Amazon Fire TV

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Preditan, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Tennessy XO

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    Plugs into your TV HDMI.

    You can control it with your phone.

    Streaming content and whatnot
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  2. CRUDS

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    Plugs into a TV then offers many of the streaming widgets and computer mirroring IE you can play a Youtube etc vid on your phone and it also plays at max rez on your TV..
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  3. SawdustMan

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    Yup. It really is a fuggin steal at that price point.
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  4. Gunny

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    What is Chromecast?
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  5. Preditan

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    It's a streaming stick, essentially. I have Chromecast and I use it to stream stuff from my phone (youtube, netflix..etc) to my TV (which is where the Chromecast is plugged into via HDMI). I also use it to mirror my laptop to the TV, which is awesome when you want to watch something on your laptop, but on a bigger screen. It's well worth the $35.
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  6. Gunny

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    So can it stream anything or specific stuff like youtube, netflix etc?
    Are there any downfalls to it? Lag for example?
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  7. Preditan

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    There are specific apps that Chromecast works with. However if you mirror your computer with it, you can do almost anything. I haven't experienced any lag. I streamed Skyfall on Netflix from my phone last night, and it was flawless.
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  8. CRUDS

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    The only problem with Chromecast is that it does not work in conjunction with hotel sign-in wifis/suite TVs.
    Imagine being able to bring all your home entertainment screens with you when traveling (on the hotel TV - rather than on your tablet etc.).
    They NEED to get that part sorted out sooner than later..
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  9. The Hammer

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    There are a ton of former MS execs from the Xbox side at Amazon right now. Do not think this is a coincidence.
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  10. Gunny

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    Why does it not work with them?
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