Whenever the device restarts, the order goes to some weird order my main apps at the end. I then set them up the way I like them and then, after a restart, they go back to the strange order. I found this reported by someone else, too, but the topic was closed without any answer. I have an external SSD connected via a hub. I use an Ethernet cable via the same hub.
I use this configuration for almost two years, but this problem started in the past few months.
Does anyone have the same problem? Can anyone help, please?
Well, since the apps are installed on the external SSD, when you restart none of them appear installed. So that really doesn't work.
One thing that I have noticed is that even with the hub/SSD attached, if I restart, there is no app bar, either on the normal home screen or in the app tab. Until you open up one of the apps, then the app bars come back. Also, I have noticed that I get the message about the external storage being recognized at least a minute after the restart. I'm thinking that maybe since it can't see the apps stored on the SSD after restart, it doesn't create the app bar. And when it does it just creates it with this random order. I'm pretty certain that the SSD reconnected much faster prior to the last major update we recently received.
Hey there Papabear73,
No problem at all! The Chromecast with Google TV UI is supposed to have saved data to remember the ordering of your applications. However, it may be the case that adding an external storage is somehow messing with the Chromecast's usual way of handling app ordering by putting all of the SSD applications ahead of the native applications. Technically, side-loading applications onto the Chromecast with Google TV is not intended, so it may have unexpected results.
I look forward to your response, and if you have any other questions or concerns for me, please let me know.