Android tv box

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  1. chaser

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    has anyone had anything to do with these things they are on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...1.A0.H0.Xandroid&_nkw=android+tv+box&_sacat=0
    My friend who lives in Portugal has one and reckons he can get any tv channel there is , even sky sports live football without subscribing to anything and without a dish or airial just by broadband, by the ebay thing it looks as if they work here as well.
    Anyone know
     
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    The raspberry pi does the same thing if you are a bit computer savvy ( as well as a myriad of other amazing things too ! ) and is half the price and a 10th of the size and weight :)
     
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    Just had a quick look and it appears to be much the same price , for the sake of fifty quid doesn't make much difference but do they work here, what is involved with them , please
     
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    According to the blurb it appears to do the same as an android tablet as well as get all the tele for £45, can't understand why everyone hasn't got one if its true.
     
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    A friend has an android smart box that enables him to get up to date movies. He can also get sport channels but of varying quality. I have been warned that a lot of these boxes are absolute rubbish whilst some are quite good but the problem is knowing which are the good ones
     
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    Our Friends have an Android Man box in Albox working on Albox online community WiFi in Spain. I am also linked to it and listening to Radio 4 as I type this. I have loaded http://www.filmon.com/tv/ to the laptop and it works fine on that also.

    We have been watching UK TV on Filmon most evening over Christmas /New Year. We have had an occasional buffering but it just resumed where it stopped.

    Our friends are not tech savvy, so go for lessons on how to use the Android Man box in Albox.
     
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    internet streaming boxes are good only with fast reliable broadband. dont go expecting to use it over a 3g connection in the motorhome or on the wifi available on most sites
     
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    No , wasn't thinking about the mh for this, I rang my mate last night and he commented on the Stoke , Manu football match yesterday and I asked him how he had seen it and then he told me he had one of these boxs and had watched the match live, it was only on sky here, we have bt vision and a smart tele but can't get sky football , would it work here, if so it's only the cost of going to one match.
     
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    Ive got an app on my android phone and can watch sky, films and all sorts :xsmile:

    Haven't found the p*rn yet though :xgrin:
     
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    What app please.
     
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    Well that's what I'm thinking if it's an android thing will it work on my phone , but not realy bothered , if someone has got one and can guarantee it gets the footy I going to get one, if tonkas still on can you tell me if yours worked out of the box.
     
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    Hi you can Google wizywig (that shut down yesterday due to new rules in Spain) but there is a link there to another site ,was watching both man u and arsenal match yesterday or bits of it as doing other things ,but there was a link for a android dl not tried it though .never had need for extra boxes so can't comment on that score (no pun intended) :xgrin:
     
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    Yes.. Just plugged it in...First time on the film channels it takes a while to "populate" and download. After that it's faster.. You need to be a bit tech friendly as some streams dont work and you have to try others.. Bit like on a PC but you soon get your favourite feeds....
     
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    Pm flying your way :xsmile:
     
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    If you don't mind, could you pm me with the app. Cheers!
     
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    On its way :xsmile:
     
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    Can you let me know the app too please?
     
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    The app for Android and other operating systems is XBMC or just lately renamed KODI, you then need to search out Add Ons.
    TV Add Ons is one web site which can provide most of what you need.
    I haven't provided links because if you cant find these thing yourself, then you're not savvy enough to use free streaming TV, and would need to buy a fully loaded box.
    A quad box is really a minimum requirement.
    Box's on Linux are starting to appear on the market but I haven't tried one myself.
    Wiziwig have gone down as have Mash Up add ons, which does make life a little more difficult, but nothing is totally impossible with Live Streaming.

    PS There are a few Live Stream Apps on Android, but most are hopeless.


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    Can you let me know the app please


    Thanks Dave
     
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