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I am thinking of building a tiny rasbperry pi or bannana htpc and mounting it to the back of my television so I can whatch streaming content from it as well as maybe connecting a hdd back there and watching media I already have. How practical and cheap would this be compared to other solutions? I do not need an optical drive of any kind and smaller is better which is why I am considering this.
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Would a Amazon Fire TV stick work?

you can load Kodi onto the Stick, and runs android apps. Also comes with a nice bluetooth remote as well.


One of the better things about the Stick is the great Amazon Prime and Netflix support, along with Kodi. It makes for a great streaming device.


Sadly no usb port or anything on the stick, so all content must be streamed. I have all my local media on my Media Server, so my Fire TV devices work great in my house. Supports 5ghz wifi as well
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Would a Amazon Fire TV stick work?

you can load Kodi onto the Stick, and runs android apps. Also comes with a nice bluetooth remote as well.


One of the better things about the Stick is the great Amazon Prime and Netflix support, along with Kodi. It makes for a great streaming device.


Sadly no usb port or anything on the stick, so all content must be streamed. I have all my local media on my Media Server, so my Fire TV devices work great in my house. Supports 5ghz wifi as well
I have to second this, I've recently side loaded Kodi on my AFTV stick and its the best thing I've ever done on it, no issues at all streaming 1080p 5.1 passthrough on a 5ghz wifi network.
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