richms: Never buy something on the promise of software updates solving things. For now I would either get the proper fire tv or wait till they actually solve it. For $19 each it's tolerable but at $40 without the microphone remote it's not a good deal at the moment.
Scotty1986: I'm very new to streaming. I have MyRepublic 100/50mbps and have signed up girl netflix. Works great on my Xb1 and ps4, but not on Xbox 360 or Samsung smart TV. I think the Samsung App is bugged according to some Google searches but the xbox 360 is puzzling. Used a USA account to download the app and using auto settings. Not luck.
Anyway, l need a device for the lounge that will stream netflix and looks like Amazon Fire could be for me. Has anybody tried this with MyRepublic? Also, does anyone know if there is one I could buy in Wellington?
BigMal: I gotta say ever since the Netflix app upgrade the Fire TV is now my device of choice over the Roku3.
$79 is great value.
Mattmannz: Anyone else having problems with the Netflix app not showing coverart or icon pictures?
I am losing the pictures from the main Netflix screen where you can select your profile, exit the app etc. Also when browsing a lot of the shows don't have coverart, I get the text descriptions but nothing else.
Box is on the latest firmware, I have factory reset it and uninstalled app and reinstalled. Fixes it for a bit then it comes back again.
SHows and movies play perfectly, it's just the coverart.
I have two units, one does it and one doesn't.
Yes! I am having that issue also... Sometimes no cover art and then other times its fine... I was putting it down to connection? Same as you though the shows & movies play fine..
But not a major pita
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corksta: Mattmannz and cdrnet: who's your ISP and what DNS unblocking service are you using? I have the same issue, but I also had it on a Roku 3. I'm with Vodafone on UFB and the images and thumbnails not displaying is related to Vodafone's transparent proxy not playing nicely with DNS unblockers.