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PostPosted: 18:10 - 05 Sep 2019    Post subject: New KODI Player for TV Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a Kodi box for my TV? I've got an old Droidplayer MX2 Android box, but the firmware is too old to install Kodi more recent than V16 and no updates are available. I tried a generic MX2 update as a last resort and it bricked it. To be fair, it was only a dual core CPU and not up to decent HD films anyway.

Is it worth just getting an Amazon Fire stick and putting Kodi on that? My TV only has basic smart facilities, like iPlayer, Youtube and a crap browser.

I've noticed Ebay are quick to shut down anyone flogging Android boxes with decent Kodi builds already installed, so will need to pop a decent build on it myself. Is it really necessary to VPN the connection too? I've never bothered when Acestreaming footy.
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PostPosted: 08:49 - 06 Sep 2019    Post subject: Re: New KODI Player for TV Reply with quote

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Is it worth just getting an Amazon Fire stick and putting Kodi on that?


i have a small PC that i use in the main room.
however i purchased one of the fire sticks to be used around the house. it works with Kodi just fine. its easy to install and you can also use netflixs and amazon etc.
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PostPosted: 10:29 - 06 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I might go the Firestick route and take out Amazon Prime. My favorite Sci-Fi is now only on Prime and season 4 of The Expanse is out in a few months.
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PostPosted: 10:49 - 06 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else just got bored and go fully legit.

I can't be arxed anymore. I've binned the sky, got Netlflix and Prime Video, no more messing around with updates, searching forums.

It's neat, it works on all my devices and has language and audio options. (I'm a version original kind of person).

I get it when you are younger/skint , I used to be the same with copying games.
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PostPosted: 14:29 - 06 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I got bored with Kodi - sitting there waiting for sources, then finding one, only to see it was a cinema recording or a video of Rick Astley.
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PostPosted: 14:59 - 06 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

kawakid wrote:
Anyone else just got bored and go fully legit.

I can't be arxed anymore. I've binned the sky, got Netlflix and Prime Video, no more messing around with updates, searching forums.

It's neat, it works on all my devices and has language and audio options. (I'm a version original kind of person).

I get it when you are younger/skint , I used to be the same with copying games.


How do you find Prime Video? I'm looking at it for The Expanse series 4 anyway, but not sure what's included. A lot of the box sets I like were on Fox, which you can get on Prime Video, but it's not clear whether this sort of thing is an additional service.
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PostPosted: 15:09 - 06 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpd72 wrote:
kawakid wrote:
Anyone else just got bored and go fully legit.

I can't be arxed anymore. I've binned the sky, got Netlflix and Prime Video, no more messing around with updates, searching forums.

It's neat, it works on all my devices and has language and audio options. (I'm a version original kind of person).

I get it when you are younger/skint , I used to be the same with copying games.


How do you find Prime Video? I'm looking at it for The Expanse series 4 anyway, but not sure what's included. A lot of the box sets I like were on Fox, which you can get on Prime Video, but it's not clear whether this sort of thing is an additional service.


Considering I got prime for the postage and delivery service I have started using the other services a lot. Video, OK it's probably not quite up to netflix but there is plenty on there for no extra charge.

It's a godsend when the grand kids are over as well.

I have joined the modern world and now have alexa playing stuff from Amazon prime music most of the day.

Oh yes, Amazon prime is streaming 20 premier matches this year for no extra charge so fcuk sky Dance!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=17025299031
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PostPosted: 09:15 - 07 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

kawakid wrote:
Anyone else just got bored and go fully legit.

I can't be arxed anymore. I've binned the sky, got Netlflix and Prime Video, no more messing around with updates, searching forums.

It's neat, it works on all my devices and has language and audio options. (I'm a version original kind of person).

I get it when you are younger/skint , I used to be the same with copying games.


one of our girls has Amazon prime and the other has Netflix.
so all the devices are set up with both.

i do however still download a lot of content via the newsgroups using Sonarr etc, but i suspect that's a thing that will decline in time.

As you say its the same with games.
If i want a game and dont fancy the 40 price tag.
i still it on my wish list and wait for it to be on sale.
this week i purchased Railway Empire for 11 or there about.
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PostPosted: 09:54 - 07 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
I have joined the modern world and now have alexa

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PostPosted: 11:49 - 07 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:

Oh yes, Amazon prime is streaming 20 premier matches this year for no extra charge so fcuk sky Dance!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=17025299031


Looking at it, it's 20 matches in December, but several on the same days to choose from on 3-5th and 26-27th December.

Still a bonus though.

I tend to use Ebay instead of Amazon, but with the free next day delivery, it might come in useful too.
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PostPosted: 13:28 - 07 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

when Kodi was officiall released on the xbox one, last year I think?


I pissed about with it and got it working, then slowly over time it was less and less good, and then I got fed up fiddling about with it and gave up.
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PostPosted: 14:35 - 07 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried Kodi and, while it's fine for the IT literate, nobody else could get on with it.

I went with Google Chromecast on the TV and a combination of Serviio (you could substitute Plex I think) and BubbleUPNP.

BubbleUPNP gives you an phone app that gives any media server a reasonable simple GUI and transcodes on the fly to the Chromecast whatever you throw at it.

But then I'm old skool: torrents and vpn Smile
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PostPosted: 07:26 - 09 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently ditched Kodi for Plex.

Much better for cross device syncing, even though you have to pay for the Android App..

Sonarr + Radarr + Plex Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 09:42 - 09 Sep 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil. wrote:
Recently ditched Kodi for Plex.

Much better for cross device syncing, even though you have to pay for the Android App..

Sonarr + Radarr + Plex Thumbs Up


i use Sonarr and love it...
i use this website https://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/
to see what's new and also see what's trending.
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PostPosted: 23:50 - 09 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've been using fire sticks for kodi for years. The new 4k stick is worth the extra few as its much faster between loading etc
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PostPosted: 04:53 - 10 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

scobie140 wrote:
We've been using fire sticks for kodi for years. The new 4k stick is worth the extra few as its much faster between loading etc



I am thinking to buy 4k firestick but also confuse between firestick 4k and Fire Tv Cube.
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PostPosted: 14:28 - 16 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

henrytom36 wrote:
scobie140 wrote:
We've been using fire sticks for kodi for years. The new 4k stick is worth the extra few as its much faster between loading etc


I agree with you. I have installed DirectTV Now and it's working like a charm. Smile


And you came here specially, just to spam us. How nice. Middle Finger
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