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TiVo® - Stream - Black

Model: TCDA94000SKU: 6303102

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

81%
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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bugs need fixing

    Posted
    jrod9707
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    The tivo stream is great now that you can bring your shows on the go and if you have a pad can watch your shows in rooms that dont have a tv. Especially if you want to watch the game while working in the garage. I think for $130 they should have added a slingbox type feature which would enable you to download your shows remotely or via cellular(then add a even lower resolution that would be cropped for mobile traveling). *** Now the bad and why Tivo should look at this and get some fixes going or have their employees use this product to get faster feedback to them and make some fixes****.1) Every few times you start the app on your i device and try to download a show it will have to reconnect to the tivo stream as there is an error and this takes a minute. 2) When you play a show it will give an error playback 1-3 times before starting the show. 3) When you stop a show or your screen shuts off due to the time that you have set you have to start the show all over instead of being given the choice to RESUME- WHY THIS IS NOT AN OPTION I DONT UNDERSTAND. For these reasons I feel that it is still a beta product and they are charging a premium price for the device. If Tivo fixes this and adds a slingbox type feature without charging it would be a good purchase. Till then it should be $79 tops. If anyone else is having issues please post your comments so Tivo is aware. Dont get me wrong its a great compliment to the Tivo but they have some bugs and features to work out to make the experience even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, little actual use

    Posted
    Pesto
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This device is a great idea in theory. The ability to take programs that you have recorded on your TiVo and offload them onto an external device like your iPad or iPhone is a great idea. Unfortunately TiVo (just like all cable and satellite providers) don't yet have the authorization to allow programs that are recorded on a DVR to be offloaded onto an external device for viewing outside of the home. These restrictions are on just about every program on cable and will prevent you from moving any of them to external devices. If you are looking to watch your programs from your TiVo to an external device while in your home, this device is great for that. I don't see a lot of use for that feature, but it is there. Pros -Great idea in theory -Ability to stream content to external device while in home network -Easy to set up Cons -Can't currently offload programs to external devices for viewing outside of the house (due to programmer restrictions, not TiVo's fault) -Pricey device for minimal benefit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works OK, but not as well as I expected or want

    Posted
    BajaBarry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Tivo says it " lets you watch what you want, where you want—around the house or around the world." I want to watch on my TV in my house in another country. While I should be able stream or download to my iPad, the App will not allow the video to be "cast" (for example via an HDMI adapter or Apple TV) - not something the material I reviewed before purchase mentioned. I have not used it much yet, other than some testing, but will be soon when I head to the other house. The device is okay, it the the artificial limitation in the App that bugs me. Many iOS apps allow file transfer into iTunes on a PC, but this does not, so the only way to do anything with the video is through the app, and that must be on the iPad. I'm pretty sure that the same restriction is in the Android app too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The next versionwill be better

    Posted
    EnthusiastTechAmateur
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is a must have if your Tivo model doesn't stream. In a sense it is better value at $100 to get this than to pay an extra $150 - $350 for the more expensive streaming boxes. Pros - It's most useful feature has been allowing me to download shows. No other alternative does it as simply as this. Cons - Streaming is unreliable. It cuts out a lot especially when you do the 30-second commercial skip. I know it is not because of my network/router because my old cable company DVR used to stream fine. If you have Tivo you're stuck with this so love it or leave it. While it is a useful addition, it isn't perfect. I hope they improve the streaming technology on the next version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to setup and use

    Posted
    Deep
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    It took about two weeks before I could finally get the Stream to work. I had to open tickets with both my cable provider and TiVo to figure this out. Now that it works, it doesn't stay connected consistently. I find that I have to restart it anytime that I want to use it. Being that initial problem was software related, I'm hoping they can fix this too. It still does the job. I use it to download DVR content to my tablet when I travel and it works well for that purpose

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but not as we thought

    Posted
    Wunderdawg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    We bought this with the intent of taking our tivo shows with us when we travel. It's easy enough to download our tivo shows to our ipod and ipad but tivo's iPod app BLOCKS us from watching on tv via our video cable. So we huddle around the iPad and squint... You get the idea. It works but tivo's silly software decision on their app means it doesn't meet our objective. We would NOT have bothered with the Stream had we known what we know now. BOOO Tivo App.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a slingbox, but works

    Posted
    Jbarger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    With the TiVo Stream, you can watch anything you have recorded on your TiVo premiere DVR on your iPad. Small disclaimer... you have to be at your house to do so. You can also watch "nearly-live TV" from your iPad. it takes up a tuner on your Tivo premiere DVR, but still gives you another option. For $130, the price is a bit steep. I'll wait until TiVo makes a slingbox version of this where you can stream from your TiVo from anywhere...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't tell ya

    Posted
    Roadra1986
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this device because I saw it on clearance on the shelve. I have a Tivo Premiere and a Tivo HD3. I bought the Tivo Premiere before they released the Romio editions, but it works with Tivo Stream so I can't complain about that. I bought the device because it was half off the retail price and I'm sure Tivo will eventually support Stream for Android.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Would be great if it supported Apple TV mirroring

    Posted
    TriciaN
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Unless Tivo decides to have it work with Android and Apple TV or at least not block mirroring to Apple TV, I wouldn't recommend it at half the price. For some people it might be just what they are looking for, but without the Apple TV capability it doesn't suit me. Very disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea

    Posted
    TIVOuser
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It is nice to save and watch TiVO-saved shows on the iPad. Takes a lot of bandwidth to save, so don't be in a hurry. I was shocked when I attempted to connect my iPad to a hotel television during a business trip. The audio worked, but displayed unable to show. Very disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    Posted
    Plquest
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Good way to watch Tivo recordings on other TVs in the house, via Amazon Fire TV. Performance within the house is solid. However, trying to watch away from home, even with excellent ethernet connection can exhibit lag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Steaming is sometimes slow to load.

    Posted
    kona
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Streaming from the TiVo webpage on a laptop is sometimes slow to load. The TiVo app on an android works better. Can't stream blocked shows.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend