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Old 03-10-2015, 12:26 AM   #1
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xbmc/kodi----worth buying?

someone bring me up to date on these......

worth buying? I just want something to stream sports and ufc fights

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It sucks for streaming live events. But for everything else is great. I just upgraded to a Amazon fire tv and it sideloads Kodi really smoth.
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Raspberry pi 2 b + kodi.

Been Patiently Waiting on my pi2 to show up in the mail. For $35 how do you go wrong?

BTW kodi does suck for streaming a lot of live events.
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It sucks for streaming live events. But for everything else is great. I just upgraded to a Amazon fire tv and it sideloads Kodi really smoth.
whats everything else? netflix? youtube?

does it do anything that chrome cast woudnt?
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whats everything else? netflix? youtube?

does it do anything that chrome cast woudnt?
Sky is the limit

I'm running FireTV with Kodi - just dipping my toe in the water, but the possibilities are endless.

I watch netflix and AmazonPrime mainly through FireTV. Anything else goes through Kodi. Right now I watch HockeyStreams on Kodi...works very well (wired connection, 100mb/s)
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whats everything else? netflix? youtube?

does it do anything that chrome cast woudnt?
The apps that I use are Netflix, HBO Go, Showtime and Amazon Prime.
For current shows and newly released movies I use Kodi (Genesis Addon).
I also have a DNLA server with a bunch of movies, series and music that Kodi keeps organized.
I don't watch sports, but from what I heard is that when there's a major live event/PPV, the servers get hammered with people trying to stream it. That's when you would get lag or/and a crappy quality stream.

I'm not familiar with Chromecast. Fire TV has an app "All Cast" where you can stream media from your Android device, I haven't had a chance to use it tho.

I originally started using XBMC on a Midnight MX2 box until 2 months ago when it took a ****. Then I started doing some research for a new box and the top choices where Amazon Fire Tv and Nexus Tv. The only reason I went for the Fire Tv was that Nexus didn't have an ethernet port.
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