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Topic # 172127 12-May-2015 15:31
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Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but here goes ...

Bought a Warehouse $699 50" Veon smart TV.  I added the $10 wireless keyboard to make things simpler. When I select "Smart TV" as the signal source I get an android tablet screen like I would expect.    Takes me through a fairly normal setup sequence that all seems to work OK.  Then I log in to my Google account (that all works) and try to add an app or three.  

I already have Netflix running on a Samsung tablet so I though that would be good on the TV. There's no app for the Play Store on the TV I but can get there by browser.  So I found Netflix and it instantly says "installed". Ditto for stuff.co.nz and trademe and Kindle.  But of course I can't find it on the TV .... and it certainly hasn't downloaded while I was watching ....

Any ideas?

Probably a bit OT, but the PVR option is rubbish. I guess it could be OK for timeshift on the thing you are watching now, but it's useless for scheduled stuff.  The EPG does not have a "record this program when it comes on" feature. I am consoled a bit by the fact that I have seen similar remarks about other ("better" brand) smart TVs.  If you want to do the "scheduled recording of a program" Freeview thing you need a (twin-tuner) Freeview recorder.

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  Reply # 1302863 12-May-2015 15:36
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You may be able to side load (yay android), but unlikely the tv can install those apps from the play store (boo Samsung exclusive deals)

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/how_sideload_android_apps




 




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  Reply # 1302868 12-May-2015 15:40
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I went to a site that does Netflix apks - put one on the SD. The TV choked on it - "unable to parse record".   The Play Store thing also said that the Netflix app is compatible with this Android device.

And I had the same problem with Kindle, stuff and Trademe. I'm not sure that it's a Samsung thing.  I might try uninstalling Kindle from the Sammy .....

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1302894 12-May-2015 15:49
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If you're just viewing the Play store through a browser, it may well be validating compatibility and displaying installation status against your other device that does have the Play store service running on it, not the current device you are browsing from. Have seen this behaviour with a lot of the cheapy tablets, too.



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  Reply # 1302931 12-May-2015 16:11
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Curioser and curioser ... went to the Play Store, tried to install Opera browser.  All good - "compatible with all my devices" etc etc - except the install screen asked me to choose the target device and had something about an Alps H9001 (?!) So I just told it to go ahead as there were no other "devices" on offer.  Then it said the app will be installed shortly .... then everything just sat there.  Bizarre .... 

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  Reply # 1302939 12-May-2015 16:20
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ianboag: I went to a site that does Netflix apks - put one on the SD. The TV choked on it - "unable to parse record".   The Play Store thing also said that the Netflix app is compatible with this Android device.

And I had the same problem with Kindle, stuff and Trademe. I'm not sure that it's a Samsung thing.  I might try uninstalling Kindle from the Sammy .....


Check the apk matches the android version( 4 or 5 )




 


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