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

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Found 8th Apr 2015
Recently reduce to £64 at Argos but back up to £79 so no doubt Curry's will follow suit shortly...get it while you can

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I hear u OP .. I hear u ..... lool. :-)

good box!

kido xbmc runs nicely for the non legit folk ;). I got mine for 64 from amazon.

Good price

Banned

pimpchez

kido xbmc runs nicely for the non legit folk ;). I got mine for 64 from … kido xbmc runs nicely for the non legit folk ;). I got mine for 64 from amazon.


FIRST RULE OF KODI....WE DON'T TALK ABOUT KODI !!!

pimpchez

kido xbmc runs nicely for the non legit folk ;). I got mine for 64 from … kido xbmc runs nicely for the non legit folk ;). I got mine for 64 from amazon.



You can run this legitimately. I thought you were now able to make a backup dvd in the form of an iso? If so, Kodi can play this.

It's great for side loading apps. I purchased one of these after seeing my friend load his with a variety of emulators and I thought the potential for adding in extra functionality was impressive. I've added in some Home Security apps which are impressive.

I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various apps on XBMC/Kodi?

toonsquirel

I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various … I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various apps on XBMC/Kodi?



I believe it is very easy now,as you can download Kodi directly from the Amazon App Store,so no need to side load

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Donzy12

I believe it is very easy now,as you can download Kodi directly from the … I believe it is very easy now,as you can download Kodi directly from the Amazon App Store,so no need to side load



Kodi doesn't show up as compatible for Fire TV via the amanzon app store for me - only shows as compatible with my android phone.

But...it was easy to sideload with adb and the kodi helix zip

Amazon Fire TV runs on Android and I understand that Android can only output at 60Hz, so if you're playing movies with different frame rates (24p, etc.) there will be some choppiness in scenes with panning. I don't know if this has been fixed recently though.
Another option is to get a Raspberry Pi 2 (about £40 with the bits -- case, sd card, etc.) and install Kodi on it, though it won't be quite as plug-n-play as a Fire TV. You'd also have to install whatever plug-ins you need for Netflix and other services. End result is very nice though.

Can this play media off the USB port?

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Deal_HUNT3R

Can this play media off the USB port?



yes - although it only support FAT32 so you will be limited to video files < 4GB in size

Original Poster

Deal_HUNT3R

Can this play media off the USB port?



Read this article

toonsquirel

I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various … I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various apps on XBMC/Kodi?

you can download fire aapp fire available from the App Store
toonsquirel

I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various … I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various apps on XBMC/Kodi?

you can download apps2fire or agk fire from Play store. just pick the App from you're phone and it will send directly to the fire TV unit. very easy to do no messing about with computers like most of the advice on Google.

dotnetter

yes - although it only support FAT32 so you will be limited to video … yes - although it only support FAT32 so you will be limited to video files < 4GB in size




Yeah but you can split them to fit on FAT32 as 2 parts
aftvnews.com/how…di/

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FIRST RULE OF KODI....WE DON'T TALK ABOUT KODI !!!

Kodi is perfectly legal! Its some of the Add ons that are somewhat suspect...

EvilA

It's great for side loading apps. I purchased one of these after seeing … It's great for side loading apps. I purchased one of these after seeing my friend load his with a variety of emulators and I thought the potential for adding in extra functionality was impressive. I've added in some Home Security apps which are impressive.



Hi. What apps for home security??

Put kodi on this two weeks ago. Gonna cancel sky. Brilliant.

roadie

Hi. What apps for home security??



I'm using the Fibaro app and going to be testing out IP Camera and a few other related apps. The Fibaro app is working nicely with a bluetooth mouse.
Edited by: "EvilA" 8th Apr 2015

EvilA

I'm using the Fibaro app and going to be testing out IP Camera and a few … I'm using the Fibaro app and going to be testing out IP Camera and a few other related apps. The Fibaro app is working nicely with a bluetooth mouse.



Does this work only with IP camera's or can it be used with a dvr and cctv system? Thanks

Secondly, is that Fibaro on the Amazon app store as I cannot see it.//

Amazon Prime annoys me because you have to pay for many of the latest TV episodes.

roadie

Secondly, is that Fibaro on the Amazon app store as I cannot see it.//



Hi, I've side loaded it in and downloaded from:

android.fibaro.com

Fibaro is a home automation system. The PIRs can activate the alarm but also can be connected to actions like turning lights on when you enter a room or turn on recording from a CCTV camera. It can also be connected to a Satel alarm system. It can be quite complicated to set up though and people have had varying results. I'm really impressed by my system though.

