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Connecting to another TiVo in another house

Hi, I have a mother with dementia, who is now struggling to remember how to change channels on her TV. She has a TiVo box, and I wondered if there was a way that I could connect to her box and change channel for her? She lives about 15 miles away from me.

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Re: Connecting to another TiVo in another house

You can use the remote app either TVAnywhere or there is a windows app, the issue is you need to be on the same network as the TiVo box.

If the other house has internet then you could setup a PC, smartphone or tablet, any cheap one will do, then use a remote viewer such as TeamViewer to connect to the other device that is on the same network and change channels. You could even set up a webcam app to check that the TV has changed channel or discretely keep an eye on your mother, with her permission.

 

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Re: Connecting to another TiVo in another house

Many thanks, I will look in to that as an option.

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Re: Connecting to another TiVo in another house

Any ideas?

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Re: Connecting to another TiVo in another house

You can use the remote app either TVAnywhere or there is a windows app, the issue is you need to be on the same network as the TiVo box.

If the other house has internet then you could setup a PC, smartphone or tablet, any cheap one will do, then use a remote viewer such as TeamViewer to connect to the other device that is on the same network and change channels. You could even set up a webcam app to check that the TV has changed channel or discretely keep an eye on your mother, with her permission.

 

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Re: Connecting to another TiVo in another house

Slingbox is an option, connect to the host tivo and the internet and the output is then available to watch anywhere on a tablet app or browser on PC.  It also lets the box be able to be controlled remotely, although there can be a bit of a lag between sending commands and seeing the channel change etc. 

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Re: Connecting to another TiVo in another house

Many thanks, I will look in to that as an option.

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