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Kodi

speee1dy
February 27, 2018 04:06PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

Hi

Who has kodi. Does it take forever for a movie or tv show to load? An how do you watch live sports. Is there also other than Amazon , Hulu and CBS all access, any online tv subscription services for Firestick. Like direct tv now. Slingnor one of those services, that we can get down here. I've heard rumours about people getting sling but they say they don't offer the service down here.

Thanks

Re: Kodi

daveb722
February 27, 2018 06:45PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 494

I have kodi. It's great, but I don't have it in STX, so I'm not sure if the speeds are good enough for it. I guess if you can use netflix, kodi should work. Live sports sucks on it but I don't really watch sports that much. You can get new movies still in theaters, some are pre copies and some are filmed, some have chinese subtitles, you just never know. Anything 6 months old or more are usually good to watch. I supplement kodi with netflix for some of their network shows. I've had it for almost 2 years now and don't miss regular tv. If you can get network tv with an antennae, you can add that to your tv for sports. If you have any questions, pm me.

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
February 27, 2018 08:22PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

Thanks Dave. Kodi is just so slow to load. Everything else seems to be fine. Maybe it needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled

My son Installed it and tried it out. He said he had no problems. So maybe it is just our Internet



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2018 08:26PM by speee1dy.

Re: Kodi

stjohnjulie
February 28, 2018 02:56AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 787

I had Kodi in the past and it worked pretty well if internet speeds were decent. I did notice things could get buggy with it though and had to update/reinstall more often as time went on.

Re: Kodi

captbill
February 28, 2018 09:13AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 28

Kodi works better on STX (or anywhere for that matter) if you use an unrestricted download hosting service like Real-Debrid. This will also solve the problem of "no stream found" that you will run into using Kodi especially on new releases and popular streams.

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
February 28, 2018 09:36AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

Captbill, my son Installed this for me. I have no idea what you are talking about. Lol

Re: Kodi

vicanuck
February 28, 2018 10:33AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

I have been using Kodi for a while now. At home I have the BBVI small residential package that provides about 3 - 4 mbps down. Kodi works pretty good for the most part and I'm able to stream movies and TV shows without much buffering. I also have Netflix and Amazon Fire TV. Amazon buffers more than Netflix for sure. With Kodi, you have to keep your repositories up to date as they do move around from time to time to avoid legal issues. (Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as condoning the illegal download of copyright material.) Lol...

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
February 28, 2018 02:29PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

vicanuk, lol not condoning bad behavior . we have the small package with BBVI also, when it tries to stream stuff, it shows much lower speeds than that

Re: Kodi
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Bombi
February 28, 2018 03:09PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

Roku works well for me with the small BBVI service. Netflix, HBO Now and Amazon. You can also get USTV Now which has about 12 network channels broadcast from a Pennsylvania station, abc cbs NBC pbs discovery National Geographic and others for $29/month.
The Roku devise is @ $50 from amazon and is easy to use

optimist with low expectations on STX

Re: Kodi

JE
February 28, 2018 08:46PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 316

I have Sling TV via an Amazon Firestick for a rental property here that seems to work well with the Viya hotspot, but my last vacationers did say there was a lot of buffering at night but it worked perfectly during the day. Sling has two packages and mine has ESPN and ESPN2 as well for live sports. DirectTV Now is not an option for the USVI. I tried to sign up but it would not accept my payment info. While on hold with a service rep I saw in the fine print that it was not available in the USVI (i.e. a USVI billing address), which the service rep confirmed.

Re: Kodi

Scubadoo
February 28, 2018 09:48PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,112

I used my Roku with BBVI just fine while waiting for Viya TV to be fixed. And I used my Viya account to log in to all the channels on Roku. Also watched streaming channels through my smart DVD player with no issues.

Re: Kodi

daveb722
February 28, 2018 10:32PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 494

its not downloading, that's why it's legal.. smiling, it's considered streaming so there is no copyright infringement. Anyways, I bought a nvidia shield and a different box. The nvidia is the best, maybe a few more bucks but has plenty of memory, works great with google apps. I'm replacing my other unit with one as well, just for ease of use.

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vicanuck
I have been using Kodi for a while now. At home I have the BBVI small residential package that provides about 3 - 4 mbps down. Kodi works pretty good for the most part and I'm able to stream movies and TV shows without much buffering. I also have Netflix and Amazon Fire TV. Amazon buffers more than Netflix for sure. With Kodi, you have to keep your repositories up to date as they do move around from time to time to avoid legal issues. (Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as condoning the illegal download of copyright material.) Lol...

Re: Kodi

quirion
February 28, 2018 11:34PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 428

Yea why pay people for their work.

Re: Kodi

stjohnjulie
March 01, 2018 01:58AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 787

I blew through my Viya hotspot data really fast. Well, I didn't, but my family did! It really slows down for me once the data limit was hit. Viya has been stringing new lines on STJ the last couple of weeks. It will be nice to have better speeds and more data to burn through!

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
March 01, 2018 10:49AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

What is an nvidia shield

Re: Kodi

sttanon
March 01, 2018 12:06PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 310

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speee1dy
What is an nvidia shield

The Nvidia Shield

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
March 01, 2018 02:35PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

Thank you

I was able to watch a movie but a crap load of buffering

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
March 01, 2018 02:37PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

That looks pretty awesome



quote=sttanon]

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speee1dy
What is an nvidia shield

The Nvidia Shield[/quote]

Re: Kodi

daveb722
March 01, 2018 04:47PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 494

The nvidia shield is a bit expensive, but has more memory and I found it to run google apps better. Much more user friendly, or just jailbreak a firestick. Although I haven't tried it so I cannot comment on it.

Re: Kodi

speee1dy
March 01, 2018 08:29PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

Thank youn

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