[mythtv-users] Differences in Fire TV form factors?

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 15:36:10 UTC 2019

On 04/06/2019 04:08, Tom Harris wrote:
> I recently upgraded my Myth backend to 0.30, and was finally able to 
> give Mythfrontend a try on my Fire TV 4K stick.     I'm usually an Apple 
> TV user, but I've been pretty impressed with MFE on the Fire TV stick.. 
> very easy to get running and I still get the unbeatable responsiveness 
> of mythfrontend.  It's much better than MrMC (Kodi) on the Apple TV.
> I have two questions:
> 1. Is there any effort for an iOS / Apple TV port?
> 2. In the Fire TV line, is there any advantage of the other devices that 
> are more expensive and presumably more powerful, like the Cube?

I don't have inside info on this.  My impression has been that most 
non-86 development for Myth has been for the RPi, and later for the 
nVidia Shield and the FireTVstick 4k.  Some of this work is still in an 
active and separate development branch, not specifically for Android.

I bought two firesticks; one for me to play with and one for my 
daughter's family.  Their tv at that time had no network connectivity. 
I have to report that the connectivity has been popular but not a lot of 
it has been related to Myth recordings...

I found a review yesterday that implied that the Cube, not sold in the 
UK market, was mostly notable for its Alexa enhancements, and that - of 
course - some of the more advanced a/v capabilities of both Cube and 
Stick would be accessible only with high-spec tv models.


John P

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