Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa (2nd generation) £29.95 @ John Lewis & Argos
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Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa (2nd generation) £29.95 @ John Lewis & Argos

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Worth it for the longer warranty
Currys as well.
This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted the Chromecast yesterday at Tesco for £25 which I ordered then I was at Sainsburys yesterday and so the roku 4k down to £50 ( my tv is not 4k just hd for the bedroom) now the amazon one. Which one is actually ideal for me to turn my tv into smart tv for watching channels. EXTREMELY CONFUSING TO ME. Anyone want to help me out please ?
Funkii.Famm13 m ago

This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted t …This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted the Chromecast yesterday at Tesco for £25 which I ordered then I was at Sainsburys yesterday and so the roku 4k down to £50 ( my tv is not 4k just hd for the bedroom) now the amazon one. Which one is actually ideal for me to turn my tv into smart tv for watching channels. EXTREMELY CONFUSING TO ME. Anyone want to help me out please ?


Chromecast is not to turn tv into a smart tv, it is to 'mirror' your pc/laptop, perhaps other devices such as mobile phone to your tv. If you want to watch something over the internet, you start it on laptop and 'transfer it' on tv. I do not know about other Chromecast generations, but the one I have this is what it does. Cannot advise if a tv box or fire stick is better, considering the price, I believe a fire stick or other sticks will be enough. Hope it helps.
Funkii.Famm23 m ago

This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted t …This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted the Chromecast yesterday at Tesco for £25 which I ordered then I was at Sainsburys yesterday and so the roku 4k down to £50 ( my tv is not 4k just hd for the bedroom) now the amazon one. Which one is actually ideal for me to turn my tv into smart tv for watching channels. EXTREMELY CONFUSING TO ME. Anyone want to help me out please ?


This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 app for it that will allow you to cast your iPhone/iPad screen to it (if you have one) as if it were an apple tv.
sheffield78821 m ago

Chromecast is not to turn tv into a smart tv, it is to 'mirror' your …Chromecast is not to turn tv into a smart tv, it is to 'mirror' your pc/laptop, perhaps other devices such as mobile phone to your tv. If you want to watch something over the internet, you start it on laptop and 'transfer it' on tv. I do not know about other Chromecast generations, but the one I have this is what it does. Cannot advise if a tv box or fire stick is better, considering the price, I believe a fire stick or other sticks will be enough. Hope it helps.


Thank you very much, will return the Chromecast
tbtower12 m ago

This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 …This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 app for it that will allow you to cast your iPhone/iPad screen to it (if you have one) as if it were an apple tv.


Okay, that’s good ( I have iPhone ) so with this I can watch YouTube and other channels?
Thank for your reply
Funkii.Famm3 m ago

Thank you very much, will return the Chromecast


Please check on internet first. I have Chromecast generation 1 and this is what it does. I know there are other generations, perhaps these turn your tv in a smart one, I don't know.
Funkii.Famm13 m ago

Okay, that’s good ( I have iPhone ) so with this I can watch YouTube and o …Okay, that’s good ( I have iPhone ) so with this I can watch YouTube and other channels? Thank for your reply


Yep youtube, the catch up apps like iplayer, etc. Netflix, Amazon prime (if you have them).

It's a good piece of kit for £30.
tbtower33 m ago

This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 …This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 app for it that will allow you to cast your iPhone/iPad screen to it (if you have one) as if it were an apple tv.


What is the app to cast from Iphone to
Firestick please
tbtower40 m ago

i find this one works …i find this one works perfectly.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00L5HQRGS/ref=mas_ya_dp


Thanks
Same on Amazon currently
Hi, I have some old school tv. hitachi L22DP03U, has a HDMI port. Will it work? Cheers
Coatze43 m ago

Hi, I have some old school tv. hitachi L22DP03U, has a HDMI port. Will it …Hi, I have some old school tv. hitachi L22DP03U, has a HDMI port. Will it work? Cheers



Yes
Is this a better option than chromecast just to get whats on the screen of an Amazon 8 tablet on to a smart tv?
Funkii.Famm11 h, 28 m ago

This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted t …This is so confusing I don’t even know which one to buy. Someone posted the Chromecast yesterday at Tesco for £25 which I ordered then I was at Sainsburys yesterday and so the roku 4k down to £50 ( my tv is not 4k just hd for the bedroom) now the amazon one. Which one is actually ideal for me to turn my tv into smart tv for watching channels. EXTREMELY CONFUSING TO ME. Anyone want to help me out please ?



