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Discussion in 'Media Players' started by Sushubh, Oct 27, 2014.
If it works on Fire TV, it should work on Fire TV Stick too.
Jio tv app download from app store and try via wifi hotspot?
Gonna save me heaps if it works.
so i got my Amazon Fire TV unit today. here are my initial views.
It does what I wanted it to do.
It is not very localized as the device comes bundled with tons of US specific apps that you cannot use locally like HBO, Starz and Spotify.
It has India English language option but for location it only accepts US Zip Code. I entered a dummy one and I cannot leave it blank now.
You get Alexa!
Location based searches on Alexa did not work for me. I tried 'temperature in gurgaon' and it keeps on showing me temperature of Seattle. I guess the zip i entered was for Seattle.
I do not like the mobile app. It disconnects as soon as you leave the app and takes a few seconds to connect back. Controlling the UI without looking at the phone is also painful because you do not feel the buttons etc. But it is good for typing passwords and as backup. I do not see Amazon selling remote separately so it would suck to lose it. I also could not find a way to connect the app initially with the device. It only worked after I had configured Wireless on the device. So not sure what one would need to do if he loses the remote (or it stops working for whatever reason) and the device is resetted.
I did not need to enter Amazon password as well. Not sure why Nishant had to. Netflix of course required both username and password. Connecting YouTube was easy. It showed a code which I needed to enter on the YouTube website and it logged in just fine.
VLC is shite. The UI for entering network password did not work for me at all. So it failed to connect with my Pi. It should however play local videos just fine.
Device has around 5.2GB of available space.
Managed to install Kodi using Nishant's instructions. Worked fine. I was able to easily connect to my Pi and streaming files downloaded from the internet.
The app he mentioned to install apps can also be used to upload files to the Fire storage so I suppose you can upload videos to it for playing? Seems pointless because of 5GB storage space.
There is no option to shutdown. Amazon support docs say that it is fine to just pull out the power cord or turn off the adapter. There is a sleep option that activates automatically and can also be used manually. There is also a screensaver feature.
Remote is nice.
Voice search works well. Searched Andaaz Apna Apna and it detected it just fine.
I had to restart the device to get voice search working after initial setup. I also had to restart the device to get the apk installer app working from the phone after turning on dev settings and install from unknown sources. So, if something is not working, just restart the device.
UI is smooth.
This is a sample Alexa output!
@igloo you need to sideload jio tv apps.