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    News - Amazon Fire TV UK launch set for 23rd October

    The set-top box is available to buy now for £79, or £49 for Amazon Prime members.
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    Re: News - Amazon Fire TV UK launch set for 23rd October

    If you don't have Amazon Prime, taking out the 30 day trial will let you buy it at the £49 price.
    Cancelling the trial will not cause you to pay the higher £79 price.

    This has been confirmed by Amazon to a user on another site I visit.

    Looks like a good unit, can be rooted, have the google play store loaded on to it, xbmc, sideload apk's, use a 360 controller with it etc. Very tempted!

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire TV UK launch set for 23rd October

    I preordered as soon as I saw the prime discount, for only 20 quid more than the Chromecast you get something that doesn't require a mirrored source (albeit at a larger footprint). I have a chrome cast already but this had me sold as you can install the play store on it (check XDA before turning on as I think you need to root before allowing updates).

    I have the student prime and its cheaper than before yet has amazing instant, I've actually used it more than netflix now so I have found it useful however the annoying thing is that it is not on android (except Amazon's fork of android) so I haven't been able to use on the tablet nor on my TV so this will be a worthy work around.

    Curious how the device performs with Amazon instant as I find the desktop web player is terrible. I have huge lag spikes (even mouse lags... Hard) while it buffers initially and then a lot of the time the resume playback buffers correctly then goes all the way back to the start! Sometimes it even gets stuck in a buffer loop, it uses silver light so I expected silky smooth performance like Netflix, my 2500k at 4.5ghz m4 ssds and 7950 should not struggle lol!

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire TV UK launch set for 23rd October

    I'll use the good old fashion HTPC for my viewing needs but my parents need something like this to bring them into the 21st century. Still pay Sky for movies and a ridiculous amount of other things they have no need for.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire TV UK launch set for 23rd October

    I dont know how many more set top boxes my TV stand can handle!
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