Just got this same deal at Curry's last night, bargain - esp if you missed out on the mini for £29
Just got this same deal at Curry's last night, bargain - esp if you missed out on the mini for £29
Google Home integration is also important to me. I'd like to be able to say, "Hey Google, pause" and Netflix/YouTube to pause. I guess echo can do the same thing here but from what I have seen Google gives better answers. And I don't want to have to worry about using a sub par YouTube app. Having the historical thing doesn't give me confidence in it either, I'd rather be comfortable with Google & Netflix (they seem to have a good relationship) rather than Amazon.
Link to what ?
Just to make everyone aware the android boxes will have SD 480p Netflix which isn't great and is the main reason why I wouldn't get one. Your also unlikely to ever get OS updates and UK catch-up apps may or may not work reliably. I don't have time to waste trying to make things work anymore so have got a fire stick 4K which has all UK catch-up apps and works well - ignore those who say otherwise. If you want HD Netflix your limited to a Chromecast, Nvidia shield, mi box or Amazon device - if a manufacturer came in at the £50-60 range with android TV OS they would make a serious impact.
Didnt know or id have ordered it :( ah well too late now.
urrmm you realise you can still install youtube on a fire device, the suspension was historical and temporary. But the youtube original app is not that great and the modded third party apk are a lot better. I actually installed youtube from amazon app store the other day after a getting the fire sti)ck with 3rd gen echo dot for £22.22 (use search on this forum if you want to know more). So, given that you can buy a fire stick for half the price. What can this box do which the fire stick cannot?
It's not irrelevant at all. It helps you judge if it truly is a good price.
How to get it for £159.82? It is coming up as £161.99 :/
Personally I use RetroX, its a great frontend for your rom collection and can emulate 25 different systems, has cloud saves and one time controller mapping, use on upto 5 devices etc. Think it costs 12 quid as a one off fee and they offer a trial too.
Yeah my shield will be on its way back to Currys shortly. Could not get it to work or the app. Not sure if I should try a replacement or get money back and just get the latest firestick from amazon. Maybe I will come back for Shield V2.
Can you use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse for first person shooter games on the Shield? There's no way I could play with a controller, though Goldeneye was okay because it had auto aim... which I have read works well on the Shield! Edit: Just read l0gan5's reply below your post... would any bluetooth keyboard and mouse work? I have an Apple keyboard from a few years ago, and a Logitech MX Master bt mouse.
I went with amazon as I had promo credit stacked up and a giftcard voucher, so got it for £133. Cheers Op
You get a £10 Steam voucher with Curry’s / PC World
Same price at Curry's/PC World too
As I said I have no idea, wasn’t even a hard push to get, just said part of my order was missing and not showing on my account anymore as pending and he added the credit
Thats impressive! How did you do that?
does it work on 4k version?
Still waiting for mine (shock)
Confirmed in writing the dot will be dispatched in January credits to OP for a great deal
Must be finished now.Showing at £79.99
Hope this is true
There will be hundreds on the second hand market soon... I have all the echos I need (the tin foil hat keeps my secrets safe) but I just got another for free with a Hive heating control. The Amazon v Google battle is resulting in dumping to a scale that the Chinese couldn't match!
why’s the difference between echo and echo dot? I want one but bit confused as the price is much lower than echo, is that mean I need echo to use echo dot? please can anyone explain me this:-/
To be the default search engine on Safari maybe?
Thanks buddy. Great deal.
Same deal available at Currys/PC World.
Ordered. Great deal!
**NOTE** It's the latest gen Chromecast [not Ultra], not the first gen as shown in the OP
Not bad if you were too stupid not to buy them recently.
