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Blue ray player or something like a Fire stick?

darkstar1968 3,268 1,544 September 24, 2016 at 06:37 AM
Hi,
Want to stream videos to my TV, in particular Amazon movies.
Picked up a Sony blu ray player (BDP-BX65P) with all the apps built in, wirless Lan, 4k upscale, 3d it was around 80 dollars
Am I better off with this or just something like a Roku or fire stick???


Thanks for your time!

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Fire stick is $40. It has the most popular streaming services like Amazon video, Hulu, youtube, and I believe netflix. No reason to spend more than that, unless you want a blu ray player also.

Rokus have a lot more streaming sources, but they are mostly junk. Think of it like public broadcast TV.
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Fire stick with Kodi thank me later
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Fire stick with Kodi thank me later
The Fire Stick has its own Amazon video app. Kodi doesn't add anything to the streaming experience.

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Hi,
Want to stream videos to my TV, in particular Amazon movies.
Picked up a Sony blu ray player (BDP-BX65P) with all the apps built in, wirless Lan, 4k upscale, 3d it was around 80 dollars
I doubt your Blu-Ray player will stream Amazon video. The Fire Stick is cheap and easy to use.
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Does Roku have something like Live TV for news?
I have Kodi with news app but it sucks so bad.
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Does Roku have something like Live TV for news?
I have Kodi with news app but it sucks so bad.
Generally not. There are a few random stations around the country that are available. My nearest is a few states away...


If live tv is what you want, get an antenna.
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I prefer my Roku over my Sony Blu ray player and Chrome stick for streaming by a good margin because it's faster and easier to navigate. If my smart TV had all the main streaming services available my Roku would collect dust.
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Quote from darkstar1968 View Post :
Hi,
Want to stream videos to my TV, in particular Amazon movies.
Picked up a Sony blu ray player (BDP-BX65P) with all the apps built in, wirless Lan, 4k upscale, 3d it was around 80 dollars
Am I better off with this or just something like a Roku or fire stick???


Thanks for your time!
I use a Sony Blu-Ray player for Amazon and Netlix and they work fine. As long as they have the streaming services that you need; then don't get something else. It is something else to plug in and switch to.
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The biggest difference will be what the device can use for wireless ( G ,N or AC)and with the bluray you might be able to use a wired connection and that would be the best if possible.

http://www.techhive.com/article/2...wi-fi.html
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Quote from Novakingwai View Post :
Fire stick is $40. It has the most popular streaming services like Amazon video, Hulu, youtube, and I believe netflix. No reason to spend more than that, unless you want a blu ray player also.

Rokus have a lot more streaming sources, but they are mostly junk. Think of it like public broadcast TV.
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Fire stick with Kodi thank me later
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The Fire Stick has its own Amazon video app. Kodi doesn't add anything to the streaming experience.

I doubt your Blu-Ray player will stream Amazon video. The Fire Stick is cheap and easy to use.
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I prefer my Roku over my Sony Blu ray player and Chrome stick for streaming by a good margin because it's faster and easier to navigate. If my smart TV had all the main streaming services available my Roku would collect dust.
Quote from goodale69 View Post :
I use a Sony Blu-Ray player for Amazon and Netlix and they work fine. As long as they have the streaming services that you need; then don't get something else. It is something else to plug in and switch to.
Quote from komondor View Post :
The biggest difference will be what the device can use for wireless ( G ,N or AC)and with the bluray you might be able to use a wired connection and that would be the best if possible.

http://www.techhive.com/article/2...wi-fi.html
Thank you all for the advice! Going to try the blue ray player first since I have it already and can return to Costco at any time.
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