How good are these for running Kodi? I've read a lot of online reviews but I was considering one for the bedroom TV. Everyone seems to be raving over them.

Great little device and dead easy to sideload APKs via APP2FIRE. Will run almost anything you throw at it. Kodi easy to setup too, couple of useful toolkits available on XDA simplifies this.

can you get iPlayer and all the other UK on demand TV apps ?

Is it possible to use this for AirPlay?

andy5253

can you get iPlayer and all the other UK on demand TV apps ?



Yep

loofer

Is it possible to use this for AirPlay?



Yep

toonsquirel

I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various … I've an android box with XBMC, how easy is it to add this and the various apps on XBMC/Kodi?



simple & loads of youtube vids to help

youtube.com/wat…Yl8
Edited by: "tipsy1973" 9th Apr 2015

Heed20

How good are these for running Kodi? I've read a lot of online reviews … How good are these for running Kodi? I've read a lot of online reviews but I was considering one for the bedroom TV. Everyone seems to be raving over them.



Really good. If you use Plex Media Server too (like I do) you can get a plugin to run that through Kodi as well, because the official Plex app on the Fire TV is an abomination.

Only thing I wish it did was when I switch apps, keep the netflix show I'm watching paused. Kodi does this...why can't Netflix? I'm guessing that's something Netflix have done with their app though, not really a criticism of the Fire TV itself.

I love mine. So much better than the Apple TV I threw on ebay!

Thanks very much for the advice Synthesthesia, appreciate it. I think I'll go for one of these. At this price if I don't like it I won't lose much by putting it on eBay.

I already enjoy messing with Kodi on computer and tablets, might as well get one for bedroom

dotnetter

Read this article


Great news thanks for that!

I've replaced two WDTV boxes with these, as a novice to android sideloaded KODI with no issue (so box replaces all WDTV functionality + an awful lot of extras). Only issue is the 'gaming' functionality, 8GB filled up very quickly, so this update seems perfect.

Very impressed with these rather snazzy devices.


The build quality of these boxes are far better than the android m8 boxes at the same price and considering this new update things will improve. The only downside is sideloading apps, no bluetooth and amazons dire operating system, thankfully with a cheap poundland bluetooth dongle I will get support for my recreated zx spectrum

EvilA

Hi, I've side loaded it in and downloaded … Hi, I've side loaded it in and downloaded from:http://android.fibaro.comFibaro is a home automation system. The PIRs can activate the alarm but also can be connected to actions like turning lights on when you enter a room or turn on recording from a CCTV camera. It can also be connected to a Satel alarm system. It can be quite complicated to set up though and people have had varying results. I'm really impressed by my system though.




I will try to play with it tonight, hopefully.
Thanks

tipsy1973

The build quality of these boxes are far better than the android m8 boxes … The build quality of these boxes are far better than the android m8 boxes at the same price and considering this new update things will improve. The only downside is sideloading apps, no bluetooth and amazons dire operating system, thankfully with a cheap poundland bluetooth dongle I will get support for my recreated zx spectrum



Ps, it does have bluetooth, the new firmware allows bluetooth devices to be used as well as usb devices etc.

[quote=Marker]Amazon Fire TV runs on Android and I understand that Android can only output at 60Hz, so if you're playing movies with different frame rates (24p, etc.) there will be some choppiness in scenes with panning. I don't know if this has been fixed recently though.
Another option is to get a Raspberry Pi 2 (about £40 with the bits -- case, sd card, etc.) and install Kodi on it, though it won't be quite as plug-n-play as a Fire TV. You'd also have to install whatever plug-ins you need for Netflix and other services. End result is very nice though.[/quotes802 boxes, eg mxiii 2gb can output different frame rates. look it up on freaktab.com

roadie

I will try to play with it tonight, hopefully.Thanks



I download the latest version for a mobile phone, not the tablet. The tablet apk didn't work but the phone was fine provided you have a bluetooth mouse. It's worth noting that this app works with the Fibaro Home Centre 2. You will need one of these in order to use the app.

I'm also trying out the Foscam app later on tonight to see if I can get all of my ip cctv cameras on one screen. All of the IP cameras are set to record remotely to a FreeNAS server.
Edited by: "EvilA" 9th Apr 2015
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