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    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 23rd Nov 17, 7:59 PM
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    Amazon Fire TV Stick
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 7:59 PM
    Amazon Fire TV Stick 23rd Nov 17 at 7:59 PM
    If I was to subscribe to Netflix or Prime, is it possible to record shows onto my Virgin TIVO box?
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    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 23rd Nov 17, 8:09 PM
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    Nope, but if you subscribe to Netflix you can watch it on the TiVo box anyway
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 23rd Nov 17, 8:12 PM
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    If I was to subscribe to Netflix or Prime, is it possible to record shows onto my Virgin TIVO box?
    Originally posted by madlyn
    Nope you cant do that.

    You can download films, tv series to a phone or a tablet so you can watch when your not connected to the net eg a car/bus journey etc.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 23rd Nov 17, 8:36 PM
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    Thanks for the answers
    • orrery
    • By orrery 7th Dec 17, 2:07 PM
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    I bought an Amazon Fire Stick when they were cheap recently for £24 and even at that price it was a complete waste of money.

    I have a severely disabled grandson and he watches a lot of the kids shows off BBC iPlayer and Milkshake on-demand, so I thought that this would be great for him, plugged into a big TV. The stick allows a search for things like Peppa Pig and School of Roars (no, don't ask) but it always returns only the chargeable pay-per-view options despite all the shows being available completely free on the catch-up services.

    I'd rate is as a cynical rip-off.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 7th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
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    Of course a search of the firestick will produce results from the firestick (amazon)


    If you want results from the catch up apps then you need to search within the catch up apps !!


    nudge : Install kodi
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 7th Dec 17, 3:32 PM
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    I found over a hundred episodes of Peppa Pig and the same for Milkshake and its various spin offs. You need to install the My5 app.
    Last edited by molerat; 07-12-2017 at 3:37 PM.
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    • orrery
    • By orrery 7th Dec 17, 4:08 PM
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    Of course a search of the firestick will produce results from the firestick (amazon) ... If you want results from the catch up apps then you need to search within the catch up apps !!
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    But surely, with the voice remote, that's the whole idea - in fact, that is what the Alexa demo appears to show it doing. The problem is that the user might not know what app the programme is in. And yes, I have installed the various apps for the main channels.

    If I search on my YouView box then it returns all content, including from within the apps.

    I suspect that my best route here is to buy a straight Android TV box.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 7th Dec 17, 4:11 PM
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    But surely, with the voice remote, that's the whole idea .
    Originally posted by orrery

    Yeah i agree - you would think so wouldn't you


    I was very disappointed when i couldnt use it with kodi
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