TiVo Launches $50 Streaming Video Player to Take On Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by mbernste, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. rczrider

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    And YouTube. Not the stupid expensive YouTube TV service (people actually pay $65 for that???), just regular YouTube.

    Of course, that's why I sideloaded Smart YouTube TV.
     
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  2. mdavej

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    Yep. Also IMDB, Pluto, Youtube (not TV version), Spotify, YTTV on demand, and on demand from any individual provider's app (Comedy Central, History, etc.).

    I just finished binging 3 seasons of AP Bio on Peacock which had approximate 1 gazillion commercials. Same story for 4 seasons of Veronica Mars on Hulu. I'd be in the looney bin without that mute button. Granted, I'll probably never watch anything else on Peacock again. But there's still lots of stuff on Hulu and IMDB I like.

    In my bizarro world, I can't afford HBO, ATV+, Disney+, Sho, etc. Actually, I guess I could afford all those, but I just don't want to pay for a million streaming services. I'm happy with a mute button and cash in my pocket for more important things than TV.

    Anyway, I guess I'm just a tightwad and a glutton for punishment. Now if anybody out there wants to share a login and help a brother out... ;-)
     
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  3. foghorn2

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    Im sick of the amazon sticks, I want real a Andriod TV device for a good price with all its HW capabilities enabled.. So far the Air TV Stream 4K is the only one.

    The Tivo sticks screws with deinterlacing and mpeg2, thats why 2 have gone back to tivo.
     
  4. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I love YouTube TV but I watch a lot of sports.
     
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  6. rczrider

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    I guess they agree with Xiaomi that there's a market for it. I think they're stupid, but I'm not a billionaire, so what do I know.
     
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  7. NashGuy

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    I guess Amazon figures that they can't abandon the low-end. Gotta have something to compete against the Roku Express and original Chromecast, which both sell for $30. Although this new Fire TV Stick Lite will have a voice remote, which neither of those two have.

    The model this replaces sold for $40 (when it wasn't on sale for less). Although it also had volume and power buttons. Maybe this one is priced at $35?
     
  8. mrizzo80

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    ButtonMapper isn’t working as well as it used to. It used to have like a 1-in-20 failure rate. It’s now like 1-in-10. I think there was a TiVo update recently. Maybe they altered the remote sensitivity or something.
     
  9. mattyro7878

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    I can see why you have all these devices. I was shocked to see how many devices are connected to my Gateway. In your case it must be a massive amount. All those devices, your Tivos all have MAC addresses; you probably have multiple phones and tablets; I am not saying this is good or bad or needs to be changed-- just that the number of connected devices is much higher than you would think.
     
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  10. mattyro7878

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    CBS All Access has unskippable commercials on their low end plan. Seeing that I watch 2 shows on that platform I pay as little as possible.
     
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  11. mattyro7878

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    1080p done well can be very satisfying. My step up from a 1080i to a Samsung 1080p years ago was the first time in a while I was really impressed with a new tv. Usually audio with 1080p is no more than DD 5.1 so thats a drawback.
     
  12. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    Button-wise in some ways very similar to the nVidia Shield TV Pro remote, though with fewer buttons and mixing device buttons in the middle of app buttons. I watch Netflix a lot. But I hate having a Netflix button. All that ever happens is I accidentally press it carrying the remote around interrupting whatever I'm already watching, be it on Netflix or some other app. I know I can change it on the nVidia Shield, but just haven't gone and done so. Of course it'll still say "Netflix" on the button. :)

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  13. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    Also this, for all Fire models: Amazon announces redesigned Fire TV Interface

    In the context of this thread though, I wonder how many people are hacking into Fire Sticks to remove all the Amazon stuff like folks are doing with the TS4K. Seems like a slightly better deal, if you're OK with the remote. I see hacks out there for jailbreaking the system to install other apps, and others for rooting and converting them to pure Android.
     
  14. aaronwt

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    Yes. I've got over 120 devices on my home network. :oops:
    Heck, I added three more devices in the past week.
     
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  15. foghorn2

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    as you walk through his house, you brain will increase in temp 1.25 degrees farenhight.
     
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  16. Alex_7

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    I meant to originally post this here


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    Looks Like Google's new Google TV interface will look very similar to Amazon's new interface.

    A redditor managed to snag one early from walmart, it looks very sleek and snappy.

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    it runs Android TV version 10

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    ^video of the UI

    I will for sure be purchasing one
     
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  17. foghorn2

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    If this (sabrina)will play mpeg2 as good as the the air tv mini 4k with kodi via hardware, I'm getting several.
     
  18. Alex_7

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    My local walmart shows it in stock, I'm going to try to pick one up I might get turned down but its worth a shot.
     

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