Streaming over cellular LTE

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by ragu0012, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's great for you, but other people have other interests. I personally have no interest in LTE streaming because I'd never watch a show directly on my phone when I have an iPad with a bigger screen and my phone has hot spot capabilities. But I'm not going to discount the feature outright just because it's no use to me. There are obviously people who want it and I don't get why you're taking such a hard stance that it's unnecessary just because you don't personally have a use for it.
     
  2. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    My wife and I stream over cellular all the time to play shows for our 19-month-old daughter. Right now we make one of our phones as a hotspot. I would prefer to stream directly to my iPad that has cellular built-in.

    We have a 40 GB/month plan, so data limits aren't as big of a concern to me.
     
  3. shwru980r

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    I would never watch a sporting event live. For example with football, you spend 3-4 hours watching 60 minutes of action. That's a colossal waste of time. With Tivo, I can skip to the beginning of each play and watch the game in about an hour.
     
  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    C'mon Dan, you know that's how he (t)rolls here - there's the Bigg way and everyone else is wrong.
     
  5. Bigg

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    Basketball isn't as bad, although there's still plenty of commercials. I just can't get myself to watch sports delayed, since I know they're not live. We're two weeks into basketball season and I'm already sick of this year's commercials. :(
     
  6. sdsvtdriver

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    I just got a TiVo roamio a few weeks back and attempted to stream a basketball game while I wasn't home. I learned about this restriction and am disappointed tivo hasn't found a resolution to it yet. It's one of the reasons that convinced me to upgrade.
     
  7. sdsvtdriver

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    I sent a request to support asking when this will be available. The email didn't say the feature would or wouldn't be added, but sent me to a link to request a new feature.

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/168

    If any of you want to add your 2 cents.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It works on Android. Apple has some strict rules when it comes to streaming over LTE, TiVo probably can't meet those rules. Not sure if it's a hardware limitation or a software one though.
     
  9. lpwcomp

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    Uh oh. Now you've done it. You've blamed something on Apple. Haven't you learned that nothing is ever Apples fault? :rolleyes:
     
  10. okskipper

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    While in Hawaii recently, we had a poor wifi connection when attempting to stream shows on my iPadd that we had recorded on our TiVo back home. I found a workaround to be able to use cellular. I started the stream on wifi, paused the show, turned off the wifi and hit play. The connection was great and we watched a two hour recorded episode of The Voice with very hi resolution and no interruption or buffering.
     
  11. Dan203

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    I use my phone as a hotspot for my iPad and it works great.
     
  12. 86nymets

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    I don't get why this is such an issue for TiVo. I am just coming to TiVo from Dish Network and the Dish Anywhere app works great on LTE for both Android and iOS. As mentioned before the skip forward is not as good but streaming is great. At the very least TiVo should allow us to click "Watch" and then perform the work around that most of us are already using (start the recording, start the download and then watch the local file). If they haven't figured this out in almost a year then maybe they are not really working on it anymore.
     
  13. Dan203

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    They have to add more quality levels to satisfy Apple or the app will simply be rejected and not allowed on the app store. You can download via LTE, so that's a potential work around.
     
  14. slowbiscuit

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    Was at my Dad's house for the holidays and the Android Tivo app was just about worthless for streaming over LTE (and it wasn't the bandwidth). Anything I tried would play for a bit then stall, or never start at all with an endless spinning circle. Without downloads this app is worthless to me. Stock Nexus 5 running 5.0.1 OS.

    Fortunately I found the Plex TTG plugin and can now stream from local downloads to my PC using the Plex app, which works great (and also works on my older 4.0.1 OS Nook HD+). All of it can be initiated from my mobile devices and I have access to all my copy-freely content on the Tivo.
     
  15. JWhites

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    Possibly the issues will be fixed in March when they roll out the new app. I do hate there has been no mention of iOS udpates.
     
  16. Dan203

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    They said that an iOS update with "premium sideloading" is coming next month.
     
  17. JWhites

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    Hey guys just found something on the updated 3.5.1 iOS app that was released today, if you go down to the bottom of Settings in the app and go to debug and then "Sensitive Settings" you can enable cell streaming. I tried it and it works.
     
  18. geekmedic

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    Interesting... I also see an option under one of the menus for direct streaming. Does this mean it bypasses the proxy?
     
  19. Bytez

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    I enabled it, is there a way to tell if it's going through a proxy?

    Is there a way to backup version 3.5.1 for future installs?
     
  20. Arcady

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    If you download it in iTunes, it can be copied to any iOS device you connect.
     

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