Spotify on Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by aadam101, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    ITA.

    For Hulu, I don't blame Tivo for nobody using it. If Hulu, could make some changes to the way Hulu+ works it could be wildly popular. It's a great idea that's implemented very very poorly.

    Many years ago, I found Pandora and since then I've never even considered paying for music (except for the occasional iTunes download). I don't know even really know what Spotify does and have no interest of it being on my Tivo.

    You would think Tivo would put some development behind the apps that do get used. I am fairly certain that the Netflix and Amazon apps get a fair amount of usage. I bet they would get a lot more usage if they had apps that were comparable to other devices that don't make you pay to use them.

    I said this in another thread and I'll say it again here. The Blockbuster app should just be taken down. Nobody wants to be associated with Blockbuster. I don't even think anyone uses the app. Someone asked a question about it recently and had a very hard time getting an answer to their question.
     
  2. seattlewendell

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    Blockbuster has 1.3 million subscribers vs. Netflix 20 million. It sounds really low until you consider that Tivo only has 1.5 million subscribers.
    So the same amount of people that "want" blockbuster, "want" Tivo. Which according to you is "nobody".
    http://www.itvedia.com/news/2313.html
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=TIVO+Profile
     
  3. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I once had a temp job during Christmas at a Post Office distribution center. We had giant bins especially for Netflix DVD's every single day. We also separated the Blockbuster ones. I could hold the entire daily supply of them on one hand.

    Blockbuster is a dying brand. I'm not just making things up. Take a look at the empty store fronts. We have all seen them.

    I was astonished when someone came to this forum and asked a question about the Blockbuster app and nobody could provide an answer because nobody uses the damn thing. It's certainly the least talked about app. Nobody even bothers to complain about it because it's so irrelevant.
     
  4. stopright

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    Just as a heads up I am pretty sure the new Facebook contract Spotify has is exclusive, so that streaming music is now only available via the social networking site and not out TV. I spoke recently with a television industry representative and these kinds of contracts came up and they said they tried to get music service for their generic DVR, but those music channels are all they are allowed to have because Hollywood is worried people will use dvd burning programs to take music, etc.
     
  5. Fofer

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    Bzzzt. Wrong.

    Spotify is now on Boxee as well as WD TV Live.

    Is it too much to ask to get Spotify on Roku boxes too? Pretty please?

    (I won't hold my breath that we'll ever see it on *our* TiVosÂ… even though it's coming to TiVos in the UK with Virgin Media.)
     
  6. Shanezam203

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    I'd love to see Spotify on my Tivo rather than Pandora. :up:

    Pandora works OK and my iTunes streaming is ok... but I'd upgrade Spotify to remove the ads if it were available on my Tivo.
     
  7. ohmark

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    To anybody not otherwise aware: Tivo has restored Rhapsody only to Premiere. Tivo has excommunicated Rhapsody from Tivo 2, Tivo 3, and Tivo HD.
     
  8. Shanezam203

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    I also would like to see Spotify on the TiVo, where are we at with the likelihood of this in 2013? Currently I use Apple TV and Roku too but would like some of this (good usability) on my TiVo. Pandora is great on TiVo, I'd like Spotify as an option.
     
  9. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    I would love Spotify on TiVo.
     
  10. celtic pride

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    the more apps the better but i would like to see tivo fix the v301 error on rhapsody first!!!!!
     
  11. Fofer

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    TiVo Brings Spotify to TiVo Premiere Boxes

    SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:
    TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services
    including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the
    availability of leading music streaming service Spotify for its TiVo
    Premiere boxes in the US. The introduction of Spotify to the host of
    applications offered through TiVo is the latest example of the
    company's efforts to deliver a complete, customizable entertainment
    experience, from television to movies to music, in one box.

    "TiVo is continuing to revolutionize the way people consume
    entertainment content, and not just television programming," said
    Tara Maitra, SVP and general manager of content & media sales at TiVo
    Inc. "By providing access to Spotify on TiVo, customers are able to
    experience their music and playlists through the best sound system in
    their house, as opposed to just their phone or PC, and through the
    convenience of one remote."

    On TiVo, consumers can sign-in with an existing Spotify Premium
    account ($9.99/month) to seamlessly and immediately enjoy their
    current playlists through their television. Once the Spotify app is
    launched on TiVo, users simply enter their username and password to
    begin enjoying music. It will allow TiVo owners to stream music
    through their home theater system, as well as browse playlists,
    albums and artists, and search for related artists using the TiVo
    remote control.

    "Integrating Spotify with the TiVo interface brings a more seamless
    user experience to Spotify fans, and introduces TiVo fans to a new
    way to listen to millions of songs for free," said Pascal de Mul,
    Global Head of Hardware partnerships, Spotify. "Through this, users
    will be able to stream their playlists through their TiVo and home
    theater sound system and share their music with friends."

    Spotify joins TiVo's current musical lineup of Pandora, Rhapsody,
    Live365, Music Choice and songs connected from a PC or Mac music
    library*. The Spotify app is expected to begin rolling out to
    customers in the next 24 hours and TiVo customers will find it in the
    Music & Photos menu.

    To learn more about Spotify on TiVo or to sign up for a free, 30-day
    trial of Spotify Premium, visit www.spotify.com/tivo.

    * To stream songs connected from a PC or Mac, you will need TiVo
    Desktop software for PC or TiVo Desktop software for Mac. TiVo
    Desktop software is not required to use Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody,
    Live365 or Music Choice.
     
  13. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    Ask and you shall receive! This is great!
     
  14. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Wow!


    So when will it appear? I just rebooted my TiVo and don't see Spotify in the menus.
     
  15. craighwk

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    Me neither. Trying a system update now to see if that changes anything. I'm excited about this! Spotify is amazing to me.

    Edit: Update did nothing. Read somewhere else it should appear within a day. Woo!
     
  16. swerver

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    Why is it better than rhapsody?
     
  17. Johncv

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    Yes, they end up with 198 billion dollars in the bank and have apple logo stamp all over their product. :D
     
  18. Johncv

    Johncv Well-Known Member

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    Please, explain why you or anyone would pay $10.00 a month for this?
     
  19. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    It's the unlimited jukebox in the sky. Access to any song or album or artist I'd ever want to listen to, without having to pay individually to "own" the files -- or even worry about disk space to house it all. And the service offers tons of ways to discover new music and share these discoveries with friends. Plenty of cool Spotify-based apps to keep it all very interesting.

    These days I'd rather pay $10/month for this sort of unlimited cloud-based access, then I would to pay for albums I listen to a few times and then get sick of. Why would I ever buy an album again?
     
  20. Fofer

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    It's there now. I'm using it. The UI seems a bit sluggish (surprise surprise :rolleyes: ) ... BUT it looks very nice, and is working quite well. I'm happy with it.
     

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