The new iPad/iOS TiVo app (4.1)

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    No it doesn't. My iPhone 8 has a whole bunch of old downloads that were done w/previous versions. I haven't tried playing all of them but I tried a few and they work.

    I recall seeing a warning in the app about partial downloads being invalid. Those will need to be re-downloaded.
     
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  2. cwerdna

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    Despite it blowing up on my iPad Pro 10.5" with iOS 12.0 and 12.0.1, it works fine on my very little storage available iPad mini w/iOS 12.0.1. Problem is, it's only a 16 gig device w/almost no space left vs. a 64 gig w/plenty of room.
     
  3. aristoBrat

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    You're in a tough spot... deleting/reinstalling would be the normal step of troubleshooting. I haven't run into any problems with the app on my 10.5", but I don't have much downloaded.
     
  4. powrcow

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    I have a Premiere and Stream and I updated to the 4.1 TiVo app. Setting up streaming is much faster and more reliable. The UI is different.

    But I do have a question about Bookmarks. I don't have Hydra so they're new to me. If I "Bookmark" a program instead of recording it, it just dumps a "bookmark" of it in a folder for what I'm assuming is reminding me to watch it if it becomes available on a streaming service? Is that correct?
     
  5. jlb

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    Unless I am blind and just not seeing it, when playing back shows downloaded to my iPhone 8 +, I no longer have a 30-sec skip button. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
  6. jlb

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    On Tuesday early afternoon, I was trying to remotely set up a recording for the World Series (game 1) and it said recording successfully set up but was showing the SD channel for my lineup (which I too had removed from my "channels I receive"). Wednesday afternoon I attempted the same thing for game 2 and it worked fine. I was, however, on my home network at the time but that shouldn't make a difference.
     
  7. TonyD79

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    Tap the screen. You should get really big buttons. Also, a swipe to the right should work.
     
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  8. jlb

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    The only buttons that show are the rewind 7 seconds, pause, and skip to tick. But I did not know about swiping. I'll have to try that.
     
  9. TonyD79

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    It isn’t skip to tick. That is the 30’second skip.
     
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  10. jlb

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    Ok well I'm an idiot. LOL. Silly me. Yeah it works just fine and is better there than it was in the older version. Thank you.
     
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  11. TonyD79

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    It’s okay. They changed the icon.
     
  12. jlb

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    Thanks for making feel better!


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  13. Stev3Davidson

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    Has anyone else noticed that the Downloads list has no kind of order — just a last-downloaded-on-bottom sequence — and programs in a series aren’t grouped into folders as they are when listing shows recorded on the TiVo box itself? And there is no control for alphabetical vs. chronological? Or is just my iPhone and my iPad?

    I’m finding the downloading capability of this new app to be a giant step backward in usability (and no more robust than before — what the heck is an “Error 59:-1”?)

    If it isn’t just me, does anyone know if TiVo is aware? Are they working on a fix?
     
  14. Stev3Davidson

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    Same here. This update is a hot mess!
     
  15. tucsonbill

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    I guess I lucked out then -- my old gen2 ipad is tapped out at IOS 9 so I can't even try it. :)
     
  16. cwerdna

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    Indeed. Besides the UI changes (which I'm not as bothered by as severe functional probs), it seems like both the iOS and Android update are terrible.

    As I said, the app crashes after launch on my largest capacity and fastest iPad (Pro 10.5" w/iOS 12 and 12.0.1). I already posted about that and opened a ticket w/TiVo. I've been too busy to followup. I could delete the app and reinstall to troubleshoot but that'd mean all my downloads would be wiped. I may bite the bullet and do this if no update comes soon to fix the crashing. I'm keeping it in this state partly to see if their fix (if it ever comes) works.

    It works ok on my very limited storage 16 gig iPad mini 2 but that has almost no room.

    The Android version on my Nexus 9 is lousy. I had a bunch of downloads and they all refused to play with some error w/negative numbers. I should've grabbed a screenshot. Killing and relaunching the app didn't help. IIRC, a reboot of the device "fixed" it.

    On Android, it also has intermittently insanely long launch times or takes FOREVER to actually display UI (so that I can play) after I select a downloaded recording.

    Besides this, I'd rather not use a slow old tablet (Nexus 9) or have to resort to a slow old tablet w/not enough room (iPad mini 2) or resort to my phones, which have small screens (iPhone 8 or Pixel 3).

    Before all this, the TiVo iOS app was working just fine on my 64 gig iPad Pro 10.5". Ugh.
     
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  17. ctall

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    Same problem. It records unchecked SD versions of channels even though it shows the HD version when setting it up to record. Really annoying. Has happened with multiple different shows.
     
  18. Cheezmo

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    Tivo really has it out for me. First they broke Suggestions on Hydra (no longer uses thumbs to recommend movies). Now they removed my favorite feature in the iPhone App, where I could quickly see movies I might like that were starting soon (What to Watch Next? I forget what it was called). Is something similar hidden somewhere or do they just hate me.
     
  19. TonyD79

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    There is “What to Watch” in the iPhone app. Did you give that a try?
     
  20. Cheezmo

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    Of course. But there is no "movies starting soon" feature like there used to be. Just a bunch of stuff mostly from streaming services that it thinks I would like.
     
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