TiVo on Android TV?

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  1. Dec 17, 2018 #1 of 105
    davezatz

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    TiVo Heads To Android TV? – Zatz Not Funny!

    Hmmm... what does this mean.
     
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    edwinyuen

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    So it has the Google Assistant button and VOD but no back button?
     
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    ashipkowski

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    Given the placement and different look than my remote I think the turning arrow just below the directional pad might serve as one in the right content, possibly in addition to jumping back.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2018 #4 of 105
    edwinyuen

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    I had the same thought but the current Tivo remotes have both the back and turning arrow. Then again, I don't use Hydra so I wouldn't know if the context could be done with one button.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2018 #5 of 105
    foghorn2

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    This is neat and exciting!

    No more clunky DVR boxes, maybe TiVo finally woke up and smelt the coffee!
     
  6. Dec 17, 2018 #6 of 105
    trip1eX

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    Or Google Assistant on Tivo?
     
  7. Dec 17, 2018 #7 of 105
    JoeKustra

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    No "(-)" button either. No OTA?
     
  8. Dec 17, 2018 #8 of 105
    rainwater

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    With the VOD button, it seems likely it is like a MSO box (so probably only for cable companies). Perhaps there will be a consumer version too?
     
  9. Dec 17, 2018 #9 of 105
    TonyD79

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    No trick okay buttons. Heck no pause or play.
     
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    mschnebly

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    FF or Rew? Must be on screen and arrow over left and right?
     
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    BigJimOutlaw

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    Weird, but I kinda get it. Could be MSO, could be both. The MSO version of the Vox remote says "VOD" instead of "SKIP", so that could change.

    Wondering if the circle pad is contextual. Navigation when in the UI, basic trickplay when in a video.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2018 #12 of 105
    NashGuy

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    My guess is that this remote is almost certainly for use with the TiVo/Android TV-powered STB that TDS Telecom announced they would roll out several months back.

    https://www.multichannel.com/news/tds-telecom-to-launch-tivo-next-gen-platform

    And, yes, and speculated above, the circular pad will handle both directional movement in menus as well as playback/trick play controls. I think that's how the remote for the Nvidia Shield Android TV box works too.
     
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    TonyD79

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    Even Roku and Apple TV have pause and play. I don’t like trick play on screen. Balky, slow and non-intuitive.
     
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  14. Dec 17, 2018 #14 of 105
    rainwater

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    Welcome to Android TV. Most Android TV devices like the Shield don't have a play/pause button or FF/RW buttons. It is all done with the arrow keys and ok button.
     
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    TonyD79

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    The new directv now remote is going to have pause, play, ff, rewind and even a number keypad. That is android TV.

    Someone has a brain and it isn’t TiVo.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2018 #16 of 105
    eherberg

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    The docs in the filing clearly point to TDS Telecom. There's a picture of the box as well.
     
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    compnurd

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    That won’t be for directv now though. It will be for directv over ip
     
  18. Dec 17, 2018 #18 of 105
    mdavej

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    Yep. I have the new DirecTV NOW box and remote as well as a Stream+, both of which are Android TV and have transport buttons.
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    mdavej

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    I'm not so sure about that. I have the box and am beta testing a DirecTV NOW app on it. If it was meant for some new DirecTV IP service, wouldn't they be testing that app instead of DirecTV NOW?

    In any case, even Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV remotes have transport buttons.
     
  20. Dec 17, 2018 #20 of 105
    rainwater

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    Android TV supports trick play commands so any manufacturer can add them. I use a Harmony remote on my Shield Android TV and it lets you use real trick play commands even though the original doesn't.
     

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