Amazon Fire TV £64 @ Amazon
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Amazon Fire TV £64 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Aug 2015
Massive selection - Thousands of TV episodes and movies, millions of songs and over a hundred games.
Free 30-day Prime trial - Enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Britain's largest subscription streaming service, plus Prime Music
Voice search that actually works - Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds
Tiny box, huge specs - Fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, dedicated GPU, expandable USB storage for apps and games, plus support for up to 1080p HD video and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound
Easy to set up and use - Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can enjoy favourite titles and personalised recommendations
Instant streaming - Exclusive new feature ASAP predicts what movies and TV episodes you'll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play
Great for gaming, too - Play blockbuster titles like Minecraft-Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead and Monsters University, plus free games and Amazon exclusives. Paid games start from just £0.59.

As well as all the blurb above it is pretty easy to get Kodi on it

It has been cheaper in the past but at £64 it is a reduction on its typical price of £79.

Also available at Argos for the same price....

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

For those who feel intrepid, but also fancy a utility to help them, then the excellent....

forum.xda-developers.com/sho…774

Amazon FireTV Utility App for Windows can be found in the above URL. It is useful for installing and side-loading apps and games etc, Using it to install Kodi and change the keymap is just one of its many useful functions.
Some functions only apply to the earlier and unlockable Fire TV's.
More features than you could shake a wobbly stick at.

For those voting cold please post where you can buy it cheaper now and then we can all benefit

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Good price. Yes it's been cheaper but it's also normally more expensive. Well worth it for £64. Hot!

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Decharvinator

Good price. Yes it's been cheaper but it's also normally more expensive. … Good price. Yes it's been cheaper but it's also normally more expensive. Well worth it for £64. Hot!



Amazon price match. A few retailers have dropped it to £64 over the last week.

tesco direct same price

Is there much difference between this and the Amazon Fire stick?

Will this get Amazon's Top Gear when it starts ?

PhilK

Will this get Amazon's Top Gear when it starts ?



​ Google kodi Amazon, for details how to put it on :-)

Murgatr0yd

Is there much difference between this and the Amazon Fire stick?



Pages of discussion about this on previous Fire TV threads. The quick answer is (IMO) there is a huge difference. Apart from being very noticably faster, it has a voice controller built into the remote, an Ethernet port, an optical out port (5.1) and a USB port for external flash drives (up to 128Gb). Believe some high end games will also run better on the TV than on the stick.

robertr

Pages of discussion about this on previous Fire TV threads. The quick … Pages of discussion about this on previous Fire TV threads. The quick answer is (IMO) there is a huge difference. Apart from being very noticably faster, it has a voice controller built into the remote, an Ethernet port, an optical out port (5.1) and a USB port for external flash drives (up to 128Gb). Believe some high end games will also run better on the TV than on the stick.



Thanks.

You don't need to root your device to sideload apks - download adbfire and you can sideload any apk without rooting, so you don't invalidate your warranty (re the forum.xda-developers.com/sho…774 information).

Murgatr0yd

Is there much difference between this and the Amazon Fire stick?



Also see side-by-side differences here.

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n64play

You don't need to root your device to sideload apks - download adbfire … You don't need to root your device to sideload apks - download adbfire and you can sideload any apk without rooting, so you don't invalidate your warranty (re the http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2736774 information).


Can you root UK Fire TVs now then?

Didn't think any were rootable or had yet been rooted.

I've had both and wouldn't recommend this over the stick.

Plex still fails to stream comfortably, the voice search thing is gimmicky and only works on the 'Main menu', not within apps. I didn't notice browsing menus that this was any faster than the stick, all seems very placebo to me.

Picked up a Stick for £19 on Prime Day and tbh I wouldn't pay any more than that. Basic android stick with a very nice remote, not worth £65 of anyone's money.
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 17th Aug 2015

johnthehuman

I've had both and wouldn't recommend this over the stick.Plex still fails … I've had both and wouldn't recommend this over the stick.Plex still fails to stream comfortably, the voice search thing is gimmicky and only works on the 'Main menu', not within apps. I didn't notice browsing menus that this was any faster than the stick, all seems very placebo to me. Picked up a Stick for £19 on Prime Day and tbh I wouldn't pay any more than that. Basic android stick with a very nice remote, not worth £65 of anyone's money.




