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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 30th Nov 17, 9:51 AM
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    Playing Google Movies on non Smart TV
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    • 30th Nov 17, 9:51 AM
    Playing Google Movies on non Smart TV 30th Nov 17 at 9:51 AM
    Anyone know a way of playing a purchased Google Movie on a non-smart Panasonic plasma TV? I did read a suggestion that you could use the youtube app on a suitable device and cast the movie from that so using my Amazon Fire TV box I was able to get the movie loaded up put it wouldn't play, it just kept on stating that is wouldn't play on this device.

    FYI, I don't have Chromecast or a Roku box although by TV does have DLNA and is wifi enabled.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 30-11-2017 at 11:14 AM.
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 30th Nov 17, 10:19 AM
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    Can you side load a DLNA player on your amazon tv box, if so that should then feed the tv
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 30th Nov 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 10:48 AM
    You can side load most things to a Fire TV Box or Fire TV Stick. I've loaded several additional apps from my Kindle Fire 7 to my new Fire TV Stick using Apps2Fire.
    (You need the right CPU bit type of app ... both my Kindle and Stick are the same [32 bit I think] so the apps are compatible. Trying to install a 64 bit app onto a 32 bit device [or vice versa] won't work).

    (I installed Google Play on my Kindle Fire to be able to get several other apps - including Kodi. You don't need to put Google Play on the Fire TV device).
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 30th Nov 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 10:54 AM
    You can side load most things to a Fire TV Box or Fire TV Stick. I've loaded several additional apps from my Kindle Fire 7 to my new Fire TV Stick using Apps2Fire.
    (You need the right CPU bit type of app ... both my Kindle and Stick are the same [32 bit I think] so the apps are compatible. Trying to install a 64 bit app onto a 32 bit device [or vice versa] won't work).

    (I installed Google Play on my Kindle Fire to be able to get several other apps - including Kodi. You don't need to put Google Play on the Fire TV device).
    Originally posted by DoaM
    So can I push the Google Movies & TV app from my phone to my Fire TV via Apps2Fire and play it that way?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 30th Nov 17, 11:09 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:09 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:09 AM
    Google apps may be different ... the device may need to have Google services running. But there's no harm in trying ... the app will either install or it won't; the chances of bricking your Fire TV device are remote.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 30th Nov 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:12 AM
    Google apps may be different ... the device may need to have Google services running. But there's no harm in trying ... the app will either install or it won't; the chances of bricking your Fire TV device are remote.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Just had a go and whilst it installed OK, it wouldn't run without the Google Play services.
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    • By ringo_24601 30th Nov 17, 11:39 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:39 AM
    A HDMI wire from your phone to TV? like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OCGCUK6
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 30th Nov 17, 12:36 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:36 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:36 PM
    Just had a go and whilst it installed OK, it wouldn't run without the Google Play services.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    I got Google Play (and Home) working on my Kindle Fire ... not too difficult to do. (Google it. You need to download some APKs and install them in sequence). Perhaps a Fire TV device can be similarly updated?
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 30th Nov 17, 5:42 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:42 PM
    OK, so I finally got it to work. I went back to using the Youtube app route but this time, instead of using the app on my Fire TV box I used the app on my Xbox One instead. I suppose it's no real surprise that the app doesn't work this way on Amazon devices.
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