Troubleshooting the EXP App: Android

App Launch/Login Issues

My app crashes/exits when I try to launch it

  • If the Armstrong EXP or EXP stream App unexpectedly closes soon after you open it, your Android device may not be running the latest software version or could be modified.
  • If you are experiencing issues locating your DVR through the EXP app:
    • Make sure your Android Phone or Tablet is using the Wi-Fi connection.
    • Verify that your DVR is connected to your network by forcing a connection to the TiVo service: Settings & Messages > Settings > Network > Connect to the TiVo Service now.
    • Power cycle the DVR. Once restarted, connect it with the Android device again.
    • If your device still can't locate your DVR, restart your network router by unplugging it, waiting 30 seconds and plugging it back in. Once the router restarts and your iOS device has reconnected to your router, attempt to locate and connect to your DVR again.
      • Note: The Armstrong EXP App uses the Bonjour discovery system. Some routers do not support this system. Please check with your router manufacturer to determine if there is a defect and if upgrade is available.
    • Streaming is not possible if your Android device is using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Error: "Newtork error occurred" when logging in:

  • Verify that you have an internet connection on your mobile device and you are able to access websites from your mobile device.
  • If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, turn Wi-Fi (on your Android) off and on again.
  • Force close the EXP App and launch it again.

Error: "In order to use this application, you need to be connected to the Internet"

  • Make sure your Android device is not in "Airplane Mode".
  • If using Wi-Fi, verify that your router and modem are operational.
  • If using cellular, verify that you are connected to a 4G/5G network.

My TiVo device's name shows up as "DVR####"

  • The Armstrong EXP App for Android could not fully assess your DVR information due to a failure with Bonjour Discovery on your network. Instead of showing your DVR's name, your DVR is being identified as "DVR####", where "####" is the last four characters of your TiVo serial number. The Armstrong EXP App can still connect to the DVR in this state and all features supported on the Armstrong EXP App for DVR will work as normal.

I renamed my DVR, and now the EXP App lists both names, but I can't select either one

  • The local network has cached the old name. Please reboot your DVR to clear out the cache.

Streaming/Downloading Issues

Streaming/Downloading Issues

  • Is your device rooted? As part of the effort to ensure secure distribution of content to Android devices, TiVo and our content partners have established specific guidelines. Unfortunately, rooted devices do not meet these guidelines and are therefore restricted from accessing the streaming feature.

Error: "To be Announced" or "No Information Available" on some programs in My Shows

  • Programs that have been transferred to your DVR from another DVR currently do not transfer the data required by the Armstrong EXP App for Android to display the program information. The program information is required for the app to perform functions such as Watch now.

Something is wrong with my Streaming content

  • If the Armstrong EXP App is functioning correctly, but the content you are attempting to stream is missing or incorrect, verify that the DVR is recording the content correctly (naturally, this means you must troubleshoot at the DVR's location - you can't resolve this issue from an app).

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