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MJG1
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Mini USB cable

I bought the new Now TV stick today , I have a Roku stick at present which I have a mini USB cable to power it from the TV ,

my question is   Am I right in thinking  that I can use the Mini USB cable that I have for my Roku stick to power up my  new Now TV stick ?

or do I need to buy a different type of USB cable for the new Now stick.

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Andy Legend 5
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Re: Mini USB cable

@MJG1 Having just double checked the NOW TV stick uses a micro-USB cable not mini-USB, so if your old Roku stick used mini-USB (I'm not sure which it used) then you'll need to stick with the cable that came with the NOW TV  stick instead.

 

Easy enough to check - if the cable fits the NOW TV Stick you can use it, if not you can't.

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Andy Legend 5
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@MJG1 The stick should have included a mini-USB cable in the box but yes you should be able to use the one that powered your Roku. I wouldn't mix the power adapters though if you decide to connect to mains instead of powering via the TV USB port.

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MJG1
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Re: Mini USB cable

Hi Andy, it came with the long lead that connects to the plug that goes into mains but no Mini cable

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Andy Legend 5
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Re: Mini USB cable

@MJG1 The cable that came with the stick can be used for connecting to the TV USB port as well, they've just made it especially long for those that use the adapter. However if the cable from your Roku stick is a more sensible size then there should be no problems using that instead.

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Andy Legend 5
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Re: Mini USB cable

@MJG1 Having just double checked the NOW TV stick uses a micro-USB cable not mini-USB, so if your old Roku stick used mini-USB (I'm not sure which it used) then you'll need to stick with the cable that came with the NOW TV  stick instead.

 

Easy enough to check - if the cable fits the NOW TV Stick you can use it, if not you can't.

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MJG1
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Re: Mini USB cable

 Thanks Andy , I didn’t realise that you can use the same cable for both, I will probably give the one I have for the Roku a try as it’s so much shorter. 

I will be installing it tomorrow.

Thanks again Andy for your very quick reply 

Andy Legend 5
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Re: Mini USB cable

@MJG1 Yeah any micro-USB to USB cable will be fine, if it fits the stick it's OK to use. Setting up the stick should be pretty straightforward, just follow all the on-screen prompts but there's a guide here if you need it

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/set-up-your-now-tv-smart-stick

 

Hope you enjoy the stick!

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MJG1
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Re: Mini USB cable

Andy that’s brilliant, many thanks for your help

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LoneWolf24
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@Andy
I had problems with now tv stick how won’t work using USB port on tv how wasn’t enough power to stick but I used my old amazon stuck cable and all suddenly it’s enough to power stick so that’s bit strange.
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Andy Legend 5
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@LoneWolf24 Yeah that is strange. Nothing special about the spec of a micro-USB cable that should cause any difference but I suppose like all cables you get cheap ones and better quality ones. It could also be fluctuations in the power provided by the USB port on the TV. Be interesting to know how you get on over an extended period of time, maybe let us know if you'd had any problems over a week or two.

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