Is Android TV Live Channels' "Network TV Tuner (BETA)" source supported? Logos and Guide Data in Europe?

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sphere2k
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Is Android TV Live Channels' "Network TV Tuner (BETA)" source supported? Logos and Guide Data in Europe?

Post by sphere2k » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:52 am

Hi,

I decided to try out the Android Live Channels app again with my HDHomeRun EXPAND 4 and DVB-C using Android TV's native "Network TV Tuner (Beta)" source. This didn't work reliably in the past for DVB-C in Europe (at least for me), but with current software/firmware, it seems to work quite well - fast channel switching, no tuning issues, timeshift, even native local recording seems to work fine (althought I didn't test this extensively).

However, there is no guide data or channel logos available when using the Network TV Tuner source, even though HDHomeRun does have the information and displays it properly on the native app or when using the HDHR Live Channels source. Is this something that simply isn't supported for the Network TV Tuner source or is this a bug? I think in the US, guide data is available, but maybe this data comes directly from Google?

Thanks!

Country: Germany
Provider: Unitymedia Cable (DVB-C)
Tuner: HDHomeRun EXPAND 4 (HDHR3-4DC)
Tuner Firmware: 20190715beta1
Player: NVIDIA Shield TV
OS: Android TV 8.0 (Shield Experience 8.0.1)

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Re: Is Android TV Live Channels' "Network TV Tuner (BETA)" source supported? Logos and Guide Data in Europe?

Post by jasonl » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:07 am

Guide data when using Network Tuner is supplied by Google. As far as I know it's only available in the US.

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