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

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  1. stuart628

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    Actually use voice and say settings...in settings go to apps...then show system apps..the android tv home click on android tv home and hit force stop...hit the circle button to go back home and it fires up...annoying yes but a workaround until they get it fixed which should be soon


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  2. cybergrimes

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  3. babsonnexus

    babsonnexus Active Member

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    All,

    In case you have not seen it, I have been tracking all the issues you've mentioned and then some on this thread:

    TiVo Stream 4K: Path to Perfection



    Please feel free to note any of these and new issues you experience on that thread so I can make sure I'm capturing them all. There are a lot of threads going on now, so I'm sure I'm missing things!
     
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  4. stuart628

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    I need to walk back what I said, maybe it was just a first day thing, but my stream 4ks are now syncing the my shows section!!!
     
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  5. GBK33

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    This is impressive, well done!
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Doesn't the full size DVR remotes cost as much or more than the TiVo stream 4K.
     
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  7. cybergrimes

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    Sold for, sure, probably not much more cost to TiVo than this one. Tons of buttons, smaller plastic shell. I laid it next to a Roku remote and its like exactly the same length which I think was on purpose.
     
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Religious reasons.

    And because I'm locked into the  ecosystem (which is FAR superior to Android)

    Honestly the TiVo Stream is a piece of crap. Been using it for three weeks now, and it's junk compared to  TV
     
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  9. shwru980r

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    OK, sorry, I didn't mean to question your beliefs in any way. I'm not impressed with the stream either based on what I've read.
     
  10. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

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    This behavior is common on the Raspberry pi with an insufficient power supply.

    It may use a usb-c connector, but it's a 3A+ AC adapter.
     
  11. leiff

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    Think I'm good or return my stream 4K and by either a fire stick or roku. I would probably keep this if it could control the volume of my soundbar. I know fire stick would control my sound bar.The reason I'm considering a roku is because its the only Box I know that supports the xfinity stream app. Anyone know if fire stick is easy to hack to support xfi stream app? Or can someone recommend me a roku that would also control my sound bar that's not expensive? 1080p is fine, thx!
     
  12. philco782

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    Just received my TS4K. Have not had a chance to install it yet, busy with work etc... But the thing that strikes me is the likeness to the Edge, the design of the case is basically the same.

    Is it true that I can't stream from my Tivo Edge to the TS4k? If so, this reminds me a little about how Apple removed USB-A ports from their Macbook, then they are happy to sell you an iPhone with only a USB-A cable...
     
  13. rpenrod1

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    The more I play with the Tivo Stream 4K convinces me that I should pay the money and buy the Nvidia Shield Pro. Others have experience with the Shield?
     
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  14. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, as has been discussed a million times, the Stream does not connect to your DVR in any way.
     
  15. aaronwt

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    I have several of the Shield TVs. They are easily better than the STream 4K. But they also cost three to four times as much. And have more processing power so they can be used to play games. But like every streamer they don't do everything. And you are still limited to what apps are available. Like no Apple+ on Google. And no HDR from Youtube.

    The majority of use for my SHield TV boxes is playing my local UHD BD HDR rips with their lossless Atmos and DTS:X audio.
     
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  16. moyekj

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    I finally caved and bought a Fire Stick 4K from Amazon. For $50 which is same price as discounted TiVo Stream4K it will be interesting to compare the two. I think I'm going to like the Amazon stick better out of the box seeing as it supposedly has support for 10 sec skip back/forwards for Prime Video viewing which AndroidTV seems to be lacking.

    I needed another streaming box for a 2nd TV but the TiVo Stream4K has not made a great impression on me yet to want to buy a 2nd.
     
  17. aaronwt

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    Wait until Amazon day to pick up the FireTV 4K Stick for $25 or $30.
     
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  18. foghorn2

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    I like the Andriod Tv interface better than the Firestick, hopefully the new google Stick will be plain jane.
     
  19. osu1991

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    My 4k Fire Sticks are still my favorites.

    The stream 4k isn't too bad now that it's been cleaned of the Tivo stuff. Like every device, it still has its quirks that annoy me. I have a 2nd one in the box I may go ahead and set up and leave stock to see if Tivo improves it or not.
     
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  20. Bierboy

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    I was joking about the first reason...don't worry about it :)
     
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