Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Glurp
7587 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3547

Subscriber

Topic # 228729 19-Jan-2018 14:03
Send private message

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?

 

 

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


Create new topic
2926 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 716


  Reply # 1943579 19-Jan-2018 15:05
Send private message

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 https://kodi.tv/addon/plugins-video-add-ons/plutotv . Sure, a bit of a workaround, but perhaps better than nothing? ( Kodi is a great media player interface anyway).



Glurp
7587 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3547

Subscriber

  Reply # 1943617 19-Jan-2018 16:04
Send private message

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.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.