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Hi everyone,

I have a 7-8 year old Firestick. It is connected to a Samsung 46” smart tv, Circa 2010. One of the early ones. TV works great.

While watching CBS All Access, last night; I had to update the Firestick during a program. I could not get out of the update. I was able to continue Viewing after the update.

When The episode was completed, the entire Firestick froze. Could not get it to unfreeze

I went back to regular cable for the night. This morning, I tried the Firestick again. Screen stated, “no input available “.

I ended up pulling out the Firestick from the tv, and the socket, waiting an hour to reinstall.

It is now working.

I have been noticing a lot is streaming issues on All Access, lagging. I wonder if it is time to replace the Firestick????

And if I do replace it, would it be a good idea to purchase the 4K version, instead of what I have: 2nd generation.

Tv is ok, but works great.

Wondering if the lagging, streaming issues is because of CBS All Access? Or just the age of the Firestick.

I think Winchester Winchester was contemplating doing this, also.

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

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We did upgrade, artiemom artiemom , but just to the better Firestick, not to a 4K one. That did seem to solve our problems with buffering and such. We didn't have to upgrade our old stick or anything, but we had a lot of streaming/buffering issues. With the new stick, I'm now able to stream from Hulu....couldn't do that with the old stick. Hope that helps.
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a 7-8 year old Firestick. It is connected to a Samsung 46” smart tv, Circa 2010. One of the early ones. TV works great.

While watching CBS All Access, last night; I had to update the Firestick during a program. I could not get out of the update. I was able to continue Viewing after the update.

When The episode was completed, the entire Firestick froze. Could not get it to unfreeze

I went back to regular cable for the night. This morning, I tried the Firestick again. Screen stated, “no input available “.

I ended up pulling out the Firestick from the tv, and the socket, waiting an hour to reinstall.

It is now working.

I have been noticing a lot is streaming issues on All Access, lagging. I wonder if it is time to replace the Firestick????

And if I do replace it, would it be a good idea to purchase the 4K version, instead of what I have: 2nd generation.

Tv is ok, but works great.

Wondering if the lagging, streaming issues is because of CBS All Access? Or just the age of the Firestick.

I think Winchester Winchester was contemplating doing this, also.

Thanks for any thoughts.
Have you considered a Roku? I've had both and IMO the Roku is better. This is the one I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HDBZN7Q/?tag=thecatsite
 

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I have a couple Roku’s and have never had an issue with them. My cable provider, XFinity, charges something like $10 for each cable box you have but if you stream their live TV on a Roku or other device there is no charge.
 

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I have a couple Roku’s and have never had an issue with them. My cable provider, XFinity, charges something like $10 for each cable box you have but if you stream their live TV on a Roku or other device there is no charge.
I have Xfinity also. I don't have a box from them either. No problems at all.
 

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We have 3 rokus. We've had buffering issues in the past; but only when streaming something being broadcast live. That hasn't happened in a while. Our internet is also through Comcast/Xfinity.
 
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We did upgrade, artiemom artiemom , but just to the better Firestick, not to a 4K one. That did seem to solve our problems with buffering and such. We didn't have to upgrade our old stick or anything, but we had a lot of streaming/buffering issues. With the new stick, I'm now able to stream from Hulu....couldn't do that with the old stick. Hope that helps.
If you do not mind, which model Firestick, did you upgrade to?
 
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