I am looking to the E14 community members for their suggestion on how best to configuring a Pi4B to stream content from Internet providers.
My definition of best is, you have first hand knowledge (i.e. done it yourself and got it working), you have second hand knowledge (i.e. you have seen a reliable source get it working) or you read a source you trust and figured why not share the link. If there are caveats (i.e. purchase license codex) can you please highlight.
I'm looking for a way to stream content from Britbox. [britbox.com] I have a Samsung set-top box that struggles to just provide Netflix. The company pushed a firmware upgrade that has put the unit into a state that sometime it works and sometimes doesn't. I have narrowed the issue down to networking but have received little support from the vendor. The hardware is no longer manufacture supported so I am kinda on my own. Oh they did suggest I purchase a newer model.
I really enjoy British television. We get some British content here in Canada. How can you not enjoy Vera. I got great satisfaction faking Netflix to use the British service but that ended. I find the U.K. content producers don't rely on flash and bang to entertain but rather development character, crooked teeth an all, that far exceeds the quality of north american producers.
I'm doing some reading on Kodi and LibreELEC. My son in-law suggests I purchase an XBox since that is what he uses for Netflix. I just think he would like to have a XBox at my house so he has something to do when he is here:)
I did configure a Pi to provide Netflix through a browser once. It worked great but my family never got the confidence to use it. I also got tired of having to set it up for the grand children. I'm thinking maybe a more permanent solutions using the Pi4B I inherited after my last RoadTest Raspberry Pi4B (4GB) plus POE Hat - Review would be a rewarding place for it to reside and deliver steaming content.
I just received a gift card from Amazon ( thanks lui_gough , grand daughter be damned) that I plan to use to fund a solution. What Raspberry Pi solutions have you folks used to stream content? I'm thinking streaming Netflix is no different than the other providers. Streaming Britbox is my ultimate goal, if I can do Netflix also then the Samsung box gets kicked to the curb.