TiVo confirms iPhone and Android apps coming "soon"

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  1. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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  2. innocentfreak

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    Good to know though I still keep waiting for an updated TiVo desktop that offers the same functionality. I have a feeling I will be waiting a long time if not indefinitely for TiVo to update that though.
     
  3. davezatz

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    I imagine, or at least hope, an updated TiVo Desktop is on their docket. However, if you consider the cable companies are their target audience/customer these days, mobile apps are a more compelling selling point - as it's something that wouldn't need to be developed in house. If TiVo would just implement some sort of DLNA, maybe desktop software would be less of an issue.
     
  4. innocentfreak

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    Oh I agree and it makes sense. It would just be nice if I could sit at my desk and reorganize my season passes, search for recordings, and those various things from the desktop. Now obviously technically some of this is available from TiVo.com, but I find the local app to be far superior especially since TiVo.com doesn't work for me sometimes especially when it comes to the season pass manager.

    It just seems like they are missing the potential of a nice and powerful desktop app/program.

    Then again with tools like PyTiVo and KMTTG out you think they would have copied some of the functionality already.
     
  5. RangerOne

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    It's probably been mentioned before but it would be nice if you could stream content from the TiVo direct to the iPad. i'm sure there's some rights restriction preventing it (right?). Given the streaming hooks added to TiVo recently and the TV Everywhere initiative, it would be a selling point to cable companies.
     
  6. innocentfreak

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    From other threads I believe it is a technical limitation of the iPad, but I don t know for sure.
     
  7. poopsie

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    Now is this "soon" like the new Directivo soon? Or full HD menus on the premiere soon?
     
  8. Worf

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    I just wish they made the app available outside the US... some of us Canadians own compatible units after all...
     
  9. DCIFRTHS

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    That's just wonderful. It's being released at least a year later than it should have been, and it only works with Premiere boxes. TiVo really knows how to alienate their customers...

    No, TiVo. This won't make me purchase a new (half-baked) Premiere. It is just another tick in the "Why I shouldn't buy a new TiVo when mine breaks." list.
     
  10. mec1991

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    Smartypants! :)
     
  11. montivfx

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    Streaming works pretty good on my Time Warner ipad app (for the channels they stream).
     
  12. innocentfreak

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    Doesn't that stream from Time Warner and not from their DVR/STB like Netflix? If so that would be why since TW could stream in a compatible format.
     
  13. montivfx

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    True. Tivo needs to stay ahead of the technology curve in my opinion much better than they have been. Like these iphone apps. They should have been out 2 years ago. How about my second core, hd menus already? Can I convert to h.264 in the tivo with the 2nd core and then dump to my ipad over wifi? That would be cool (lots of wishful thoughts I know).
     
  14. sitcomsling

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    Agreed on staying ahead of the game. for an independent DVR to lag behind comcast, etc is not going to help that much in the long run.
     

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