For those with genuine Roku-branded devices (i.e. not NOW TV products) you can add the app online via the Roku Web Channel Store (as well as via the built-in one on the Roku players themselves) so here's a direct link to the webpage for the app:- Pluto TV - It's Free TV (UK Version) No use for anyone with NOW TV sticks and/or boxes, as you've got to have a Roku device with an associated Roku account if you want to add the channel(s) to your media player, but thought I'd mention it here anyway as it may help some HUKD members. (highfive) According to this UK Roku blog, the UK version of the "Pluto TV - It's Free TV" channel (app) was released around the end of September / start of October 2018. It's the first one they've mentioned in their list of new Roku apps for that week:- UK Roku Blog Post (feat. "Pluto TV - It's Free TV" app) If I remember correctly, it was added to both UK Roku devices and NOW TV streaming products in the same week. The only sad part is that the 'UK Version' of the "Pluto TV - It's Free TV" Roku app doesn't have anywhere near the number of channels listed in the EPG that the U.S. equivalent offers. Hopefully they'll rectify this over time, by adding more live streaming and on-demand content to the UK one but, for now at least, it pales by comparison. That said, the extra Xmas channels are most welcome! :) Setting up a PIN is a good idea, to prevent unwanted purchases, but (if you prefer) you can just sign-in to your Roku account online (my.roku.com) and "update" your payment information to remove any details you might have provided at the time you first registered. For those who may be looking at getting a Roku, and have yet to set-up an account, it's possible to skip the stage where you are asked to provide payment information by registering via an alternate webpage on the Roku website which allows you to sign-up without providing credit card details (my.roku.com/signup/nocc) and saves the bother/worry of data theft, etc. (y) Unfortunately, it's not possible to side-load Kodi onto Roku products. You might want to consider PLEX and/or Emby instead, both of which have Roku channels (apps) available... or there's a few options for "mirroring" that could be an option, too. ;) Seems Mark has been successful in getting a decent enough signal but, for the benefit of others, 5 GHz is not an option with the Roku Express model since it only operates in the 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz range. If you want dual band functionality, the flagship Roku Streaming Stick+ operates across both the 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz range and the 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz range. It costs a fair bit more but has better wireless reception and is capable of streaming content in 4K, rather than 'HD-only' like the Express. (nerd)
Thanks, I bought the Roku Express and it's a good strong signal (unlike the cheap knock off I was using). The only thing I didn't like was having to register my Paypal/ debit card as it seems too easy to pay for something by mistake. I've put a pin in to stop this happening. I pay for Prime and my daughter pays for Netflix so I'm not stuck for choice but I will sideload Kodi at some stage :) Thanks O/P I've downloaded Pluto and it's a wide variety of programs, I'm sure I'll dip in from time to time.
Yes fair enough, and its is a freebie, so not knocking that or the deal as such. Just saying it doesn't look too good. Merry Xmas :)
It isn't essential. It's an option for some free legal TV which certainly at this time of year is good if only for some who don't have money to burn or even for those who like to have more choice. Have a nice Xmas 🎄
Argos aren’t doing promotion anymore.
I bought a Google home mini and Chromecast for £49 direct from Google just before black Friday, 2 days later they refunded my account by £20, so I bought the Google mini and Chromecast again for £49, 2 days later they refunded me £20 again. So I ended up with 2 Google mini's and 2 Chromecast for £68, when I logged into my Google account it only shows that I bought 2 mini's and got refunded for the Chromecasts. Happy day's 😁
No you don't need a phone for a smart watch, if u wasn't such an old fogey you would understand how modern technology works. So instead of getting confused by new and exciting things, embrace them :)
Yes, because Google and Amazon are battling for market share so they can win the ecosystem war. They are believed to be making a loss in hardware in order to achieve this goal.
Smartwatches are very helpful to quickly see messages. Instead of pulling your phone out, all you have to do is look at your wrist. If you get 100s of notifications every day, it is much more convenient than taking out and putting back your phone every time to check. It isn't a necessity but neither is a smartphone - it's just a nice, convenient, useful tool to have. Google Home is also not necessary, but also very nice to have to ask questions, play games, do quick calculations/currency conversions, set reminders, and set alarms. Could I live without it if I had to? Yes. Do I want to live without it? No, because it's yet another nice, convenient, useful tool to have.
I think I got one a couple of years back at that price. I got an Echo Dot instead - better audio quality and wider support IMO.
and you buy it at a past price?
I usually call it CamelCamelCamel or PriceSpy.
can you find me a deal on a time machine?
Make it a 4k Chromecast ultra , then I'll be all over this (y)
I'm only being allowed to purchase 1!
Still working... just ordered two, having missed the black friday deal.. now to wait it out on the 4k stick for myself.
Direct luck please? I was only getting choice of one full price
Still working, but only allowed 2 per customer it seems.
Expired and only allowing the purchase of 1 at full price now per order...
