[BCAB] Amazon Fire tablet first impressions

Kerry Fielding littlemisslovely1973 at me.com
Tue Dec 12 13:37:47 GMT 2017


I find the silk browser a little clumsy.  You can sideload chrome or 
Firefox but as of yet I haven't managed to make that work. Jackie.  If 
it's of any help to you there's a VI Kindle user group.  It's on freelists.


Kerry


On 12/12/2017 12:55, Jackie Brown wrote:
> Has anyone played with the Silk browser and, if so, how well does it work
> with VoiceView?  My husband is trying to make me run before I can walk here!
> (smile.)
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jackie Brown
> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info
> Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> Skype name: thejackmate
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew
> Hodgson
> Sent: 12 December 2017 12:45
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amazon Fire tablet first impressions
>
> Hi,
>
> Last time I checked there was no official Youtube app for the tablet due to
> the Amazon/Google fallout.  You can use it through the website.  BBC IPlayer
> is available and last time I checked had AD.
>
> Andrew.
> ________________________________________
> From: Bcab [bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Graham Page
> [gpage at useit.plus.com]
> Sent: 12 December 2017 12:25
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amazon Fire tablet first impressions
>
> That's great Jackie.
>
> Is BBC IPlayer also available? Does it have AD on the fire tablet?  Can
> Youtube be used?  I know amazon and google were having a bit of a spat about
> this.  Shooting all lawyers would probably solve that problem but that won't
> happen any time soon!
>
> Cheers
>
> Graham
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie Brown
> Sent: 12 December 2017 11:47
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: [BCAB] Amazon Fire tablet first impressions
>
> Following a QVC offer for this last week, I decided to dip my toe into the
> world of Amazon Fire and buy the 10-inch tablet which also came with micro
> SD card and vouchers for a case and music subscription for a couple of
> months.
>
> I managed to set it up myself which pleased me no end thanks to all the
> helpful tips given in various threads on this list and from the Amazon help
> pages.
>
> While I haven't had much time to play with it extensively yet, I did
> download and sign into the ITV Hub.  I was in Scotland last week for a few
> days, and used the ITV Hub on iOS to catch up on the only two soaps I watch.
> I still can't believe they haven't got AD going on it yet.  But the Amazon
> Fire does indeed have Audio Description on the ITV Hub so this is great.
>
> I have lots to learn and explore yet but it's a promising start.  Yes it's
> an Amazon buyer's tool, but the sound is good and I may actually use it more
> than I thought I would.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jackie Brown
> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
>
>
>
>
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