Amazon fire tv box £59 @ Amazon
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Amazon fire tv box £59 @ Amazon

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Found 15th Jul 2015
Have been looking at this and it seems a good price. Free delivery and no need to join prime to get this price.Saving 25% (£20 )

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I'm tempted to buy at this price to root and run XBMC/Kodi on

Thanks, voted hot

parker_94

I'm tempted to buy at this price to root and run XBMC/Kodi on Thanks, … I'm tempted to buy at this price to root and run XBMC/Kodi on Thanks, voted hot



Can't root them. But you can run Kodi without root.

Seeing as its not a Prime Day deal it might be worth removing it from the title so non-prime shoppers know they can get this deal too

Original Poster

tub

Seeing as its not a Prime Day deal it might be worth removing it from the … Seeing as its not a Prime Day deal it might be worth removing it from the title so non-prime shoppers know they can get this deal too


I didn't add prime to the title, I also mentioned in the description it wasn't part of prime.

I know u mentioned it in the description but it might help people that just look at the titles.
Silly if its added Prime Deal automatically, can u or anyone else change it?

Spence1115

Can't root them. But you can run Kodi without root.



You can root them (depends what software version) and this would allow me to boot straight to Kodi

Ordered thank you

I ordered one 3 weeks ago for £79, excellent piece of kit (better than the stick), just did an online chat and Amazon have refunded me the £20 price drop difference :-)

parker_94

You can root them (depends what software version) and this would allow me … You can root them (depends what software version) and this would allow me to boot straight to Kodi



im pretty sure that since this was released in the uk, they have not been able to be rooted. so no, you can't root this

I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid for it) but I've just ordered myself a TV Box to replace it. There are two reasons for this. First, the Stick does cause stuff to 'stutter'. Yes it's liveable with and it's not consistent (some things play perfectly fine while other stuff seems much more prone to stuttering). However I'm told that the quad-core CPU & extra RAM in the TV Box eliminate stutter. So for a mere £59, I'm going to give it a shot. The second reason is that I want to pair my Bluetooth headphones so I can watch TV without disturbing the wife. You can do this on the TV Box but not on the TV Stick. The TV Stick does have some BT functionality for connecting game controllers and you would think there would be a work-around to allow you to connect a headset. If there is, then it's very difficult to implement and I have read reports that even when you finally do get it to work, there are major problems with lip-sync. Thanks for he heads-up OP. Voted hot...

Can you still get Kodi onto these I thought Amazon removed it from their app store?

lukez0r

Can you still get Kodi onto these I thought Amazon removed it from their … Can you still get Kodi onto these I thought Amazon removed it from their app store?



sideload it takes 5 mins atmost

Joe90_guy

I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid … I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid for it) but I've just ordered myself a TV Box to replace it. There are two reasons for this. First, the Stick does cause stuff to 'stutter'. Yes it's liveable with and it's not consistent (some things play perfectly fine while other stuff seems much more prone to stuttering). However I'm told that the quad-core CPU & extra RAM in the TV Box eliminate stutter. So for a mere £59, I'm going to give it a shot. The second reason is that I want to pair my Bluetooth headphones so I can watch TV without disturbing the wife. You can do this on the TV Box but not on the TV Stick. The TV Stick does have some BT functionality for connecting game controllers and you would think there would be a work-around to allow you to connect a headset. If there is, then it's very difficult to implement and I have read reports that even when you finally do get it to work, there are major problems with lip-sync. Thanks for he heads-up OP. Voted hot...[img]http://www.camelcamelcamel.fr/uk/chart/new.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en[/img]



Interesting... thanks for the details! +heat also here

Awesome!, got this with the Prime Now app deal for £40.

Banned

allan869

Awesome!, got this with the Prime Now app deal for £40.




how? I'll happily bite at £40

Joe90_guy

I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid … I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid for it) but I've just ordered myself a TV Box to replace it. There are two reasons for this. First, the Stick does cause stuff to 'stutter'. Yes it's liveable with and it's not consistent (some things play perfectly fine while other stuff seems much more prone to stuttering). However I'm told that the quad-core CPU & extra RAM in the TV Box eliminate stutter. So for a mere £59, I'm going to give it a shot. The second reason is that I want to pair my Bluetooth headphones so I can watch TV without disturbing the wife. You can do this on the TV Box but not on the TV Stick. The TV Stick does have some BT functionality for connecting game controllers and you would think there would be a work-around to allow you to connect a headset. If there is, then it's very difficult to implement and I have read reports that even when you finally do get it to work, there are major problems with lip-sync. Thanks for he heads-up OP. Voted hot...



