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Firetv & Kodi (Multiple instances)

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:44 am
by JonBest
I have an issue where I cannot run two Fire tv boxes with Kodi together. When I try playback on the second Kodi it stutters and is unwatchable. If I stop playback on the first Kodi it then works fine.

What is strange is that this only appears to affect Firetv. If I try running a second Kodi from my phone the playback is fine, if I try playing a second device with the VBox app it is fine?

Re: Firetv & Kodi (Multiple instances)

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:18 am
by admin@vbox
Do you connect your FireTV over WiFi or LAN?
When trying on a different device, do you try watching the same channel that failed on the Fire TV?
What app are you using on the Fire TV - VBox live TV or Kodi - try to use both see if you have the same issue

Re: Firetv & Kodi (Multiple instances)

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:55 am
by JonBest

I'm using Lan for the Firetv's but i've tried Wifi also. I use Kodi on them both and see the same issue when streaming the same channel & when streaming a different one on each. If I use the Vbox app there is no problem with the picture but the sound keeps stuttering when using the app....This happens even when it is the only device streaming?

If I use Kodi on my phone as a second device there is no issue so it seems to only happen on the Firetv's.

Re: Firetv & Kodi (Multiple instances)

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:58 am
by admin@vbox
This is very strange, when a device is requesting a channel, the VBox simply tunes into that channel and stream it, as it keeps the full broadcast quality and original encoding, there isn't really any difference between streaming to one device or another.

Can you try to record 1 channel and watch a second one on your FireTV
What are the two channel quality - SD/ full HD/ 4K?
Can you try connecting 1 FireTV over WiFi and the other over LAN?