Tivo Stream 4k Remote

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by jaj2276, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Alex_7

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    I did not see your post..if someone can confirm it works with the TiVo stream then I’m sold.
     
  2. ke3ju

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    I was looking at this one, but wanted to wait and see if others are using it, and how well its working.

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  3. ke3ju

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    I just pulled the trigger in this. It'll be here tomorrow. I'll let you all know how I make out with it.
     
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  4. keithg1964

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    I have an Logitech Ultimate remote with an hub. It controls the TiVo Stream via Bluetooth (setup device an and Android Shield).
     
  5. usamac

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    I disagree, the tivo remote is one of the nicest remotes that have come with a media streaming device in some time.

    If function of it is your issue, consider using ButtonMapper to optimize it to your needs. Worked wonders for me!

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  6. usamac

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    Again, use button mapper to adjust it to your needs. GL

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  7. mdavej

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    Thanks. But button mapper can only re-purpose buttons that physically exist. If I need 10 buttons but the remote only has 5, I can remap all day long and still end up with 5 functions. In any case, I don't have a TS4K and never will unless the next version of the remote has more physical buttons, among other things.
     
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  8. foghorn2

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    exactly , even the AirTv Mini 4k has play/pause, rrw, fwd buttons, and its just the right size and weight too.

    The Tivo Mini remote is a failure.

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  9. usamac

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    Have you actually tried it? BM will allow you to assign 3 different functions in 1 button with single, double and long press. Not to mention, there are 10 # you could use as well.

    It's not just for making buttons work that already exist, I have a button for screenshots, ever seen that on a stream box remote?

    I get it could have come with a playbutton, but lemonade out of lemons and all..

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  10. Alex_7

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    Have you had any luck mapping the “Live” button? It’s not working for me
     
  11. usamac

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    No, I was not able to.. same with the Netflix button. But the guide and tivo buttons are fair game

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  12. Alex_7

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    Yeah I mapped the guide button to open reel good app with one tap, JustWatch with two taps

    TiVo button opens fuboTV with a tap, two taps opens YouTube tv loving it so far
     
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  13. mdavej

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    That's good to know. I appreciate the additional info. No, I've never tried it with this particular remote as I don't have one. But I do have several JP1 universal remotes where I can put 5 functions on a single button - short press, long press, double press, shifted and double shifted. I've also used FLIRC for remapping on other devices. It's great to have that kind of flexibility. But nothing beats a dedicated, single function button. It's a big reason I don't use Harmony remotes and one of the reasons I won't get a TS4K. Yes, I could put rew/play/ffwd on 4/5/6 if I wanted. But I don't want to spend money on a device where that's necessary when I already have other devices with the correct functionality. If they had designed the remote correctly to begin with, we wouldn't have to jump through hoops and compromise functionality.
     
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  14. foghorn2

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    Yeah , whoever designed the remote should be cancelled, I mean fired.
     
  15. babsonnexus

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    I got mine on Friday (open box, 40% off no less, came brand new). It takes A LOT to get it set up right, but once you do it is wonderful. Some tips from my experience:

    • Set up your TV and AV System first and then hide them. Make sure if you want to change how any button functions, do it first. For instance, on my Samsung TV the default action was "Power", which you would think would be fine. However, that does not turn the TV off. For that, I needed to change the action to "Power Switch" or something like that. A lot of little things to look our for on this that you'll want to make sure work right before you add other equipment.

    • For each other thing you add (IE, TiVO Bolt, TiVO Stream 4K+), you are going to have to tell it each time what you want it to do for the Power and Volume buttons. This is why getting those right at the beginning is so important because if the button does not do what you want it it to do, you are going to have to also go back and reprogram each individual thing that uses that button press.

    • This brings me to Macros. As an example, I want the Power button turn on/off both my TV and AV system. It is actually pretty simple to set these macros up and it is one of the options of a button. As a point here, if you are reprogramming what a button does, first erase what it does, then add something new. Also, on the remote, make sure you have selected the thing you want to program to. Even though in the app you may be programming the TiVO, if you have DVD player selected on the remote it will actually be changing that.

    • With TiVO DVR units, I found it was pretty spot on. However, there were a few problems. For instance, even though there is a button already programmed to "back", whatever it does is not the "back" function. I had to teach it from the original remote, which required switching from RF to IR mode. It was pretty painless, but you only realize what needs to change when you do it. The color buttons are the same as TiVO and are programmed to be those things, but they are not in the same order. I also did not like the default choices for a lot of things (I want the "Home" button to be the "TiVO" button), so it required a lot of remapping. One thing to keep in mind is that for TiVO DVR, the remote is only IR, not RF, and the IR range is on the remote is not fantastic nor as responsive. If you are like me and use OTA, getting the - to work is major pain and usually required pressing the button assigned to forward twice to make it show up, but still no guarantee. However, with the reprogramming of buttons (I made some of the color buttons do skip forward/back), you can get almost everything you have a TiVO DVR remote doing (unless you have a Slide Remote like me, but I guess I'll keep the regular TV remote around for RF and typing times when needed). I even made the "Stop" button do "Zoom", so you have to be creative!

    • With the TiVO Stream 4K+, it is not a listed device but I took the advice of someone earlier in this thread and made it an NVidia Shield. It's Android TV, so no difference. However, a lot of the predefined buttons are not recognized by the Stream 4K+. I found for many of the functions that seemed to be available, they did not actually work when programmed into the Remote directly. Instead, the best thing I found to do was to use some Android function that was not going to be used (Mute, +, =, etc...) and assign those to particular buttons on the remote. Then I used the Button Mapper app to make it do what I wanted, including some that do multiple functions. Now that I have dedicated Play/Pause/RW/FW keys away from the directional keys and I've used all of the extra keys to do functions I want, I find that I actually have more keys than I need and some are doing nothing right now. Also, I did program the channel buttons with the built-in Channel Up/Down, but it has not worked on any of the apps like LiveTV, Pluto, etc.... Since I don't have Sling, I can't try it out in the TiVO Stream app or the Sling app, and it is going to be until August when I have an HDHomeRun to try it on that app, Plex, and Channels. More work may need to be done, but for now they are useless button.

    I will say all of the above took me about 4-5 hours, and I found a couple of little things today that I was able to quickly fix. If there was a way to save these setups and just share them with the world, I would, but there isn't, so have fun! The remote doesn't feel as good as a TiVO remote, but works real well at being a lot of different remotes in one with a straight focus on the TV-room. You could program this to be the one remote for all rooms since you can tell it to use different TV/AV settings depending on what you select, but I don't see the need. It is nicely focused and the best Android TV remote I've found so far, although the lack of keyboard means you'll still want to keep one of those around as well.
     
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  16. MScottC

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    This appears to be a great informative post, except it's missing a key item. This is a thread about the TiVo 4KStream remote, however I don't think that's what you're talking about here. Could you please specify what remote you are talking about.
     
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  17. babsonnexus

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    You should probably follow the thread backwards as I was replying to someone who was recommending a specific remote to use with the Stream 4K and elsewhere.


     
  18. MScottC

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    Perhaps I should... but it would have been a lot simpler had you just simply said "I got my sofabaton on Thursday..."
     
  19. Johnwashere

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    On your tivo streak 4k remote? My volume wont work either. I have a crappy Sceptre 4k 50" tv from walmart (this is for my office setup) and the tivo stream 4k remote will power it on/off but not the volume. I checked to make sure all the CEC settings on the tv were enabled and plugged into the correct HDMI too. I tried the manual programing tips from youtube, but couldnt get it to work... Pretty annoying.
     
  20. brotherali

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