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Postby thescofieldkid on Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Anyone?

I've been streaming movies, shows and sports for about the past 6 mo's via Kodi add-ons Exodus and Sports Devil.

It's like a dream catcher for the interwebz.

Started w/an amazon fire tv box and Kodi is a free add-on from there.

https://kodi.tv/

I followed this setup instruction via youtube. He also sends out follow up emails. I followed additional instruction to side load a VPN directly to fire tv (Private Internet access)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Gb3GuSClM

Interested to hear if anyone else has been using it and has tips, tricks to share?
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Postby schmoff on Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:54 pm

yes i use exodus on a fire stick for the past few months
do you get good US sports on sports devil i have found it hard to find sports
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Postby MooreSaxPlease on Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:57 pm

I use it primarily for movies.. . it's been good for the last 6 months or so.
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Postby kcn0 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:05 pm

I have issues with sports, but movies and shows are generally pretty good.

I use a fire stick, and I am curious if the fire TV has better performance when only looking at its Kodi functionality. I don't use the fire stick for anything EXCEPT Kodi, nor do I ever plan to.
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Postby soam24 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:19 pm

schmoff wrote:yes i use exodus on a fire stick for the past few months
do you get good US sports on sports devil i have found it hard to find sports



Prosports is better then sports devil IMO. recently switched over to it. everything has been HD with no issues.
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Postby guryter on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:21 pm

I use the NHL add-on. I don't have a center ice account so I can't stream live games but the recaps are nice.
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Postby turdferguson on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:30 pm

SALTS (stream all the sources) which can be found in the tknorris repo

Sports devil - you just have to search sometimes among the many options.

Quit using a fire stick, and stick it on your laptop then plug in via hdmi. Much faster response.
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Postby maddoghoek100 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:46 pm

so i have a roku 3, a fire stick, an apply TV 2nd gen and a chromecast, and a few year old laptop.

Was a big XBMC user in the old days but if i am looking to go Kodi now what is the best cool and quiet option. Buy a full size fire?
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Postby schmoff on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:59 pm

my fire stick works perfectly, i have no idea how a full size could make it any better
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Postby kingkita on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:05 pm

schmoff wrote:my fire stick works perfectly, i have no idea how a full size could make it any better

Works Great On the Fire stick and the Fire Tv works just fine
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Postby ciphe on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:07 pm

schmoff wrote:my fire stick works perfectly, i have no idea how a full size could make it any better


did you purchase a preinstalled firestick from ebay? I'm looking to get ome, any leads on where to start?
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Postby schmoff on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:19 pm

got a firestick through amazon and installed using instructions from youtube, took about 15 minutes no problem
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Postby noeldaddy on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:25 pm

Same. No need to spend extra on ebay. It's ridiculously easy as long as you can follow directions. You don't even need a laptop or anything
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Postby thescofieldkid on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 pm

soam24 wrote:Prosports is better then sports devil IMO. recently switched over to it. everything has been HD with no issues.


Fantastic, thx Soam.

schmoff wrote:my fire stick works perfectly, i have no idea how a full size could make it any better


The Fire TV originally had a faster processor, but looks to be the same now between both. The TV costs twice as much but does support 4k and have an expandable storage port if you're going to do more than just stream w/it.

I read extensively about geo-fencing, throttling, buffering, etc. w/internet providers and streaming, but haven't experienced any of those problems after I launched VPN.

turdferguson wrote:Quit using a fire stick, and stick it on your laptop then plug in via hdmi. Much faster response.


Have to give this a shot, thx Turd.
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Postby soam24 on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:29 pm

I have fire tv oppose to the stick. Not too sure if it's better then the stick itself but have had no issues.
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