TiVo Stream Obsolete?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by atlynch, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006


    just tried watching a show from the bot in the otherroom via tivoonline and just blue circles
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    I'm able to stream a show from my Roamio OTA to my Samsung Galaxy S7 just fine. Haven't used it in a while but it connected and streamed without a glitch.
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  3. MoBoost

    MoBoost Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2007
    Works for me today too. They fixed the problem.
  4. JBDragon

    JBDragon Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    Fairfield, CA
    It's now working once again on my 12.9" iPad Pro. It still FAILS on my Windows 10 PC. I can't stream anything. At first, it looked like it was working OK, then it did it's buffering thing and then it started the whole skipping thing. This is where I mainly want to watch on, my Windows 10 PC. Check out an example of this.
    You see here, it actually is starting out OK, but then you see it do a skip, and then the video pauses, then it jumps forward, skips, until it does nothing, with just the spinning circle at the end and the bar on the bottom, doing this strange skipping thing. Of course, I also end up with audio out of sync with video issues.

    Here's another example. I'm just holding my phone up to my computer monitor. So this is how it plays. Nothing was edited. That's how it plays. Skipping around. Audio issues, pausing. etc. This is actually a good day. It can be a lot worse and just not play at all.

    Again, this is playing on my Windows 10 PC, all the updates. On a Wired Gigabit Network. This same content plays perfectly on my 12.9" iPad Pro.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
  5. nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

    Dec 28, 2012


    Does Tivo Stream still work on Windows 7? I was thinking of getting one for my Premiere XL4.
  6. Jeff Shamis

    Jeff Shamis New Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    Hi Drew,

    I too just acquired a Roamio OTA and would be interested in a Stream to allow connection to my Mini. Thanks.
  7. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    That's not what a Stream does. A Stream is for streaming to a phone/tablet/computer, not to a Mini. All you need to stream to a Mini is ethernet or Moca.
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  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    TiVo officially requires a wired network connection (Ethernet or/and MoCA) to the router for all boxes part of a whole home setup. That said, if a wired network connection isn’t possible, many TCFers have had luck with DIY wireless or Powerline connections. YMMV; much depends on the gear used, the install environment and the number of connections required.

    Ethernet and MoCA should be completely ruled-out, and used where possible, before falling back to the alternatives.
  9. Jeff Shamis

    Jeff Shamis New Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    Thx. But am confused. Bought a Roamio OTA on recommendation of my father's retirement community that is switching from Spectrum cable to Senior TV, as well as a Mini. But Mini not working, I called TiVo, & they told me this Roamio can't stream to Mini without also getting a TiVo Stream.
  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    That’s just wrong. As @mdavej said, a TiVo Stream has nothing to do with TiVo Mini operation. Is it possible that TiVo Support said TiVo Bridge instead of TiVo Stream?

    My recommendation would be to start a new thread over on the Mini subforum seeking help on getting your Roamio and Mini working. Include as much detail as possible about your setup, including TiVo box and modem and router locations, coax and Ethernet connectivity, how the antenna signal routes to the Roamio OTA, etc.

    (A new thread will get more eyes on the issue, since this old Stream thread is likely ignored by most.)
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    For closure's sake...

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