With your TiVo® PVR, you can access the Plex, YouTube and Netflix apps, as well as the Opera TV Store, which includes the following apps: Facebook, Twitter, National Film Board (NFB) and The Weather Network.
In order to use Netflix with your TiVo® PVR, you need to be subscribed to Netflix. You don’t have to pay anything more than your usual monthly Netflix fee to access Netflix through your TiVo® PVR; Netflix will not appear on your monthly bill from Cogeco.
If you no longer want your Netflix account to be accessible from your TiVo® PVR, follow the steps below:
The Discover and Launch (DIAL) protocol is a set of open-source standards used by Netflix. DIAL allows you to find Netflix videos on your mobile device and open them on your DIAL-compatible TiVo® devices. To use this feature, your mobile device and TiVo® device must be on the same network. However, they do not have to be paired.
The Plex app on your TiVo® PVR or TiVo® HD Receiver lets you stream videos, music and photos from your computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device, by organizing video, music, and photo collections with the Plex Media Server app. This media server app can be downloaded from plex.tv.
You can also install Plex channels on your media server, which are essentially popular apps (such as YouTube) that feature online video content.
Cogeco is not responsible for the usage of this application.
Plex requires your TiVo® PVR to have a working Internet connection. In addition, your network must meet the following requirements:
Before you can stream content from your computer or NAS device to your TiVo® PVR, you need to complete the setup process for your Plex Media Server.
A basic version of the Plex Media Server app is available for free, while more advanced versions are available for a range of prices.
Visit plex.tv to find the version that fits your needs. Make sure to complete all of the setup steps on your computer or NAS device before trying to stream content to your TiVo® PVR.
To access the Plex app, follow these steps:
Keep in mind that the use of the Netflix, YouTube and Opera TV apps do count toward your monthly Internet usage limit. However, when using the Plex app to stream your own media (e.g. photos, music or videos), you will not use bandwidth. Plex Channels, on the other hand, do count towards your monthly limit.