If you’re looking to cut the cord, there’s no easier way to do that than with Amazon Fire Tv Stick. Whether you want to stream live TV with Sony LIV, add premium channels like HBO or ESPN, or stream Hulu, Netflix, or YouTube, it’s simple with Amazon Fire Stick. Here’s all you need to know before you buy.
Amazon’s Fire TV brand, introduced with Fire TV in 2014, is a collection of digital media players that allow you to stream video content over your internet connection to your television. Imagine a DVD player that you have never had to load and refresh with new content on a regular basis.
Amazon Fire Stick needs an internet connection that is connected via Wi-Fi. The device connects via its HDMI ports to your TV. Once enabled, you will be signed into your pre-existing services and linked to your Amazon account through the setup process.
The voice feature allows users to access on a regular basis most of the applications we would all need. Just put through Amazon Video into the platform’s rich search library and you’ve got all the ingredients for a competent streaming stick that’s working out the basics.
The up / down buttons power, mute, and volume function with the infrared emitter at the front of the remote to directly control your TV. You can use the remote to switch on and off your TV once the Fire TV Stick decides the TV you are using (a mostly automatic process you are going through during setup that includes pointing the remote to your TV and making sure that the volume slider appears on the screen). It won’t completely control your TV with menu navigation or any other features, but just the ability to turn your TV on, start watching something on your Fire TV Stick, and tweak the volume as needed with the same remote is useful and welcome.
Amazon uses a heavily modified version of Android in the Fire TV Stick, the same as you’ll find in all other Fire TV devices. It’s similar to Android TV’s interface, with large rows of icons showing apps and content, arranged in different categories like your most recent picks and suggested shows. It’s visually friendly and easy to navigate.
It can access almost all major streaming services, including Amazon Prime YouTube Video, Netflix, Apple Tv, Hulu, HBO Now / Go, Sling TV, Sony Crackle, Pluto TV, Tubi TV, Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify and many more.
This is a must-have and fantastic entertainment device.