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. Hamstring

    Hamstring Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Chicago, IL


    Yes, I can';t turn anything off when this is plugged into the hdmi port in my receiver. A crappy ROKU stick has everything for my streaming needs. I hoped this would replace it.
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  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    I had this problem too. Disabling CEC on the TV fixed it. But I wasn’t using CEC anyway so it was no big deal for me to disable it.
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  3. hapster85

    hapster85 Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    It's asinine that this functionality isn't there from the start. Gives me zero incentive to get one. And that's with probably needing to replace my Fire TV soon, as I'm having to reboot it more and more often.
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    I refuse to use anything related to Android.
  5. sjsaleem

    sjsaleem New Member

    Feb 15, 2013


    I also get the same issue. Did you get circle (home) button on the remote to work normal?
  6. powrcow

    powrcow Active Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    I also had the circle button go to a black screen issue. But starting things from the Tivostream app worked fine. I power cycled the unit and now everything works. BTW, I think you can hold the power button on the remote for 5 seconds to force the unit to reboot.
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  7. GBK33

    GBK33 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    I finally got mine!! Hallelujah. I called Tivo and they said they had issues with FedEx and that many of the upgraded shippings went out as the free standard shipping. They refunded my extra shipping costs. What a cluster

    I still hate Fedex ;-)
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  8. Alberto Hamade

    Alberto Hamade New Member

    May 8, 2020
    I was getting the black screen too. I can't quite remember what I did to get the home screen again, but it did appear after a while.
  9. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
  10. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    I got this email earlier today:

  11. Hamstring

    Hamstring Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah I kind of like it. I guess I’ll use the streamer on another tv.
  12. cybergrimes

    cybergrimes Legend

    Jun 14, 2015
    I just moved mine to a secondary TV that's 1080p, SDR only of course, and the forced HDR has no effect since the TV doesn't know what HDR is ;)
    Anyway, yeah looks fine connected to this TV. I'll be leaving it here for now, see what they do with it in the future.
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  13. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
  14. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    I’m still checking things out, but this is a nice device.

    It’s very similar to a Firestick, but the home screen is far less chaotic; it’s content provider agnostic and not designed to sell VOD like the Firestick is.

    I’ve also experienced some weirdness with black screens and being unable to get back to the home screen.

    The remote feels good in the hand and is much lighter than the TiVo Slide (no keyboard or backlight of course).

    It would be nice if the Stream app could run directly on top of the OS. It’s weird going to the “TiVo home screen” and waiting for the app to reload. That’s my main problem with the devices I use - not enough RAM to pin the most-used apps into memory.
  15. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    I’ve had it lockup a couple of times if I leave YoutubeTV without pausing the video. I get a playback error and nothing will load from YoutubeTV. It even locks up Philo from playing anything. OTA via HDHomeRun and Plex will still work, but nothing else. I have to reboot the stream and then it takes a while for YoutubeTV to reload and start playing again.
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Makes sense. Chromecast is awkward to use, since you have to use a phone or tablet to control it, and Apple TV is super expensive and has a terrible remote. Roku and Fire TV are both cheap and relatively easy to use.

    Although I think Roku will either go away or convert to some flavor of Android in the future. I just think that services will want to consolidate their mobile and TV apps eventually and to do that means either iOS or Android. Maybe some generic HTML5 platform could prevail as a universal for all 3, but platform specific scripting languages, that relatively few developers know, like Brightscript will likely die off.
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  17. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

    May 2, 2002
    Randomly, TiVo Stream search now does nothing. I can't find a reboot option either.
  18. CMH

    CMH Member

    May 6, 2020
    go at top of main Android screen and go to settings

    go to device preferences and scroll down - it says reset right there
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  19. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    Settings gear at top right>device preferences>about>Restart
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