Android TV’s new home screen will now recommend movies, TV shows, and apps

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  1. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

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    Uninstall the Android TV Home update in the App Store, (my apps>apps on this device >android tv home>uninstall) then go to the App Store settings gear and turn off auto update.
     
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  2. dbpaddler

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    The downside of that is you lose the live content for the various services. So it's a trade off to what you value more or can suffer through less.

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  3. AussieFigjam

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    Actually, I'm not sure that's the case. Since this as a factory delivered system app, uninstalling it should actually revert it back to the system delivered version. So you just get the old version of the launcher back. Then disabling updates in the Play store will simply prevent Google from pushing any new versions of the app, but the app itself will continue to run as normal, and should provide you with the dynamic content.

    What it *will* disable is the ability to get new fixes for issues with this app, so I'm not sure I really want to do it.

    Has anyone tested this to see what happens?
     
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  4. dbpaddler

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    I was referring to using a 3rd party launcher.

    And knowing Google, they'll probably break something else using an old version of the launcher that will force you to update to the ad based version. Or have some major update that makes the ad version the base app.

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  5. TivoJD

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    I just got the update on both TiVo Stream 4K and Mibox S. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, kind of like Netflix, but it does force the stuff you want to see farther down.
     
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  6. AussieFigjam

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    Yeah, after a couple of days with it, I find I'm learning to ignore it, my brain-memory reflex just directs my eyes further down the screen to the actual favorite apps row, and at least consciously, I don't even know what the ads at the top were saying. I'm sure there is a subconscious element to this though
     
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  7. fattymcbuckles

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    Disabled automobile updates so I’m safe - for now anyway
     
  8. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't want to get in an accident while driving and watching your TS4k.

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  9. fattymcbuckles

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    Damn autocorrect
     
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  10. speedingcheetah

    speedingcheetah New Member

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    Not sure what makes the TiVo Stream so special that this Android TV Home update only show this new annoyance of adds on the Tivo, and not on my 2 Nvidia Shields. All 3 devices I updated to the same new version of A TV Home (2.1.3-320113730-f). ONLY the TiVo is showing these adds on the home screen.

    I did the Un-install Updates for that app, and it reverted to Factory version 1.11.2-273432517-f, which is quite old (Oct 11, 2019). No more ads.
    I downloaded the previous version of the app from APK Mirror 2.0.10-307630529-f (May 4, 2020). Put it on a usb stick, and side loaded it on to the TiVo. It updated the built in app fine. Disabled auto update. Still no ads.
    Guess I'll never be updating the launcher. Seems that annoyance is the only change they made in the update?? Don't want it.
     
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  11. dbpaddler

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    While I know I can disable Tivo Stream, for those that don't, the Stream Carousefor "recommended streaming originals" cannot be moved or deleted. So if you have Google's ad up top and the Stream carousel under apps, you have exactly one carousel of what you want to see and what you want to watch as your home screen at power up. That's kinda crap.

    Just submitted info saying shoving your interface down my throat is one of the reasons I sold all my dvr equipment. Just the idea of preroll ads I didn't agree to when buying into the eco is enough to make me leave. So having 80% of my home screen being advertising is just a fail. And if they want people to use their Stream interface and not just disable everything tivo/stream related, they need to present it in a less obtrusive way or people will just disable it altogether and use it as a stock androidtv device as much as possible. [​IMG]

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  12. dbpaddler

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    I would think it's just a matter of time since Google is on record that it's not optional. Either way, if it's "immune", it wouldn't be enough to get me to dump the TS4k and pay three times the price. Or I should say none times since I have three of them.

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    The pros of an Android TV device are slowly being whittled down. I thought the Fire Stick 4K was a better purchase at $25 for the average consumer before and even more so, now.
     
  15. Alex_7

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    I finally got the home screen update, it doesn't bother me too much
     
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