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    Hey. I currently have a firestick for streaming movies/shows and it can be slow and laggy at times. I would like to get something more powerful such as the Amazon Fire TV. Does anywhere in JA sell them or if not, what else may be a good alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB_1 View Post
    Hey. I currently have a firestick for streaming movies/shows and it can be slow and laggy at times. I would like to get something more powerful such as the Amazon Fire TV. Does anywhere in JA sell them or if not, what else may be a good alternative?
    most set top android boxes will do, i've also heard that the Roku player is better, the firestick is pretty good for moderate operations, - what ISP are you running the fire stick on?

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    Just a point for u to think about, is your fire stick located where it can get a good 2.4 ghz wifi signal? If your phone (or whatever other device) is getting a good signal it may be on the 5 ghz band so look out for that.
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    I have Flow - 100mbps. Even when when used right next to router, there can be issues sometimes.

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    Are you using a VPN to access the service? Apologies as I don't have one and have never used it. I do use some of the paid streaming services however, and I've seen where using VPN stuff usually caused speed issues regardless.

    If the Fire Stick works without VPN then it may be a congestion issue on the network. Try it at different times and see if it makes a difference.
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    I have used the firestick and there are no issues on Flow. I am assuming you do not have version 1 of the firestick and don't have a lot of apps on it. Also are you using approved apps for streaming or 3rd party stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNOVA View Post
    I have used the firestick and there are no issues on Flow. I am assuming you do not have version 1 of the firestick and don't have a lot of apps on it. Also are you using approved apps for streaming or 3rd party stuff?
    Yup its version 1, hence the need for something more powerful now. There's not much on it also. I'm not using a VPN.

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    Get the Firestick 4K, it's the current version out now and also get the official ethernet adapter. You will have no issues with a wired connection. FYI the ethernet adapter does not work with the 1st gen firestick.

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    I remember seeing a few firesticks available in tech shops here in Clarendon. but I'd have to check to see if they're still available. I myself use a firestick and find it to be much better than the other lesser known brands

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