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Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:17 am
by abennetts
Has anyone tried out a new Chromecast with Google TV with the various new Myth android frontends? Sideloading appears to be do-able so might be an alternative to a Firestick 4K or ShieldTV? I have no free HDMI ports so replacing an existing chromecast with this newer model is appealing.

Also, on android devices generally, do people find time stretch is usable? We have a habit of using 1.3 speed for some 'slow' news style content.

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:21 pm
by jfabernathy
I have not tried it but did see a youtube.com video on installing Google TV on an Nvidia Shield TV to test it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AyLSiIouWA&t=26s

It's side loaded just like the MythTV apps. If you're curious you can try it an then switch back.

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:14 am
by flyingfox
I know this is rather late, but in case anyone is still wondering - yes, I have mythtv-leanfront running on my Chromecast with Google TV. High family approval factor - although still having some playback errors at times. But, Peter is moving very fast on the development. Great new things appearing each time I look.

... and also mythfronted-android. The leanfront experience is preferred by the family, but some things are just easier in a real mythfrontend (like the TV guide).

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:13 pm
by chicobiker
I've also installed Leanback frontend but having an issue with installing the latest mythfrontend-android. I receive the following error:

adb: failed to install mythfrontend-20210221-arm64-v31.0-138-g525e3b0bb4.apk: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113]

Any ideas what is causing this error would be much appreciated.

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:17 pm
by chicobiker
Oops, solved my own problem. Installed the arm64 version by mistake.

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:10 am
by flyingfox
chicobiker wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:17 pm
Oops, solved my own problem. Installed the arm64 version by mistake.
Hehe - as did I initially ;).

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:40 am
by jfabernathy
can any of you tell if either FireTV 4K or Chromecast with Google TV is any better with Mythtv-frontend or leanfront?

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:51 pm
by chicobiker
I don't have a fireTV 4k and have only played briefly with chromecast since loading the programs. I'll be looking at it this weekend and at least give you my opinion of both programs on my chromecast.

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:20 am
by jfabernathy
I have another request for those with a Chromecast with Google TV.

Does it have a a setting for "Framerate Matching"?

My FireTV 4K does have that feature and it allows smooth playing of Netflix and Prime Video content filmed in Europe. Shows like "The Crown" on Netflix is one that I can't watch on my Nvidia Shield TV because it doesn't change the framerate automatically.

Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:02 pm
by chicobiker
Leanback in settings has "match original frame rate" and I have it checked. We don't watch Netflix so can't comment on that but can say that it works fine with both Amazon Prime and Disney+. Menus too problematic in mythfrontend so deleted it.