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Bin Fire Stick, buy ChromeCast?

OK, I think the answer's fairly obvious, but no harm in throwing it open to discussion.

Our "smart" TV is by modern standards no longer smart, so, a couple of years ago I bought an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Problem solved - we could now watch the odd TV channel that's not available on Freesat or our limited Freeview, primarily Eurosport, catch-up TV & Youtube without having to resort to using the laptop. However, with the passage of time, it's become less useful; Eurosport was taken off a few months ago & Youtube's going on January 1st.

Looks like Chromecast is going to be my best bet, despite my aversion to Google's data-mining (had to bite the bullet on that & buy an Android phone!) - comments please!

Isn't it odd that I can't find a Chromecast listed on Amazon. . .plenty of dubious looking clones have slipped through the net though!

This looks like a bargain:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOOGLE-CH...25.m3641.l6368

Free P & P!

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Want Mine? I bought 2.

One for me, one for me dad.

We never used them.

Version 1. Fully boxed.



Also you have to install Google Home now. They nixed the ChromeCast App.



I use the FireStick all the time but only whilst traveling. Great for hotel rooms.
Play radio, music and vids though the hotel TV so don't cart travel speakers around any more.
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Over 1200 sold...and not even a new product...dread to think how much they would be ....seller must be coining it in...he has made £72m !!!

I would expect free P & P
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Ahhh.

I didn't scroll down to the bargain price"

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They've all sold between £27.99 and £29.99.

The £60,000 asking price means he doesn't have any left. Because its free to change the asking price on an ebay listing, but not free to take the listing down and re-list when you get it back in stock again. They'll be back down to normal price once the seller gets stock. Its standard ebay seller practice.
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They've all sold between £27.99 and £29.99.

The £60,000 asking price means he doesn't have any left. Because its free to change the asking price on an ebay listing, but not free to take the listing down and re-list when you get it back in stock again. They'll be back down to normal price once the seller gets stock. Its standard ebay seller practice.
Damn it...only sub £30?...i won't be buying that tat....gonna have to cancel that £60,000 paypal transaction sharpish !!
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An update on this.



I bought a Chromecast, which has solved the Eurosport & Youtube problem. However, UKTV Play doesn't support Chromecast, although it looks as though it may at some time in the future - we need it as we're in the process of catching up with Dave Gorman's "Modern Life is Goodish" (highly recommended!) - so at the moment we need the Fire Stick as well.

Things are now getting interesting! As I suspected Google's withdrawal of Youtube from Amazon Fire was in retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell Chromecast. This morning I got an email from Amazon saying that Firefox & Silk browsers are now available on Fire TV. Yeah, you guessed it!

The Fire TV version of Firefox is very basic, with hardly any of the features you'd expect of a browser & not supported by Eurosport Player, but it serves Amazon's purpose.

What will Google's next move be? One thing's for sure, the big losers in this silly quarrel are the users.

Having used both Fire Stick & Chromecast I think I prefer the latter - it's easier to go straight in from an app & it doesn't want to sell me Amazon Prime. . .
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I've only had a quick look, but it seems a very limited implementation. I couldn't find an obvious way of getting it to sync with my Firefox account.
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