TiVo Stream Obsolete?

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  1. Dec 4, 2017 #1 of 31
    atlynch

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    I've replaced my TiVo Premiere's with a couple of Bolt+. Does my TiVo Stream serve any purpose now?

    Thanks,
    -Drew
     
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    JoeKustra

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    They bring a high price on eBay.
     
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    BrettStah

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    Hey Drew, I have an OTA Roamio and just started to look on eBay for a Stream. If you'd like to sell your Stream, just shoot me a PM and maybe we can work out a sale.
     
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    krkaufman

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    Well, you could do a bit of testing to determine if the Stream can provide access to shows on your BOLTs; if so, the Stream could still be used as a backup, or to get around the concurrent stream limits of the BOLT mobile streaming chip.
     
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    And what are those limits, for those of us not in the know?
     
  6. Mrnaturl

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    Just found out today they were discontinued. Wanted to get one to stream on my phone while the wife is mall shopping.
     
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    The Bolt can only stream two shows concurrently and I believe only one out of home. (although that could have changed in the recent software update) But no matter what the Bolt can never stream more then two at a time as the chip it uses is limited to two transcodes at once. The chip in the standalone stream can do four streams at once.
     
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    There's always eBay.

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    Not anymore, today they boat anchored it

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  11. PCurry57

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    Today they boat anchored it, no Android or iOS devices working today.

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    Today the stand alone became a boat anchor, albeit a very tiny light weight boat

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  13. krkaufman

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    Is the Stream officially killed-off, or is it just not working across the board as of today?

    I see this new thread you started: TiVo has completely Abandoned the Stand Alone TiVo Stream device

    (I could see them getting desperate and disabling mobile streaming if they're looking to protect their IFTTT and Super Bowl experiments, though I'd hope the Stream wouldn't be too much of an overhead burden on the mothership/cloud.)
     
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  14. JBDragon

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    I just tried and it's no longer working on my iPad. This blows!!!. It stopped working on my windows 10 computer for quite some time now. But it looks like they've made it worthless.
     
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  15. PCurry57

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    I think it's time for Class action. Deceptive trade Practices. We've invested thousands of dollars in equipment and subscriptions for them to brick these devices and not even be straight up about it. Tech support lead me through the troubleshooting steps unplug power, reboot router.,. Total deception then when they said oh it doesn't support Android I asked for supervisor that's when I found out they abandoned it.

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  16. Richdmoore

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    I understand when companies stop updating older tech, although I don't like it. What I don't understand is why they would discontinue service for this, yet keep Roamio TiVo’s with the internal version still working? Also, why not at least give an advanced warning email or message, especially right before the Super Bowl, one of the biggest live sports events in North America?

    Tivo should attempt to at least make this somewhat right with a discount on a tivo mini, or allowing us to transfer lifetime service to new tivo with a built in streamer to restore the removed functionality. I doubt they will however.

    I really feel sorry for those who have recently purchased this setup, most of us who have had a tivo a couple of years can at least justify the high cost of tivo because we have been able to save cable/streaming tv fees for long enough to break even.
     
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  17. PCurry57

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    While I was never enticed to a Bolt device because the extremely limited 4K content sources I agree, an EXTREME DISCOUNT for a Bolt in exchange for my Stream and one of my lifetime DVR'S. A year and a half ago I bought their white sale refurbished Roamio OTA plus three years extended warranty part of that decision was that it worked with my Stand Alone TiVo Stream device.

    I'm wondering if the loss of functionality might be a claim on that warranty.

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  18. kbmb

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    Seriously TiVo?!? My parents just called today....they have two Roamio Basics and a Stream. Stream dead as of today. What a S**T move by TiVo. Can't say I'm surprised though. Think I'm more surprised each day I wake up and they are still a company to being with.
     
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    I just got off the phone with Support. They made it sound like this was a temporary problem that would be resolved in three to five days. I too am unable to stream to my iPad.
     
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  20. Jim1348

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    Thank you for the update. I have a Stream and was also unable to watch using this. For whatever it is worth, I really have never cared for the Tivo Stream all that much. I didn't desperately need it when I bought it, but I thought that perhaps others around the house would use it, like my wife, but she has really had zero interest in it.

    On the other hand, I have used the heck out of my well used Slingbox PRO-HD. I like it so much, that I also bought a Slingbox 500 a couple of weeks ago. I run a Tivo Mini through it and they performs very well together!

    This is the message I get:

    Problem Playing Show

    An error occurred while playing this recording.
     

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