Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen Voice Remote) Amazon £29.99
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Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen Voice Remote) Amazon £29.99

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mikeizz12 m ago

I find the main pic for this misleading as in that it also requires a …I find the main pic for this misleading as in that it also requires a mains lead (which does makes sense) but becomes a pain in the backside as my tv is wall mounted!!Not bad price though!


It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't have a USB port but I have a USB port on my TV so there are no cables showing. Most Tvs do these days
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Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone on this
19DembaBa191 m ago

Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone …Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone on this


If you mean can you cast from the iphone answer is yes
19DembaBa194 h, 6 m ago

Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone …Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone on this


You can install things like Shoebox, MovieHD, Terrarium etc, if you don't know what they are have a search on good old Goolge
I find the main pic for this misleading as in that it also requires a mains lead (which does makes sense) but becomes a pain in the backside as my tv is wall mounted!!

Not bad price though!
mikeizz12 m ago

I find the main pic for this misleading as in that it also requires a …I find the main pic for this misleading as in that it also requires a mains lead (which does makes sense) but becomes a pain in the backside as my tv is wall mounted!!Not bad price though!


It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't have a USB port but I have a USB port on my TV so there are no cables showing. Most Tvs do these days
eligh31212 m ago

It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't …It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't have a USB port but I have a USB port on my TV so there are no cables showing. Most Tvs do these days


Cheers for the info , i never knew that!

I may consider purcashing now , thanks again!
eligh31217 m ago

It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't …It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't have a USB port but I have a USB port on my TV so there are no cables showing. Most Tvs do these days


I have a usb slot but i didn't know that would work untill my nephew saw it, i was like "doh".
I was really suprised and i think 1000s of people must be unaware. You wouldn't think a usb slot could power a fire stick
eligh312116 m ago

It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't …It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't have a USB port but I have a USB port on my TV so there are no cables showing. Most Tvs do these days



eligh312116 m ago

It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't …It's actually a USB cable, it comes with a mains adaptor incase you don't have a USB port but I have a USB port on my TV so there are no cables showing. Most Tvs do these days


I never knew this either thanx a lot 🖒
Thanks, purchased it
YouTube is currently only supported through Firefox or Amazon Silk browser emulation on this stick due to the ongoing spat between Amazon and Google.
Google Chrome supports NowTV, Amazon Firestick does not, but has IMDB built-in functionality called x-ray (if that's your thing).
Is there any point to me getting one of these? I have Apple TV, Now TV box, an Android TV and a couple of Amazon Echos so i think I can do most stuff between those...

I feel like I want to buy one, but can’t find a way to justify it to myself still.....?!
Firefox App on Fire TV for YouTube is great, works like a charm,
Muttley7617 m ago

Is there any point to me getting one of these? I have Apple TV, Now TV …Is there any point to me getting one of these? I have Apple TV, Now TV box, an Android TV and a couple of Amazon Echos so i think I can do most stuff between those...I feel like I want to buy one, but can’t find a way to justify it to myself still.....?!


I'm in same boat.... got an android tv box for iptv but tempted to get this so can put in tv upstairs to save not having to disconnect the android box which is on tv downstairs..... First world problems
Edited by: "mikeizz" 19th Mar
Got the old firestick gen 1 but always seems a bit sluggish, debating the fire TV which is also on sale right now at £59.99
If you want everything on one stick including amazon prime, Netflix, YouTube, Now TV, GooglePlay movies and loads more to 4k hdr quality there is always the Roku stick.

channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/browse
Edited by: "SimyJo" 19th Mar
SimyJo1 h, 16 m ago

If you want everything on one stick including amazon prime, Netflix, …If you want everything on one stick including amazon prime, Netflix, YouTube, Now TV, GooglePlay movies and loads more to 4k hdr quality there is always the Roku stick.channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/browse


