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Topic # 189602 5-Jan-2016 21:07
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Hi all,

Need to figure out the easiest way to put netflix on friends TV. They have a son with downs syndrome, and so need it to be super easy. Ideally I would like an hdmi stick of some sorts that has an included remote and runs totally independently. i.e. no chromecast which needs a phone/tablet. 

The TV does not support netflix, and it is not possible to buy a new blu-ray player that has netflix

What are the options? would a roku stick work? firetv stick? I don't really know much about these as they're not available in NZ?

Thanks a lot for your help

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  Reply # 1461942 5-Jan-2016 21:18
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Would an Apple TV 3 be okay or does that fall under the same category as a blue-ray player?

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I'd vote Apple TV 3. Only has 3 buttons on. The remote. And easy to source over here




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  Reply # 1462011 5-Jan-2016 22:25
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Why cant you just buy a new bluray player with netflix on it? That would probably be the easiest if they have the need for a player. There is a samsung that was under $200 that had it when I last looked for a friend who wanted something simple for their grandparents to use.




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