This 4th of July Weekend is upon us in just a few days! Time to get in the American spirit! We have listed 17 patriotic movies that you might like to help get you in the mood to celebrate the season. Listed in no particular order.
Enjoy your holiday weekend… and please party responsibly if you’re going to party! If you’re not into parties, that’s Ok too. We can provide you with plenty of home entertainment streamed in HD, 4K, and even 3D direct to your home TV!
THE PATRIOT (2000)
Mel Gibson portrays Benjamin Martin, an unassuming man who is forced to join the American Revolution when the British threaten to take his farm away from him. Together with his patriotic son, Gabriel, the pair faces the vicious Redcoats with a heroism that reflects the stubborn pride of a young country’s most dedicated supporters.
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)
In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don’t understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war.
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
Two green reporters and rivals working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire warnings about their safety, the duo follows the money all the way to the top.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission — protect his comrades — to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.
TEAM AMERICA (2004)
When North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il (Trey Parker) orchestrates a global terrorist plot, it’s up to the heavily armed marionettes of the highly specialized Team America unit to stop his dastardly scheme. The group, which includes the thespian-averse technology expert Chris (Matt Stone), not only has to face off against Jong-il, but they must also contend with F.A.G., the Film Actors Guild, a cadre of Hollywood liberals at odds with Team America’s “policing the world” tactics.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America’s armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Captain America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization.
THE LONGEST DAY (1962)
John Wayne’s best films weren’t just his Westerns. In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
Patriotism and sacrifice at their epic climax. Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Tom Hanks delivers an excellent performance. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
PEARL HARBOR (2001)
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. History comes alive in the unforgettable epic picture PEARL HARBOR, the spectacular blockbuster brought to the screen by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Astounding visual and audio effects put you at the center of the event that changed the world.
INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)
The day is 4th of July and it is the Independence Day. The ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies. The ships blasts destructive beams of fire and ash down on cities all over the world. Now the planet’s only hope lies with a determined bunch of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders. Celebrate your independence!!
Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States’ first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle.
The film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name. In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence.
TOP GUN (1986)
The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn’t only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he’s also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Although Disney’s take on the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team pales in comparison to the real event, but the “Miracle” win over the Russians was inconceivable at the time.
THE SANDLOT (1993)
When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence. Adventures involving a savage dog, a carnival, 4th of July traditions.
An American Tail
A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. During the trip, a fierce storm throws Fievel from the ship, and he loses contact with his family. Luckily, he manages to sail to New York in a bottle. There, Irish mouse Bridget (Cathianne Blore), an Italian mouse named Tony (Pat Musick) and a kindly cat named Tiger (Dom DeLuise) help Fievel search for his loved ones.
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There are so many reasons why DigiXstream Android TV Boxes are awesome, being able to access hard to find content is just one of them. Let’s compare to oh; say Netflix. Each month Netflix cuts back some of their available movie titles to make room for new movie arrivals. The following movies were officially removed from the Netflix database March 1st 2015. Next month we expect just as many more movies will be removed.
titles removed from Netflix On March 1st 2015…
Almost Famous (2000)
Das Boot: Director’s Cut (1981)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
The Graduate (1967)
The Ice Storm (1997)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Fright Night (1985)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Ordinary People (1980)
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Will Penny (1968)
Winged Migration (2001)
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
It Could Happen to You (1994)
Old Yeller (1957)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams (1981)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
If You’re Bored
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Adios, Sabata (1971)
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Black Rain (1989)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Brokedown Palace (1999)
The Deadly Bees (1967)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The Lair of the White Worm (1997)
The People That Time Forgot (1977)
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
…and next month Netflix will discontinue more, and more, and more…
You might still be able to rent some of these from Netflix if you have them mail you the rental, leaving you with the daunting task of having to return it back. Let’s face it, that’s a hassle we don’t need.
The good news is that you can still most likely find all your favorite movies on the DigiXstream box. I only say “most likely” to cover our butts but the truth is that it would be extremely surprising if something wasn’t on the DigiXstream box. Sometime it just requires finding the add ons to stream it from. We at DigiXstream Shop offer tech support to speed through the learning curb of learning where to find what and if something truly isn’t available, you can request it to be added.
Unlike Netflix, DigiXstream doesn’t require any memberships, subscriptions, or rental costs… even though DigiXstream provides more options, features, and flexibility.
