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Google TV Discussion  - 
 
If you see posts or replies to posts that are pure spam in nature please help by flagging them and we can get the garbage taken out a lot quicker. Thanks. 
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Jean Bernard Breu (jeanjean)'s profile photoamelia garcia's profile photoadriano silvestri's profile photoKim Keeling's profile photo
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Don't forget folks to check your router's date and time to make sure it is correctly set as this has been known to cause problems with apps in the past since many of the Google TV's get the routers time and date automatically by default.  I remember someone having problems we could not figure out in the past and it was due to them not having the correct date and time set for their google tv.
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Behrad Sadoughian

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
As Sony and Google have stopped the support for Google TV NSZ-GS7/8, I think we better start a petition like the following again:

https://www.change.org/p/sony-please-update-sony-internet-player-nsz-gs7-8-or-unlock-bootloader-and-release-source-code
Lots of people have these devices, with the premise that the entertainment will be unificated, however, this is not so. It was sold with many key features, which are not mentioned could not be used outside from the United States . I live at Mexico, and it's really frustrating to have bought it without even beyond to use functions that exist everywhere; Netflix (which has not been updated for many months ), with only a few providers of pay TV and ...
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Travi same here for Vizio,they make 2 great boxes..but never stuck around for the "long term" I was hoping they'd at least dip their toe in the waters of XBMC (now Kodi)
and make use of that extra "core" they never used..

Now I'm on an chinese amlogic box..it runs circles around GTV,sad to say but true!
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Matt Lane
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Games  - 
 
Showing as compatible with Version 4 Google TV devices
** 50% off Ember’s Journey for its release today**Ember’s Journey takes...
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Chris confirmed that there is no controller support. 
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If your Google TV (Sony NSZGS7) cannot update from Google Play store and returns a download error, try this:
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I knocked my head for two to solve this problem and finally +Bob Ketcham post helped me.  

I am just repeating what he said for new users:

1) Make sure the account you logged in to google tv has a google plus account.
2) First go to settings and clear the password for the account ( This will generate a notification .. for now ignore this).
3) Then delete the account.
4) Now come back to home and go to notifications and enter the password for the account.
5) Go to settings again and the same account.

Thats it .. it started working for me.

https://plus.google.com/+TimKaynerTrock79/posts/1L9n3dWt4CF
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bob z

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
Cortana app from microsoft. Says compatible with android 4.0 and up. Has any one tried it yet. Any benefits to try it?
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.microsoft.cortana
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They've already met the download quota. Too late for beta... 
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abel Omar

Useful Apps  - 
 
Hi folks i recently sold my revue and i need an app just like primetime but at the same time controls my receiver. Does anyone know such an app? #samsung
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+eric d  no worries I will hang on to 4.0.3 as well. I do not have a device with IR. Wish I did, this looks pretty cool. 
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bob z

LG TV  - 
 
Can we root the Lg Google tv.Since the project is all dead too.
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I have the Keedox bluetooth box,it does everything google tv wishes it could..its got Amlogic quad core chipsets.

I only wish Vizio thought further outside the box,to go into android tv..then we might have see a formidable tech opponent for others to match.

but they bailed out and went to other things

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Bob Ketcham

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
From: Amazon.com <no-reply@amazon.com>
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Subject: Important Changes to the Amazon Video App on Your Google TV Device

Hello,

We're writing to let you know that the Amazon Video app will no longer be available on the Google TV platform after September 14, 2015, which includes streaming devices from Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense, ASUS, Netgear, and Hausbell.

This means you won't be able to stream movies and TV shows directly from the Amazon Video app on your Google TV platform device. As we continually seek to improve our service, this occasionally means we can no longer support certain devices or features.

You can continue to stream Amazon Video on hundreds of other devices, including newer Smart TV and Blu-ray models, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, game consoles, Android and iOS phones and tablets, and your computer's web browser.

You can learn more about compatible devices and register a new device at:

https://www.amazon.com/instantvideo/devices

Sincerely,

Customer Service
Amazon.com
HD playback is not available on all devices. For example, some Roku and TiVo devices don't support HD content. The Kindle Fire HD is HD compatible, along with Windows computers that meet the content protection (HDCP) requirements. Please check your device owner's manual for more information ...
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+Bob Ketcham​ yes it is somewhat but I have it setup so that one click is regular home and for regular home and double click brings up fire starter. 
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bob z

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
We're writing to let you know that the Amazon Video app will no longer be available on the Google TV platform after September 14, 2015, which includes streaming devices from Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense, ASUS, Netgear, and Hausbell.

This means you won't be able to stream movies and TV shows directly from the Amazon Video app on your Google TV platform device. As we continually seek to improve our service, this occasionally means we can no longer support certain devices or features
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Steve Hart's profile photoDick Watson's profile photoChris Werdebaugh's profile photo
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I have an NSZ-G8. This has been a pattern of disappointment.

I bought a new 65" TV recently. Several Sony Android TV models were in the choice space. I chose a Panasonic with Firefox OS.

Experience with Sony/Google TV on the NSZ-GS8 were a large contributor to my choice.