I've not seen any stutter on mine. The box is tempting, hoped it might have been a little cheaper tho
Edited by: "Hillster" 15th Jul 2015

Aeschylus

sideload it takes 5 mins atmost



Any chance you can provide some info on this? Thanks!

Just ordered with Prime Now for £39 using code LONDONNOW which gives you 20 off a £50 spend if you order through the Prime Now app and obviously get it delivered in an eligible area.

lukez0r

Any chance you can provide some info on this? Thanks!




follow this, even has pictures, dead easy

tvaddons.ag/ins…tv/
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 15th Jul 2015

No 24/23.976fps support so don't be surprised when everything you watch from your legally ripped films and tv series stutter.

Still for other media it's good.

Hillster

I've not seen any stutter on mine. The box is tempting, hope it might … I've not seen any stutter on mine. The box is tempting, hope it might have been a little cheaper tho



my mum who is a bit posh, says the box is worth it for the remote alone, as the stick's remote feels cheap and tacky

jarvis187

I second this. Please advise! Never heard of this Prime Now


Here

robertr

I ordered one 3 weeks ago for £79, excellent piece of kit (better than … I ordered one 3 weeks ago for £79, excellent piece of kit (better than the stick), just did an online chat and Amazon have refunded me the £20 price drop difference :-)



Thanks for that comment, just did the same and got £20 refunded.

therealgiblet

No 24/23.976fps support so don't be surprised when everything you watch … No 24/23.976fps support so don't be surprised when everything you watch from your legally ripped films and tv series stutter.Still for other media it's good.


Would you recommend a Minix or other box over this?

Joe90_guy

I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid … I already have the TV Stick and it's okay (certainly for the £25 I paid for it) but I've just ordered myself a TV Box to replace it. There are two reasons for this. First, the Stick does cause stuff to 'stutter'. Yes it's liveable with and it's not consistent (some things play perfectly fine while other stuff seems much more prone to stuttering). However I'm told that the quad-core CPU & extra RAM in the TV Box eliminate stutter. So for a mere £59, I'm going to give it a shot. The second reason is that I want to pair my Bluetooth headphones so I can watch TV without disturbing the wife. You can do this on the TV Box but not on the TV Stick. The TV Stick does have some BT functionality for connecting game controllers and you would think there would be a work-around to allow you to connect a headset. If there is, then it's very difficult to implement and I have read reports that even when you finally do get it to work, there are major problems with lip-sync. Thanks for he heads-up OP. Voted hot...


Not really straight forward to attach bluetooth headphones to this and does not work particularly well either. What I did was much easier and that was to get a set of wireless headphones that I have connected directly to the TV. These were the headphones I got: amazon.co.uk/dp/…nes

Want one of these but live just outside london so cant get it typical, any work arounds?

katya1971

Want one of these but live just outside london so cant get it typical, … Want one of these but live just outside london so cant get it typical, any work arounds?



You don't have to live in London to get it for this price.

lukez0r

Would you recommend a Minix or other box over this?



NO, I have had all, and you want my honest opinion, the one which runs best by a country mile is the Nexus Player £60 on Amazon, it is lightning quick, much faster when using Kodi that the fire box, and 100% easier and less clunky than the minix box

everyone hates on the Nexus box as it does not have Ethernet, even though 95% of those people will use wireless, but all 3 of them matched up having used them all for a month each, the nexus player hands down, plus it official supports Kodi

robertr

You don't have to live in London to get it for this price.