Choose from our wide selection of high definition backgrounds and we’ll load it on your DigiXstream Android TV box for you at no additional cost when you purchase a DigiXstream Fully Setup Android TV Box w/ Free Tech Support through DigiXstream Shop! Just request the numbered background you desire via online order form, email, or simply call us up!
Did you know you can find really amazing content that you might have never even imagined with a DigiXstream Android TV Box? It’s true. You will find content from all around the world (w/ subtitles if desired), ready for easy streaming straight to your home or office television. The DigiXstream box has a plethora of video portals that will let you navigate, scroll, and or point and click movie posters and titles for easy streaming. You can also highlight a movie before clicking menu on your remote; from there you are able to view more movie information, settings, save to favorites, save to playlists, download movie file, Or my personal favorite… watch movie trailers (regarding the movie you have highlighted).
The movie trailer feature within DigiXstream’s featured XBMC/Kodi addons come in really handy, because when you have access to pretty much every movie ever made in existence “for free“, you can rest assured that you are going to come across MANY gems that you have never even heard of before. Being able to quickly watch a trailer will help you find what seems like an endless supply of amazing new movies.
With the DigiXstream Android TV Box, finding just the right movie, show, documentary, cartoon, channel, station, and more is easy due to the structure of many of our DigiXstream video add-ons; such as the many creative ways in which each video add-on has been broken down into categories.
Some XBMC content is broken down by year, some by country. Some add-on portals break down the resolution quality into categories, along with genre. Some, like One242415, inside of the Phoenix video addon, will have unique categories like Live In Concert, Sports Doc’s, The Twilight Zone, Abbott and Costello, Cheech & Chong, Eastwood Collection, Stephen King Collection, Star Trek Collection, and lots of other cool novelty collections.
As you get familiar with our Android TV Box / SMART HD Streaming Media Player, you will begin to resonate with some video add-ons more than others. This is because each XBMC addon is unique in many ways and have personalities of their own.
So there you have it. Enjoy your new DigiXstream Android TV Box and tell us all about the goodies you find!
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Our DigiXstream Android TV Box will provide you with a plethora of great content, including live sports content from all over the world. Whatever kind of sport you fancy the most, you can find it one our DigiXstream box if you know where to look. This blog can help assist you.
We actually feature some really good XBMC sports add-ons within all of our DigiXstream Android TV Boxes. Let’s look at a few…
Phoenix is great Video Add-on that we feature that has live sports. Particularly Hockey. But I won’t discuss that video add-on in this blog because I already went over much of it’s content in this blog HERE.
In this blog post, we will be outlining just 5 of our video add-ons. There are MANY more XBMC Sports Channel add-ons that are available through our Smart Streaming Media Player. Also, please keep in mind that this blog post only covers some of the “Live Sports.” There are many “pre-recorded” Sports Channel and add-ons within our Android TV box also, but I will save that for another blog post.
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New DigiXstream Adult Video Add-ons
We have added some really exciting Adult Video add-ons to our DigiXstream Smart HD Media Streamer.
The Erotik (XXX) Video-add on has now been included in our ever evolving Digi Wizard which updates and maintains all of your XBMC video add-ons we have included for FREE on all of our DigiXstream Android TV Boxes.
Let’s take a closer look at what is inside of the Erotik (XXX) add-on. No subscriptions, memberships, or rental fees!
- Bang Bross
- Reality Kings
- Naughty America
- 21 Sextury
- Porn Pross
- Reality Gang
- Fake Taxi
- Gay Porno
- Digital Playground
Pretty cool right? We thought so too.
The Newest Digi-Wizard Video Add-ons for DigiXstream
If you own a DigiXstream already you may have noticed that our most recent DigiXstream update has included a few extra goodies. “Cartoon HD Extras”, “Movies 25”, and the “Phoenix” video add-ons are the the newest featured video add-ons found within our “Digi-Wizard” download, which is exclusive to DigiXstream and only compatible with DigiXstream Android TV Boxes. In this blog we will break down these great video-addons to show you how to best use them to access the streaming content you desire.
Cartoon HD Extras (#2), like its original “Cartoon HD” is not only cartoons, but is filled with some of the best, newest, and most popular movies, and TV Shows. When you click on Cartoon HD Extras, it breaks down into the following categories.
- Movies & Tv
Each category is filled with amazing content that related to such. The strong points of this XBMC/Kodi add-on are that it’s filled with lots of gets content that’s stable and dependability. This channel add-on unfortunately doesn’t give you all the same great “menu options” as most of our featured channels do, but it’s still a great portal to find really good movies and Tv shows. If you highlight a movies and click the menu button on your remote you will understand what we mean. Only two options pop up.
