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    Don't just match it Amazon, beat it for once
    Out of curiosity what is the difference between this and the firestick
    Any benefits of this over a firestick for 1080p users?
    callum84

    Any benefits of this over a firestick for 1080p users?



    ​less laggy and has an ethernet port
    xxxangelxxx

    Out of curiosity what is the difference between this and the firestick


    Generally more powerful, can extrapolate from that what you will, faster CPU and better GPU, 2GB of RAM
    As Sweeney says it also has an ethernet port, as well as Micro SD slot
    think i'm going to buy one, the fire stick sometimes gets laggy with the wifi i have.
    Decent price. Even better if you have some clubcard vouchers
    Thanks, used the voucher and whatever clubcard vouchers so £29 for me.
    Only thing putting me off at the moment is I am expecting them to put a new model of the box out soon to replicate what they have done with the stick (Alexa). Anyone got any intel?!
    mattymatmatson

    Only thing putting me off at the moment is I am expecting them to put a … Only thing putting me off at the moment is I am expecting them to put a new model of the box out soon to replicate what they have done with the stick (Alexa). Anyone got any intel?!



    Its already on. You need to press the button on the remote though.
    can you install Kodi?
    mattymatmatson

    Only thing putting me off at the moment is I am expecting them to put a … Only thing putting me off at the moment is I am expecting them to put a new model of the box out soon to replicate what they have done with the stick (Alexa). Anyone got any intel?!



    I believe the Alexa update came through a few days ago. Other than that this is much better than the stick. The Ethernet port makes this a much better device.
    camelopardis

    can you install Kodi?



    Of course you can
    Ok - didn't realise that - cheers. Suspect there will still be something pushed out soon for 4K HDR too but don't have a 4K tv so less fussed about that in short term!
    snap it up,bang kodi on it with a nice build and install PLEX and these are top notch and if you manage to get a stable google play on it your in the realms of serious entertainment . Firestick is slow and useless with awful wifi .
    nexus76

    snap it up,bang kodi on it with a nice build and install PLEX and these … snap it up,bang kodi on it with a nice build and install PLEX and these are top notch and if you manage to get a stable google play on it your in the realms of serious entertainment . Firestick is slow and useless with awful wifi .



    Reccomended Kodi build?

    You mean use Plex to stream stuff from PC? Does that work for 4K stuff?

    Im gonna need faster internet
    firstly i recommend wooki build for kodi and there are community builds also inside that if you want a change but wookie has everything and small or larger size builds if memory is an issue.
    Yeah stream from your plex server wherever it is,i use mine when away from home at hotels or friends or other countries to access my movies and if you have 4k it should stream but never tried myself as use kodi for 4k or netflix and amazon depending on what im watching and yeah ull need at least 20mbs.
    Bear in mind plex is using dlna which supports only up to 1080p. Doesn't support 4k. If you want to stream 4k maybe the best option is to attach hdd or use direct network access.
    Any reason why the Xiaomi International box would be better? Just asking because I was intending on getting that one but if this one is better...
    I have a 4K TV but streaming is pretty useless. I am also considering Amazon Prime. Will this improve anything? I really need to download
    Tempted to buy this, is Kodi less laggy on it than one the firestick? Although to be fair, most programs work fine on the firestick but have found a couple of shows that are annoyingly laggy.
    Good find
    Shame I bought one a couple of weeks ago.
    bex85

    Tempted to buy this, is Kodi less laggy on it than one the firestick? … Tempted to buy this, is Kodi less laggy on it than one the firestick? Although to be fair, most programs work fine on the firestick but have found a couple of shows that are annoyingly laggy.



    I have both the fire stick and fire Tv. The difference is honestly night and day. Kodi has no lag whatsoever in my experience on fire TV. The firestick used to do my head in
    can't seem to get my Tesco voucher codes to work. apparently I've £48 unused as well....heat tho.
    Amazon are de-registering preloaded fireStick and FireTV boxes - who knows where this could end - maybe block kodi like Nowtv did
    phatbhoy

    Amazon are de-registering preloaded fireStick and FireTV boxes - who … Amazon are de-registering preloaded fireStick and FireTV boxes - who knows where this could end - maybe block kodi like Nowtv did



    They wouldnt do that.. no-one would buy them
    phatbhoy

    Amazon are de-registering preloaded fireStick and FireTV boxes - who … Amazon are de-registering preloaded fireStick and FireTV boxes - who knows where this could end - maybe block kodi like Nowtv did



    Source?
    jonbarlow2

    I have both the fire stick and fire Tv. The difference is honestly night … I have both the fire stick and fire Tv. The difference is honestly night and day. Kodi has no lag whatsoever in my experience on fire TV. The firestick used to do my head in


    Thanks. Might go for it then as quite a few shows we like watching are only aired in America and downloading them to stream via Plex has become increasingly more difficult so gave Kodi a go this week and am more impressed with it than when I last used it but, it is slow going at times. So an upgrade seems like a good idea :-)
    Hot I don't want Alexa models
    monkey1999

    Hot I don't want Alexa models



    It's got Alexa.
    rednwhite1879

    Reccomended Kodi build?You mean use Plex to stream stuff from PC? Does … Reccomended Kodi build?You mean use Plex to stream stuff from PC? Does that work for 4K stuff?Im gonna need faster internet



    These are actually one of the best 'android boxes' around for kodi, fast and responsive menus. Best build I find to use is pulse ccm via ares wizard. Gets regularly maintained
    What does this do that my smart TV and Bluray players don't already?
    MickKnipfler

    What does this do that my smart TV and Bluray players don't already?



    Depends what your smart TV and Blu-ray already do?
    MickKnipfler

    What does this do that my smart TV and Bluray players don't already?



    Cheaper?
    ec9wrr

    Depends what your smart TV and Blu-ray already do?




    They stream but keep hanging cos they can't stream fast enough
    That's down to your data connection. Don't advise on streaming anything unless you have fibre
    I do to the cabinet
    MickKnipfler

    They stream but keep hanging cos they can't stream fast enough



    This will be better then as long as your tv and bluray aren't stuttering due to slow broadband? The Fire TV can run many more apps than most TVs. I've got the original (non 4K) and find its much faster than my smart TV or Blueray. I also like Alexa - handy for shopping list and things. Sounds silly, but you can add items to a shopping list, then on the alexa app on your phone you get a list of everything you've added. Maybe that's just me (and I use an Amazon Echo in the kitchen) but that's actually quite handy!
    phatbhoy

    here - … here - http://www.aftvnews.com/amazons-fight-against-fire-tv-resellers-by-deregistering-devices-is-hurting-regular-customers/?subscribe=success#blog_subscription-2



    Thanks. Basically it applied where you have one account with multiple devices registered to it. So just create a new account for every stick. Takes about 5 mins.
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