Cheap media player required

Talgo

Active Member
Hi Can anyone recommend a small cheap media player / streaming box to suit this please... to use in my motorhome connected via HDMI to a small 1080p TV.. would like to be able to use it when there is no mobile signal or WiFi.. (also when there is) would like to play rips and stuff I have downloaded from Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video.. I currently use a fire stick connected to my phone via hotspot but that's no good when off line.. 12v operation would be handy and I will attach a hdd ..
 

Jamie

Distinguished Member
Possibly a raspberry pi would be a good choice, dead easy to power from USB, if suggest a portable SSD (or SATA SSD in a suitable enclosure)
 

rccarguy2

Distinguished Member
Amlogic 905x3 box
 

Talgo

Active Member
Something like this ? But one of the reviews says not compatible with Disney+ ??
Amazon product
 

rccarguy2

Distinguished Member
ething like this ? But one of the reviews says not compatible with Disney+ ??
Amazon product


Official Apps on these generic boxes might have issues with signing in.

They're ok with mkv files though you have on HD, but if it has DRM license probably have issues
 

Jamie

Distinguished Member
You say you're using a phone for internet access when streaming, what phone is it?

My Huawei Mate 20Pro works very well on a TV when plugged in via a USB-C to HDMI lead or adapter.

My phone offers both a straight forward screen mirror mode which worked for Netflix, Prime and Discovery+ (I haven't tried Disney+) and it also had a cool desktop mode with the phone bring used as a touchpad and keyboard that worked very well for most but not all apps (specifically not Netflix) but worked really well for MX Player or VLC for local files and most other catch up apps. When using desktop mode you can even minimise the control app and still use the phone apps normally at the same time.

Might be worth checking what your phone can do before buying new hardware.
 

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