I BOUGHT A STICK FROM SAINSBURYS ONLIJE SHOPPING £55 REDUCED BY £18 AS A NEW CUSTOMER IF THAT HELPS
Cold £5 more than they were at Christmas from Argos and Amazon at £25.
It's a device that's 3 months older. It should be the same price or less.
I didn't need one but got it to add catchup services missing from my shield.
Much faster than first gen and does not lag.
Sadly the alexa is gimmicky. Cant open apps straight to a programme from voice. Google on the shield will open apps straight to the required program via voice search. The firestick only does this for prime video but not any 3rd party apps which the shield does.
Edited by: "r4963" 19th Mar
r496337 m ago

Cold £5 more than they were at Christmas from Argos and Amazon at £25. I …Cold £5 more than they were at Christmas from Argos and Amazon at £25. It's a device that's 3 months older. It should be the same price or less.I didn't need one but got it to add catchup services missing from my shield. Much faster than first gen and does not lag. Sadly the alexa is gimmicky. Cant open apps straight to a programme from voice. Google on the shield will open apps straight to the required program via voice search. The firestick only does this for prime video but not any 3rd party apps which the shield does.


Nvidia Shield? £180 against £30 Fire stick???
rcrm444411 m ago

Nvidia Shield? £180 against £30 Fire stick???

Got my shield for £93.17 in 2015. Everything's getting expensive now because of Brexit fallout.
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19DembaBa199 h, 45 m ago

Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone …Is this better than chromecast and can you watch movies linking a iPhone on this


Fire stick is better because it's on an android platform (you can do more with it).
Is this better than Chromecast ?
Misslovely4 h, 12 m ago

I have a usb slot but i didn't know that would work untill my nephew saw …I have a usb slot but i didn't know that would work untill my nephew saw it, i was like "doh".I was really suprised and i think 1000s of people must be unaware. You wouldn't think a usb slot could power a fire stick


It doesn't sometimes. Some TVs don't "enable" their USB ports until you go into a menu its also possible the power would be too low. If it does work then great and in my experience it usually does but don't rely on being able to just because your TV has a USB port.
So I can't push to the TV from my android phone with this right now can I? If not i'm out.
Some misleading information about the USB port here that people are saying, the latest firestick, no matter what TV I have used it with, does suggest that you use a mains socket rather than your tv's USB socket.

This is something that comes up on screen, I've used my 4k tv, my hd tv and my parents 4k tv, all came up saying please use the power adaptor as the USB slot is not sufficient.

Hope this helps.
Just adding some extra info, these sticks are 32bit which while not much of an issue yet as more app devs move over to 64bit these will become obsolete quicker than the fire tv's which are 64bit (2nd and 3rd gen). Also these run FireOS 5 which runs atop android 5 lollipop while the fire tv (3rd gen) runs FireOS 6 on top of android 7 Nougat which may be better for security patches etc..

I personally have tried a few different fire devices now and imo the 2nd gen fire tv has been the best in terms of performance.

However for what they cost these sticks seem good for the money.
1st 2nd or 3rd Generation - am no geek so a genuine question, Is this the same at the Argos one argos.co.uk/pro…662
sayitasitis15 m ago

1st 2nd or 3rd Generation - am no geek so a genuine question, Is this …1st 2nd or 3rd Generation - am no geek so a genuine question, Is this the same at the Argos one http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6844662



good find. Looks like the same
SimyJo19th Mar

If you want everything on one stick including amazon prime, Netflix, …If you want everything on one stick including amazon prime, Netflix, YouTube, Now TV, GooglePlay movies and loads more to 4k hdr quality there is always the Roku stick.channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/browse


Or better, nVidia Shield - but it's completely different price range.
One important thing to know before anyone will buy it.

There is no volume control on the remote.
It's really annoying as it supports hdmi-cec, but you always need to have on your side tv/amplifier /soundboard remote to lower the volume.

