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

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    cybergrimes

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    Getting more technical, the 2019 Nvidia Shield and some other devices use the "Dolby Multistream Decoder MS12" for transcoding Dolby Digital Plus content to regular Dolby Digital, specifically for users who have optical connected audio equipment. I wish there was a technical contact who could touch on this... I guess we'll find out soon enough.
     
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    Player1138

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    Wait...so we can not access our Tivo Bolt (or other devices) recordings?

    That is really too bad.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Yep as to TiVo DVR recordings. Although noted as something to consider or some such by TiVo's CEO back in January, when news of the Stream 4K was announced.
     
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    Player1138

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    I would have totally bought 1-2 of them for TVs in my office and/ore bedroom if I could access my recordings. I guess maybe they have done the research and are seeing more and more people moving away from traditional cable and the need for a DVR.

    Personally, I keep cable for live college football...until streaming can fix the delay I can not cut the cord.
     
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    Rikki_Rocket

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    Yes, there is a skip button on the remote for the TiVO Stream 4K - but as with TiVO DVRs it will only be on the shows that support it.
     
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    Cozmo85

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    sicariis

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    I want to get this and try it, and as a Youtube TV user, I'd be willing to try Sling, but their 50 hour DVR is a joke. I think I'll need to wait on the sidelines until either Sling adds more DVR capacity or TIVO adds more Live TV partners. If they already have Hulu integration, can't be that hard to also add Hulu Live for instance.
     
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    smark

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    May have to wait. Curious if it's a exclusivity agreement.
     
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    Joe3

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    If they allowed TiVo DVR access to this streamer, they could not force you to go to the competition (Sling) and pay another subscription to record. It makes perfect TiVo/Rovi sense, but not common business sense of a company trying to compete and and succeed. It smells of a sweatheart deal for Sling at the expense $$ of a TiVo opportunity to gain more customers to their existing business. It smells of corporate corruption.
     
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    Furmaniac

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    I bought one but I really don't see any mention of it having wishlists. Perhaps you can put the name of an actor or address in and get different shows as you can on Roku, but Roku doesn't store your queries. I hope the TiVo does.
    Wishlists also allow us to put keywords in from show descriptions, but I seriously doubt that TiVo will include that feature too. Too bad. I use Wishlists all the time. To me, that makes TiVo a TiVo, more than any other feature it has.
     
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    aaronwt

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    Why is Hulu surprising on Android TV? It's been on my 2015 Sony Android UHD TV all this time, and on my 2017 Shield TVs too.
     
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    cwoody222

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    Or maybe it was just not feasible to squeeze Mini functionally into a device 1/3 of the price and size?
     
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    aaronwt

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    I would think it works like my shield TVs. There is a row that shows content I'm currently watching. So if it's a show on Netflix, I select it and Netflix opens up to the page of the current episode I'm on.

    That's what I typically use to keep track of streaming shows I'm in the middle of watching. So the TiVo Stream 4k should at least do that since it's also Android and hopefully improves on it.
     
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    Mike5454

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    I ordered overnight, I know crazy but of course they shipped via ground. I too can not use sling due to no locals and outside of antenna use. I texted support and I got two answers, one said I can’t use YouTube TV unless I subscribe to sling and the other said of course I can use YouTube tv but they were unsure if it would work with the guide.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    I think that we're talking different things--I was referring to the Stream 4K recommending other shows, etc. that you might like to see, without additional input from you, similar to the TiVo DVR's Suggestions (well, at least under the earlier TiVo DVR user interface, TE3, where this feature actually works)--from the Stream 4K marketing info., the Stream is supposed to be able to make recommendations like that.
     
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    BillyClyde

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    No, I’m not talking about a TiVo Remote. See my response below.......

    I’m talking about skipping using the streamer remote’s (AppleTV, FireTV, Shield, Harmony Elite, Roku, etc.) center ring’s right side and clicking it in many apps such as Channels DVR and tons of others I use all the time.

    As an aside, Here is a video from a Beta Tester:

     
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    Mikeguy

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    Of course, the DVR capacity problem would be a non-issue if TiVo simply had linked its streaming device back to its own DVRs, rather than only to a competitor's. What a silly concept, however.
     
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    cybergrimes

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    Wait so you're not talking about the literal "Skip" button"? Clicking right on the remote... so basically the streaming version of "fast forward"?
     
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    BillyClyde

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    Yes. If you just click once it jumps 30 secs. If you click and hold it scans through the video like FF. I get the same results using the AppleTV remote’s trackpad or the circular ring on all my various streamer remotes.

    This is why the Stream 4K’s Remote doesn’t have a FF/RW button. You use the circular ring for all of it. It’s mentioned in one of my posted links or videos too.

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