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I can't seem to get Google Street View working.

I've got the Columbus unit connected to my phone working as a hotspot and successfully activate and see Google Earth maps, but when I click on a particular location, 'Google Street View' is greyed out on the pop-up box that appears.

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You'll need a data link up and running from your phone for Google earth. WiFi teathering worked for me
I've found it temperamental though, and once I got it working I then didn't bother again with it!
 

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bother said:
I can't seem to get Google Street View working.

I've got the Columbus unit connected to my phone working as a hotspot and successfully activate and see Google Earth maps, but when I click on a particular location, 'Google Street View' is greyed out on the pop-up box that appears.

Help?!
So, I use the hotspot on my iPhone and can select Google Street View in the Navigation screen and get the google maps, but I cannot seem to see street view like in Google Maps on a desktop or mobile, and the button for the 'peg' (person icon) is greyed out...
Any clues?
 

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Gloucskodi said:
You'll need a data link up and running from your phone for Google earth. WiFi teathering worked for me
I've found it temperamental though, and once I got it working I then didn't bother again with it!
Thanks for the reply. I have the data connection bit sorted fine thanks. No issues there.

Plus Google Earth background works fine too.

It's specifically Google Street Maps that I can't get working. Whenever I tap on the map and get a pop up dialogue with the 'Google Street Map' menu item showing it's greyed out and not selectable.
 

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bother said:
Gloucskodi said:
You'll need a data link up and running from your phone for Google earth. WiFi teathering worked for me
I've found it temperamental though, and once I got it working I then didn't bother again with it!
Thanks for the reply. I have the data connection bit sorted fine thanks. No issues there.

Plus Google Earth background works fine too.

It's specifically Google Street Maps that I can't get working. Whenever I tap on the map and get a pop up dialogue with the 'Google Street Map' menu item showing it's greyed out and not selectable.
I think there is a setting in the Settings for Google, maybe that's not enabled?
 

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If there is, I'm struggling to find it.

The only Google setting I've found is the main 'Google Earth™' on/off checkbox in the 'view' menu
 

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The only ting l can think of looking at is what type of connection does your phone have, l would expect google to be ok with 3&4g but struggle with 2g.

Stab in the dark but worth eliminating as an issue.
 

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Same issue when connected via phone using either wifi hotspot or Bluetooth rSAp on a strong 4G connection.

Also same issue when car is sat on house drive connected to home wifi with 40Mbps broadband connection.

To confirm, the Google Earth maps are working fine and load pretty fast, it's just the Street View.

Has anyone actually got Street View to work ok?
 

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At the risk of asking an obvious question, has the location you are trying to open in Street View been captured by a Google camera car? Might be worth double checking by opening Street View on desktop or phone and seeing if it works as expected for that location...if not captured then you will be able to pick up the little man icon but not able to put him down in the intended spot!

Apologies if stating the b....y obvious - sometimes worth checking the basics with these things to avoid hours of frustration :)
 

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Does the function even work in cars?
 

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romanv said:
I remember that somebody on German forum said that Street View was being removed or would be removed soon.
Me wonders why... maybe it was not fast enough and the user experience was bad..? Any idea?
 

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I have my sat nav hooked up to a network and street view is also greyed our in the UK. I can't find a way to turn it on. Street view is banned in Germany by the govt there but there's no legal reason to ban it in the U.K. anyone know why it's not working? If not I will ask skoda.
 

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I've sent the question to Skoda Customer Services but no response yet.

Maybe it's a lisencing thing rather than a legal thing, or that we in the UK are caught up in the German legalities.
 

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So, just had a call from a chap at Skoda UK Customer Services.

He's confirmed that Google Street View is no longer supported through Skoda Connect so even though it appears in the pop-up dialogue when you click on the map, it will _never_ work.

Google Earth overlay is still supported and works just fine...
 
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