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Should I get Pik or Build My Own Kodi?

KanoeKid
Connector

Hi Community Members:
I have been looking at Pik as an alternative to building my own Kodi.

Here's what I have now and would see keeping these things if I select either Pik or Kodi build your own:

- TELUS Internet 25, 300GB per month. Typically use 250 to 300GB

- Audio: TV is connected via HDMI to Yamaha 5.1 receiver

- Samsung Smart TV

- single remote controls TV, Netflix, Yamaha receiver

- current Netflix subscriber (which supports 5.1 audio & HD)

- not interested in increasing monthly payment.

 

Also have TELUS Landline which I plan to cancel because the only people who call are telemarketers and politicians.

 

What would this community recommend?

 

 

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WestCoasterBC
Community Power User
Community Power User

You need to purchase a PikTV device if you want the service.

- PikTV doesn't count towards your data cap with the device. Using the mobile app it goes against your data cap. (Any android box you buy online for Kodi will use Data towards your cap)

- PikTV is an android tv certified device which can stream Netflix 4K content. Providing you have a 4K tv and proper Netflix plan.

- PikTV remote will control you tv (providing a code is available) it's not a universal remote. (TV and PikTV functions only)

- PikTV is 2 channel only (see this thread for more details: https://forum.telus.com/t5/Pik-TV/Audio-Receiver-and-Pik-Stereo-output-only-no-5-1-or-7-1/td-p/69802

You have to compare apples to apples. PikTV which provides legal content vs one that is mainly used to pirate..

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WestCoasterBC
Community Power User
Community Power User

You need to purchase a PikTV device if you want the service.

- PikTV doesn't count towards your data cap with the device. Using the mobile app it goes against your data cap. (Any android box you buy online for Kodi will use Data towards your cap)

- PikTV is an android tv certified device which can stream Netflix 4K content. Providing you have a 4K tv and proper Netflix plan.

- PikTV remote will control you tv (providing a code is available) it's not a universal remote. (TV and PikTV functions only)

- PikTV is 2 channel only (see this thread for more details: https://forum.telus.com/t5/Pik-TV/Audio-Receiver-and-Pik-Stereo-output-only-no-5-1-or-7-1/td-p/69802

You have to compare apples to apples. PikTV which provides legal content vs one that is mainly used to pirate..

Hi WestCoasterBC

Thanks for the quick reply. I understand that if I want Pik, I have to subscribe.

 

My post is asking

- does Pik support the features I have today and want to keep, If no - do these features have a committed date?

- which would the community choose: Pik OR Build your own Kodi.

 

 

NFtoBC
Community Power User
Community Power User
I'm a lazy ba$+ard, so would choose PikTV to add the local and sports/arts channels which interest me. I'm less than interested in finding, downloading, (converting), and managing a subscription. My time has value, and PikTV is less than a dollar a day for the convenience it provides.
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Nighthawk
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My Pik has Kodi on it also though it's just streaming local content from my NAS instead of online things.

 

@KanoeKid One thing that has come up is the Pik remote currently doesn't support receivers. It'll control the TV and the Pik box but nothing inbetween. 


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