InstaTV for iPhone/iPad/AppleTV with DVR Support

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InstaTV for iPhone/iPad/AppleTV with DVR Support

Post by InstaTV Support » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:42 pm

Hello all,

We are busy preparing next update to InstaTV and we are inviting you to join the beta program by completing the following form (The most important information is your Apple ID).
You will be able to install the beta on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV 4th Gen
http://goo.gl/forms/Fc7KQiE7aG

Releases to AppStore:
  • * [2017-06-25] iOS: 3.0.5: legacy HDHomeRun guide support; manual IP support for VPN.
    * [2017-01-22] tvOS: 1.1.4: release with HDHomeRun DVR playback support.
    * [2016-08-22] iOS: 3.0.2: released with HDHomeRun DVR scheduling support.
    * [2016-07-21] iOS: 3.0.1: released with HDHomeRun DVR playback support.
    * [2016-05-17] iOS: 3.0: has been release to the AppStore. Change Log http://www.instatv.org/ios/changes.html
    * [2016-05-14] Second iOS beta has been posted. We will submit the app to AppStore soon.
    * [2016-04-07] We are now working on iOS update to bring guide integration and improved playback reliability
    * [2016-04-06] tvOS: 1.1.2 with Live Pause/Resume is now available in AppStore
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Killervette
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by Killervette » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:35 pm

Applied. Thanks

porksickle
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by porksickle » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:22 pm

Submitted.

robnix
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by robnix » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:35 pm

Submitted.

nicholass817
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by nicholass817 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:30 am

Me too....looking forward to comparing it to Channels.

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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by misterpants » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:00 pm

Applied as well! Looking forward to trying this one out!

nomad07
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by nomad07 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:06 am

Applied as well.

I SERIOUSLY HOPE that the will be tied to the iOS iPhone / iPad versions and NOT require an additional purchase like most other Apple TV apps. If you already bought on another device you also own the Apple TV version. PLEASE ,,,

BinaryJay
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by BinaryJay » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:18 am

nomad07 wrote:Applied as well.
I SERIOUSLY HOPE that the will be tied to the iOS iPhone / iPad versions and NOT require an additional purchase like most other Apple TV apps. If you already bought on another device you also own the Apple TV version. PLEASE ,,,
Applied.


I second that - especially for the fact that I paid twice for the iOS version (I know it's not the developer's fault, but still $9.99 is a lot for an iOS app). iOS AppStore and tvOS AppStore are separated entities but they can also share purchases.

InstaTV Support
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Re: InstaTV for Apple TV (4th Gen) Beta Access

Post by InstaTV Support » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:03 am

AppleTV update will definitely be free for existing InstaTV for iOS users.

We are still in the process of deciding how much to charge for AppleTV (even a free app is possible :mrgreen: )

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Re: InstaTV for iOS/tvOS Beta Access (iPhone/iPad/AppleTV)

Post by nomad07 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:49 am

Anyone received a beta invite or have a feeling when they might ?

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Re: InstaTV for iOS/tvOS Beta Access (iPhone/iPad/AppleTV)

Post by nicholass817 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:45 pm

nomad07 wrote:Anyone received a beta invite or have a feeling when they might ?
I'm still waiting...someday soon hopefully.

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Re: InstaTV for iOS/tvOS Beta Access (iPhone/iPad/AppleTV)

Post by InstaTV Support » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:37 am

nicholass817 wrote:
nomad07 wrote:Anyone received a beta invite or have a feeling when they might ?
I'm still waiting...someday soon hopefully.
Hello

The first beta should be available in about two weeks. We will be importing users who signed up for the beta into TestFlight system soon.

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Re: InstaTV for iOS/tvOS Beta Access (iPhone/iPad/AppleTV)

Post by InstaTV Support » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:50 pm

Update 1: We are working on custom decoder feature and a few UI issues. A beta should be released soon.

Update 2: We maybe able to include hardware H264 decoder (that works with HDHomeRun Extended's transcoded h264 stream) in this beta. We already have the Hardware Decoder work with our iOS app however there are a few technical challenges as the video decoding frameworks on iOS and tvOS are somewhat different.

Update 3: We will be releasing InstaTV for Apple TV as a free app.

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Re: InstaTV for iOS/tvOS Beta Access (iPhone/iPad/AppleTV)

Post by nomad07 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:55 pm

InstaTV Support wrote:Update 1: We are working on custom decoder feature and a few UI issues. A beta should be released soon.

Update 2: We maybe able to include hardware H264 decoder (that works with HDHomeRun Extended's transcoded h264 stream) in this beta. We already have the Hardware Decoder work with our iOS app however there are a few technical challenges as the video decoding frameworks on iOS and tvOS are somewhat different.

Update 3: We will be releasing InstaTV for Apple TV as a free app.
Excellent. Great to hear.

Will there be in app purchases for codecs / features ?

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Re: InstaTV for iOS/tvOS Beta Access (iPhone/iPad/AppleTV)

Post by InstaTV Support » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:57 am

nomad07 wrote:
InstaTV Support wrote:Update 1: We are working on custom decoder feature and a few UI issues. A beta should be released soon.

Update 2: We maybe able to include hardware H264 decoder (that works with HDHomeRun Extended's transcoded h264 stream) in this beta. We already have the Hardware Decoder work with our iOS app however there are a few technical challenges as the video decoding frameworks on iOS and tvOS are somewhat different.

Update 3: We will be releasing InstaTV for Apple TV as a free app.
Excellent. Great to hear.

Will there be in app purchases for codecs / features ?
no in app purchases is needed for basic feature such as playback (with audio! :D).

Only advanced features such as 5.1 passthrough may require a purchase.

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