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  # 1277668 6-Apr-2015 06:54
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moulinette:
robfish:
mine was $22

Mine too


Thank you!


I have been playing with the NZ Netflix service, which runs a hell of a lot smoother than the USA service.

What do people think about the content, when compared with the USA service?

My wife's not at all impressed :o

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  # 1277672 6-Apr-2015 07:25
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cdrnet:
moulinette:
robfish:
mine was $22

Mine too


Thank you!


I have been playing with the NZ Netflix service, which runs a hell of a lot smoother than the USA service.

What do people think about the content, when compared with the USA service?

My wife's not at all impressed :o


My Netflix via Fire TV runs smooth as , its just Hulu Plus thats a bit hit and miss  with streaming

I use only the USA Netflix version





 

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  # 1277673 6-Apr-2015 07:28
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marlinz:
cdrnet:
moulinette:
robfish:
mine was $22

Mine too


Thank you!


I have been playing with the NZ Netflix service, which runs a hell of a lot smoother than the USA service.

What do people think about the content, when compared with the USA service?

My wife's not at all impressed :o


My Netflix via Fire TV runs smooth as , its just Hulu Plus thats a bit hit and miss  with streaming

I use only the USA Netflix version


You can now use the NZ version with your same subscription. I was just wondering if anyone preferred it to the US version?

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  # 1278224 7-Apr-2015 11:05
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I see another update came out today (not that im on said version). Im on ancient rooted firmware from nearly a year ago. Its been some time since i investigated the firetv situation and holy heck they have come far, they now have pre-rooted stock images! i can finally have a new firmware version and still have the benefit of root (which at this point is only NTFS over fat32 storage), but having twrp installed will be usefull if they finish the androidtv port to firetv.

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  # 1281755 13-Apr-2015 08:49
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Anyone notice if you try accessing netflix nz on your AFTV, it wont load and just crash, had this issue last night.

Also if i accessed netflix while on wireless on both AFTV and AFTV stick every program i chose got stuck loading at 25% and wouldn't play, but if i selected the same program on the LG TV app (wireless as well) program would play straight away. 

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  # 1281757 13-Apr-2015 08:50
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razor2000nz: Anyone notice if you try accessing netflix nz on your AFTV, it wont load and just crash, had this issue last night.

Also if i accessed netflix while on wireless on both AFTV and AFTV stick every program i chose got stuck loading at 25% and wouldn't play, but if i selected the same program on the LG TV app (wireless as well) program would play straight away. 



was watching netflix fine on mine last night , wired AFTV


and just turned on mine to check right now also , going no problem at all





 

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  # 1281867 13-Apr-2015 10:10
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as soon as i went wired had no probs, did a speed test while on wireless was getting 20mbs download from L.A server, router and AFTV are beside one another.

snap vdsl, and dns4me.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1291751 26-Apr-2015 15:38
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Hi there,

Im considering buying the Amazon Fire TV. Currently using ATV and get tired of the lag and other silly problems with it. Is the Amazon device that much better. I would be using for US Netflix and Hulu Plus.

And also If I click the link at the top of the Geekzone page is that the best way to buy one?
Cheers

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# 1291754 26-Apr-2015 15:49
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Wills1: Hi there,

Im considering buying the Amazon Fire TV. Currently using ATV and get tired of the lag and other silly problems with it. Is the Amazon device that much better. I would be using for US Netflix and Hulu Plus.

And also If I click the link at the top of the Geekzone page is that the best way to buy one?
Cheers



I haven't used the ATV i used to use the WDTV Live , the Fire TV is way better than that for streaming .


And yes click to purchase using the Geekzone Link  (that how i brought mine )


A good choice





 

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  # 1291762 26-Apr-2015 16:07
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Wills1: Hi there,

Im considering buying the Amazon Fire TV. Currently using ATV and get tired of the lag and other silly problems with it. Is the Amazon device that much better. I would be using for US Netflix and Hulu Plus.

And also If I click the link at the top of the Geekzone page is that the best way to buy one?
Cheers


I have both but definitely prefer the Amazon box over the Apple one. Of course my experience is totally subjective but for me the UI is nicer, it's more fluid, and just a better experience. The Amazon remote is nice to use and voice search works suprisingly well with a NZ accent.

The only real reason I use an Apple TV is for AirPlay and that I have a US iTunes account, everything else I use the Amazon box.




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  # 1291763 26-Apr-2015 16:14
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corksta:
Wills1: Hi there,

Im considering buying the Amazon Fire TV. Currently using ATV and get tired of the lag and other silly problems with it. Is the Amazon device that much better. I would be using for US Netflix and Hulu Plus.

And also If I click the link at the top of the Geekzone page is that the best way to buy one?
Cheers


I have both but definitely prefer the Amazon box over the Apple one. Of course my experience is totally subjective but for me the UI is nicer, it's more fluid, and just a better experience. The Amazon remote is nice to use and voice search works suprisingly well with a NZ accent.

The only real reason I use an Apple TV is for AirPlay and that I have a US iTunes account, everything else I use the Amazon box.


Does the voice search function work for Netflix? Or is that only for the Amazon Prime service? Also do you use Amazon prime?

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  # 1291774 26-Apr-2015 16:16
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Wills1:
corksta:
Wills1: Hi there,

Im considering buying the Amazon Fire TV. Currently using ATV and get tired of the lag and other silly problems with it. Is the Amazon device that much better. I would be using for US Netflix and Hulu Plus.

And also If I click the link at the top of the Geekzone page is that the best way to buy one?
Cheers


I have both but definitely prefer the Amazon box over the Apple one. Of course my experience is totally subjective but for me the UI is nicer, it's more fluid, and just a better experience. The Amazon remote is nice to use and voice search works suprisingly well with a NZ accent.

The only real reason I use an Apple TV is for AirPlay and that I have a US iTunes account, everything else I use the Amazon box.


Does the voice search function work for Netflix? Or is that only for the Amazon Prime service? Also do you use Amazon prime?


The last time I used voice search (I've been away from home for a while with work) it was Amazon only. It's supposed to be coming to Netflix, not sure if it has with the most recent update. Yes I'm a Prime member too.




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  # 1291789 26-Apr-2015 17:11
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the box is great, the stick is laggy slow hopeless.

Voice search will find things and netflix and hulu plus are in there as more ways to watch if its on amazon and the other service. Music videos will come up with vevo if you install that but it seldom works to actually play them.




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  # 1291793 26-Apr-2015 17:20
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The Netflix interface is much nicer on the Fire TV.  Also you can sideload XBMC on the Fire TV and launch Netflix from inside XBMC which is nice.

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