Chromecast with Google TV

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  1. babsonnexus

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    Just checked my De-TiVO'd Stream 4K w/ Google TV Sideloaded Launcher (DTS4K-WGTVS?) and the Netflix programs sill show up in the Watchlist, but Netflix is not a launch option. I believe it is the same on CCGTV.
     
  2. Alex_7

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    Google and Netflix aren’t playing nice
     
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  4. NashGuy

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  5. Alex_7

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    I installed it as well, its nice that its already integrated into the recommendations and watchlist.
     
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  6. dbpaddler

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    Finally have a use for Apple TV. Not an apple fan but bought sprint gave me a 12 beyond cheap. Not about to watch anything on the phone. Guess I have to hook up Sabrina again. She's been collecting dust.

    The only thing that seemed worthwhile to watch was that movie/series with Hanks. Was tempted to just download it since I can technically watch it legally anyway.

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  7. NashGuy

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    The series Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis has been getting boffo reviews. I plan to watch it (among other things) when I finally try out Apple TV+ for a few months this spring.
     
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  8. Alex_7

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    I’ve had a free promo Apple TV+ sub from t mobile since last year, I plan to also finally watch Ted lasso
     
  9. wco81

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    How is the responsiveness of this streamer?

    There are some "best streaming devices" articles out there and it seems some of the latest Roku and Amazon streaming devices seem to be getting more favored.

    Of course there is the new Apple TV but this is 1/4 the price.
     
  10. moyekj

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    Sluggish compared to Fire TV or even TS4K from my experience.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2021 #551 of 566
    Vm19

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    The chromecast is faster than the stream, I've noticed it when using kodi or plex. I like the launcher too. Overall a good product that will probably get updates for years.
     
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    blackngold75

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    Like the TS4K, it's an inexpensive streaming dongle and performance is OK. I don't see much difference between the two in terms of performance.
     
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    aaronwt

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    They both have basically the same specs. The newer Chromecast and the TiVo Stream. Most of the Android streamers use the base specs that Google provides so they typically have the same hardware.
     
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    wco81

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    I'm sure for devices in that price range, there are specific application processors they can use, which have similar performance and RAM.

    Maybe a $50 Amazon device might have a little more performance but they subsidize with ads or something.
     
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    Jacopo

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    I am all in with streaming and have 3 CC w/GTV and prefer them to my old Roku. I wish the Tivo 4K wasn't tied to Sling or I'd grab one of them as well.
     
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    Jacopo

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    Has anyone encountered the black screen with spinning blue wheel that I see randomly pop up while watching a streaming channel? I can hear the channels audio, but no picture. Just the spinning wheel. Has happened 4-5 times since I bought it 2 weeks ago.
     
  17. Jacopo

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    So is there no way to put the Live Channels app on the home screen at all? My Android TV allows that option.
     
  18. wco81

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    Does this Chromecast also let you cast from your phone or iPad?

    Or do you have to use one of the apps on the device itself just to stream?
     
  19. Jacopo

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    You can cast from phone and tablets since Chromecast is built into the device.
     
  20. ThreeSoFar'sBro

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