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Using Netflix on a Android TV media player
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Using Netflix on a Android TV media player
I recent picked up the new My Gica Android box.(http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i...id=057603) It works great, and plays everything i throw at it, however I cannot use netflix at all on it. The application runs and works fine and will play netflix streams but i am unable to navigate or use anything while using the remote that comes with the Box. If i use VNC or control it using another Android device i can select items, just not with the included Remote.

Does anyone have any idea how to use netflix with these remotes, or am i SOL?
(This post was last modified: 04-29-2013 11:05 AM by Zoso.)
04-29-2013 10:32 AM
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After spending 15mins with this media player trying to figure out how to select the member sign in button, plugging in a keyboard and mouse and signing in...unplugging them to try and answer this question...I have determined that the gica has the worst designed netflix app I have ever seen. My solution: use a keyboard and mouse ><

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04-29-2013 11:09 AM
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Get one of these; http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=043253

Makes life easier really.

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04-29-2013 02:04 PM
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@ conner, the netflix app is for android it has nothing to do with Gica at all any TV box should function the same. I'm waiting for the Gica remote to come in stock and use that, if not then i'll be getting one of those wireless keyboards with a mouse.
04-29-2013 03:14 PM
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The way the remote interfaces with it is really unintuitive, I should have said. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to use the app on the Gica and could find no way to use it at all well that didn't involve a mouse and keyboard! That, and as far as I could tell...certain things were not selectable with the arrow buttons on the remote - for instance, the member sign in button when you first open the app - and once I got stuck in the search field after signing in and trying to browse content, I couldn't get back out of it. Maybe I just suck...

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04-29-2013 04:14 PM
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The Gica and Pivos Xios are identical units just rebranded. My experience with the Pivos Xios is that whenever a on-screen keyboard came up, the remote wouldn't work since it was expecting a touch-screen input (like if it was a phone). I had to connect a keyboard in order to enter text like the Wi-Fi password. It wouldn't surprise me that you may have problems with the Netflix app without a keyboard and/or mouse.
04-29-2013 10:12 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I would like to get motion remote but would anyone know when it's will be in stock?
04-29-2013 11:47 PM
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04-30-2013 12:22 AM
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