TiVo Stream support arrives for Android!

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by PCurry57, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Which is nice, but I would love native Chromecast support in the TiVo app for best quality, and the ability to navigate elsewhere on the device without interrupting the casting.

    I wonder if they would ever provide that...I'm doubting it, but it would be cool.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm getting the exact same thing on mine.
     
  3. Fofer

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    Working pretty well for me on my Nexus 7. Would really love to see two changes though:

    1) an update to any/all of the various root cloakers so I can root my device and still use this feature

    2) a policy change so I can at least stream, out-of-home, content that has the CCI byte set (which is nearly everything recorded on Time Warner. At least, anything off a non-local channel.) I understand why TiVo would restrict the downloading of this content, but why STREAMING? If I can do it in my home, why can't I also do it out of my home? That's the whole reason I got a TiVo Stream in the first place. If I'm home, chances are I'd just watch the show on my bigscreens where the TV is actually connected, and not my small tablet screen.

    Meh. Maybe I should just give up on TiVo already for this and get a Slingbox. :(
     
  4. LJP

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    Will the new Tivo App work on Kindle Fire? which versions of the Kindle...am thinking about trading old Kindle Fire for new one with Best Buy specials today but want to be sure I get a version that will work with the new Tivo App :)
     
  5. Scott R. Scherr

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    It will not work on the Kindle Fire or original Kindle Fire HD since they do not run 4.1 or higher. Those that have the second generation or later Kindle Fire HD or the Kindle Fire HDX (any generation) have reported issues and Tivo is looking at these issues now. Once Tivo irons out the bugs, it should work for these devices.
     
  6. PlainJaneTV

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    I have the Kindle HDX (wifi) and a Galaxy 3 phone. The Kindle does like described above and the Galaxy 3 is not streaming either. When I select watch now option it just reboots back to the login screen of the app.

    Is the "root" issue (pardon my tech innocence) prevents one from downloading programs to the device? My IPod app version gives me the option to download programs (I know not all - stupid PBS) and works pretty good. There is not that option when I select a recorded show on the Androids. My work does not have wifi available so downloading to watch is my only option. I like the download option as it doesn't count against my data plan either.

    If this is option is not available (download) then the app is nothing to me. I'll be sticking with my tiny IPod. Bummer.
     
  7. aaronwt

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    On my Droid DNA for some reason I can't get it to stream away from home on 4G. If I uncleck cellular then the Wtach now button is blue but if I press it a message pops up saying that cellular needs to be enabled. So then I enable cellular and when I got to a title the Watch now button is grayed out.

    EDIT: Hmm I tried it several times and it was always grayed out. But now I tried again and time it let me press the button. Although I just have a spinning circle and it hasn't started streaming.......Now a message popped up saying to setup streaming again. what?
     
  8. Fofer

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    No, the "root" issue is something else entirely. Streaming/downloading is prevented on devices folks have "rooted" (hacked for more tinkering.) Odds are those same hackers will work around that restriction soon.

    We have been told that downloading will arrive for the Android app, eventually. It just didn't make the cut for this update. Streaming came first, and it took awhile. Stay patient... at this rate, TiVo will have the downloading feature out for Androids by the end of 2015 ;)
     
  9. PlainJaneTV

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    Thanks for the info. Root = hacked Duh! LOL I'll just continue to use the ol' Ipod until then.
     
  10. GordonB

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    Another data point. Streaming works for me. Both live TV and recorded shows. Both WiFi and Cellular. Works on my Galaxy S4 and my Nexus 7.
     
  11. bicker

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    I'm in the same boat... any luck resolving it?

    Okay, so it isn't a matter of doing something to the home network to configure it, but rather the first time you set it up it must be within your home network. I've been trying to get it to work while away on business... I basically need to wait until I get home and then it'll be find for future trips?
     
  12. aaronwt

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    For some reason I had to set mine up again on my Droid DNA and my NExus 7. I kept having issues with it yesterday and when I looked at the sys info screen from my web browser I realized that the stream in my Roamio Pro was rebooting which caused my devices not to find it. So I rebooted teh Roamio Pro and the Stream seems to have been fine since then. It was streaming fine from within my Home. But I have not tried streaming from 4G again. It did not work for me yesterday. But I know I have the bandwidth since my upload internet speed is 92Mb/s and my download speed is 84 Mb/s on FiOS.
     
  13. Rose4uKY

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    So if I have an Asus Transformer Prime TF-201 and my husband has the TF-300 it's not going to work cause they have Intel Processors? When I go to the play store all I see if Tivo tablet App (Obsolete) and it doesn't work he at least see's the other version on his tablet which we both got to work on our phones but it didn't work on his tablet. I don't even have an option to download the other one like he did. Is their not an APK somewhere to get this to work? Works fine on our HTC One M8's
     
  14. aaronwt

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    Out of home streaming is finally working for me. I get seven dots when streaming to my Droid DNA over LTE.
     
  15. PlainJaneTV

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    For my Galaxy 3 phone it played shows pretty well (both live and recorded). It did take a few tries the first time to get it to work, but once it loaded it was pretty seamless. Very nice.
     
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    Fails as described by others on Kindle Fire HDX 7. Works fine on NEXUS 5 and 7.
     
  17. Rose4uKY

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    I want it to work on my Asus and everyone says it has an Intel chip and won't work. Now I want a differen't tablet :-(. LOL! Works good on my phone though. When trying to watch live TV it said record do you have to record it 1st so you can stream it? I mostly watch my recorded shows was just curious. May have to sell my tablet for a new one.
     
  18. Fofer

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    Yes, it only works with recordings, but the easy workaround is to just record whatever live TV you're watching to it can stream that "recording."
     
  19. Rose4uKY

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    But no way it'll work with our Asus tablets? I didn't know they had an Intel chip till I read it here.

     
  20. bicker

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    I have a Nexus 10. I am pretty sure it was made by Asus. And it works for me. So I guess it is only Asus-branded tablets that have the problem.
     

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