I am buying a smart tv to use mostly as a computer monitor, but in the past I used a kodi and exodus and enjoyed life. What description of a tv works best for kodi type streaming I know how to jail break a fire stick, thanks troypoint, but how do you do this with a smart tv? do I buy an android tv, a roku? lots of options. Help please. I’m a 67 year old grandma who has been spoiled watching everything~ Thanks.
It’s generally not recommended to do it on a smart TV because of lack of space, but a smart TV not closed by roku would be best.
Or a fire tv with your firestick. Can sideload onto most smart tvs. I would just use your firestick and keep that synced up. That’s just my personal advice. Let’s see what others say.
Forget roku, it’s a closed OS and you can’t modify it like an Android OS. I’d stick with a smart TV. Like Dracoo said, Smart TV and a Firestick is the way I went.
so are you suggesting just a smart tv that does NOT have roku, or fire tv,or android stuff and then add my firestick?
if i buy an android tv, or a smart tv that has fire, would that work?
For myself, no matter what TV I buy when my older Vizio gives out, I will continue using my android TV box for Kodi and IPTV. It just seems a lot easier to keep up with my android box, then to do everything through the TV system. Just my 2 cents.
Please see Dracoo’s response above and consider getting a good android tv box instead. Also see other posts on Troypoint to see what to look for before buying one. Unfortunately, you need to be willing to do a little homework but it will be well worth the effort!
I am using a Roku tv, with android box in one of the hdmi’s… Works great I hook my ota and get locals plus all the free roku channels and also can switch over to android/firestick or other media.
So…do i understand correctly…a roku type tv works as long as it has an hdmi port that i can put my firestick in? Thank you for the help
Yes it will. Most tvs have an hdmi port or more. I really like my roku tv, great picture and although roku system is closed it is really good and you get everything else with hdmi…it’s a win win
LG TV is same, smart TV with webOS, but you can only get programs or applications from their LG Content Store
The “Smart” buy is purchasing a quality streaming device. I have a “Smart” tv and have never used any of the features, because I run everything through my Nvidia Pro.
If you are thinking to forgo using a quality streaming device in lieu of a smart TV. Then, imho, you are not doing the “Smart” thing.
I have an LG Oled smart tv and you are right on regarding their App Store. The available apps are a bit behind the curve and the offerings are limited. For some reason their browser will not allow you to side load certain apps you may want. Lots more freedom and flexibility in getting a separate android device.
The easiest way I have found to use Kodi and other features such as various apps etc. is to continue to use your stick that you are accustomed to. Plug it into the hdmi port of your preferred tv and you will be quite pleased. As for any tv I recommend you get whatever that you think is the best for you. If and when you have any issues with your tv down the road you just unplug your stick and the plug into your next tv and away you go. Very simple. Good luck.
That’s what i understand. Thank you.
I would love a TV that has NO apps at all. Let me decide what to put on, stay with a good android box, let me add on Roku with their box if necessary. Just a plain vanilla TV
I use Samsung. I never even bother looking at what apps their OS provides. I just modify visual and audio settings to my liking, update the OS and plug my 4K Max in. The main reason is, my phones are Samsung as is my wifes tablet and so I learn the settings and all devices are similiar, I backup everything with 1 account, and they all integrate with each other. I love my Droids.
I’m having trouble finding a plain vanilla tv without apps! If i understan correctly, though, as kong as i have an hdmi port for say a firestick, any tv will do if i swutch to thst hdmi when i want to stream via firestick or whatever??? Thank you
Most new tv’s will have several HDMI ports, and when you plug in your 4K Firestick it should be automatically detected and input switched. I select the one labeled HDMI (ARC).
That helps me a lot. Thank you tons