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Tablet for online video streeming

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by snkenai, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    This may be in the wrong location for this post.

    Situation and a Question.

    We have cable, high speed TV, phone and internet. We like to stream movies and past TV shows. I am thinking of getting a modestly priced tablet, such as the Amazon Fire 8.5", or other..., to be able to watch privately and quietly, anywhere in the house. We have a strong wireless signal, from our hub.

    Tablet would be used for reading etc, also. Money is tight, so giving careful thought to options. Thoughts? Experience?

    Thanks,
     
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  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

    241
    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Colin
    The Samsung Galaxy Tab series are reasonably priced and work fine for video streaming. Netflicks works well, but there's no Lovefilm client yet.
     
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  3. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Most should be able to handle the task. The screen on the Google Nexus 7 is real nice, if you are ok with a smaller display.
     
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, its' really down to the strength of the data flow from the service, your internet provider, and your wifi network. If those are all in order, any tablet can handle it. I have an ipad mini that works great. I don't stream a lot of video on it, but never had a problem when I have...

    -Ray
     
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Whichever you get, if you are streaming from in the house as well as online, you might want to look at http://www.plexapp.com because you'll need something to serve it up and IMO Plex is the best (and very much the easiest to set up). I use any of my iOS devices to stream from the study to the AppleTV via airplay, but I can sit outside and watch on any of the devices, and the Plex mobile site advertises that its good for iOS, Android, Windows8, and Windows Phone 7. The other nice thing is that your Plex server (you have to have that running on a computer or NAS) remembers what you last viewed, so you don't lose where you were up to.
     
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