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it does, and that's exactly what i'm doing. replacing the ts4k with a chromecast google tv, and using the tivo remote with it. taking the actual ts4k out for target practice before i set it on fire and then blow it up. actually going to purchase two more remotes for other TVs w/ CCGTV devices, the remotes are on tivo's site for $20.
But the shipping is almost 11 bucks. You can get the whole thing for less than 37 at walmart, and get the 1 yr extended warranty/insurance too- just in case ;)(as Chris Rock would say) it "breaks" after 6 months .
 

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Was forced to switch to a Fire Stick 4K in place of TS4K because of this issue. For certain YTTV recordings playback would video freeze constantly making it super annoying. Not a fan of the Amazon advertising on Fire Stick but at least video freeze problem on playback goes away.
The Fire TV 4K is running Android 7.1.
 

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Mine even freezes playing recorded programs. I tried to watch my "recorded" SNL and it kept freezing after playing about 10-15 seconds.
Man this is really BS. I cant imagine its anyone but Tivo's fault, since YTTV works fine on everything else Ive tried it on.
 

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Mine even freezes playing recorded programs. I tried to watch my "recorded" SNL and it kept freezing after playing about 10-15 seconds.
Man this is really BS. I cant imagine its anyone but Tivo's fault, since YTTV works fine on everything else Ive tried it on.
But neither seems in any hurry to fix it given that it has been a known problem for 6 months. YTTV just gave me the runaround that it was not a known problem but they were "elevating it" to the engineers. I like YTTV enough that I probably just want them to send me a discount on a Chromecast streamer, but it is kind of irritating that nobody seems bothered by a problem that I am guessing thousands of users are having.
 

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I turned on the TV to find all my favorite apps had been removed from the toolbar. I actually got excited for a moment thinking maybe they had dropped an update. Foolish me. Tried to watch a recorded program and it was freezing every few seconds. Gave up and rebooted. Admittedly it worked a little better after that, but not much. I’m on the verge of ordering another shield and being done with it.
 

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Yeah, I have two TS4K streamers. They both have the same issue. The problem is ONLY using the YTTV app.

I also have Apple TV , FireTV 4k & Nvida Shield. TS4K is the ONLY one that has this problem. I have ordered a new Chromecast Ultra, soon to replace the TS4K. It's so frustrating having to launch another platform, if I want to watch a recorded show. Live videos NEVER freeze.

Big disappointment, gave them plenty of time to address this issue, with no response.
 

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I have a wired Tivo Stream 4K and since the latest update, I constantly get video freezing while the audio continues playing. I have a great connection, fast internet, and still have not been able to figure out a solution. Its almost unbearable to watch because of how often it freezes. If I back up and then fast forward, it continues to play. I've tried a factory reset, deleting YTTV and reinstalling, rebooting router and Tivo Stream 4k and nothing makes a difference. Help! Any suggestions?
I am having the same problems. I'm guessing everyone that has this issue had to use Tivo because we do not have smart TV's that have the youtube tv app? I have relatives that recently starting streaming youtube tv, they have newer smart TV's and they do not have these freeze up issues. My tv is around 7 years old. I hope I don't need a new tv!!!
 

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Sling works. But of course Tivo partners with sling so Tivo cares. Tivo does not even list you tube as support. No partnership
The seem to force you to sling
Worked for me. I switched. Had no choice. Freeze makes it not usable. Wish I could return the tivos. I also got two
 

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Fixed MY problem!

Just bought received & installed a ChromeCast Ultra!

Works Perfectly!

Took a while, but was able to get the TS4k Remote paired to it, however it had delayed response to button presses. So, I can't even use the Remote that I liked!

But NO MORE FREEZING! :):p
 

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Problem is the ChromeCast a little sluggish from my experience. I found TS4K more responsive. Ended up with expensive NVIDIA Shield which is responsive and doesn't experience the freezing issue and using Fire Stick 4K on another TV which is also pretty responsive and no freezing issues (but has annoying Amazon advertising).
 

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Problem is the ChromeCast a little sluggish from my experience. I found TS4K more responsive. Ended up with expensive NVIDIA Shield which is responsive and doesn't experience the freezing issue and using Fire Stick 4K on another TV which is also pretty responsive and no freezing issues (but has annoying Amazon advertising).
I have not used the Chromecast but am wary if it is more sluggish. I like starting a sports game 30-60 minutes behind live and fast forwarding through commercials or even between at bats in a baseball game. A sluggish device would make that annoying. The Tivo did that very well until this freezing issue surfaced.
 

