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Matt Lane
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Looks like the reality of Google TV powered devices being updated to Android TV is a reality. Although the audience for these must be limited in this community I am thinking. 
 
French telecom company Bouygues Telecom has been working on bringing their Google TV-powered cable boxes, the Bbox Miami, to the Android TV platform in a new update. They have said that Android TV will be available starting in the 2nd quarter of 2016,…
French telecom company Bouygues Telecom has been working on bringing their Google TV-powered cable boxes, the Bbox Miami, to the Android TV platform in a new update. They have said that Android TV will be available starting in the 2nd quarter of 2016, after many months of field testing. Now that the OS update is …
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+Alessandro Rossi This is in France. Cable TV operator. This is for their STB operating system.
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Jennifer Groves

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How can I update a Sony NSX-32GT1 to be able to use Amazon vi
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Of the options that +Thomas Ally mentioned the best is to get a Fire Stick and plug it into your TV. That will expand its use greatly. I also agree that PlayOn is a great alternative. It comes with a ton of other content and can be "recorded" through its DVR function.  
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Eric Knight

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I have a google tv that works wonderful, except the remote has gone bad and will not pair. I have tried all the fixes on line with no progress.

Can anyone recommend a replacement remote that will work with the Google tv?
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Ginadavid Johnson

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So, what is wrong with this Google TV, the  youtube is not workig, amazon prime not working, cant download any application?
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you can even do like I do and put a roku stick on you tv if all you want is mainly content to stream.
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bob z

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http://www.jide.com/remixos-for-pc I'm wondering, Day dreaming and hoping something miraculous would happen and my tv would be more functional.

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Joe McGlynn

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Last night I tried to update my Sony/ Google nsx-46gt1. It was almost complete, but decided to stop at the Recovery mode. It will not pair with the remote know and wil not turn off or on without being plugged in/ out. Basically stuck on the Recovery mode screen and I cannot do anything. I've tried all the recommended troubleshooting , but to no luck. Any help would greatly be appreciated. thanks 
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Happy Birthday Cuzin!
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Rob Gallagher

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To Roku or not? It''s official The Costar by viziio no longer supported. Moreover mine officially died today. I Unplugged it Because It was frozen To try and unfreeze it with no success. Then I Performed a A factory reset or hard reset and costar would not boot. I am not shocked that this Device has discontinued because of the lack of services and apps provided. I was kind of disappointed with the new Apple TV fourth generation As Well. Yes It has its perks but yet again they chose to add Limitations on what apps could be added to Apple TV. I.e. thousands of apps that are available to iOS devices are not available to the Apple TV which is ran on a different operating systems called TV OS. I am doing research trying to be out what would best fit my needs and Not become obsolete So quickly. I want something that allows for Flexibility With apps. Having the Ability to work with apps such as Google Chrome, hangouts, dropbox, Google movies/music etc. having the of of the  Ability to sideload Apps if need be Such as Movie box and or play box. I would also like to have access to a number of like MTV, TBS  So on and so forth. Would you like to stream content directly to TV from other sources. Not a huge gamer but am a huge steamer. What will you guys recommendation be? Roku or not? Something else in mind I'm all ears. Thanks in advance
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Well, my Costar is still rocking and loading all my apps, I just love using the Playon and Plex apps
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cuttooth

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I have an LG G3 Google tv (42GA6400) and can't seem to figure out how to check for a firmware. I go to settings but there's no 'advanced' or 'about' button to be found. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?
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+Ken Knowles regular TV is very hard to find and as far as i can tell does not take that much off the price. if you want the top of the line sets they will have smarts built in. I am in the market for a 65-75" TV right now and i don't think I have seen one that I like without smarts. 
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greg kobey (sixohtew)

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Hey,

I just started the petition "Google, Inc: Post the source code for Google TVs" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

My goal is to reach 100 signatures and I need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/google-inc-post-the-source-code-for-google-tvs?recruiter=33765402&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

Thanks!
greg
Since the original Google TV came out, there has been no updates for the original Google TVs. The first generation Sony Google TV only had one update, and that was to give the TV the Google play store (back then, it was Android market). The Sony Google TV never got another update, and is just sitting...
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Mike Hicks (Shadow)

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My Netgear GTV 100 just crapped out. On powering up, I just get the Netgear screen and it doesn't advance past there. Tried to press the reset on the bottom and have powered the unit off for several days with not effect. Have anyone encountered this before? Is it possible to upload the program to the box again? If not, then I have to look around for a replacement or a different device.
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+Jeff Metzger​ I am using hdmi The chromecast would hopefully go into the hdmi port that the GTV 100 currently uses
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Kyle Bartley

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For those interested, the Primetime app is up and running again on my Vizio Co-star. For anyone that loved using this feature, you may want to try it again on your respective GTV. 
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Same here. We were using it and didn't even realize. Yay
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Todd Rock

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Primetime app no longer shows LIVE content.Is anyone aware of a fix or has googletv yet again discontinued support of another fan favorite.
I have tried everything including a factory restore.Any Help or advice is appreciated
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and...its working again. ?   !!
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Lilia Espinosa

