I also have Harmony setup with Alexa. However, the ability to search for, play and record shows is what I'm looking forward to the most. Also, things like "what's on TV" or change to a sports game without knowing the channel would be very helpful e.g. the NBA playoffs.Looked for the app on my Roamio Pro (TE3), but didn't see it.
Already having a Harmony set up with Alexa, I don't know how useful, some of the commands will be. I can see jumping to channels and apps being useful, but things like pause, it's easier to use the remote. Also Alexa works best when other people (like the TV) aren't talking.
@Tivo_Ted, any idea if search is in the works?Most people should never encounter this problem. During setup, each Alexa device will be associated with a single TiVo device. In my case, I associated my Echo Show in the kitchen with my family room BOLT. And, I associated my Echo Dot with my bedroom TiVo MINI. At that point, I can just say "Alexa, tune to CBS" in either room and each Echo knows which TiVo to control. The nice thing about using "tune" as your first command is that in my case it grabs focus on the TiVo because there are no other skills that understand the command "tune". If I had been listening to music on the Echo and said "Alexa, pause" it would pause my music. To switch device focus, I would have had to say "Alexa, pause on TiVo" At that point, I can now say "Alexa, play" without needing to add "on TiVo" to the command. This is all handled by the Alexa Video Skills Kit (VSK). Amazon have also completely changed the rules around how long you maintain focus. I believe it is no longer a fixed time, but can retain focus for much longer periods of time if you have not shifted focus to another device.
@TiVo_Ted, yeah, I talked about the video in my earlier post and my fear was that Alexa voice searching wasn't on the roadmap. It's a bit interesting that you signed up as a partner for the new DVR capabilities even though it's not yet on the roadmap . Hopefully, it'd get there at some point.Not yet. If you go back and watch our CES demos, you'll see that we were able to do this with Google Home. I can't promise any features or dates yet. Let's get this first skill going.
Hey Ted,Ok, here's a low fidelity video of me using Alexa to control a TiVo MINI VOXSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk