Things 4k Stream Can and cannot do?

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

  1. srazook

    srazook Member

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    I agree 100%, it's a shame TiVo decided to partner with Sling No Locals and very small Cloud DVR storage. Hopefully, TiVo will be able to eventually integrate other Live TV providers like YouTube TV into the UI. In the interim I'd be happy if you could set the "Live" button on the remote to open whichever Live TV Streaming Service the user sets as default.
     
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  2. BillyClyde

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    Someone mentioned a button re-mapper app, so I wonder if it can be used to do this?
     
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  3. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Xfinity has a week of all 4 night movie channels for free. It would be nice to use my new tivo Stream4k to watch it. They are calling it Watchathon. Back to the old reliable Samsung tv!!
     
  4. SugarBowl

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    Good:
    - HDHomerun app with a cablecard HDHomeRun device will play copy protected channels (Spectrum)
    - Shows Nest cameras (my rokus can't do this). And it has a view to show 'All Cameras', which shows 4 cameras on the screen at once.

    Bad:
    - very few SlingTv channels support pausing live TV and rewinding.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Sling doesn't work like Philo? Where you can always have a program start at the beginning when you select it in the guide. And then you can FF/Rew any part of the show that has always been aired.
     
  6. cybergrimes

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    I plan on checking that out when mine gets here. I did have Button Mapper installed on my Shield at one point, to remap the Netflix button, but I had to remove it. It caused some issue, I just can't remember what...

    Here's the app for anyone looking:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton
     
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  7. gkottner

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    I've noticed the same thing with the black squares and Philo. I've found that hitting the back button and then re-clicking fast forward that they have always shown up the second time. But I agree .. very irritating. I do find my self using Google Assistant and just say "Fast forward 2 1/2 minutes" gets me pretty close to where I want to be.
     
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  8. leiff

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    So you don't use button map or on your shield anymore? I was planning on using button mapping my new shield Netflix button. Please let me know if you remember what problems it was causing.
     
  9. rrrccc01

    rrrccc01 New Member

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    I'm about to ship mine back for a refund, no app to go to my TiVo Roamio Pro DVR content? WTF?

    There is a TiVo Android App, not very good-time to clean that up guys, and the New Stream 4k is not supported with no commitment by TiVo to add the support? I want to make sure I understand this, TiVo decides to get into the Android TV streaming space and chooses not to support their legacy devices? Did somebody in TiVo management over do there stupid pills?

    Listen: TiVo DVR, TiVo App, New Tivo Stream 4k not supported? Has TiVo management gone wonky/wonkier?

    Is TiVo trying to put me in the former customer express lane? I think I can still get a few bucks for my Roamio Pro + lifetime on eBay

    Hope we get some positive news on this fast.
     
  10. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your disappointment, but with the greatest of respect, the lack of TiVo DVR compatibility was not a hidden matter, and has been known about since TiVo announced its streamer back in January. But I also can understand one not knowing of this limitation if one doesn't keep up with TiVo news, and just assumed.
     
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  11. MScottC

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    Agree with both sentiments...but it really amazes me that they can't make it work or they choose not to make it work. Either incompetent or greedy.
     
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  12. bmgoodman

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    Does this device handle locally stored pictures, music, and movies? If yes, via DLNA, Plex, SMB 3, or something else?

    I just bought a Plex Ultra, days before I saw this came out. It touted direct Synology support, but it doesn't seem well done to me. Too many of my file formats are not supported. My never-finished WDTV supported virtually everything I threw at it, but it so often had trouble accessing the NAS (weird authentication behavior) that I gave up.

    I'm looking for a true upgrade to WDTV. I thought it might be easy by now.
     
  13. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    The current corporate ownership and executive team consider the existing customer base to be a "distraction" from their focus on this new pure-play streaming product. The CEO has made one brief non committal mention of maybe someday supporting their existing retail and cable company customers on this device. But maybe not.

    I say just send your Stream 4K back. This latest corporate attitude, combined with the new preroll advertising, horrible guide performance and other disrespect, has me transitioning my family from TiVo to Channels DVR while our Roamio Pro and Minis live out their last years.

    As for streaming, we long ago added Fire TV devices here, so that ship has sailed. This buggy half-baked product is a dollar short and a day late.
     
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  14. md wass

    md wass New Member

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    channels DVR FTW!!
     
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  15. Chris Fox

    Chris Fox New Member

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    I agree with everything that you wrote, but my approach is different. I still really like my Tivo Roamio (TE3), 2 Minis, and the One Pass it provides. I only use Netflix and Amazon, so the streaming part has been good for me over the last two years. So I plan to stick with it until:

    1. My rates go up too much for my Comcast triple-play services (contract expires soon)
    2. Someone provides good integration with Youtube TV and streaming services on Roku/AppleTV/FireTV/AndroidTV/TS4k. I really hope ReelGood is working on DVR support, as they really seem to have a good plan for streaming services.
     
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