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07-02-2020, 17:38   #61
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Anyone know if it’s possible to side load the Now Tv App on the Firestick?
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07-02-2020, 17:58   #62
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Has anyone specific experience that it can play movies stored on a networked pc please?
Possible to do this too using ES File Explorer on the FireStick. You don't have a nice GUI ,however, if that is of concern
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All this VPN, specific apps, playing movies etc..just get yourselves and android box
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07-02-2020, 18:36   #64
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All this VPN, specific apps, playing movies etc..just get yourselves and android box
Why bother when this does the same thing ?
I have the nvidia shield and the 4k stick and there’s feck all difference tbh
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Why bother when this does the same thing ?
I have the nvidia shield and the 4k stick and there’s feck all difference tbh
They could download stuff from the app store instead of having to ask here how to sideload apps???
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07-02-2020, 21:50   #66
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A few options have been mentioned above, another I have used is to install Kodi, it works just fine for that and other purposes

I will throw up a link to a tutorial later as it has a handy method of side loading apps

But Plex mentioned above is a very good option
As mentioned earlier

An easy method to get Kodi on the firestick

https://troypoint.com/how-to-install-kodi-on-fire-tv/
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Why bother when this does the same thing ?
I have the nvidia shield and the 4k stick and there’s feck all difference tbh
agreed

I have both also
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07-02-2020, 21:58   #68
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Had the 4K stick months it’s never let me down!

It also works well if you open it up to it’s full potential, if you know what I mean.
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They could download stuff from the app store instead of having to ask here how to sideload apps???
Don’t worry about it
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08-02-2020, 13:42   #70
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This is by far the easiest way to side load any app you want onto the firestick/firetv. You just install what you want on your phone and then use this app to push it to the firestick. Takes 10 seconds to do with any app after the initial setup which is easy.
If you need help setting it up, just consult youtube.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iretv&hl=en_IE
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07-03-2020, 08:32   #71
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For anyone on the fence, these are fantastic. They've revolutionized my TV viewing. You can use them for the following:

Netflix
Prime Video
BBC iPlayer
Channel 4 player
Channel 5 player
ITV player
YouTube

Obviously some of the above will require a VPN to access but that's easy to setup and use. I haven't used my Chromecast in a very long time.
If you don't mind me asking. What VPN are you using
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If you don't mind me asking. What VPN are you using

Getflix https://www.getflix.com.au/ Will get you all of the above without need for VPN. Express VPN is still the best but also one of the most expensive

I have Getflix setup on my router so any device on my WiFi can get Disney plus, US Netflix, Hulu, Iplayer, Prime Video , UK Now TV etc. Been using it two years now without fail

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Btw getflix is a smart dns which is why it’s better for bbc for example
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I cannot install BBC iplayer, ITV hub, etc. from the app store on my Firestick even with a UK VPN.

Is this normal and requires just having to side load these from APK version?
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I cannot install BBC iplayer, ITV hub, etc. from the app store on my Firestick even with a UK VPN.

Is this normal and requires just having to side load these from APK version?
Set you default amazon address to a uk address. Set your device location to the uk. Both of these settings can be found in your amazon account through a web browser. Reboot firestick. Then the uk apps will be available. Download whatever apps you want (BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, My5, UKTV Play). Change back the amazon address and device location. Your done. The apps you downloaded will always be available to you later without changing these settings again, even if you buy more firesticks, youll be able to download the uk apps without changing address and location settings as they will be added to your amazon account for easy downloading whenever you need to.

Pity RTE and VM wont release their apps for download through the amazon app store. Would be so much easier.

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