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Old 07-27-2017, 07:15 AM   #1
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Don't know much about either. Which one has the most bang for the buck?

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Old 07-27-2017, 07:58 AM   #2
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:25 AM   #3
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I have several Firesticks and they are great, but I like my Fire TV the most. I like being able to have a wired data connection.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:48 AM   #4
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I have several Firesticks and they are great, but I like my Fire TV the most. I like being able to have a wired data connection.
I'm tech stupid, please explain

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Old 07-27-2017, 08:51 AM   #5
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Firesticks only use wifi. FireTV you can use an ethernet cable.

I prefer my FireTV too. It is a little more powerful. Do you have amazon prime?
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:00 AM   #6
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:02 AM   #7
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:19 AM   #8
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Firesticks only use wifi. FireTV you can use an ethernet cable.

I prefer my FireTV too. It is a little more powerful. Do you have amazon prime?
To keep it simple pretty much what Jtrage said. The Fire TV has twice the RAM and an SD slot. If you have fast internet and the tv will be near your router the wireless connection will be fine for streaming. I prefer hardwire since I'm in a large home and all we watch is streaming, so I want to ensure I have the best connection possible.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:02 AM   #9
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Fire TV all the way. Spend a little extra and get the most bang for your buck.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:01 PM   #10
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If you know somebody who can jailbreak a firestick, you'll never pay for a channel or show again.


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Old 07-27-2017, 02:27 PM   #11
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Remotes crapping out on the firestick is apparently an issue. Mine quit and Amazon says 2-5 months to get another.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:15 PM   #12
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Remotes crapping out on the firestick is apparently an issue. Mine quit and Amazon says 2-5 months to get another.
Wow that's the first I've heard of that. I've had 6 fire sticks for several years with no issues... I'm sure I just jinxed myself.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:28 PM   #13
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That would be illegal LOL

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Old 07-27-2017, 10:00 PM   #14
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Can you jailbreak the Fire TV?


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Old 07-27-2017, 11:15 PM   #15
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I don't know. That's a great question. Try asking the Google.


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Old 07-27-2017, 11:24 PM   #16
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Remotes crapping out on the firestick is apparently an issue. Mine quit and Amazon says 2-5 months to get another.
Mine stops working for small periods of time too, hate to hear it could be months to get a new one.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:25 PM   #17
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Not sure, but I do know you can't triple stamp a double stamp.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:29 PM   #18
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:15 AM   #20
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Don't really "need" to. With a few other tools you can side load just about anything android based, Kodi, SetTv etc.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:22 AM   #21
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Our Roku is way faster and more user friendly than our Firestick
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:45 AM   #22
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Our Roku is way faster and more user friendly than our Firestick
My Pops has Roku and it just crapped out on him. He says customer service is non-existent. Not to mention, I don't think you can put the Kodi app on Roku.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:15 AM   #23
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I have both. For just doing Netflix or Hulu or HBO GO etc... they are equally great. The thing I like about the Roku over the Firestick is it let's you put Vudu on it. I have a huge movie collection on Vudu a.k.a. Wal-Mart. That would be the only thing I like the Roku better for though. The firestick wins in every other department. I just like the interface and functionality better. Plus it is very easy to get Kodi up and running on a firestick. I hope one day Amazon will let us put Vudu on it but that is unlikely since it is Amazon vs Wal-Mart. If they did I would get rid of my Roku. I did load Vudu on my firestick from the "hacks" I found on the internet but it is not functional. It opens but you can't navigate inside of it. Ugh! 99% of the people will not care about not being able to access Vudu though so I'd tell you to get the firestick.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:54 AM   #24
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Hit a snag, maybe.
The TV at the trailer is not Wi-Fi capable.
Is the fire stick it's self.
Can a add something to make TV Wi-Fi. TV does have HDMI PORTS

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Old 07-28-2017, 11:58 AM   #25
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Yes, the stick is what connects to the wifi, not the TV. We have fire stick & roku on old non-smart tvs with no problem, as long as you have wifi available.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:03 PM   #26
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Yes, the stick is what connects to the wifi, not the TV. We have fire stick & roku on old non-smart tvs with no problem, as long as you have wifi available.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:29 PM   #27
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:43 PM   #28
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I love our jail broke firestick! I have been able to watch any movie I wanted, even the ones in theaters with no problems.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:07 PM   #29
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