I’d actually go for a Roku over this. The home screen looks more basic on them, rather than the flashy looks on the Amazon Fire Stick etc, but ultimately it’s got a perfectly usable interface and more importantly It has pretty much the entire UK catchup and streaming services available to it as well.

Iplayer
itv Hub
4oD
My5
UKTV Play
Netflix
Amazon
Sky’s “Now Tv” Service
Spotify
Youtube
Deezer

The 1080p Roku model is £30 if you aren’t bothered about 4K. By years end Now Tv will be going 1080p, as well as having BT Sport available to it from next year. At that point I think it’ll have pretty much all the official UK services of note available to it. Of course, you might not want even half that lot, but at least the options there then so you can swap back and forth when you feel like it.
smackos12 m ago

I’d actually go for a Roku over this. The home screen looks more basic on t …I’d actually go for a Roku over this. The home screen looks more basic on them, rather than the flashy looks on the Amazon Fire Stick etc, but ultimately it’s got a perfectly usable interface and more importantly It has pretty much the entire UK catchup and streaming services available to it as well. Iplayeritv Hub4oDMy5UKTV PlayNetflixAmazonSky’s “Now Tv” ServiceSpotifyYoutubeDeezerThe 1080p Roku model is £30 if you aren’t bothered about 4K. By years end Now Tv will be going 1080p, as well as having BT Sport available to it from next year. At that point I think it’ll have pretty much all the official UK services of note available to it. Of course, you might not want even half that lot, but at least the options there then so you can swap back and forth when you feel like it.


If my tv is not 4k can I still use the roku 4k ( bought one at Sainsbury’s yesterday on sales for £50 as well )
Funkii.Famm24 m ago

If my tv is not 4k can I still use the roku 4k ( bought one at Sainsbury’s …If my tv is not 4k can I still use the roku 4k ( bought one at Sainsbury’s yesterday on sales for £50 as well )



Sure. It’ll just limit itself to 1080p on you’re current tv that’s all. The 4K model is also slightly faster than the 1080p version too, so that extra £20 spend isn’t completely wasted for now either.
Edited by: "smackos" 20th Mar
tbtower20th Mar

This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 …This firestick will work fine. Plus for an added bonus you can get a £1 app for it that will allow you to cast your iPhone/iPad screen to it (if you have one) as if it were an apple tv.


What is the name of that app for £1 that can cast your iPhone/ipad screen to tv please?
Amazon seriously need to improve the interface for their devices? Does Prime content still have adverts before the video starts? I bought an Apple TV last December and the Amazon app on there is basic but has no ads both in terms of banner ads on the homescreen or before the video but I do miss the customisable fire stick as there's a lot more you can with it. Shame it doesn't have Now TV though.
deanoboy8012 h, 13 m ago

What is the name of that app for £1 that can cast your iPhone/ipad screen …What is the name of that app for £1 that can cast your iPhone/ipad screen to tv please?



tbtower20th Mar

i find this one works …i find this one works perfectly.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00L5HQRGS/ref=mas_ya_dp


Here
smackos20th Mar

I’d actually go for a Roku over this. The home screen looks more basic on t …I’d actually go for a Roku over this. The home screen looks more basic on them, rather than the flashy looks on the Amazon Fire Stick etc, but ultimately it’s got a perfectly usable interface and more importantly It has pretty much the entire UK catchup and streaming services available to it as well. Iplayeritv Hub4oDMy5UKTV PlayNetflixAmazonSky’s “Now Tv” ServiceSpotifyYoutubeDeezerThe 1080p Roku model is £30 if you aren’t bothered about 4K. By years end Now Tv will be going 1080p, as well as having BT Sport available to it from next year. At that point I think it’ll have pretty much all the official UK services of note available to it. Of course, you might not want even half that lot, but at least the options there then so you can swap back and forth when you feel like it.


