Recent content by ngc1967

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    What are the advantages of having a VPN and how do you know you are benefitting?

    Thanks for the reply RavRob and your suggestions. I have already installed the PureVPN on my Minix X8-H and that was easy to do (from the Google Play store), but what I am trying to ask is how do I know that I am getting any advantages of having a VPN? It doesnt seem to make any difference...
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    What are the advantages of having a VPN and how do you know you are benefitting?

    What are the advantages of having a VPN and how do you know you are benefitting from one? I have subscribed to 2 years of PureVPN (1 year was free) mainly to get access to the restricted channels on Kodi that I can’t get here in the UK anymore (i.e. Ic*f*lms and Pri**wire). I have a Minix X8-H...
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    Do you have to 'Toggle' VPNs on and off to get your own country's websites?

    I've decided to take up a 'Black Friday' offer and go for a subscription to one of the VPNs that was recommended in a recent 'blog' on this site. I am getting two years for the price of one with free SmartDNS included. I'll have a play with it and if I don't like it in the next seven days, I can...
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    Do you have to 'Toggle' VPNs on and off to get your own country's websites?

    I live in the UK and I am interested in setting up a VPN to get the best out of Kodi. I have a Fire Stick, a MINIX X8 and a desktop PC in different rooms in my house. My wife has an iPhone, iPad and my son has an XBOX as well. If I set up a VPN it will say that I am in another country to the...
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    Can you Keymap the Amazon Fire TV Stick remote for KODI?

    Apparently the Fire TV and Stick does not currently support 'software volume control' which seems to be why the volume bar comes up but nothing happens to the actual volume level (according to Kodi wiki). I have found another way to alter the volume level with the remote control (again through...
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    What happens when your 'donor' app used for Kodi wants to update/upgrade itself?

    What happens when 'Drive In Classics' or whatever donor app that has been used for accessing Kodi wants to update? Do you lose the Kodi link to it and have to reset it through Llama? or nothing happens at all and you can still access Kodi in the same way?
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    Is adbFire only for loading Kodi/TVMC or can you sideload other APKs?

    I have also managed to load other apks now (v1.28 adbFire) - Show box, TVMC, Kodi, ES File Explorer. I have also loaded up a custom keymap from the wiki kodi keymap page and 'pushed' that onto the fire stick with adbFire.
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    I can't load any other .apks onto my Fire Stick

    Thanks tam23, I've just tried sideloading ******* and that has work fine with both adbFire and adb (via the command prompt) so it must be something to do with the actual channel4 apks. I think I'm going to have to give up trying as well. Thanks also mj71 - it looks like you are right with the...
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    I can't load any other .apks onto my Fire Stick

    Thanks mj71 - if that is OK with you I will send you the link hopefully sometime over the weekend. I had already loaded up the TVPlayer app which is a good one but the main reason I want Channel 4 is that my wife likes to watch programmes from the back catalogue on 4oD. Just had a look at...
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    I can't load any other .apks onto my Fire Stick

    Thanks mj71 and yes I am sort of asking similar questions but my other post was about trying the 'adbFire' program which after several tries, I've had no luck at all and so I've basically given up trying with that method. I didn't add 'this question' to the other post as I have been advised in...
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    I can't load any other .apks onto my Fire Stick

    Was that to your Fire TV or Fire Stick?
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    I can't load any other .apks onto my Fire Stick

    I have managed to load up Kodi/Llama/XBMC etc onto my fire stick using adbFire but when I try to load any other apks the adbFire program says' Install Failed'. So instead I tried following Showgun's tutorial on 'How to load ADB, XBMC and other third party apps'. I can manage to load up the adb...
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    Is adbFire only for loading Kodi/TVMC or can you sideload other APKs?

    I'll give it a few more tries then and I'll try several other APKs
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    Is adbFire only for loading Kodi/TVMC or can you sideload other APKs?

    I have had no problems loading up Kodi, TVMC and Llama onto my fire stick using adbFire but when I try to load up other APKs I get the 'Install Failed' box up. I have even tried renaming one of the APKs to TVMC but it still wouldn't load. Is adbFire only meant to be used for loading up Kodi...