Tivo and the Hulu App

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by turnerbrewer, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. turnerbrewer

    turnerbrewer New Member

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    I moved away from Tivo years ago due the lackluster quality of the Apps and other various reasons.
    The Edge and Tivo's claim that they taking streaming more seriously than in the past has me looking at Tivo again.
    Question - Is the Hulu app still crippled? Is Hulu Live TV available on the Hulu app?

    Does TIVO plan to add more apps in the future (i.e Sling, You Tube TV)?

    Thank you
     
  2. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Hulu Live will probably never be available since it will compete with Tivo Cable Offerings.... The same goes with any streaming TV Service
     
  3. greer1999

    greer1999 New Member

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    Followup question - any new apps with Edge or are they the same apps as the older Tivo dvrs?

    Can't believe I can't watch Showtime Anytime on my Tivo and I assume I still can't with an Edge correct?
     
  4. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    It's the same dead app platform across the board. Not even sure if any have been updated to support Dolby Vision or Atmos. That's how little effort went into this launch.

    The only new things on the horizon that we know of are Tivo apps for Roku, Apple TV, and FireTV to watch recordings on those devices.

    Tivo has their own streaming dongle coming next year. This will presumably have more/better apps on it due to being based on Android TV. We'll have to wait and see.
     
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  5. greer1999

    greer1999 New Member

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    I was afraid that was the answer. Pretty sad when a $25 Amazon Fire TV stick runs circles around Tivo when it comes to streaming. I guess I'll wait for the 'next' Tivo box if they survive to fight another day.
     
  6. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Your confusing the overall purpose of the box..
     
  7. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Netflix supports both
     
  8. greer1999

    greer1999 New Member

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    I don't think I am. The CEO himself is the one claiming streaming is the future.

    Tivo’s CEO explains how the company ‘fully embraces’ streaming – TechCrunch

    He said:

    The DVR business “is not really TiVo” anymore. And the proliferation of streaming services is exactly what’s creating a big new opportunity for the company, one where it can help consumers navigate the seemingly overwhelming streaming landscape.

    “Let’s embrace the chaos,” Shull told me. “The more streaming, the better.”

    It is a tough sell when Tivo's streaming apps are old and clunky or just completely missing. Future of Tivo doesn't look all the bright if their current streaming solutions are pathetic compared to a $25 Fire TV Stick.
     
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  9. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we need to invite the CEO for a discussion here--kind of a Town Hall for the CEO to get to meet his customers and learn how they actually use and feel about his products. :)
     
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  10. buildersboy66

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    That is a great idea, before AT&T purchased Directv...subscribers had a big say in what we received from them as a provider. I wonder if they still do edgecutter.
     
  11. buildersboy66

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    I miss Primestar...lol. There was no match in picture and sound quality back in the day.
     
  12. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    He can "say" what he wants... but Tivo's main customer is Cable Companies and streaming apps conflict with that.. Cable Company customers outnumber Tivo Retail customers around 8-1 Just like the idiot ATT CEO stated they were done launching Sat's and the next one launched 6 months later I would take anything a CEO says with a grain of salt
     
  13. compnurd

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    They still do but for the last 6-7 years I have been doing edgecutter we have say in nothing. Bug Fixes are mostly addressed by people whining on the ATT Boards, not the Edgecutter one.. and it has been this way since before ATT took over
     
  14. snerd

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    It also helps if you visualize them talking to a room full of stock holders, with fingers crossed behind their backs.
     
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  15. greer1999

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    Tivo Retail customers are going to be outnumbered 800-1 if they don't do something. I suspect they are not gaining any new customers because of cost and missing streaming functionality and their current retail users are dwindling away because there are many choices and they all do streaming better than Tivo.

    Don't get me wrong - I love the DVR functions from Tivo - but life would be easier if they at least covered the basics for streaming with apps from this century that are fully functional. They should be embarrassed with their streaming functions when the Fire Stick beats them at everything.
     
  16. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Again. Your missing this completely. Your a by product of what the cable companies want now. Even the UI design is being dictated by cable companies. The money is there for them. Not retail

    Tivo is not going to and is never going to replace your fire stick or roku or Apple TV
     
  17. greer1999

    greer1999 New Member

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    I'm not sure we are in disagreement.... I don't think Tivo cares about the retail side of things at all. Very little has changed for years and I suspect there is near zero development being done on anything with the retail side of things. Chances are the retail business will just go away in the not too distant future.

    What I want is what Tivo uses in their marketing for Bolt and Edge... Straight from their website:

    "One device for all your live, recorded and streaming TV"
    "Live TV, DVR and streaming apps in one incredible device"
    "Save input switching and remote juggling for the circus"

    I understand I'm not going to get it but that's what I want.

    Maybe they should stop their bogus advertising and just drop the little support for streaming they have now. That will make the cable side happy and people that want to stream can go elsewhere (most already have).
     
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  18. mrsean

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    I just wish that Tivo would make damn good DVRs once again. They can leave streaming to those who do it much better for all I care. I want the DVR features taken away with dawn of TE4 returned.
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    Query: could TiVo license Roku's technology (for a fee, of course) and offer a TiVo+Roku device?
     

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