Not getting keyboard pop-up on any apps...

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by siratfus, May 17, 2020.

  1. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    Keyboard not showing in these apps...

    Tivo Stream
    Plex
    Google Play Store

    Is this normal? I mean this can't be normal, but is it normal in terms of everyone having this issue?
     
  2. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    No, I would try restarting it. You can do it from the Settings menu.
     
  3. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    Unbelievable. Everything was set up too. All my sign ins to my services, etc. Restarting didn't work. So I unplug the dongle, and now the wifi won't connect, so I clicked FORGET wifi, to start fresh, but no keyboard to input my password. LOL! Now I have to factory reset.
     
  4. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    For those interested... this quirk is happening since I'm a CAAVO user. The moment I pair my Caavo remote, that happens.
     
  5. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    You can use the Android TV Remote Control app to use your phone to type.
     
  6. Dazed44

    Dazed44 New Member

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    Did you pair another remote to your Tivo Stream? I noticed when I paired my Firestick remote, it did the same thing and I couldn't bring up the keyboard until I unpaired the remote for some reason.
     
  7. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    Yep, that was the case with me. I'm using a Caavo. The moment I unpaired the Caavo, the keyboard came back. The Caavo is my all in one search, and is better at it than the Tivo Stream app anyways. So I'll just live with it. I just thought it was something that could be fixed with a reset. But guess not.
     
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  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Your CAAVO is likely pairing as a keyboard. Once you have a BT keyboard connected to a device like this it prevents the onscreen keyboard from showing up.

    What you can do though is use the app. There is an Android TV app that allows you to input text (and remote commands) from a phone or tablet. Or you can just unpair the CAAVO and the keyboard should come back. There might also be a setting somewhere to disable this behavior.
     
  9. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    Yea, I was a little surprised to run into this issue, since I don't have this issue with Caavo and Fire TV. But that probably has something to do with this not being officially supported by Caavo yet.
     
  10. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    I realize I don't have this issue with the Nvidia Shield with my Caavo in the Living room. This Tivo Stream is with the Caavo in my bedroom. So this is definitely something that has to be corrected by Caavo if they decide to support it.
     
  11. ke3ju

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    I paired a bluetooth remote with a keyboard on it, and the onscreen keyboard went away.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  12. Andrew Obermayer

    Andrew Obermayer New Member

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    I had the same problem when paired my harmony elite remote. That remote provides a iOS / android app which has a integrated screen keyboard. I can type there but when I hit return the 4k just beeps at me.
     
  13. J Nechleba

    J Nechleba New Member

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    Ditto. Same setup. It's a real pain in the a**. Yes, I can pull out the Android tablet to type but too many times I would like to be able to bring up an onscreen keyboard and punch in what I want. And the Google Assistant voice option misfires all the time. This is brain dead design at its worst.
     

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