TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

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  1. May 7, 2020 #101 of 371
    dmk1974

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    Interesting. Think you can then also sign into HBO Max with your Amazon acct when max goes live?
     
  2. May 7, 2020 #102 of 371
    Mikeguy

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    And so, do you like it, what's right with it, what needs working on, would you get it again, where's the full multi-page review?!? :D

    Have fun with your new toy, and we look forward to your impressions if and when you have the time. Congratulations: you may be Consumer #1 here!
     
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  3. May 7, 2020 #103 of 371
    chuvak

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    Amazon has not been announced as an HBO Max partner yet.
     
  4. May 7, 2020 #104 of 371
    spherular

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    Wondering if anyone can isolate the TiVo Stream apk and get it up and running on other Android TV hardware.....I imagine TiVo will lock it down, but worth a try.
     
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  5. May 7, 2020 #105 of 371
    Quaro

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    I understand this thing can't work as a full Tivo Mini, but am I to understand it also can't even stream from my Tivo Bolt the same way any smartphone can right now, even from outside my house? I mean I guess I can broadcast the screen from my phone running the Tivo app but that is the single feature that would really differentiate this thing. I can do this on a 5 year old Android phone I leave hooked up to my TV with an HDMI cable, but not this Android based device?

    I have Netflix on my toaster at this point, I don't need another device for that. I guess the upside is that this is purely a software limitation. They can add that feature any time they prioritize it. The remote is adorable. With the right software updates this thing could be really nice. I hope they get there.
     
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  6. May 7, 2020 #106 of 371
    osu1991

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    Mine has been on the FedEx truck since 6:30 this morning. I usually get deliveries between 1:30 and 3:30, so I'm expecting it anytime, which means its probably the last delivery of the day and I'll see it around 7pm :D
     
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    Mikeguy

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    What a fun pandemic evening! :)
     
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    markp99

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    I'm looking forward to actual user impressions and videos. I am a long time AndroidTV (Nvidia Shield) user; it's my primary TV/streaming interface these days; I am guessing there will be too much overlap to make this compelling for me. Though, I've not seen much yet.
     
  9. May 7, 2020 #109 of 371
    kiadontknow

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    Tivo currently doesn't have an Android TV app, but since Android and Android TV are basically the same thing you can always sideload the android app in.

    Yes, Tivo should easily be able to port their android app to android TV. Tivo Stream 4k is powerful enough and should easily be able to replace their Tivo Mini. Tivo hasn't done that, though. :-(
     
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  10. May 7, 2020 #110 of 371
    GSJ

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    Thanks! Sadly, I'm working today, so I haven't had much chance to play with it since lunch, but hopefully I'll get some time in on it later today.

    It did *finally* finish updating firmware. I've poked around a bit. Seems pretty snappy. There is a list of streaming service apps that are integrated into the TiVo interface: Sling, Netflix, HBO Now, Prime Membership, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, Google Play Movies & TV.
     
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  11. May 7, 2020 #111 of 371
    osu1991

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    Mine came a little while ago. I haven’t started setup yet, but here is everything in the box along with a 4K Fire Stick Remote for comparison
     

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  12. May 7, 2020 #112 of 371
    osu1991

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    Leave it to tivo to screw this up. Getting an activation error when trying to activate and enter the stupid captcha.

    Now have to deal with calling tivo.
     
  13. May 7, 2020 #113 of 371
    shwru980r

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    I tried side-loading the Tivo Andriod app to a Mi Android box, but I could never successfully log in so I couldn't use it.
     
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  14. May 7, 2020 #114 of 371
    shwru980r

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    No adhesive velcro strips to attach it to the back of the TV?
     
  15. May 7, 2020 #115 of 371
    osu1991

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    Nope
     
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    osu1991

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    Of course TiVo support currently has limited access. Surely I’m not the first to try and set this up today.

    I just had a thought and they’re trying to check. The stupid device limit may be in play. I do have 5 dvr’s, 5 minis and a TiVo stream on my account..
     
  17. May 7, 2020 #117 of 371
    shwru980r

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    Open a new Tivo account and transfer a device or two over. You can do it by chatting with the Tivo customer service representative. Or you could put the new device on a new account, since it doesn't have any connectivity with the legacy devices.
     
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  18. May 7, 2020 #118 of 371
    osu1991

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    Yep, device limit. It showed 18 devices on my account because of all the failed Bolts I’ve had to return this past year.

    Created a new account just for the stream and it activated.
     
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  19. May 7, 2020 #119 of 371
    schatham

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    Keep those pictures coming. Lets see some screen shots.
     
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  20. May 7, 2020 #120 of 371
    mdavej

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    Would you or @osu1991 mind checking the Play store for a couple of apps:
    - Youtube TV
    - Google Live Channels
    - Channels
    - Philo
    - AT&T TV
    - HBO GO

    Thanks
     
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