Kodi media streaming devices.

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Barry Sanchez posted this 04 April 2016

Very confusing, what is the best one, is android the only real goer and is lollypop the latest?

 

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Ex-Trader posted this 04 April 2016

Resist the temptation to get a cheap generic Chinese android box from ebay, Raspberry pi3 is a good budget option.

Nvidia Shield if you want to spend more.

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Barry Sanchez posted this 04 April 2016

Will the Nvidia shield still do all the blag channels?

Ex-Trader posted this 04 April 2016

I see from the other thread that you don't have internet.

I'd just forget Kodi and stick to the telly if I were you.

hypochondriac posted this 04 April 2016

Amazon fire tv works excellently for me. 

saintbletch posted this 05 April 2016

Chromecast works well too. You're not going to get dodgy channels on it though. 

hypochondriac posted this 05 April 2016

Originally posted by saintbletch

Chromecast works well too. You're not going to get dodgy channels on it though. 

 You can do of you have an android. Look for show box, cartoon HD and movies HD. 

Mangobean posted this 05 April 2016

Installed KODI on laptop to test before getting a specific device - I thought I was reasonably PC literate but am totally fucking clueless on how to get it to do anything lou_angry

BTripz posted this 17 October 2016

I bought one of these the other day as I couldn't (easily) cast from my tablet to the TV, could have used a Chromecast but it needs power and as the TV is wall mounted it would have meant putting a 4 gang behind the TV.....

Came with all the popular KODI plugins pre-installed but KODI kept hanging when I was exiting so I uninstalled it and downloaded a "proper" version from the Play store, then installed the Sportsmania plugin.

Seem more than powerful enough for what I want to do, obviosuly I ain't going to be playing any games on it.

BTripz posted this 17 October 2016

BTW I sort of resurrected this thread so Cobham can ask questions...

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Cobham Saint posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by BTripz

BTW I sort of resurrected this thread so Cobham can ask questions...

 Cheers mate

1st question

What the fuck were you talking about in your last post?

lou_lol

 

seriously though. It's as simple as buying a Bqeel for £29.99; uninstalling KODI and downloading it again and then installing Sportsmania?

Too easy....what's the catch?

 

lou_wink

BTripz posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Originally posted by BTripz

BTW I sort of resurrected this thread so Cobham can ask questions...

 Cheers mate

1st question

What the fuck were you talking about in your last post?

lou_lol

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 upon which I have KODI installed, I use it (the S2) a lot to watch streaming television (Sky Go, BT, KODI, Plex etc. etc.). You can cast Android to compatible hosts (sort of like an iPad to Apple TV). One of those compatible hosts is a Chromecast device, costs around £30. You plug the Chromecast into an available HDMI port on your TV and it acts like a Smart TV plugin.

Trouble is Chromecast needs power to it, it doesn't draw off of the HDMI (HDMI doesn't have power lines AFAIK), so that menas a power adapter. TV is mounted on to the wall so, unless the power adpater has a really long lead, it need to be plugged in behind the TV, therefore I would have had to get a power strip (4 gang) put behind the telly so that I can plug the Chromecast in.

The Bqeel box plugs in via an HDMI lead and is cheaper than a Chromecast, I already had a spare HDMI lead going to my TV from where I had removed the PS3 so it was a no-brainer.

(Now I'm writing this down I realise I could have got a HDMI male-female adapter and plugged the Chromecast into the spare HDMI lead where the KODI box is!!! lou_facepalm2 lou_facepalm2)

seriously though. It's as simple as buying a Bqeel for £29.99; uninstalling KODI and downloading it again and then installing Sportsmania?

Too easy....what's the catch?

lou_wink

You need a decent WiFi signal or network cable from your router to the Bqeel box but, yes, simplistically that's it!

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Cobham Saint posted this 17 October 2016

I have WiFi with a good signal, but more importantly teenage children who understand such electronical qwackery

I  shall be fine....

Thanks again BTripz

lou_lol

 

Saint or sinner posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

I have WiFi with a good signal, but more importantly teenage children who understand such electronical qwackery

I  shall be fine....

Thanks again BTripz

lou_lol

 

You could have a problem with the kids.

If you let them set it up, they will see all the possibilities on offer and you may find you're struggling to get any time on it yourself.

I speak from experience

Cobham Saint posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

I have WiFi with a good signal, but more importantly teenage children who understand such electronical qwackery

I  shall be fine....

Thanks again BTripz

lou_lol

 

You could have a problem with the kids.

If you let them set it up, they will see all the possibilities on offer and you may find you're struggling to get any time on it yourself.

I speak from experience

 Fuck, I knew I was too good to be true

lou_facepalm2

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TheCholulaKid posted this 17 October 2016

Kodi this, Kodi that.

This is a genuine question.  Am I missing something here?  I have an Xbox One and a Smart TV (not very Smart admittedly) - these things appear to do everything I want.  What's Kodi going to bring to the party?  

Is it basically a way of streaming stuff illegally?

Barry Sanchez posted this 17 October 2016 - Last edited 17 October 2016

If you have android on any device, get kodi and then add areswizard, from there add pulse and you'll have the best available fully configured builds.

Of course only for developer purposes and nothing illegal.

You're welcome 

 

Love Barrance Sanchez

 

xxxx

 

BTripz posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Kodi this, Kodi that.

This is a genuine question.  Am I missing something here?  I have an Xbox One and a Smart TV (not very Smart admittedly) - these things appear to do everything I want.  What's Kodi going to bring to the party?  

Is it basically a way of streaming stuff illegally?

and legally too.....

Saint or sinner posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Kodi this, Kodi that.

This is a genuine question.  Am I missing something here?  I have an Xbox One and a Smart TV (not very Smart admittedly) - these things appear to do everything I want.  What's Kodi going to bring to the party?  

Is it basically a way of streaming stuff illegally?

Kodi brings everything to the party. All the film, sport and TV programmes from literally the whole world. The choice is endless.

I have watched our football games on American, Canadian, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish and Czech channels and i'm pretty sure yesterdays game was in Arabic. Can't stand Sky's bullshit punditry and foreign channels show every game played.

 

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steveintheforest posted this 17 October 2016 - Last edited 17 October 2016

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Kodi this, Kodi that.

This is a genuine question.  Am I missing something here?  I have an Xbox One and a Smart TV (not very Smart admittedly) - these things appear to do everything I want.  What's Kodi going to bring to the party?  

Is it basically a way of streaming stuff illegally?

Kodi is basically open source (free) media streaming software which, with the right add ons installed, enables access to sources streaming pretty much any game live in HD quality. That's what it brings to my party anyway.  

Kodi itself is not illegal, it's just a media player, an enabler. It's some of the the add ons (sources you stream from) that are contentious and the whole issue is being fiercely debated by a plethora of legal eagles at the moment.

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Barry Sanchez posted this 17 October 2016

Kodi is a superb piece of software, maybe the corps should seek an actual modern way of revenue streams as this isn't going to go the way of limewire etc etc

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