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Old 28-01-2019, 08:47 PM   #1126
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This is just a report and not the proposed amendment or even the draft new law.
Yes you are right. Must wait until the new law is out. Actually streaming is like you quickly look at a book without doing any thing else. What about M1 android TV box user?

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Old 28-01-2019, 10:47 PM   #1127
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Is Adrama App legal?
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Old 29-01-2019, 02:43 PM   #1128
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Dear all sifus... After reading this forum, seems like you are suggesting not to buy android tv boxes that comes pre-installed with channels.

My question is... which plain android tv box should I buy in Qoo10/Lazada? After buying the android tv box, which apps should I install to watch English/Indian/Sports/Malay channels? Are these apps based on yearly subscription? and where should I go to install the apps? If I do this (Buy empty android tv box and subscribe to apps), will it be considered illegal as well?

Thank you so much sifus!!!
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Old 29-01-2019, 04:32 PM   #1129
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Dear all sifus... After reading this forum, seems like you are suggesting not to buy android tv boxes that comes pre-installed with channels.

My question is... which plain android tv box should I buy in Qoo10/Lazada? After buying the android tv box, which apps should I install to watch English/Indian/Sports/Malay channels? Are these apps based on yearly subscription? and where should I go to install the apps? If I do this (Buy empty android tv box and subscribe to apps), will it be considered illegal as well?

Thank you so much sifus!!!
It is not a good idea to install 'paid' tv service because normally these are run by unscrupulous sellers. One poor guy in the forum mentioned that his package went off-line 1 week after he paid and the seller claimed that the china governemt closed the link and he could not do anything.

By the way, android tv box is best use for VOD, and there are many free VOD app available.
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Old 29-01-2019, 05:45 PM   #1130
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It is not a good idea to install 'paid' tv service because normally these are run by unscrupulous sellers. One poor guy in the forum mentioned that his package went off-line 1 week after he paid and the seller claimed that the china governemt closed the link and he could not do anything.

By the way, android tv box is best use for VOD, and there are many free VOD app available.
VOD app refer to what kind of app? Adrama app consider VOD app?
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Old 30-01-2019, 02:49 AM   #1131
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I see. It is S$5 for 24 months.
https://www.m1.com.sg/personal/bundl...hts/fibretopup

I agree. Mi Box S sells at around S$70-80 in the online marketplace, if M1 sells it at S$60 or even S$70 with one year warranty, there will be probably quite some takers.
Definitely a hit if they offer $5 * 12 months. 1 year warranty/contract enough.
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Old 30-01-2019, 02:51 AM   #1132
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Any one here considered/considering Amazon Fire TV? Can they be sideloaded?
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Old 30-01-2019, 08:25 AM   #1133
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Any one here considered/considering Amazon Fire TV? Can they be sideloaded?
Yes you can sideload apps on Amazon Fire TV devices.

In the Singapore context there are no much advantages compared to Mi Box S and in general the HW specifications are weaker.

Fire TV Stick 4k (better CPU) and Fire TV Cube (better connectivity, more memory) are the two device worth getting now.

Offer now: Fire TV Stick 4k at US$40 and Fire TV Cube at US$80.

https://www.techradar.com/news/amazo...-cube-and-more

Edit to add: HW specifications comparison, ignore the ranking in the following file though.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...t?usp=drivesdk

Fire TV Stick 4k has faster CPU but less RAM at 1.5GB and storage of 8GB. Fire TV Cube is also 4k capable, has a weaker CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Fire TV Cube is also bundled with the 100M Ethernet adapter.

Details from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-F.../dp/B079QHML21

https://www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Cube-.../dp/B0791T9CV7

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Old 30-01-2019, 08:56 AM   #1134
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Yes you can sideload apps on Amazon Fire TV boxes.

In the Singapore context there are no much advantages compared to Mi Box S and in general the HW specifications are weaker.

Fire TV Stick 4k (better CPU) and Fire TV Cube (better connectivity) are the two device worth getting now.

Offer now: Fire TV Stick 4k at US$40 and Fire TV Cube at US$80.

https://www.techradar.com/news/amazo...-cube-and-more
I have an unused monitor with HDMI, I could use this and extend the live of the monitor ?
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Old 30-01-2019, 09:13 AM   #1135
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I have an unused monitor with HDMI, I could use this and extend the live of the monitor ?
Yes. In fact my Android TV boxes are connected to a cheap 1080p 24inch monitor. My monitor does not have speaker built-in but it has HDMI audio pass through so that I just use a Creative PC speaker with the setup.
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Old 30-01-2019, 09:38 AM   #1136
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Yes. In fact my Android TV boxes are connected to a cheap 1080p 24inch monitor. My monitor does not have speaker built-in but it has HDMI audio pass through so that I just use a Creative PC speaker with the setup.
Actually no different and it can still work. Many people are doing that.
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Old 30-01-2019, 02:24 PM   #1137
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Yes you can sideload apps on Amazon Fire TV devices.

In the Singapore context there are no much advantages compared to Mi Box S and in general the HW specifications are weaker.

Fire TV Stick 4k (better CPU) and Fire TV Cube (better connectivity, more memory) are the two device worth getting now.

Offer now: Fire TV Stick 4k at US$40 and Fire TV Cube at US$80.

https://www.techradar.com/news/amazo...-cube-and-more

Edit to add: HW specifications comparison, ignore the ranking in the following file though.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...t?usp=drivesdk

Fire TV Stick 4k has faster CPU but less RAM at 1.5GB and storage of 8GB. Fire TV Cube is also 4k capable, has a weaker CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Fire TV Cube is also bundled with the 100M Ethernet adapter.

Details from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-F.../dp/B079QHML21

https://www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Cube-.../dp/B0791T9CV7
Was considering since there's prime video for amazon prime customers now in Singapore.

I'm more skewed towards getting an box with easily accessible contents.
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Old 30-01-2019, 02:58 PM   #1138
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Was considering since there's prime video for amazon prime customers now in Singapore.

I'm more skewed towards getting an box with easily accessible contents.
Better to wait until the new law is finalised.
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Old 30-01-2019, 05:29 PM   #1139
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Better to wait until the new law is finalised.
what talking you?

this is like telling people not to subscribe to starhub tv / mio tv now and wait for the new law.

prime video is perfectly legal in singapore.

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Old 30-01-2019, 06:32 PM   #1140
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Was considering since there's prime video for amazon prime customers now in Singapore.

I'm more skewed towards getting an box with easily accessible contents.
Read this as well if you are interested in Amazon Prime Video USA content. For Singapore content it is okay.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...5742706-2.html

For Netflix USA, VPN works fine even if you only have Netflix Singapore account as per the VPN thread.

Looks like Netflix is more suitable in Singapore. Anyway Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k and Fire Cube 4k support Netflix as well.
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