Amazon fire stick + Sling tv

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 4:19 PM

Anyone have one of these?  Anyone have the combo?

 

 


OSH Kosh B'Gosh
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 4:42 PM

All I need is a Fire Stick. What's the Sling TV add?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 6:47 PM

I have and older Fire Stick that we don't use anymore, it was pretty sluggish. I hear the newer ones are much faster, though. I had SlingTV at one point but didn't keep it past the trial subscription. It seemed fine, we just didn't watch it enough to justify the cost.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017 8:00 AM

We have one of those Roku sticks and somehow my girlfriend has found a channel/website where we can see current movies. Some are very good, some are pretty sketchy, where it looks like someone was filming the flick from their cell phone in a theatre.

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
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Sun, Dec 17, 2017 8:10 AM

We have a jailbroken firestick, Netflix, an antenna, and ESPN/Fox Sports logins that I borrow from a friend. That covers just about everything. 

ppaw1999 Senior Member
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Sun, Dec 17, 2017 1:35 PM
posted by OSH

All I need is a Fire Stick. What's the Sling TV add?

I hve 2 firesticks. I have cable mostly for sports and local news. I can't think of anything else that I can't get on the firresticks.

 

Zunardo Senior Member
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Sun, Dec 17, 2017 9:26 PM
posted by GOONx19

We have a jailbroken firestick, Netflix, an antenna, and ESPN/Fox Sports logins that I borrow from a friend. That covers just about everything. 

I know I've seen this discussed before, but can't remember - what does jail-breaking a FireStick or Roku do for you?   And what software do you need to use them?

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017 7:07 AM
posted by Zunardo

I know I've seen this discussed before, but can't remember - what does jail-breaking a FireStick or Roku do for you?   And what software do you need to use them?

Jailbreaking downloads some apps on the FireStick. Those apps allow for streaming of what you want. For us, we used it for movies, television shows, and live sports. Doesn't cost anything. But, allows us to have an endless supply of movies and shows.

superman Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017 7:26 AM
posted by Zunardo

I know I've seen this discussed before, but can't remember - what does jail-breaking a FireStick or Roku do for you?   And what software do you need to use them?

Kodi is the go to software for now.

ppaw1999 Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017 8:28 AM
posted by superman

Kodi is the go to software for now.

Kodi developers have come under attack by Netflix and some of the other pay services and is constantly changing. I think Terrarium Tv is the most stable app right now.

 

superman Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017 8:35 AM
posted by ppaw1999

 

Thanks. The more you know. 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017 8:50 AM
posted by OSH

Jailbreaking downloads some apps on the FireStick. Those apps allow for streaming of what you want. For us, we used it for movies, television shows, and live sports. Doesn't cost anything. But, allows us to have an endless supply of movies and shows.

That's pretty much the same deal we have with the Roku. We were going to get one of the FireStick's when we realized we had everything we needed already.

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:43 PM
posted by OSH

Jailbreaking downloads some apps on the FireStick. Those apps allow for streaming of what you want. For us, we used it for movies, television shows, and live sports. Doesn't cost anything. But, allows us to have an endless supply of movies and shows.

Hmm, might try to get one in the foreseeable future.

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sat, Dec 30, 2017 6:32 PM
posted by GOONx19

We have a jailbroken firestick, Netflix, an antenna, and ESPN/Fox Sports logins that I borrow from a friend. That covers just about everything. 

Do you have a link to how you did your firestick?

ppaw1999 Senior Member
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Sat, Dec 30, 2017 8:00 PM

You can find everything you need to know on you tube. Type in jailbreak firestick.

Spock Senior Member
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Sat, Dec 30, 2017 8:12 PM

I just hooked up my firetsick tonight

Spock Senior Member
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Sat, Dec 30, 2017 8:17 PM

Unreal call on that fumble.  

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
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Mon, Jan 1, 2018 7:57 PM
posted by wildcats20

Do you have a link to how you did your firestick?

I don't. My father-in-law has a guy a work that does them, and he gifted it to us. I found some setting modifications on Youtube that made it more efficient, but otherwise I didn't have to to anything.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 31, 2018 11:00 AM

There may already be a thread on this but I wanted to bump this one as it's somewhat related. As I mentioned earlier, we have the Roku stick. We're getting ready to dump cable and are thinking about going with the Playstation Vue. Anyone have experience with this? If so, can you get local channels? Wouldn't want to lose Sunday football.

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Wed, Jan 31, 2018 11:46 AM
posted by BR1986FB

There may already be a thread on this but I wanted to bump this one as it's somewhat related. As I mentioned earlier, we have the Roku stick. We're getting ready to dump cable and are thinking about going with the Playstation Vue. Anyone have experience with this? If so, can you get local channels? Wouldn't want to lose Sunday football.

I think it’s always easiest to get an antenna for local TV. You can get an AirTV if you want. But, I do believe PSV has local channels.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 31, 2018 12:18 PM
posted by Laley23

I think it’s always easiest to get an antenna for local TV. You can get an AirTV if you want. But, I do believe PSV has local channels.

We couldn't find any local channels on it. I'm looking at this AirTV. Would you need to buy that and then just get a subscription to either Vue, Sling, etc? You'd get your local channels from AirTV and your cable channels from the other streaming device, I assume?

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