I run 4 of these around the house on Kodi connected to a NAS and I have no problems playing files (even 30GB+ 1080p).
I suggest you look at your setup - sounds like your Plex server isn't good enough to transcode your files. Consider using Kodi and letting the Fire TV do the grunt work, it's got more than enough horsepower to handle it.

well worth the money,have got two already for the kids and sideloaded kodi plus android settings apk which will allow a wireless mouse to be connect via its usb port ( needed for a few apps they wanted ).
MUCH better than the stick around ....not saying the stick isn't good but this is THE one to get out the two.

And when sideloading your not rooting anything,your just sending files to the HDD it has and running whatever you send to it
Hot from me

johnthehuman

I've had both and wouldn't recommend this over the stick.Plex still fails … I've had both and wouldn't recommend this over the stick.Plex still fails to stream comfortably, the voice search thing is gimmicky and only works on the 'Main menu', not within apps. I didn't notice browsing menus that this was any faster than the stick, all seems very placebo to me. Picked up a Stick for £19 on Prime Day and tbh I wouldn't pay any more than that. Basic android stick with a very nice remote, not worth £65 of anyone's money.



I have both, and running them side by side there is a very noticeable speed difference with the Fire TV over the Stick. While the stick (mainly) does the job, the added ports of the TV make it a no brainier for me, the ability to connect via Ethernet and play from and save to external flash drive as well as the speed difference, is worth the extra IMO.

Install TVMC (customised version of Kodi) and it'll install all the addons for you and keep itself updated...

I'm a total noob when it comes to stuff like this, but was wondering, can I watch live NFL games through Kodi?

You cant get ITV player on it for catch up tv

VimesUK

Massive selection - Thousands of TV episodes and movies, millions … Massive selection - Thousands of TV episodes and movies, millions of songs and over a hundred games.Free 30-day Prime trial - Enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Britain's largest subscription streaming service, plus Prime MusicVoice search that actually works - Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in secondsTiny box, huge specs - Fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, dedicated GPU, expandable USB storage for apps and games, plus support for up to 1080p HD video and Dolby Digital Plus surround soundEasy to set up and use - Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can enjoy favourite titles and personalised recommendationsInstant streaming - Exclusive new feature ASAP predicts what movies and TV episodes you'll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit playGreat for gaming, too - Play blockbuster titles like Minecraft-Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead and Monsters University, plus free games and Amazon exclusives. Paid games start from just £0.59.As well as all the blurb above it is pretty easy to get Kodi on it :)It has been cheaper in the past but at £64 it is a reduction on its typical price of £79.Also available at Argos for the same price....http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4266792.htmFor those who feel intrepid, but also fancy a utility to help them, then the excellent....http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2736774Amazon FireTV Utility App for Windows can be found in the above URL. It is useful for installing and side-loading apps and games etc, Using it to install Kodi and change the keymap is just one of its many useful functions.Some functions only apply to the earlier and unlockable Fire TV's.More features than you could shake a wobbly stick at. For those voting cold please post where you can buy it cheaper now and then we can all benefit

I bought one on the prime day offer at £59 ,the firmware version was the only version that Kodi would not work on,only option I had was to update latest firmware ,but sadly cant root now ,well not until a new root tool comes out.
its good but Fire tv stick works just as well with Kodi.

coleraine

I bought one on the prime day offer at £59 ,the firmware version was the … I bought one on the prime day offer at £59 ,the firmware version was the only version that Kodi would not work on,only option I had was to update latest firmware ,but sadly cant root now ,well not until a new root tool comes out.its good but Fire tv stick works just as well with Kodi.


i've got the latest firmware and running kodi quite happily, you don't need to root to install kodi

Byron78

Can you root UK Fire TVs now then?



yeah quite easily, if you google it you'll find a wiki page on it. you don't need to though to sideload apks or install kodi


Edited by: "n64play" 17th Aug 2015

There isn't that much of a bonus in rooting now. Most people did it to enable external flash drives, but Amazon have now included that in their own firmware update.

DMcG1873

I'm a total noob when it comes to stuff like this, but was wondering, can … I'm a total noob when it comes to stuff like this, but was wondering, can I watch live NFL games through Kodi?


