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New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend?

Added by ace golfer 10 months ago

I currently use 3 devices on my bedroom TV:
1. Nexus Player for Netflix
2. Roku stick for Prime Video (because Nexus Player incompatibility)
3. Libreelec RPi3 B+ for TVH (Kodi in Nexus player struggles with 1080i deinterlacing)

I'm considering the new Chromecast w/ Google TV to consolidate 3 devices. I know it supports Netflix and Prime Video. What app do you recommend as TVH client for playing 1080i MPEG2 OTA ATSC streams?


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RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by Mart Gunther 10 months ago

I would love to know this. About to setup TVH as a backend on a Pi3 I got lying around, and have got the new Google TV Chromecast. Would be awesome if works!

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by Mart Gunther 10 months ago

Once had a play will let you know how I get on!

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by ace golfer 10 months ago

Mart Gunther wrote:

I would love to know this. About to setup TVH as a backend on a Pi3 I got lying around, and have got the new Google TV Chromecast. Would be awesome if works!

So far it's great. I'm using Kodi as the frontend for TVH. Wifi is good enough for ATSC streams.

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by Mart Gunther 10 months ago

So you've put Kodi on the Chromecast with Google TV (the new remote one?) Good to know. There are a few other apps, not looked into sideloading yet, but am loving the new Chromecast but want to get live and recorded TV as my Humax DVR not working well at all!

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by ace golfer 10 months ago

Mart Gunther wrote:

So you've put Kodi on the Chromecast with Google TV (the new remote one?) Good to know. There are a few other apps, not looked into sideloading yet, but am loving the new Chromecast but want to get live and recorded TV as my Humax DVR not working well at all!

Yes Kodi in Chromecast w/ Google TV works 100% better than Kodi in Nexus Player, as far as watching TV.

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by ace golfer 8 months ago

UPDATE: I haven't found any better solution for CCGTV. Still using Kodi + TVH add-on.

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by David McLeod 8 months ago

I'm running Kodi + Tvheadend HTSP Client on Chromecast with Google TV and I'm running into a bit of a problem.

Every 30 minutes (to the second in most instances) the TV stream will fail with 'Server is unreachable'. It's not even 30 minutes worth of streaming, if it crashes and I wait 25 minutes it'll crash again within 5 minutes.

It's as if there's some routine running on Google TV itself every 30 minutes that causes the disconnect from the tvheadend server.

I installed Kodi onto an ubuntu VM to test the tvheadend server and it streamed tv fine for hours. There's just something not right with Chromecast Google TV.

I've fiddled with a million settings I just can't get anything to work. I also tried with another PRV client on Chromecast Google TV got a similar problem but the screen just goes black.

RE: New Chromecast with Google TV as frontend? - Added by Paul M 8 months ago

FYI, I added chromecast to my fugly alternative EPG:
https://github.com/speculatrix/tvh_epg

hopefully Dave Pickles will be able to steal my work some day

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