Apple TV vs. Amazon Firestick

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  1. Rubber Biscuit

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    which is better, assholes?
     
  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I liked when a TV was just a TV.
     
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  3. Mr Sinister

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    father time over here
     
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  4. Rubber Biscuit

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    now you just use it to build a small fire to keep you warm as you stare at the flames inside the busted screen.
     
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    Can I have a Werther's Original
     
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    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    Roku

    Fuck everything Apple.
     
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    Apple TV. I hate the menu system of Amazon
     
  8. newcastlefan

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    Never used the Amazon thing, but the latest AppleTV has blown away my Chromestick and Roku boxes. The only downside is that Amazon Prime isn't available on the AppleTV.
     
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    Apple

    Fuck everything not Apple
     
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    Hopefully the app is coming soon but you can AirPlay it from the iPhone, iPad or Mac
     
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    Apple TV has streaming of music and video from your pc. The only downside is the video has to be mp4.
     
  12. BleedingGums

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    Firestick w/Kodi jailbreak
     
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    its kind of dumb of amazon to shun appletv when the people who buy it are far more likely to impulse buy a prime subscription regardless of the cost than are those who are only concerned with how cheap they can get a chromestick or firestick.
     
  14. BearShit

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    do you have an iphone or droid

    and do you use itunes at all?
     
  15. Rubber Biscuit

    Rubber Biscuit Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I have an android phone, am ditching iTunes and converting my huge music library to amazon cloud. I also have a tablet. Really tired of Apple's bullshit.
     
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    Love my Apple TV and use Freemake Video Converter to make anything I need to into a MP4
     
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    amazon it up then
     
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    Yeah I can kludge it many different ways but it's just not worth the effort since at least 80% of the stuff Amaxon has is also available on Netflix, and that which isn't I can get many other ways if I want. I can wait for Jeff to figure it out (which is bound to happen as soon as the mass exodus from AWS picks up speed).
     
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