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So for those bummed out about this and are looking for alternatives here are a few options
I would recommend using a RPi2 or RPI3 rather than the zero.
check out these subreddits for more info
r/recalbox (my personal favorite os for emulation)
amazon fire tv
Nvidia shield tv
look on craigslist for old computers you can usually find one under $50 that will work just fine
both lakka os and recalbox os have x86 ports that run fine on desktop
i also recommend a bluetooth adapter and a 8bitdo controller
check out r/3dshacks for that
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So, since I'm the only one reading the full requirements of his post... The Shield will NOT do Amazon Prime. The Amazon Fire supports 4k, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. You should do research to make sure the apps along with the unit, together, does 4k.
I canceled cable about 15 months ago now. I got an Amazon FireTV box which has access to a bunch of apps like NetFlix, etc. and then I got a SlingTV subscription. Between Netflix and Amazon Prime and all the apps and YouTube, I don't miss having cable.
I've heard terrible things about the Roku Vue app.
If you can, return the Roku and grab a Fire TV. My experience has been outstanding thus far, and overall, the Fire TV is a much more immersive and cohesive experience than the Roku.
It has the TV guide that you're looking for to see what's upcoming and all that good stuff.
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This is what I was going to get. Do you have the fire tv stick?
$200? You mean $100 (repeatedly is on sale for $85) Amazon
You can just use the 4K UHD Fire TV for $100 (still $100 less in total than the KS8000). I don't use Chromecast, but I have an Apple TV and I can mirror the Amazon Prime video to my television, not sure if the same.
The tablet can/will always have software updates.
scroll about half way down for comparison info
Fire TV should be $89
Well, looking at their spec sheet, it does list it as being supported. I never used it, so I am not sure if it does or not:
>>Video: H.265, H.264, Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
The Fire TV - https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00U3FPN4U
I bought a Fire TV stick last year for $20 and it is nice for hotels on work trips but is under powered and slow for main TV use. Plus it does not support 4k like the Fire TV box.
Looking long-term, it might be worth the investment. Amazon currently has a sale on both the Fire Stick and Fire TV (although fair warning, I've heard people complain about the latency on the Fire Stick).
FYI don't buy the Playstation TV, it doesn't have this! (thanks /u/KingNickyThe1st)
The Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick both have a the Sony Vue app, check those out instead!
Fire TV and Fire TV stick run the same software. The Fire stick is a bit more budget friendly but at a cost: UI navigation and load times are significantly slower. I highly recommend going with the Fire TV over the stick.
Sling and PS Vue are like Netflix or Hulu. They are monthly streaming services, but instead of choosing content from a library of stuff, you are watching live cable tv, legally. You'll install the app on the device, log in and away you go.
I commented with regard to the Kodi stuff in the other subthread.
Cheap HTPC with Netflix + nearly all channels available in the world:
I believe the newer model - bought last week:
You're really comparing two different classes of streaming media device. The Apple TV is directly comparable to the Amazon Fire TV. The Fire TV is more powerful than the Fire TV Stick, it offers 4k resolution, more RAM and higher processing power, supports external storage, and ethernet (along with wifi).
The Fire TV Stick is more comparable with the Google Chromecast and Roku TV Stick. These are smaller, less powerful devices that focus on just streaming media.
The Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku 4 offer a more "enhanced" experience by allowing you to do more things, like play games or run apps.
Oh thanks for the detailed reply! I was not even aware there were different models. I'm not 100% sure, but the unit looks like this one; it has the same ports on the back at least.
I guess I'll start by looking up this "adb" and trying it out, as others have mentioned it. Thanks again!
I ended up trying to use Total Commander as a file explorer to copy them off a USB stick, but for some reason Amazon said it was incompatible with the Fire TV. Luckily ES Explorer seemed to accomplish the same thing, and I was able to figure out which folder to copy them into. Worked like a charm! Thanks again.
I did cable for a while and honestly, I don't even know why. All these channel with no value. But, the cable bill was through the roof. Cable companies have a way of attracting you for the first 3 months then hit you with a premium price afterwards. I cut my cable about 3 months ago and loving it. never going back. lol. Amazon Fire I am here to stay. lol. Please let me know who else did the change to drop there cable bill for a streaming service.
you should look into the Amazon Fire TV or Roku. They are fairly cheap ~100. The Amazon Fire TV is basically a cheaper (and better imo) Apple TV that does netflix, hulu, amazon prime video etc. It's what I'm buying for my parents because it has a nice remote so they dont have to use their phone like a chromecast.
Also if budget is really an issue, i've heard the Amazon Fire stick works pretty much the same, but there is more latency. It seems to be in between a chrome cast and the Fire TV itself.
Plenty of decent options.
No not the cube. The Fire TV 2nd Gen.
Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U3FPN4U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_q0FSDbPE16X85
Despite rumors, I'm wondering if Amazon will even release a new "high-end" device. Today would have been the day to do it. The Fire Box product page has a link to the "newer version" of the product, which is the Fire device released today.
I think Amazon is moving forward with just this device and the Stick (what I perceive as the "high-end," and the "low-end" device). This product might be more directly comparable to the Premiere, but I see it as competing against all the pricier non-Roku Stick products.
