Android Toucan Media Streamer £24.99 + £2.99 p&p from Wowcher
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Android Toucan Media Streamer £24.99 + £2.99 p&p from Wowcher

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Found 13th May 2015
AmazonFire equivalent for £10 less than the Fire

I've got one of these types of sticks (not this brand) and use it to connect my un-Smart TV to the internet and then watch TV from anywhere in the world (I use Hola and XMBC).

I paid £49.99 for mine and use it all the time so £24.99 seems pretty good. I see loads of noise about the AmazonFire sku (£35) but this will do pretty much the same for £10 less.

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only 512MB RAM

Would it not be better to just get Chromecast dongle and they are normally £30 or does this do more than Chromecast dongle?

Original Poster

Different to the Chromecast (I have a chromecast too). Chromecast allows you to stream your photos, pics, music etc from your mobile or PC to the TV. These kinds of things actually connect to the internet (via your home Wi-Fi) and so you end up with a TV that can work more like a PC.

larry27

Would it not be better to just get Chromecast dongle and they are … Would it not be better to just get Chromecast dongle and they are normally £30 or does this do more than Chromecast dongle?



Edited by: "shamkat" 13th May 2015

do thye work ok ...i guess you get freeview

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essexgangsta

do thye work ok ...i guess you get freeview


I can only explain the way I use mine but once you've connected it to your PC (plug it into your HDMI slot and USB for power) you can then connect to your home Wi-Fi and use the internet on that TV. So what you watch is kind of up to you. You can watch iPlayer for Feeview stuff but also other sites you might use on a PC etc.

essexgangsta

do thye work ok ...i guess you get freeview



512mb of RAM for android 4.0 is going to be very slow. It's ideal for older devices but too little for the more recent versions. Also the 4gb of storage is going to be filled up in no time at all once you get the apps on it as it wont have much of that space left for apps like iPlayer which only work when you download the app and wont play on just a web browser.

As to freeview, it's not like buying a freeview box. It's basically access to apps you would find on an Android phone and the internet. It does not give direct access to live TV like having a box and remote would.

What the OP also fails to mention is that you would need to find a method of inputting to use it. This will be either by using a remote control app on a mobile phone, buying a remote or buying a dedicated keyboard etc. The Amazon fire stick is a better deal after you add that into the price and if you're going to spend that much there are also very good alternatives online that offer better specs than that with the input device included so you're ready to go.

With that said, I'm voting this cold as it's a non deal and about the going rate for what it is as you will need to spend money to make it usable.
Edited by: "Astec123" 13th May 2015

shamkat

Different to the Chromecast (I have a chromecast too). Chromecast allows … Different to the Chromecast (I have a chromecast too). Chromecast allows you to stream your photos, pics, music etc from your mobile or PC to the TV. These kinds of things actually connect to the internet (via your home Wi-Fi) and so you end up with a TV that can work more like a PC.


Chromecast also connects to things like Youtube via your home wifi and you control it from your phone/tablet, the actually streaming of Youtube or other streaming services is not via the tablet/phone, just the control (in that specific case)
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