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Old 08-02-2015, 08:02 AM   #1
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Chromcast, Firestick, Roku?

Does anyone have any feedback about using Chromcast, Firestick or Roku in your campers?
The guys in my world want to watch sports at a favorite campground in Charleston SC. WiFi is good there. Has anyone used ESPN on one of these divises?
Thanks for any advise about this.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:49 AM   #2
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I haven't watched that channel, but I love my Roku. I don't use it in the camper, but I can tell you that if a lot of people are on the wifi, you will get a lot of buffering. I have a first gen Roku so I need to upgrade. Many channels like PBS and ESPN aren't available on the older model.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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I have Roku and Chromecast.
Chromecast has to use a phone, tablet or laptop to broadcast to the TV.
Roku is standalone and does much more than Chromecast.


But, I have yet to see a campground WIFI that would support streaming video.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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Chromcast, Firestick, Roku?

I have a Roku stick and it works fantastic. It all depends on the wifi signal. Honestly, I wouldn't even think of bringing it on a trip because I don't believe any campground wifi signal could render a good picture without excessive buffering. My two cents though.

With that being said. My son has a Chromecast and I have the Roku. We both find the Roku to be better. Less buggy and loads quicker.


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Old 08-02-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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I have Chromecast for streaming from sources not available to HULU/Amazon/etc.

I have Roku Home Hub for most everything else.

Of course, this is at home. Like some have said, haven't seen a CG with enough bandwidth to do much streaming.
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I found the Roku had the widest "app" support for the various channels. I have multiple versions and Rokus setup and they were all equally easy to install.

However, I agree with the above- streaming video will use up a lot of bandwidth and may actually be against the terms and conditions of your wifi. Verify that before committing to it.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:47 PM   #7
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But, I have yet to see a campground WIFI that would support streaming video.
This. I have (and LOVE) our two Chromecast and would really enjoy it for our full hook up camping, however, there's no way in a minute that any park we've been to can have a wifi strong enough or fast enough to support it....which sucks.

At home though it's great.
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We have a Firestick; works great. Word of caution; you better have a good data plan as streaming is costly.
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We have a Firestick; works great. Word of caution; you better have a good data plan as streaming is costly.
X2! Dreading next months bill. Kids burnt through the data plan very quickly while traveling. Kept us sane though.
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The only way any of this is going to do you any good while camping is if you have a verizon phone with the old unlimited data plan that you can use for a hotspot.

Which I do happen to have. :-)
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