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Amazon Fire TV Stick £29.95 @ Argos (was £34.95)
Amazon Fire TV Stick £29.95 @ Argos (was £34.95)

Amazon Fire TV Stick £29.95 @ Argos (was £34.95)

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Fire TV Stick for effortless streaming of great movies, TV, music and more. Just plug into your TVs HDMI, connect to WiFi and enjoy. With a massive selection of content from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and lots more. Easy to move between rooms or take to a friends. Music streaming from Pandora, Vevo, Tune in and Spotify.

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Will amazon price match argos? Bricks and mortar store and stuff :P
Edited by: "secretspartan1" 23rd Aug 2016

I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere gathering dust. Over-hyped rubbish.

Gennip

I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere … I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere gathering dust. Over-hyped rubbish.


i dont agree i have them in 3 rooms hidden in back of tv all running kodi and mobdro

Gave up on mine, daughter was using it to watch youtube but it kept hanging, went back to the chromecast in the end

Gennip

I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere … I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere gathering dust. Over-hyped rubbish.



Can't agree with that I'm afraid. If you have Amazon Prime and Netflix subscriptions, this is a fantastic device for accessing them. I've installed Kodi on the two sticks I have and it runs flawlessly, streaming movies from my NAS as well as accessing ahmm..those streams :-)

Just make sure you use the HDMI extension cable as the WiFi antenna on these is quite poor and being located at the back of the TV results in a poor connection if your TV isn't in the same room as the router.

I had a couple of Chromecasts before these, they're now gathering dust as a standalone solution works so much better at least for me.
Edited by: "hcc27" 23rd Aug 2016

Quite alot of people giving up on the setup of this! I have one and run Kodi, runs really well... look up youtube for how to guides!

:):)

Shard

Gave up on mine, daughter was using it to watch youtube but it kept … Gave up on mine, daughter was using it to watch youtube but it kept hanging, went back to the chromecast in the end



You probably have a poor WiFi signal to it. Try using the HDMI extension and locating the Fire Stick away from the back of the TV. I also had some buffering issues as my TV isn't in the same room as the router, using the HDMI extension resolved these.

secretspartan1

Will amazon price match argos? Bricks and mortar store and stuff :P


No,they will try to price match their market place only.

Gennip

I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere … I bought one of these a month ago and it is lying in the corner somewere gathering dust. Over-hyped rubbish.



Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon about a month ago (new customer prime deal plus £10 off audible)

I followed a guide on youtube on how to install which took around 20 minutes. I now can stream all the latest boxsets, movies and sport.

Although, I'm yet to find a really decent link for sport, the quality isn't great and lags a bit despite running 68 down / 18 up speeds on my internet (my router is about 3m away in the same room)
Edited by: "Curtis3012" 23rd Aug 2016

you couldnt go wrong with this little thing and for the price.better than some other android boxes out there.just have it close to your wifi router

Amazon Honesty Stick (_;)

I have one of these,for me,mega rubbish,,,but wait,I don't have a clue,took it to the geezer a couple of doors down,now,it's the best thing since sliced bread,as he knows what to do,I clearly do not.heat added.

You need a really good wifi connection for these, consider this if placing a distance from your router. When it works it's a cracking gadget.
Good price. Heat.

Curtis3012

Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon … Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon about a month ago (new customer prime deal plus £10 off audible) I followed a guide on youtube on how to install which took around 20 minutes. I now can stream all the latest boxsets, movies and sport. Although, I'm yet to find a really decent link for sport, the quality isn't great and lags a bit despite running 68 down / 18 up speeds on my internet (my router is about 3m away in the same room)



Sideload Mobdro on to it mate, all the sports streams are on there.

To use it for what it is designed for, it works fine. If you install Kodi on it, it will generally work OK but may occasionally get hot and lock up or start to lag. The Amazon fire TV box is a much better unit for use with Kodi but is more expensive.

fazzy-bhoy

Sideload Mobdro on to it mate, all the sports streams are on there.



Cheers! I've tried using apps like Sports Devil, Pheonix Sports plus a few others and either the links are not working or it's a poor quality. I shouldn't complain to be honest. For £10, it's saved me ££££'s

You literally cannot go wrong. Even at £30/35, they're an absolute steal!!!!

Anyone know any Amazon codes?

