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Info on "firestick"?

Postby binky11 » Apr 29th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Seems very popular, at least in the USA. A firestick? I think it's just a usb stick that plugs into the back of your tv. Allows you access to many tv shows and movies. Does anybody know anything about these and if they work in Canada? I can't seem to find that out anywhere, just know everyone seems to have one down south of the border, and possibly here too? Would appreciate any info on this device. :))
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby What_the » Apr 29th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Haha I thought this was gonna be about fire arms/guns, you know "this is my boom stick" (hats off to Ash and the evil dead)
Would so rather be over educated that a knuckle dragging Neanderthal bereft of critical thought and imagination. Although in the case of Neanderthals, that's quite the insult.

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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby Jlabute » Apr 29th, 2017, 5:56 pm

Runs kodi and works in Canada. Canadians have them. Might not be the best bang for the bux.
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby Bsuds » Apr 29th, 2017, 6:05 pm

Looked it up on Amazon and $130 + $5 shipping. Overpriced.
I paid less than half that for a KODI box from China.
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby binky11 » Apr 29th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Hmmmm, my friend in the USA says they are $35.00. Kodi......never heard of it. Where do you get that, what is it, cost? I don't know how these things work. Trying to figure it all out.
So..........if someone buys a firestick for me from the USA, it will work here? Used to be up on all these news electronics, getting old I guess.
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby Bsuds » Apr 29th, 2017, 6:31 pm

binky11 wrote:Hmmmm, my friend in the USA says they are $35.00. Kodi......never heard of it. Where do you get that, what is it, cost? I don't know how these things work. Trying to figure it all out.
So..........if someone buys a firestick for me from the USA, it will work here?


Yes it will work here and Google Kodi to learn more.

You also need decent internet speeds for it to work properly. If your speeds aren't fast enough you will not be happy with it.
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby binky11 » Apr 29th, 2017, 6:43 pm

Good to know, thank you. :))
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby Bsuds » May 1st, 2017, 7:36 am

How do you milk Sheep?

Bring out a new iPhone and charge $1000. for it.
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby mexi cali » May 1st, 2017, 8:43 am

Kodi is software. I painstakingly downloaded it onto one of my computers so I could watch programming I couldn't get here. It is pretty good and there is a fair amount of content. You can watch movies that are still in theaters if you like. Lots of TV shows.

As mentioned though. you need the speed, unless you like the little buffereing wheel.
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby binky11 » May 1st, 2017, 10:29 am

Thanks for the info guys...have a little more to go on now. :)).
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby Jflem1983 » May 1st, 2017, 1:00 pm

There is also this witch is isimilar but different
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01AZC4NH ... ref=plSrch
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby prairieflower » May 17th, 2017, 9:20 pm

Looking at saying goodbye to Telus TV and was told to go to a Wetek device...any opinions on this? Going to watch our usual shows, listen to music...and watch NFL. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Info on "firestick

Postby binky11 » May 17th, 2017, 9:26 pm

I really like the idea of getting the firestick for $35.00. Just wondering,if one purchased in the USA would work the same, or at all in Canada? They are so much more expensive to buy here.
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Re: Info on "firestick

Postby maryjane48 » May 27th, 2017, 5:02 pm

binky11 wrote:I really like the idea of getting the firestick for $35.00. Just wondering,if one purchased in the USA would work the same, or at all in Canada? They are so much more expensive to buy here.

i run kodi off my phone no probs then stream it to chrome stick
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Re: Info on "firestick"?

Postby binky11 » May 27th, 2017, 6:13 pm

Say what? Lol. I guess I don't know enough about what these new fangled electronics are, or how they work. Might have to hire someone to set it up for me. Not moving until Aug 15. But would rather go with something like this than useless cable! I use graboid right now, but being based in the USA, the exchange is a killer every month.
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