Mouse operated multimedia player?

  Maureen Cowen 10:01 15 Jul 2018
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Help, please advise. User is elderly disabled man who cannot operate touch pads or button remotes or voice control. He CAN use computer mouse. Currently has android smart multimedia player Q7 to stream BBCiPlayer. It often freezes and needs rebooting, streaming is slow although his WiFi is fast. Can you recommend a better player that works with a mouse or any other solutions?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:17 15 Jul 2018

Assume he has a PC or laptop with a wireless mouse?

couple PC to TV via HDMi cable. There are plenty of free apps for catch up TV I watch iplayer and others via the chrome browser

  Maureen Cowen 13:16 15 Jul 2018

Alas, he does not have a PC or laptop, which is why he got the multimedia player. Hd is looking to replace this with another small and relatively inexpensive unit if possible?

  Maureen Cowen 13:24 15 Jul 2018

Alas, he does not have a PC or laptop, which is why he got the multimedia player. Hd is looking to replace this with another small and relatively inexpensive unit if possible?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:01 15 Jul 2018

Perhaps you need something like an Airmouse remote to control the Android TV box.

As for it keep freezing try resetting the box or moving the router closer to the box if possible.

  wee eddie 16:21 15 Jul 2018

What does he consider "inexpensive"?

  Maureen Cowen 17:15 15 Jul 2018

Regarding mouse, he has an air mouse which he is using for the existing andriod box - it is the box that needs updating to something better. I have regularly reset the box to clear it but it is just too slow. About price, something not more than £150.

  difarn 23:48 15 Jul 2018

Could he cope with any of these?

click here

  Maureen Cowen 13:41 16 Jul 2018

Many thanks, Difarn, he has chosen the Z83-F.

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