Amazon Fire TV - John Lewis - £64.00
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Amazon Fire TV - John Lewis - £64.00

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The girlfriends just bought the fire stick and I was considering one of these to replace the rather lacklustre smart features on my Sharp TV. Does anyone know if these boxes suffer from the audio sync issues the stick suffers from? The Sticks we've tried both have the same issue where where the audio on the likes of YouTube and iPlayer goes out of sync if paused or at random.
Edited by: "freakstyler" 19th Dec 2015

freakstyler

The girlfriends just bought the fire stick and I was considering one of … The girlfriends just bought the fire stick and I was considering one of these to replace the rather lacklustre smart features on my Sharp TV. Does anyone know if these boxes suffer from the audio sync issues the stick suffers from? The Sticks we've tired both have the same issue where where the audio on the likes of YouTube and iPlayer goes out of sync if paused or at random.



get one and install Kodi, it'll be the best thing you'll ever do.

mbordacs

get one and install Kodi, it'll be the best thing you'll ever do.



Well that was the plan but the audio issue is a little bit concerning.

Heat added. I'm tempted to bite and get one but I'm hoping the Nvidia shield drops to £120 again, great price though.

Are the additional features to this (compared to the stick) worth having?

Whats the running costs? Does it require a contract, and what TV content does it give you?

(Am clearly a clueless Fire TV observer).

noahsdad

Whats the running costs? Does it require a contract, and what TV content … Whats the running costs? Does it require a contract, and what TV content does it give you?(Am clearly a clueless Fire TV observer).


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71M-04SGlOL._SL1000_.jpg

Come on Amazon

Original Poster

Yeah if Amazon pricematch, download the primenow app for a tenner off (in certain postcodes)

amazon.co.uk/b/r…031

Manchester / Bolton just been added

Original Poster

LVG OUT

zermattbusby

Yeah if Amazon pricematch, download the primenow app for a tenner off (in … Yeah if Amazon pricematch, download the primenow app for a tenner off (in certain postcodes)http://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=pn_uk_surl_lp?node=6584642031Manchester / Bolton just been added


I know that's what I'm waiting for

zermattbusby

LVG OUT


I and easy he's decimating the team I love

This is a great product.

LVG HOT.

Hi if I bought this and downloaded kodi would I need to pay for any extras? Don't understand how the cost works

ChampionshipManager

This is a great product.LVG HOT.


Lol he ain't hot mum

What cable is it to put into to?

Tv?

mummy2girls13

Tv?


HDMI

Thanks. If I just downloaded kodi would I need to pay any costs?

Original Poster

mummy2girls13

Thanks. If I just downloaded kodi would I need to pay any costs?



There are some paid for addons that claim to give a better service, but generally no you wont have to pay anything

Search 'Kodi' on YouTube

mbordacs

get one and install Kodi, it'll be the best thing you'll ever do.



I can second that, we did that on our fire tv stick.

zermattbusby

Manchester / Bolton just been added


Surely Wigan has to be next then.
Edited by: "marra" 19th Dec 2015

marra

Surely Wigan has to be next then.


Wn7 postcodes have been
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Great product, you can sideload apps too (without rooting)
There is an app on Android that you put on your phone or tablet and it transfers it to the Fire and it runs (Not all the time) I have spotify/accuradio and more on it.

Not done Kodi yet but will as I have just slammed a 64g memory card, as apps automaticly install when the internal memory is full.

Little miffed as the internal memory appears to be 8g, but that is not too concerning due to the above.

Voice search is good, but does not search Netflix internally.

At the moment the USB port has not been activated, so you can't use it for anything, sadly. but PLEX is available.

Official software is a little thin on the ground but I'm sure it will get there.

I found that finding your way around is a little confusing, and sideloaded apps are hidden away in the settings section.

Re: Bluetooth, I have connected my Bluetooth speaker to it, Keyboard, Mouse, and a Bluetooth Receiver.

Only thing that is, that it's missing ALL4 (Tried sideloading, but no joy)

Phew!!!

