TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

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  1. May 6, 2020 #41 of 371
    foghorn2

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    The Andriod Tivo app is not whitelisted for this device, its for mobile devices. I cant find the old firetv APK anymore either.
     
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  2. May 6, 2020 #42 of 371
    Adam C.

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    I still don't see the point of this device. What can this do that my Fire Stick can't? If I search for a show on my Fire Stick it will tell me where I can watch it (Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, etc.). I'm just not seeing the value in this device.
     
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  3. May 6, 2020 #43 of 371
    leiff

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    I ordered the luxe remote with this for $55 because I thought it was a good deal with free shipping but then I see it's $50 on Amazon with prime shipping so now I need to contact Tivo to cancel either just the remote or cancel this streamer also Since I already have a fire stick
     
  4. May 6, 2020 #44 of 371
    schatham

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    Prime shipping, at least in my area, is 2 weeks these days.
     
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  5. May 6, 2020 #45 of 371
    leiff

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    Called tivo to cancel the remote they said they can't cancel. Anyone know if I have to pay return shipping
     
  6. May 6, 2020 #46 of 371
    cwoody222

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    Wow, it’s basically unchanged here. They usually tell me there will be a delay and then there isn’t.
     
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  7. May 6, 2020 #47 of 371
    cybergrimes

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    Someone on Reddit posted this, mostly obvious stuff but still thought I would share

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    manhole

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    Found this posted on YouTube this morning. Mainly just goes over the hardware and briefly touches on the software. In the end he says he’s getting his on Saturday, but he had some video of the hardware and not sure where that came from.
     
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  9. May 6, 2020 #49 of 371
    schatham

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    Their blaming Covid 19. Every order I've made is a 2 week hold.
     
  10. May 6, 2020 #50 of 371
    George Cifranci

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    So lets say I get one of these and I decide not to subscribe to Sling TV? What can I watch on this? Is it worth having over my TiVo Bolt (that I only get my local OTA channels on and use it mostly for Netflix and Amazon Prime? Just trying to wrap my head around what this does that other streaming devices don't?
     
  11. May 6, 2020 #51 of 371
    schatham

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    Probably not. I think most of us ordering are doing it just to check it out.
     
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  12. May 6, 2020 #52 of 371
    schatham

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    Order success finally. I was able to get it to work after wrong address and errors.
     
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  13. May 6, 2020 #53 of 371
    cwoody222

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    Sounds like he was in on the beta. He briefly mentions it in the beginning.
     
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  14. May 6, 2020 #54 of 371
    Mikeguy

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    The "selling point" then seems to be the ease-of-use: having a streaming guide that shows in one place what's then available, and being able to do a single search to see where something's available. But if you use a limited number of apps, a lesser usefulness for you.
     
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  15. May 6, 2020 #55 of 371
    leiff

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    Perhaps I'll use this in place of my LG O led's internal apps which work pretty good but maybe not quite as fast and maybe ill prolong the life of my TV. I already have an android TV device (2018 shield) which I use for plex But it doesn't do Dolby vision so this in combination with my shield both seem like they will go well together in my setup. Cheaper than selling my shield and upgrading to shield pro.
     
  16. May 6, 2020 #56 of 371
    powrcow

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    For me, it has Chromecast capabilities and I was thinking about buying a Chromecast 4k. This is cheaper and has a physical remote.

    The only other concern about Google and Amazon devices is that sometimes the companies squabble and shut off services. Amazon kept a native Youtube app off Fire devices for a year. Maybe they do the same with Netflix in the future?

    But it's also possible TiVo messes up the software support for this too.
     
  17. May 6, 2020 #57 of 371
    zyzzx

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    I might buy one to check it out. I like the My Shows concept where shows the user plans to watch are consolidated by the device into one place, independent of the streaming service that provides each show.

    Does any other device provide such a feature? I currently use Roku devices which of course require the user to know where to find each show.
     
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  18. May 6, 2020 #58 of 371
    smark

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    Apple TV does this fairly well, but not every app chooses to support it. Netflix for example.
     
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  19. May 6, 2020 #59 of 371
    celtic pride

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    can i hook it up to the back of my av receiver for the atmos sound and dolby vision?
     
  20. May 6, 2020 #60 of 371
    Falkor

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    It appears the apps will work as expected. However, viewing/recording “basic cable” is handled by Sling. I can’t make head nor tails of what Blue vs Orange vs Extras. (Possibly a “free Blue” during prime time?)

    It does not appear that the TiVo has OTA/antenna ability.

    If you prefer local OTA, stick with the bolt (and it’s monthly fee). If you want to swap that for a la carte, basic cable mini bundles, go with Stream.

    All that said, I don’t think anyone knows what apps will be available in the future.


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