TVGuide App & iOS 7 Push Notifications

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  1. mc21 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, was hoping for some help with this issue.

    I use the TV Guide on my iphone 5 with latest version of iOS 7 to keep track of the shows I watch and to send me a push notification before new episodes. Lately the app has simply stopped sending me these push notifications entirely. I've tried hard resets, deleting and reinstalling the app and still nothing.

    Anyone else with the same problem or some ideas to fix it? I've done restores and setup as new phone as well and met mixed results with the alerts returning for a week or so then stopping altogether once more.
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Maybe the problem is originating at TV Guide, not with you. Doesn't the app push the info from TV Guide online? If no info is being pushed, maybe it's not available. Also, at this time of year there aren't so many new episodes of anything to watch due to holiday specials and repeats.
     
  3. mc21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It works occasional then hiccups/lags a few minutes then finally stops totally. I also checked and even like one time push alerts don't come through. I may take it up with TV guide support and see what they have to say.
     
  4. SRASC macrumors member

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    Same thing happens to me as well. Just does not work for the most part. Have observed though that it seems to work good during the early hours of the morning like 2-7am.
     
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    It's probably a problem with the app publisher if it has suddenly stopped working and you've even tried setting up as new phone!
     
  6. mc21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found a potential workaround. Push notifications still work for ONE-TIME alerts. So basically every sunday I go thru the guide and setup one time alerts for all my shows. So far no issues!
     
  7. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    That's a paid app; these 3 are free. Your link is to a different, but similarly named, TV app than one I use for free.

    i.TV has had its stupid moments, too. I've used it since 2009. All of those TV apps get brain freeze sometimes. That's why I have 3 different ones: i.TV, TVGuide & What's On?
     
  8. mc21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've recently downloaded i.TV as well as TVShow Time and I'm going to try them out over the next few days. Although i.TV being a universal app with iPhone/iPad is a HUGE plus for me!
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Come back to tell which one is your preference, after you've had a chance to test them for a while. :)
     
  10. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's a paid app but I mean if you really watch a lot of tv shows and like to get notified and keep track, why not pay for it? It's not like it's expensive. It has really good support and it's universal and works with the iPad! The app is great for tv shows whores like me :D
     
  11. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I set up my DVRs 2 weeks ahead of time and don't really need to be reminded but I like the idea of having listings with me in case I want to tell someone else about something that I know they'd like to see and wouldn't want to miss. :)
     
  12. mc21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it's been a few days and I've given up on iTV, not a fan of the interface and the notifications just don't seem to be coming thru the way I liked. I don't have a DVR (college student living off campus; don't see the point in the extra expense right now) so I really rely on these notifications and alerts.

    TVShow Time seems to be working out on my iPhone 5 but so does manually setting the TV Guide app alerts.

    Ultimately I've decided to keep using the TV Guide app and manually set the alerts. This way I can mentally remind myself which shows are playing the upcoming week and the alerts can remind me prior to show start.

    I'd love to tryout the paid app but right now I think I'll pass.
     
  13. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    TVGuide App & iOS 7 Push Notifications

    Paid app is awesome and well worth the money! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What's On does the trick quite well (although might be limited for particular cable subscriptions).
     
  15. slimm432 macrumors newbie

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  16. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I just downloaded this one (Version 2) to try for comparison. I mainly want the listings & descriptions, not the reminder feature, so that may color my experience. :)
     
  17. mc21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded TVT. Going to check it out later and share my thoughts.

    TVShow Time updated for iOS7 this morning but I don't think Im going to keep it around
     
  18. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I use TeeVee 2. It is free and awesome.
     
  19. mc21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    TVT's interface is really nice, and I just got my notifications for true detective and Shameless. Very satisfied with that app right now!
     
  20. Jenniferpilcher macrumors newbie

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    TV guide app alerts

    If a user has multiple devices with one device having notifications turned off while the other has notifications on, this will cause alerts to not be received on either device.

    Before this year, one device could receive alerts while the other opted out. This was a good feature when needing to save battery life on one but not necessarily the other.

    Two things occurred earlier this year, IOS7 and TV Guide required registrations. I wonder if the registration also registered the alert setting while not taking into account that a single user could have multiple settings by device.

    So, as long as all of a user's devices are set to receive notifications, the alerts will work.
     

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