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Tue, Sep 13, 2022 4:21 AM

Can the direct tv stream app be loaded onto a google-tv such as a tcl tv with a google-tv interface

I am looking to buy a new TV but was advised a Google-tv does not allow the directv-stream app

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4 Messages

23日前

I'm looking at Series 6 TV's.  I already have an external ROKU stick which did figure into my dilemma.  I researched a little further and found different issues with various TV's using the Google-tv platform.  Since Directv-stream is my priority I elected to get the TCL Series 6 ROKU tv.  (So I guess you could say I took your advice!)  Thanks for all the help.  It is appreciated!

 

Juniper

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16.6K Messages

24日前

Not in their list of compatible devices.

https://www.directv.com/support/stream/article/KM1200941/ 

detuch254

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2.1K Messages

23日前

Just to confirm, do you mean an actual ‘Google’ TV or an Android-based TV operating system? If your not sure, post the TV model number here. I’m sure in the worst case scenario you can sideload DIRECTV STREAM onto your TV by downloading an APK online (from a trusted website.)

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4 Messages

23日前

Thanks!  I'm looking at a TCL 65 inch Model:65R646.  It operates under the "Google-tv" platform as opposed to the "Roku" platform.   I did look up the compatible devices and "Google-tv" is not on the list.  I'm thinking I can use the "Roku Streaming Stick 4k"  to run the "Roku" platform which (of course) runs DirecTV-stream.

Ludwick577

ACE - New Member

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2.2K Messages

23日前

Why don't you buy the TCL 65 inch version with Roku included in/with the tv? Then you won't need an external device.

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4 Messages

23日前

Good point! Price difference of $300 is the reason I'm looking at Google-tv!

Ludwick577

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2.2K Messages

23日前

Then you are going to have to also buy an external device to use Dtv Stream. If you go to Best Buy it is only a 100 dollar difference. Might as well pay extra 100 for the Roku tv since you are going to have to buy an external device with the google tv.

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detuch254

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2.1K Messages

22日前

@edc1026 

Glad you were able to get one. Keep us posted and let us know how everything goes for you. (you don’t have to)

Ludwick577

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2.2K Messages

22日前

We do all the work--then OP accepts his own reply as the solution lol

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3 Messages

22日前

I think you can Chromecast it as many other apps can be cast on Google TV via Chromecast.


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