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Old 11-25-2017, 02:53 PM   #46
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Not even mirroring to a fire tv ?
I find android screen mirroring to be hit and miss anyway. The smart tv in the lounge only shows on cast-to menus when it feels like it

I just setup my fire 8 again from scratch. I had reset and degistered it to try to sell it. It only took 30 mins to re-add all the Google stuff, moon reader pro., calibre companion, dropbox etc. And amazon auto restored a lot of stuff as soon as I re registered.
I do have a pc folder with the essential google apps and a list of the order to add then, so a one off connect of fire 8 over usb lets me copy them over, and the I just need one file manager app to get at them.... I backup my moon reader config to dropbox for each owned device so that gets me started on adding that to anything new. Moon labels them with device name and date which is helpful
Not even mirroring to a fire tv. When the new HD 10 came out, Amazon's website said it did mirroring. They have since removed that claim. I was going to get it partly for that reason, so I'm still undecided. I might go to Best Buy tonight around 9:30 to check it out.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:15 PM   #47
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the .co.uk customer questions and answers section seems to confirm that mirroring is not available :

Review: WON'T MIRROR SCREEN TO FIRESTICK
NO SCREEN MIRRORING IN DISPLAY SETTINGS!… see more
By MR S CUTHBERT on 25 November 2017
Review: No support for screen mirror to tv
Have just discovered it doesn't support screen cast to my tv so now I'm disappointed. Otherwise it's very nice
By Mark N. on 21 October 2017
Review: Very good - but where's screen mirroring
…Only thing missing that I can see is Screen mirroring which I had hoped for.… see more
By Adam Zahorsky on 28 October 2017
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:37 PM   #48
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I was very disappointed to find that the 7th gen Kindle Fires do not have the "Use volume controls to turn pages" option for the reading app (like the Kindle for Android app does). I know using the physical buttons would not be practical for this purpose at all, but that's the setting that allows a bluetooth media remote to be used to turn pages while reading on regular Android devices.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:49 AM   #49
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late update on the does it have 2 column landcscape in Kindle reader - YES
and my first impressions is that all the reader apps look good enough to keep me happy. maybe younger folks with better eyesight can spot the difference between this and my HDX8.9 which has greater ppi / screen resolution but I am very happy. have not tried applying any blue screen filtering yet. I think that is onboard & I also have an app for that from Google .
I bought a 32GB card to go with it , not realising it already as 32 GB on board, so I will not get the issue with my bloatware Samsung tab S 16Gb that keep running out of space and has me moving apps and clearing caches. ( cos I cannot delete all the preinstalled bloat)
amazon video looks good at full HD also., i think the sound is tinnier than the HDx but for serious streaming I use headphones anyway. and i shoudl not judge based on only a couple of playbacks. I have not tried netflix or plex yet. I read that the HD 10 has a truly awful camera abut I am not fussed,
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PS off topic but I wasted 1/2 day trying to add google store to a new fire TV stick, I tried every android TV apk version I could find for accounts, service, framework and store but nothing worked. I kept getting not compatible with your device. I could sideload google youtube to Fire TV but cannot sign into it. I sideloaded HBO NOW OK also but my free trial has run out and google is too smart to give me another free month a different email account
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:12 AM   #50
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PS i found link that explains the greyed out install butt on sideloading apps - it is something amazon broke in fire OS 5.6 but easy to workaround
it applies to all tablet on the latest fire, which explains why I saw it on both the HD 8 and the HD 10
para 1 in this article
https://teleread.org/2017/10/14/how-...ew-fire-hd-10/
"UPDATE: Amazon’s most recent Fire OS update, 5.6.0, has broken the install button for third-party applications. Fortunately, there are a number of simple workarounds..."
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:34 AM   #51
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Anybody noticing any 5GHz wireless dropouts? It seems to have gotten worse for me after the latest update (5.6.0.0).

I was willing to entertain the notion that the fault might lie with my wireless network, but then other 5GHz devices don't experience the problem on the same network. The issue also seems to follow the device to other networks.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #52
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not as yet. my HDX tablet only went to 5.6 a day ago or so, but my new fire sticks came with that on board as did my new HD 10, I think. 5.6 has the greyed out install bug on sideloading. but it can be worked around. I am loading up versions of youtube on everything because of the latest amazon- google bust up which threatens to zap amazon versions on dec 31st.
I have watched both amazon & netflix in HD on the new fire sticks which obviously are wifi only ,& no drop outs or quality dips

its taken them ~3 years but I think they have finally gotten the fire stick design right- I must have bought and sold at least 4 of the previous generations, which would overheat and glitch. and at UK £25 in the black sale last week, what's not to like - I bought 2 ! . I just have to keep repeating the mantra " you do not need 4K- you will not be able to see the difference " until the desire to keep upgrading wears off.

wifi is such a pain to daignose e.g. I have a specific combo of 1 oldish dell laptop that will not work properly with one specific asus AP but works fine with router and with other APs, and works if I plus in a USB wifi to the laptop. but the bad pairing gives me speeds of 1 -3 when other methods give speeds of 50 - 100
it bugs me on principle cos I cant solve it. I can bypass it easily enough but that's not the point. If I have any amazon device wifi issues I will post back though.
my usual tools are go to fast.com on tablet browsers and go into the netflix app for a network check on the fire TV & sticks
does googling wireless dropouts fire OS 5.6 find anything

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I don't have any trouble with my FireTV boxes or Rokus, but those are all wired ethernet connections anyway. It's only the new 10.1" Fire tablet that seems to suffer. I notice it most when browsing. A page will refuse to load, I'll get a "can't be found error", at which point I'll notice that the Wifi icon is indicating no connection. Then it immediately picks back up and the page will load.
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The last type Iwas being driven crazy by intermittent wireless tableterrors , I finally found a typo in my dns server 2 data in wifi advanced properties, I had put in open dns , got it right for dns 1, lost a digit in dns 2.
Some things, plex for instance, must use both dns values.so it kept saying my server was offline when it wasn't, or web pages would not load, for some sites, some of the time
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