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Cheap streaming box/mini computer solution.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Darkst4r, 17 Apr 2017.

  1. Darkst4r

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,058

    Location: Bedford , United Kingdom

    Basically I need something that I can stream Netflix and Amazon on using my WiFi, but that I can also plug an external hard drive into that can play files of different formats.

    Been using a Firestick and my Sony smart TV, but a lot of different files and audio codecs from my hard drive aren't recognised by the TVs operating system.

    Haven't really got the budget to put on a micro build, so looking for a quick and simple solution that performs reasonably well.

    I imagine some kind of Android box would do the job, but there are so many on flea Bay that its a job to know whats decent and what isnt.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated
  2. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Feb 2017

    Posts: 1,016

    Is there a reason Kodi on a Raspberry Pi wouldn't work?
  3. AiiR


    Joined: 19 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,227

    getting netflix on a rasp pi with kodi is tricky. Maybe pick up a cheap core2 bundle off the bay?