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

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  1. May 6, 2020 #1521 of 2219
    BillyClyde

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    Another question from that article possibly answered, but with TiVo you never know......

    ”...... A TiVo spokesperson told CNET in January that the Stream won't be compatible with the existing TiVo hardware at launch as it was "designed from the ground up," but that integration is on the roadmap.....”
     
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    mdavej

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    Both of them? Of course. Took all of 15 seconds. Kind of scratching my head at why you can't check for yourself.

    The moment Tivo puts their app in the Play store is the moment they kill the Stream 4k. But they have done dumber things in the past, so I guess anything is possible.
     
  3. May 6, 2020 #1523 of 2219
    cybergrimes

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    I ordered 1 this morning, another this afternoon then thought about the price and the 30 day return period... decided to order another 2 to cover all the TVs in the house. I already use Android TV devices so unless there's something awful here it's an easy switch.

    Anyway...
    22xxx at 1030am
    30xxx at 130pm
    38xxx at 7pm
     
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    trip1eX

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    cwoody222

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    Ugh, shipping via FedEx.

    FedEx NEVER delivers on the date they say for me. My pending date says Saturday now.

    I’ll bet around 8pm Saturday they’ll update that to Tuesday (but it’ll arrive Monday) with some BS reason. The last two reasons were weather (it was sunny) and a bar code sticker that had to be replaced.

    Wish I would have known it was FedEx, I would have paid extra to get it “on time”.
     
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    foghorn2

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    Fedex is pretty fast here, and even faster now even with the Pandaemic, I think Az was clogging everything up. I ordered something from NM and was shipped USPS and geot here in 3 days. So much for paying for Prime when it takes a month!
     
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    cwoody222

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    Well when I called to complain to FedEx they just BLAME the pandemic. Even though I have no issues at all with Amazon, UPS or USPS, FedEx tells me they ship more and are prioritizing medical deliveries.

    The rep today even tried some BS about NYS limiting truck traffic on the roads. He couldn’t explain why that wouldn’t affect the competitors as well.
     
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  8. May 6, 2020 #1528 of 2219
    Noelmel

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    From what I read you won’t have to search for a show, you add shows you like to watch list and it will play directly from the watch list. It won’t launch Netflix and you won’t see the Netflix logo. Not 100% on that but we shall see... mine arrives Saturday


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  9. May 6, 2020 #1529 of 2219
    cybergrimes

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    Nah it will have to launch the Netflix app, thats where Netflix wants it. They want you in that UI where they control the content discovery. Not to mention DRM protection.

    edit: jealous, mine is scheduled for Monday
     
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  10. May 7, 2020 #1530 of 2219
    BillyClyde

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    The Forbes one is a review as he talks about his experience while he used it for a few days. The other one is more of an initial introduction as you say, but both at least with an optimistic tone if not glowing.
     
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    SnakeEyes

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    The Forbes link is but the writing isn’t obvious that it is. There is obvious hands on comments toward the end.
     
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  12. May 7, 2020 #1532 of 2219
    BillyClyde

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    I wouldn’t have counted on that either. I paid for 2 day shipping and it said “Guaranteed Delivery Friday May 8, 2020”.

    Lo and behold TiVo decided to switch that to Ground shipping and when I got my email and also FedEx tracking info it said my delivery wasn’t scheduled until Thursday May 14!!!

    Needless to say I was furious because I wanted it before the Weekend to play with it. I called and made a serious complaint and the CSR told me that many people have called in about the same change of shipping BS, unbeknownst to everyone who tried to pay for expedited shipping!!! She said they’re trying to contact FedEx to have them change the shipping type to 2 day. She also said I need to wait until after Friday to see if I do end up getting it, and if not then I have to call back to request a shipping refund! Ummmm, that’s not the point lady!
     
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    trip1eX

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    Do you some of you really not know what a review is ? Both aren’t even close to a review. A little nugget of hands on info in 1 article does not a review make. And all press releases are optimistic.
     
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    trip1eX

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    yes it has to launch the app but the show should start automatically. Maybe you will have to select your account first. At least this is how it works on Appletv.
     
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    trip1eX

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    well if it works like the Appletv you will see the Netflix logo, have to select your account, and if you hit the back button once you will be in the Netflix app. Hit it again and you are back in the ATV app.
     
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    schatham

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    I hope this has 30 second skip. One of the worse things about streaming is how FF works. Sometimes you can't even see the show progress as it FF.
     
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    EWiser

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    Netflix does not let their shows be linked out side of their application. So no Netflix shows will not be in any up next list.
     
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    EWiser

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    Nope will not have skip of 30 seconds. Streaming services make more money selling you a no ad’s version of their service.
     
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  19. May 7, 2020 #1539 of 2219
    BillyClyde

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    Funny. My AppleTV shows Netflix programs in its Up Next section. Hmmmmm.



    Almost all of my apps/videos allow 30 sec skip in them. The only ones that don’t are On Demand and Hulu that I can think of off the top of my head.
     
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  20. May 7, 2020 #1540 of 2219
    cybergrimes

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    That's on a TiVo, there's no Android TV devices with 30 second skip buttons so who knows how every app will respect that button. I know Vudu for example doesn't give two Fs about the play/pause button because it's programmed for simple type remotes with the select/enter "middle of the navigation pad" button. I've had a few apps not care about FF/RW on my Harmony remote until the devs added support. That said, just for jumping ahead the program it would be awesome if most can use it...
     
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