I recently purchased a large flatscreen TV as a surprise for our children. We don't really watch TV much, but we do watch movies on Google Play and now Amazon Prime.
I own an old Rasp Pi B+ which is terribly slow, but was my intro to Linux which I now use extensively. I was thinking about hooking a RPi to the new TV to stream from Google and Amazon. What I'm unsure about is:
1. I'd upgrade my RPi to a model 3 from my old model, but will it be enough to work decently (without video lag or issues)?
2. Should I do it via Kodi or use a regular RPi distribution with Chromium? I did mess around with XBMC but never got it fully functional. I have some laptops running Ubuntu and Mint that play movies no problem via a web browser.
3. I'd take any other related suggestions or advice.