Things 4k Stream Can and cannot do?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by WPO, May 8, 2020.

  1. May 8, 2020 #1 of 55
    WPO

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    An app to play recorded shows from Bolt edge etc?

    Xfinity Stream app to watch Comcast without extra box?

    Does remote work with other Tivo devices?

    Do all loaded apps integrate for finding shows?

    does the device support Dolby surround sound?
     
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    pfiagra

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    8. Can I watch content from an app provider directly from TiVo Stream app?

    Yes, you can search for and launch content from supported app providers directly from TiVo Stream app. Supported app providers are Sling, Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tubi, Google Play and Disney+ (coming soon).
     
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    mazman

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    I too am interested if the device works with Xfinity Stream and can catalog the list of on demand titles which the TiVo box no longer does.
     
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    leiff

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    If this has a capable plex client the can handle my 4k movies better than my shield cheapo cylinder version which stutters, I'll be sending shield back to Amazon. It's nice though shield has a micro SD card slot which I play my 4k movies from using VLC media player For movies that stutter for plex
     
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    Rkkeller

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    If your talking about the Nvidia ShieldTV, this AirTV low end dongle is not going to run anything better. All this has is a TiVo Stream app not available elsewhere. Chances are if someone over at XDA figures out how to get the apk, it should run on any AndroidTV device.
     
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    mattyro7878

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    Xfinity Stream is in the Google Play store so Im guessing thats a big 10-4 breaker breaker. My Samsung tv does Xfinity stream well but I think it is only PCM audio. Hopefully this will be an improvement. And...maybe the channel numbers will be integrated?? Roku and Samsung entail A LOT OF SCROLLING to find channels.
     
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    Pokemon_Dad

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    Not at this time. The CEO said maybe they'll add that later, but he didn't sound very committed.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    ^ + exponential.
     
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    Pokemon_Dad

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    I know, right? Because we're a "distraction".
     
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  10. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    But we're also noisy. :D
     
  11. Pokemon_Dad

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    I can easily imagine the new executive team rolling their eyes at the very mention of TCF, and telling TiVo_Ted to ignore us. I bet he's glad to be out of there.
     
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    I'd like to believe it was his choice to exit, but the fact he is now jobless points to a different scenario.
     
  13. Pokemon_Dad

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    In the end I bet there's also a sense of relief. Like a great weight off his shoulders. Good luck, Ted.
     
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    The Xfinity Stream Beta app itself is limited to only PCM 2.0 audio. That is a restriction of the app and is unrelated to the streaming device, whether X1 or third party.

    Comcast has been officially non-committal regarding whether or when an audio upgrade will be implemented.
     
  15. Pokemon_Dad

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    Like most cable providers, they rely on TV Everywhere (TVE) for the back end of their streaming service. TVE audio is PCM 2.0.
     
  16. smark

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    Stream apparently can’t use the AirTV2.
     
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    This is the single biggist fatal flaw for the device. SLing woefully lacks locals so badly that they push using Airtv2 for OTA. Tivo is building around sling and the device that sells itself as integrating everything on one screen doesnt support that single must have feature!
     
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    You can get Showtime and Starz through Sling TV, so they will show up also if you buy them from Sling.
     
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    I agree. The top ten rated shows are all on Network TV.
     
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    Sling start at $30 a month, to get locals you will pay $50 or more for YTTV, HULU-Live with locals. The attraction of Sling is the price for people with an antenna.
     
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