Tvio Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by hoffmavl, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. hoffmavl

    hoffmavl New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I have the software download to my laptop and can you use it from my home address; however, I just noticed when I'm away from my home network it doesnÂ’t work. Is there a way to still be able to use it while temporarily being located in another state, so that I'm still able to view all my current shows??
  2. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

    Jan 13, 2005
    If you are a networking geek, you could set up a VPN and do it that way. It would need to be configured to bridge broadcast and multicast UDP packets, ensure the laptop is in the same subnet as the home network, and such. Also your home network will need a very fast uplink speed. Most home networks are much slower for uplink than downlink, but the shows will be leaving your home network so if the speed is not high, it could take many hours to transfer a half hour show.

    Finally, it would violate your TiVo terms of service. So beware you could be risking your subscription by doing so. Odds are low that you would get caught, but they are not zero.
  3. hoffmavl

    hoffmavl New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    CuriousMark, thx for the reply I'll have to have a talk w/ some of the network folks here at work on this, odd I just thought that with the software and the access key we just open the software and were able to transfer videos, I guess I didn't read enough into it.
  4. bradpaulp

    bradpaulp New Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Im not sure if Im on the same page as you are, but if you are looking to watch your TV shows from your TiVo box outside your home?
    You could try out sling box. You connect the sling box to your network and your tivo and it streams whatever is on your tivo to wherever you want (laptop, mobile etc)
    only restraint is that you have to watch whats on the tivo. so i.e. if you remotely watch something on dvr, whoever is at home would have to be watching that as well...

    if that didn't answer, sorry !

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