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FWIW all Firesticks are reduced.
e.g. FS 4K Max is £39.99 (saving £15) but, imo, the regular 4K stick above is the entry point.
The Max has a little more umph and WiFi-6 but it’ll be hard to see the cost benefit unless you already have WiFi-6
 
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I never even knew Wifi had a number.
I knew that there had been technological steps but also hadn't heard of there being a wifi-x numbering system until #6.

Looks like they forgot to name Wifi-1/2/3 and started at #4.
Then retrospectively names Wifi-1/2/3 🤔

Highish overview source: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/wi-fi-routers-and-extenders/article/what-is-wi-fi-6-agTTG2Y9Jeni
Bit geekier (imo) source: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/resources/wifi-6.html
Hmm! Top depth geekiness (& where Wifi-1, etc. are finally named): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi

tl;dr Wifi-6 is the current bees' knees for performance.
 
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Me either, what does Wi-Fi 6 do that 5 doesn’t?
It has a higher Maximum Linkrate :dance2:

I read that at the Intel link :eek:

Edit: oops let’s add a word so sense it makes
 
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I use a firestick on the C&CC sites and with their free wifi it's brilliant for accessing netflix, apple+ et al.
 

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I knew that there had been technological steps but also hadn't heard of there being a wifi-x numbering system until #6.

Looks like they forgot to name Wifi-1/2/3 and started at #4.
Then retrospectively names Wifi-1/2/3 🤔

Highish overview source: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/wi-fi-routers-and-extenders/article/what-is-wi-fi-6-agTTG2Y9Jeni
Bit geekier (imo) source: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/resources/wifi-6.html
Hmm! Top depth geekiness (& where Wifi-1, etc. are finally named): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi

tl;dr Wifi-6 is the current bees' knees for performance.
Have a look at the TP-Link wifi 7 kit……..!

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Hi kevenh don't know which Roku and can't check at moment due to van been in storage My Roku is about 5years old could be longer and yes I am a Amazon prime member
 
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Hi kevenh don't know which Roku and can't check at moment due to van been in storage My Roku is about 5years old could be longer and yes I am a Amazon prime member
Oh! Well, the Fire Sticks on sale now are the latest HA generation and likely an upgrade.
But Roku will also have newer devices.

I looked for comparisons. Example site
Some users like the simpler Roku interface and app range.
Then - in addition to Prime content - there are plenty of uses liking a Fire Stick for ties to Alexa and being able to side load a similar number of apps to the Roku if needed.

On my recent use of the Fire Stick I saw a Live menu populated with BBC, All4 etc. content. So I’m in the Fire Stick is best camp - and I’m not an Amazon employee anymore 👀

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Hi Folks,
We have a Fire stick for the MH. We have used it a few times but don't watch much TV when we are away ....But... Now we have it in the house as we can no longer get ITV hub on our TV. We use the Fire Stick and watch it that way - so catching up on the few ITV programmes we missed when we were away - in the Motorhome ;)
 
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Hi Folks,
We have a Fire stick for the MH. We have used it a few times but don't watch much TV when we are away ....But... Now we have it in the house as we can no longer get ITV hub on our TV. We use the Fire Stick and watch it that way - so catching up on the few ITV programmes we missed when we were away - in the Motorhome ;)
ITV hub is now called ITVx on my Samsung smart monitor and I promise you are missing nothing, it's slow loading and frequently buffering compared with Netflix or Prime, also all 4 on the monitor doesn't allow live tv so you have to watch via an Internet browser as a work around, I have a 4k firestick and may upgrade to the latest one as I think it's more user friendly.
 
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Firestick are the same price in Argos and Curry’s, by from Curry’s and you get 6 months free Apple TV.
 
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Hi folks, - update. We use the Firestick to watch ITV hub. As others have said - there is a great deal of buffering and freezing!
What I have discovered is, the Firestick Cache is the problem. If you go to Settings, Applications, and down to the ITV hub app, then Clear Cache. Then the Firestick works much better. I'm not sure if it cures all the problems but it really helps.

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Hi folks, - update. We use the Firestick to watch ITV hub. As others have said - there is a great deal of buffering and freezing!
What I have discovered is, the Firestick Cache is the problem. If you go to Settings, Applications, and down to the ITV hub app, then Clear Cache. Then the Firestick works much better. I'm not sure if it cures all the problems but it really helps.

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I use this Firestick app to stop apps and clear their cache, I do this regularly
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I use this Firestick app to stop apps and clear their cache, I do this regularly
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Funny how different people use the same gadgets.
I’ll watch the video to see if there’s something I can do better but I’ve never needed to stop apps or clear caches. On the other hand, I think I’ve only loaded apps I use. 🤔
 
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I use this Firestick app to stop apps and clear their cache, I do this regularly
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Later, looking back at the post, I wasn’t sure if I was looking for an app or tutorial video but this link will have similar advice: https://bestdroidplayer.com/fire-tv-stick-tips/fix-amazon-firestick-slow/

It’ll be worth having a look at your installed apps - built in and ones you’ve added manually but Amazon release new system software that’ll have memory leak fixes or optimisations in memory use.

My biggest performance “tweak” was upgrading from a HD a fire stick to the 4K one (y)
That brought a much more responsive user experience - with minimal app & cache/memory management ✅
 
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Sorry I was probably not clear that it was a Firestick app.
I’ve only had the 4K stick so nothing to gauge it’s performance on but I do know it works best when I slow connection area and I clear background apps
 

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Does it make any difference ?
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We now have 3 of the 4k Firesticks in the house (not ‘Max’), the latest being a Black Friday purchase to replace an old Gen 2 Firestick in the kitchen. There is a very noticeable difference in speed/responsiveness with the 4k stick compared to that old version.
 
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I have just got a 4k max to replace my first gen 4k it's a bit quicker loading and a slightly better picture, i wouldn't have bothered at full price but as they were on offer I thought I'd give it a try.
 

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