For those who missed out on the Amazon Deal earlier, it's also available from:
this or chromecast?
Lots of comments here:
I have both and like them both.
Grab the one that is on special, save $50.
You only save $15.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MAX is $99, but the one you are buying is not Max, it's only $64
The one that was $64 (which is now $79) is not the 4K variant, so you are actually making a $50 saving by getting this one.
When you click on Go To Deal from this webpage, it takes you to The Good Guys site, which clearly shows the original price is $64.
@daquatroi: Question was, which one to buy, this ($49) or the GCC($99).
Is a better comparison this or Google TV?
Yep agree. That is what I assume the original question was. I have a CC with GTV and a Fire TV Stick 4K.
I have both but I like the firestick more! Don't have to use my phone to cast things…(Unless there is a new chrome that does that too?)
I have the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick & it’s great. That’s another option for around same price.
Having just got a FTV4k I'd go with the Chromecast with Google TV. Google Play store apps so no need to side load like you do on the fire tv.
Love the more open Fire TV experience. I find the interface faster as well.
If they were both $50, tough decision for sure. If one is $50 and the other $100. No-brainer.
That is true w.r.t. cost. I also got mine for $50 and it's probably worth it for that. I hate the Amazon TV ads (don't sub to it). Am an IT techy so sideloading is no problem for me but may be for those less technically-inclined.
Pi-hole might help that.
This or TV/Media features from xbox?
Dedicated media device.
Heads up, JB only lets you get one. Can't add more to the same order.
We were able to order two with click and collect from bigw brookside (Brisbane) if that helps.
Can Alexa turn ON my TV (TCL 50C715) with the stick?
Atm it can only turn off.
With an IR device, i can adjust volume, but still cant power on.
Mine does both on my Sony TV and Yamaha stereo
With the stick or without?
Does this have chromecast function like foxtel now?
No. Screen mirror but not Chromecast. One of the few negatives of this device
Can you sideload chromecast?
No. Chromecast is a "feature" not an "app". There are 3rd party apps out there but nowhere near as good as the native Google experience. I haven't missed Chromecast really as there is an equivalent app for most things. There is an official phone app to make typing into the AFTV easier.
Installed PLEX and use it as a media server, as well as the usual streamers. Very good.
You can use it as a media server? I thought you install Plex via the store and you need to run your computer as a media server.
Sorry yeah and meant media centre not server, the Plex on the firestick is just a client.
Ah, thanks for clarifying. Got me excited there haha!
What do you guys use plex for?
I have a NAS with movies and shows on it. I have a rasberry pi as my plex server. I stream my movies through a plex client.
Ok so people use it to stream media from one storage place to a display, by going from a server to a client?
@Toffcuz: Yes, similar to Kodi.
Just picked up one from Big W. The price on display still shows $79 but Scans at $49.
so what does this do that the google chroma store with remote doesn’t .
happy to buy another gadget but not if it’s just to get prime and netflix ….every gadget seems to do that now.
Thanx, grabbed one for $44.10 after staff discount. The Mrs somehow lost the remote for the VodaTV and this is just an easy replacement.
Does anyone know if you can get kayo on this can’t seem to find a clear answer on the net
You can, but you have to jump through a couple of hoops.
I had to download the .apk and then install it and run it through another app called Kodi.
Reasonably straight forward if you're a bit tech savvy.
Cheers thanks mate
Given that I don't understand any of that, and I only care about Kayo, what should I buy?
@Sharp: Ha! I have never, and will never, own an apple product.
If you have a grandchild handy, I can walk them through the install?
Possibly Chromecast Kayo on Chromecast
If you don't need to play anything off hard drive or USB sticks, Chromecast with Google TV (the new one that has a remote) is very good. I have that one, as well as a Xiaomi Mi Box and a Vodafone TV, and the CCWGTV is definitely the smoothest to use. The others both have USB ports which can be handy.
You don't need to use Kodi. Just sideload the APK.
Yes you can install kayo. Quite easy, I just did it.
Worth upgrading from a mibox 3?
Does this have Paramount Plus?
Managed to grab the last one from my local big w + 10% off staff member discount, have two Vodafone tvs but always loved the fire tv stick UI and for 44 bucks why not? :D
can someone please suggest a ethernet adapter for it..
I assume it needs a powered micro USB ethernet dongle that is compatible with the stick 4k?
Will this work https://www.amazon.com.au/Ethernet-Adapter-Streaming-Devices...
problem is this in the notes:
I just used a micro usb to usb female cable and plugged in a basic USB hub (with ethernet). Then run the power to one of the ports on the hub, and you've got a few extra ports left over for a keyboard and mouse, or controller. Pretty handy if you want to use it as a Steamlink. :)
I'm using something like this
Heaps of cheaper options available on ebay. USB3 is pointless for this application.
Will this add airplay compatibility to my old Samsung ju6400 tv?
TGG shows no stock when trying to order.
Bing Lee still has stock.