Check this out.
I had a whole big thing written up for you but I accidentally closed the tab T_T. I don't know anything about the G Box, sorry, but I do know about a few other devices.
I would recommend the Nvidia Shield if you can afford it. Normally $199.99, it's on sale for Cyber Monday for $149.99 with a free $49.99 remote you can sell on eBay to offset costs if you want. Easily the fastest product for Kodi, as well as a gaming rig, Netflix/Hulu/etc. player.
Next is the Fire TV, on sale right now on Amazon for $74.99. Ignore the rating on Amazon as the initially release didn't support 5.1, Amazon pushed out a patch to fix that. Learn how to sideload with a 5 min videos, push Kodi onto their, install firestarter and you're set to go. I use the first generation, a lot snappier than the Fire Stick.
The amazon Fire stick is $24.99 right now at Best Buy, not the snappiest device, but good for just putting on a movie, netflix, Hulu etc and just watching without too much switching in a out, as it doesn't run as smoothly as the other two. Still a great alternative if you don't want to spend too much and do a test run on Kodi and get a feel.
Here's the links to the devices on sale right now
[Newegg, Nvidia Shield (Not sure if remote comes) $149.99 no tax for more]
Amazon Nvidia Shield, $149.99 w/ Remote
Amazon Fire TV Box, $74.99
Best Buy Amazon Fire TV Stick $24.99
Alternatively if you want these a fire TV today, staples and best buy both have them for $74.99 and you can pick it up, try it out for a couple days and return if you don't like them.
Also I hope you're in the US or this was a waste of time lol.
I have the shield tv and love it. If you're going to spend the money, you need to get what you want. There is no savings if you spend $100 and you don't like the product. Amazon is selling there fire tv for $85 right now, but i dont know when its over.
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The speedtest was made from my PC.
I am also not using a stick, i am using the fireTV https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00U3FPN4U
When i go to settings and look at the connection it usually says "good" or "very good".
What you want is the Harmony Elite. Once it's set up, it's dead simple to use. The touch screen is capacitive, and the UI is super slick. It also works with a growing number of BT and IP devices. She'll be used to it in no time.
I'd actually shy away from the Chromecast and get her a 4K Fire TV with the requisite apps she needs. I've found the Chromecast to be fairly unreliable (the app and the Chromecast getting out of sync) and you can't control the Chromecast with the Harmony Remote (I've tried to make it work and I've been unsuccessful so far). I should mention that the Harmony does work with the Fire TV. Once you show her the UI I think she'll get it. My mom is pretty resistant to tech as well and she can figure out the Fire TV well enough to get to Downton Abbey on Prime.
When you get the Denon, you'll want to go into the settings and rename the inputs for the devices that are actually connected (I know you can do this, I have it on mine at home). And if the new Denon receivers are anything like the Marantz receivers, you can disable unused inputs. That will reduce confusion.
EDIT: I suppose the new 4K-Compatible Roku would be fine as well, I just have no experience with them. But my main point is that Chromecast is a bad idea.
i believe this is it
Fire TV works well and does a lot of other things well too.
i think this is the new one
Yeah, I've had kodi before on the firestick and know it can be hit or miss. What's UI stand for?
$40 amplified antenna
$40 Amazon FireTV Stick
The antenna will give you free local channels
FireTV can give you streaming channels + apps for streaming from channels if you have someone generous enough to provide their cable/satellite login. So we have live streaming of Fox Sports, ESPN, CNN and some more.
and Kodi for every TV Show/Movie. There's add-ons for live tv that's hit or miss but definitely improving
Right on the Vue page it lists what local channels are available. Same with Sling and it's not many
Edit: I don't get your point of trying to cut cords if you're still subscribing to every streaming service available? At that point wouldn't satellite be cheaper?
Technically, yes. However, you are better off getting the Fire TV, which is about double the price at $80. Most likely, will still be a better option than whatever dish is going to offer.
I would go with vue, simply because you have the 28 day cloud dvr option.
you have access to:
I would wait till monday and get a fire tv on sale (hopefully) when amazon has prime day.
Was looking at remotes and saw Amazon has them in stock again.
Something like that?
/r/Kodi and https://kodi.tv
Amazon Fire TV for playback (currently $15 off)
First time posting here, have a Fire TV box, never opened.
My mom never used it and I have no need (chromecast ultra), no idea what this original sold for or what it's worth.
Here's what I have: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00U3FPN4U
Try this for your macbook. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B702YTG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=1YVC2L6KPQ06V&amp;coliid=IKB20WHUNHHBC
and one of these guys are great with Kodi https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00U3FPN4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1483406208&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=amazon+fire+4k
edit. linked to non-4k amazon fire tv... fixed.
I don't know what he's talking about - it's not hard at all....
The best way to do this is use a HTPC (computer) and just ALT TAB out of Kodi in to the Windows 10 Netflix and Hulu Apps
There is not currently any reliable way to natively run Netflix in Kodi.
If you are looking for a simple unified experience a FireTV or Fire Stick (will be slower) is your best bet as you will have native HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix etc streaming that is all in a single interface Then use the Kodi app for everything else.