best kodi stick/box

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Found 22nd Apr 2017
I'm thinking of buying 2 Amazon fire sticks to play kodi on.
Are there any faster/better sticks available for this? The main purpose is to play kodi and I'm not fussed with Amazon prime ect.

Also are boxes a lot better than the sticks? I'm leaning towards a stick rather than a box due to the size but if the boxes are much better than sticks i may be tempted to go down that route instead.

Any help would be appreciated.

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For the price the fire-stick is fine. If you wanted top of the range then the Nvidia Shield TV is the best one but is probably overkill if just using for Kodi.

kodi has been rubbish lately, can hardly find a decent stream

random_dude

kodi has been rubbish lately, can hardly find a decent stream


Kodi is superb; it's the add-ons and their sources that can often be poor and questionable.

The amazon tv box is much quicker and worth the extra money
Ideal for films and box sets

Dolamee D5 Better Than Firestick And Cheaper I Have Both Devices.

Dolamee - 29.88 On Amazon
Firestick - 34.99 On Amazon

AndyRoyd

Kodi is superb; it's the add-ons and their sources that can often be poor … Kodi is superb; it's the add-ons and their sources that can often be poor and questionable.



​fair point, any recommendations?

We find Kodi is very slow and often cannot find what we are looking for. Should we put on a more up to date Kodi. Would that make a difference?

Anyone else signed up to real debrid, I've found a lot higher quality streams and quicker loading times. Also some good 4K content...

download mobdro to your amazon sticks, guide on you tube, its pretty good v kodi

Amazon Fire Stick maybe good but at anytime they can restrict its usage as sky has done with its Now TV box. At least android boxes won't have that problem. If you want to run the latest version of kodi you need a box running Android 5 and above. Also you can get quality streams utilising Openload

Buy one of these, like sh1t off a stick

entertainmentbox.com/pro…-5/
Edited by: "philmitchell" 22nd Apr 2017

Kodi is absolutely amazing when combined with the correct sources and correctly altered settings. I have the amazon stick and tv and trust me the tv box is worth it. Also on a completely unrelated note real debrid is amazing and I can imagine if it was to be combined with kodi it would be awesome...I also hear that Dexter TV is a great subscription...but only through a friend.

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ZXDeals

Dolamee D5 Better Than Firestick And Cheaper I Have Both Devices.Dolamee … Dolamee D5 Better Than Firestick And Cheaper I Have Both Devices.Dolamee - 29.88 On AmazonFirestick - 34.99 On Amazon


Thanks, i will take a look at one of those

luke-kirk

Kodi is absolutely amazing when combined with the correct sources and … Kodi is absolutely amazing when combined with the correct sources and correctly altered settings. I have the amazon stick and tv and trust me the tv box is worth it. Also on a completely unrelated note real debrid is amazing and I can imagine if it was to be combined with kodi it would be awesome...I also hear that Dexter TV is a great subscription...but only through a friend.




They said it would never be a paid sub, then took the pi$$ and made people pay .

Edited by: "philmitchell" 22nd Apr 2017

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Te boxes are

philmitchell

Buy one of these, like sh1t off a stick … Buy one of these, like sh1t off a stick :Dhttps://www.entertainmentbox.com/product/ebox-t8-v-tv-box-2017-internet-streaming-box-version-5/


Sounds good but that's more than i was looking to spend.
Are there any decent boxes around £50ish?

philmitchell

They said it would never be a paid sub, then took the pi$$ and made … They said it would never be a paid sub, then took the pi$$ and made people pay .


Yea I know but a friend tells me that it's one of the best out there and it now has its own guide that updates itself so you don't have to faf around inputting new channels has they get removed.

random_dude

kodi has been rubbish lately, can hardly find a decent stream



​Are you using a Vpn?

A lot of people are struggling to find decent streams now, but that's pursuant to a court order, which was ruled in favour of major TV networks and internet network providers to have the power to block and soon shut down major streaming sites. Vodafone broadband is one of the first to block most of the streaming servers needed to play illicit content; you will find the other providers probably follow suit. It's been a hell of a ride and a sad day for kodi users.

