[mythtv-users] Frontend Recommendation

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 10:32:16 UTC 2019

On 30/01/2019 09:30, Doug Lytle wrote:
> On 1/29/19 10:17 PM, Jon Boehm wrote:
>> Nvidia Shield.  I don't anticipate ever going back to a PC frontend.  
>> Did you try Android Mythfrontend on the Fire Stick?  I don't have any 
>> experience on the Stick but on the Shield its great
> Just out of curiosity, do either or both of these units require an 
> always on connection to the internet to functions as a front end?
> Doug

I have a Fire TV Stick 4k, now running the 32-bit 20190124 frontend. 
The device still believes that its primary task is to connect to Amazon 
et al, but once the frontend is running that doesn't intrude; and the 
flexibility it provides outside the frontend is impressive and may well 
be welcome.

I haven't greatly expanded the scope of the remote;  what I have is 
excellent for basic playback, and I have other frontends available for 
other tasks.

I haven't tried working without an internet connection, but see the 
comment here:


John P

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