Chromecast with Google TV

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  1. AussieFigjam

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    Works from the Google TV app on an Android phone too; I can't say I have ever tried it on the Chromecast itself. Maybe this was part of the deal with Netflix; Google can deep-scan their shows for their aggregator, but they are not allowed to add Netflix originals to the watchlist, so that people still have a reason to launch the Netflix app...I'll try it later to see what happens.
     
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  2. Noelmel

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    The latest stream 4K updates also changed deep linking w Netflix and suggestions


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  3. babsonnexus

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    Netflix has disappeared as a one of the options in the "Select your services", at least on the Phone App. Something has gone horribly wrong between Netflix and Google, and pretty quickly, too, in order to be removed. Haven't tested on a device yet, though.

    Reelgood still works for deep linking and launching Netflix.
     
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  4. AussieFigjam

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    It dissapeared on Android Phone too, but I think this is a bug because it still appears on the Chromecast, and if I do a search on the phone, Netflix shows still show up, and I can still add them to my watchlist....weird.
     
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  5. Alex_7

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    What are some examples of the titles that are not being added to watchlist? So I can test myself
     
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  6. babsonnexus

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    When I search on my phone, it doesn't work and doesn't offer Netflix as an option.

    As a couple of examples, I tried "The Barrier" and it will would not show up in search at all. I then tried "The 100", and it shows up, but only with the CW as an option. Again, just on the phone for me, haven't tried on Google TV on the TV today.
     
  7. Alex_7

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    Just tested the Netflix originals on my chromecast, I was able to add Netflix original movies to my watchlist using my chromecast device, but when I tried to add Netflix original series, the watchlist option was greyed out, when I selected watchlist it gave me an error: “sorry, this action is not supported for Netflix Originals on Google TV” Really strange.

    i was able to add that Netflix original series to my watchlist using my web browser google search.. I noticed I can’t select Netflix original movies and series as watched or remove them from my watchlist on my chromecast device. I would need to do that through the web browser.

    overall google tv has been underwhelming for me, I haven’t seen any updates from google..and now this Netflix originals weird limitation just adds to the google tv issues.
     
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  8. mrizzo80

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    I’m a bit surprised by lack of updates. I know it is still a new device, but Google services usually don’t have bugs.

    I have yet to have anything show up in Continue Watching besides YTTV content. That would be OK for me if they would put the “from your watchlist” row in a more prominent position. It seems like the watchlist order should self adjust to put stuff you launch from GTV to the front of that queue.
     
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  9. Tony from the corner

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    I just bought the Nvidia shield pro 2019 version. For my media room. Mainly because I have hundreds of Blu-ray rips with Atmos and I need lossless audio. The other reason was the Chromecast with Google TV never sent my display 10 bit color at 4K 60.

    I was amazed that when I did a search for a movie with the assistant, it showed on the screen one of my viewing options is Plex. So the Nvidia software is pretty cool in that regard

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  10. markp99

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    On my ShieldTV, these options are not my local content, these seem to be the streaming titles offered by Plex. I may be wrong, but uninstalled the app, waiting for the app to be fixed to address UI/remote issues.
     
  11. Tony from the corner

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    I just did a search on Plex and there is no iron Man offerrd for streaming by the Plex services. Although I just searched Plex streaming content on my phone. Should be the same as the Nvidia app I would imagine.

    In any event, I am glad I shared an image because I just got onto my system now and when I searched for Ironman, Plex is not an option as a way to watch iron Man.
     
  12. Alex_7

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    Funny, I mentioned the lack of chromecast updates, received this firmware update today:

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  13. Noelmel

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    Oooohh exciting I hope it fixes my continue watching problem. That’s really the only issue I have.


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  14. babsonnexus

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    I didn't even know I could use Google web search add items to the Watchlist. Oh my gosh, this will make my life a thousand times easier!
     
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  15. Alex_7

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    Just make sure you are logged in to the same google account as your chromecast
     
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  16. Alex_7

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    So I'm running an old version of Google TV Home on my TS4K, and I am able to add Netflix originals to my watchlist directly from my chromecast device. This proves that the google tv chromecast released a recent update that blocked you from adding Netflix originals to your watchlist, something is definitely going on behind the scenes with Google and Netflix.. I will try to uninstall updates on my chromecasts Google TV app and disable auto updates to see if this reverts back to the original google tv version that allows Netflix originals to be added to my watchlist.
     
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  17. Noelmel

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    Since I have an iPhone and the google tv app hasn’t even released yet it’s the only way I add them. It’s great!


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  18. Alex_7

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    They need to release the iphone app asap!
     
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