Amazon Fire stick

If I get one, do I still have to sit through advertising in the programmes, or can I fast forward through them?
 

ugly

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Most programs have the adverts removed, if you use it to watch commercial channels regular output you can skip the adds by subscription. I only used the ITV hub for Endeavour and the RWC
 
FWIW the Fire stick is also capable of creative modification, in the form of 3rd party apps.



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FWIW the Fire stick is also capable of creative modification, in the form of 3rd party apps.



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Rarely works in a satisfactory fashion, especially for live TV, in my experience. You can get an Android TV box for the same money, which does a much better job of it.

I have this one:

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£30 or less from eBay from numerous sellers
 
Rarely works in a satisfactory fashion, especially for live TV, in my experience. You can get an Android TV box for the same money, which does a much better job of it.

I have this one:

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£30 or less from eBay from numerous sellers
Our Android box is 'very similar' to that image.

As for the Fire Stick, I've never used one but seen plenty of how to/guides online.

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dontenn

War Hero
I use firetstick, i was using android box both of these worked equally well. I would highly suggest that installing a VPN is a must in my eyes. I have used NORDVPN for the past 12mths and had no issues I am now trying ExpressVPN for a year and i will see how i get on.
 
If I get one, do I still have to sit through advertising in the programmes, or can I fast forward through them?
If you get netflix or Prime, then no, if you download TV apps (Channel four, ITV etc) you will get them and I found out the other day even on non live TV they have advert that cant be sped up.

As someone said early, with the fire stick you can download a lot of third party apps, which if they were legal would be a lot cheaper than paying Sky.
 
Definitel
I use firetstick, i was using android box both of these worked equally well. I would highly suggest that installing a VPN is a must in my eyes. I have used NORDVPN for the past 12mths and had no issues I am now trying ExpressVPN for a year and i will see how i get on.
+1 for a VPN. I was using NordVPN, but they stopped taking PayPal and that didn't suit me. Moved to IPVanish which is spot on. They asked me to review them on TrustPilot, I did so, and I got a year's free subscription.

ETA: A lot of the VPNs won't run on the older FireSticks.
 
I use firestick also HUMAX box far better than sky. Tape 5 watch one. And by using the correct app even see all of sky . I dont as I use sky BB . But as movie comes out it's there to see.
 

dontenn

War Hero
Definitel


+1 for a VPN. I was using NordVPN, but they stopped taking PayPal and that didn't suit me. Moved to IPVanish which is spot on. They asked me to review them on TrustPilot, I did so, and I got a year's free subscription.

ETA: A lot of the VPNs won't run on the older FireSticks.
Yes you are correct that is first gen firestick
 
Rarely works in a satisfactory fashion, especially for live TV, in my experience. You can get an Android TV box for the same money, which does a much better job of it.

I have this one:

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£30 or less from eBay from numerous sellers
Just started experimenting with a fire stick, provided by a mate.

Deeply frustrating.
Netflix, as Stacker says below, seems to be okay.
Have not yet been able to watch anything on live TV for more than a few minutes, before it freezes e.g the Channel 4 program on Putin a few nights ago.

Ditched Sky (sports was my main add on) because of the cost – they declined the opportunity to negotiate a discount, as on previous renewals.

Advice / guidance welcome, please.

(Have looked online for an idiot’s step-by-step, but not found anything helpful).

PS. I do not have a home broadband – not a heavy user, so never needed it – have bought a dongle/MiFi from Vodaphone, and have their 64 MB Sim card monthly contract, unlimited
 
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If I get one, do I still have to sit through advertising in the programmes, or can I fast forward through them?
I found a choggy fellow Chinese chap called Johnny he loaded my fire stick with all sorts of apps n gibbins so we watch TV from all over the world and a shit load of movies, all for the kings ransom of $20 rubbery jubley
 
Now and again you pick the wrong download and about every 30 min get an add over the film, but I have found a way of loading down a film with wiki in the title download no adds
 
Just started experimenting with a fire stick, provided by a mate.

Deeply frustrating.
Netflix, as Stacker says below, seems to be okay.
Have not yet been able to watch anything on live TV for more than a few minutes, before it freezes e.g the Channel 4 program on Putin a few nights ago.

Ditched Sky (sports was my main add on) because of the cost – they declined the opportunity to negotiate a discount, as on previous renewals.

Advice / guidance welcome, please.

(Have looked online for an idiot’s step-by-step, but not found anything helpful).

PS. I do not have a home broadband – not a heavy user, so never needed it – have bought a dongle/MiFi from Vodaphone, and have their 64 MB Sim card monthly contract, unlimited
Mate get a box (the sort of thing I posted above). FireSticks just don't have the grunt for a lot of stuff, especially live TV.

I've packed in Kodi altogether, as I said. Currently using CyberFlix for on demand, and FreeFlixHQ for live TV. FreeFlix has on demand too, but CyberFlix is faster.

AOS TV is excellent for live TV too, especially live sport. If there was any sport, of course!
 
Most programs have the adverts removed, if you use it to watch commercial channels regular output you can skip the adds by subscription. I only used the ITV hub for Endeavour and the RWC
I use Plex personally but also having an Amazon Prime account have found this is an excellent option for non-smart TV's
 

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