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

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  1. aprest

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    Many of us have had to pull the plug on the TiVo Stream 4K to reboot it which is a pain. I now have it plugged into a smart plug so that I can ask Alexa to "turn off the TiVo Stream" and "turn on the TiVo Stream". Woks great and now I don't have to get up and physically pull the plug which in many cases is hard to get to.
     
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  2. Rikki_Rocket

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    Alexa...”Add 4 Gig more memory to TiVo Stream”

    Alexa...”Return TiVo Stream for a full refund”

    BTW - Mine has only locked up once. I’m not doing a lot with it though. Mostly just playing Sling through TiVo Stream and Amazon Prime through Android TV.
     
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  3. aprest

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    I tried your first suggestion - it didn't work! ;););):D
     
  4. cybergrimes

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    I've got a post in here about disabling the TiVo recommedations row, no lockups/black screens on either of the two that I've been using for a week since I did that. Something about that process is crashing the home screen I guess. Never seen anyone lock a row to the screen, guess they borked something.
     
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  5. cwoody222

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    Is there a way to disable Google from loudly repeating “here’s some information about...” every time I search for a show?
     
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  6. aprest

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    That has not been my problem. My problem still has to do with CEC turning on my TV at random times. I have reduced the number of times but sometimes I need to reboot to stop it - that is for a few days and then it repeats this. TiVo needs to fix this CEC issue so that things like TiVo Stream and Roku AVR volume control works on all devices.
     
  7. cybergrimes

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    Gotcha, sorry wasn't following correctly. I don't use CEC so haven't noticed this one ;/
     
  8. cwoody222

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    What is the “Play Next” row that people are disabling even supposed to show?

    Mine just constantly shows the same two shows, both from a service that I have enabled in TiVo Stream but that I’ve never used.

    And one of the shows is a new show that I’ve never watched.

    How are they “next”?
     
  9. cwoody222

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    Guess we have the same old problem as with the DVRs. New shows don’t show up in search.

    Searching for new Hulu show “The Great”, it can find it hit there no option to add it to the Stream app.

    But I can add it to ReelGood app.

    Come on, TiVo. This is your brand new product. People are watching.
     
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  10. cybergrimes

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    That's an Android TV thing, I've always turned it off these years we've been using the platform. Often I think it shows me things I haven't finished/could be resumed. I never found it useful regardless. It's a bit weird for it to coexist with what TiVo is trying to do here.
     
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  11. aaronwt

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    I've always used that row. It shows me content that I'm in the middle of watching. So I just select it, and the appropriate app opens up, goes to the show, and the show automatically starts and continues where I left off in the middle of an episode. It has been very helpful in my use with Android TV in remembering what I am in the middle of watching. Since I am typically watching multiple shows from multiple streaming apps on any given day.
     
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  12. aaronwt

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    Unless something changes in the next couple of weeks, I have decided to return both of my Stream 4K units. TiVo support has been anything but helpful. Everytime I send them a question about always on HDR, they respond with an answer that has absolutely nothing to do with HDR. One example was them saying to set the display for best output of something to that effect. Which has nothing to do with always on HDR.

    I like the cost, size, and speed of the STream 4K units. As well as rock solid wifi, good picture etc. But I really don't want to deal with this stuff just hoping they will fix it. The past history of TiVo shows they move very slowly, if they move at all. The Stream 4K has great potential, but for me always on HDR is a deal breaker.
     
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  13. mattyro7878

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    Squeaky wheels.
     
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  14. cwoody222

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    If I leave my TV’s I out left on the Stream and turn the set off, when I turn it on, sometimes the input is just listed as AML_MBOX.

    My TV will then likely reboot and then when it comes back, the Stream is properly labeled again and working.

    Could this be related to me using a USB port to charge? I tried again and there’s no easy way I’m going to be able to plug it into an outlet.
     
  15. mrizzo80

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    There is Android-level functionally to re-order the apps.

    Shouldn’t the “Apps” row in the home screen honor this configuration? It doesn’t.
     
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  16. cybergrimes

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    What do you mean? You re-order the home screen apps row independent of the apps drawer.
     
  17. mrizzo80

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    Thanks.

    For those that don’t know, a long press on the home screen apps will allow you to move/remove (most) of them.
     
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  18. cybergrimes

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    Glad you sorted it out. Also for any of the app content rows you've setup (YouTube, Vudu, whatever) you can usually press the app icon at the beginning of the row as a shortcut. I have a row for my YouTube subscription content so I don't keep YouTube on the main app row of the home screen.
     
  19. Victor White

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    I have had 2 devices now for 2 weeks and also have Hulu live and also Prime. I have no problems with either one of the 4K Stream using these apps plus I have Disney+, Sling, Netflix and they work as good as on my Roku, Apple TV or the Firestick.
     
  20. cwoody222

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    Same. I’ve been watching Hulu and Prime and Netflix and the apps themselves work fine.

    It’s the TiVo app and/or Google search that’s wonky.
     

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