I imported the Tivo 4K stream to UK (Love the hardware... Software meh)

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by Intention, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Intention

    Intention New Member

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    Managed to get the new Tivo Stream 4K in the UK by purchasing from Ebay.com. I use the 4K firestick and Nvidia Shield on a daily basis.



    Here are my initial thoughts

    Good Stuff
    • Very responsive UI
    • Very fast Wifi. With the 4K firestick, I never reached 200mb download but on this device, I can easily push close to 300mb
    • Tivo Stream app is OK
    • Storage expansion works via USB
      • I tested various USB drives, plugging directly in to the Type-C port and via a hub. I had the most consistent results with drives plugged direct in to the Tivo and not via a hub
    • All native streaming apps (Netflix / Youtube / Pluto) work fine
    • Sideloading works via Downloader
    • Mouse toggle works but needs a workaround (Android remote app via IOS) to bring it up


    Bad Stuff
    • Device is constantly pushing out HDR, even on the homescreen making the colours look weird.
      • On Youtube / Netflix, HDR looks and works great, its just its just on the homescreen the colours look wrong. Understand there is a fix via ADB.
    • Randomly the device just displays a blank screen, this is not specific to any particular application
      • Only fix it press the google button and tell it to open you settings. Alternatively pull the power cable
    • Double tapping home does not bring up recents menu
      • Temp fix is to install a button remapper and map one of the key to recents. I mapped the 'skip' key to do that. Works great but without a virtual mouse, no way to click on "Clear all"
    • USB Ethernet speeds and connectivity. Device would only recognise my uGreen USB 3.0 hub with gigabit ethernet, if I used an OTG cable in the micro USB port. This worked fine but I was never able to get anywhere near 200mb. Also, my ethernet would only work if USB Debugging was disabled.
    • Constant reboots when plugging things in to the TypeC port
    • Read numerous reports about the HDMI-CEC issue but as I plugged mine in to a monitor, its not something I experienced myself.

    Posted a review here too
     
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  2. AussieFigjam

    AussieFigjam Active Member

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    Have you found a good way to get the BBC iPlayer on this device? Other than casting from the phone, I have not got it to work.
     
  3. Kevin Rowlands

    Kevin Rowlands New Member

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    I'm stuck on an activation code page, the website directs me to sign up but only allows an address in the USA. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. dr_tracker

    dr_tracker New Member

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    Sadly it needs a US address to activate. However, you can put any address in, it's not like they verify it or anything.
     
  5. Kevin Rowlands

    Kevin Rowlands New Member

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    last night I checked some Amazon reviews from Canada and the UK customers and they say the same thing. Thanks for the help, I'll give it a go over the weekend.
     

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