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#1024879 - 31st Oct 2016 11:35am Google Chromecast
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Not being that savvy with wireless multimedia equipment I want to know what is the best to get. The choices being Google Chromecast, Amazon firestick or the good old now tv box.

Any info on the best would be appreciated

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#1024886 - 31st Oct 2016 11:59am Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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Hi Finney, it depends on what you want to do with it, google chromecast is limited, you can utilise the fire stick to run Kodi on, and get free movies and box sets, I dont know anything about now tv, I have had chromecast and have now got the firestick, as a personal choice I prefer the Firestick, but it may not suit everyone. hope this helps.

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#1024894 - 31st Oct 2016 12:55pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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As Casper says depends on what you want out of it. Now TV is decent for what you pay and you can buy vouchers for it from ebay that will save you money as opposed to just paying monthly. They sometimes offer you deals if you do set up for monthly and decide to stop the payment. There are ways to get "other channels" on there via an app called Plex. Install that and buy a susbcription. If you're on Facebook do a search for Plex IPTV, should come up with some providers. The black Now TV boxes have an ethernet port so you can hard wire them for a more stable internet connection.

Kodi on a Firestick is good but you do need to tinker with it so a little bit of tech savvy is required, nothing too daunting though and plenty of resource out there. The free "premium" channels don't tend to be very reliable but there are subscription services available if that's what you wanted. Quite a few options for Freeview channels and almost limitless VOD options via several add ons.

For either you'll need half decent internet speeds for streaming, 4-5mb minimum I would say.

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#1024983 - 1st Nov 2016 12:46pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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Thanks for the feedback guys, im looking to be able to watch all the freeview channels plus sky movies , music channels all for free if possible.

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#1024990 - 1st Nov 2016 2:57pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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Then the firestick is the one for you, but you do need to load the Kodi program and the add ons yourself, the other option is to buy an MX 8 type box with all the programes already on, take a look on the net and weigh them up cost etc.

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#1024999 - 1st Nov 2016 4:37pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: casper]
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Originally Posted By: casper
Then the firestick is the one for you, but you do need to load the Kodi program and the add ons yourself, the other option is to buy an MX 8 type box with all the programes already on, take a look on the net and weigh them up cost etc.


Cheers Casper will take a look

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#1025108 - 2nd Nov 2016 10:20pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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A 2GB M8 box is better than a Firestick.

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#1025110 - 3rd Nov 2016 7:46am Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Raven61]
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Yes I agree Raven, MX8 is the best option, the firestick is actually more costly to buy, plus you have the hassle of installing all the add ons, but it is a better option than Google Chrome.

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#1025157 - 4th Nov 2016 5:34am Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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Thanks again for all the information and feedback. Think the mx8 is the winner

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#1025162 - 4th Nov 2016 9:43am Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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If you've got good wifi then it's a good choice, simple to set up, connect an HD and power lead and away you go, if you buy and have any probs I can help along with others on wiki, good viewing. smile

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#1025167 - 4th Nov 2016 11:57am Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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If you're buying a box better to hard wire if you can rather than use wireless, connection will be more stable that way.

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#1026230 - 23rd Nov 2016 12:27pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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Just a quick update guys, I eventually went for the MX8 box, had a few teething problems getting set up but am now navigating myself around it. Thanks for all the feedback.

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#1026245 - 23rd Nov 2016 2:52pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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You will find a lot of the stuff pre loaded on it you wont need,best sites for most things are Exodus, phoenix, uk turks, specto, salts,but you will find what is best for your interests, I found it is a lot easier to navigate if you use a wireless mouse, I got one from Argos for 9.99 makes it so much easier, enjoy your viewing.

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#1026256 - 23rd Nov 2016 7:53pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: casper]
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Originally Posted By: casper
You will find a lot of the stuff pre loaded on it you wont need,best sites for most things are Exodus, phoenix, uk turks, specto, salts,but you will find what is best for your interests, I found it is a lot easier to navigate if you use a wireless mouse, I got one from Argos for 9.99 makes it so much easier, enjoy your viewing.

Cheers casper the box i bought came with a mini keyboard that is making it a lot easier to use. The Nephew has loaded a programme on it called pulse so got access to all the sites you mention. I have managed to watch several films so far without any glitches.

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#1026306 - 24th Nov 2016 12:36pm Re: Google Chromecast [Re: Finney]
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Here is a guide on setting up the 'Paradox' Build on your Kodi box & some useful links.

First you need to make sure you are running Kodi version 16.1.
If not you will have to update it or uninstall & reinstall from Google Playstore.

Next register for a free account on here to obtain a username/password to use on Paradox build.
This is also a great forum if you are having problems.
http://theblackboxostv.co.uk/index.php

Once you have got your username & password follow this guide on how to install Paradox.
http://www.paradoxinfo.co.uk/how-to-install-paradox/

How to install MOBDRO on Paradox.
Mobdro is good for sports & TV channels.
http://www.paradoxinfo.co.uk/?p=1691

Paradox Help & discussion page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/paradoxsupport/

LiveOnSat.com channel guide. [Gives you all the links for streaming football games].
http://liveonsat.com/los_soc_br_eng_ALL.php

Enjoy

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