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    Amazon Fire Stick

    anyone have one these?

    I have a Prime account and looking to purchase one.

    Is it worth the $40-50?

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    I have one, unlocked. It's hard to navigate, and on a 25mb/s Internet it buffers a LOT.

    If you just buy a regular fire stick, it gives you access to apps. Some are free, but the good ones you have to pay a subscription.

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    Been using a Roku streaming stick for a almost a year, love it.

    I also have prime, and can access amazon's stuff from my Roku.

    Mainly use it for Netflix though.

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    thanks for the reply guys

    i am not that tech savvy so to speak but looking for ways to cut cable costs

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    I have the Roku also but the box, not the stick. I've never had it buffer even on dsl. I like the remote with headphones jacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewZ
    Been using a Roku streaming stick for a almost a year, love it. I also have prime, and can access amazon's stuff from my Roku. Mainly use it for Netflix though.
    are those things high def? I just use the apps on my smart tv. Do those sticks offer something different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    I have the Roku also but the box, not the stick. I've never had it buffer even on dsl. I like the remote with headphones jacks.
    We have the Roku box too and it's pretty brilliant. Easy to navigate and you can play media files off it with the usb port. We have Netflix and Prime and they never have to buffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    anyone have one these?

    I have a Prime account and looking to purchase one.

    Is it worth the $40-50?
    Ive been wondering about this myself.

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    Get the Roku. If you like Netflix, the same guys who made their streaming technology are the ones who developed the Roku. In case you want more of an idea of the set-up and stability.

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    No1 jailbroke theirs yet? To get kodi and Genesis on it. There would be more stuff on it this way.

    Had a few friends do it and they love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSS View Post
    No1 jailbroke theirs yet? To get kodi and Genesis on it. There would be more stuff on it this way.

    Had a few friends do it and they love it.
    Check out some of the forums for Kodi. They explain how to do it. I spent the $40 and got a stand alone android box quad core 8 gig ram with Kodi pre installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts
    Check out some of the forums for Kodi. They explain how to do it. I spent the $40 and got a stand alone android box quad core 8 gig ram with Kodi pre installed.
    I've recently bought a Goobang Doo 16gb android box, deleted all the pre loaded builds and went on nerdandnoobs . Com, setup a free account and downloaded the S****TV build which has absolutely everything on a single page so trying to find things is so easy my kids could run it by the second day.
    My box cost 149.99CAD (I needed it for the better Wifi range based on router placement in my house) could have got by with a cheaper one but then wouldn't have been able to watch HD movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RigPig View Post
    I've recently bought a Goobang Doo 16gb android box, deleted all the pre loaded builds and went on nerdandnoobs . Com, setup a free account and downloaded the S****TV build which has absolutely everything on a single page so trying to find things is so easy my kids could run it by the second day.
    My box cost 149.99CAD (I needed it for the better Wifi range based on router placement in my house) could have got by with a cheaper one but then wouldn't have been able to watch HD movies.
    that sounds like an asian porn
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun
    that sounds like an asian porn
    lol that's what the wife said too when I told her what I ordered hahaha. Asian Bukakke porn lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RigPig View Post
    lol that's what the wife said too when I told her what I ordered hahaha. Asian Bukakke porn lol
    hahahahahaha

    and was she excited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun
    hahahahahaha and was she excited?
    lol, not overly but she's a good sport. She wouldn't have been the least bit surprised lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RigPig View Post
    I've recently bought a Goobang Doo 16gb android box, deleted all the pre loaded builds and went on nerdandnoobs . Com, setup a free account and downloaded the S****TV build which has absolutely everything on a single page so trying to find things is so easy my kids could run it by the second day.
    My box cost 149.99CAD (I needed it for the better Wifi range based on router placement in my house) could have got by with a cheaper one but then wouldn't have been able to watch HD movies.
    Is that like plex TV? I was reading on that the other day. Kodi is easy to use once you have set it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts
    Is that lime plex TV? I was reading on that the other day. Kodi is easy to use once you have set it up.
    It's a Kodi build. There are a bunch of prebuilt downloads, they contain all the highest ranked add-ons and whatnot. Before when I clicked on Kodi it opened up and there were 1000s of preloaded addons, a mix of Channels from around the world. Many different languages ect. The Kodi, "S p i n z TV build is one persons idea of the best there is. I'll have to agree it's pretty awesome and has everything you need, leaving allot of the fluff out of it. There are other builds with other names. S p I n z TV contains everything for kids and adults, uses a lot of the popular add-ons like Phoenix, Genisis, Saltz, ect. Once I get more familiar with it I may decide to put my own add-ons on the box but for now thins is super simple and I haven't found anything missing.

