Steam 4K: Needs a few features updated/added

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by M W, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. M W

    M W New Member

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    Installed the Stram 4K yesterday and it seems to be working with no major issues. There are few annoying things that hopefully can be addressed soon.

    1. Ability to manually add sound devices that aren’t automatically recognized. The work around posted on the forums here did not work me me.

    2. The TiVo guide needs the ability to hide/show only channels you are interested in. The Sling guide allows it but not the integrated guide

    3. Ability to add support for USB-C Ethernet adapters.

    But overall the device works quite well with good picture quality. The ability to use Android TV apps is a great feature.

    UPDATE: I will be returning the Stream 4K. If you don’t use Sling the Stream app is quite useless. Also have buffering issues with a lot of the android tv apps. I think this device is limited by the processor. I switched to a different streaming device and the same android apps work flawlessly. The modified Android TV OS is frustrating as well.
     
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  2. usamac

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    Check my setup

    Very much disagree. Very powerful, inexpensive device. I use none of the things you suggested in your update.
     
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  3. Alex_7

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    That looks very nice, what launcher are you using?
     
  4. usamac

    usamac Member

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    Hey thanks! It's the Tivo version of Wolf Launcher
     
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  5. jaselzer

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    Doesn’t it bother you having the “e” on the Chrome app on a second line? It would keep me awake at night just thinking about it:)


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  6. usamac

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    Nope, I sleep like a babe each night knowing everything I use is clean and sleek. Might actually bug me if I ever used it, but I think maybe twice since installing it I've brought it up. Probably, should just uninstall it.. Firefox is my go-to browser, pretty much everywhere. Trackers are misgated to a max, and addons like Ublock Origin still work.. just need a mouse cursor
     
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  7. Alex_7

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    Steps or video tutorial on how to set it up?
     
  8. vurbano

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    Nice. I use Tivimate too.
     
  9. usamac

    usamac Member

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  10. rczrider

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    It's definitely not the processor and despite the fact that folks like to complain about dongles having only 2GB of RAM, both are plenty for 99% of the people who use streaming dongles. The Mi Stick 4K will have the same SoC (Amlogic S905Y2) and Google Sabrina (aka Chromecast Ultra 2) is expected to have the Ethernet-capable variant (S905X2). There are definitely faster devices (such as the Nvidia Shield), but those aren't really dongles/sticks.

    Now, your observation about Android TV is valid. It's running fairly stock, but for whatever reason, they made the decision to take away user options that, in my opinion, have really crippled the device.
     
  11. usamac

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    Can you elaborate what options you're both referring to? I've moved to a sideloaded launcher and disabled and/or uninstalled a ton of the stock ts4k bloatware.. are you referring to in comparison to android os or androidtv os on the shield for example?

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  12. rczrider

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    It's not stuff you can remove; rather, they've actively hidden settings inherent to Android. Some you can get to (see the sticky) and some you can't. For example, folks are having a ton of issues with SDR/HDR/DV and it boils down to TiVo making decisions for the user. It's just stuff like that. The OS is weirdly locked down to the point that they actively made it worse.

    The best thing that could happen to this device is custom firmware / ROM that uses stock Android TV. There is no value that TiVo brings to this device.
     
  13. usamac

    usamac Member

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    Ok, I wanted to make sure you both meant the androidtv os specifically.. anyhow, i know you were working to tackle a custom firmware for it.. any luck or progress? Need a tester?

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  14. rczrider

    rczrider Member

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    I wasn't...that was DIMIRON and ptcfast2 (though not together, on separate paths) in this thread.
     
  15. usamac

    usamac Member

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    Yup, my bad.. ptcfast2 was who I was thinking of.. anyhow, thanks

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