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Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:06 pm

Yea firestick with Kodi was the best $40 investment I ever made. No monthly tv fees anymore makes me happy.

Definitely use the most recent youtube tutorial because I got mine when the new Alexa remote came out and it took me a minute to find a video for the new 2.0 software.

Now the problem is choice anxiety with a million things to watch I have trouble deciding. #firstworldproblems
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:27 pm

also thinking about cutting cable and firestick with Kodi was my plan . . . my big question is DVRing? I barely ever watch live tv (expect sports here and there); I DVR a ton and watch in blocks. Are you all using a TiVo or something similar or does Kodi have dvr'ing abilities?
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:30 pm

hunterjax wrote:also thinking about cutting cable and firestick with Kodi was my plan . . . my big question is DVRing? I barely ever watch live tv (expect sports here and there); I DVR a ton and watch in blocks. Are you all using a TiVo or something similar or does Kodi have dvr'ing abilities?
No need to DVR, everything's there for the taking commercial free.
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:38 pm

My smart TV came with the Kodi app. Nothing better than Exodus.
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:39 pm

Are you able to watch live baseball?
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:40 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but what's this fire TV and fire stick you're all talking about? I have an android media player (box) with kodi installed. Same thing?
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:44 pm

Do you guys use a VPN? Is it required?
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:45 pm

phishstix101 wrote:Are you able to watch live baseball?
Literally able to potentially capture every live sport being broadcast worldwide. No guarantee on quality though, just a matter of what streams are available.
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:51 pm

thescofieldkid wrote:
hunterjax wrote:also thinking about cutting cable and firestick with Kodi was my plan . . . my big question is DVRing? I barely ever watch live tv (expect sports here and there); I DVR a ton and watch in blocks. Are you all using a TiVo or something similar or does Kodi have dvr'ing abilities?
No need to DVR, everything's there for the taking commercial free.
ah, right, that makes sense. I don't know why I was thinking of it as a "live" stream only.
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:51 pm

Will kodi work with the 1st generation Firestick?
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:45 am

ToonKiller wrote:Got the Fire tv HD in Nov. cut Direct TV off in Dec :ziggi:

I suggest looking into backing up whatever build your using. I messed my box up clicking to fast, luckily I bought my kids the same box for Christmas and was able to transfer the build back onto mine.
Got any deets on doing this?
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:32 am

Yep. I got a cheap android box with Kodi on there. And Exodus, Phoenix and a few more. Don't use a VPN, so I am not using it for new shows and films. I just found a few apps like DIY network as my GF loves renovation shows. It is frustrating with some though as it loops through the sites and can't find a stream for some things. I use TRAKT.TV to load things into a watch list.
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:07 am

I use Kodi on an amazon fire stick, best thing ever. I agree Exodus is the best app for movies and tv programs.
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:19 am

Put them on my phone a few weeks ago, and cast to my tv at home with Chromecast. Have a Firestick upstairs in my bedroom, just haven't used it there yet. Dig it immensely, but not going to cancel cable. Noticed this morning it updated recently also. Went to watch a couple Communitys, and errything looked different.
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:50 am

Is there a need to use a VPN for this? All you're doing is streaming right? You're not actually downloading. So could your ISP send your a nasty letter for this?
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