Tivo Plus(?)

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jaselzer, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Sep 19, 2019 #61 of 310

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    Looks like you were calling for some kind of partnership/tie-up between TiVo and Roku. As far as I can tell, that's not happening. Although it does look like TiVo is going to make their Mini-type app available for Roku, along with the other major streaming platforms (Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV).
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  2. Sep 19, 2019 #62 of 310

    trip1eX Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Sure, but the point was they needed to recognize market realities and do something about the crappy streaming experiences on their DVRs....some 5 years ago. :)

    Roku was just the poster child for what they could do and who they could work with.
  3. Sep 19, 2019 #63 of 310

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Interestingly, this article was "updated" this afternoon. This morning's original version said that TiVo was in discussions with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime--the article now states this as a done deal (with the discussions with NBC and others still in the discussion phase, as stated this a.m.).
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  4. Sep 19, 2019 #64 of 310

    compnurd Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    So what I said was correct the first time
  5. Sep 20, 2019 #65 of 310

    CloudAtlas Bryan TCF Club

    Oct 29, 2013
    New York, NY
    Probably because Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are the only currently available services. The in discussion phase services are not currently available. Apple hasn’t even signed up Netflix for Apple TV. And like Apple TV you still need to pay each individual service provider.

    Good to see TiVO now has a CEO with a stated vision and a decent Executive level resume.
  6. Sep 20, 2019 #66 of 310

    sar840t2 Member

    Mar 1, 2003
    This might be a rhetorical question, but, how will TiVo Plus be any better than Tivo's current pathetic support of Amazon Prime? Most series on Prime are finally "seen" by a OnePass months (if at all) after a series became available on Prime.

    Are they acknowledging the current situation is bad and saying TiVo Plus will "better integrate"? Or are they just polishing the same turd?

    My reason for asking is, I want a good way to aggregate all my streaming stuff across all the services I care about, much like OnePass does now for recordings. But I want it to be accurate and reliable.
  7. Sep 20, 2019 #67 of 310

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Work with PLEX developers to integrate Gracenote data and a universal search/bookmarking mechanism?
  8. Sep 20, 2019 #68 of 310

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    i'm surprised that no one found the bit about facebook wanting to be paid $150, in order to place a device with a camera and mic in your home, as funny as i did.

    sure, i'll get right on that...
  9. Sep 20, 2019 #69 of 310

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2004
    Las Vegas
    Plex is a dead platform
  10. Sep 20, 2019 #70 of 310

    EWiser Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    [QUOTE="CloudAtlas, post: 11866171, ]Apple hasn’t even signed up Netflix for Apple TV. And like Apple TV you still need to pay each individual[/QUOTE]
    Netflix wants to be their own destination with their content only available in their own app.

    The AppleTv app lets you jump to the app’ next show in your list without going to the App itself first. It will be a while before Netflix will allow this type of watching of shows as they want you to watch their shows to justify the price they charge.
  11. Sep 20, 2019 #71 of 310

    dadrepus Active Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    ha, ha ,ha...you funny.
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  12. Sep 21, 2019 #72 of 310

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    It works on TiVo -- "Watch on Netflix" takes you directly to an individual episode. I'm not sure about OnePasses. Anyway, it's a shame that Netflix isn't cooperating with the Apple TV app.
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  13. Sep 21, 2019 #73 of 310

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    Yeah, I've wondered the same thing. The main TiVo UI already integrates various streaming services' content through OnePass and the main UI also already makes suggestions for content across those streaming services. So why should that functionality now be duplicated inside this new TiVo+ app?

    For TiVo DVR owners, it sounds to me like the only real new feature that TiVo+ will bring is some free ad-supported content, some or all of which is probably already available inside of YouTube, Tubi, Vudu and other apps. <Yawn.>

    My guess is that there will be a different version of the TiVo+ app that comes out for Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV. That app will include all the same free ad-supported content as in the version for TiVo DVRs but, in addition, it will offer TiVo Mini-like connectivity to TiVo DVRs for accessing live and recorded TV, and it may also feature recommendations for streaming content from third-party apps like Netflix, HBO, etc. In other words, the app might try to replicate OnePass functionality with an integrated watchlist that spans streaming services (plus broadcast/cable TV if you have a TiVo DVR on the same home network).

    My question would be whether or not the streaming platform operators like Roku would allow a TiVo+ app on their devices to deep-link to content inside of other apps. I kind of doubt it. Apple already has their own Apple TV app that does this. It seems like the kind of thing that they'd want to keep for themselves.

    That said, perhaps TiVo would try to sell subscriptions to streaming services as add-on "channels" inside of the TiVo+ app, the same way that there's Amazon Prime Video Channels in that app. The Roku Channel and the Apple TV app do the same thing, letting you add subscriptions to HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Epix, Curiosity Stream, CBS All Access, PBS Living, etc. So maybe TiVo will try to incorporate streaming content natively into their TiVo+ app that way?
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  14. Sep 26, 2019 #74 of 310

    jaselzer Active Member

    Sep 10, 2018
    Here is what I want from Tivo+: Works on Roku and Android platforms/Replaces the Mini with all its functionality/Acts as a OnePass for Vudu, Netflix, Criterion, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Cable TV, Showtime, HBO and FX/Programmable on Harmony Remotes. Is that too much to ask for? :)
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  15. Sep 26, 2019 #75 of 310

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    You’re going to be disappointed.

    It’s an app for your TiVo and the new TiVo streaming stick that is a TiVo branded set of free streaming channels.
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  16. Sep 26, 2019 #76 of 310

    jaselzer Active Member

    Sep 10, 2018
    I was being humorous and sort of sarcastic
  17. Oct 1, 2019 #77 of 310

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    TiVo Edge DVR adds Dolby Vision to become the ultimate binge box

    “In addition, the company has announced the TiVo+ service, which combines live streaming channels, movies and shows from different genres. It will feature titles from partner publishers and content creators, including TMZ, FailArmy, Ameba, Food52, Cheddar, Tastemade and others.”
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  18. Oct 1, 2019 #78 of 310

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2006
    Add media server and streamer to anywhere.... LOL.
  19. Oct 1, 2019 #79 of 310

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    • Adventure Sports Network
    • AllTime
    • Ameba
    • America’s Funniest Home Videos
    • Baeble Music
    • BatteryPOP
    • Complex
    • FailArmy
    • FilmRise Classic TV
    • FilmRise Family
    • FilmRise Free Movies
    • Food52
    • Football Daily
    • Hell’s Kitchen | Kitchen Nightmares
    • Journy
    • Kid Genius
    • NatureVision
    • Outside TV+
    • People Are Awesome
    • PowerNation
    • Puddle Jumper
    • The Asylum
    • The Pet Collective
    • The Preview Channel
    • TMZ
    • Unsolved Mysteries.
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  20. Oct 1, 2019 #80 of 310

    jaselzer Active Member

    Sep 10, 2018
    LoL? I guess it's a start?
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