Chromecast with Google TV

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  1. Alex_7

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    So I found a temporary fix for the Netflix originals being blocked from being added to your watchlist. First you have your voice assistant open "Google Play Store" Then once open, head over to your play store settings and disable auto updates. Then you will need to acccess your chromecast settings -> apps -> Show system apps -> Scroll down till you see LauncherX then select that. You select uninstall updates. The goolge tv launcher will revert back to the stock version. This allows you to add/remove Netflix originals through your chromecast again. The first step where you disable play store auto updates is so that your launcherx app does not auto update back to the newest version. This is a temporary fix until Google and Netflix decide to play nice. Like others have mentioned, the two other workarounds are to google search Netflix original titles and add them to your watchlist that way, or use the Google TV mobile app.
     
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  2. babsonnexus

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    Question: I only have the Google TV launcher on my TS4K+, so it obviously hasn't updated like you mentioned in your previous post (My Chromecast is set to arrive next week, so I'll have the comparison point myself then). However, I get that you can add Netflix originals to the Watchlist using the web or old version method, but in the latest version of the launcher can you still open them from the Watchlist and have it go to the program directly or is it just textual so you have to go into Netflix and launch it manually?

    I ask in particular because on the Google TV Android app they have removed Netflix as a source:

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    And when you go to a program that is on Netflix, it does not come up as an option:

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  3. Alex_7

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    Once you have a Netflix original in your watchlist you can select watch now through your chromecast device, but you cannot remove it from your watchlist or mark as watched through your chromecast, you would need to do that through the web.
     
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    That article doesn't mean much They did zero research and got pretty much a non answer from Netflix if they even got an answer from them at all. Blog-ism at its worst. For all anyone knows it could be a glitch as much as it could be deliberate because the two are in some squabble.

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  5. Alex_7

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    Like I mentioned before Netflix has blocked users from adding Netflix originals to your watchlist via chromecast, this is no glitch/bug. Something is definitely going on between Google and Netflix.

    This is very strange, since there is a dedicated Netflix button on the new chromecast remote, and Google is offering a Netflix bundle deal, really strange..
    Makes me wonder how tivo managed to keep Netflix on their stream app.
     
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    Obviously Netflix wants to keep viewers on their respective Netflix app, and not on an aggregator.
     
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  7. babsonnexus

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    True, it is literally the same info of what people in this thread have listed, including similar screen shots. Unfortunately, I agree, this article is not adding much. However, I don't dismiss it completely as an article gets more views than a board, so hopefully more people will be made aware and eventually it can work its way up the food chain to a news source that can get an answer. Just consider it a stepping stone on the way to real journalism!
     
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    All we want is an explanation from Google or Netflix at this point..
     
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    Aggregating content from different streaming options was their main selling point, and to lose Netlix in a month after release is alarming.
     
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    The point was more the article doesn't mean much and they rarely do any real research. Whatever the squabble is, it's the paying customers that suffer. Go complain to Netflix.

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  12. Alex_7

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    Lol like if that would work
     
  13. dbpaddler

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    Hey, you get enough people to complain, retweet and so on. Post the link to your tweet on Reddit, in the comments of that stupid article and so on.

    Heck, I had my mortgage company scrambling when I complained during lockdown. Had a ton of replies, rants, retweet and such.

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  14. fattymcbuckles

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    Netflix ? No thanks. Never used them and never will. Kodi addon with Real debris for the win
     
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  15. Noelmel

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    Probably won’t be for long. Already the stream 4K changed Netflix behavior. Any other program opens to a details page. Netflix original content opens direct link to Netflix. Also any other service suggests similar shows when a show is selected. No longer does this for Netflix originals either. This was changed in the last update. So who knows how long you’ll even be able to add to watch list on stream 4K either


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  16. dbpaddler

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    Think the explanation is simple. This is all Netflix. Netflix works the same way on Apple TV.

    They want control of their content. They want you in their app. They don't want to be one of many, lumped in with everyone else. They want to be your only/main source of content. They don't want you to earch for something only to see they don't have it, and you go somewhere else to watch it. If you were in their app and didn't find it, they'd show you similar shows to entice you to watch something else they do have.

    When you're just part of aggregated content, you're not spending time in the app. You're more likely to watch something from another service if you see Netflix doesn't have it.

    They could probably tell site traffic from CCGTV users is down and told Google to pull the plug on deep linking.

    They're control freaks and never want you to see their big picture and don't want you looking for their content outside of the app.

    And you wonder why people pirate... Haha.


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  17. ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    I can no longer cast from Chrome on my Windows PC to my Chromecast. I got it to work, then it stopped again. Anybody experience this and/or have a fix?
     
  18. Alex_7

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    Well said.

    i found myself watching more HBO Max and Hulu content since I’ve purchased the new chromecast. Netflix has been my least used service. Only reason I have it is I get it for free from t mobile.

    EDIT: what baffles me is what convinced Netflix to initially agree to be part of the integrated services on Google TV, they knew what they were getting into.
     
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  19. dbpaddler

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    They'll still lhave the button on the remote.

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