Main reason why I've returned my one.
Gutted! Bought one from them for £39 last night!
Davison893 h, 7 m ago

Some misleading information about the USB port here that people are …Some misleading information about the USB port here that people are saying, the latest firestick, no matter what TV I have used it with, does suggest that you use a mains socket rather than your tv's USB socket.This is something that comes up on screen, I've used my 4k tv, my hd tv and my parents 4k tv, all came up saying please use the power adaptor as the USB slot is not sufficient.Hope this helps.


Thanks for this..... I did wonder as thought it would be advertised that you could this, instead it shows further down the amazon page to connect to mains
I have 2 firesticks both connected via mains as powered through usb only they constantly rebooted and lagged. As one tv is wall mounted I had to run an extension cable up the wall as well (hidden of course).
Davison893 h, 40 m ago

Some misleading information about the USB port here that people are …Some misleading information about the USB port here that people are saying, the latest firestick, no matter what TV I have used it with, does suggest that you use a mains socket rather than your tv's USB socket.This is something that comes up on screen, I've used my 4k tv, my hd tv and my parents 4k tv, all came up saying please use the power adaptor as the USB slot is not sufficient.Hope this helps.


Amazon recommend using the wall adapter for 'optimal performance' ( amazon.co.uk/gp/…60) so if you don't use mains, I'd suspect it behaves the same way chromecasts do - limiting streaming to a slightly lower resolution/quality (in the case of the Chromecast Ultra, it can't stream 4k or HDR when limited this way).

Not all USBs are created equal so most TVs do output more than enough to run the stick, but if you're having issues with lag or freezing (or it needs frequent restarts), then mains power is needed.
Edited by: "IHateCaptchaCodes" 19th Mar
Mines plugged into the TV's USB port and apart from the warning about optimization performance I've seen 0 difference
I've tried all of these devices and the Roku stick is by far the best. No Google issues so it works with YouTube. No competition issues at all in fact so it has everything on there including Now TV.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…rch
Another great add on is the Sideclick.

I got a couple from US Amazon for my two Roku streaming sticks. You can program the Sideclick to perform up to 9 functions from your standard TV remote. So you have one remote the does it all.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…rch
I’m using mine with iptv works a treat inbox if your interested
Can someone more clued up than me tell me whether I should buy this, or a Microsoft Wireless Adapter v2?

Mainly want to stream downloaded videos from windows laptop, and display Youtube videos from both my PC and Android phone.
Toon_army17 h, 51 m ago

You can install things like Shoebox, MovieHD, Terrarium etc, if you don't …You can install things like Shoebox, MovieHD, Terrarium etc, if you don't know what they are have a search on good old Goolge


rcrm444413 h, 17 m ago

Nvidia Shield? £180 against £30 Fire stick???



teddybeers10 h, 30 m ago

Or better, nVidia Shield - but it's completely different price range.



B0rker5 h, 28 m ago

I've tried all of these devices and the Roku stick is by far the best. No …I've tried all of these devices and the Roku stick is by far the best. No Google issues so it works with YouTube. No competition issues at all in fact so it has everything on there including Now TV



r496313 h, 5 m ago

Got my shield for £93.17 in 2015. Everything's getting expensive now …Got my shield for £93.17 in 2015. Everything's getting expensive now because of Brexit fallout.[Image]


I've been through most of these sticks and boxes in the past 5 years (Android box, Raspberry Pi, AppleTV3, Roku 3, NowTV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast) and have settled on a NVIDIA Shield plus a Humax box.

Picked up the NVIDIA Shield 16GB around ~£90 on Amazon Black Friday, and a Humax/BT Freeview box off eBay (started with the 500GB DTR-T2100 for around ~£50 few years ago, have since upgraded to the larger 1TB hard drive model DTR-T4000 around ~£70/80, this is billed as 4K but currently Freeview is not broadcast over-the-air in 4K. Might work in the future for this?).

NVIDIA Shield & Humax combo work well for me, but realise this is not really the same price point as £30 Amazon TV Stick vs £200/£300, so not sure why I'm typing in this thread lol, but may help someone(?)

The Shield can function as a Chromecast.
Edited by: "kowalski" 20th Mar
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