I'm out

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by schatham, May 15, 2020.

  1. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007


    Just cancelled Sling and un-linked the Tivo stream. I'll stick with cable. Sending them back since I own Roku's already.

    I'll have to stick with the Roku for On-Demand.
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
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  2. mobilelawyer

    mobilelawyer Occasional Old Timer

    Jan 3, 2006
    Mobile, Alabama
    Mine went back as well. As a be-all, end-all streamer, this device does not quite cut it. There are simply too many initial bugs, even for a newly released piece of hardware. For new or existing Sling subscribers, the Stream 4K would be a more compelling selection.

    The aggregation of the various streaming media services, though, is a well-executed concept and should work for many viewers. I applaud TiVo's innovation in that regard and think that it will improve in subsequent iterations.
  3. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    I just called and received the RMA but no shipping label. Did they email you a shipping label?

    Never Mind, the shipping label came about 15 minutes later from FedEx.
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
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  4. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

    Dec 1, 2017
    I bought the Tivo Stream 4K just for the Android TV. The Tivo Stream part is just an app that can be disabled. So basically people returning it just don't like the the Tivo Stream app. However, I'd say as an Android TV box it is awesome.
  5. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2004
    Las Vegas


    True but I've noticed the remote is laggy, and Tivo still has a lot of junk in the OS even when you are not using their app. Just look at the spinning circle in the Prime Video app, it looks weird and laggy, I dont notice that on the Air Tv Mini 4k. There seems to be something going on in the background on the this stick all the time.
  6. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    N. Virginia
    To me, just being able to use a streamer with this awesome peanut remote alone is worth $50. The rest is gravy. I ordered a second for my other tv. To each his own
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  7. genebopp

    genebopp Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    I hate it too. It is not better than anything. It is just something different.
  8. Narkul

    Narkul Active Member

    Nov 7, 2004
    Keeping it for the remote mainly. The Tivo stuff can be stripped out for better performance. Nice little Android box that streams everything I need including my Steam games. It's not perfect, but it's superior to my Rokus
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  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    This was my main issue with the device; the UI is just a plain mess. Not ready for prime time.
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  10. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Southern CT
    I can only compare it to a Roku television. To go from Prime to Netflix is a hassle on Roku. You have to hit home, then as many as 1 to 30 clicks strolling the interface for your next choice, click on that then a couple more for your show.
  11. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

    Oct 31, 2001
    The UI of what and compared to what other Android TV devices?
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    The TiVo Stream 4K (that is what this thread is about, isn't it?) I don't use android. It's a mess compared to  TV and Roku. I prefer simplicity, and this is NOT.
  13. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Wow...that's strange. On a Roku device (I have both an Express and Ultra), all you do is go to Home (back on a Harmony remote), then select another app. Simple.
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  14. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Even faster, Roku remote has a Netflix, Hulu, Sling and Amazon button. 1 press and it opens.

    Also the Roku channel has a lot more good shows for free vs Tivo free channels.
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
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  15. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Even with TiVo+?!? :p;)
  16. md wass

    md wass New Member

    May 17, 2020
    is there any way to just REBOOT this thing without unplugging it?
    turning the power off doesn't really do a hard reboot..

    this thing is not what it is made out to be..trying to figure out if its worth keeping for any fixes down the road, but for now, its still a "beta box" IMO
  17. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    Settings>device preferences >about>restart
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  18. md wass

    md wass New Member

    May 17, 2020
    thanks! I've had to format this thing twice and got tired of looking through all the settings for stuff!

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