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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by privateinfo, Oct 1, 2020.
Does anyone else think the chromecast remote is as slippery as a bar of soap?
Very close. I was looking for a case for it.
@Alex_7 Have you tried using a keyboard with it? I just purchased one and hooked it up. Tried plugging in a USB keyboard, but it was not detected. I saw no indication of any power light on the hub. The CCGTV did work however so power did pass through. It is plugged into a UPS.
Anything I missed? It is possible that the unit is defective.
Cross-posting from Happy Hour Chromecast thread:
Just got off a call w/Google support, to troubleshoot my intermittent "Select" button issue (several times per day, "Select" button press will fail to register - all other buttons are fine. Long-pressing "Select" for 3+ seconds seems to recover the function, as will re-starting the Chromecast itself).
The Tech Support guy had me RESET the remote:
1. Remove Batteries >
2. Press & Hold "Home" button >
3. Insert Batteries >
4. LED will light Steady >
5. Release "Home" button when LED begins to Pulse >
6. LED should return to Steady light (or off?)
Seemed simple enough, but the remote would never stop pulsing after the reset, would not control the Chromecast, would not prompt for re-pair action. So, I am not clear the next steps after a successful RESET; guessing I'd have to re-Pair the remote to the Chromecast, but not clear how that is accomplished as I never got quite that far. Tried fresh batteries w same response.
Remote now appears to be bricked.
Result: Provided my info, serial numbers, photo of remote & Best Buy receipt. Google will send me a replacement.
I have not tested a keyboard only a usb flash drive and Ethernet cable.
Are you using the chromecast power adapter and cord that came with it?
You may need more power to get the keyboard to work
EDIT: I wouldn’t say it’s defective just yet. It did power up your chromecast so it is working. Try connecting an Ethernet cable and see if you get a connection. Also try inserting a usb flash drive
I find it very slippery I get paranoid of dropping it. I wish they made it with more grip.
The TiVo stream and firestick remotes are great to hold in the hand
The remote does feel flimsy and cheaply made, reason why I’m afraid of dropping it
Speaking of remotes. Has anyone tried pairing the TiVo Stream 4K Remote yet?
No but you can pair the firestick remote to the chromecast, so im sure the TiVo remote can be paired also
It just seems so strange to me that ALL these people here have both streamers and won’t take 5 mins out to pair and test it.
I have both and could test, but not sure how to enter pairing mode and then undoing it.
How do you pair it to the Chromecast?
And more importantly, how to pair the TS4K and Chromecast units back to their native remotes once done testing?
I have both too and wanted to but honestly it took me so long to get my tivo remote to pair with the stream 4K in the first place to control my older tv I’m afraid to try it on the chromecast and mess it up lol
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I just paired mine. It works OK, but not perfect. Issues encountered:
*not all d-pad clicks trigger; almost like it stutters after several clicks in a row
*tv volume didn’t work; didn’t investigate
*google services don’t behave properly (audio and video stutters, loss of sync, etc); repeatable in YT, YTTV, and Play Store content launched from homescreen (maybe google is having an outage, but if not, this is a showstopper)
Channel up/down appears to work in YTTV. Google Assistant works.
This is all just a cursory review so don’t make decisions based on this. Typing this on a phone, too.
Press TiVo + Back button til it blinks red. Both remotes worked on GTV simultaneously. TiVo is in a drawer but assume it would work just fine if I fired it up.
I had to reboot GTV to fix the google services issues I encountered.
If anyone knows how to use Button Mapper to mimic channel up/down in something like YTTV, please share. I tried a couple options that didn’t work out. I’m thinking a long press on d-pad up/down would be a good trigger.
OK thanks, so you're saying I don't have to re-pair to TS4K unit once done and the Chromecast remote should continue working right?
I held down "TiVo + Back buttons" and after a few seconds LED light went solid red (not blinking red), then amber blinking for a couple of seconds. After that though it didn't work on my Chromecast. Chromecast remote still works. And TiVo remote still works on TS4K.
OK ... I'm REALLY embarrassed about this It seems my cute little kitty cat had decided that she loved chewing on the CCGTV power cable. Apparently my moving the cable caused it to finally short out. With a brand new cable in place all now works correctly. I do not use ethernet so I cannot confirm that, but a USB Logitech 400 mouse/keyboard combo works perfectly.
Thanks for the reply @Alex_7
It’s a miracle after weeks of trying multiple shows from every app the continue watching row finally showed up! I didn’t do anything diff. Sent chromecast feedback thru the google home app a few days ago. Never got a response but I’d like to think that had something to do with it. Probably not and its just a coincidence lol
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I got TS4K remote to control Chromecast. You have to go to Settings, Remotes & Accessories and choose "+ Pair remote or accessory" menu item. Then do the TiVo+back button hold on TiVo remote. It will show up on screen, then you have to use Chromecast remote to select it and add "TiVo Remote". So now "TiVo Remote" is listed under "ACCESSORIES" in that screen and there are options to rename, forget, disconnect.
However, using TiVo remote it's quite flakey, missing several button presses. For example, if I quickly press left or right several of the presses don't register correctly, whereas with Chromecast remote I don't have any such trouble, so I would not use TS4K remote under normal circumstances, just good as a backup.
EDIT: After a minute or two it looks like button press recognition from TS4K remote did improve and seemed pretty reliable. Would probably have to use for a long time to get real verdict on it.