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Old 18-06-2017, 01:04   #1
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Which Android box or stick for my TV?

I already have a Samsung smart TV and a WDTV box for streaming etc.. but what I want now is something running android so I can play with the full range of apps from the Play Store. There's so many android boxes and sticks out there I was hoping someone could recommend one that will just let me run android on my TV without some custom interface?

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Old 18-06-2017, 09:57   #2
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I got a H96+ Android Box for £55 recently from GearBest. Not used it much yet but it got good reviews on YouTube.. It's really just for the "Streaming" services should I think about using any...
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Well that's possibly dying or transforming at the moment, due to pressure being applied in the UK and court cases many of these 'streaming services' have now shut up shop.
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Old 26-06-2017, 13:45   #4
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Well that's possibly dying or transforming at the moment, due to pressure being applied in the UK and court cases many of these 'streaming services' have now shut up shop.
Just like BT reopening on different addresses.. It tends to be more with Apk and IPTV's though.

Whatever you do protect yourself and use a VPN..
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On a different note with an Amazon stick then can I drop .Mp4's onto the internal storage to watch? I know it's only 8gb storage but it's not for me but a friend..
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Just like BT reopening on different addresses.. It tends to be more with Apk and IPTV's though.

Whatever you do protect yourself and use a VPN..
I know you are supposed to, but from what I hear it slows things down, and I don't know how easy they are to install on an android tv box, as well as how much you would have to pay.

Besides last I heard it was all perfectly legal anyway! Has that court ruling been overturned now?
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I know you are supposed to, but from what I hear it slows things down, and I don't know how easy they are to install on an android tv box, as well as how much you would have to pay.

Besides last I heard it was all perfectly legal anyway! Has that court ruling been overturned now?
The Good VPN's slow down very little..

There are a couple of Free VPN's that have Good speed in the Play Store.
Paid VPN's tend to be around £4 a month.

If you are streaming then all the YouTube Vids I've watched all recommend using a VPN even if it's a Free one to protect yourself..
Kodi Add-On's seem to be under attack and threatened with Action,just like TPB and other BT sites were..

Turbo VPN is a Good Free app I was recommended and is in Play Store.

ASBYT,Solo Man,Doc Squiffy and FreeTV are good channels to keep up with what's happening on YT..

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Thanks for some good recommendations there. May have to try installing a vpn on my android box, however i find the web almost impossible to browse using the included remote, not tried play store, I assume being android based it would be installed. Will alos have to check out those youtube channels as trying to update my apks. eg. removed Phoenix and installed Bob.
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Your Android Box should have the Playstore installed.
Alot of the Apk you just install as unknown.

I got a Bluetooth Mini Keyboard for the Android Box that has a Trackpad so alot easier to navigate...
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A lot of the free VPNS will turn your logs over in a heartbeat. Do not go with a free VPN if you want your privacy protected as much as possible.

Go with a paid VPN that openly supports KODI if that's what you are mainly doing with your Android box.
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A lot of the free VPNS will turn your logs over in a heartbeat. Do not go with a free VPN if you want your privacy protected as much as possible.

Go with a paid VPN that openly supports KODI if that's what you are mainly doing with your Android box.
I'm using IPVanish which is £4 P/m when done for 12 months.

Plenty others out there.
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The Kodi team are distancing themselves from the third party streaming addons due to their illegality and the perception that Kodi is endorsing them. I thought it was against the Ts & Cs to discuss this kind of thing here too.
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If you go onto the official Kodi forums and post, looking for help with some illegal streaming app then it's an instant ban.
It might not be illegal to stream the content currently, but make no mistake, the content is stolen and hosted in a country with weak anti-piracy laws. The copyright holders and the content creators don't get paid for it, the people who are hosting it illegally do via ads.

I'd also agree that it is outwith the forum T&C's.

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Now that HMV has more or less gone from the High Street, shoplifting DVDs has become much more difficult, so studios are forcing us to download content illegally!
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I shoplift mine from Asda as I figured out years ago those little boxes they store them in/the security labels they stick on them don't actually do anything.
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