TiVo Launches $50 Streaming Video Player to Take On Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV

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  1. May 6, 2020 #1481 of 2219
    Mikeguy

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    I only skimmed the message and so missed that part. But I did catch the mention that the Stream 4K and TiVo DVRs will be fully integrated in a future, upcoming software update.
    Kidding!!! :p:mad::rolleyes::(
     
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    trip1eX

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    They should put an ipod clickwheel on the STream 4k remote. It looks perfect for it. Be great for scrubbing thru a video or a list.
     
  3. May 6, 2020 #1483 of 2219
    Joe3

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    Hey, if you want to record first run shows to watch later, sign-up with our competition to record them. Pay no attention to why. Don't let a little counterproductive company deal get in the way of a private kick-back. Just join the parade.
     
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    mrsean

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    Thanks for referencing one of my favorite movies ever.
     
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    andydumi

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    Wait, it really won't stream from a Tivo DVR? These would be great to put on every other TV in the house if that were possible. Really not there?
     
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    cwoody222

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    Correct.

    They have a product that streams from their DVRs, it’s the Mini.

    This ain’t that.
     
  7. May 6, 2020 #1487 of 2219
    andydumi

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    Oh we have one of those. Was just hoping this is a lower cost/better integrated version of those.
     
  8. May 6, 2020 #1488 of 2219
    Mikeguy

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    TiVo's CEO said, back in January, that it's something to consider/look into (or words to that effect). If he's a relative of yours, let him know what you think. ;)
     
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    babsonnexus

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    Someone on Facebook suggested loading the TiVo Android app on the device, then you should be able to stream from your box to the stick (especially if they are on the same network). I think this might have to be a side-load situation since there is a difference between the regular Play Store and the TV Play Store, and it certainly won't be integrated into a single menu and thus defeating the purpose of having "one interface to rule them all", but it's... uhh... something!
     
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  10. May 6, 2020 #1490 of 2219
    JeffInDFW

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    Tivo in January, "Its coming in April".

    I wait till the end of April.

    Tivo schmuk at end of April, "It's coming in a few weeks".

    I give up and order Rokus.

    A few days later Tivo releases it. Lesson? Tivo is out to kill me.

    I walked downstairs and found the package on my doorstep with all my new Rokus. I sit down and open this thread and find the damn thing was finally released a few hours ago. WHAT!?!?! SOOOOOOOO........ I've now ordered Tivo Stream 4ks and have already processed a return on the Rokus. I'm in Dallas, ordered at 2:30pm central and expected delivery is Friday. Order# TS000031565
     
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    Steveknj

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    I'm intrigued by this but trying to figure out why I want one? What will make this stand out from the other streaming sticks/boxes I have, be it, Roku, FireTV, SmartTV, etc. Someone will need to give me a compelling reason. It's cheap enough at $49 so might pull the trigger anyway.
     
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    aaronwt

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    Why not use both? No streaming device out there has access to everything. There are things on my Roku that I like to use. Things on FireTV 4K sticks I like. Things on my ATV 4K sticks I like and also things on my SHield Tvs I like.

    I'm curious where the TiVo Stream 4K dongle will fit in my usage. Will my use be near my most used streamers, the Shield Tvs. Or will my use be near my least used streamers, the ATv 4Ks.
     
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  13. May 6, 2020 #1493 of 2219
    Jim1348

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    I am wondering the same thing. For the $15.00 or so dollars, if very well may be worth it!

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  14. May 6, 2020 #1494 of 2219
    cwoody222

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    For me, it's about letting me "favorite" my streaming shows so I can see them all in one place. I still watch a lot of broadcast so I see those shows on my TiVo My Shows page. I don't use my TiVo Roamio's "bookmark" feature for streaming shows because so many new shows and episodes take FOREVER to show up on TiVo. Plus, I don't really use my TiVo for streaming. I use a FireTV Cube on my 4K TV, my Vizio app for Netflix (for Dolby that the Fire doesn't do) and then a Roku on my non-4K TV.

    So if I don't "see" the current shows I'm watching across streaming services, I forget about them. I don't usually binge and I'll find myself starting a show on a streaming service and then forgetting about it because it's "buried" within the app.

    Sometimes I even forget which streaming service has which shows so even when I remember, I have to hunt and peck to find them.

    If the Stream 4K lets me keep handy links to all my currently watching streaming shows front-and-center and front-of-mind, that will make me happy.

    The fact that it's 4K and has Dolby means it gets to live on my main TV, too.
     
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    humbb

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    I honestly don't mean to be snarky here, but why would you expect shows to show up sooner on the TiVo Stream 4K than on the TiVo DVRs? And if they do, maybe the same improved guide data will migrate to the DVRs eventually?
     
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  16. May 6, 2020 #1496 of 2219
    cwoody222

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    Im hopeful that they got it right this time.

    But we will soon see!
     
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    mrizzo80

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    I ordered one. Was going to order at 6am this morning but was in bed and TiVo doesn’t support Apple Pay. Why retailers don’t embrace frictionless checkout processes is something I’d love to know.

    My order number was in the low 18000s.

    Delivery estimate is Sunday, so I lost a day from this morning.

    I’m concerned about the bad TiVo metadata and I also wish this thing had Alexa support. Any hope for that coming?

    The TiVo.com cart/checkout process presentation and flow was... bad. :) Margret would not have approved that mess.
     
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    babsonnexus

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    You want to know something crazy? The search engine on the DVR is different than the one on the app which is different than the one on the web. It is also different than another app that TiVo/Rovi corp owns that is not TiVo but uses TiVo/Rovi metadata. You can try this out yourself just searching for random things and seeing how it comes back. For whatever reason, they recreate the wheel with each product in its search and metadata capabilities instead of a universal one. So yeah, I do expect (hope?!) that this one will be better and different than the current one(s).

    Is there a system architect merging all of this together so they don't have 4x replicated overhead with errors? I'd wager not.
     
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    cwoody222

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    Do they have to pay Apple a percentage when they use Apple Pay?

    If so, there’s your reason.
     
  20. May 6, 2020 #1500 of 2219
    BillyClyde

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    I was wondering. Since it appears the TiVo Stream 4K is just an app, as shown on the AndroidTV homepage image, can this same app be downloaded and installed on any other AndroidTV device, like the nVidia Shield?

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    Yes that’s the older original one, but both should work.

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