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    Default 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    All,

    I am considering getting the Amazon Fire TV device, however, I'm concerned 8gbs of storage isn't enough. Since it has a USB connector in the rear, do you think it can support external HDDs?

    J
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    I guess a good question would be what would take up that much space?

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by jstwondrng View Post
    All,

    I am considering getting the Amazon Fire TV device, however, I'm concerned 8gbs of storage isn't enough. Since it has a USB connector in the rear, do you think it can support external HDDs?

    J
    The USB port doesn't support anything at this time.



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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    That is not correct. Take a look at

    Amazon Fire TV - XBMC

    Keyboards, mice and game controller are working. But unfortunately no support for hard drives and USB sticks.
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Something isn't right here, as the screenshot appears to be from the user manual.

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meisiek View Post
    That is not correct. Take a look at

    Amazon Fire TV - XBMC

    Keyboards, mice and game controller are working. But unfortunately no support for hard drives and USB sticks.
    Thanks for the info! Still interested in purchasing it.

    J

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    There are games and apps that almost top 1gb. That would use up the 8gb of space quickly.

    J
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    8gb...usable to the consumer? Or total including system?

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meisiek View Post
    That is not correct. Take a look at

    Amazon Fire TV - XBMC

    Keyboards, mice and game controller are working. But unfortunately no support for hard drives and USB sticks.
    Have people actually used it? If So then the manual is wrong. I thought that keyboard etc is coming soon but not currently supported? Then again I haven't really followed this, so maybe a new development

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Have people actually used it? If So then the manual is wrong. I thought that keyboard etc is coming soon but not currently supported? Then again I haven't really followed this, so maybe a new development

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    I just purchased it last night and I'll see if I can attach a keyboard to it today.

    J
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by jstwondrng View Post
    I just purchased it last night and I'll see if I can attach a keyboard to it today.

    J
    Any luck?

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Any luck?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Sorry, didn't get the chance to see if it worked or not. I'll try tonight and post my findings. I have been able to pair the MOGA controller to it without any issues. Perfect for gaming.

    J
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Any luck?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Ok, so I finally got around to checking if I could connect a keyboard to the Amazon Fire. I didn't try a bluetooth keyboard (batteries died) but I was successful using a wireless keyboard! It worked flawlessly and I didn't have to do any configurations. I plugged the wireless USB sensor into the USB port and voila! Worked! This weekend I'll try the bluetooth keyboard. Stay tuned

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Thanks for the update. Did you try a flash drive to see what happens?

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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Thanks for the update. Did you try a flash drive to see what happens?

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    No, but I will. Another busy weekend. I did try the bluetooth keyboard (Apple) but didn't pair. Even though it is from Apple, I have had success pairing it with my Android tablet.

    J
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Anyone figured out a way how to use USB flash drives? 8GB is really not that much of a space, specailly that not all of them is available for use. I connected a USB drive and nothing happens. I would be more happy with my fire TV if I could play my own videos from a hard drive or flash drive rather then upload them to amazon cloud.
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    Default Re: 8gb of space enough? External HDD?

    Quote Originally Posted by kremo View Post
    Anyone figured out a way how to use USB flash drives? 8GB is really not that much of a space, specailly that not all of them is available for use. I connected a USB drive and nothing happens. I would be more happy with my fire TV if I could play my own videos from a hard drive or flash drive rather then upload them to amazon cloud.
    It's almost like they have given up providing updates to this device. I heard there was a recent one for tablet game support, but that's about it. Mine is collecting dust on the entertainment stand.

    J

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