Sabrina could be a better option.

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  1. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    It is bluetooth, isn't it? It could have firmware.

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  2. Alex_7

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    I think it is. I haven’t opened mine up yet
     
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    Is there model number somewhere on the packaging that can verify that I get the correct product? I just want to make sure that I'm looking at the correct product when I go to the store tomorrow. I'm not noticing anything on the front of the box that seems to make this device unique over previous editions, like, "Generation ###" or even a model number. Thanks.
     
  4. dbpaddler

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    It's the only box that's gonng to say "with Google TV" had a giant rounded pebble with a remote. No other chromecast has a remote. It's kinda hard to get wrong over previous chromecasts.

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    Anyone know what time the product would be available at my local Wal-mart? The Wal-mart near me that says it's in stock according to the link we all have, is a 24-hour Wal-mart.
     
  6. NashGuy

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    Woot! Just saw this screenshot someone posted. Happy to see that a "Continue Watching" content row pops up underneath your row of installed apps near the top of the For You tab. And Netflix supports it! (Unlike the almost-universal Up Next watchlist on Apple TV.)

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    So it appears that the UI of the For You tab has a rotating banner gallery of Staff Picks at the top (i.e. likely sponsored content/ads -- uncertain yet as to whether these picks are restricted to the set of apps you specify for content recommendations).

    Under that is the Top Picks row of suggested content titles across various apps (likely restricted to just the apps you specify).

    Under that is the Your Apps row of installed apps. (Certain apps, including Netflix, come pre-installed but can be uninstalled, I've read.)

    Under that is the Continue Watching row. Based on the name, you apparently can't add titles to it (like a normal watchlist) without starting to watch them. But once you begin watching a show or movie (hopefully whether that's from within an app, from within the Google TV UI or from Google Assistant search results), it should show up here. Clicking on a title in this row, I would think, would take you directly to the content in the appropriate app, where you left off watching or to the next episode in a series.

    Under that is the Trending on Google content row. And under that appears to be various genre-themed content rows of suggested content.
     
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    This is all stuff that's on the TS4k too fyi... Nothing revolutionary...

    And continue watching isn't a row. It's just the last thing you were watching. Seems to be just streaming services too. I know my channels dvr doesn't show up there when watching TV. Or maybe channels just doesn't get integrated into Google's algorithm.

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  8. NashGuy

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    Well, the Google TV UI isn't on the TS4K. It has the standard Android TV home screen, which is different, and it has the TiVo Stream app, with its attempt to aggregate content. The standard Android TV home screen has a Watch Next list but most major apps, including Netflix, don't support it. As for the TiVo Stream app, eh, I'm not interested in buying one, so it doesn't matter to me.

    If the Google TV UI didn't include a way to look at all the different series I've begun watching across different apps when deciding what I want to watch, that would have been a big downer. I don't want to have to hop into a handful of different apps and check my watchlists/continue watching lists in each of them to decide what I'm in the mood for.

    It would be nice if there was a way to manually add content titles to the Continue Watching list in the Google TV UI (as you can do with the Next Up watchlist on Apple TV). But at least just having all the stuff I've begun watching across apps grouped together there in one row is very good.
     
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  9. dbpaddler

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    Yes it does. Stream is just an app. You don't need to use it or ever see anything stream related outside of the carousels you can't get rid of.

    Not sure wht device you were using or seeing screenshot of. And don't believe android tv 10 made any real changes to the UI over 9.

    You can at least arrange your carousels to put the most frequent ones you use up top. Would be nice if they always had the service you last used as the first carousel with the show you last watched first in the row.

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  10. dbpaddler

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    This screen is pure Google outside of the recommended stream carousel. Adding in the ad at the top, the play next/continue watching and the stream carousel, I have none of my carousels visible without scrolling which is annoying. Thank God they ditched the useless space with the header icon. Just so much wasted space.

    Think the only difference between the two is small UI changes from 9 to 10. But that stream carousel is the only thing not stock Google on there.

    Stark contrast from my Leeco TV that is stuck on Android 6... And god forbid I try overseas firmware and brick the TV. Hence I'll probably just throw a streamer on there. Used to have a Tivo Mini Vox on it.

    Also amazing the difference between a 55" tv and 100" projector.

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  11. Alex_7

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    MODEL NUMBERS:
    Remote: G9N9N
    Chromecast: GZRNL
     
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  12. Alex_7

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    This my video I posted on Reddit of the UI

     
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    So far I like the For You tab, it shows you rows of shows and movies that are only part of the services you pay for.
    Fubo tv looks way better on this compared to TiVo and firestick.
     
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    There are a lot of banners on that screen. It reminds me of the fire TV user interface that I dislike. are those banners configurable so I can delete the ones I would not want?

    I have the TS4K now, and really like the streamlined interface that's configurable. One of the reasons I went that direction is because the fire interface is way too cluttered. So hoping that Google TV interface that you just displayed can be scaled down to reduce clutter.
     
  15. krkaufman

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    No luck with the local Home Depot having stocked it early, but I did happen upon a crazy price for a Philips Hue BR30 Starter Set, $20 vs the usual $80. So not a completely wasted trip.

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    p.s. And found it entirely by luck. All the Hue sale items were half-way across the store from the standard location (I’ll never understand why they do this), and hidden behind a stock cage loaded with inventory ready for the shelves. I only found it because I was scanning the stock cages near the TV aisle for the Sabrina.
     
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  16. Alex_7

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    Yes, during the setup process it asks you if you want it to show google recommendations, you can select allow or disallow
     
  17. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    I can't see his link on Tapatalk. It shows broken. But if it's the Google home screen, the TS4k should be able to do the same thing outside of moving the stream carousel. Which is a bit annoying.

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    Can you see the link now?
     
  19. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Weird. This is how it shows up. Think it's a Tapatalk thing. [​IMG]

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  20. Alex_7

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    Hmm that’s weird is tapatalk an app for this forum?
     

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