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Fire TV Stick 4K with All-New Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

Discussion in 'Kodi - Android box - Firesticks - MXQ' started by joe516, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. joe516

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    got a better cpu going from 1.3 to this at 1.7ghz This item will be released on November 14, 2018

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079QB9BD7/?tag=techkingsorg-21
     
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  2. stuss

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    My trusty stick 2nd generation is great on my travels.. still got a 1st generation which daughter used @Uni
    Coming up 4 years old..
     
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  3. Idledawn

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    As stuss mentioned
    I'm the same really , alexa 2 is fine & responsive
    But is the new 4k & faster processor worth the upgrade
    Been looking at it , but any benefit with iptv & streaming
    Appreciate replies
     
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  4. dt99

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    FireStick are fine, so long as you don't expect the world from them and for the price it's a bargain really. I have a couple in the bedrooms and they work for what I need. If I had to use one as my main source of TV it would drive me round the bend, but for the odd time they get used you can't grumble.
     
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  5. stuss

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    New 4k is retailing @ £49.99 on
    pre-order.. I got 2nd gen stick on amazon prime day £24.99. I think I will wait until prime day before I get one.
    They make excellent Christmas pressies..
     
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    Thought they might have put inbuilt ethernet on them instead of having to buy extra adapter :eek::D
     
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  7. rpidemon

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    If we didn't own so many of the damn things would be quite tempted by this but not at the moment, I always @stuss love a prime day. Might get my son one for Christmas to go with his new TV.
     
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  8. dt99

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    Problem with buying FireStick as presents is you always end up giving them to people who don't have a clue, you are then their 1st point of call for everything. I stupidly recommended them to people at work when I first started using Kodi etc and now they are constantly bringing them back, can you update this and can you change that.
     
  9. bazcfc1

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    @dt99 Know how you feel on that front mate even tho I havnt recommended any to family or friends they bring them to me same with zgemma boxes cause my family members with same supplier as me for C/S and iptv instead of going to person who they got them off they turn to me can you do this and that for me it's like I will give my time up just to sort your devices out even tho they get told not to come to me as I didn't supply them lol
     
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  10. rpidemon

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    It sounds like us 3 are in the same boat here I always say search this on Google or look here but always comes back to me going home with a device. If I'm lucky I get a bacon sandwich for my time on a Friday morning :D
     
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  11. Idledawn

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    Just like Dt99 said & others , hit it on the head pal, i'm no tekky at all , & have & are still along way off most of you for knowledge , but your all great help when needed , i just "tatt" & learn but some just wont try with the simple things, infact a guy "divvy" called me this week saying he'd bought a stick but cant find a channel list on it can you help at all,
    Kin hell i couldn't beleive it,"sorry NO"
    Great work all
     
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  12. mortmaru

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    £50 for new 4k one is not worth it over priced these things should be like £35-40 max.

    I found the adapters which allows it to be hard wired are not that great I expect amazon did this on purpose so people will pay out more for the proper box version.
     
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  13. si111

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    It's not a replacement for standard firestick.
    The 4k stick is the replacemtnt for the fire TV box,
     
  14. rpidemon

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    The fire 4K box has not been out that long has it?
     
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    Last year I think I've had mine for about 8 months
     
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  16. rpidemon

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    Yes that sounds about right time wise so is the stick replacing the box all together then? I did read the other day about a Amazon cube like a firestick/box/Eco/Alexa combo type of thing not sure if they are already on the market or not I kind of lost interest half way through the article :D
     
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    Interested to know why it would send you round the bend out of curiosity... I use one as main use and can’t tell any difference between a stick and amazon fire wired box so wondering if I’m missing something?

     
  18. dt99

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    I have a 1st gen Firestick, its in the bedroom so don't use it very often. I find it takes a long time to load (well, longer than other devices) and then its like you click a button and then there is a delay between pressing and it doing anything. Once the app is loaded that I wish to use it's fine, it's just the initial start up that annoys me, I'm just impatient.

    I did buy a 2nd gen which was a lot better, but I sent it back as I decided to upgrade to an Nvidia Shield.

    I used to have a Fire TV box as well, they were good, a lot better than the stick IMHO, much faster etc, I only got rid of that as I bought an E2 box.
     
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  19. stuss

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    I seen 4k stick on a certain rip.off site about 5 mins ago £140. Would you dare..I may go to £40 on prime ..
     
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