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    Ok I get it. I just use supperRepo same thing, one of the big add-ons. I went from 300 to 1500 add-ons. Main ones I use are prime wire one channel, Genesis and Saltz. Also NFL NBA NHL add on

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    So is this in replace of cable?

    And r u just basically watching like Netflix and things like that....or can u watch normal channels as in nbc, tnt , espn....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    So is this in replace of cable?

    And r u just basically watching like Netflix and things like that....or can u watch normal channels as in nbc, tnt , espn....?
    You need Internet connection and that's it. No subscription to anything needed. If you want to keep Netflix or Amazon prime it will work on Kodi also. If I didn't have prime because of all the purchases I do I wouldn't bother.

    Its free to download and try. How easy can you get? Just try it. I don't miss cable and especially the bill one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post

    You need Internet connection and that's it. No subscription to anything needed. If you want to keep Netflix or Amazon prime it will work on Kodi also. If I didn't have prime because of all the purchases I do I wouldn't bother.

    Its free to download and try. How easy can you get? Just try it. I don't miss cable and especially the bill one bit.
    Download on a smart tv?,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post

    Download on a smart tv?,
    Anything you have Internet connection and storage. If you can download anything else on a smart TV you can Kodi. Put it on a thumb drive or SD card

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    I have a Chromecast which is similar. I have Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go accounts. Anything you watch in a Google Chrome browser (from your laptop, tablet, or phone), you can cast to your TV. It basically makes your TV your monitor. There is also a related app where I can cast from my phone to any computer in my house.

    The Chromecast is a USB stick. I have it plugged into a dedicated channel of my receiver. $35 for the stick. It's alright, but I'll probably end up going with a dedicated device like Roku.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSS View Post
    No1 jailbroke theirs yet? To get kodi and Genesis on it. There would be more stuff on it this way.

    Had a few friends do it and they love it.
    Actually firesticks are no easy for jailbreak. But if you follow the recommendations from this unbiased resource https://www.firesticktricks.com/jail...ire-stick.html , you will definitely cope with the task easily. After jailbreaking you can arrange your movies, TV shows and photos; you can install clever addons; and you can record live television. By the way, a guy I work with says he bought a jail broken Amazon fire stick from eBay. So this is another smart way out

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    Can you watch regular TV stations and cable stations like the outdoor channel etc. with a ROKU box?

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    I got one for my projector, pretty nifty. Mainly use it for Netflix but it has all sorts of stuff.
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    They're the absolute bomb! I bought one and I paid for the Directv Go app so I can have all of the cable chanels. I cancelled my local cable tv because of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigmoe View Post
    They're the absolute bomb! I bought one and I paid for the Directv Go app so I can have all of the cable chanels. I cancelled my local cable tv because of it
    So you can get a ROKU or Firestick and download an app and get regular channels along with the other?

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    Bought a 43" Toshiba fire TV edition for $199 on Amazon.

    It's a smart TV with fire stick built in.

    32" was $119
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Bought a 43" Toshiba fire TV edition for $199 on Amazon.

    It's a smart TV with fire stick built in.

    32" was $119
    Are you able to watch regular TV without a cable or satellite subscription with what you have? I'm not smart on how all this stuff works but I sure would like to cancel my freakin high dish network bill.

    BTW Helluva deal on that TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyJ View Post
    Are you able to watch regular TV without a cable or satellite subscription with what you have? I'm not smart on how all this stuff works but I sure would like to cancel my freakin high dish network bill.

    BTW Helluva deal on that TV.
    Not without having a service such as cable or direct TV.

    But I don't care for cable anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Not without having a service such as cable or direct TV.

    But I don't care for cable anyway
    Actually you can watch most local TV now without cable service. There are TONs of apps out there to show your local channels and even most you would normally pay for.

    I have since this thread started gotten a Firestick also, It's pretty good but I like the Roku better for watching my prime. The Firestick has more apps available and I also was able to put my Kodi on it and it runs better than the little android box I had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Actually you can watch most local TV now without cable service. There are TONs of apps out there to show your local channels and even most you would normally pay for.

    I have since this thread started gotten a Firestick also, It's pretty good but I like the Roku better for watching my prime. The Firestick has more apps available and I also was able to put my Kodi on it and it runs better than the little android box I had before.
    Ok.

    What are the apps for premium channels.

    Can I put Kodi on this fire TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Ok.

    What are the apps for premium channels.

    Can I put Kodi on this fire TV?
    It look a little work but I got my Kodi installed on my firestick. Youtube is a big help.
    I would just google to see what the apps are, there are 100s if not 1000s available

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    that sounds like an asian porn
    The porn hub app is free on the Roku! But, I wouldn't know anything about that.

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