Stream will NEVER support android. Product is dead.

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by ilovedvrs, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. SQUIDWARD360

    SQUIDWARD360 Member

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    I think that tweet only means that the Tivo firmware that is rolling out now supports Android. Not the tivo app software.
     
  2. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Exactly. But the implication is there that it's ready to go, so I tweeted back to support to ask them about the app.
     
  3. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    And their response is, "Look for an update to the Android app by the end of the month :)"
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Did you add the smiley face or was that theirs?
     
  5. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    If it was over the phone maybe they were smiling while they said it?
     
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Is there any way to update the firmware on my standalone stream without ever having plugged it in, or pairing it with any devices? If I plug it in to the internet, will it automatically update the firmware? I do not have an IOS device to activate it with.
     
  8. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

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    Turning it on and plugging it into your router via Ethernet should allow it to update on it's own.
     
  9. 1hodgkry

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  10. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Does anybody know the process of getting an app update approved at Google play? You think the app could be submitted and waiting for there testing or whatever?
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    They probably submitted an early build a while ago and set the release date to whatever day they want it to go live. That way they can just publish the update, which doesn't require the same level of approval, and it will go live without any delays from Google.

    At least that's how a lot of folks do it with iTunes. I assume they use the same technique with Google Play.

    Although the TiVo app is also on the Amazon Market, so they'll need to update it there too if they plan to support Kindle Fire devices for streaming. (The 2nd gen HD and HDX are running a new enough build of Android)
     
  12. dbpaddler

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    Good luck with Amazon being timely. Though I just rooted my two fives and put the Play store on them. Should be nice using my 8.9 HDX to stream tivo content. Love that screen.
     
  13. hefe

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  14. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    It just seemed so odd for them to do that. It seemed they were really saying :p
     
  15. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I believe the TiVo App specifically will look for rooted devices and refuse to work on them. They do this on iOS already. As to whether a root cloak will work, I guess we wait and see.
     
  16. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    It's alive!
     
  17. ilovedvrs

    ilovedvrs Member

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    Ah, good job Tivo for releasing in your Sept time frame! (if only half of the promise!)

    you can close this thread now.
     
  18. Grakthis

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    You got this to work? I put play services and the play store on my HD and it never really worked right. Most apps will copy over from my Android phone to my Kindle, but some won't.
     
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  20. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    [sarcasm] they should have waited and deployed a complete product! Android is too important to push only part of the service to market!!! [/sarcasm]
     

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