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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:02 
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I want to watch Netflix in my spare room.

What is the best way (most cost effective) to do this.. chromecast, fire stick etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:06 
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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:15 
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Streaming it from your phone to a chromecast would probably be the cheapest option. I don't like the idea of fiddling around with my phone for Netflix though so I've got a Roku 3 hopefully arriving today to replace my Google Nexus Player which seems to be getting more unreliable by the day.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:16 
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I've been very happy with my Roku. It does Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, as well as BBC Iplayer, and the various options from the other main broadcasters.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:17 
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Streaming it from your phone to a chromecast would probably be the cheapest option. I don't like the idea of fiddling around with my phone for Netflix though so I've got a Roku 3 hopefully arriving today to replace my Google Nexus Player which seems to be getting more unreliable by the day.


That is a good idea..

What is a Roku?

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:18 
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My Chromecast has gone to shit the last few weeks, oddly. I've had to switch back to streaming to Apple TV.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:18 
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What is a Roku?


A tiny little streaming box that plugs into my TV using HDMI. Mine's about the size of a fag packet, but newer versions are even smaller. The interface is really simple to use.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:21 
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devilman wrote:
Streaming it from your phone to a chromecast would probably be the cheapest option. I don't like the idea of fiddling around with my phone for Netflix though so I've got a Roku 3 hopefully arriving today to replace my Google Nexus Player which seems to be getting more unreliable by the day.


That is a good idea..

What is a Roku?


This is the one I've ordered but there are alternative models on that same page too.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:23 
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that sort of thing seems ideal.. no wires :)

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:26 
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Most cost effective is to watch on the phone you already own. Zero additional cost. Boom.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:27 
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Ah.. I want it on a TV so I can watch it when on my exercise bike.. as a distraction for chewing out miles

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:32 
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Ah.. I want it on a TV so I can watch it when on my exercise bike.. as a distraction for chewing out miles


You should power it via a dynamo to give yourself an incentive to keep pedalling.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:34 
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The Amazon fire stick does Netflix just fine and it's cheaper than the Roku option... not cheaper than your phone though.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:50 
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Ah.. I want it on a TV so I can watch it when on my exercise bike.. as a distraction for chewing out miles

Hang on, hang on, hang on.

If you want to introduce this scope creep now, we're going to have to talk about my day rate first. There's no way we can bring this project in on time.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:54 
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Ah, i do believe i missed the word TV out of my original CR.

"I want to watch Netflix in my spare room.

What is the best way (most cost effective) to do this.. chromecast, fire stick etc"

I made the assumption by stating chromecast that TV would be required.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 14:58 
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Looks like someone made an ASS out of U, ME.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:02 
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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:11 
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Arrange your bike so that you can see out of your window into your neighbour's front room. They'll probably have netflix on at some point.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:16 
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I also recommend the roku. I have a roku 3 and a nexus player and even though the nexus is slick as oil coated butter, the roku can do more. Still no iPlayer for the nexus, for example. Or 4od. And if rumours are true, there never will be


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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DavPaz wrote:
I also recommend the roku. I have a roku 3 and a nexus player and even though the nexus is slick as oil coated butter, the roku can do more. Still no iPlayer for the nexus, for example. Or 4od. And if rumours are true, there never will be


See, this is why I prefer the 'send stuff from your phone' route - no need for support on the actual device itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:19 
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Indeed. I still use Chromecast in the kids' playroom, but the WAF is higher with a proper remote.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:20 
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So roku is its own device and Chromecast gets stuff from my phone or ipad?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:21 
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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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KovacsC wrote:
So roku is its own device and Chromecast gets stuff from my phone or ipad?


It actually gets it straight from Netflix, but your phone tells it what to go and get.

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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That is a given.. But I want TV too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 15:23 
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KovacsC wrote:
So roku is its own device and Chromecast gets stuff from my phone or ipad?


It actually gets it straight from Netflix, but your phone tells it what to go and get.


Cheers

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Zardoz wrote:
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oh hi!

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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
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