Downloaded software and games. I don't believe that stores recordings.

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> On Jun 30, 2017, at 5:46 PM, Johnny Angel <j...@neo.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> So why would one expand the memory on one of these fire boxes? Is it
> primarily to store recordings?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] On Behalf Of Gary
> Schindler
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 6:16 AM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List <pc-audio@pc-audio.org>
> Subject: Re: Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
> 
> The only advantage with the fire tv box is that it has a faster processor
> and you can expand the memory with a micro SD card. No extras for blind
> people!
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johnny Angel
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 9:30 AM
> To: 'PC Audio Discussion List'
> Subject: RE: Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
> 
> Hi again Mary,
> 
> Do you know anything about the Amazon fire tv box that sells for like $90?
> I'm going to do some more research on the box, It offers more than the fire
> stick like being able to expand the memory to I think 128 gb. I think it is
> also 4K ready, whereas the fire stick is limited to 1 gb of memory and is
> only capable of 1K programming. But it is like $50 more than the stick, and
> I don't know if it yields the same joy as the stick does for a blind user.
> 
> Anyway, if anyone on the list has an Amazon fire tv box, please chime in
> here to let me and others know if getting the fire box instead of the fire
> stick offers advantages useful for a blind individual.
> 
> Thanks so much,
> 
> John Chilelli
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] On Behalf Of Mary
> Otten
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 2:55 PM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List <pc-audio@pc-audio.org>
> Subject: Re: Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
> 
> The screen reader comes on the fire. When you first get it, it will download
> a better voice than the one that originally starts up. There are
> instructions how to get it going from the get go on Amazon. I don't have the
> link right here, but if somebody doesn't come up with it, I will see if I
> can find it. Also, make sure that once you get your fire up and running,
> that you make sure the software is up-to-date. So you want to check for
> updates of course. You don't really need the iPad mini for this. You just
> need to have a place to plug the Kindle fire stick directly into the TV.
> That would be an HDMI port available. And of course you have to be able to
> switch to that HDMI port so you can see the screen and hear what's going on,
> including the screenreaer. So really, the iPad mini has no role to play
> here.
> Mary
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 5:35 PM, Johnny Angel <j...@neo.rr.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks Mary,
>> 
>> Yah I just want to be able to access menus and movie category and 
>> individual movies. So, in addition to my I-pad mini and HTMI cable to 
>> connect to my dumb TV, I need two other items to get, right? The TV 
>> fire stick and the Voice View screen reader. And I take it that Amazon
> sells everything I need?
>> 
>> I'll check it all out and let you know how things are going.
>> 
>> Thanks again,
>> 
>> John Chilelli
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] On Behalf Of 
>> Mary Otten
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:09 AM
>> To: PC Audio Discussion List <pc-audio@pc-audio.org>
>> Subject: RE: Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
>> 
>> Hi John,
>> 
>> Yes, with the fire tv stick, you can access netflix and see categories 
>> of movies, go through lists etc. When I first got the tv stick, sign 
>> in was not accessible. Now it is, according to other blind people; 
>> since I got sighted help for my initial sign in, I haven't had to do 
>> that again, so I can personally verify it. My set up is wifi. I 
>> honestly don't remember how difficult it was to do that sign in, 
>> because it was several months ago, and I've gone through a lot of 
>> stuff in my personal life since then. Now the fire stick has alexa as 
>> well as the voiceview screen reader. I don't use the alexa much, but 
>> it is there. I also can't speak to Pandora accessibility, since I 
>> don't
> use that service.
>> But netflix is good, better than on the apple tv, because it is better 
>> at announcing the category or row of movie listings you are in.
>> 
>> Mary
>> 
>> 
>> 
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