[mythtv-users] Amazon fire stick 4K

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 19:47:50 UTC 2018

I saw some more questions and comments about fire stick in other 

I have been using the Amazon fire stick 4K for a couple of weeks now, a 
few hours per night. In response to a question about ethernet - I am 
using it with the amazon fire stick ethernet adapter and that works, but 
at 100Mbit speed. 100Mbit is more than enough for 1080 HD TV. It has 
worked perfectly. Just make sure to follow the wiki in setting up your 
remote and setting up a custom playback profile for MPEG2, as mediacodec 
MPEG2 does not work on this device so you need to set it to use standard 
decoding, which it does fine.

Problems I did have -

One evening I just turned off the TV instead of shutting MythTV. I 
turned the TV back on and saw the Fire home screen, but waht I did not 
know is that  MythTV was still running in the background and it 
prevented my backend from shutting down all night. Eventually next 
morning I went into the fire stick applications and terminated MythTV 
and then the backend could shut down. So be careful to always shut 
MythTV frontend cleanly.

When I first set up the ethernet the fire stick lost the connection for 
unknown reasons and would not do anything. Rebooting it fixed that.

The fire stick will not do anything at all if it does not have an 
internet connection, even though you do not need internet for MythTV.


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