(I'm not anti-Android. My mobile is a Nexus 5 that replaced a Galaxy Nexus that replaced a Nexus 1. I also have an Xperia Tablet Z. And a whole bunch of other Sony products.)
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Matt Lane
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Useful Apps  - 
 
This should work on Version 4 devices. Man i really need to hook my Hisense back up so I can check.
This is an unofficial YouTube app designed to browse your subscriptions. If...
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+Nick Felker I will try with my Nexus 7 too and let you know. . 
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I will never buy another Sony product nor will I buy any Google/android product again.  I bought the Sony Google TV thinking that it would be supported since they are a major manufacturer.  Here we are on the verge of yet another android release but my smart tv has nothing since the day I bought it.  I guess I got duped and am the dumb one.
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+Matt Lane An update would be ideal, not sure I'd jump into another google test bed again though.
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what bugs me is that they won't let us unlock the device.  sony  abandons the device, but you can't use ut the way you wan't
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Matt Lane
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Games  - 
 
Shows as compatible with Google TV version 4. 
**LAUNCH SALE 50% OFF** - Whispering Willows is on sale for 50% off ($4.99)...
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I have an LG GA6400 GTV. 2 years old, have basically stopped using all the smart tv options and just use Roky. Does anyone know if there is some way to have the TV turn on to HDMI by default? Tired of dealing with the Home screen every time I turn the TV on... 
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Thanks +eric d 
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Ryan Fenl

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
Has anyone been able to connect a MXIII Android TV box to the remote that came with the Sony GoogleTV NSX40GT1? That would be super helpful!! I've tried to communicate using the HDMI connect and I think the IR blasters are just for audio components?
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does anyone knows how to update or reset chorme on sony google tv 40GT1
suddenly stop working, nethier netflix or youtube will work.
help me please
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You will not be able to update these apps as Google has dropped support for Google TV. There may be other browsers that work but you may run into the same problems you are facing on Chrome. See if the Dolphin browser is still available in the Play store on your TV.
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Atla Seitshiro

Hisense Vision  - 
 
Does anyone now when or if Google is working on updates for the Hisense k680 tv. Also google chrome browser that comes preloaded will not update, it says it is not compatible with my version of android 4.2.2 Jellybean. I have been unable to find any information about the updates that are required to get the Smart Tv to be compatible with the apps on google play as well as Netflix.

I have spoken to Hisense Australia and they have told me that they are waiting for google to release updates, they don't even know if google is developing firmware/software updates.

At this point in time i have been unable to contact google about this or find any information on the matter.

There are a lot of forms and posts about these issues, some are over a year old and it seems that google and Hisense have not done anything to fix the issues, and they have released no information on firmware/software updates. 

Hisense Australia and USA have not released any information on it ether. 

I have 7 days to return the TV and exchange it for ether another Hisense or Any brand. 
if Google is working on upgrading the Firmware, and fixing the smart tv's compatibility i will keep the TV 
and if so whats the release date where can i find they information.
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It's really sad cause Hisense had a great market share in Australia. 
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Denys Dmytriyenko (denix)

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
 
Email from Amazon:

Hello,

We're writing to let you know that the Amazon Video app will no longer be available on the Google TV platform after September 14, 2015, which includes streaming devices from Sony, LG, Vizio, Hisense, ASUS, Netgear, and Hausbell.

This means you won't be able to stream movies and TV shows directly from the Amazon Video app on your Google TV platform device. As we continually seek to improve our service, this occasionally means we can no longer support certain devices or features.

You can continue to stream Amazon Video on hundreds of other devices, including newer Smart TV and Blu-ray models, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, game consoles, Android and iOS phones and tablets, and your computer's web browser.

You can learn more about compatible devices and register a new device at:

https://www.amazon.com/instantvideo/devices

Sincerely,

Customer Service
Amazon.com

Please note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.
HD playback is not available on all devices. For example, some Roku and TiVo devices don't support HD content. The Kindle Fire HD is HD compatible, along with Windows computers that meet the content protection (HDCP) requirements. Please check your device owner's manual for more information ...
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I was upset when I first read the e-mail but then I got to thinking about when the last time I even opened app. Turns out, since I got the FTV stick when it first hit, I might have opened the app all of 1 or 2 times. Compared to the FTV Amazon UI the LG's Amazon app UI is pure junk.

Lately Amazon's Prime selection has really declined IMO (there just isn't much there I care to watch). They were on the right track with their Pilot program but it seems to have fizzled out. The prices and availability of Prime qualified merchandise has really gone down (or up in the case of pricing) recently and the Prime music section doesn't really do much for me. If Amazon doesn't step up their streaming service... and quickly, it won't be too much of a loss to drop the service all-together. There's just too much competetion in streaming services for Amazon to be coasting like they seem to be right now
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Unlock/Rooting Google TV NSZ-GS7
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Now that Sony is not supporting NSZ-GS7, I think we should ask them to give us the code to root it. Maybe we manage to upgrade the Android, Flash Player etc.
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there has been a lot of failed attemps. They could do REL10 but REL11 never succeeded.
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Ryan Fenl

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
I had to finally update the youtube app for my NSX40GT1, its horrible! SD video, clunky interface. So the last thing that works well is Pandora and a really outdated Netflix app. Is there any way to update these devices? I hate that after 3yrs my TV is totally outdated.
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I hear ya....i don't even mind not getting updated as all the apps I need were working fine. But today I received an email saying Amazon Prime won't be supported on GTV, the Youtube app is now clunky and won't cast. All this on my new 2014 tv from LG.
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