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Registered: ‎12-07-2016
Message 1 of 9 (7,067 Views)

Where is Crave tv app

My new Sony XBR49X800D TV is a beautiful thing BUT...  Where is the Crave TV app?  It was a close call between the Sony and the Samsung but the Android operating system tilted it to Sony.  (Thinking I would have access to all those Android apps)  And now I find out there is no Crave TV app in the Google store?  What the ******?  I am very disappointed.   If I had of know this I would have went with the Samsung as it's smart hub has it.   Can you please let who ever is in charge of adding apps to the "Sony Google Store" that we need a Crave TV app asap.  And if you know of a way I can find and install this app without  "Sony Google" please let me know.  Thank you.

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Re: Where is Crave tv app

 

Hi Badger6724

 

Welcome to Sony Community! 

 

Most of the existing apps from the Google Play™ store can be downloaded to the Android™ TV.

 

There are several hundred apps already available with a consistent flow of new apps being released for the Android TV platform. The Google Play store opens the door to many apps you may already be using on your mobile devices.

 

Your feedback is noted and this will be forwarded to the right department. 

 

Regards,

 

Vincent 

 

 

If my post answers your question, please mark it as "Accept as Solution"

 

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Registered: ‎09-09-2017
Message 3 of 9 (4,516 Views)

Re: Where is Crave tv app

I have a Sony xbr 55X700D purchased in May 2017.

 

Searching in the google play store for Cravetv is bringing no result. When is Sony going to adapt cravetv for their android smart tv. Canada has over 1 million subscribers to cravetv where I'm guessing some of those people own Sony smart tvs.

 

https://mobilesyrup.com/2016/11/03/bell-says-cravetv-has-surpassed-1-million-subscribers/

 

If I had known when I was buying the tv that Sony didn't support apps like crave tv I would of went with a Samsung smart tv.

 

Please fix this problem.

 

Ben

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Re: Where is Crave tv app

Hi Ben1980,

 

Welcome and thank you for considering SONY Community!

 

We're always looking to make Sony better. Your feedback is highly appreciated. However, you may post this at:

http://community.sony.com/t5/Join-the-Inspiration/idb-p/ideas

 

I hope it helps.

 

 

Regards,

^Ron

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Registered: ‎11-26-2017
Message 5 of 9 (2,608 Views)

Re: Where is Crave tv app

Thanks for pointing this out.  I was balancing between the Sony and Samsung as well.  Without a cravetv app, that makes my decision for me. 

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Registered: ‎12-22-2017
Message 6 of 9 (1,971 Views)

Re: Where is Crave tv app

I just bought a Sony smart TV and Crave TV app still isn't available. Part of the reason I choose a Sony instad of an LG or Samsung was the Android operating system and the Google play store. All I see is a lame excuse that the Crave TV app isn't compatible. Which is very strange since Netflix, Crackle, Google movies etc all are.

I suppose that I could cast it from my android tablet but would prefer that it is included as native app. Come on Sony - make the deal and provide us the app.

-E

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Registered: ‎01-22-2018
Message 7 of 9 (932 Views)

Re: Where is Crave tv app

I just bought a Sony XBR55X850D and found this site while searching for the Crave TV app. It never occurred to me while I was researching the TV to check if it supported the Crave TV app. I assumed that since the app was available for Android, it would be available for this TV which runs Android. Luckily I am still within the return period as this is making me seriously consider returning it for a Samsung if I can't rely on Sony to provide common apps like Crave TV.

 

Then again I'm not sure why I am surprised. Years ago I purchased a Sony Google TV box that was seriously hobbled by its limited number of supported apps. It appears Sony doesn't learn lessons from history.

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Registered: ‎02-20-2018
Message 8 of 9 (68 Views)

Re: Where is Crave tv app

I just purchased Sony XBR43X800E yesterday, and like most people on this message can not believe that app cravetv is not part of sony android TV selection.  If I return the Sony TV, can someone suggest another android TV that does support cravetv?  I do have a few weeks to return. 

 

Thanks

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Registered: ‎01-22-2018
Message 9 of 9 (56 Views)

Re: Where is Crave tv app

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Any Samsung TV with Smart Hub should have it. I don't think that is Android, but it does have a lot of apps so you might not miss Android. Samsung is the only TV mentioned in the CraveTV FAQ under supported devices.

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