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Topic # 198551 13-Jul-2016 16:05
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hi, i see on the last update to tvnz there were changes to allow the tvnz apps to run on all android devices. I see that Android TV isn't natively supported yet so on something like the Android TV, you can sideload the apps but then get a message;

 

"due to rights agreements, we can't offer HDMI out right now. For more info visit tvnz.co.nz/FAQs"

 

I saw this link about someone who had hacked the App to get HDMI

 

http://www.matthuisman.nz/2016/06/tvnz-ondemand-unlocked-no-hdmi-check.html

 

but surely this shouldn't be required in this day an age.

 

Why is TVNZ so backward in their speed to support Android TV or at least chromecasting?

 

 


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  Reply # 1592245 13-Jul-2016 20:49
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Is that a proper android tv but, or one if these cheap Chinese ones? Is there a proper android tv? Fire tv or nexus or something?




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  Reply # 1592252 13-Jul-2016 21:13
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I'm running an Nvidia shield TV which is running real Android TV, and a Nexus 5x which is running stock Android.
There is no Android TV app available chance the need to side load the stock Android app.

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  Reply # 1592291 13-Jul-2016 22:37
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davidcole:  Is there a proper android tv? Fire tv or nexus or something?

 

 

 

Anything "smart" Sony in the last 2 years.


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  Reply # 1592295 13-Jul-2016 23:03
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blakamin:

davidcole:  Is there a proper android tv? Fire tv or nexus or something?


 


Anything "smart" Sony in the last 2 years.



But no nz locally stocked box? I assume the Sony android tvs have it?




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  Reply # 1592819 14-Jul-2016 21:58
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I also have the Nvidia shield.

 

The TVNZ app isn't Android TV friendly at all.

 

No key navigation for starters.

I was going to look into modifying the app further to add some navigation, but it was too long a process to recompile, transfer, test etc. and gave up.

 

So, need to use a mouse (Shield controller) with the app to simulate touch screen for now.

 


I think the Sony TV's will just use "Freeview Plus".

The TV3 app is making good progress.
It has live channel feeds and they also allow HDMI and Chromecast.
Shame about all their ads though.


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  Reply # 1617748 26-Aug-2016 11:00
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How can i get my hands on a Nvidia Shield box. Can it be locally sourced or do i have to go to US?

 

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  Reply # 1618491 27-Aug-2016 21:09
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Is the Chromecasting working for you all? All I get is a black screen and audio


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  Reply # 1619231 29-Aug-2016 17:10
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NPK:

 

How can i get my hands on a Nvidia Shield box. Can it be locally sourced or do i have to go to US?

 

Cheers

 

N

 

 

 

 

Amazon is your best bet, but only for the plain 16GB and 500GB pro model without extra controllers or remotes. Amazon with ship direct to NZ. If you want the extras controllers/remote models then you will need to use a overseas shipping company and that would add about $50 to the price. The 16GB model is about $320nzd with direct shipping. The 500GB will be over $400nzd so expect GST from Amazon.





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