Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD £64.95 @ John Lewis
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Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD £64.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 2nd Dec 2015
All-new Amazon Fire TV, now 4K Ultra HD compatible. Enjoy movies and TV episodes in stunning 4K Ultra HD with your compatible 4K UHD TV. See compatibility details below.
• No 4K UHD TV? No problem. Amazon Fire TV lets you stream thousands of titles in high definition, up to 1080p.
• Tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, from Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV and more, plus games, music and apps.
• Now 75% more processing power, a dedicated graphics engine, better Wi-Fi support and 2GB of memory.
• Say it. Watch it. Simply speak into your voice remote to find TV shows, movies and games.
• No more buffering - ASAP learns what Amazon movies and TV episodes you like and buffers them for playback so they start right away.
• Great for gaming with a quad-core processor and dedicated Imagination GX6250 graphics engine. Add to the fun with optional game controllers.
• Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, including original programming such as Transparent, plus over 1 million songs with Prime Music.

John Lewis provides 2 year warranty compared to the one year provided by Amazon.

53 Comments

Not voting either way but heard it's very buggy and has problems.

treb

Not voting either way but heard it's very buggy and has problems.



And lack of Kodi

AStonedRaichu

And lack of Kodi



You can install Kodi on it.

rev6

You can install Kodi on it.



Oh I read few week back kodi had serious issues in that case heat

f**k Kodi you are saving £15 on the thing

isnt this the same as a Fire stick? in which case you can certainly install kodi onto it.. also better to use certain firestick launchers .. which make it better to use if side loading your own stuff.
because my fire stick wasn't working with all the stuff I wanted, I bought a proper android box in the end.. but heat for the deal!

Meh blu-ray quality you need a 4k TV for

polarbaba

isnt this the same as a Fire stick? in which case you can certainly … isnt this the same as a Fire stick? in which case you can certainly install kodi onto it.. also better to use certain firestick launchers .. which make it better to use if side loading your own stuff.because my fire stick wasn't working with all the stuff I wanted, I bought a proper android box in the end.. but heat for the deal!


Which Android box do you have? I want to get something like this but just feel this is geared towards Prime customers. I want to try this kodi everyone keeps mentioning.

Just bought the M8 , 2gb , quad core . Runs really quick and smooth

do these have netflix UHD app?

Bought this late week and runs Kodi absolutely fine. I don't have 4K so I can't test that but everything else works as expected. It's a much better spec than the stick and also has a USB and Ethernet port. Got Prime, Netflicks, iPlayer, ITV Player and Kodi.

Matthaus

do these have netflix UHD app?



No HDCP 2.2 so highly unlikely.

How easy was it to install kodi onto it ?

yozzman1234

How easy was it to install kodi onto it ?



Easy enough.

youtube.com/wat…caE

AStonedRaichu

And lack of Kodi



No....kodi is easy to install as always, what it is the OS broke lambada ( the thing everyone used to launch kodi) but there are other launchers anyway....the lambada dev is long gone and won't update it to work... But it is no problem using a different launcher.....but all you see if the community claiming it is broken, which is 100% incorrect

sprite127594

Which Android box do you have? I want to get something like this but just … Which Android box do you have? I want to get something like this but just feel this is geared towards Prime customers. I want to try this kodi everyone keeps mentioning.



​get an MIII-G runs perfectly

sprite127594

Which Android box do you have? I want to get something like this but just … Which Android box do you have? I want to get something like this but just feel this is geared towards Prime customers. I want to try this kodi everyone keeps mentioning.



Do you want the best? Then the shield tv is it...there is no comparison....after that nexus player

Aeschylus

Do you want the best? Then the shield tv is it...there is no … Do you want the best? Then the shield tv is it...there is no comparison....after that nexus player




Agreed, Sheild TV is head and shoulders above the rest

Amazon already price match who prefer to buy from them

rev6

Easy enough.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc5i8VmIcaE



Great video , and kodi works really smooth and fast

My fire tv stick/kodi/Genesis setup has begun struggling to buffer properly, sometimes stuttering with hd and hq sources. I'm on fibre, so it won't be my connection. Tried clearing cache and setting advanced settings but to no avail. Would getting the actual to box help with this (as it has increased processing power/ram)?

although a great deal be warned the 1st Gen overall has better performance if you want to run Kodi. soon the 2nd Gen will be all you can buy so if you can snap up a 1st Gen I would. even through the 2nd Gen has slightly better hardware the overall performance is better on the 1st Gen

htpcbeginner.com/ama…15/

rodman

f**k Kodi you are saving £15 on the thing



​kodi can save you more then that every month so no not **** kodi!

