Last week I had my favorite cousin from New Your visit. We had a great time and I will have a future post related to that.
My cousin brought her Amazon Fire Stick with her and I installed KODI on it for her. I hope she has good experience with it. Actually, I installed the TVMC (Tvaddons version), which is the 14.2 version of KODI. While, it isn’t the latest, I have found it to be one of the most stable.
Today, Apple will make it its latest announcement, which many assume will contain a new Apple TV. If I were in the U.S., I might consider the new Apple TV, but I doubt that it will offer anything for those of us living outside of the U.S.
One of the things I used on Apple TV was AirPlay. That allowed me to display information from other Apple devices on my flatscreen.
KODI has support for AirPlay and I can do the same thing.
Some of the Apple TV rumors suggest a price of $299. At $39, the Amazon Fire Stick is quite a bargain.
I also notice that the Amazon Fire TV is not available on the Amazon Site. I suspect that there will be a competing announcement from Amazon following Apple’s event today. I would not be surprised to see Amazon replace their Fire TV and upgrade their streaming options.
I signed up for Amazon Prime for a year and am using it to complement KODI. I am still using UNLOCATOR to access Amazon Prime content.
Related to Internet performance and Cable Onda and streaming, the last couple of weeks have been strange. My speedtest.net has been all over the map. I have measured it from 1+ to 10 mpbs during the day. Nothing consistent. Even stranger, sometimes I have had the fire sick tell me that the internet speed was too slow to stream, and found the speedtest.net saying I had 10 mpbs.
This has been annoying, but still good enough performance that I rarely watch anything other than KODI, Amazon Prime or Pandora for my entertainment.
If you are an Apple user, you may want to watch the Apple announcement today. It will stream live at noon in Panama (9:00 AM PDT).
UPDATE: I just tried AirPlay on KODI and my MacBook Pro OS X is telling me that the KODI AirPLay is not compatible and needs to be updated. It was the last time I tried it.
Guess I will have to watch the Apple Event on my Laptop. 🙁