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  #2152634 31-Dec-2018 13:59
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You shouldn't want a browser on a 10ft viewing device, that's just stupid, for authenticating a captive portal, fair enough but for anything else it's stupid.

Any device with cast.api is more than sufficient.




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  #2152669 31-Dec-2018 14:36
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I have no idea what you're talking about. I want a browser so I'm covered with any steaming service that doesn't have a compatible app or can not be cast to the device, such as Prime Video.

 
 
 
 


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  #2152670 31-Dec-2018 14:39
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Prime video has an apk, just install it.

You can cast a chome browser from your pc/mac with cast.api and you will have a keyboard and mouse on that source device. But casting s tab runs at 720p 25fps so looks crap.

Better to find alternatives.




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  #2152672 31-Dec-2018 14:42
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sdavisnz: Prime video has an apk, just install it.

You can cast a chome browser from your pc/mac with cast.api and you will have a keyboard and mouse on that source device. But casting s tab runs at 720p 25fps so looks crap.

Better to find alternatives.

 

Especially as Amazon prime originals are offered in 4K HDR for no extra cost to view.


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  #2152674 31-Dec-2018 14:51
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Thank you. Should have me covered for Prime Video, but just out of curiosity does it have a compatible browser?

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  #2152677 31-Dec-2018 14:58
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You can install chrome mobile via side load but I haven't found a browser yet that works like a desktop one easily.

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  #2152695 31-Dec-2018 15:58
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The best browser is probably the puffin browser, however no browser is obviously ideal for TV

 
 
 
 


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  #2152717 31-Dec-2018 16:50
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I just tried Prime Video and while I could sideload it fine it just came up with an error code when starting. I have no issues with Prime Video on any other devices in the house.

 

I'm also not sure if there are any Amazon TV certified browsers - you can sideload Chrome (and most of the other browsers) but none work properly in my experience on Android TV since they're all designed to be controlled by a touch screen.

 

 


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  #2152739 31-Dec-2018 17:31
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Declan224: I have no idea what you're talking about. I want a browser so I'm covered with any steaming service that doesn't have a compatible app or can not be cast to the device, such as Prime Video.

 

Any kind of hacked-on browser solution is going to be janky, especially without a keyboard and mouse. In fact, some streaming services are designed to refuse to play on certain useragents.


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  #2152803 1-Jan-2019 00:01
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Quote: The best browser is probably the puffin browser, however no browser is obviously ideal for TV.

 

Agree with Puffin Browser for Android TV

 

 

 

Quote: I just tried Prime Video and while I could sideload it fine it just came up with an error code when starting. I have no issues with Prime Video on any other devices in the house.

 

Works just fine on a MiBox running Android TV (Oreo).


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  #2155087 5-Jan-2019 21:19
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FYI, Currently on special at the Warehouse for $99 (or anywhere that price-matches).


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  #2155223 6-Jan-2019 11:39
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Green:

 

FYI, Currently on special at the Warehouse for $99 (or anywhere that price-matches).

 

 

Likewise at The Warehouse for $349 is it's fully integrated terrestrial/satellite tuners and full HDD recording cousin (RRP $449)


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  #2157465 10-Jan-2019 12:35
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Wish they'd update the EPG.


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  #2157472 10-Jan-2019 12:51
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What don't you like about the epg




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  #2157491 10-Jan-2019 13:26
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sdavisnz: What don't you like about the epg

 

 

To me it seems you can see the table but clicking on a program name doesn't actually change the channel.





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