Beware - this new box has no optical out..

mattsmith999

Bought this late week and runs Kodi absolutely fine. I don't have 4K so I … Bought this late week and runs Kodi absolutely fine. I don't have 4K so I can't test that but everything else works as expected. It's a much better spec than the stick and also has a USB and Ethernet port. Got Prime, Netflicks, iPlayer, ITV Player and Kodi.


As well as a micro SD slot too

The 1st Gen also has Optical Out for SPDIF. I wouldn't have bothered changing over from the first gen anyway but to drop the Optical port was a little annoying.

For me the Jarvis beta build of Kodi works better, in that there is no small noticeable juddering anymore when playing back MKV movies.

Overall the Fire TV (1st Gen) has been great and now compliments our Prime membership.

However I have gone back to a traditional HTPC type Kodi box.





Edited by: "VimesUK" 2nd Dec 2015

Matthaus

do these have netflix UHD app?



Yes it does. But to me looks no better than 1080p anyway

Nice find OP - heat!

It's oos now?

qwertymz

My fire tv stick/kodi/Genesis setup has begun struggling to buffer … My fire tv stick/kodi/Genesis setup has begun struggling to buffer properly, sometimes stuttering with hd and hq sources. I'm on fibre, so it won't be my connection. Tried clearing cache and setting advanced settings but to no avail. Would getting the actual to box help with this (as it has increased processing power/ram)?



it is Genesis, the latest update borked it, been telling people in my family who keep bitching at me for the buffering.... basically it is pulling the crappy movie sources through first so that is why you will struggle to get one to work and lots of buffering...

There is a fix but it requires you changing the hosts in your genesis look up... if you want to do this reply and I will link the site with instructions

Does anyone know if these have a setting for 50hz? Almost every streaming box I've looked at has terrible motion judder on things like iplayer as it can't play back the content at it's native refresh rate due to the box only supporting 60hz. The same goes for content that is 24p too.

Hi can you send the fix please?

Be interested to know how to fix Genesis too

I think Amazon should be paying me to have one of these. For example, the Nexus player and this are both android-based, and both voice controlled using the remote. If I ask the Nexus player “what’s the weather like outside?” I get a useful response — it’ll vocally summarise what it is like out, and graphically show me a more detailed weather display for my location. If I ask the Amazon fire tv (mk1) the same question it says “your search does not match anything in our catalogue”. Thanks Amazon, you money-sucking leeches, it seems all you exist for is to repeatedly and continuously syphon money out of me and offer me absolutely nothing in terms of quality of life in return.

I've had kodi on mine for about a year works great, easy to put on(via android phone) if you've got prime it's probably worth it if not you need to get kodi. 90% of Amazon you have to pay for

Hi can you send the fix please?

Could you also PM me the fix instructions for Genesis! Interested to give it a try

Aeschylus

it is Genesis, the latest update borked it, been telling people in my … it is Genesis, the latest update borked it, been telling people in my family who keep bitching at me for the buffering.... basically it is pulling the crappy movie sources through first so that is why you will struggle to get one to work and lots of buffering...There is a fix but it requires you changing the hosts in your genesis look up... if you want to do this reply and I will link the site with instructions



​Hi could you send the change host genesis look up pls

Aeschylus

No....kodi is easy to install as always, what it is the OS broke lambada … No....kodi is easy to install as always, what it is the OS broke lambada ( the thing everyone used to launch kodi) but there are other launchers anyway....the lambada dev is long gone and won't update it to work... But it is no problem using a different launcher.....but all you see if the community claiming it is broken, which is 100% incorrect



yup, just use firestarter, no need for anything else, even updates kodi for you. the issues are, where once xbmc, could only installed on modded xbox's, folks knew what they doing, it was a great media indexer for your own content, now every man and his dog, can buy an android box and think its going to be a free replacement for sky, with streaming add ons having many thousands of users causing buffering, and devs of addons being threatened for copywrite infringement, its only going to get worse!

good devices though, prefer the box to the stick.

cathy4

​Hi could you send the change host genesis look up pls



genisis development has stopped, while they say they are working on something new.
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