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  #1394006 24-Sep-2015 23:46
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Try an app called "livenow" in Amazon store (free) you can stream BBC and ITV without geoblocking ,uses film on but you won't need to go through Kodi...

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  #1394031 25-Sep-2015 07:22
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Yes, but live TV means that during our normal viewing times you will see infomercials and have to adjust your day by 12 hours to see the good stuff. It's still quite cool though.




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  #1394260 25-Sep-2015 10:37
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I thought itv had rugby world cup streaming for free

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  #1394272 25-Sep-2015 10:45
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hbngan: I thought itv had rugby world cup streaming for free


ITV does stream the RWC for free. At this point there is not a native ITV app for  the FireTV. So to get ITV on the telly you need to use other apps like Kodi.

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  #1394307 25-Sep-2015 11:19
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Actually it looks like good news on the ITV front:

http://www.aftvnews.com/itv-bringing-new-hub-streaming-service-to-the-fire-tv-this-fall/

I installed the STV (Scotland ITV app) - It doesnt have a great amount of content - so the proper ITV app will be welcomed.




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  #1394318 25-Sep-2015 11:29
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robjg63: Actually it looks like good news on the ITV front:

http://www.aftvnews.com/itv-bringing-new-hub-streaming-service-to-the-fire-tv-this-fall/

I installed the STV (Scotland ITV app) - It doesnt have a great amount of content - so the proper ITV app will be welcomed.


How did you ge the STV app working? I installed it before the RWC and had video playing. Now that the RWC cup has started, the app opens but will not play any videos. What unblocking service do you use?

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  #1394380 25-Sep-2015 13:34
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I use dns4me - did use unotelly before - Dont recall doing anything clever, but the STV player is pretty basic and not much content....




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Master Geek


  #1394515 25-Sep-2015 17:55
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You can watch BBC and all the ITV channels within the livenow app

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  #1422729 7-Nov-2015 09:47
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Now back in stock.
 cool New version includes 4K support and Alexa.

I'm thinking of getting one, does anyone know if you can still load Kodi on these?
Also will I be able to bitstream DTSHDMA and Dolby TrueHD? (update : yes it does HDMI 7.1 passthrough)

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Ultimate Geek


  #1460376 2-Jan-2016 21:30
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Hi sorry if this has been covered in another forum, how much did it cost through youshop to send to NZ?, Amazon UK have them for about 66 pound and US$99.00

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  #1460381 2-Jan-2016 21:33
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Stu1: Hi sorry if this has been covered in another forum, how much did it cost through youshop to send to NZ?, Amazon UK have them for about 66 pound and US$99.00


About $23 from memory. Totally worth it. 


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  #1460386 2-Jan-2016 21:41
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Brilliant thats not bad it looks a really good device, thank you for the quick reply

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  #1466489 9-Jan-2016 12:57
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Am sure this has been asked before, but is there much point in getting a 2nd gen FireTV to replace a 1st gen if I'm not remotely interested in a) 4k TV b) Alexa c) Gaming ? i.e. did I miss another selling point somewhere ?




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  #1466518 9-Jan-2016 14:26
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rb99: Am sure this has been asked before, but is there much point in getting a 2nd gen FireTV to replace a 1st gen if I'm not remotely interested in a) 4k TV b) Alexa c) Gaming ? i.e. did I miss another selling point somewhere ?


Those are the selling points. My First Gen has never failed to cope with the content it has played, not even once. It's the FIRST device I've tried in 10 years that has had zero issues. 

If I were buying one now, I'd obviously buy second gen but without a 4K TV and with already having an echo it's usefulness would be relatively minor above and beyond 1st gen.

To get 4K they increased the spec a little, and I guess for gaming or x265 content that MIGHT be a benefit. 


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  #1466522 9-Jan-2016 14:32
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networkn:
rb99: Am sure this has been asked before, but is there much point in getting a 2nd gen FireTV to replace a 1st gen if I'm not remotely interested in a) 4k TV b) Alexa c) Gaming ? i.e. did I miss another selling point somewhere ?


Those are the selling points. My First Gen has never failed to cope with the content it has played, not even once. It's the FIRST device I've tried in 10 years that has had zero issues. 

If I were buying one now, I'd obviously buy second gen but without a 4K TV and with already having an echo it's usefulness would be relatively minor above and beyond 1st gen.

To get 4K they increased the spec a little, and I guess for gaming or x265 content that MIGHT be a benefit. 



I have actually found the gen one FTV ok with HEVC/x265 via kodi - apart from about 2 files that seemed a bit jumpy - I am guessing the encoding is a bit odd.
I mainly prefer x265 files these days because of the small file size for 720p content - havent bothered with 1080 files as I realise they might be pushing the FTV processor a bit much.

PS I have seen posts that the FTV gen one is getting Alexa in a major January update due soon. Cant say I care about this myself though....




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