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Amazon fire stick

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:33 am

Legit. Faster and more intuitive interface than my smart tvs. My older tv won't do Amazon prime. Doesn't stutter and shut down during peak house like my vizio's tend to do.

Add the Kodi app and some add ons and legitimately you could cut your cable off.

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Post by Beer Jew » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:53 pm

I love mine. Totally transformed my "non-smart" tv.

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Post by Dunn » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:58 pm

How does it compare to the offerings that gaming consoles give? I use my PS4 & it has made cable a thing of the past.

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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:50 pm

You can get more sketchy sites on it

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Post by Schlegel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:15 am

We use a Roku Stick. Very satisfied, no cable, barely use any over the air TV. Quite inexpensive, and restored our smart TV to full function. Vizio wasn't updating it's apps anymore.
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Post by Polo Tomasi » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:55 pm

Did you get a jailbroken one? I just ordered one on Ebay for about $60. From what I understand you can get first run everything on it.

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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:01 pm

Mine won't play well with Netflix...otherwise I like it
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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:45 pm

You don't need to jailbreak it, you just need to google "fire stick add ons", add a few apps to it, then add some of the gray streaming movie sites

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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:33 pm

What I read online now, is that if you bought a 'jailbroke' fire stick, you are basically just buying a stick someone loaded KODI onto and put a KODI build allowing access to assorted streaming sites...which takes about 10 minutes to do anyway.

BD: If it's an older stick, you can flash it to the new version of the software and I think it should work then.

It looks like it's going to be pretty convenient for traveling, actually.

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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:23 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:What I read online now, is that if you bought a 'jailbroke' fire stick, you are basically just buying a stick someone loaded KODI onto and put a KODI build allowing access to assorted streaming sites...which takes about 10 minutes to do anyway.

BD: If it's an older stick, you can flash it to the new version of the software and I think it should work then.

It looks like it's going to be pretty convenient for traveling, actually.
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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Polo Tomasi » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:43 am

So I've been using this thing (firestick + kodi) for a few days, and the quality is very spotty. There are times when everything comes in very clearly (daytime usually), without delay, but in the evening (when usage is probably high) I can't get anything. If I can get a stream to load at all, it's very choppy or pixelated. But mostly, nothing loads.
Any pointers? I don't have a teenager to help me out; and my son is 24, and I can't tolerate the eye rolling when I ask a techie question.

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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:19 pm

Kodi can be iffy.

I've found the same thing..streaming at night can be a difficult proposition. On top of that, some of the movie quality is sketchy. Best bet, I've found, is to stick to movies that have been recently released on a pay per view platform..those seem to work best. Plus, you really need excessive speeds on your internet.

However, I did find Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go stream way better from the Firestick than from the native apps on my smart TV.

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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by milosz » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:57 pm

Find your bandwidth at night with testmy.net - if you've got shitty home Internet that clogs when everyone on your block is home streaming, that will be the bottleneck.

AT&T UVerse was shit on this front when I had it. Cable, I'm actually getting the advertised 100mbps and the only time I have issues streaming is on the server end (HBO Go overwhelmed by Game of Thrones, UFC.tv just blowing ass in general)

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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by TerryB » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:29 pm

I have no idea what's going on here.
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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Protobuilder » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:26 am

I saw Ant Man a few nights ago and it was fairly good.
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Post by TerryB » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:57 pm

Ugh. I haven't see any comic book movies since I walked out of Deadpool after 15 minutes.
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Post by Protobuilder » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:05 pm

TerryB wrote:Ugh. I haven't see any comic book movies since I walked out of Deadpool after 15 minutes.
I told you that the pegging scene wasn't until 17 minutes or so.
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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by TerryB » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:09 am

When does it come out on podcast?
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Re: Amazon fire stick

Post by Bobby » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:20 am

I am disappointed....I thought that a fire stick was either something you used to start a fire or a gun.....
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