Will the new upcoming Roku & FireTV apps work with a Roamio?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by mcf57, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. mcf57

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    I am looking forward to the upcoming TiVo apps for FireTV and Roku. I have both of these devices as well as 2 original 500GB Roamios (4 tuners w/ cable cards). I thought I saw something that said the apps will only work with Bolt or VOX DVRs. and if I want them to work with a Roamio, I would need to get a Stream? Is this correct?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Yes, you need a Stream. Its built into the Roamio and Bolt 6 tuner models.
     
  3. krkaufman

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    The 6-tuner Roamios (Plus & Pro) have a TiVo Stream built-in to support transcoding required for mobile streaming; All 4-tuner Roamio models lack built-in transcoding, and so require a stand-alone Stream or Roamio Plus|Pro on the home network to enable mobile streaming of content from the 4-tuner Roamios (or Premieres, as well).

    All BOLT models have built-in transcoding, though using a different approach than a built-in TiVo Stream.

    See @Dan203’s TiVo Stream FAQ, here.

    A BOLT can only transcode its own content, not that on another DVR; so you’d need a TiVo Stream (stand-alone or within a Roamio Plus|Pro) to enable mobile streaming of content resident on a 4-tuner Roamio.

    That said, the hardware and software requirements for supporting the TiVo streaming box app are not yet known/finalized. The only certainty is that it would be supported for BOLTs running TE4.*

    edit: * continue reading; @OrangeCrush previously elicited some feedback from @TiVo_Ted on support for the feature, posted below.
     
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    I asked Ted specifically about whether a Roamio OTA + Stream on TE3 would work and he said it would.

    It ain't "final" until the app ships, but I think we can expect it should work on Roamios (with a built in or standalone TiVo Stream)
     
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    Ah thanks sir, didn't catch you already linked my answer in the other thread.
     
  9. krkaufman

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    NP; I probably should have gone back and edited my previous post, once I found your Ted info.
     

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