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    Experiences with Kodi

    Anyone using Kodi on a firestick or chromecast? I'm currently waiting for my back ordered firestic (april 17th??? Jeez). Wondering if it's worth the hype or should I cancel the order.

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    One of the best decisions I made. Incredibly easy to operate. I can't recommend it highly enough.


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    Wait, can I use Kodi to my Roku?
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    As I understand it it's nearly impossible. Chromecast and Firestick are the platforms needed for it.
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    My ex had Kodi on her Roku TV. Maybe the box is different.

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    I think Roku makes a USB style stick that you can use it in. Not sure about the box style set up they made/make. Thanks for some answers. Would love to hear more..

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    What are you curious about exactly?


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    I've got Kodi running on a Nvidia Shield TV and it's ace.

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    I need to step up my game here. I just bought a 21.5" monitor for my computer and that's what I've been watching games on, but I have this big ass RokuTV behind me that should get the games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    What are you curious about exactly?


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    Ease of install, quality of content, if it's buggy, if it's going to be shut down soon, how good of a wifi signal should one have...
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    I can't speak to the install. My brother did it for me since he was doing like four or five of them at once. But I can tell you that installing the plug-ins themselves is incredibly easy. No bugs I've encountered, can't imagine it's going to be shutdown any time soon (though from time-to-time specific streams may get axed). I've had mine for well over a year with no issues there.

    In terms of WiFi, I'd imagine for peak quality (1080p), you'd want a strong one.
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    I have Kodi, but recently, most of the new moves look like crap, they are shitty copies that you can barely watch. The past 3 moviesI tried watching on it, were unwatchable because the quality was poor. I have watched some great quality ones though in the past. My wife watches it more and has never had problem with the movies she watches. Its a free app, so its worth it, its a also just a pain in the ass to download. I used a video on YouTube to do the download, it was easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Anyone using Kodi on a firestick or chromecast? I'm currently waiting for my back ordered firestic (april 17th??? Jeez). Wondering if it's worth the hype or should I cancel the order.
    You're in the Centereach area right? One of the barbers at the shop I go to in Ronkonkoma does firesticks and is really good with it. I know it isn't very hard to do it yourself but all the extra stuff he puts into it plus the customer service he offers for when apps start acting up is worth having someone who knows the ins and outs of this stuff. I just got a firestick to bring to him myself. Hoping to drastically cut down on my DirecTV bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    You're in the Centereach area right? One of the barbers at the shop I go to in Ronkonkoma does firesticks and is really good with it. I know it isn't very hard to do it yourself but all the extra stuff he puts into it plus the customer service he offers for when apps start acting up is worth having someone who knows the ins and outs of this stuff. I just got a firestick to bring to him myself. Hoping to drastically cut down on my DirecTV bill.
    Which barber? I go to Viks on portion. Ahh man, do you go to the meathead one right next door, next to the headshop?

    There's plenty of YouTube videos out there that I've been told to check out. Lol I wouldn't trust a barber to load anything that will have any of my personal info/credit card info via Amazon, going onto it. I'm weird like that.

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    No I go to Mica's by the Ronkonkoma train station. He's a stand up guy, he builds all kinds of gaming consoles and simulators and stuff. Just giving you another option.

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    Do I really need a VPN? If so anyone have suggestions for a good free one?

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    Free VPNs are not your friend. If a VPN is free, more often than not, they're making money off you in a less than savory way.

    But, to answer your question; yes, you need a VPN if you plan on using NHL GameCenter and plan on watching an "in market" game while being in that market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    Free VPNs are not your friend. If a VPN is free, more often than not, they're making money off you in a less than savory way.

    But, to answer your question; yes, you need a VPN if you plan on using NHL GameCenter and plan on watching an "in market" game while being in that market.
    been doing this and am very happy with my decision so far. Sometimes the feeds suck (wonder if thats not my connection which has been shaky lately) but $130/year beats my $180/month bill any day.

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    I watch hockey on YouTube
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    I don't use a VPN and I don't use gamecenter
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