TiVo Stream support arrives for Android!

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

  1. robsheer

    robsheer New Member

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    For those who own ASUS Android tablets, if your tablet uses the NVidia Tegra CPUs, irregardless of the version number, then it uses the ARM Cortex A9 CPU core, not Intel, and it should work with the TiVo streaming app, assuming you own the right DVR and the Stream box, if required.
     
  2. mackyy20

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    My phone has unlimited data so not an issue. My tablet that was rooted can't stream though, bummer.
     
  3. Fofer

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    Note that while recordings that have the "copy once" CCI byte set can stream within the home, they cannot streak outside the home (for reasons TiVo hasn't fully explained, and which seems overly unnecessary to me, especially since big cable operators like TWC continue to set this byte for all non-local recordings.)

    Also note that your "unlimited" is likely to be throttled after 5 GB or so, which would be pretty easy to hit with streaming TiVo video.

    Not that that would concern you, since your tablet is rooted and this streaming won't work (currently) anyway...
     
  4. Fofer

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    That streaming doesn't work in rooted Android devices is aggravating. Would anyone be interested in contributing to a bounty to award to the coder(s) that crack this? There are two things that would be awesome:

    1) A root cloak so that rooted Android devices could stream video from the TiVo app
    2) A patch to trick the TiVo app into thinking the device is on WiFi at home and not cellular, so that recordings that are "copy once" (i.e.: content with the CCI byte set) will actually stream when you're away from home

    So, who's in? If there's enough interest I'll look into creating a bounty collection page.
     
  5. mrsean

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    I'd be willing to donate a small amount. Maybe you should create a separate thread for this but I'm not sure if TCF would allow it.
     
  6. davezatz

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    If you set up the bounty, I'll blog it.
     
  7. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Well, that would give it a nice kick in the pants! Thanks!

    So, it looks like BountySource is set up for Open Source/GitHub projects only and not random "crack this code" bounties. I don't want to see the bounty cancelled by external forces (i.e.: TiVo, Inc. getting wind of it and shutting it down) before we achieve success. And so I'm researching previous bounty projects and see that a few are organized as threads on XDA Developers Forum, with with payout between each pledger and the winning bounty collector via PM on a manual, individual basis.

    Recent example here.

    Surely there's an easier way? I wouldn't mind having a service take a small percentage on the final withdrawal, so long as the setup and collection is easy and trustworthy.

    Any feedback appreciated and I'm happy to try and spearhead.
     
  8. GrillMouster

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    The latest update that just posted today allows for streaming on rooted devices! They also added compatibility for more devices, including the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
     
  9. Fofer

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    I tried it earlier and it got up to the point of streaming (no error message about modified devices) but the video never started. I'll have to tinker around with it some more later tonight.

    I am still on KitKat on my Nexus 7 though, hopefully I can get it to work.

    I'm very happy about this news regardless. Hopefully they won't squash this "bug" -- but it feels wise to hold onto this .apk version, just in case ;)
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Don't see an updated version for Kindle yet.
     
  11. Gadfly

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    So no download support yet.

    They should've at least told us this will -not- have download support when a lot of us speculated it would.
     
  12. moyekj

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    Can someone provide link to decrypted apk file for this new version please? (PM me if you like)
     
  13. Fofer

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