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Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

mgillespie
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Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Now it's bad enough that some shows are available on Amazon but not nextflix, but to make it worse, I'm struggling to find a settop box to buy that supports both services. I want to be able to dip in and out of both of these.
Any suggestionsHuh
Amazon seem to be the bad boys, favouring their own hardware and a couple of consoles.
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Surprisingly, the Amazon Fire Stick (and I assume Fire TV) supports both Amazon Prime and Netflix, along with iPlayer etc. 
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

We have a Roku box which works well.  Cool
Here are a selection channels the Roku has available - https://www.roku.com/en-gb/whats-on  Wink
mgillespie
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Saw the roku page, but it didn't list netflix
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

I use Roku HDMI Streaming Stick which does me nicely for NowTV, Netflix, Amazon and demand services ( iPlayer etc)
mgillespie
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Quote from: Mordac_The_Preventer
Saw the roku page, but it didn't list netflix

Apologies, really bad Roku  website design where it's really not obvious you have to scroll sideways....  Netflix is listed. I guess the only notible absence is ITVplayer
nadger
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

It's now called ITV Hub and I get that  Smiley
mgillespie
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Many thanks. So for all intents and purposes, roku stick and fire stick offer the same main services?? ( I noticed Google play movies on roku, which won't be on fire stick for sure). Any other pros and cons roku vs fire stick?
We have a Chromecast, but lack of Amazon and ITV means it's not the full package, and I loathe buying the fire stick, simply because by withholding Amazon prime from Chromecast, that's exactly what Amazon are trying to make me do, buy their hardware and a ticket into their walled garden.
I like the Android TV products, but again Amazon like chromecast are crapping on consumers here too..
http://www.techhive.com/article/2982096/streaming-services/the-sad-story-of-amazon-video-on-chromeca...
nadger
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Amazon stick doesn't currently offer NowTV which I also use.
I have Roku LT, HDMI Stick and NowTV box based on Roku3 ( that I got for free to beta test)
Personally I would go for Roku as it offers best range of apps.
Range on NowTV box is limited because it's heavily subsidised.
Roku 3 is more powerful than HDMI Stick but stick is much cheaper as does everything I need,
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

The roku 4 sounds impressive but is it available in the UK ?
Amazon uk seem to have sold some but now they are showing as unavailable and the small number of reviews on amazon would seem to suggest there is some problem with them, ? noise/heat ?
This of course has nothing to do with the roku 3 which seems highly rated but it seems odd that a newer model with additional features may have problems the earlier model did not have.
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Silly question but I assume the Roku requires internet connection to work?
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

Roku 4 sold on Amazon were imports from USA so not really to be recommended
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

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Silly question but I assume the Roku requires internet connection to work?

Yes !.
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Re: Settop box that had BOTH Netflix and Amazon

@artmo
Yes - later models are dual band wi-fi and Roku4 also has ethernet.
One needs unlimited as I use around 300Gb/month,
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Quote from: artmo
Silly question but I assume the Roku requires internet connection to work?

Yes !.
I guess it also requires a stable internet connection at or above a particular speed so some on ASDL may have a problem using it ?