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

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  1. May 7, 2020 #1601 of 2219
    mdavej

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    Casting aside, DirecTV has purposely prohibited you from watching on a streaming device so they can keep collecting $7/month/screen. If you want that capability, they want you to switch to AT&T TV, where the profit margin is so much higher they don't miss that $7.
     
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    BillyClyde

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    Well, sounds like they’re going to be stupid at some point then.....
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    I bet once they get the Stream 4K app to integrate with your TiVo DVR is when this app will be released in the Play Store. At a cost of course.
     
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    shwru980r

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    I side loaded the Tivo Android app on a Mi Android box and I couldn't log in to use it.
     
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    shwru980r

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    The gimmick is a proprietary Tivo app to aggregate other apps and provide a unified guide and search interface to find shows and launch the corresponding app.
     
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    mdavej

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    I've hit the same roadblocks side loading other Android phone/mobile apps on Andriod TV boxes. The way around is to to connect a bluetooth keyboard and an app called Mouse Toggle. Those will allow the navigation and data entry to log in. However, after you do log in, you're still left with a picture formatted for a phone and clunky navigation.
     
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    mdavej

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    I'm pleasantly surprised to see "yet".
     
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    morac

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    So I’ve been following this and now that it’s out I don’t know if it pays for me to get it. I already have an Apple TV 4K, Roku, Fire TV and my Sony Bravia is an Android TV, so basically the only thing I’d get with this is the Tivo app right?

    My go to device is the Apple TV for nearly everything. Roku I only use for Comcast. I never use the Fire TV. My Sony I use for casting YouTube and occasionally watching FandangoNow (for their IMAX enhanced titles).

    Does it make any sense for me to get this? I can afford it, but it will probably end up gathering dust.
     
  8. May 8, 2020 #1608 of 2219
    Rikki_Rocket

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    You’d be buying it for 1) the seamless experience of bringing all the shows you like together so your don’t have to hunt through all those streaming services to find the ones you like 2) integration with Sling in TiVO guide for easier experience 3) Better remote than all of the devices you mentioned.

    Apple TV is ok but this will be better.

    TiVO is saying they are “Fixing TV...again”! It is your other devices that will gather dust - not the TiVO Stream 4K!

    Please consider our cult and buy two of them like everyone else in the forum.
     
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  9. May 8, 2020 #1609 of 2219
    Mikeguy

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    Perhaps when TiVo adds a TiVo app so that the Stream 4K will integrate with TiVo DVRs, as it should have from the beginning . . . . ;)
     
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    Rikki_Rocket

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    That would be nice but then won’t everyone who bought a TiVo Mini or Mini VOX be mad? They would have to break off into a separate mini cult.

    P.S. typically the followers do not question or think for themselves. Cults are funny like that.
     
  11. May 8, 2020 #1611 of 2219
    mrizzo80

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    As they say, every rose has its thorn. I expect the poor metadata to be that for this device.

    And when I’m waiting 2 weeks for a new season of some streaming show to pop into OnePass, that’s when I’ll talk dirty to the 4K.

    I will probably end up buying the new Apple TV when it comes out. But after more than a decade of happy usage, I won’t forget you, TiVo.
     
  12. May 8, 2020 #1612 of 2219
    EWiser

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    I have an Apple TV and a TiVo mini this device is really not solving any problems for someone who has already been streaming for years. I was hoping for the original app TIVO announced for streaming device to access their recordings. When that was abandoned I bought the TiVo mini and moved on. Don’t really trust the company called TiVo anymore to do what they say.
     
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    BillyClyde

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    @Rikki_Rocket, big Poison fan, or an actual member of the band just here for Nothin’ but a Good Time?

     
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    Mikeguy

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    That indeed is a point of consideration, including for TiVo: the possible loss of Mini sales to a Stream 4K or to a streaming device app. In fact, because of this, I was a bit surprised when I first heard that TiVo was developing streamer apps. But there also is a point of differentiation: the quality of the result from a Mini likely would remain superior to that from an app, and an app likely wouldn't have all the show control capabilities of a Mini.
     
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    cwoody222

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    If the Stream 4K DID allow TiVo shows to be streamed the complaints would be just what you say - video quality, lousy trick play, no QuickSkip, no managing recordings, etc.
     
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    aaronwt

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    Sweet! My second TiVo Stream 4k got pushed up from Sunday to Saturday for delivery. So I will hopefully get both delivered on Saturday. Assuming they deliver it to the correct address. Which is what I always worry about for something like this.
     
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    aaronwt

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    You mean all the things I've been able to do on my phone and tablets for years? It worked fine when they had the beta app for Roku or Fire TV.(I don't remember which one it was) But everything did get converted to 720P by the Bolt or Roamio Pro or old TiVo stream, if I remember correctly. But since the FiOS video quality and the DC OTA video quality is crap, it really wasn't a big deal on a 65" TV.
     
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    zyzzx

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    Same here. My Sunday FedEx delivery is now a Saturday delivery.
     
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    I paid for overnight shipping and am getting screwed. It shipped Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled for Saturday.
     
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    Steveknj

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    Still Sunday for me....I guess I get no love *sniff*
     

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