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When I select the option to use External player a pop message appears saying "No Player, it doesn't appear you have a video capable app installed. This option requires you to install a 3rd party app for playing video content." Well I have VLC installed, and MX player. What am I missing here? When I sideload the Android Mobile version of this app then the option to choose VLC is available, but not in the Android TV client. Is this a bug? Same thing happens on Sony TV and two generations of Nvidia Shield. 

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FrostByte

Working for me using .61 beta.  The only external player bug I see mentioned being fixed since stable though is

  • Fix play next up from series when using external player
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1 minute ago, FrostByte said:

Working for me using .61 beta.  The only external player bug I see mentioned being fixed since stable though is

  • Fix play next up from series when using external player

Seems to be a VLC issue. I just installed MX player and now it's working as intended, MX player is having issues displaying HDR though, grey bars top and bottom.

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Latest VLC is working here as external player, it does seem to take a bit of time to load though (spinning cone) before playback starts

I assume your media is cropped if you're seeing gray bars

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deej1978
6 hours ago, FrostByte said:

Latest VLC is working here as external player, it does seem to take a bit of time to load though (spinning cone) before playback starts

I assume your media is cropped if you're seeing gray bars

What was happening is the Androids UI pop up wasn't appearing for me for some unknown reason. Once I installed MX Player the pop up worked and VLC was then there as a choice. Weird. Thanks. 

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