Sabrina could be a better option.

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by dbpaddler, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Oct 2, 2020 #301 of 445
    Niners

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    I tested the USB C hub with a 18W PD USB C power charger and a 12W USB A power charger and they both worked with the wired ethernet (also connected was a wireless mouse and a keyboard) so you should be OK with a 20W power charger for just a flash drive.
     
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  2. Oct 2, 2020 #302 of 445
    Alex_7

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    Thanks I will give this a shot
     
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    Alex_7

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    The search function doesn’t work, but I can use the voice function for searching stuff. the continue watching doesn’t work even for HBO Max stuff, the navigation and selecting movies works flawlessly. The watchlist feature works as well.
     
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  4. Oct 2, 2020 #304 of 445
    jaselzer

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    Did you have to teach the Harmony or is the new Google Chromecast in the database?


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  5. Oct 2, 2020 #305 of 445
    krkaufman

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    Wow, that seems pretty problematic for a new device. I’ll be staying away from this new Chromecast until Google proves they can make it work.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2020 #306 of 445
    brotony

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    Did you notice the remote in that screenshot? It's a continuation of his recent posts about installing the Google TV Launcher on the TiVo 4K Stream.

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  7. Oct 2, 2020 #307 of 445
    Alex_7

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    The issues aren’t on the google chromecast. I installed the launcher on the TiVo stream, that is giving me issues not the chromecast.
     
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    NashGuy

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    This suggests that Search and Continue Watching are dependent on apps' usage of APIs that exists on the new Chromecast (likely part of its build of Android TV 10) but which are lacking on the TiVo Stream 4K (and probably every other Android TV device in the world right now, except maybe Google's ADT-3 developer device).
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2020 #309 of 445
    Alex_7

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    There’s a missing system apk I need to download from the chrome cast to the TiVo stream to make the search work, someone figured it out already. I’ll need to find it and sideload it
     
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  10. Oct 2, 2020 #310 of 445
    mschnebly

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    I just used the NVidia Shield as the device. You can set up the buttons however you want.
     
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    jaselzer

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    Do you get a keyboard pop up when necessary? That was a problem with the Stream 4K when using the Shield


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  12. Oct 2, 2020 #312 of 445
    mschnebly

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    Yes, so far it has every time. Too bad Harmony doesn't have voice control.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2020 #313 of 445
    Alex_7

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    One minor issue I just found with the chromecast is the resolution. I wasn’t seeing 4K movies/shows on Netflix or prime, went to my display settings and resolution was set as 1080p, the device wasn’t recognizing my 4K display. I fixed this by restarting the device. Someone on Reddit had a similar issue. Hopefully it’s a bug that gets fixed in the next update.
     
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  14. Oct 2, 2020 #314 of 445
    JOSHSKORN

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    Good news and bad news. I got my Sabrina/Abbey device in the mail today. Unfortunately, there's an outage at Frontier so I have no Internet/Phone. Ugh.

    I have two accessories coming later today: a hub, and a keyboard. I'll report back once I get it all set up...if I ever get my Internet back. Ugh.

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  15. Oct 2, 2020 #315 of 445
    BigC

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    What a cluster at Home Depot near me. Yesterday they couldn't sell me one (system wouldn't let them sell it). Today I go back, their system will let them sell it, but.... because of what happened yesterday, they sent them all back. Stupid...

    Still looking for one to play with this weekend... any thoughts where I might be able to find one.

    Thanks.
     
  16. Oct 2, 2020 #316 of 445
    moyekj

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    Ordered mine online yesterday at Best Buy with free next day delivery, received today around 1pm.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2020 #317 of 445
    moyekj

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    Just setting mine up now. Setup is kind of painful. Setting up via Google Home app on my Android phone. At the wireless network stage it found my 2.4GHz SSID right away, but took 2 minutes to show my 5GHz SSID (dual band wireless router). Then trying to connect to the 5GHz wireless network just keeps failing... The unit is literally less than 1 foot from the router right now too... The TS4K in comparison was a breeze to setup without any issues.

    EDIT: The 2.4GHz network worked eventually, but had to try that twice.
    Then when I was still in middle of setup the device decided to install a system update which interrupted the setup. Not impressed so far with setting up this device...

    EDIT 2: I don't really find having the volume buttons on the side very easy to use. The TS4K remote is much more intuitive to me.

    EDIT 3: After setup completed I was able to go to settings and switch to 5GHz wireless network without issue.
     
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  18. Oct 2, 2020 #318 of 445
    osu1991

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    1 WalMart and 1 Target had them in stock last night. Didn’t feel like going. Ordered last night around 9pm from BestBuy for delivery tomorrow. Just got UPS tracking number a little while ago.

    I like the TS4K but the HDR plays havoc with my main 75in tv, switching HDR on and off randomly. Left the first one on my 1080p office tv, where it works great. Finally de-TiVo’d the 2nd one yesterday and put it on the bedroom tv. Will try the new chromecast in the living room, if it doesn’t work then the 4K fire stick will go back in there.
     
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  19. Oct 2, 2020 #319 of 445
    moyekj

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    I watched about 5 minutes each of a Netflix show, an Amazon show and a Tubi show, but going back to home page I don't see any "Continue Watching". From what I was reading earlier in this thread I was excited about getting that feature. Maybe it takes a while for it to get things going... I'm pretty sure my Google permissions are set right (had to set that up in order for YTTV to work when I had that app), but I'll check again.

    EDIT: Took a while, but "Continue watching" is now there and worked for HBO Max and Netflix, but not Prime or Tubi.
     
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  20. Oct 2, 2020 #320 of 445
    Niners

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    Per my post yesterday I confirmed that wired Ethernet on the GB port of this $20 USB C hub works https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWG8M15/

    However, today I tried a drive and USB flash and when the drives are connected on this hub they are recognized in the Storage menu but are listed as "disk ejected safely" message and the drive is not available to the chromecast.

    Has anyone accessed external storage yet?
    If so please provide the format of the drive and the model of the hub that was used.
     

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