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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2017, 09:58:06 AM »
Went with the Roku Streaming Stick.  Worked great last night.  Watched a little bit of MNF and then two episodes of Brooklyn 99 on hulu which I loved.  Now does anyone want to advise on Hulu?  On a 7 day free trial right now, seems pretty great to me.  Thoughts?

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2017, 10:04:47 AM »
I love my new chromecast that I got for getting youtube tv, and my amazon fire tv (like the small brick, I even got the gaming edition). Though I do wish I could watch youtube tv on my fire tv. I use my fire tv for about 90% of my viewing, and use chromecast for when I want to watch fskc/sports through youtube tv.

My only real knock against chromecast is not having a remote, there is just something nice about that.
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2017, 11:11:54 AM »
Screen mirroring on Apple TV is cool if you use iPad/iPhone much, but I like my Roku quite a bit more for ease of use and the Apple remote is the most frustrating thing I’ve ever tried to use with the DIRECTV now app.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2017, 11:28:16 AM »
Fun thing I like about the Roku remote:  the sound it makes when you click on something is very pleasing to me.  It's a very satisfying sound.  I'm sure you can turn it off but why deny yourself that kind of ear candy?

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2017, 12:38:45 PM »
Fun thing I like about the Roku remote:  the sound it makes when you click on something is very pleasing to me.  It's a very satisfying sound.  I'm sure you can turn it off but why deny yourself that kind of ear candy?

i love that too _33. sometimes i just press the home button like 20 times
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2017, 12:40:48 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 12:41:44 PM »
also (and maybe appletv has this too, idk) i like that you can search for an actor, say, and his/her entire list of movies/tv shows is displayed in chronological order, and then you can click on a movie and see where it is available to watch across all apps on the roku. it saves time from having to search through netflix/prime/hbo whatever individually. p great

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2017, 12:46:48 PM »
also (and maybe appletv has this too, idk) i like that you can search for an actor, say, and his/her entire list of movies/tv shows is displayed in chronological order, and then you can click on a movie and see where it is available to watch across all apps on the roku. it saves time from having to search through netflix/prime/hbo whatever individually. p great

www.canistream.it  p good too if you are looking for something specific
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2017, 09:51:49 PM »
Don’t get a roku stick, they freeze often. I’ve had a good experience with the roku premiere (+?) though


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This is good information to have. Thank you.

The stick we have on our bedroom tv is awful and causes me to just forego watching tv altogether.

The premiere+ is great. Fsgo, espn, sling all work flawlessly.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2017, 08:03:58 PM »
Amazon Prime is now available on Apple TV. 

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2017, 08:11:05 PM »
Went with the Roku Streaming Stick.  Worked great last night.  Watched a little bit of MNF and then two episodes of Brooklyn 99 on hulu which I loved.  Now does anyone want to advise on Hulu?  On a 7 day free trial right now, seems pretty great to me.  Thoughts?
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2017, 09:56:09 AM »
Amazon Prime is now available on Apple TV.
is there anything actually worth watching on amazon prime?

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« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2017, 10:11:47 AM »
Amazon Prime is now available on Apple TV.
is there anything actually worth watching on amazon prime?

They have a pretty decent library now.  Quite a few movies.

TV series like Twin Peaks, Justified, Mr. Robot, Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire, etc.

Its getting better with original content. Man in the High Castle and Lore are a couple that come to mind.

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2017, 10:15:08 AM »
Prime video is trash and no one would ever pay for it if it wasn't given away as an add on to free shipping
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
But man in the high castle and Bosch are both good series
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2017, 10:38:14 AM »
Went with the Roku Streaming Stick.  Worked great last night.  Watched a little bit of MNF and then two episodes of Brooklyn 99 on hulu which I loved.  Now does anyone want to advise on Hulu?  On a 7 day free trial right now, seems pretty great to me.  Thoughts?
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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2017, 12:24:48 PM »
Prime video is trash and no one would ever pay for it if it wasn't given away as an add on to free shipping

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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2017, 05:25:20 PM »
Has anyone jail broke their Firestick?


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Re: Roku Streaming Stick vs Apple TV
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2017, 06:06:35 PM »
Prime video is trash and no one would ever pay for it if it wasn't given away as an add on to free shipping

Yeah, it's not on the same level as Netflix.

Really 85% of content across all platforms is garbage.  That's why you need so many of them.