I'm looking (with some abject horror, I have to say) at what appears to be an impending rollout of the 360 platform to existing TiVo V6 boxes - as I'm *not* looking forward to losing the TiVo functionality, as I've been a TiVo user since the V1 Thomson Scenium boxes hit the UK, and was really pleased when Virgin did the TiVo deal.
I operate a custom Home Automation setup, and can control most of my house gadgets, including TiVo, from my Home Automation platform, using an Android tablet or phone UI. My family use this also, and "it just all works".
TiVo has the network control port and accepts connections over Telnet (31339) which means we (or any suitably configured app/platform) can control it.
Does the 360 have similar capabilities with a published API?
I'd happily fling creds at a cloud server but my HA app doesn't (yet) speak to HTTPS properly, but I'll be rather narked if it has to use the cloud, as "what happens when your internet is down?" (I shouldn't need an internet connection to speak to something on my LAN....) 🙂
I could nobble up an HA to cloud HTTPS bridge however. I've seen a Harmony app that uses MQTT messaging, so it looks like 'something' may be possible...
Can you confirm then that the existing TIVO IP control DOESN’T work on the new 360 boxes? If not, can they be controlled via IR as a temporary workaround (as I know the supplied remotes will likely be Bluetooth/RF)?
If these new boxes cannot be 3rd party controlled, I’m going to have to instruct my customers to steer clear of 360 and get SkyQ instead.