to my tivo. I am on a wifi connection on my home network, and I input the ip address of the tivo. Tried using the IP address in the browser and it connects to the tivo fine so its on the right network. Tivo commander just reports "Could not connect, check host and port settings" I left the default port setting of 1413.

    Suggestions on what I am doing wrong?
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you have network-based remote option turned on for your Premiere:
    Settings--Remote, CableCARD & Devices--Network Remote Control--Allow network-based remote controls
    (This only works for Premieres, so if you are trying with a non-Premiere TiVo unit it won't work).
     
  11. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    That was it. Thanks! Trying it now.
     
  12. mcaaronice

    mcaaronice New Member

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    I'd recommend putting that you need to enable the network remote option somewhere in the app or on the market description (or both). I was ready to give up before I found this thread.
     
  13. wp746911

    wp746911 New Member

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    app works great for me so far (HTC EVO on sprint)- I second putting some pop-up about enabling network remote. Now, why could tivo not have done this a long time ago? It's a sad day for tivo when the cable companies are out innovating them.
     
  14. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    Thanks for the input guys. I had turned that on for my TiVo long ago, and I didn't even realize it was necessary. I'm releasing a new version that checks for this, soon. I just need to do some testing.
     
  15. psalmx

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    Running this on a droid incredible with cyanogen mod 7. First few versions didn't work at all ending in force quits, update today has made it run, however after trying to load "my shows" it just sits and doesn't populate the list. The remote function works well.
     
  16. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Can you connect to multiple TiVo Premieres with this app? I have two and the app is nice on my Nook Color, but would love to work with both TiVo's and select between them.

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
  17. arantius

    arantius New Member

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    > ... trying to load "my shows" it just sits and doesn't populate the list ...

    Make it fail, then send a problem report. Without details, I can't do much of anything.

    > Can you connect to multiple TiVo ...

    Sorta? Go into settings and pick a different one and it's possible. But it's not really designed for that, so it's not super convenient.
     
  18. aridon

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    If only the hd interface on the Tivo worked this well
     
  19. psalmx

    psalmx New Member

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    latest version works great.
     
  20. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I was just experimenting with it some today, and somehow it is possible to delete a show without sending it into a busy wait sate for 30 seconds. Imagine that :). If only the native interface could do that...
     

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