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  # 1042551 12-May-2014 18:21
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You need to sideload them - there are plenty of instructions on how to sideload android apps on the googles.

You can find the apps themselves by searching geekzone

 
 
 
 


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  # 1042603 12-May-2014 19:51
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freitasm: Keyboard? How?


The USB port works with keyboard / mouse. Well it does for my Logitech K400

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  # 1050349 21-May-2014 11:25
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I plugged in an ancient wireless logitech keyboard/mouse and it worked fine.. I want to get the mele f10 pro at some point.

Heads up, root access is coming very soon! Root was obtained within a day of the device being released but the developer didn't want to release it until Amazon fixed some vulnerabilities. Amazon have an update coming out in the next week or so that fix these vuln's, and he has said he will release root later that day. Obviously which will allow a whole lot of different things (usb drive access being number 1! different launchers etc etc etc). However you have to be on the current firmware, if you update to the next update there wont be root access, so if this means anything to you, you have to block the update.

I setup a block in my router to the amazon update servers, im still on the original firmware (an update came out 2 weeks ago that i successfully blocked).

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  # 1059139 4-Jun-2014 12:30
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shall0w:

I'm going to sideload XBMC this weekend for a play to see where its at and setup plex for a comparison.



How did the comparison go ?





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  # 1066575 16-Jun-2014 12:29
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It took a while but


We have root!


Stickmount now works, which means you can access content off your usb drives ;)

Also your able to install APKs directly from your Fire TV without the sideloading nonsense. Grab a SQLite editor and make your way through Settings Storage/Settings/Global to change the value of "install_non_market_apps" from 0 to 1

 
 
 
 


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  # 1071907 21-Jun-2014 22:44
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Set up a unit for my father in law, with unotelly but for some reason whilst eventually I got Amazon Instant Video working, (it seems to buffer a fair bit on a 35/10 VDSL connection, Netflix says it's installed, but prices are unavailable? I had to install it on my FireTV but his shows like it's already installed, and the apps section keeps saying it's got nothing to show so I can't install many other apps. I doublechecked his DNS Setup twice and it must be working fine since Amazon was originally refusing to play video and now it is. 


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  # 1072094 22-Jun-2014 16:43
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Is anyone having trouble with Netflix on Amazon Fire TV  .

I have been getting the "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title "  with 90 % of the things i try to watch , i went and watched on the WDTV Live and everything plays fine on that

both are hard wired to my Telecom VDSL


any ideas ?





 

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  # 1072096 22-Jun-2014 16:49
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marlinz: Is anyone having trouble with Netflix on Amazon Fire TV  .

I have been getting the "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title "  with 90 % of the things i try to watch , i went and watched on the WDTV Live and everything plays fine on that

both are hard wired to my Telecom VDSL


any ideas ?


If you schedule it to watch later and then choose it from your watch later items, it works fine ?

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  # 1072101 22-Jun-2014 17:12
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cdrnet:
marlinz: Is anyone having trouble with Netflix on Amazon Fire TV  .

I have been getting the "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title "  with 90 % of the things i try to watch , i went and watched on the WDTV Live and everything plays fine on that

both are hard wired to my Telecom VDSL


any ideas ?


If you schedule it to watch later and then choose it from your watch later items, it works fine ?



Nope





 

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  # 1072103 22-Jun-2014 17:17
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marlinz:
cdrnet:
marlinz: Is anyone having trouble with Netflix on Amazon Fire TV  .

I have been getting the "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title "  with 90 % of the things i try to watch , i went and watched on the WDTV Live and everything plays fine on that

both are hard wired to my Telecom VDSL


any ideas ?


If you schedule it to watch later and then choose it from your watch later items, it works fine ?



Nope


I'll take a look at it later and post back.

We use Netflix mainly, but we were initially using the 30 day free amazon trial.

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  # 1072117 22-Jun-2014 17:33
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Okay found a fix for the above problem i have just had see below


From the home screen go to settings. Select applications go to the amazon video app clear data 2-3 times (yes 2-3 times) this insures the data clears for some reason one time is not enough. After that unplug the device for about 10 seconds them plug it back in and try to load an amazon video. This fixes Netflix as well as amazon video. Apparently the Amazon application controls video rights and effects Netflix so clearing the data for amazon is the fix.


this has worked for me , hope if anyone else has this problem it will help them as well



found here http://www.amazon.com/Netflix-Fire-refuses-load-anything-/forum/Fx1PQN4FXWA96MT/Tx3GCVD1F9XOBBM/1/ref=cm_cd_fp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B005ZXWMUS





 

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  # 1072121 22-Jun-2014 17:44
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I thought that was an issue on the initial firmware version only and it had been addressed in later versions. Glad you are all sorted out now (c8

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  # 1072127 22-Jun-2014 18:05
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marlinz: Is anyone having trouble with Netflix on Amazon Fire TV  .

I have been getting the "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title "  with 90 % of the things i try to watch , i went and watched on the WDTV Live and everything plays fine on that

both are hard wired to my Telecom VDSL


any ideas ?


I only ever have this message if I'm playing something and turn off the TV. When I turn it on the message is there - probably it loses HDMI sync.

Interesting your post about the clear cache fix...






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