Topic: Insignia InfoCast 8 Newbie
Hi there. I always meant to get a Chumby and never managed to get around to it. A few months ago a coworker gave me their Insignia InfoCast 8, knowing that it was 'sort of like a Chumby' but they could never get it to work, and thought I might want to try it.
Of course, I quickly found out that they couldn't get it to work because there was no more Chumby service, but I happily plopped it on my desk to use for Pandora. I hadn't turned it on in a few days with the holidays, and this morning I got a little 'there is an update' notice. I was too scared to click it, but I did go looking for more info, and here I am.
Can someone point me toward where to start? Should I let it update? What do I do if it doesn't work? If it does work, how will I know? I gather that I need to pay for a subscription to get access to Apps? I never got to actually use a Chumby in the past, and I don't even have a smart phone, so apps are a bit of an unknown to me. What sort of Apps are out there? Is there something I can use to turn my InfoCast into a little TV for watching Amazon?
My apologies for all the dumb questions, but I'm starting from scratch with this odd toy that I don't know what to do with, and I'm afraid to break it. I'm reasonably technical, but not very comfortable with messing around with firmware or SSHing into my unit. Any help figuring out what to do first would be much appreciated.