Smart Developer Great app to buy for Sony NSZ-GT1 with a network hard drive. I can actually play all my formats with this app, when I had a connection issue 2yrs back I actually got help from the developer and solved the problem. Works with 1st gen Ipad streaming videos from most non subcribed websites though on the same sites it doesn't work with my android phone. Hopefully the developer fixes that issue, other then that this app is the best for older Google tv devices. A must purchase.
Time to toss out your WD TV Live Streaming. I have two boxes, WD TV Live Streaming for watching everything on my Synology NAS, and a Sony NSZ-GS7 GoogleTV for Netflix and other stuff. With this app, I can finally say goodbye to my WD TV Live Streaming (Gen 3/2013) because now it can play file over SMB like WD TV can, and it can play most files like WD TV can, and NSZ-GS7 have much faster response than WD TV, it also have a remote that is about 1 million times better. Please keep it up, I plan to keep on using this app with my future Google TV (or whatever that replaces it from Google.)
Good App, Best for SMB Streaming This app works great for streaming just about every media format you can throw at it - EXCEPT for anything with DTS. This is a limitation of GoogleTV, not Vimu. I've noticed that switching between video formats in the same viewing session will cause the player to slow down and eventually crash. A reboot will fix it, you can prevent it by occasionally exiting the application then restarting.
Great App But Some Device Dependencies Affect Playability I happen to own a bunch of Google-TV devices including the Sony Blu-Ray, NSZ-GS7, ASUS Cube, and Visio Co Star. There are differences in playback depending on device. For example, MKV video plays fine on the Sony or ASUS Cube but there is no audio on the Visio Co Star. As well, high bit-rate video segments (like 1080p action sequences) can have decoding issues on the weaker processor models. So, for example, I will have an issue with the Google-TV Gen 1 Sony Blu Ray but not the Google-TV Gen 2 Sony NSZ-GS7. These may be more device related dependencies than software related.
airplay functionality has disappeared same file same apple device still on os 7, said not supported. new device ios 8 doesnt even register. interface seems clunky, difficult to find files, still somewhat useful for srt subs. using lg 47g2.
what happened? purchased and loved this app until the latest update with the app name change and now it stopped playing my mkv's. this once awesome player is now broken, in my opinion. why would they do this...
- Extended audio format support and some audio distortion fixes.
- Extended video formats support with software video decoding.
- Photo display from SMB shares.
- In-app search over current directory and DLNA index.
- Added setting to enable/disable surround sound pass-through.