You can but it is very hit and miss, free streams will often drop as everyone jumps onto it at once. Personally I'd recommend a paid subscription that whilst not perfect gives a far more stable experience.

Woodsie

I run 4 of these around the house on Kodi connected to a NAS and I have … I run 4 of these around the house on Kodi connected to a NAS and I have no problems playing files (even 30GB+ 1080p).I suggest you look at your setup - sounds like your Plex server isn't good enough to transcode your files. Consider using Kodi and letting the Fire TV do the grunt work, it's got more than enough horsepower to handle it.



Already got Plex setup and it runs fine on a number of other devices; it's more to do with the fact that Fire TV (and Stick) doesn't seem to like my videos so it forces them to be transcoded. Don't fancy Kodi, I moved away from XBMC on an Xbox Crystal years ago to Plex and haven't looked back.

Plenty of other options, and I do like the AFTV Stick, it's just a shame it's not perfect

robertr

There isn't that much of a bonus in rooting now. Most people did it to … There isn't that much of a bonus in rooting now. Most people did it to enable external flash drives, but Amazon have now included that in their own firmware update.


One of the main reasons to get the box over the cheaper stick is to play games & emulators and one of the popular methods is to pair with say a PS3 controller (over buying the amazon one). Alas that app requires root access to work.
Edited by: "godsakes" 17th Aug 2015

I suspect Apple TV 2015 is already in the Amazon SKU...

robertr

Pages of discussion about this on previous Fire TV threads. The quick … Pages of discussion about this on previous Fire TV threads. The quick answer is (IMO) there is a huge difference. Apart from being very noticably faster, it has a voice controller built into the remote, an Ethernet port, an optical out port (5.1) and a USB port for external flash drives (up to 128Gb). Believe some high end games will also run better on the TV than on the stick.



The firestick is fast as hell. Much quicker than the latest virgin media box for example. And it's a lot more portable if you have TV's throughout the house.

Sideloaded Sky Go onto mine last week. Ideal for the bedroom.

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bigpete

You cant get ITV player on it for catch up tv




couldn't this be a working option....?

redeneobux.com/en/…di/

I have both and have to say there is not much difference at all, wouldn't recommend buying this over the stick as it's a lot more expensive compared to the stick. You don't even need the voice remote as you can just download the Fire TV Remote app which has voice recognition

Once you access your stored films via kodi you will no doubt dump plex as its so much quicker and less laggy than plex. And I have been a plex fan for years, but kodi is so much better and faster accessing files.

dann2000

You can but it is very hit and miss, free streams will often drop as … You can but it is very hit and miss, free streams will often drop as everyone jumps onto it at once. Personally I'd recommend a paid subscription that whilst not perfect gives a far more stable experience.



Thanks dann. I had a look at the Game Pass plans, but they seem quite pricey in comparison.

You can install Emby for Fire TV without the need to sideload.

remember there is a chance that the new Amazon fire box will be out. Amazon have stopped selling these on US website.


My pet hate is that it doesn't seem to keep my Hulu Plus app signed in, every other time I use it I have to re-enter the details.






Edited by: "stoney73" 17th Aug 2015

I know what it is, my server wasn't built to cope with heavy transcoding, and I don't see any real reason that the AFTV needs to transcode other than an inability to recognise mkv properly. I cba to change my server for a lazy client

works for what I need it to, I use the AFTV stick for Prime and watching TV channels (tvplayer) and it's pretty darn good at that.

I love my AFTV , Ive finally utilized it by adding a synology NAS to my network.

Plus using Genesis to automatically add "recent tv shows" to your library when available is fantastic. One thing i would say is getting any android box for live sports streaming is a waste of time. Get a slybox and sub from ebay , works a treat with no buffering/downtime issues.

Good price but if you are unsure buy the stick before getting this to make up your mind.

Mecoconuts

Install TVMC (customised version of Kodi) and it'll install all the … Install TVMC (customised version of Kodi) and it'll install all the addons for you and keep itself updated...



the addons will update but kodi won't.

i read at the bottom that this is the last version they will support or something (it's on the old version not new 15.0).

what your better off doing is using hushams repo which installs about a million add ons for you automatically.

he is always taking requests for more stuff to be added also so message him if some you like are missing.

husham > all

husham.com/

Those of you who already have Kodi - is it possible to watch live Premiership football on it? Thanks
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