TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by cwoody222, May 6, 2020.

  1. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Right, but for those not using the Apple ecosystem and looking for a cheaper way for doing it and in the "TiVo" way.
     
  2. trip1eX

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

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    well the question I answered was what new does the STream 4k bring to streaming. :)
     
  3. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

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    That is how it behaves on the TiVo. I will look again, hopefully I just overlooked it on the stream.
     
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  4. blacknoi

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    I wanted to drop that the performance of the device for me is very fast. Usable and doesn't feel slow.

    I also note that you can't use the tivo (Android TV really) search unless you have web history enabled on your google account. I'm sure most people have that stuff turned on, but for me personally, I do not. So I ended up making an entirely different gmail address just to sign into Google on this device, so it would fully work (including Google Assistant).

    I partially anticipated the Google Assistant not working with my primary google account (where I have history disabled purposfully), but it was suprising that the Tivo Stream app itself suffered from the same Google Dependency. That was unexpected, but also something I worked around (having the same history trying to use the google assistant) on AT&T TV's Osprey box by also using a separate gmail account to sign in for google assistant.
     
  5. Rikki_Rocket

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    Yes, its fast for me too. I have a fast WiFi connection though. Also the picture and audio quality are excellent - better than other streaming devices. Lots of problems still being reported, but lets not lose sight of these important positive points.
     
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  6. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Can you explain what you can't do without history enabled? I thought mine was disabled as well but didn't notice anything on the TiVo Stream. Is Google Assistant the voice assistant? I couldn't find it anywhere.

    Maybe I'm not disabled in Google like I thought.

    I don't use Google services much and try to stay logged out when possible.
     
  7. blacknoi

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    Appreciate the added feedback. I direct my comments to compare to AT&T Tv's Osprey box and that box in comparison is uber slow with anything *not* on the native AT&T app / ecosystem (aka all streaming apps feel sub optimal from a responsiveness perspective and are also not nearly as stable as the same app on a different piece of streaming hardware).
     
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  8. blacknoi

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    Google Assistant doesn't work at all ..won't even tell me the weather ..(it constantly brings you to settings, where it asks you to enable web history and 2 other options, I'll have to check and tell you later what they were) and Tivo stream search doesn't work (same nag to enable history and other privacy related options).

    EDIT: Dang it, I can't get it to reprompt me now with the screen saying I had to enable web history and some other options, but the search is still working. Will still try to force prompt it somehow...
     
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  9. dadrepus

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    fedex delivery went from Sat to Sun to Mon. Now it says not determined. Wow, I wonder if they lost it? Cannot gt direct conversation with Fedex all I get is automated. So irritating not knowing.
     
  10. Skankboy

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    FYI, if you decide you want to return this purchase, TiVo email support will reply back that you need to call their 800 number.
     
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  11. omelet1978

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    Question, if you buy 2 Tivo Stream 4Ks will your saved shows, season passes, or whatever the latest term for that is be saved on both devices or are they independent.

    It would be nice to have everything sync. I’m debating on getting 1 or 2. I mostly would use it in the living room.
     
  12. stuart628

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    sadly they are independent...I hope a future update would be made where you can sync homescreens, my shows everything!
     
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  13. blacknoi

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    Oh c'mon! Thats not right, you'd expect them to tie it back to your Tivo.com account (we have activate it, do we not?) to sync across devices.
     
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  14. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Since they don't have user profiles, I actually would like them to be independent if I had more than 1.
     
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  15. schatham

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    Your kidding! I guess I won't buy another one.
     
  16. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

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    I had asked this early on, and someone said it was synched based on your TiVo account. If you use multiple devices on different TVs do you really have to setup My List separately? That really makes no sense in the concept of watching streaming services anywhere.
     
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  17. omelet1978

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    Anyone tried to connect AirPods to the Tivo Stream? I looked at the website and it says Bluetooth 4.2 is on it.
     
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  18. smark

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    Noticed it messed up my ARC connection with my Sonos beam.
     
  19. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

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    Well, two day and two reboots. Last night the search stopped responding. Tonight the home button produced only a black screen.

    The good news is that I loaded Reelgood UI and mapped it to a double tap on the tivo button. Much wider source/app support than Tivo stream.
     
  20. stuart628

    stuart628 Active Member

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    it had me setup shows for every streamer, would be nice for a sync
     
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