​i use Kodi all the time. Search for MAGELLAN, HALLOWTV, TEAMBLUE,LIVESTREAMSPRO,SPORTSDEVIL... you may need a VPN if you get 404s after configuration.

torrent streams (plexus,uTorrent) are top quality, just like normal TV.

i use it on my tablet, my pc and my phone...
Edited by: "pedr0barbosa" 23rd Apr 2017

Like I said previously If you are in the UK then you definitely need a Vpn, the trouble is that sometimes even the addons are blocked from receiving updates if you don't use one, that can also cause problems with finding streams. I brought one that was on special offer, it was a lifetime licence for around £50 lots of servers and the speed is great.

luke-kirk

Kodi is absolutely amazing when combined with the correct sources and … Kodi is absolutely amazing when combined with the correct sources and correctly altered settings. I have the amazon stick and tv and trust me the tv box is worth it. Also on a completely unrelated note real debrid is amazing and I can imagine if it was to be combined with kodi it would be awesome...I also hear that Dexter TV is a great subscription...but only through a friend.


Kodi is amazing, real debrid is amazing but you haven't the 2 combined?

peter7769

Like I said previously If you are in the UK then you definitely need a … Like I said previously If you are in the UK then you definitely need a Vpn, the trouble is that sometimes even the addons are blocked from receiving updates if you don't use one, that can also cause problems with finding streams. I brought one that was on special offer, it was a lifetime licence for around £50 lots of servers and the speed is great.



I don't have a VPN an have no issues getting all movie an TV content though the exodus add-on, cannot see what a VPN would add to the vast majority of standard users.

snoopy18

Kodi is amazing, real debrid is amazing but you haven't the 2 combined?


I don't have any reason to on my kodi box I just use it as a home media player

Edited by: "luke-kirk" 23rd Apr 2017

luke-kirk

I don't have any reason to on my kodi box I just use it as a home media … I don't have any reason to on my kodi box I just use it as a home media player


Ah I see your point

random_dude

kodi has been rubbish lately, can hardly find a decent stream



​You're rubbish, nvidia shield, kodi, exodus

Roku box?

andytr

Te boxes areSounds good but that's more than i was looking to spend. Are … Te boxes areSounds good but that's more than i was looking to spend. Are there any decent boxes around £50ish?


With your £50 budget you can obtain a box with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, dual AC wifi, bluetooth4, A6, 4k, x265 support fulfilled Amazon for £38.99 leaving a few quid from the budget for a beneficial rechargeable mini keyboad+mousepad with backlight and UK layout at £8.50 fulfilled Amazon limited-time offer ending 35minutes after this post (!), otherwise about £11 so still just within £50 budget
amazon.co.uk/dp/…ZJ/
amazon.co.uk/dp/…4K/

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AndyRoyd

With your £50 budget you can obtain a box with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, … With your £50 budget you can obtain a box with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, dual AC wifi, bluetooth4, A6, 4k, x265 support fulfilled Amazon for £38.99 leaving a few quid from the budget for a beneficial rechargeable mini keyboad+mousepad with backlight and UK layout at £8.50 fulfilled Amazon limited-time offer ending 35minutes after this post (!), otherwise about £11 so still just within £50 budgethttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XT5YCZJ/https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WRXTP4K/


Thanks,
This looks like the one for me.
I've ordered 2 boxes and 2 keyboards

andytr

Thanks,This looks like the one for me.I've ordered 2 boxes and 2 keyboards



​Let us know what you think when they arrive

ibblackberry1

I don't have a VPN an have no issues getting all movie an TV content … I don't have a VPN an have no issues getting all movie an TV content though the exodus add-on, cannot see what a VPN would add to the vast majority of standard users.



birminghammail.co.uk/new…614

andytr

Thanks,This looks like the one for me.I've ordered 2 boxes and 2 keyboards


Good timing considering the generous spec, as the box price has now been adjusted to £51.

Nvidea Shield runs Kodi nice. You can also use it to play games and emulators. It's more expensive than a fire stick but I guess it can do more.

What are opinions on a Chinese box like this one pls?
gearbest.com/tv-…790
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