use a NON-Telus Android box for Pik TV?

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cousinjunior
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is it possible to use a NON-Telus brand Android box for Pik TV?

 

(like the many Android boxes that are available on Amazon etc. for about $50-150)

 

ie., install the Telus Pik TV app, and have it work properly with full functionality

 

if so, are there any critical minimum specs?

 

thanks

canucks4life
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@cousinjunior wrote:

is it possible to use a NON-Telus brand Android box for Pik TV?

 

(like the many Android boxes that are available on Amazon etc. for about $50-150)

 

ie., install the Telus Pik TV app, and have it work properly with full functionality

 

if so, are there any critical minimum specs?

 

thanks


At this point it still does not work even if you sideload the Pik TV app...still waiting for the powers that be to include us as well perhaps once they finish with Apple TV bugs.

Community Power User
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TELUS is having enough challenges getting the current Android device to deliver the functionality customers want. I doubt they want to multiply that issue until they have the first under control.
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cousinjunior
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sure I can totally understand that... yes, let's get the Telus box working smoothly and reliably!

 

I had just figured that every Android box was essentially the same, except for maybe the version of Android O/S it was using, so that Pik TV could run on any device, in the same way that PC software can run properly on any computer running Windows O/S

cousinjunior
Advisor

...and, I'm thinking ahead for possible alternative solutions if I can't get my Telus-branded box and Pik TV to work properly (which at this point, I can't)

 

thanks

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Can always get an Apple TV. The PikTV app is a much smoother experience. Buy it at Costco no hassle return if you don’t like it.
cousinjunior
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sure, but I got my Telus box for $25, hard to argue with that

 

and it seems to work quite nicely so far for Netflix anyway...................

Cheezer38
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I really wish pik tv to work well with Telus box. I am still getting the intermittent 1sec blackout.

I might just use over the air if this does not improve and use my mi box.

They need to bring app development in house and fix these issues. They are going to lose business to other IPTV providers.

Just like Public Mobile, pik is a way to keep the market share.

If I am not on contract, I would have stop pik a long time ago.
Nivende2
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Are we allowed only one device on PIK TV? By that I mean only Android Box or ATV? If yes, how would you specify one or the other. If this is true then TELUS needs to be more transparent as they roll out the ATV app.
Cheezer38
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You are allowed two sign in. That is clear.

You can access via
Apple TV
Web Interface
Android Phone / Tablet app Not Android TV
Telus Android TV box

Let me know if that is clear.
Nivende2
Connector
Yes, very clear. Do you have a working PIK on both a Android box and ATV? Does not work for me and no one knows why.
Cheezer38
Organizer
I don't have a APK for Android TV.

For Android box, it requires a Android 6 or higher. Both of my boxes are Android 5. I know it works because the pik app works on my phone.
Nivende2
Connector
So you don’t having a working set up with one TV on Android box and one on ATV so you do not know whether you can make this work. I had this set up but after a while the ATV would go to black screen. It might be a settings issue. This is why I wanted to connect with someone who has the same set up.
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It will not work on other devices as the APK is for android tv platform and more specifically the PikTV box.

Pretty sure ATV needs a software update as there has been some chatter on the forums of various playback issues after X amount of time.

I’ve had a few issues as well on my ATV.
Nivende2
Connector

I did see  today the FAQ by Telus that PIK subscribers can use two devices on PIK at the same time.