Advertisements I got the android tivo app to install and work on Tivo stream 4k So my hdmi on my Tivo bolt went out again, and since that is the only output from the box, makes it kinda useless. I got tired of spending $300 every time this happens, so I figured I’d try the new tivo stream 4k assuming I could stream from my existing tivo box, since I had already been able to stream from tivo box to tivo box in the past (when I bought a new one to replace the old one with a fried hdmi port). But when I got it, tried to, failed, then called support, I was told it was not possible. I almost returned it, but then my dog ate the box, and it was only $40, so I kept it. I did not take screen shots, or record this (there was a bit of trial and error as well as dead ends) but this should be fairly complete. On to how I did it (other apps could likely be substituted): I installed downloader (most are probably familiar with it), and FX file manager (both normal app installs). It will be handy to have a mouse for some of this (and in the end for the Tivo app), I was able to plug in a wireless usb mouse into the USB C port of the tivo stream, with a USB to USBC adapter. (I was also able to use a normal wired USB mouse, but that is not as handy. I tried a couple ways to make the mouse pointer work with the stock tivo remote, but did not get that to work, but did not try very long) I went to my computer and downloaded the apk for tivo and Screen Orientation Control. I used the APK downloader chrome plugin from the google play store to get it on my pc. Screen Orientation Control https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.mm2d.android.orientationfaker&hl=en_US&gl=US Tivo https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tivophone.android&hl=en_US&gl=US I changed the file name from .apk to .zip so that I could easily put it on my site (that does not want to serve up a file named .apk). If you want you can use the same files and skip this step (up to you ) I used downloader to download these files (1bad69 is my personal site, mainly just for hosting pics ) note these are APK files NOT zip files, they must be renamed after downloading if you use these: http://1bad69.com/tivo.zip http://1bad69.com/scrorient.zip Then I used the FX file manager to find these files (mine were under system\sdcard\downloader) and change the name to .apk, then click on them install the apps. I think I had to allow some permissions to install from other locations, as well as to allow FX manager to install apps, but I don’t exactly recall. I think it was: in the google menu (small circle button) settings- device preferences – Security & restrictions – unknown sources – select FX (and probably downloader I also installed TV Apps Drawer from the google play store (normal tivo install) so that I can get to the tivo app and screen orient app easily (they don't show up in the normal apps location). Set up the orientation app to lock it into landscape (which you likely want for anything on tivo 4k anyway) From the google home screen (small circle button on tivo remote) settings - apps - special app access (all the way down) - Display over other apps - Orientation Control (allow this one) BTW there is a button in the app to get to this setting, but that button did not work. I had to find this setting in the menus to enable it for this app. Now I am able to launch the TV apps Drawer, then launch the Tivo android app (meant for the phone/tablet) then use my wireless usb mouse for the tivo app controls and connect to my hdmi fried Tivo box to watch my recorded shows.