Amazon Fire TV for XBMC

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awp0 Offline
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This thing seems kind of unremarkable. Looks like a faster Roku IMO.
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I would be great if it supports passtrough of HD-Audio, so i can sell my RPi.
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Very interested in this if anyone can get XBMC onto it.

Do we think the USB port at the back will be powerful enough to connect a standard 2.5" hard drive?

Craig
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(2014-04-02 20:14)elmerohueso Wrote:  The FireTV app store does list Plix, so I see not reason XBMC wouldn't work. You should be able to enable installations from "Unknown Sources" just like the Kindle Fire.
I'll have mine tomorrow, so we'll see.

Super,keep us updated
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Wait.. Why r we saying this has android.


I didn't see the mention of Android on their specs.
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(2014-04-02 20:44)ozkhan1 Wrote:  Wait.. Why r we saying this has android.


I didn't see the mention of Android on their specs.

It runs FireOS, the same OS as the Kindle Fires, which is built on Android.

(2014-04-02 20:14)awp0 Wrote:  This thing seems kind of unremarkable. Looks like a faster Roku IMO.

A faster Roku, but that's built on Android. Thus, the possibility of running XBMC (as long as it allows installation from unknown sources).
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-02 20:56 by elmerohueso.)
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Yeah, the Android part makes it interesting. But does anyone know if it's locked down? And even then, is it really much better than an Ouya? It sounds fast, but it seems like people like the performance of the Ouya too.
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https://blog.plex.tv/2014/04/02/plex-ava...s-fire-tv/


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(2014-04-02 21:07)BORIStheBLADE Wrote:  https://blog.plex.tv/2014/04/02/plex-ava...s-fire-tv/

Now we just need to see which things she can direct stream vs which will have to be transcoded in Plex.

I'd still MUCH MUCH rather have XBMC than plex (hence why I'm here on this forum).
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-02 21:12 by skrowl.)
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I've order one too, I'd be interested to hear from those that receive their's this week if the power supply is dual voltage.
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Quote:I'd still MUCH MUCH rather have XBMC than plex (hence why I'm here on this forum).
+1. Tried it couple times, and each time, back to XBMC I went.
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(2014-04-02 21:11)skrowl Wrote:  
(2014-04-02 21:07)BORIStheBLADE Wrote:  https://blog.plex.tv/2014/04/02/plex-ava...s-fire-tv/

Now we just need to see which things she can direct stream vs which will have to be transcoded in Plex.

I'd still MUCH MUCH rather have XBMC than plex (hence why I'm here on this forum).

I agree. The thing that stands out is Plex is making its way onto consumer products that XBMC isn't on. While you do have to pay for apps and some sort of pass you have a lot of options with Plex.


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Plex is a business, xbmc is a movement Smile
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(2014-04-02 21:01)awp0 Wrote:  Yeah, the Android part makes it interesting. But does anyone know if it's locked down?

"Amazon used three pillars of what competitor devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast do wrong—search, performance/slow apps, and a closed ecosystem—to illustrate what Fire TV does right. Amazon's device is a box you plug into your TV that runs on an open Android ecosystem"

http://gizmodo.com/amazons-fire-tv-every...1556889628

Seems pretty exciting to me. I'd think a device like this could have the potential to become the new obvious choice for an off the shelf, inexpensive XBMC box.
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-02 21:51 by Mr. Beefhead.)
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Won't allow me to subscribe to the thread so just posting a comment so I can see people's success/failure with running xbmc on the Amazon Fire TV. Good luck, I'm very excited.
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