Get it, it costs less than a price of a night out. You can always return it. If not your never know.

Have fun

mikeypr

Great product, you can sideload apps too (without rooting)There is an app … Great product, you can sideload apps too (without rooting)There is an app on Android that you put on your phone or tablet and it transfers it to the Fire and it runs (Not all the time) I have spotify/accuradio and more on it.Not done Kodi yet but will as I have just slammed a 64g memory card, as apps automaticly install when the internal memory is full.Little miffed as the internal memory appears to be 8g, but that is not too concerning due to the above.Voice search is good, but does not search Netflix internally.At the moment the USB port has not been activated, so you can't use it for anything, sadly. but PLEX is available.Official software is a little thin on the ground but I'm sure it will get there.I found that finding your way around is a little confusing, and sideloaded apps are hidden away in the settings section.Re: Bluetooth, I have connected my Bluetooth speaker to it, Keyboard, Mouse, and a Bluetooth Receiver.Only thing that is, that it's missing ALL4 (Tried sideloading, but no joy)Phew!!!Get it, it costs less than a price of a night out. You can always return it. If not your never know.Have fun



You can use the USB port for a keyboard and mouse or for an external hard drive or pen drive, if you wish.

Can you watch the new top gear via this? My other half keeps going on about it not paid any attention what so ever? Do you have to connect to wifi with this too?

Your be able to watch top gear if you also subscribe to prime.

Never knew you could use a mouse or keyboard on this. When I attempted to put in a USB stick, it never even delivered the 5v

Oh, external HDD did not work on mine. Samsung and Toshiba. And there is no software to access it. Firmware on the latest.

mikeypr

Your be able to watch top gear if you also subscribe to prime. Never knew … Your be able to watch top gear if you also subscribe to prime. Never knew you could use a mouse or keyboard on this. When I attempted to put in a USB stick, it never even delivered the 5v



Thanks? We have a smart tv and some how just won't connect to the wifi so i wondered if it's worth getting one of these gadgets...

People always talk about adding kodi and that's all you'll ever need. But can you watch sky sports HD channels in same quality as normal sky sports hd? My experience is 'no' as I can only get sd and the quality isn't great. Please correct me if I'm wrong and tell me how I can get it in hd quality.

Banned

Thanks Op, this is £80 at Amazon

glennhoward007

People always talk about adding kodi and that's all you'll ever need. But … People always talk about adding kodi and that's all you'll ever need. But can you watch sky sports HD channels in same quality as normal sky sports hd? My experience is 'no' as I can only get sd and the quality isn't great. Please correct me if I'm wrong and tell me how I can get it in hd quality.



Your not gonna always get the best quality on kodi, but it's free. I've found kodi 15.2 and Apollo 5.9 the best combination so far. ( don't forget to install fire starter to disable auto firetv updates

I've just ordered thanks. How do I add kodi please?

Thanks for posting

the porter

Wn7 postcodes have been


i didn't know that, but i'm in wn5 so hopefully not far off

marra

Heat added. I'm tempted to bite and get one but I'm hoping the Nvidia … Heat added. I'm tempted to bite and get one but I'm hoping the Nvidia shield drops to £120 again, great price though.



​I'm the same mate.....just sold my aftv fire box 1st generation. This is without a doubt a class product an excellent deal. but I'm itching to get the nvidia shield. or I'd be all over this.

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nelltheelephant

I've just ordered thanks. How do I add kodi please?



YouTube is the best place for everything Kodi

Type in :

How to install Kodi on the Amazon Fire Stick (or Amazon Fire TV)

zermattbusby

YouTube is the best place for everything KodiType in :How to install Kodi … YouTube is the best place for everything KodiType in :How to install Kodi on the Amazon Fire Stick (or Amazon Fire TV)



Thanks very much. I'll take a look

The downside to Fire TV is you get to watch 3 ageing, overpaid petrolheads massaging each others egos.

I already got Smart TV with most of the catchup apps. So do you think, buying Fire TV will add any extension to my collection?
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