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Purchasing an Android TV box or anything that can stream HBO, Showtime, ETC

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Does anyone know where online I can purchase an Android TV Box or any type of cable TV box that is capable of streaming HBO, Showtime, and other American cable channels off the internet?  I know this technology exists but I'm having trouble finding it online and I'm not very familiar with it.  So far the only product I've found online that might be any good the company that sells it only ships to Spain, the UK, and Ireland and they won't ship to Thailand.  I know that there's gotta be a company out there that will ship to Thailand.  I recall reading other posts on here after True Visions dumped HBO that people here in Thailand do own I believe it was an Android Box that I read about on here.  I can always get pretty much whatever I want shipped to Thailand all the time even when other companies say they don't ship here I'm always able to find another company that will ship what I'm looking for here.  Although I've never had to buy a product like this and I want to make sure that I'm buying the right product that is capable of streaming HBO, Showtime, etc.  I'm looking for the works whatever product has the most capability and can stream the most channels and the latest movies and TV shows.  

 

Ever since True Visions dumped HBO I'm going to dump True Visions.  I know their service is a lot cheaper compared to the states but I'm not paying the same amount for less service and I'm not interested in their temporary 300 Baht discount that's only good till August.  The only reason why I ordered that service was for the HBO, that's what I was paying for and they've taken it away so I'm dumping True Visions as soon as I can purchase the product I'm looking for capable of streaming all the good channels off the internet.  

 

If anyone knows about this I would sincerely appreciate it if someone could send me a direct online link to where I can purchase it if you can.  Thanks so much for any advice.  

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I use an Apple TV4 but you've got to kid your router that you're in the US which is altogether trickier. You need something like a DNS spoofer such as UnoTelly or a router that will let you hard code a US VPN service. After that you need a cable subscription, although you can piggyback on other people's subscriptions via forums like Slingsharing. It isn't just a plug-and-play option which is why the Brits here have the ExPat TV service and special box, but I don't know of a US equivalent. And AFAIK ExPat TV for the Brits is only free to air channels not pay TV channels

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I know how to use a fake IP address though VPN to make it appear as if I'm in the US but they're not all that reliable 24/7.  Can you get HBO and Showtime with the Apple TV4?  I think what I need is an Android Box.  I just found a company called Gear Best that sells them but for some reason it's not accepting my debit card even though there's no problems with my card or billing address, obviously it's an issue with the website.  

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I'm looking at DNS Spoofing online and it looks like some sort of hacking software.  I really think what I need is an Android Box if it does what I think it does.  

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Have a browse through some of the other topics in the AV Forum... there are many recommendations and suggestions.

 

I think you're right... you need an Android box.

 

ThaiVisa used to have a supplier that sponsored the forum, but unfortunately not now.

 

I am sure that some of our members will point you in the right direction.

 

Where in Thailand are you?

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I bought an Android box from Lazada. It came with Kodi pre-installed,

Rather than repeat the whole story see my topic here.

I got some really good answers there and they're probably the same as what you need to know too.

 

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Get a generic Android box and look on Facebook for "Flawless Hosting".

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Encid said:

I bought an Android box from Lazada. It came with Kodi pre-installed,

Rather than repeat the whole story see my topic here.

I got some really good answers there and they're probably the same as what you need to know too.

 

Thanks I read your story and actually just tried to buy one online but it only accepts Thai credit cards.   Also the shipping and billing address was kind of set up weird and complicated.  It does offer pay cash on delivery supposedly but I am trying to find that option on the website I'd actually prefer cash on delivery because I don't really trust their website it's not very user friendly.  My real question is can you stream HBO and Showtime with it?  

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Yes you can, but I find that I'm not watching HBO so much anymore as I can stream the latest movies (as well as the older ones) without the repeat programming that HBO has.

Likewise for TV shows... The Walking Dead for example.

My wife loves it, and we can watch (on demand) every episode from all 7 seasons to date.

Once you go Kodi, you will never go back to TrueVisions.

 

Talk to @Allstars... he's an expert and really helpful.

 

If you do decide to buy from Lazada, use the COD option.

That option is available after you've completed your shipping address details.

I've bought a lot of stuff from them over the past 2 years or so and never had a problem.

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1 hour ago, Encid said:

I bought an Android box from Lazada. It came with Kodi pre-installed,

Rather than repeat the whole story see my topic here.

I got some really good answers there and they're probably the same as what you need to know too.

 

 Yes actually I figured out how to do it.  It'll be delivered in 2 to 4 days cash on delivery.  How does it work can you actually stream HBO and other channels off of it?  Does it work like regular cable TV?  

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4 minutes ago, Encid said:

Yes you can, but I find that I'm not watching HBO so much anymore as I can stream the latest movies (as well as the older ones) without the repeat programming that HBO has.

Likewise for TV shows... The Walking Dead for example.

My wife loves it, and we can watch (on demand) every episode from all 7 seasons to date.

Once you go Kodi, you will never go back to TrueVisions.

 

Talk to @Allstars... he's an expert and really helpful.

 

If you do decide to buy from Lazada, use the COD option.

That option is available after you've completed your shipping address details.

I've bought a lot of stuff from them over the past 2 years or so and never had a problem.

Great thanks man and I'm getting mine for about the exact same price you got yours.  Not a bad price.  So good no more True Visions for me. I'll probably get more channels, movies, and TV shows anyway then when True was still offering HBO and Cinemax.  

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