For several weeks now, owners of USB streaming TiVO Stream 4K devices have received strange warnings after the installation process is complete. The fact is that during the installation you need to associate a Google account with the device, use it to access the official Play Store and install streaming applications.
After binding the account to TiVO, Google sends a warning to users and informs that this device has wide access to their personal data, and the device / application developers did not pass Google verification at all.
Moreover, in this message, users are generally urged not to take risks and untie the account from the device. The problem is that after this, the devices become almost useless, since they are running Android TV, and for proper operation they need access to a Google account.
Google representatives told the publication Zdnetthat in fact, TiVO devices are safe, and users receive warnings by mistake. The company did not report how this bug appeared, but assured that the devices do not pose any danger and do not jeopardize user data. Also, Google promises to deal with the problem in the near future and is not advised to untie gadgets from accounts, because then the device, in fact, will lose almost all its functionality.
In turn, representatives of TiVO reportthat as a result of this error, they were not granted access to any personal data of people, and they explain that this is exclusively a UI problem.