- Add to favourites
- Add-on settings
Phoenix Video Add-on is developed by some of the guys from MashUp that are into streaming. This add-on has 8 great Portals. These are unique in their own way. I won’t go into depth with all of them right now but as you can see, I have highlighted a few cool categories inside…
- (TV & Sport Streams)
- 2014 HD Movies
- 2013 HD Movies
- 2013 Movies
- 1080p Movies
- 3D Movies
- HD Movie Collection
- Latest Releases
- Funniest Comedies Ever
- Cheech & Chong
- The Walking Dead
- Best Westerns Ever Made
- Psychological Thrillers
- Erotic Thrillers
- Alfred Hitchcock
- News Journalism Documentaries
- GRINDHOUSE Theater
- BATMAN: Animated Films
- Retro TV
- Sports Movies
- British Stand Up
- Marilyn Monroe Collection
- Elvis Presley Filmography
- Clint Eastwood Collection
- Mel Brooks Collection
- Jack Nicholson Collection
- Jason Statham Collection
- Stephen King Collection
- Abbott and Costello Collection
- Martial Arts
- ZOMBIE Collection
- James Bond 007
- Biker Films
- Star Trek Collection
- Scariest Movies Of All Time
- Best Picture Oscars
- Made For TV Movies
- Disco Fever
- Black Entertainment
- Movie Made For Women
- Stand Up Comedy
- Celebrity Roasts
- LIVE in CONCERT
- Cinema Italiano
- Foreign Cinema
- Live International Streams
- Italian Series
- The Twilight Zone
- Films From Games
- TMC 1940’s
- Ultimate Sci-Fi Collection
- National Geographic
- LGBT FILMS
- New Releases
- Latest Cinema Release
- Hot 30
- Kidz Collectionz
- Kids TV Shows
- Martial Arts & Action Movies
- 720p Boxsets
- Organized Crime & Gangster Movies
- Best Of British
- British Stand Up
- International Channels
- Arabic Channels
- 1080p Movies
- New Movies
- (Live Hockey Streams)
- Manage Downloads
Movies25 is another great Video-addon with lots of great content inside. It branches into the following categories:
- Top 9
- New Releases
- Latest Added
- Most Viewed
- Most Voted
- Most Popular
- Newest Episodes
- TV Schedule
Scroll to a movie within and click “Menu” button on your remote. You will find the following options:
- Movie Information
- Add to Library
- Add to Favorites
- Add to Kids Movies
Watch all your Youtube Subscriptions on your home television with a DigiXstream Android TV Box
Want to watch all your Youtube Subscriptions on your home television? Just go to our DigiXstream Video-Addons. Click Youtube and then the Sign In tab. You will be prompted to go to http://youtube.com/activate. Enter the Activation Code you are given. Click Accept, and BAMB, you are in!
You now can access all your favorite Youtube Subscriptions and other videos directly on your home TV & you can navigate content with our fancy remote controller we provide or a wireless keyboard / air mouse which will enrich your user experience.
Let’s face it. There is a lot of great content within Youtube worth watching on a large screen TV. Youtube also has 4K videos and now you know how to stream it to your home television using our DigiXstream Streaming Media Player. Your welcome. 🙂
Good news! A new Kodi (XBMC) update has been released for the holidays! The new Kodi 14.0 Helix update comes with a wide variety of new features that improve the software we all love. Some of the new XBMC, now named Kodi, features:
A detailed changelog for Kodi 14 can be found under milestones on our code repository, should you be interested. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the features that come with Kodi 14.0.
The Next Generation of Video Codecs
To begin, Kodi has been updated to use FFmpeg 2.4.4. For users, this means Kodi will now be capable of playing back h.265 (also known as HEVC) and VP9 video codecs. The use of HEVC and VP9 could result in dramatically smaller video files sizes with exactly the same level of quality. A 40 GB file could be compressed in half, making it only a 20 GB file. Users with particularly large libraries or interest in 4K video may be especially likely to appreciate this update. Software support for the VP9 video codec is also included in this update.
The caveat to this update is that the decoding of h.265 is entirely software based. This means most low power systems, such as those operating Android or iOS, may struggle compared to the heftier HTPCs or Intel NUCs and ZOTAC ZBOXes that are running desktop and laptop processors.
The Kodi Library is getting improvements both coming in and going out. On the input side, library scanning is receiving a massive speed boost, which should make the initial scan on Android and iOS devices quite a bit more spritely.