Haha, well I thought it was a good deal as they had it at £70 the other day, was gutted I missed the £20 ones in Sainsbury’s.. And I thought Curry’s offer had expired. Ho hum, not a bad price though, just not the best I suppose!
was only 49.00 3 days ago in Asda in Barnsley
I price matched and got for £20 at Currys hehe x
I got one of those Roku 4K sticks for £20 from Sainsbury’s few weeks ago
No that's the standard 1080p version, this is Roku plus.
Just audio, with 3.5mm jack, both wired and optical cable support , so technically if your tv has audio input you can cast but only with audio enables apps
Is this for audio purposes only or can you cast videos to the TV too?
I just received it, it is German version coming with eu plug but it is just usb anyway There is only one version of chrome cast audio and it works really well for my needs (multi room multi speaker system) Unfortunately this is the lowest price for some time
Pretty sure there's only one generation of Chromecast Audio
I remember getting this and the video one for £15 around black Friday a few months after the audio's release, shame it's never gone down to that price since
OOS, although you can still order at this price and will be delivered once in stock again.
Worth downloading the Logitech software,some useful features https://support.logitech.com/en_gb/software/options :)
Isn't it tho... I'm flipping between two computers here like a breeze cracking little keyboard :D Really taking to the round keys - I find it easier to locate the right key blind (by feel) vs other small keyboard I've owned it's easier than the Apple Wireless
Just landed,what a great little keyboard,easily paired with laptop/phone/PS4.. really happy so far. :)
I've just binned a 2nd microsoft arc keyboard which I believe to be superior (for typing and comfort) to the one on the link above. Both developed keys that wouldn't work and could not be fixed by usual methods. Just got the K380... getting to know the round keys.. feels nice to type on - I'm a touch typist. I like the weightyness of it, had a bit of weirdness pairing with an old Mac Pro, but sorted that, and really love being able to switch between machines with passing keyboards back and forth as I did before. It's smaller than my old (broken!) Apple Wireless keyboard... Thanks OP really chuffed so far (highfive)
In before massive reduction of £50 off the Pixel 3
I picked Argos as I could collect it today, I did say in the opening post it works with all sellers even used ones as long as it is buy it now and not auction (y)
Same price at Currys with free delivery
Ordered minutes before I posted this deal, collected from my local Homebase just now. Looking forward to spending more money on 4K movies I don't really need to watch (popcorn)
32gb is plenty on these though as all movies tv shows are streamed. So its mainly for apps etc.
Use the item number 352174550601
I personally think it's useful to flag supported games for Shield owners, of which I imagine there are many now after the massive drop in price. I don't have a PC but I play games via Steam on my Shield, and they only support a handful of games (like this one). You can play any Steam game through GeForce on the Shield of course, but unless the game is supported by NVidia, it won't save your progress. Perhaps you don't need the keyword alert now, if you've already got a Shield. The only other alerts I can think of are price drops for the box, and their game sales (which you're notified by email anyway and they're not that regular anymore since supporting Steam). As for this game, it's really good. I play co-op with my little boy.
Nvidia shield is simply amazing. Can play a handful of AAA titles from my steam collection without needing to install on a pc. It's all streamed from Nvidia servers.
Not many people are aware of how the gaming works on the shield... As per loads of questions
I keep getting keyword alerts for Nvidia shield. This is a Steam deal. As all Steam games can be accessed through Nvidia shield (With pc)do we need to keyword spam?
Thanks I'll expire it
Yes you still get the full warranty and they look and operate as brand new
Do you still get a year warranty?
Does anyone know how much the GeForce Now streaming will cost after the Beta? This is good, but potentially without a pc, these games are going to be put behind a paywall when NV start charging?
thanks for confirming (y)
Yes via steam!
Yes. I don't have a pc.
Can this be played on a laptop ?
Out of stock
For anyone (like myself) who missed out of the refurbs, eBay discount code PRESENTS now includes Apple 4K TV's https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/apple-tv-32gb-4k-395-postage-or-click-collect-argos-ebay-presents-3124420
you cant stream netflix in 4k with dolby atmos on the shield, also from what ive seen i get better and sharper image quality on 4k streams.
I have full 4K HDR Remux files at 70gb.... Don't you worry ;)
Those looking for good UHD picture quality (y)
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