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15-10-2020, 23:49   #1
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Chromecast 2020 with Google tv

started to use this today

anyone else ?
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16-10-2020, 00:04   #2
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It arrived today, but it's my birthday present so I won't get to try it for a few weeks.
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16-10-2020, 00:19   #3
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Very fast delivery which was good - im mainly using mine as an android box as it were
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16-10-2020, 09:30   #4
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Started using mine yesterday, loving it. Remapped Netflix button to Kodi which is working brilliantly.
Thought i would need to use Jellyfin to downsample playback but native playback over the NFS share is working perfectly.
Love the voice commands. Wish you could power off and on more than one device by pressing the power button, for example the power button can either turn on and off the tv or sound bar but not both, seems an odd thing to leave like that, but overall very happy.
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16-10-2020, 10:28   #5
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Ive found media players work better than others

on stb emu mpv wont load - ijk is slow to load

Vlc works great and exo is good 2
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16-10-2020, 10:30   #6
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Mine is still not delivered, ordered it in the middle of the Google show...

Probably Monday now at this stage...
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16-10-2020, 10:31   #7
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having to go through sideload launcher to get to the android tv playstore app is strange
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16-10-2020, 10:33   #8
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Mine is still not delivered, ordered it in the middle of the Google show...

Probably Monday now at this stage...

i bought mine after the event

check the tracking n see
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16-10-2020, 11:20   #9
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i bought mine after the event

check the tracking n see
Saying it left Eindhoven about 2am, no update since...

Not in a hurry for it anyway...
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16-10-2020, 11:30   #10
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Saying it left Eindhoven about 2am, no update since...

Not in a hurry for it anyway...
mine took about 36 hours in total . through brussels and Uk shouldnt be too long when it does get going
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16-10-2020, 11:47   #11
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having to go through sideload launcher to get to the android tv playstore app is strange
What do you mean here, Play is preinstalled, do you mean something else?
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16-10-2020, 11:49   #12
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What do you mean here, Play is preinstalled, do you mean something else?

to accees the preinstalled playstore through the menu screen you have to go through the sideload launcher app it does not show on the google tv menu screen
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16-10-2020, 11:54   #13
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Ah i see thanks, i just used the voice command button (because i'm lazy) to install Kodi, NordVPn and some other stuff.
When I installed Kodi it was listed as an app in there so assumed it was on the homescreen somewhere too.
Easier to get to it for me in Kodi I think with the Netflix button remapped.
To be honest easiest would be to install using the play in Chrome and choose the Chromecast device as the target, did that for the button mapper app for example.
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16-10-2020, 15:32   #14
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Started using mine yesterday, loving it. Remapped Netflix button to Kodi which is working brilliantly.
Thought i would need to use Jellyfin to downsample playback but native playback over the NFS share is working perfectly.
Love the voice commands. Wish you could power off and on more than one device by pressing the power button, for example the power button can either turn on and off the tv or sound bar but not both, seems an odd thing to leave like that, but overall very happy.
How is it running kodi?

I have a RPi3 which is OK, but would love something a bit snappier without too much investment.
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16-10-2020, 15:37   #15
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the Picture quality seems good to me
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