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  # 1172170 10-Nov-2014 12:42
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richms: Has anyone else lost the ability to cast to YouTube on their fire tv? Just not showing on my phone yet Xbox and chrome casts still are showing.


Yep - works fine.
In fact the latest firmware for the firetv now implements miracast.
You go into Settings/displays (something like that) and there is an option to turn it on.
While you have that screen up on the firetv go to screen mirroring on your android tablet/phone and it should show the Fire TV as being able to be connected to.

Works well on my note 2.
(but not on my really stupid sony xperia tablet Z which cant run an internet connection and wifi connection to the AFTV at the same time!)




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  # 1172176 10-Nov-2014 12:54
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Ive blocked the last few firmware update's, primarily so i can use the usb port for portable hard drive's in kodi (xbmc). The new netflix interface and miracast are appealing however, i hope towelroot eventually gets updated so i can jump on this update.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1172220 10-Nov-2014 14:14
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robjg63:
richms: Has anyone else lost the ability to cast to YouTube on their fire tv? Just not showing on my phone yet Xbox and chrome casts still are showing.


Yep - works fine.
In fact the latest firmware for the firetv now implements miracast.
You go into Settings/displays (something like that) and there is an option to turn it on.
While you have that screen up on the firetv go to screen mirroring on your android tablet/phone and it should show the Fire TV as being able to be connected to.

Works well on my note 2.
(but not on my really stupid sony xperia tablet Z which cant run an internet connection and wifi connection to the AFTV at the same time!)


Hmm, interesting. I seemed to have lost it around the time I changed the wifi AP's to the unifi ones so will have a go putting a crap one back and see if it comes back then.




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  # 1173232 11-Nov-2014 23:19
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My FireTV wont play netflix movies (via wireless) but the same movie will play from iPad (wireless)
I am using Unotelly and with SNAP lightwave 30/10
Any suggestions?

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  # 1173234 11-Nov-2014 23:23
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ada101: My FireTV wont play netflix movies (via wireless) but the same movie will play from iPad (wireless)
I am using Unotelly and with SNAP lightwave 30/10
Any suggestions?


Netflix have a new version of their software on Fire TV. It is a lot better and more reliable. Go to your Mac or a PC and on the Netflix site, logon to your account details and force all nodes to log off. You should then be able to load Netflix on your Amazon Fire TV.

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  # 1175328 13-Nov-2014 16:59
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how fast is this thing compared to roku? I heard plex is jittery compared to roku.

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  # 1175364 13-Nov-2014 17:45
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Dstarzero: how fast is this thing compared to roku? I heard plex is jittery compared to roku.



my plex is not jittery via the amazon fire tv and my pc





 

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  # 1175365 13-Nov-2014 17:46
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Dstarzero: how fast is this thing compared to roku? I heard plex is jittery compared to roku.


It's newer than Roku, so the spec is better. Works very well and the quality is excellent. The only issue I ever get is having to logon from a PC and force a log off of all devices.

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  # 1175377 13-Nov-2014 18:20
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I re-set up my fire tv and youtube casting and spotify connect worked for a while, and have now stopped working again. Have not unboxed my other one to setup to try yet as I want to read up on rooting them before plugging it in and letting it update itself.




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  # 1179914 20-Nov-2014 05:44
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I have just ordered a Amazon Fire TV, and have searched here about the power adaptors. But I am a bit unsure if I just need to purchase a travel adaptor or whether I can replace the Amazon adaptor with a suitable NZ one purchased here (if even possible).
Any help appreciated.

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  # 1179915 20-Nov-2014 06:10
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Just a travel adaptor is all you need.

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  # 1179925 20-Nov-2014 07:30
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Davoid: I have just ordered a Amazon Fire TV, and have searched here about the power adaptors. But I am a bit unsure if I just need to purchase a travel adaptor or whether I can replace the Amazon adaptor with a suitable NZ one purchased here (if even possible).
Any help appreciated.


$2.99 from the $2 shop will do it. Make sure you get the full sized 3 pin ones, as the 2 pin ones wobble and often fail to give you a reliable connection.
(one of my pet hates)

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  # 1179926 20-Nov-2014 07:36
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thanks very much both of you, travel adapter it is.

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  # 1179929 20-Nov-2014 08:02
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Sorry one more question, what about voltage, is this something I need to consider? Thanks

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  # 1179930 20-Nov-2014 08:11
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No issue with voltage, power adapter is rated 110 - 250V.  Recently got one myself, all you need is the power adapter, got mine from the warehouse (cause they are open late)
Good device the TV Fire, Plex works just fine.

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