Roku hasn't had a working Spotify app for months now. The only app like it is Deezer, which is pretty crap.

I'm considering buying one of these sticks just to get Spotify back. Or maybe an Apple TV for a lot more money. The thing I'm concerned about with the Amazon stick is the "flashy interface". The Roku's is lovely and simple. Oh decisions.
j2theg1 h, 15 m ago

Roku hasn't had a working Spotify app for months now. The only app like it …Roku hasn't had a working Spotify app for months now. The only app like it is Deezer, which is pretty crap.I'm considering buying one of these sticks just to get Spotify back. Or maybe an Apple TV for a lot more money. The thing I'm concerned about with the Amazon stick is the "flashy interface". The Roku's is lovely and simple. Oh decisions.



Personally I already use an Apple TV 4K for most of my music, streaming Deezer a lot of the time. I might occasionally use it on the Roku when I just want a quick bit of “Radio” a such. I can’t say particularly any of the bult-in music apes have been any good across any of the streaming platforms, that’s including even the likes of Google Play Music on the Shield, Amazon Music on the Fire Tv, or Apple Music on the Apple TV 4K. They are just so underwhelming to use compared to using a mobile os music app. Control is just so much more intuitive doing it that way. The closest I’ve ever got using Spotify without direct Airplay was when using Spotify Connect on PS4/Xbox One. Otherwise I’d stick to Airplay or at least Chromecasting for control. Even Youtube can be a better experience for Music than most of the dedicated Music apps out there.
smackos19 m ago

Personally I already use an Apple TV 4K for most of my music, streaming …Personally I already use an Apple TV 4K for most of my music, streaming Deezer a lot of the time. I might occasionally use it on the Roku when I just want a quick bit of “Radio” a such. I can’t say particularly any of the bult-in music apes have been any good across any of the streaming platforms, that’s including even the likes of Google Play Music on the Shield, Amazon Music on the Fire Tv, or Apple Music on the Apple TV 4K. They are just so underwhelming to use compared to using a mobile os music app. Control is just so much more intuitive doing it that way. The closest I’ve ever got using Spotify without direct Airplay was when using Spotify Connect on PS4/Xbox One. Otherwise I’d stick to Airplay or at least Chromecasting for control. Even Youtube can be a better experience for Music than most of the dedicated Music apps out there.


Cheers for the info. The Spotify app always was a bit rubbish too. I'll stick to the Roku for now.
j2theg29 m ago

Cheers for the info. The Spotify app always was a bit rubbish too. I'll …Cheers for the info. The Spotify app always was a bit rubbish too. I'll stick to the Roku for now.


No probs. Maybe keep the Roku for tv and grab something like a Chromecast/ chromecast audio for your music. If you’ve got a modern tv then chances are it’ll automatically swap HDMI inputs when you go to use one or the other. Or of course look at a decent Bluetooth speaker or Sonos Play etc. (If money isn’t so much an issue.)
smackos24 m ago

No probs. Maybe keep the Roku for tv and grab something like a Chromecast/ …No probs. Maybe keep the Roku for tv and grab something like a Chromecast/ chromecast audio for your music. If you’ve got a modern tv then chances are it’ll automatically swap HDMI inputs when you go to use one or the other. Or of course look at a decent Bluetooth speaker or Sonos Play etc. (If money isn’t so much an issue.)


Haha my TV is a £99 Aldi 19" that I bought in 2012. Deezer/youtube on Roku are OK for my purposes since I don't use my (ancient) smartphone much and can't be bothered mirroring from a laptop. I just miss the Spotify app - I'm into some obscure stuff that Deezer doesn't find easily.

I've got the TV audio outputting to an 80s Technics amp/speakers sitting next to a turntable and stack of vinyl/casettes many times bigger than the TV. I'm happy being a bit of a luddite.
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