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I have a question.. my controller for my google tv broke. So theres an able remote that works but ot only works with my nexus 4 phone. And i need an app that is supported with my phone or other tablets. I have a sg7
Any suggestions? Ive tried a few apps. But no luck. Now im wondering if gheres a cheaper universal control in the stores
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Thanks +Bob Ketcham !!!
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Jack Samuel

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Is there any way for me to sign-in to the YouTube Leanback Lite app if my Logitech Revue is my only internet device? I'm not able to sign-in and I've read that you need to sign-in to the YouTube app from another second internet device. The problem is that I don't have another internet device. I must say that whomever designed this sign-in system is a real genius I'll tell you -:(
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There is a subscription feed. It's the home option. Google messed it up by also mixing in recommendations and other random stuff which is annoying. But the new videos will show up in that view. At least we can limp along in SD without having to buy a new set up just yet. I've tried Roku I've tried fire TV I've tried chrome and Kodi unfortunately nothing compares to the old Google YouTube app. Even the brand-new one on the Nexus which is probably the best still is not as good as that old app because it does not allow you to add to a playlist. Glad I was able to help. 
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Carlos Garibay

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Hello I have an LG 47GA6400 that would disconnect from my wifi almost 2 times a day. Now it doesn't connect to wifi at all. When I check time and date on the settings it's correct. When I set it to wifi and search for a network it doesn't bring up a list it just says error with wifi. Could it be the wifi card? Do these tvs have a standalone wifi card? Any help will be very much appreciated thank you.
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+Carlos Garibay Sweet. Good job. Glad it worked out. 👍
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Matt Lane
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As of Tuesday  this week I no longer have any Google TV devices hooked up in my home. I replaced my Vizio TV with an LG 65UF9500 WebOS TV. This thing rocks. It actually reminds me a lot of Google TV. The voice features are great and even getting from one input to another is fast with voice. I stayed away from Android TV for the built in OS because I have an Nvidia Shield  hooked up to the TV. This IMO will provide me with lots more options for content  like Amazon and other apps that are not yet available on Android TV. 

I recently hooked up my Hisense 40" with GTV 4 and was using it while I waited for this TV to arrive. I really need to find a permanent place for this TV as it is every bit as good as it was when I bought it. 

If you still have not moved on to a next gen TV i would highly suggest one of the new 2016 TVs as those will all come with WebOS 3.0 and it is looking to be even better than 2.0 currently is. Unfortunately LG might not be updating their 2.0 TVs to the full 3.0 experience. Time will tell. 
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+Thomas Ally I would assume it's running a modified version of the PlayStation OS. 
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Robert Cavaliere

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anyone know if you can sideload kodi on the google tv by sony
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+Carlos Garibay The LGs got updated to 4.2.2. If you are running a TV with 3.2 it won;t work no matter what method you use. Kodi needs access to the NDK which did not start until 4.x
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Matt Lane
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Google TV Discussion  - 
 
I came to the GTV party late. Did this ever actually happen?
Samsung will introduce a Smart TV with Google TV capabilities by the end of this year. The Korean conglomerate already offers a whole range of Smart TVs, and has its own app store and content...
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+Denys Dmytriyenko thanks. So was it supposed to happen and then they never released them? This article seems to indicate that they were pretty close to release.

I wonder how much that would have changed the future of GTV?
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Justin Siefert

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Looking for some help

I have a nsx-40gt1 and the remote, after being dropped repeatedly by kids, has finally bit the dust. While I am able to use the Google TV app on a spare phone I would like a physical remote. The TV's remote online is now ridiculously expensive. Are there any good universal remotes that will provide all the functionality of the original that aren't over-priced, or of production units? Not too worried about keyboard functionality.

I can get by with the phone (not ideal) but I understand if my network changes I won't be able to set up the TV on the new network because the phone is no longer paired.

Any advice? Do the Logitech Harmony's work?

Thanks!
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Usually a different of brand new alkaline batteries get mine back on track.
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Thomas Ally
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Google TV Youtube app no longer working then try opening up the mobile version of youtube at https://m.youtube.com with your chrome browser on your google tv.

It may or may not be a fix for all of us having problems with the youtube app for google tv until google fixes it and stops ignoring the problem.

If you open that link with your google tv and it asks you do you want to open the link with chrome or the youtube app, just select chrome and when it asks for once or always choose once and you may need to do this multiple times until you get to the option to sign in.

I suggest doing it once multiple times so if the youtube app is fixed in the future that you can go back to using it and also so it does not change the options to always use chrome or the youtube app and instead asks you each time what you want to use.

Once your signed in to the link above the interface is clunky but it does play back all the videos this way at least for me.

If it works for you share what model google tv you have in a reply below.
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https://www.youtube.com/leanbacklite#1#1

The mobile site does not work for me but the one that does work is the lean back YouTube site. I just make a shortcut to my home screen and then move that to my menu. This is not one of the newer Google TVs it's the original NSX-40gt. on another note: Recently I've tried the nexus TV player. The old Google TV remote actually works with it but not the keyboard. The interface is pretty good but the voice feature does not work for me at all very disappointed and guess what the old Google YouTube App was way better why did Google TV have to kill it. 
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