Chromecast with Google TV

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  1. babsonnexus

    babsonnexus Active Member

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    @dbpaddler and @jaselzer, uuuuugggggghhhhhhh, let's start a new thread to complain about contractors. :tongueclosed: You really hit a sore spot for me, the hole I've had in my roof since August, and the scaffolding outside my office window I'm staring at right now. :sob:
     
  2. jaselzer

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    Lol and sorry


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  3. dbpaddler

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    The only streamer I'll spend money on moving forward will be the Nokia.

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  4. AussieFigjam

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    Just got the email today, it's a no-brainer really, free Chromecast just by clicking the link in the email. Not only that, they still gave me my Google One Google store credit for the purchase, so effectively, Google are paying me $1.50 to take a Chromecast off their hands :)

    EDIT: And shipping was still free too.
     
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  5. Alex_7

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    Peacock just got added to the list of aggregated streaming services for google tv.
     
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  6. ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    I use my Chromecast to cast my desktop to my tv to show pictures or my iPhone/iPad. Since my old Chromecast died, the new Chromecast with Google TV almost never shows as an option to cast from Chrome on my Windows 10 pc. Occasionally it's there, but I have no idea what makes it appear. I've tried rebooting, reconfiguring with the app, nothing works immediately. Not sure if what I'm doing helps the next day (doubt it), and it's very frustrating. Anyone else see this? Any ideas?
     
  7. markp99

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    Hmm, Never an issue with any of my Chromecast devices missing as a Cast destination. Can you see the device using an Android phone, when not visible from Win10? Are the devices part of any Google Home groups? I initially added my ShieldTV to the Livingroom group, but noticed "Hey Google, Turn Off the Livingroom" was too inclusive. I moved my Chromecast devices into their own group and let HDMI CEC control the ON and OFF stuff via the remote vs Google Home. I likewise group the many Google minis and Lenovo smartclocks I have around the house.

    My only gripe was the somewhat similar naming convention for the many Chromecast-able devices I have around the house. Using my phone, I've renamed to:

    Nvidia Shield AndroidTV << Livingroom
    Nvidia Shield << Bedroom
    GoogleTV
    Stadia Ultra
    LGTV
     
  8. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I have a 4K tv but I don’t like watching 4K. Can you set this to only output 1080P with no HDR? Thanks in advance.
     
  9. dbpaddler

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    Settings > Device Preferences > More > Display > Screen Resolution. Set it to 1080p60.

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  10. brotony

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  11. Alex_7

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    Nice, apple gave me a free 1 year subscription when I purchased my iPhone 11. I wouldn't subscribe to Apple+ tho but I get it for free.
    "With Google TV, you’ll be able to see Apple Originals in your personalized recommendations and search results, making it even easier to find your favorite shows and movies. And, you’ll be able to save them to your Watchlist to catch up on later."
    -its good to see that apple is playing nice with google not like Netflix but lets if that lasts.
     
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  12. dswallow

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    Is it correct to assume the Apple TV app provides access to Apple's streaming service(s) -- Apple TV+ I guess -- and is not implementing the equivalent of the Apple TV device interface for multiple services?
     
  13. Alex_7

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    "Also on the Apple TV app, you can access your library of movie and TV show purchases from Apple, as well as enjoy personalized and curated recommendations and Apple TV channels. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels"

    The Apple TV app is on its way to Chromecast with Google TV
     
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  14. ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    I don't have an Android phone, but I can cast apps from my iPhone without issue even when Chrome doesn't see the Chromecast. I don't use Google Home groups, so that's not the issue. FWIW, just checked and Chrome can see the Chromecast now...no idea why.
     
  15. dbpaddler

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    Sometimes just a device reset, close and reopen chrome, or wifi reboot can solve disappearing device issues. The latter being the most drastic.

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  16. NashGuy

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    Yes, that's correct. I've used the Apple TV app on a Roku and, while it has the same general UI as on an Apple TV device, the Roku version of the app does not feature curated content from non-Apple sources deep-linked to third-party apps like Hulu, HBO Max, etc.

    I'm sure the Apple TV app for Google TV/Android TV will work the same way. So you'll only use the app for browsing and directly viewing content from these three types of sources that stream from Apple servers:
    • the Apple TV+ subscription service
    • Apple TV Channels, which are a la carte subscriptions to Showtime, CBS All Access (ad-free), Starz, Epix, Cinemax, AMC+, etc. (These can be subscribed to without also subscribing to Apple TV+.)
    • titles rented/purchased through Apple/iTunes (including movies linked to your Apple account via Movies Anywhere)
    So the Apple TV app's "Up Next" watchlist feature will only include titles from those three areas above. For a universal cross-app watchlist, you'll need to use the native Watchlist feature in the Library tab of the Google TV UI. (Although, as with the Up Next universal watchlist in the Apple TV app on an Apple TV device, Netflix chooses not to support that feature.)

    While I believe you can initiate a subscription to Apple TV+ from within the Apple TV app on non-Apple devices, I'm not sure about Apple TV Channels. I *think* I did that once in their Roku app. But I'm pretty sure you can't rent or purchase titles in the app on a non-Apple device. That kind of transaction is often only allowed by their first-party service.
     
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  17. Alex_7

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    I have the google tv launcher side loaded on to my TiVo stream device, just recently I noticed Netflix movies and shows are no longer showing up, is anyone else experiencing this? I have Netflix linked to my google account , it works properly on my CCGTV but not on my side loaded google tv on my TiVo stream
     
  18. gkottner

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    My TiVo Stream is de-tivoed, but without any special launcher. It still shows the Netflix row.
     

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