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Raspberry Pi: Stream the 2018 World Cup to your mobile phone yourself

Especially those who want to follow sporting events like the 2018 World Cup on their mobile phones can do so comfortably with the help of a Raspberry Pi with tvheadend and VPN via PPTPD. Everything you need for this setup is already there if you are using tvheadend on a Raspberry Pi with DVB-C. If this is not the case, you should ...

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Netflix in Germany

Does streaming displace normal television?

Streaming services are becoming more and more popular - I personally hardly use "normal" TV anymore when it comes to evening entertainment. How are other readers here? Whether Netflix, Watchever or Amazon Instant Video - streaming services abound. Netflix & Amazon rely on self-produced content to attract new customers. This business model, which has been in the ...

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Netflix & Amazon FireTV: the perfect combination?

Still in the fall, Netflix should also come to the Amazon FireTV box in Germany. This means two innovations for film and TV fans in one half-year. With the Amazon FireTV box, a device seems to come on the market in Germany, with which you can access a wide range of movies and series: Not only Amazon ...

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Amazon Fire TV: from 49,- Euro for prime customers

After Apple has been selling the AppleTV for several years and Google also offers an extension for the TV with the Chromecast stick, Amazon is now following suit: the Fire TV box is to make the Prime Instant Video offer easily available. Amazon FireTV in Germany from 25.09. Amazon has announced that the FireTV streaming box will be available in Germany from 25.09.2014 and ...

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Google Chromecast available in Germany

Google's Chromecast HDMI stick, which can actually turn any TV into a smart TV, is also regularly available in Germany as of today. The available services have been adapted to the German market: instead of Netflix, which is still not available in Germany, there is Watchever and Maxdome. Otherwise, the functions have remained the same: Youtube videos can be played directly ...

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Amazon Prime Instant Video - first impression

Amazon has unlocked the Instant Video offer for all Prime customers. For existing Prime customers, the price remains the same until the next renewal, so the video offer is free for these customers. Since I am also one of those customers here is my first impression. Now that Amazon Prime Instant Video has been integrated into Amazon Prime, the new features are easily found under ...

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Geniatech ATV1200: now with Linux XBMC

For the Geniatech or myGICA ATV1200 Android TV box is now a Linux XBMC image released. With it comes an interface reduced to XBMC, but those who don't want to use Android apps anyway get a fast XBMC box that has no problems with full HD videos. The switch from Android to Linux is easy: the current Linux XBMC image is available for download at Geniatech ...

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FreeNAS Plugin: Plex Media Server

With the current FreeNAS version 9.1.x, the plugin installation has been simplified significantly, and new plugins have been added. Very fresh: Plex Media Server as a plugin for FreeNAS. With this plugin, media files can be easily distributed in the network and brought to suitable clients. The installation is very simple: if a plugin jail is already configured under FreeNAS, the Plex Media Server plugin can be ...

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myGICA ATV1200: Android TV box with dual-core CPU

Instead of a HTPC as a DLNA client for FreeNAS, you can also use an Android TV box as a cheaper variant. My choice fell on the myGica ATV1200, which works with Android 4.1.2 and above all offers various connections: optical digital output, coax output and four times USB. The setup is relatively simple, since it is largely a standard Android and the ...

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Android 4 for Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi board, which is supposed to offer an easy introduction to programming, will soon be supported by Android 4. According to developer Eben Upton, Android already runs smoothly on the image board, hardware-accelerated video decoding and display is already possible - unfortunately only with proprietary drivers. Video: Android ICS on Raspberry Pi (3:36) In the video from Golem.de you can see ...

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