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#1
Would the following be good for kodi? $39 and its similar to the fire tv except competes against the chromecast stick

http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/27/amazon-.../?ncid=rss
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#2
Looks like it has android and is a scaled down version of the Fire TV box at less than half the price.
Exciting, I must say...
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#3
can i stream local media to it? Smile
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#4
How do u get xbmc or spmc (available on amazon App Store) installed on it?
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#5
Guys, don't ask howtos about a device that only comes out mid-november...
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#6
(2014-10-27, 16:14)vineet381 Wrote: How do u get xbmc or spmc (available on amazon App Store) installed on it?

Exactly the same as the fire tv I presume!
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(2014-10-27, 16:30)nabberuk Wrote:
(2014-10-27, 16:14)vineet381 Wrote: How do u get xbmc or spmc (available on amazon App Store) installed on it?

Exactly the same as the fire tv I presume!
This says it can be directly downloaded from the amazon fire tv App Store, is it true?
SPMC (wiki)
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#8
For $19 right now, I ordered 2 Smile. If no XBMC or SPMC, still a cheap Internet streamer.
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(2014-10-27, 16:34)hdmkv Wrote: For $19 right now, I ordered 2 Smile. If no XBMC or SPMC, still a cheap Internet streamer.

You already bought 2..

Just when i cancel my prime account..Big Grin
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#10
Amazon have now posted all the hardware specifications with CPU, GPU, VPU, Memory and MHz clocking:

https://developer.amazon.com/public/solu...ifications

Other than having lower performance Amazon claim that Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will work exactly the same:

"All supported technologies are the same for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick"

https://developer.amazon.com/public/solu...ifications


Fire TV Stick uses a Broadcom BCM28155 (Capri) SoC with Dual-Core CPU with Broadcom VideoCore 4 GPU/VPU.

Broadcom Capri 28155 in this Amazon Fire TV Stick have Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 processors running at 1.0 GHz.
(This is same SoC used in Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, Galaxy Fame, and Galaxy Grand that can go as high as 1.3 GHz).

Broadcom VideoCore IV ( VC4 / VideoCore 4 ) GPU and VPU offload engine is the exact same used by Raspberry Pi.


Fire TV Stick stick has 8GB of internal storage

1GB of RAM memory (512MB system and 512MB video) Dual-Channel LPDDR2 400MHz Memory Controller

802.11g/n Dual-Band (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) WiFi with dual-antenna MIMO is supported

Bluetooth 4.0


Amazon FireOS 3.0; Based on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), API Level 17
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#11
(2014-10-27, 16:44)movie78 Wrote: You already bought 2..
Just when i cancel my prime account..Big Grin
Me too, had considered cancelling Prime as I watch very little Prime movies/TV & now mostly buy my Blu-rays in store after Amazon started charging tax for my state. So, 2-day free shipping doesn't have as much appeal.

The media player market has become fiercely competitive, from small Chinese manufacturers to big dogs like Amazon & Google. Great to these kinds of prices.
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#12
Heh, I also bought 2. I've been an amazon prime member for years, but for me it's always been all about the free shipping on cheap stuff. I guess we'll see what's possible when this comes out.
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#13
Was about to ask someone on the Team with Amazon Prime to buy me one Wink
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#14
the stick is nothing for me... but the remote looks nice

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LORGAG6

hope it's compatible with my OE-system Big Grin
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#15
You guys beat me to it. For $19 this could be a really nice device. If it can handle kodi and plex relatively well for this price tag it would definitely be worth it. So tempted to buy one even though I already have a chromecast and roku streaming stick.
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