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#228729 19-Jan-2018 14:03
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I cannot get Pluto TV to work correctly on a standard Android TV box. My device is an inexpensive something called an S6 Pro from Aliexpress. It is built around the Rockchip. It runs almost every Android app on Playstore and elsewhere without any problem. Except Pluto TV.


I have tried dozens and dozens of Pluto apps, all possible versions, from many different sources, several specifying that they are for non-Shield Android devices. I have also tried Shield apps. Nothing works on my device. Some apps don't load at all, some just don't work, some do work, but not correctly. Several will play whatever default film is being streamed but none of the controls work. I can't stop playback, go to the on demand catalogue, or do anything else. There is no response to any button.


A few do have limited response to one or two buttons, but no proper control for navigation. Most, if not all apps are intended for phones. Sometimes I can get a tiny phone-type interface on the screen, but even those do not respond correctly to the remote.


Ironically, the latest Playstore app does work perfectly on the Shield, which has given me much grief with other apps that only work on the S6. But in this particular case, I am trying to get Pluto TV to work on the Rockchip Android box for a friend. Can anyone help?





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  #1943579 19-Jan-2018 15:05
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Are you running, or able to run, Kodi on your media player? if so, there’s a Pluto TV plugin for Kodi that may give you this access. See . Sure, a bit of a workaround, but perhaps better than nothing? ( Kodi is a great media player interface anyway).

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  #1943617 19-Jan-2018 16:04
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I have the Pluto add-on installed on both Windows and the Android device. It simply doesn't work for me. Regardless of what I click, I get a Kodi error that playback failed. The log says something about ccurl error 22 but I can't make sense of it.



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