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Amazon Firestick, Roku Express, ... , what is recommended?
        
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OT: Best streaming device?
I use Chromecast and AppleTV

Some devices offer digital assistants if you want to have a dialogue with your TV

Search google for reviews to find what you like best

Cheers  

Klaus  

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On 04/13/2018 11:13 PM, Klaus Kragelund wrote:
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headline anyway, didn't click to the article.

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On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:11:48 -0700, Jim Thompson

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I have the Roku 3, an older hdmi unit, no problems.
Check the reviews, the 'sticks' tend to have slower menu action.

Also, check to be  sure the app you want is availble for the player.
I have a samsung blu-ray player and there is no sling-tv app for it.

Cheers

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On 4/14/2018 6:03 AM, Martin Riddle wrote:
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  I have the Firestick on two of my TVs, dropped the cable TV and Phone  
about two weeks ago.
  I like the user interface on the Firestick, I had a Raspberry Pi with  
Kodi on it, but, I never really learned how to make good use of it.
  There are two apps on the Firestick that I use more than any others,  
"Terrarium TV" and "Modbro".
  Terrarium TV has 1000s of TV Shows and Movies from the past, TV shows  
are setup by season and episode. There is a favorites button where you  
can put all the things you want to watch.
  Modbro is live streaming of TV networks. It has a lot of the usual  
stuff you find on cable, all the news channel CNBC, Foxnews, MSNBC,
Bloomberg. Then the others like HGTV, Discovery, TLC, FX, History, etc.
  When I comes to setting up the Firestick, Youtube is your best friend.
I set my laptop in front of the TV and started the video I wanted to  
follow, play, then pause and do the step, play and continue. After
a few tines you kinda get the jist of it and can load things on your own.
   I'll agree using the Firestick is a little slow, but I never had a  
ROKU to compare it to. I have a Sony TV, that is a little slow any way,  
The second TV is an LG and it is faster than the Sony..
   I have about 7 other apps on my Firestick but rarely use them. I also
have the Amazon Prime videos, but rarely use it, and Kodi which may have  
some utility, but I have only used it a few times. The kids added  
Netflix and Hulu, but I have only used those a few times.
   I got my Firestick on Sale for $24.99 and then got a second for $24.99
plus a $10 customer convenience credit. Don't now why the did that.
   It is not the same as having cable TV, you can't just flip channels,  
you need to decide what to watch and when. You click on your favorites  
and now you have 10 different shows you can watch. btw, it marks your  
programs so you know what you have watched.
  Once you have your Device, I found this video showing the use of app  
DroidAdmin the easiest.
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  I'll admit I was up the learning curve a little bit before I saw this,  
meaning I don't know if this beginner info, but it maybe.
  Also if you use Terrarium TV, get the app "Real-Debrid" it is a low  
cost pay service, but picks out high Quality streams that will prevent  
buffering. The quality streams have a green font instead of white.
   Interesting, during the bombing last night, I picked streams from
other country news services to see what they had to say, even watched  
some RT TV and Racheal Maddow although she's on another planet.
   I suspect there is a Syrian station streaming I didn't look long  
enough to find it. Dozens of other country streaming on Modbro.
                                  Mikek


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The slow interfaces make this streaming stuff fustrating to use. Why
not make it enjoyable?

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Sling-TV made a change not long ago that allows you to popup a mini
channel guide at the bottom of the screen. It's kind of handy for
looking for something else to watch, while watching the current
channel. But, I agree, channel surfing is almost impossible to do
these days.

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On 4/14/2018 12:49 PM, Martin Riddle wrote:
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Did you have any recommendation to solve your problem?


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I'm happy with the Roku3, and they seem to have the support for apps
from their vendors (netflix sling etc), So If I had to do it again I'd
get the Roku Ultra ( it's the same price as my 3)

Cheers
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On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:29:07 -0400, Martin Riddle

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Just ordered Roku Ultra from Amazon 1-1/2 hours ago ;-)
        
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Re: OT: Best streaming device?
On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:57:32 -0700, Jim Thompson

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What I like about my 3 is that it has RF and IR remote support.
So I can use my Bose soundbar remote with it as well.
I'm sure the Ultra has the same deal.

The ear buds for the RF remote come in handy too.

Cheers

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On 4/14/2018 6:29 PM, Martin Riddle wrote:
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Can you install apps on the Roku like Modbro and Terrarium TV?



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Not familiar with those, but they all seem to have a store where you
can select the spps to use whatever service you want to use.
No more sneaker net.


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Roku calls them "channels":
<https://channelstore.roku.com/browse

I have a Roku 3.  Martin is correct that the Roku 3 remote is
noticeably more responsive.  I had a Roku 2 and a previous Roku
version that were really slow to respond.

Mobdro is an Android app and only runs on Android devices.  Roku does
not run Android:
<https://www.mobdro.to
I tried a few months ago on my Chromebook.  It didn't work very well.

Same problem with Terrarium TV:
<https://terrariumtvappdownloads.com
It's also Android only, but can be convinced to run on a Roku TV by
playing the video from an Android smartphone.  I do this with my
Samsung S6 phone.  It works, but is not very convenient:
<http://terrariumtvdownloadapp.com/terrarium-tv-on-roku-tv/
Be sure to donate something to Terrarium TV to get rid of the ads.
<http://terrariumtvdownloadapp.com/how-to-remove-ads-from-terrarium-tv-in-usa-uk-canada/


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Re: OT: Best streaming device?
On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:03:21 -0400, Martin Riddle

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Just installed Roku Ultra.  Though not fond of using wireless (until I
can pull some Cat-6 to the great room), it is working flawlessly... no
stuttering like sometimes the CenturyLink cable misbehaves.

Thanks for the tip.
        
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On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:03:21 -0400, Martin Riddle

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Is there a User's Manual?  There's extra buttons on the remote, with
no explanation in the Quick-Start Guide.  On-line I can find nothing
but juvenile videos :-(
        
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On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:26:09 -0700, Jim Thompson

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Multi function remote? I think some are for the Roku TV and the Green
and Blue ones are for that stupid game thats in the system.

Cheers

Re: OT: Best streaming device?
On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:11:48 -0700, Jim Thompson

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People have given me the Amazon and Roku gadgets. I haven't set up
either of them.  


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Re: OT: Best streaming device?
On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:00:35 -0700, John Larkin

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Ordinary TV is so abysmal these days that all we do is watch (mostly
old) movies... thus my inquiry.

Try out both and let me know.  Thanks!
        
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Re: OT: Best streaming device?
On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:12:18 PM UTC-4, Jim Thompson wrote:
Roku, but they recently changed the user interface --- and it sucks!!

Also, look into a Tablo (for off-the-air DVR)
https://www.tablotv.com/

A Roku + Tablo is a hard-to-beat combination for inexpensive TV watching.

OT: Best streaming device? PING: Martin Riddle
Martin:

Suppose you start a movie (Netflix) and decide it's a dud. how do you
get rid of it?  It keeps showing up as an icon, saying "Resume
playing" :-(
        
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