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28-07-2020, 17:18   #1
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Smart TV help

I'm in need of a new TV, I'm looking for a smart TV that will allow me to have apps such as 4OD and BBC iPlayer...

Also something that will allow me to install third party apps like apps like APK apps etc

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28-07-2020, 17:54   #2
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I'm in need of a new TV, I'm looking for a smart TV that will allow me to have apps such as 4OD and BBC iPlayer...

Also something that will allow me to install third party apps like apps like APK apps etc
BBC iplayer is not available in normal circumstances in RoI, 4OD is.
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28-07-2020, 20:33   #3
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BBC iplayer is not available in normal circumstances in RoI, 4OD is.
I know its not available under normal circumstances...I'm looking for a tv that allows me to install apps Sure 4oD and APK apps too
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I know its not available under normal circumstances...I'm looking for a tv that allows me to install apps Sure 4oD and APK apps too
You could do that with an Amazon firestick via HDMI in TV .

My TV is 2013 and works perfectly.
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You could do that with an Amazon firestick via HDMI in TV .

My TV is 2013 and works perfectly.
Well current tv isn't working, so in need of a new tv anyways
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I have a Samsung smart TV. I can access the RTÉ player but not the TG4 or TV3 ones- when I do a search they don’t appear. Any suggestions?
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I have a Samsung smart TV. I can access the RTÉ player but not the TG4 or TV3 ones- when I do a search they don’t appear. Any suggestions?
My Phillips is the same, only has a very limited range of apps...

I think i need an android based tv, is that something available here(ROI)
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Pretty much all smart TVs have those two apps. You'll need to setup the UK as your region when setting it up.

Also iPlayer is geoblocked so you'd need to workaround that
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Pretty much all smart TVs have those two apps. You'll need to setup the UK as your region when setting it up.

Also iPlayer is geoblocked so you'd need to workaround that
As long as i can install a VPN on the TV i'll be grand
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Would you not just consider an Android box that you can install what you like, as opposed to being limited by the TV's android bit that may not be updated that often?
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Would you not just consider an Android box that you can install what you like, as opposed to being limited by the TV's android bit that may not be updated that often?
Was considering android box, before the tv packed it in...was hoping to get an all in one...

Is there any android boxes that you would recommend...Just need to install a VPN and streaming apps
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My Phillips is the same, only has a very limited range of apps...

I think i need an android based tv, is that something available here(ROI)
No idea! I would have expected that a Smart TV that can provide RTÉ player should be able to also provide TG4 and Virgin Media players....
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As long as i can install a VPN on the TV i'll be grand
Hi- I just ( 2 hours ago) got an android TV delivered.
Yes , number of apps available is limited, but VPN wise- I have just installed PIA from the play store.
4OD is not available on playstore, RTE player is. But yes , side loading is always an option.. Haven't tried though
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