On the output side, work continues, slowly but surely, on UPnP. Kodi is now significantly more compatible with servers like PlayOn and MediaBrowser, as client-related bugs have been dealt with. Further, communication between Kodi UPnP clients and Kodi UPnP servers continues to improve with proper or additional support for categories like date added, ratings, votes, and artwork, along with sorting for those new categories. UPnP search functions are also slowly working their way into Kodi.
More User Control Over Kodi
Two new features have been introduced with Kodi that should give users even more control over how the software works. First, users can now prevent add-ons from updating without a forced update, prevent add-on update notifications, or simply continue to work with add-ons auto-updating as they do today. To change add-on update settings, visit the Add-ons folder in System Settings; then, if you are using Confluence, open the side panel by clicking the left button or arrow on your keyboard or remote. The Add-ons side panel includes a number of options in addition to update settings, such as the option to hide any add-ons that aren’t expected to work in your region.
Second, in the past the virtual keyboard on the screen that users of tablets and remote controls are forced to deal with has always been set to the western standard QWERTY style. It is now possible to change the layout to a variety of other language options. To do so, visit the International section of the Appearance folder in System Settings and select Keyboard layouts. (Pro-tip: If you are an English speaker living in the US, Australia, or New Zealand, you can also select a version of English that better suits your spelling style from the Language portion of the International section.)
Android, iOS, and embedded
On the Android side, hardware playback improvements continue, including more and better support for various chipsets, improved fast forward and rewind capability, as well as 4K support for the AMLogic s802 chipset. On the iOS side, Airplay, which was fairly substantially broken by the update to iOS 7, appears to be almost entirely fixed on every platform save Android, which lacks certain software support, making Airplay playback only partially fixed on that platform. Additionally, support for the Freescale i.MX6 SystemOnChip has been added.
Furthermore, for you tablet users we’ve now replaced the ageing Touched skin with the improved Re-Touched skin, which includes a number of tweaks to bring it more in line with the features Kodi has to offer.
Windows, OSX, and Linux
All three platforms continue to see improvements in audio playback and a reduction of many audio-related bugs that have been plaguing the platforms for a long time. Windows also sees improvement in DXVA video playback.
On the Linux side, we’re excited to give our thanks to the team at Intel and particularly Chris Wilson at Intel who helped solve a Linux firmware bug that was causing crashes for Kodi after a certain period of time. Additionally, users of Kodi for Linux on Intel devices such as the NUC and Chromebox will now have hardware deinterlacing of Live TV and other interlaced content thanks to Kodi’s new implementation of VAAPI video post processing for Intel graphics. See this thread for more info.
PVR windows in Kodi have been rebuilt to be better and more efficient. Also, American PVR users, specifically, may be happy to learn that Kodi 14 finally introduces support for ATSC sub-channels.
A Few Warnings and Notices
This release marks the switch to the new name Kodi. When you install this releases , your library and add-ons will be moved to Kodi, making reverting back to 13.2 fairly difficult. As such, it is recommended that you back up your library as well as your settings before installing Kodi.
If you are using a skin other than the default Confluence, it is possible that you may find the software keyboard blank as a result of the previously mentioned keyboard layout upgrade. If so, you need to either switch to a new skin, or see if your skin has a Helix update. While Kodi automatically checks for addon and skin updates, you can speed up this process by visiting the addons browser from the settings menu and selecting “Check for updates.”
Also, as Kodi is an unsigned application on OSX, you may need to go through a slightly different process to start it the first time. After you have copied Kodi to the Applications folder, you will need to “right click” or “two finger click” Kodi from within the Applications folder and select “Open” and then accept the warning. You should only need to do this the first time you run Kodi.
Finally, there remain a few known bugs in Kodi 14.0 that should affect only a tiny portion of the population. In very rare cases Windows users may experience a Kodi crash. In such cases please disable the webserver in settings. We hope to have these issues resolved by the inevitable Kodi 14.1 release.
To download, please visit our download page.
How to Contribute
If you use Kodi, we encourage you to report problems with it on our forum first and after – if asked – submit bugs on Trac (following this guide: How to submit a bug report). Do note that we need detailed information so we can investigate the issue. We also appreciate providing support in our Forums where you can and donating to the XBMC Foundation if you like. For a current FAQ on Kodi 14, visit our Helix FAQ. You can of course also follow or help promote Kodi on any or all of our listed social networks.