Still £35 on prime now, shame cus you can use the £5 off code on there

These things are slow and laggy, amazons interface makes this worse as well but it does generally work even if it's frustrating. I eventually replaced mine with a Chromecast and never looked back.

hcc27

You probably have a poor WiFi signal to it. Try using the HDMI extension … You probably have a poor WiFi signal to it. Try using the HDMI extension and locating the Fire Stick away from the back of the TV. I also had some buffering issues as my TV isn't in the same room as the router, using the HDMI extension resolved these.



Thanks, but there's about 5cm between the router and the fire stick, and nothing else has trouble with the wifi.
It's BT so reliable

I did wonder if there's firmware which needs updating but I've been assuming that that auto updates.
Oh, and it's totally vanilla, it doesn't have Kodi or anything else on it
Edited by: "Shard" 23rd Aug 2016

Bought one of these to use when travelling, great bit of kit. ChromeCast hasn't had a look in since I got this. Use for Netflix, Amazon, Kodi & streams. Works a treat.

Hi all

Does anyone use a VPN when accessing certain Kodi *ahem* features?

Shard

Thanks, but there's about 5cm between the router and the fire stick, and … Thanks, but there's about 5cm between the router and the fire stick, and nothing else has trouble with the wifi.It's BT so reliableI did wonder if there's firmware which needs updating but I've been assuming that that auto updates.Oh, and it's totally vanilla, it doesn't have Kodi or anything else on it



Hmm could be congestion on the wifi channel your router is broadcasting in. Try using an app like WiFi Analyser on Android, you can see what the congested channels in your home are and switch the router to a relatively congestion-free channel. Then factory reset the Fire Stick and try using the 5G band over the 2G, usually less congested (if your router supports it).

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Edited by: "hcc27" 23rd Aug 2016

got one there good got kodi running a great build ingot of a well know youtube blogger

matthewsalisbury56

These things are slow and laggy, amazons interface makes this worse as … These things are slow and laggy, amazons interface makes this worse as well but it does generally work even if it's frustrating. I eventually replaced mine with a Chromecast and never looked back.



Well done
Mine is fine and i wouldn't replace it with anything

ashmac

got one there good got kodi running a great build ingot of a well know … got one there good got kodi running a great build ingot of a well know youtube blogger



Again, with puncutation?

Curtis3012

Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon … Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon about a month ago (new customer prime deal plus £10 off audible) I followed a guide on youtube on how to install which took around 20 minutes. I now can stream all the latest boxsets, movies and sport. Although, I'm yet to find a really decent link for sport, the quality isn't great and lags a bit despite running 68 down / 18 up speeds on my internet (my router is about 3m away in the same room)



​try looking at a paradox build, register on black box forums and then follow a guide.

This is one the best things I've ever brought.
Just put Kodi and TVMC on it and you'll never look back.

joethepope

Looking for a Kodi upgrade from android box. Is the stick as reliable as … Looking for a Kodi upgrade from android box. Is the stick as reliable as the AF tv box? Tia



​Never used an android box but I can tell that kodi works great on the fire stick.

Why does the app store auto shuts on my fire tv? Won't let me install iplayers. The Amazon cs says maybe because of kodi.

Anyone else experienced this with your Amazon app store?

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mrew42

Again, with puncutation?



how about in english?

Shard

Gave up on mine, daughter was using it to watch youtube but it kept … Gave up on mine, daughter was using it to watch youtube but it kept hanging, went back to the chromecast in the end


same here. very frustrating..it was next to the wireless router aswell so couldnt get a better signal. went for a hardwired android box instead what a difference being hardwired makes!

if you have a smart tv with iplayer and netflix apps on them, does this add any value? also for kodi, can the stick detect 5g? I guess it will be useful if it does as a lot of droid boxes pick 2g

Curtis3012

Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon … Have got Kodi running on it? I managed to get one for £9.99 from amazon about a month ago (new customer prime deal plus £10 off audible) I followed a guide on youtube on how to install which took around 20 minutes. I now can stream all the latest boxsets, movies and sport. Although, I'm yet to find a really decent link for sport, the quality isn't great and lags a bit despite running 68 down / 18 up speeds on my internet (my router is about 3m away in the same room)



​Same setup as mine, I've given up on the streams, they take so long to load and I'm yet to find a lag free stream.

I've gone back to my laptop connected to the TV

arcangel111

how about in english?

English !

Just purchased many thanks, have some heat
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