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    Amazon fire. Which is best, the fire tv stick or fire tv box

    am looking to purchase one of these, but want to know peoples thoughts. one is priced at £35 (which is cheap) & box at £79.

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    The box is the better of the two options in my opinion. I have two of them. I posted a deal about a fortnight ago where Argos were selling the AFTV box for £64 quid with a fiver voucher on a fifty quid spend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pheonix View Post
    The box is the better of the two options in my opinion. I have two of them. I posted a deal about a fortnight ago where Argos were selling the AFTV box for £64 quid with a fiver voucher on a fifty quid spend.


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    will check argos out. cheer

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    I have just checked the Link I posted a fortnight ago and unfortunately argos have put the price of the AFTV back up to £79.99.

    The main benefit for me over the stick is that the box can use external USB drives with the latest round of firmware updates, so you can store your media on a HDD and play it back through KODI or use the HDD for storing downloaded content from KODI etc but thats a area we wont get into here for legal reasons.
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    yep, i saw looked last night. not in rush to get one, so may keeps looking to see if price drops slightly. PC world have them for £69 only 2gb

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    I bought an Amazon Fire TV when Pheonix mentioned the Argos offer and have to say a great piece of kit. 🏼
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    Hi,
    I got a Fire TV for €49 and a stick for €19 which is really cheap (jealous?:-)). If you want to do more with this toy the Fire TV is the far better option. Faster (I notice the difference), I think more memory, USB and LAN connector. Just for streaming if you have WiFi it is a very good piece of hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john doe View Post
    yep, i saw looked last night. not in rush to get one, so may keeps looking to see if price drops slightly. PC world have them for £69 only 2gb
    Yes but with the newest firmware upgrades you can use a external HDD or USB stick if you need more storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheonix View Post
    Yes but with the newest firmware upgrades you can use a external HDD or USB stick if you need more storage.
    even better!!!

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    Can a Amazon Fire Stick run Kodi, I want it for my Caravan to use in a Wifi Enabled Area ??
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    Yes it can, but be aware that Kodi is a sum of it's own devices, the more you ram into it the slower it goes.
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    IMHO the Amazon fireTV (box) is better than the fireTV stick, but both run Kodi.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huey45 View Post
    Can a Amazon Fire Stick run Kodi, I want it for my Caravan to use in a Wifi Enabled Area ??
    Yes the fire tv stick can and does run kodi brilliantly. It is well established and proven hardware not one of these fly by night Chinese garbage outfits that's almost obsolete as soon as you plug it in. You can't go wrong with either the stick or the box (I have both). Just don't make the mistake of cramming it full of crap, keep the install simple and it will work perfectly for what you want.
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    if you want to manage a big music collection you must use the Box and expand the memory because the data base will eat up the flash quite fast.

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