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Re: Android Boxes
« Reply #2055 on: September 30, 2021, 01:34:22 PM »
IPTV Smarters Pro is a flexible app when it comes to platforms, it works on Android, MacOS, IOS and Windows, I think its the best for mobile computer/phone.
However for home viewing on the Formula box, Myvonline is my first choice, it has an overall better compatibility with the remote and the EPG is faster and better.

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« Reply #2056 on: September 30, 2021, 10:28:47 PM »
IPTV Smarters Pro is a flexible app when it comes to platforms, it works on Android, MacOS, IOS and Windows, I think its the best for mobile computer/phone.
However for home viewing on the Formula box, Myvonline is my first choice, it has an overall better compatibility with the remote and the EPG is faster and better.

Thanks for advice :)

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« Reply #2057 on: October 11, 2021, 01:41:12 PM »
Can anyone recommend a decent box equivalent to the 4K fire stick in terms of specs and price. Wanting the box over the firestick so I can wire it with an Ethernet cable instead of using WiFi to run IPTV.

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« Reply #2058 on: October 11, 2021, 01:46:21 PM »
Can anyone recommend a decent box equivalent to the 4K fire stick in terms of specs and price. Wanting the box over the firestick so I can wire it with an Ethernet cable instead of using WiFi to run IPTV.

Formuler z+ neo is a good entry level. There are then other Formulers more powerful such as the Z10. But the Neo is easily equivalent to the firestick if not better.

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« Reply #2059 on: October 11, 2021, 03:29:28 PM »
Can anyone recommend a decent box equivalent to the 4K fire stick in terms of specs and price. Wanting the box over the firestick so I can wire it with an Ethernet cable instead of using WiFi to run IPTV.

Formuler z+ neo is a good entry level. There are then other Formulers more powerful such as the Z10. But the Neo is easily equivalent to the firestick if not better.
Thanks itchy I値l have a look

Just comparing the two there, fire stick has more RAM and storage than the box. Is there something I知 missing that favours the box for by the Ethernet port?
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« Reply #2060 on: October 11, 2021, 06:45:52 PM »
 Theres an ethernet adapter option for Firestick.. Not used one myself but not heard anything negative about them.

For what it's worth and I've tried most set ups, wired or not and multiple devices over the years I think wireless devices are that good nowadays there is no need to be messing with wires now unless youre device is literally right next to an access point or the router itself

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Re: Android Boxes
« Reply #2061 on: October 11, 2021, 07:50:02 PM »
The latest firestick with an Ethernet adapter it is then. Thanks

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« Reply #2062 on: October 11, 2021, 07:57:58 PM »
One advantage of a box over firestick is access to play store, most apps have to be sideloaded on the firestick.  Thats fine if you know how, its not particularly difficult. Play store apps auto updated. Small point, worth considering.

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« Reply #2063 on: October 11, 2021, 10:57:05 PM »
There are also periodic squabbles between Amazon and content providers (Peacock, NBC's premium and sports thing, being the most recent that I know of).  It amounts to having to sideload the app onto the firestick.  Some apps work fine, but the peacock sideload constantly crashed (every 90 seconds or so, despite reinstalls), till in the end I just gave up and watched it on the laptop.  I also don't like the amazon entry screen layout. Far too busy, and designed to get you to spend more money on amazon.  Much prefer the android layout.

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« Reply #2064 on: October 11, 2021, 11:23:35 PM »
One advantage of a box over firestick is access to play store, most apps have to be sideloaded on the firestick.  Thats fine if you know how, its not particularly difficult. Play store apps auto updated. Small point, worth considering.

Buy a Chromecast instead.
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« Reply #2065 on: October 12, 2021, 12:28:21 AM »
Can anyone recommend a decent box equivalent to the 4K fire stick in terms of specs and price. Wanting the box over the firestick so I can wire it with an Ethernet cable instead of using WiFi to run IPTV.

Formuler z+ neo is a good entry level. There are then other Formulers more powerful such as the Z10. But the Neo is easily equivalent to the firestick if not better.
Thanks itchy I値l have a look

Just comparing the two there, fire stick has more RAM and storage than the box. Is there something I知 missing that favours the box for by the Ethernet port?

Formuler boxes have mytvonline built in which is a fantastic app for tv channels you can also use a memory stick and record tv shows etc . Depending on the formuler box you buy the remote is also excellent and set up for use as a tv remote  well worth the money and the software updates and online forum support is top notch

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« Reply #2066 on: October 12, 2021, 12:43:18 AM »
Can anyone recommend a decent box equivalent to the 4K fire stick in terms of specs and price. Wanting the box over the firestick so I can wire it with an Ethernet cable instead of using WiFi to run IPTV.

Formuler z+ neo is a good entry level. There are then other Formulers more powerful such as the Z10. But the Neo is easily equivalent to the firestick if not better.
Thanks itchy I値l have a look

Just comparing the two there, fire stick has more RAM and storage than the box. Is there something I知 missing that favours the box for by the Ethernet port?

Formuler boxes have mytvonline built in which is a fantastic app for tv channels you can also use a memory stick and record tv shows etc . Depending on the formuler box you buy the remote is also excellent and set up for use as a tv remote  well worth the money and the software updates and online forum support is top notch
Since the much beloved Mag box expired, Formuler's Mytvonline is the outstanding IPTV app. I got an open box Z8 on amazon in Jan 2021 for 」85,  though it has to be said  the price of the Firestick is attractive.

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« Reply #2067 on: October 12, 2021, 10:53:28 AM »
I have an Nvidia Shield, a Formuler Z8 and a Sony Android TV. Also have a 4k firestick I use if travelling. All work fine with any provider but I do like the android system better than amazon.

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« Reply #2068 on: October 12, 2021, 11:38:49 AM »
Can anyone recommend a decent box equivalent to the 4K fire stick in terms of specs and price. Wanting the box over the firestick so I can wire it with an Ethernet cable instead of using WiFi to run IPTV.

Formuler z+ neo is a good entry level. There are then other Formulers more powerful such as the Z10. But the Neo is easily equivalent to the firestick if not better.
Thanks itchy I値l have a look

Just comparing the two there, fire stick has more RAM and storage than the box. Is there something I知 missing that favours the box for by the Ethernet port?

You can get an adapter for the firestick to wire in the ethernet..

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Ethernet-Adaptor-Remote-models/dp/B01LXP5TXI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1HV7SEJIZ6BYH&dchild=1&keywords=ethernet+adapter+for+fire+stick&qid=1634035100&sprefix=ethernet+ad%2Caps%2C283&sr=8-5

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Re: Android Boxes
« Reply #2069 on: October 15, 2021, 11:47:03 AM »
Does any of your subscriptions include Armagh TV?  I have heard of a few that do but i've checked my own and there is no sign of it.