Amazon Firestick

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by bluescat, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. bluescat

    bluescat Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if this is the appropriate forum, but I figure someone here might be able to answer my question.
    I've been using a fire stick for mostly youtube videos, run thru my tv and stereo system. I am now getting a message when I log onto youtube that it will not be available on the fire stick after the end of the month. What other "CHEAP" devices deliver youtube? The message I receive says log onto a web address, to find out, but I get a Japanese band, when I type in the address. I don't want to by a new (smart)tv, just for that. Thanks
     

     

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  2. transmaster

    transmaster AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What is happening is Google, and Amazon have a snit going over YouTube. The thing do is purchase a Google Chromecast dongle, $35 bucks, or even better a Roku Steaming Stick $39 bucks, and you good are to go. You don’t need the “Smart” in your Smart TV with the Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromcast, or a Roku Plugged into an HDMI port on your TV you have everything.

    Here is the story:
    http://uproxx.com/technology/google-amazon-feud-fight-youtube-removed-fire-tv-history/
     
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  3. transmaster

    transmaster AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Dup posting
     
  4. bluescat

    bluescat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that!! I was afraid that I would buy something else and the same thing would happen.
     
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  5. transmaster

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    If you are not into the Apple ecosystem as am I would get a Roku. I have everthing except for the Chromecast. My favorite remains the Apple TV. Now that Amazon Prime Video is back on the Apple TV it makes the FireStick irrelevant. I never used the Alex feature. I don't have an Amazon Echo. I am waiting for the Apple HomePod we will see about it is about.
     
  6. bluescat

    bluescat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm not into the apple thing, I just want something that's (1) CHEAP (2) plug and play (3) gets youtube and (4) won't have to replace again soon, so it looks like the Roku will fill the bill. If I want to watch a movie, which I seldom do, I will still have the firestick (and Prime).
     

     

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  7. mars_volta

    mars_volta Super Member

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    Safe bet for Youtube is the Chrome stick. Youtube has been yanked from Roku multiple times.

    The long hard way is a Rpi with Kodi and Youtube with proper keys.
     
  8. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    My Blu Ray player does some of this.
    Sony BDP55500
    $60, shipped when I got it.
     
  9. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    +1 on the Roku, have 2 in the house. Amazon, Netflix, & youtube are all in without conflict.
     
  10. transmaster

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    The thing about the Roku is they are independent. Chromcast, Apple, and Amazon have other fish to fry.
     
  11. Stefus_Prime

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    Go with Chromecast, Google owns YouTube so no risk there.
     

     

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  12. +48V

    +48V hi-fi or die

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    Roku Express - $30
     
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  13. johnebravo

    johnebravo I should be practicing

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    I encountered the same problem. You download the Firefox browser for the Firestick and you're back in business. It was free.
     

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