Hiw do I get it then please as I put my postcode in and tells me I dont live in a delivery area?

robertr

I ordered one 3 weeks ago for £79, excellent piece of kit (better than … I ordered one 3 weeks ago for £79, excellent piece of kit (better than the stick), just did an online chat and Amazon have refunded me the £20 price drop difference :-)

Hello, I understand you'd like to have a price match on the item "Google … Hello, I understand you'd like to have a price match on the item "Google Nexus Player". I've looked at your order and can see that the price of "Google Nexus Player" has dropped since you placed your order. Please understand that we only price match if the price of the item has decreased within one week after you received the item from us. However, I'm making a one-time exception for you and applied a £ 20.99 Gift Card to your an Amazon.co.uk account. The credit will appear in your Gift Card balance in 1-2 business days. You can view your Gift Card balance here:



****, they only offered me £20 gift card

Ok I was hoping to get it for the £39 with the app but looks like its not possible

hmmmm looks good

Aeschylus

****, they only offered me £20 gift card



They normally refund via the same payment method used to purchase. Did you part purchase it with a gift card?

Aiadi

Not really straight forward to attach bluetooth headphones to this and … Not really straight forward to attach bluetooth headphones to this and does not work particularly well either. What I did was much easier and that was to get a set of wireless headphones that I have connected directly to the TV. These were the headphones I got: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008HLIHKY/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1436950209&sr=1&keywords=wireless+headphones



I did consider these too but at £33, they're a bit pricey. Also when I looked at the reviews, there were a significant number of folks who weren't very happy with the headphones. I also looked at a cheap Bluetooth transmitter box which you can plug into the 3.5mm socket on your TV. You can get these for about £8 but again the reviews were mixed. I figured that upgrading to the TV Box would be the easiest (and as of today the cheapest) way to kill two birds (stutter and Bluetooth headphones) with one stone. If it doesn't fix my problems, I can always return it.

Aeschylus

NO, I have had all, and you want my honest opinion, the one which runs … NO, I have had all, and you want my honest opinion, the one which runs best by a country mile is the Nexus Player £60 on Amazon, it is lightning quick, much faster when using Kodi that the fire box, and 100% easier and less clunky than the minix boxeveryone hates on the Nexus box as it does not have Ethernet, even though 95% of those people will use wireless, but all 3 of them matched up having used them all for a month each, the nexus player hands down, plus it official supports Kodi



I would now only ever use an ethernet connection on any device to be used for video streaming, because of too much potential wireless interference. This is why I upgraded from the Fire stick to the Fire box (mainly) so I could use a wired connection, so the Nexus would be a definite no go for me.

robertr

I would now only ever use an ethernet connection on any device to be used … I would now only ever use an ethernet connection on any device to be used for video streaming, because of too much potential wireless interference. This is why I upgraded from the Fire stick to the Fire box (mainly) so I could use a wired connection, so the Nexus would be a definite no go for me.



it is AC in the Nexus, not N like the fire TV, I have this on a AC router and I can stream 4k, mine connects at 717MPBS, but is you have a poor router then you will need wired
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 15th Jul 2015

Gone for it - got the Fire Stick for £19 last time it was on offer but

i) it stutters when playing MKVs via Plex, I'm hoping that a wired connection will fix that.

ii) parental controls are poo on the Fire Stick, either on or off. Fire TV has FreeTime, so hopefully that will be a better solution

iii) optical out, so I can get 5.1 sound

And if I don't like it, it will go straight back....

therealgiblet

No 24/23.976fps support so don't be surprised when everything you watch … No 24/23.976fps support so don't be surprised when everything you watch from your legally ripped films and tv series stutter.Still for other media it's good.


Changed Kodi settings to match the destination refresh rate. Never seen a single stutter since.

does this support plex? ... i dont mean as a dnla device?

Aeschylus

NO, I have had all, and you want my honest opinion, the one which runs … NO, I have had all, and you want my honest opinion, the one which runs best by a country mile is the Nexus Player £60 on Amazon, it is lightning quick, much faster when using Kodi that the fire box, and 100% easier and less clunky than the minix boxeveryone hates on the Nexus box as it does not have Ethernet, even though 95% of those people will use wireless, but all 3 of them matched up having used them all for a month each, the nexus player hands down, plus it official supports Kodi



thanks for that response. ive got a mk808b which I bought to see what kodi was all about. now I know what im doing, feel like a upgrade even though the mk808b dongle works perfectly.
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