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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Dan203, Oct 27, 2014.
Anybody have the new app uploaded for sideloading?
It's free -- which means there's no DRM or encryption -- so you can use any APK downloader to grab it. This worked for me:
APK Downloader Site
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I'd assume the official app would still be over wifi only - which won't work while on the road on a hotel wifi.
So I went ahead and purchased the QQ-Tech mini keyboard. Coming in the mail in a few days, so i'll report back on it. Paid more for the keyboard (25) than I did for the fire tv stick (19). But i figure i could get some use out of it with my other devices.
Huh? Why not? The current TiVo app (on my Nexus tablet) works over WiFi and cellular. Why wouldn't the official TiVo app on a Fire TV work over a hotel's WiFi, just like the unofficial sideloaded version does? Are you just concerned about a hotel WiFI's speed not supporting it well?
Oh sorry! Reading comprehension fail on my part. I thought he was talking about the official fire REMOTE app adding mouse capabilities so we wouldn't have to use controllers/wukong/etc. I confused the conversations in this thread.
Got the QQ-Tech keyboard/mouse yesterday and tested it out. Pretty damn cool (and tiny - about the size of a tv remote). Worked flawlessly with the Fire Stick (had to pair it using the sideloaded settings.apk, but other than that, pretty straightforward).
Sounds awesome BBL! Can you point me to where to download this settings .apk and maybe a little guidance on the whole process? Do you think it'll work with the Sony GoogleTV GS-7 remote/keyboard?
Fixed your embedded video:
That video is great for the pairing part, but overly complicated for the sideloading part. Download Apps2Fire or AGK Fire to your phone (i know they exist for android, not sure about iOS), and then you can load any app from your phone to your fire (once you know the fire IP address). You can also use those apps to sideload .apk files, which you have to do for the settings.apk.
I use adbFire to send (i.e. sideload) APK's from my computer:
iPhone app for mouse control on Fire TV released:
My while FireTV experiment when I was on my trip this week was a total bust. FireTV can not get past the authentication website used at the hotel. I tried a TP-Link mini router/AP but it couldn't get past it either. I side loaded FireFox on the FireTV but couldn't navigate via the remote and the app for my FireHD couldn't see the FireTV because the hotels network firewall prevents all devices from seeing eachother. If I had brought a computer I would have been able to spoof the little router's MAC and make it work that way, but I stupidly decided to leave the computer at home. So the whole thing was just a giant waste of time. My boss had a HooToo mini router and it worked becuase it has a way to get past the hotel login page. Wish I'd considered that and got that one instead.
I thought one of the features of a recent update was "Captive portal Wifi support for hotel and other connections requiring login." Did that not work?
FireTV or FireTV Stick? Would it have mattered?
I got the email about the update while I was already there. I connected the FireTV Stick to my phone in hot spot mode a few times and did a check for update, but I never got it. So apparently it wasn't an instant roll out, or it was tiered or something and I wasn't at the front of the line.
Weird. I got that update 2-3 weeks ago. In fact, there's already been another update since that one.
The one that supposedly has the hotel login thing is 1.5, I only have 1.1 on mine.
And here's a FireTV Remote Mouse app for Android:
Remote Mouse for Fire TV