AndroidTV Live Channels app wont show Network TV Tuner as source

Help and support with third-party TV software.
Windows Media Center, J River Media Center, Next PVR, MythTV, InstaTV, etc.
Post Reply
CenterInYou
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:15 pm

AndroidTV Live Channels app wont show Network TV Tuner as source

Post by CenterInYou » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:43 pm

Hello,

I've been struggling for a while to get the "Network TV Tuner BETA" to show up in my source list in the Live Channels app. Does anyone have any tips for getting it to show up? I can play everything fine through the HDHomeRun source with in the Live Channels app but not get the Tuner option to show up.

I saw someone suggesting : Uninstall updates to the live channels app, then update it again. Clear cache and data in the app. Reboot the shield. This as well as m making sure that the wasn't any internal storage.

I've tried many combinations of this will no luck. Is there anything network-wise that could be blocking this?

Country: USA
Tuner: HDHomeRun : (HDHR4-2US)
Tuner Firmware: 20190715beta1
AndroidTV: NVIDIA Shield TV (2017)
OS: Android TV 8.0 (Shield Experience 8.0.1)
Live Channels app version: 1.23.1(live_channels_20191030.00_RC03)

cncb
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Re: AndroidTV Live Channels app wont show Network TV Tuner as source

Post by cncb » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:25 am

You are not seeing it at all in the Settings, Channels source list? There is a small delay before it shows up for me.

NedS
Silicondust
Posts: 856
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:38 pm

Re: AndroidTV Live Channels app wont show Network TV Tuner as source

Post by NedS » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:01 am

If I recall correctly, there's some bug with Live Channels where the "Network tuner" source does't always show, but it's a bug that Google has to fix. Our own HDHomeRun source for Live Channels does work.

rickhuizinga
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:21 pm

Re: AndroidTV Live Channels app wont show Network TV Tuner as source

Post by rickhuizinga » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:26 pm

NedS wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:01 am
If I recall correctly, there's some bug with Live Channels where the "Network tuner" source does't always show, but it's a bug that Google has to fix. Our own HDHomeRun source for Live Channels does work.
Any chance that your own HDHomeRun source for Live Channels could enable the DVR flag to Live Channels if the user is subscribed to SiliconDust's DVR service? I don't mind paying for the DVR service, but prefer the Live Channels interface over the HDHomeRun app on AndroidTV. It would be great if channels for the HDHomeRun source would allow Live Channels to record them. I assume this is currently disabled to encourage users to subscribe to Silicon Dust's DVR service.

This would be extremely helpful because Google's Network Tuner is pretty buggy for a handful of people: https://support.google.com/googleplay/t ... 7458?hl=en

jasonl
Expert
Posts: 15177
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:23 pm

Re: AndroidTV Live Channels app wont show Network TV Tuner as source

Post by jasonl » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:06 pm

We've looked into it previously. From what I remember, there were some issues with both the guide and how recordings are scheduled that made it infeasible to support the DVR in Live Channels.

Post Reply