No quite ready for prime time. The UI is split into tabs "For You", "TV", "Movies" and all of them include adverts for services you don't have. It even has the option to deselect services and uninstall apps you don't have... and yet, they still show up in most of the tabs. The "For You" tab is the closest to being usable, but even still it contains adverts for Google TV. It's a real shame, as for the most part the UI is pretty nice and it'd be great if you could see all the shows from your different services in one place, but since the tabs are full of shows from services you don't have, it renders them pretty useless. I contacted google, but they won't confirm if this is a bug or deliberate advertising.
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I am really disappointed about my chrome cast. The UI shows me so many stuff for other streaming platforms which i never want to subscribe to. Even when i disable then in my setting, i still get stuff displayed. I also don't like the navigation. I have every day my same routine, to watch my streaming platform of choice. To get the i need at least six clicks to start that app. In app only mode the clicks are reduced to 3, but still many. The integration of the different platforms is really different. In netflix i can see my last viewed click, to continue there. The Amazon does not have this feature. Really annoying is also the short timeout to screen saving/inactivity. Why is the a setting to disable it or to set an own timeout. Internet detection is also not working correct, even with a wired connection. I tried two different routers, two different access points and then a wired connection. I'm now use my cast only are streaming display for my cell phone. On this the apps netflix and amazon working without any problems and streaming as also no problem.
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I'd give it 5 stars of you fix the library UI. Since Google got rid of Play Movies, we need a better way to see our digital library. Movies Anywhere had the best display UI right now. Also, it would be nice to have the option to load this onto the Nvidia Shield 2019 version. The updated UI is nice on the Shield but I miss that “Live" category from Google TV.
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