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Home Servers, HTPCs, & Everything in Between
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How to use your phone as a Fire TV remote with voice control

The Alexa voice remote that accompanies the Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick is a great product. It is one of the first voice recognition tools that is actually worth using! Did you know that you can fully control a Fire TV device using your phone as a Fire TV Remote? Amazon provides an official remote app for both iOS and Android devices.
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5 Best Android apps for music server streaming

When we talk about media servers, we immediately think about video streaming. The truth is that a media server can be used to deliver audio and can be used to stream music to any room in your house. Store all of your music files in one place and receive them on a client app on any device.
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How to Install Radarr on Docker using Kitematic GUI?

We already shown how to install Radarr on Docker commandline, which works on all platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac. Radarr is an automated movie downloader like CouchPotato. For people who don’t prefer commandline, we presented Kitematic Docker GUI for Windows. In this post, I will show you how simple it is to install Radarr on Docker using Kitematic GUI for Docker engine.
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10 Best Kodi Skins 2017 – For HTPCs and Kodi Streaming Boxes

In the past we covered the top Kodi skins for Raspberry Pi 3, Nvidia Shield TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Due to request from some of the readers, we decided to publish an expanded list of best Kodi Skins in 2017 for all devices. Kodi Skins not only make your media center look better, they also often times extend the features of your Kodi setup. It may add new shortcut menu (eg.
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HTPC News Roundup 2017 Wk 49: Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV, Emby Trakt plugin update, and more

Welcome to the htpcBeginner HTPC News Roundup 2017 Wk 49. This week saw Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV, an Emby Trakt plugin update, and more. Read on for the latest in HTPC news and updates!

HTPC News Around the Web
You can now watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV
The Apple TV is a solid device perfect as a Plex client.
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How to Install Headphones on Docker using Kitematic GUI?

We already shown how to install Headphones on Docker commandline, which works on all platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac. Headphones is an automated music downloader. For people who don’t prefer commandline, we presented Kitematic Docker GUI for Windows. In this post, I will show you how simple it is to install Headphones on Docker using Kitematic GUI for Docker engine.
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10 Best Kodi Kids Addons 2017 List for your HTPC

The little ones at home want to watch the best content available for them. You want to make sure they have safe and suitable content for their ages, and also content that keeps them entertained. If you are using Kodi, you need to look no further. Here’s a list with the 10 best Kodi kids addons 2017 brings to Kodi media centers everywhere.
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How to Install HTPC Manager on Docker using Kitematic GUI?

We already shown how to install HTPC Manager on Docker commandline, which works on all platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac. HTPC Manager provides a lightweight Web UI to manage your HTPC or Home Server. For people who don’t prefer commandline installation, we presented Kitematic Docker GUI for Windows.
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Setup SickRage Download Server with Odroid C2 – TV Show Downloader

The best part of having a media server is the possibility to automate most of the tasks for downloading and processing your Movies and TV Shows. You can do all this by installing Sickrage, a service that allows you to create watch lists and automatically download them when they are available with your Odroid C2 SickRage download server.
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Setup Emby Server with Raspberry PI 3 – Media Streaming Server

When choosing a media manager, there are a lot of options nowadays. In the past, we covered Plex Media Server which is a great application to manage and stream your media to any compatible device. I also showed you how you can setup Plex Server with Raspberry Pi 3. We also covered Emby, which is a good alternative to Plex offering a similar pack of features.
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