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At this point, I'm just waiting till I see a decent sale on a Shield. I've got 2 Shield Pros, 2 Fire Sticks, and the TS4k in the house right now. The Shields of course are far and away the superior devices. The Fire Sticks are fine, but I hate the Amazon adverts, and the changes they made to the interface. Other than the YTTV issue, I really do love the Stream, but since YTTV is my primary (pretty much only) live TV/DVR service, it's all but unusable for that.

It looks like after 20 years as a loyal TiVo guy, as soon as a good coupon or sale on the Shield comes along, I will be a completely non-TiVo household. I'll just add the Stream to the stack of TiVos in my office waiting to sell or give away.
 

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Finally gave up and returned the two TS4K devices because we liked YouTube TV more than TiVo and Sling.

Unfortunately, Sling was not an option due to no local channels and we aren’t in an area served by Locast. I had hoped to rejoin the TiVo family because we had three TiVo devices until we moved into a rural area without cable.

TiVo, we tried. Sigh....
 

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I don’t know if it’s coincidence or it actually worked, but I just watched 6 hours of YouTubeTV without issue. First time since the last update. Changed DNS to 1.1.1.2,1.0.0.2 and cleared app cache. Now, I’m sure it will happen again once I post this, but so far so good.
 

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Nothing works, folks. No different DNS servers, no older app version...it's broken.

BUT!

Let's not forget, this IS a Chromecast. For the CC veterans out there, we're used to running everything from our phones anyway. So do that! I have been casting for the last 30 minutes with ZERO issues! I can't believe it was that simple! Just remove the YouTube TV app completely and use your smartphone or tablet to cast from there.

After spending 4 hours of my life I'll never get back bashing my head against the wall, the lightbulb went off. Now I feel like a super genius, basically...

You're welcome!
 

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Nothing works, folks. No different DNS servers, no older app version...it's broken.

BUT!

Let's not forget, this IS a Chromecast. For the CC veterans out there, we're used to running everything from our phones anyway. So do that! I have been casting for the last 30 minutes with ZERO issues! I can't believe it was that simple! Just remove the YouTube TV app completely and use your smartphone or tablet to cast from there.

After spending 4 hours of my life I'll never get back bashing my head against the wall, the lightbulb went off. Now I feel like a super genius, basically...

You're welcome!
Glad that's working for you. I'm definitely not doing that. At this point I'm just back to fire tv. It's ridiculous this issue hasn't been resolved by TiVo or google yet.
 

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Glad that's working for you. I'm definitely not doing that. At this point I'm just back to fire tv. It's ridiculous this issue hasn't been resolved by TiVo or google yet.
YouTubeTV followed up on this issue after their engineers going back and forth with me for 2 weeks. Their response on the freezing issue:

I'm following up about your freezing playback issue on your Android TV box. Our team looked into it, but still couldn't find a specific cause. We've made several improvements to YouTube TV during this time, which may have helped to resolve your issue.

I would recommend updating your app whenever a new version becomes available, as issues often get resolved in new app releases.
After going with the Verizon Stream TV 4K (Android TV 10), and running now 3+ weeks without a single YouTubeTV freezing issue, I returned my 2 Tivo Streams on the last day of my return window. I recommend that Verizon Box (the second generation version) as it is much faster than Tivo. Don't go with the first generation or you'll be subject to the same freezing issue.
 

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Starting tomorrow, I will no longer have any active TiVo products in my household for the first time in 20 years. I held out as long as I could, but since YouTube TV is my primary broadcast TV platform, it's become nearly unusable. I held out hope when it only seemed to be affecting Live TV on some channels, but the issue kept spreading until even my recorded programs were freezing anywhere from every few minutes to every few seconds.

I still think the Stream has the potential to be a solid product, especially if you use it where TiVo hopes you will, and get Sling. Interface is snappy, assuming you're not using heavier apps, having the semi-familiar TiVo guide was nice (but nearly worthless if you're not subbed to Sling), and the remote is still the best. In fact, I'm hoping I can pair the remote with the Shield when it arrives tomorrow.
 

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In fact, I'm hoping I can pair the remote with the Shield when it arrives tomorrow.
Let us know how that goes. I briefly paired TiVo remote with CGTV and it worked but was a little flaky with some response delays and not all buttons working so didn't seem like a solid option. I'm using Shield as my primary streamer now and TS4K is in a drawer. Shield remote is not the best so TS4K remote would be great to use if it works well.
 
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