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Old 2nd March 2017, 16:15   #1 (permalink)
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Was wondering if anyone in Turkey is using an Amazon Fire Stick. Was told that they can be used in Turkey, but would rather believe personal comments on the possible use of this in Turkey. We are at present watching UK tv when we are over using Live Film on TV via our tablet.

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Re: Amazon Fire Stick

I took a firestick to Turkey last year and it worked well. You can stream netflix or amazon prime video although you will need to subscribe to them. Kodi , mobdro and filmon etc can be loaded onto it but I think they're a bit 'clunky' using the firestick remote. You can also cast to it through your tablet, which is prob the best method.

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Was wondering if anyone in Turkey is using an Amazon Fire Stick. Was told that they can be used in Turkey, but would rather believe personal comments on the possible use of this in Turkey. We are at present watching UK tv when we are over using Live Film on TV via our tablet.

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Hi Sharon

I have used F/S in Turkey....works well.....it is best used as a WiFi streaming device so remember it uses a lot of internet data and can be very costly if not used on a unlimited broadband package.

You can sideload apps with ES FILESHARE.....just load ES FILESHARE onto the stick and your android mobile....then download the apps to your Android Phone and then transfer the apps to the stick via ES FILESHARE.....just make sure you have phone and stick on the same wifi network while sharing the apps from your phone.

You can also use the TABLET to share any apps you want to use to the Stick via ES FILESHARE.....would save you downloading twice.

You can also use the stick to MIRROR content from your Tablet or Mobile to watch on large screen just like CHROMECAST.

a few good apps.....MOBDRO, SOLID STREAMZ, NETFLIX,CRACKLE, LIVENOW TV

Lastly you might need a VPN to get some of those working fully in Turkey.
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I have used F/S in Turkey....works well.....it is best used as a WiFi streaming device so remember it uses a lot of internet data and can be very costly if not used on a unlimited broadband package.

You can sideload apps with ES FILESHARE.....just load ES FILESHARE onto the stick and your android mobile....then download the apps to your Android Phone and then transfer the apps to the stick via ES FILESHARE.....just make sure you have phone and stick on the same wifi network while sharing the apps from your phone.

You can also use the TABLET to share any apps you want to use to the Stick via ES FILESHARE.....would save you downloading twice.

You can also use the stick to MIRROR content from your Tablet or Mobile to watch on large screen just like CHROMECAST.

a few good apps.....MOBDRO, SOLID STREAMZ, NETFLIX,CRACKLE, LIVENOW TV

Lastly you might need a VPN to get some of those working fully in Turkey.
Hi- hope you are well. Can the same process be applied to a 2015 Chromecast or is the F/S more advanced?
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No..... Chromecast is for mirroring and streaming content from your device.

It is not possible to hack the Chromecast.

The F/S represents greater value for another 5.....the chromecast are about 30 mark.

Forgot to say that the F/S has BLUETOOTH capability and you can hook up a WIRELESS BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD to make it easier to navigate for searching and especially for KODI if using it for that purpose.

If you are considering buying a F/S I wold suggest you give some consideration to the AMAZON FIRE TV BOX....cost about 79 but they offer better WIFI capability with the option of ETHERNET CABLE and you can expect a significant greater storage capacity and the possibility to expand the capacity with an SD card.

The box is lightening quick to respond to remote keystrokes.
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Go to Facebook page and find a guy called Troypoint, his videos are great and easy to follow and he creates shortcuts for loading a firestick. Please turn off the fs screensaver as it downloads pictures as you watch if you let it go to sleep mode, this saves a lot of data being used up.
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