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#1019993 - 13th Sep 2016 9:25am Firestick / Kodi
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I have just upgraded my Television to the latest Samsung, via my laptop I watch a few hours of sky golf / cricket and rugby via cricfree tv.

I have been told to get a Stick and load it with Kodi to get sky when I ask for details its all a bit vague.

Do we have member who can point me in the right direction.
I have spent money on the tv so I'm not looking for the cheapest solution I want it to be right.

Thank you

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#1020005 - 13th Sep 2016 10:06am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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Best guides are here:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/

You'll be disappointed though if you're trying to watch live sport by it - Kodi is now really popular and there are too many people online trying to watch the sport, so it buffers and stops.

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#1020026 - 13th Sep 2016 1:28pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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A slight word of warning ....

Firesticks can overheat, because of this they have a temperature sensor inside which slows/stops the stick to avoid it getting far too hot. With the standard software this puts a message on the screen saying what is happening.

In a device like that I would be concerned about loading third party software that may have interfered with the temperature safety feature.

We have a firestick here which overheats, Amazon are currently refusing to replace it because it is outside of their warranty, I may get round to ramming the sales of goods act (consumer rights act) down their throat some day.
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#1020027 - 13th Sep 2016 1:38pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: Gibbo]
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For Kodi this is one of the better boxes.
2016 MX Pro Quad Core Android 5.1 Smart TV Box
for Sale on a well known site from about £25 comes pre-loaded.there are loads of videos on line about Kodi
Alan

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#1020032 - 13th Sep 2016 1:44pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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You can also get a dedicated box something like an mx a little bit dearer than a fire stick, I have both and the mx is far better and comes loaded with most programmes, if you get the fire stick you must load it yourself,I only use the firestick as a secondary device, bedroom or other room in case there is a dispute over what to view, go online and look for MX8 box and you will get an idea of what they are about and the cost, I am sure you can purchase them locally if you don't wish to use the net, hope this helps

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#1020057 - 13th Sep 2016 6:21pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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Another - and better idea - would be to give up watching the overhyped howlingly crap entertainment that constitutes televised sport entirely, resist your couch potato instincts and find something more interesting to do.

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#1020061 - 13th Sep 2016 7:04pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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run kodi on your pc/laptop first see if you like it, once you download it watch this video on setting up step by step with the best repos wink
hope this helps
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#1020062 - 13th Sep 2016 7:10pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: Excoriator]
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Originally Posted By: Excoriator
Another - and better idea - would be to give up watching the overhyped howlingly crap entertainment that constitutes televised sport entirely, resist your couch potato instincts and find something more interesting to do.


Hahaha, you never fail to make me laugh Ex laugh

Regarding firestick, MX boxes or whatever you decide to use for Kodi, live sports are the hardest to view so gibbo's post is very true. Also the link to seo.michael has the best guides around, bar none
For films and TV it is great but sport is very sketchy and unreliable at times (not always mind you) which can be very frustrating
Also it is illegal to view 'paid for, tv' wink Ah well grin

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#1020067 - 13th Sep 2016 7:23pm Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: Excoriator]
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Each to his own, I don't watch sport either, but its entertainment for those that do, which is their choice, and I think it is a bit highhanded of you to dismiss an individuals choice of programme or the way they spend their leisure time.

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#1020185 - 14th Sep 2016 7:40am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: Excoriator]
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Exoriator your opinion of my viewing habits was neither asked for or required, had you read the post correctly it states a "Few hours".

Thank you to everyone else for your help I think I will stick with cricfree tv, as I'm unsure why the price of the MX box varies between £40 to £80 for what looks like the same unit.
At the end of the day as I said I only need it for a few hours a week and the wife gets all her stuff on freeview.

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#1020195 - 14th Sep 2016 9:26am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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Originally Posted By: saltytom
Exoriator your opinion of my viewing habits was neither asked for or required, had you read the post correctly it states a "Few hours".

Thank you to everyone else for your help I think I will stick with cricfree tv, as I'm unsure why the price of the MX box varies between £40 to £80 for what looks like the same unit.
At the end of the day as I said I only need it for a few hours a week and the wife gets all her stuff on freeview.


My criticism was more of what televised sport has become than about your viewing habits, SaltyTom. My fury at the travesty it is now allowed me to lose sight of good manners, and I apologise.

At one time taking part in the Olympics was more important than winning. These days the Beeb is more concerned with the medal count than anything else and actually runs a medal tracker page!

Bah!

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#1020196 - 14th Sep 2016 9:48am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: Excoriator]
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Ex agree re Olympics,accepted, I would like to think golf rugby and cricket have maintained honestly and integrity to a degree, sadly all lost from BBC.

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#1020197 - 14th Sep 2016 10:29am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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Sportsmania subscription, £26 for 6 months, can use it across platforms (Kodi add on, web browser, iOS and Android apps), highly recommend it for sports.

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#1020198 - 14th Sep 2016 10:39am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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I'm watching this thread with great interest because I've been thinking of buying a firestick for some time. I'm not a great sports fan but do love my music. So would appreciate any thoughts on wether it would be worth it to me, are there music channels available? Cheers folks. smile

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#1020199 - 14th Sep 2016 10:51am Re: Firestick / Kodi [Re: saltytom]
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Plenty of music add ons in Kodi Dilly yes. If you have an Amazon Prime account there is Amazon Music also.

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