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Old 06-05-14, 03:37 PM
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Looking for the same. Basically, between this and a Roku, what is more grandma proof?
Just to be clear. Amazon is more "Grandma Proof". Both NetFlix and hulu are super easy to manage. Amazon Prime shows are a bit tricky (they try and trick you into buying the episode and you have to hunt a bit to watch the free versions).

Pandora is pretty easy as well.
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Old 06-06-14, 02:08 PM
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Make it a year of Prime instead and I'm in.
You mean you'd rather have $99 than $15?
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Originally Posted by Navinabob View Post
Just to be clear. Amazon is more "Grandma Proof". Both NetFlix and hulu are super easy to manage. Amazon Prime shows are a bit tricky (they try and trick you into buying the episode and you have to hunt a bit to watch the free versions).

Pandora is pretty easy as well.
I've never had an issue differentiating between free and paid and I've had it since Prime streaming started
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Old 06-06-14, 02:38 PM
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You're not a grandmother.
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Old 06-06-14, 03:20 PM
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You're not a grandmother.
As far as she knows!
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Old 06-06-14, 10:28 PM
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Apparently a guy with whom I went to college knew someone to whom that actually happened. Years later he found out he'd had a kid with some woman he'd known. Actually kind of interesting to think about, sounded like an interesting premise for something if is had enough worthwhile life experience to write worth a damn. Pointless digression.

Anyway, I taught my dad to use Netflix, the interface is fairly simple.
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Old 06-12-14, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138 View Post
Apparently a guy with whom I went to college knew someone to whom that actually happened. Years later he found out he'd had a kid with some woman he'd known. Actually kind of interesting to think about, sounded like an interesting premise for something if is had enough worthwhile life experience to write worth a damn. Pointless digression.

Anyway, I taught my dad to use Netflix, the interface is fairly simple.
Netflix and Hulu are easy. Some of the prime shows you need to select, and then it will say "$2 SD, $4 HD, other paying options", and from their you'll have to go into a subscreen and select "free on prime".
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Old 06-12-14, 03:17 PM
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Thanks guys. I went with the fire and will be hooking it up for her this weekend. (also be testing it to see if it's what I want to go with as well)
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Old 06-18-14, 10:09 AM
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For those that have it how does this compare to Chromecast? Same shit, different drink type of scenario?
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For those that have it how does this compare to Chromecast? Same shit, different drink type of scenario?
It's nothing at all like Chromecast. It's more a limited Roku with some Miracast features and game support.

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Old 06-18-14, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
It's nothing at all like Chromecast. It's more a Roku with some Miracast features.
Now I gotta figure out what Roku and Miracast are. I' only familiar with Apple TV. I don't have cable or DVR or anything like that.
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Old 06-18-14, 10:44 AM
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Roku is like an open platform Apple TV -- anyone can create a channel for it, and supports other VoD services like Amazon and Vudu that aren't iTunes (and as you can imagine, it does not support iTunes).

Miracast is the open platform solution to AirPlay, it works well but has limited device support.

Roku doesn't support Miracast (not yet at least, and it probably won't until the Roku 4), but is still the best overall platform for Streaming --- The Roku 3 runs off HTML5, so you end up with the nice interface for Netflix and Hulu, and have some nice little features like Beam support for YouTube (like Chromecast) and Netflix. The Roku also has a great Search feature built in that searches numerous streaming applications (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, M Go, Red Box, etc; ) for whatever you type it - actors, directors, movie titles, etc; -- tells you if it's free or pay, and will take you straight to it.

The Amazon Fire TV is similar, but it's a semi-closed platform that runs off Android. As such it supports a limited number of Video applications (like Amazon Instant, Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc; ) and games (GTA III, etc; ) and has a good Voice Search feature. It's a very solid device but imo still has a few growing pangs to get through.

I thought the Fire TV worked as a Miracast Receiver, it doesn't so ignore all that Miracast business.

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Old 06-18-14, 11:40 AM
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Amazon Fire TV, in my opinion, is the best of the bunch since you can easily side load XBMC on it (which you cant do on Roku). Also, the Fire TV was recently rooted so soon the hardware will really shine.
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Old 06-18-14, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
For those that have it how does this compare to Chromecast? Same shit, different drink type of scenario?
My Chromecast was a bit buggy. Amazon doesn't randomly freeze or drop streaming like the Chromecast did.
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So I was testing out the voice feature for odd or funny words to see what it pulls up.

The best so far: (A bit NSFW cuz of language)

Spoiler:


And sorry for the pic size...
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Old 07-29-14, 03:39 PM
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Playcast technical trial on Amazon Fire TV


Playcast Media's New App to Deliver Video Games Instantly to Gamers via Fire TV.

for more information please visit our website


Enjoy
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Old 07-30-14, 03:11 AM
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Hi , it's not a spam , we have a trial with amazon FireTv , we invite you to try it , it's totally free ,

you can Learn more and register on Playcast-media web site: Playcast-media.com

you can see it also in our Facebook page .

again it's not a spam .

Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by Playcast View Post
Hi , it's not a spam , we have a trial with amazon FireTv , we invite you to try it , it's totally free ,

you can Learn more and register on Playcast-media web site: Playcast-media.com

you can see it also in our Facebook page .

again it's not a spam .

Enjoy.
Yeah, but selling your wares is not really allowed here. I suggest talking with the management here about sponsoring this board section so you get a banner and such.
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Originally Posted by Playcast View Post
Hi , it's not a spam , we have a trial with amazon FireTv , we invite you to try it , it's totally free ,


again it's not a spam .

Enjoy.
Please link the Amazon page with the trial offer, that's more than welcome here!
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Hi ... unfortantly .. I couldent put the link becouase we new here ...

but ..

you can find us in XDA forum , in IGN , just write in google FireTV and Playcast.

anyway , if one of you can write the link it will be great

Thanks ,
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No, Amazon. Not an Amazon link == spam. Amazon link == no spam. No matter what the person with the service says
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Old 08-13-14, 02:27 AM
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Amazon Fire TV is currently on sale for $84.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CX5P8FC/
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I still consider this the top box out of all the ones i've used. Throw XBMC (now called Kodi) on it, and it can play just about everything
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Old 08-13-14, 12:19 PM
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How is the USB support for reading video files?
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What sports does Amazon Fire have compared to Roku?

Any free channels that are on Amazon Fire and not Roku?
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