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In Reply to: RE: Roku, Firestick or ??? ........................... posted by Cut-Throat on September 17, 2019 at 14:11:40
Short answer: Get one of the Roku stick devices.
We travel a lot and use a Roku Streaming Stick+. Have good results.
Prefer Roku over Fire - Fire is too cluttered with promotions.
Also, one problem when traveling is connecting to hotel Wi-Fi that has a sign-in page. Roku (or Fire) does not always handle this well. We use a portable Wi-Fi router (TP-Link) that ties into hotel Wi-Fi with aid of tablet or computer. Roku, as well as all of our other devices (phones, tablets, computers), ties into the portable router without having to enter new sign-ns or passwords. Makes life on the road a little easier.
OK, got a Stick+ --- Works good.. I may buy another.. I can't see much difference from my Roku 3, except for the size.. I don't even need to bring the remote with the Roku phone App.
I also use a portable Router... A linksys that I attach to the WiFi of the place we are renting... Main advantage of this is that it has 4 Ethernet Ports and when we use our VOIP, it needs Ethernet to work. Calling from Australia is a pretty simple affair with this.
We use Firestick at home, and it works very well. I'm not sure what promotions you are referring to. We have no problem.
Yes, the Fire Stick works, and I've used it.
However, to my eye the Fire screen presentation is just too busy with a lot of "pay for" option choices (of little interest to me) that clutter the screen.
The Roku just offers a cleaner simpler user interface. Give it a try if you haven't.
One Question... With the Stick plugged into the back of the TV, how does the remote work without a 'line of sight' to the stick?
Mine is pluged in to the rear of my Oppo 205, powered by the 5v USB on the Oppo. No problem with the remote, works great.
A big factor for my using Roku players (have three) is they have an app that can access your LMS server. I store over three hundred videos on the NAS that each one can access.
Bluetooth or similar RF. Line of sight not required.
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