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28-12-2017, 19:56   #16
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Plex has nothing to do with IPTV. Not sure what you mean
I have iptv setup (all live channels) through my plex.
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28-12-2017, 20:01   #17
 
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I have iptv setup (all live channels) through my plex.
If you are not running the Plex server you will not be storing anything on the shield. Sounds like you are connecting to someone else's Plex server
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29-12-2017, 20:05   #18
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Can anyone who's got a really good Shield setup please PM me. Would like to ask a few questions directly if possible. Thank you.
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30-12-2017, 14:39   #19
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Guys is anyone having the problem of their plex media server randomly going offline?

Mine goes off at random times and has to be restarted manually

Any ideas what could be causing this?
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31-12-2017, 10:24   #20
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Guys is anyone having the problem of their plex media server randomly going offline?

Mine goes off at random times and has to be restarted manually

Any ideas what could be causing this?
I found Plex to be a bit of a chore although that doesn’t seem to be the common experience.

I had plex server crashes, no sound via my Sony surround system and laggy streaming. Gave up and went with Kodi and have had none of these issues since.
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31-12-2017, 22:23   #21
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Just bookmarking/following the thread. I have a decent set up. I customised icons and a sideloaded a few of the more popular ad-free apps.

I am in the midst of a wedding, funeral and New years. I would not be great at posting today,tomorrow and maybe the next day, but i am interested in seeing others posts.

Has anyone used the custom launcher?
have the Xiaomi in the back room, and other boxes up stairs. With a mini PC in the cloakroom, i am not seeing the full benefits of the Shield. Or should i say, its worth. Will be interested in others.

That was a longer post than i meant.
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Is there anyway to get the iPlayer without a VPN?
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Is there anyway to get the iPlayer without a VPN?
Yeah move to England
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01-01-2018, 00:25   #24
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Is there anyway to get the iPlayer without a VPN?
Not without VPN, but for free and less hassle yep.
But a static VPN is worth paying for. I had written more. Not sure what I wrote is allowed.
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Is there anyway to get the iPlayer without a VPN?
Change DNS settings
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I have the 2017 Shield since launch. Love it. We watch all of our content on it.

I got a 256SSD and mounted it as internal storage. I have plex running on it and it is great. I am not a fan of KODI but by all accounts it run great on the Shield as well.

Gaming, I subscribed to the GeForce streaming thing for a while and bought The Witcher through that service. PLayed very well, there were some pixelating issue when the game got busy. I put in over 80 hours of game play so it is definitely playable. After that I just bought a PS4 so haven’t really been playing games on the Shield since.

I tried a couple of different emulators and could never find a really good experience, although I didn’t put much time into it.

Overall the shield is great, well worth what I payed for it for how much it is being used. And compared to other Android Boxes there is no comparison. The speed, support and updates are great.
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mine is arriving next week... cant wait
im getting it to replace my sky sub which i cancelled with iptv, firestick for netflix, youtube, old xbox360 with GEstream/Android games, emulator. not a big gamer but sure ill have some fun ,, and plenty more to keep me busy.
looking forward to seeing how google assistant works too...
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If anyone has an idiots guide to emulators I'd appreciate a pm. I've tried retroarch but can't get anything to really run properly.
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If anyone has an idiots guide to emulators I'd appreciate a pm. I've tried retroarch but can't get anything to really run properly.
I’m in the same boat.
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I’m in the same boat.
Happy chick app would be a good start
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