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Getting The Telly Club on Firesticks and FireTV's (my review)

The Telly Club is a website, a complex one yes but still just a website. If you want to get our website on your Firestick or FireTV you first need to install a good web browser on the device.

The best web browser I have found for these devices is the Amazon Silk browser and readily available in your app store.

However there are caveats. Despite trying hard I could not get Adguard to work with it or any other browser I tested, that will mean the Sports section will shower users with sneaky adds trying every trick in the book to extract money from you making that section unusable. The Live TV section is watchable but a bit of a pain due the advertising the stream providers plaster on (ironically Amazon themselves are amongst the biggest advertisers). The Soaps Catchup section has harmless but annoying ads at the start and often within the programs.

Movies and all Top TV Series play fine and contain no advertising whatsoever.

I found selecting the desktop version of The Telly Club website was best as it gave back control for fullscreen viewing although the reverse was the case in the Soaps Catchup section. I hate it when some app or device thinks it knows better than me how a website should be displayed.

Big issue regarding privacy

I discovered on the internet that these devices are wriggled with basic security flaws. They also relay to Amazon everything you do and voice command you give, they are worse than Google. So unless you are happy with some unregulated private company knowing more about you than you know yourself use these devices with caution and NEVER log into your bank on one.

Please Note: Firesticks and FireTV's are what I call "fringe" devices, to me they fall into the same category as Ipads, Tablets and so called "smart" TV's & phones (they are not that smart). You will always be fighting with these products to get proper and full internet content and are unlikely to succeed 100%. The Telly Club utilizes streams from various providers and in different formats & encodings, if you want to fully enjoy this website use a laptop or desktop computer and optionally connect that to your TV using a simple and cheap HDMI cable.

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