Tivo Stream 4K in Hotel with web page login for WiFi

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  1. JeffInDFW

    JeffInDFW Member

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    Does Tivo Stream 4K have captive portal access?

    I'm in a hotel with WiFi that requires you to go to a web page to enter your room number and last name to gain WiFi access. My Tivo Stream 4K sees the Wifi, and will connect, but I obviously can't go to the web page. Is there any way I can get my Tivo Stream 4K to log in? Thanks as always!
     
  2. Alex_7

    Alex_7 Member

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    Not sure but you can try your mobile hotspot? It probably won’t be as fast tho
     
  3. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes those Sign-In pages will show up if you load a web page...try Chrome?

    -KP
     
  4. JeffInDFW

    JeffInDFW Member

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    To be honest, I didn't know you could install Chrome on the TS4K. I'll connect it to my phones hotspot, go to Google store and see if I can load Chrome on it.
     
  5. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Oh...I'm not sure either.

    Isn't there a Browser built in at all?

    A lot of those free-WiFi sign-in pages seem to be triggered on port 80, so that's why try a Browser.

    -KP
     
  6. usamac

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    You cannot get chrome from the play store on androidtv os. Google deems it unfit for tv.

    You can how ever sideload it. Incase this deters you, you should know sideloading is not illegal or going against any rules or warranties. It simply means, not getting it from the playstore.

    I have chrome, chromium, tor, firefox(which I prefer) all sideloaded.. you need a virtual mouse. Of which, you have a few different options unless you have a bluetooth mouse already. If not, check out this video here.

    If, you wanted to try a browser from the playstore that is fit for androidtv os, then you'd want to get Puffin.
     
  7. U'nique

    U'nique New Member

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    Yes, it does. I just turned on a guest network on my router. Click on the notification that appears to the left of the settings icon (top right of the home page). It'll open up the page for you to input your response.
     
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  8. Jamesc713

    Jamesc713 New Member

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    I assume a similar procedure would work as the one I used for a 2nd gen Fire box (the one with a USB port) The first thing I had to do was get the television network to recognize external input. They had this phone line system plugged into the back of the TV, so the first thing I did was unplug that, and plug my FireBox into an HDMI port. After some fiddling around, forced the television to boot from the Fire device. Once a browser was open I was able to navigate the hotel Wi-Fi, logged in and everything was fine.

    This was all about two years ago, I can’t remember if I used my iPad hotspot to get temporary Wi-Fi during this process. After the process was complete I was able to watch media normally over the Internet, and also stored locally.
     

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