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Offline Den

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Amazon Fire TV
« on: December 25, 2015, 19:20 »
Has anyone purchased one of these Amazon Fire TV units. Amazon have reduced them and my daughter gave me a Amazon voucher for 30 as part of me Christmas present so now the time to consider it.

Any comments would be nice.   :D
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 19:55 »
I have one.  It works fine, and you can get stuff like BBC iPlayer and YouTube free, but most other things are on a subscription.  You don't get Netflix free. 
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015, 21:08 »
I thought there was a lot of free stuff on Fire TV?  Or am I confusing it with Amazon Prime?   :dunno:
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 21:42 »
I'm registered for Amazon Prime so I would get the movies and music for free.  :D
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 22:17 »
I thought there was a lot of free stuff on Fire TV?  Or am I confusing it with Amazon Prime?   :dunno:

Well, you have to pay for Amazon Prime, then it's free.   ;D

As I said, you get BBC iPlayer, YouTube and a couple of other catchup apps for free, but most of the good stuff you have to pay for.  I believe they are shortly introducing ITV Player, and Channel 4, which it doesn't currently have. 
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2015, 22:37 »
Mrs Clive informs me that ITV Player is now ITV Hub but unlike ITV Player, ITV Hub actually works!  ::)
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2015, 23:11 »
What a relief!   ::)
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2015, 07:14 »
apparently if you know someone who can " have a look at it  "  for you when you get it back you get LOTS more free  ;)    or so i've heard

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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2015, 09:58 »
Very interesting Baz.   :D
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2015, 19:16 »
set up was very good indeed. A couple of problems (well three actually) 1: TV only had two HDMI ports and I required three (disconnected the recorder for now. 2: BOSE soundbar works with TV/Freesat but not with Amazon Fire (Help). 3: Can't get ITV Hub to work, I've downloaded it but it then welcomes me to BT Home Hub 5 and nothing else. (Help).  :dunno:
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2015, 01:02 »
1.  Something like this would do the trick: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Betron-HDMI-Switcher-Connectors-support/dp/B00KCPY5Y0

2.  If the sound bar is connected to your TV audio out, there should be no reason why it wouldn't work.

3.  No idea, sorry.  :)
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2015, 10:57 »
It will require your BTHub password in order to work Den. 
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2015, 18:06 »
Thanks Clive, it was the BT Internet log in it required but you put me in the right direction.  :D
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2015, 19:27 »
Sorry, that's what I meant!  Glad you sorted it.  8-)
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Re: Amazon Fire TV
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2015, 20:27 »
 ;D I have ordered a HDMI adapter so that should sort out the port shortage. Now onto the problem of the Bose Solo Soundbar.  ::)
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