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[Best Buy] Amazon Fire TV Cube - Bestbuy.ca - 100.79$ (Save 50$)

Amazon Fire TV cube - Save 50$ from BestBuy.ca

Also the kindle userguide is free from amazon.ca For "Kindle unlimited memebership" ONLY

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https://www.amazon.ca/FIRE-TV-CUBE-USER ... +tv&sr=8-2

If you want the Amazon Fire Tv Stick 4k (45$, save 25$), already posted by another user:
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is there a sale on the new googleTV stick?
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For those wondering, the cube is far faster than even the 4K stick, almost on par with the shield for non gaming uses. Went from a 4K stick to the gen2 cube and it was a nice step up.
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mikka2017 wrote: is there a sale on the new googleTV stick?
The one that came out a week ago? I doubt there will be a sale on it until 2021. Maybe $10 off for Black Friday/Boxing Day but I doubt it.
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funnypanks wrote: For those wondering, the cube is far faster than even the 4K stick, almost on par with the shield for non gaming uses. Went from a 4K stick to the gen2 cube and it was a nice step up.
I have a Roku smart TV, is there any reason I should get a fire stick? Only thing I can think of is bluetooth headphone support (assuming it adjusts the video to account for lag), and can use my echos as speakers around my bedroom.
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Any truth to the "you can't side-load apps" posts out there?
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funnypanks wrote: For those wondering, the cube is far faster than even the 4K stick, almost on par with the shield for non gaming uses. Went from a 4K stick to the gen2 cube and it was a nice step up.
also 16 GB storage vs 8 and full ethernet support
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xriddle wrote: Any truth to the "you can't side-load apps" posts out there?
no , just need to get Downloader app from amazon app store and away you go .
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I too have Roku TCL tv.. Reason I am looking for Firestick or Google chromecast is that I can’t play IPTV in Roku as stbemu etc are unavailabile in Roku store.. any idea of how Iptv can be played in Roku?
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stephroll wrote: no , just need to get Downloader app from amazon app store and away you go .
Does this work with the Fire TV Cube as well? I know it works on the Fire Stick 4K, but I thought you could not do it with the Cube???
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I have a BasicStick, 4kStick, and FireCube (last year blackfriday) to answer many common questions:

I find the the 4k is the best value overall.

Yes, you can sideload on all, but amazon updates make it more annoying each time.

The performance for say on running PSP is only slightly better on the cube vs 4k, but I haven't tried sideloading Nvidia, Stadia or Xbox live.

The wifi on the cube has been awful for me, but they give you a free micro usb to ethernet; downside the adapter will not work through a powered hub or in front of a powered hub but you can get other adapter/hubs (better deal) for the cube or firestick for under $20 easily.

Yes the Cube has more internal storage, but if you hook up stuff (hub/etc) that doesn't matter.

Unless you want an Alexa, buy the 4k stick at $45
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firecube was on sale for $99.99 on prime day, but overall when it comes to value, a firestick 4k at $40-45 is still the best value for most people, unless you're more of a power user that need the firecube
1x Zoomer $45 for 7GB ,unlimited can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
1x Fido $45 for 4Gb w/ unlimited Canada wide n 1000 int min + LG velvet 5G
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I'd get the new Chromecast before this no question, especially since it's cheaper, but also much better software. Add a USB-C Hub if you really need expanded storage/ethernet or anything else.
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I have the first gen cube and found it to be ok, but not much better than the Firestick 4K's I own. The ethernet is disappointing, as it only runs at 100mps max. I run wireless because of this. My biggest issue with the cube and the firesticks is the poor performance when using VPN. They slow down a lot when connected to VPN and Nordvpn support confirmed this. I've tested this out many times. The processors/ram were not enough to run VPN. I would see Wireless run at 3-400 mps (Rogers) and then 20-30 (or less) with VPN connected. IPTV suffers from frequent buffering unless I turn off VPN. Same with the 4K's.
So a question, for anyone that has a V2 Firecube, is the better processor (S922X) enough to run VPN on the cube?
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either way, staple deal is still better, with or without the $10 coupon
1x Zoomer $45 for 7GB ,unlimited can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
1x Fido $45 for 4Gb w/ unlimited Canada wide n 1000 int min + LG velvet 5G
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These were around $80, might have been $89, last Black Friday if memory serves. The Firecube is has an ethernet port unlike the stick if that matters to you. The Firecube has an Alexa speaker so you don't need a remote (it's basically an Echo Dot device as well) which is handy if you have other devices you want to connect and control by voice command when you're not actually watching TV or have the remote in-hand.

There is a firestick 4k and echo dot combo package on sale at Best Buy for $70 which is decent value and similar performance if you don't need the ethernet connectivity on the Firecube.
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stephroll wrote: also 16 GB storage vs 8 and full ethernet support
The ethernet max speed is only up to 100 Mbps.
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jetertmac wrote: The ethernet max speed is only up to 100 Mbps.
That was the most surprising thing I just read about.... honestly, why did Amazon leave it at 100 Mbps?
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