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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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+Angel Gut  it wasn't +Matt Lane  that removed the post it was me due to the fact that it was just the fat wallet link with no comments on why you posted it.

That is why I removed it since I thought it was an ad for something since no info was with it.
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Alex Young

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
Been a long time since I was here ;-)
Can anyone help me trace an app? It was a local media playback app for google TV (I remember trying it on my old GS7)- but it allowed random playback, just like a TV channel. Anyone have any idea?
(I must have cleared it off my app history, as I can't find it that way :( )
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Samson Varughese

Hisense Vision  - 
 
Hello. I was wondering if anyone has gotten Skype to work on their Hisense Android TV. If so, what webcam are you using and what version of skype? I tried with a Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000...The issue is, I don't have a video call button and the person on the other side of the call can't see me. Everything else works. I even downloaded the stock google camera and got that working.
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I used Hangouts and a really cheap USB video camera successfully on our Hisense. You are more likely to have better success with a generic camera than a device that might require specific drivers that won't be available in Android. I have not tried Skype so I have no idea but Hangouts could be an alternative.
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Warren Rigney

Hisense Vision  - 
 
Anyone know the firmware update procedure for the k390pad?
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Mine was in a zip file with a lot of other files +Warren Rigney  and I had to call Hisense to get it. 

Mind you that my Hisense TV is a different model then yours but when I called Hisense tech support they gave me a link to type in for my model tv and that is how I received the zipped file and the directions 
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Lassana Doucoure

Hisense Pulse  - 
 
I am not able to download anything from google play store on my hisense pulse. It gives me "error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-7:AEC-0 ......]"
Is anybody can help me? By the way I've already tried clear data on download manager, play store and services framework. Didn't work. Any others ideas?
Thanks.
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Looking into changing OS, me revue is OK but I am reading don't do a factory reset. I also stopped automatic updates.
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Tia Davis

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
We have a sony google TV and I have no idea how it happened but the Narrator is now on and we have no idea how turn it off. Our remote doesn't have an "AD" button which was suggested and in the menu we don't see anything about the Narrator we just see CC. 
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+Tia Davis I believe it requires a "never mind". ;-)
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Bob Ketcham

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
 
I installed the new version of Plex for Android on my Google TV and switched it over to the Mobile layout. Surprise! It looks good and it works (mostly) with the D-Pad! Hat Tip to Plex for not leaving GTV in the dust on this one.

Previously, the mobile layout was a nightmare on GTV. If you have a large number of collections, you couldn’t even navigate your way to the settings menu to switch back to the TV layout.

The only problem I’ve experienced is a few incidents of “find the cursor” / “disappearing cursor”.  But overall on GTV, it works better than the “material design” redesign Google did to the App Store.

I'm gonna stick with the mobile layout for a while and see how I like…

Here's the original post...
"Plex for Android has undergone some beautiful changes. Between adopting the Material Design philosophy in our mobile app and adding rich and sexy filtering and sorting to Android TV, your Plex experience just got better. Check the blog for details!"
Don’t stop me, I know what you’re thinking: How could the Android app possibly get any sexier than it already is? It’s like Ryan Gosling suddenly getting a Michelin star, or Brad Pitt being awarded a well-deserved Nobel Prize in foot massage. All completely unrealistic scenarios aside, we’ve been continuing to embrace Android’s gorgeous Material…
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Hi Bob, I want to know are you getting movie posters and fan art? I have noticed on my Plex  that I no longer get Posters or fan art.
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Hello,

Would anyone happen to know if it's possible to pair a Beat by Dre Pill to a Sony Google TV? I'm looking for a wireless (Bluetooth) way to get surround sound.
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It should pair fine. But i believe you will have 4 speakers on 2 channels so not true surround sound..you would need to run your input through a audio system with wireless speakers back into tv.
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Gerard Newsom

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
So, anybody know how  one can find out which Sony GoogleTv (NSX series) can be updated to Android?? Are they (Google/Sony) providing that information anywhere?
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Google has said a lot in the past and never carried through

I remember them making promises with the 1st generation devices too and never carried it to fruition. 

Hence the reason I did not jump on the Android TV bandwagon like everyone else.
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Brian Hageman

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
PrimeTime stopped working overnight on two separate Sony NSZ-GS7 devices. Anyone else having a problem? "On TV" is completely blank. One empty block is show under "Favorite Channels", when I try to add a channel, nothing happens.
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It is working, but I am having some problems with it.

1.) Some channels are missing (ie: NBC Sports)
2.) I can't add channels to "Favorites" by hitting the "+". I have go to a show and hit the options button and then "Save channel _ to favorites"

Not sure it is 100% back.
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Lorenz Branz

Android TV  - 
 
So I'm thinking about getting a decent Android TV to replace one of my Chromecasts.
Problem is - market & service fragmentation.

