Video Which 4K Android TV Box for Prime Videos and Kodi?

Discussion in 'Consumer Electronics' started by skoka123, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. dissel

    dissel Well-Known Member
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  2. booo

    booo BA BA BA BABANANA
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    kodi is a piece of shit. :-/
     
  3. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    Yep. Widevine L1 certification is needed...
     
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    skoka123

    skoka123 Well-Known Member
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    Got swayed by @vivek.krishnan 's strong recommendation and ordered the Shield TV. Should be getting it in a week's time.
     
  5. prime

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    Where did you order from? Price?

    Amazon.com "NVIDIA SHIELD TV | Streaming Media Player with Remote & Game Controller" @US$ 180?

    Amazing price.
     
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    skoka123

    skoka123 Well-Known Member
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    Damn it!!! I bought it on Saturday for $199 and now it has gone down by 10%. It will be delivered today in US. I wonder if Amazon has price protection.
     
  7. prime

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    Speak to them, else cancel it and order again.
     
  8. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    Yes, speak to them - they should give a refund...
     
  9. OP
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    skoka123

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    Just finished chatting with them. They cancelled it on my request and said that even the shipping cost will be refunded. I will wait until 12 noon US time to place the order. I guess the Amazon sale is only for US prime members. I will have to ask my relatives if they have Prime membership and have it charged to my card and then have it shipped to my friend. Wow, this is turning out to be quite something. Hopefully the Prime day sale is worth troubling so many people.
     
  10. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    Yeah, same as the Indian one running now.

    Take a Prime trial if needed, should work, no need to trouble everyone... (check it)
     
  11. sbhas2k

    sbhas2k Well-Known Member
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    Yes, use prime trail. It will be free for a month and can be availed once a year. Nothing wrong in it. It would be great if Amazon offers prime benefit (atleast in shipping) for all countries if we subscribe in one country like India
     
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    skoka123

    skoka123 Well-Known Member
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    Somehow I am not comfortable going that route knowing very well that I will be cancelling the subscription. The Shield TV will be on sale at $135.
     
  13. chetansha

    chetansha Well-Known Member
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    How do you check that?
     
  14. sbhas2k

    sbhas2k Well-Known Member
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    Sorry for delay. Here is a pic taken yesterday playing prime video in Mi Box 3s international version at 1080p (max supported on my TV) using Nvidia shield apk

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  15. Calvin

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    For $135? In Amazon? When would that be?
     
  16. ajackson

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    I would grab a couple at that price.

    Please let us know when/where it will be available at $135.
     
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    skoka123

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  18. Neo Anderson

    Neo Anderson Well-Known Member
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    Unfortunately, none of the prime video apks out there work on my Mi Box 3.
     
  19. adder

    adder Well-Known Member
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    Ok, so tried it one more time (version of the apk file is the same ) but from a another link out there in a youtube video, apart from that I also changed the resolution of my mi box from 1080p 60 to 1080p 50 and then back to 1080p 60 (in that youtube video, the person changes the resolution to 1080p 60 right after app install, mine was already set to 1080p 60) also I de- registered all my android devices and registered this device again and it worked in 1080p.:)
    --- Post Merged, Jul 19, 2018 ---
    If it's the the mibox international version, try like what I did below. The file which worked for me but follow the other steps above.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/16WblzxlxbM-gNBldxRmgsHIkcuTZliyI/view

    Deregister all devices leaving one device like a PC/laptop for verification step.
    Uninstall all previous version prime video apps in Mi box, also clear data/cache before uninstalling.
    Install the app from the above link, then change the resolution of the MiBox to 1080p 60,if it's already in 1080p 60, do it again by changing to 1080p 50 and then back to 1080p 60.
    Open and Login to your amazon prime video app. It may ask to verify using a browser link.
    Once done it should play in 1080p provided your tv supports HDCP 1.2 or above, if netflix works in 1080p, it means it should work for amazon to.
    Again you need the international version of mi box 3.
     
    #39 adder, Jul 19, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
  20. Neo Anderson

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    Yes I indeed have the international version. Netflix works absolutely fine on UHD. The problem is, prime video opens up fine but the video playback is really buggy. At times it plays with black screen and at times it plays with video in weird aspect rations. Let me try this apk that you shared. Thanks
     

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