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NY_Dutch

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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 07:33:05 PM »
As most campgrounds don't allow streaming nor indeed have decent wifi, we download when we can and then stream without being connected to the internet at all, just wifi between devices.    My OH sorts it, too technical for me, but it does definitely work without internet as long as content in prime video app.

We tried to use Chromecast in a similar way but it had to connect to the internet before it would work at all.  It drove us mad....

Not having used campground WiFi in several years, I tend to forget about the limitations...
Dutch
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2017, 08:13:59 PM »
I've had the Slingbox device and Slingplayer app on my cell phone and Ipod for about 5 years, which allow me to watch my home channels when away from home, and purchased the Firestick about a year ago to watch movies. Now, with the recent purchase of the ZTE Mobley device, I think I'm covered for both movies and tv.

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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2017, 11:35:13 PM »
Not having used campground WiFi in several years, I tend to forget about the limitations...
Oh yes, it is a challenge. I hardly ever get on the forum and even using mobile data on my cell sometimes restricts access to the forum.  I get withdrawal symptoms 😁
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NY_Dutch

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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2017, 07:05:56 AM »
Oh yes, it is a challenge. I hardly ever get on the forum and even using mobile data on my cell sometimes restricts access to the forum.  I get withdrawal symptoms 😁

Have you considered using something like the AT&T "Mobley" with its $20/mo unlimited 4G/LTE data plan?
Dutch
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2017, 08:51:34 AM »
Cost is only one aspect of campground internet access and often not the important one. If you can't get a signal, or the quality is so poor that you cannot get the bandwidth needed to be practical, it makes little difference whether the service is free or fee.  Busy campgrounds too often overload the internet access infrastructure, even direct connects via cellular data.  We've been in campgrounds where both the campground wifi and mobile data network are fine at  4 pm but deteriorate to unusable by 7 pm or so, when dozens of campers all fire up their phones, tablets and computers to do their thing. A cell tower only has so much bandwidth available and it typically serves a broad area if outside of a city.
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2017, 09:00:44 AM »
Have you considered using something like the AT&T "Mobley" with its $20/mo unlimited 4G/LTE data plan?
Hi Dutch, no, we will look at it. It's not too big a deal, we are here to enjoy your wonderful country so not being online gives us more time to do so. 😁
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2017, 12:26:06 PM »
Hi Dutch, no, we will look at it. It's not too big a deal, we are here to enjoy your wonderful country so not being online gives us more time to do so. 😁

As long as it works for your needs, it's all good!  :D
Dutch
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2017, 01:44:17 PM »
As long as it works for your needs, it's all good!  :D
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2019, 10:53:47 AM »
If you are looking for a device that offers up the best balance, however, it would likely be Amazonís Fire Stick. The hardware is solid, the UI is stable and its price is inoffensive. Sure, it may not be as all-singing, all-dancing as Apple's TV, but very user-friendly. Here you can find a step by step guide on how to jailbreak it with no issues. I personally enjoy using Firestick wh no issues daily

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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2019, 11:41:19 AM »
This thread is ~18 months old, and at the time, Jackie was not planning on having ready access to a good data service. The Firestick sucks a lot of data, as do the other streaming devices. We do like our Firestick, but we also have both AT&T and Verizon unlimited data plan hotspots.
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2019, 06:03:22 PM »
We use the firestick in the TT. When I have wifi I download stuff to my phone or tablet then cast to TV. Works a treat and if you download during the day there are normally no issues on park wifi. We are happy.
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2019, 06:57:57 PM »
We use the firestick in the TT. When I have wifi I download stuff to my phone or tablet then cast to TV. Works a treat and if you download during the day there are normally no issues on park wifi. We are happy.

I'm glad that setup works well for you, Jackie!
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2019, 02:04:22 AM »
I'm glad that setup works well for you, Jackie!
It does Dutch, we had the Google chromecast but it was a bit twitchy and would keep disconnecting, we couldn't figure out why....
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2019, 12:36:52 PM »
It does Dutch, we had the Google chromecast but it was a bit twitchy and would keep disconnecting, we couldn't figure out why....

We're in our mid-70's, and my wife's poor health means we spend a lot of time inside our coach, so good TV reception is important to us. Between our Dish Hopper satellite receiver and multiple streaming apps on our Firestick, we can watch pretty much whatever we want, almost whenever we want. Obviously reliable Internet service is important to us for streaming, but also because we're both heavy online users with our laptops, tablets, and phones. RV park WiFi has generally been too unreliable to support our needs, and our preference for state and national parks means park WiFi usually isn't even available anyway. At one private park we stayed in on our way south last month, when I tested the available local WiFi, I got better speeds from a nearby Arby's sandwich shop than I did from the park WiFi. ;)
Dutch
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2019, 01:33:05 PM »
We're in our mid-70's, and my wife's poor health means we spend a lot of time inside our coach, so good TV reception is important to us. Between our Dish Hopper satellite receiver and multiple streaming apps on our Firestick, we can watch pretty much whatever we want, almost whenever we want. Obviously reliable Internet service is important to us for streaming, but also because we're both heavy online users with our laptops, tablets, and phones. RV park WiFi has generally been too unreliable to support our needs, and our preference for state and national parks means park WiFi usually isn't even available anyway. At one private park we stayed in on our way south last month, when I tested the available local WiFi, I got better speeds from a nearby Arby's sandwich shop than I did from the park WiFi. ;)
I'm sorry your wife is unwell. That suck

We manage ok unless somewhere with no wifi so I try to download in advance or we can watch DVDs. This year we are gonna download some movies onto a hard drive so we have plenty. We can always read or crochet or rock the RV 🙈😂😂😂
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Re: FireStick v AppleTV v OMGTV
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2019, 05:03:40 PM »
 :)) :)) :)) ;)
Dutch
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2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
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