I want a Google Cast ready device, that allows to receive content from my phone for all things that cannot be installed via a native app.

Amazon Fire TV is out - I would really like to use Prime Instant Video, but it seems Amazon won't support any other Android TV devices besides Fire TV - and that one does not support Google Cast.

Then, there are the Shield Console and the upcomping Razer Forge TV and also the Steam Link. All of them allow for In-Home game streaming, which would be awesome.

So I am unsure what to do.
- Buy the all-in-one NVidia Shield Console/TV and stream my Steam games via NVidia GameStream (if that's possible for all Steam games; I do use a GeForce GPU).
- Buy the 50-buck Steam Link just for gaming and go with a Nexus Player as Android TV device.

Any suggestions, recommendations and/or experiences? That would be great!
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The nexus box and the shield are rootable , in case Google and Nvidia give up on them like Sony and a few others have done in the past you can still go the ROM route
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Lisa Clifton

NETGEAR NeoTV Prime  - 
 
I just connected my NeoTV Prime and everything works fine except it says that it cannot sign into Google Talk.  I can't find that app in Google Play Store.  Any suggestions.
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Thank you Matt. I'll try what's suggested if I have problems.  So far it's all working okay if I just ignore the Google Talk Authentification error.
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bob z

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
Has anyone tried Vlc player on Lg google tv. If yes plz share which version. 
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No problem, let me know if it works for you
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Crystal Hobbs

Vizio Co-Star  - 
 
This is the showbox apk that still works on the vizio costar. keep in mind that:
1- you need to check unknown sources before install
2- you will need Vimu player or Avia player in order to watch full screen
3- before you click watch now in showbox you need to un-check internal player, so it can then give you the option to choose either Vimu or Avia. 

and when you launch the app it will ask you if you want to update click remind me later and never update.
KEEP THE CO-STAR ALIVE!!!! :)


http://m.slinky121.store.aptoide.com/app/market/com.tdo.showbox/34/9039383/Show%20Box
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I don't think it was this app, I have the same app Crystal posted here and have had no issues. there have been many reports from ppl warning not to factory reset because of the issues you have mentioned.
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Considering the move to Android TV? If you have some time, stop by and check out my comparison video.
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sharad verma

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Hi Guys.
I am using K390PAD 55inches for last 6 months. I am able to play XBMC and Netflix on it using side-loading. While the features in the TV are fab, the performance is mediocre at best. Takes good 50-55 seconds to just power on and another minute to stabilize.  significant delay in swapping channels or opening Apps from Home. 

Was any of you able to root this with better performing OS, or know tips/tricks to make the TV faster?
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Just for reference my Hisense boots to tv in about 8 seconds another 8 seconds i can press input and such..thats how long it takes play store and everything else to check the internet..2 minutes for your tv is too long.

I rooted mine a long time ago..the changes i made to increase speed, deleted bootanimation, disabled apps i never use and installed Titanium backup so i can go from factory reset to all settings/apps restored in 15 minutes.
Antutu benchmarks for me is 12554 and my phone is 54000 it is what it is. You watch it crawl at 1.5 frames per second and i say thats why. Lol
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Richard Alvarez

Vizio Co-Star  - 
 
Okay, just incase this ever happens to anyone else. I recently moved and had my cable service just simply move my account to the new house, But once I set up my co-stars they would not control my cable boxes to change channels and no quick guide feature which I love.
 To make a long story short I was entering my new zip code and the co-star would not recognize my cable provider. I tried a bunch of things and what worked for me was simply using my old zip code.
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So my sony NSZGS8 stopped connecting to anything. At first it was Netflix, then I did a factory reset thinking that would fix it. Now nothing works. When I try to download updates from the play store I get unable to download errors.

Any ideas? This is really irritating since I've only had the device for a little over a year.

Any help would be appreciated.

The only thing that has changed is I recently got a new router. I don't have any other issues with it though.
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I don't use twitter.
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Matthew Valentin

Hisense Pulse  - 
 
Lately have been noticing erratic behavior with regards to the Primetime App on live TV guide category. Program works occasionally and seems to randomly lose its connection. Tried pulling the power and resetting the app yet it does little to resolve issue. Hoping google has not abandoned the 3.2 community and Hisense is losing a pretty large customer base by not maintain there relationships with the Hisense Pulse consumer base they pulled the rug on. 
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There was a post earlier today about the Primetime App. You should have a look at it. Seems Primetime is broke

On whether or not Google has abandoned 3.2, Google has absolutely retired the Google TV platform.
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Jon Mason

Google TV Discussion  - 
 
Does anyone know if nexus player will work on lg Google tv
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+Matthew Drake for the shield the specs are as follows: NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAM
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