The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a new device joining the ranks of home entertainment streaming technologies. The Fire Stick plugs into your TV’s HDMI port giving you access to your favorite TV shows, movies, subscription services, music, photos, and games. The Fire TV Stick houses all of your favorite content and is easily transportable, so you can take your media anywhere!
Amazon Fire TV Stick is easy to set up and comes pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can just plug it in to your HDTV and enjoy favorite titles and personalized recommendations. Play and control content with the All-New Alexa Voice Remote. Use the dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons to control compatible TVs.
Watch favorites from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Zee5, Sony LIV, and others. Subscription fees may apply. Experience thousands of apps, and Alexa skills, as well as millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit. Do more with Alexa-view live camera feeds, check cricket scores, order food, and stream music.
Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes on Prime Video, as well as ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
Why you need the Fire TV Stick
When people hear the phrase “streaming technology,” most groan and think about how they just want watching TV to be easy. Well, the Amazon Fire TV Stick makes it simple. Only now, instead of searching through those horizontal bars of endless TV shows, you can access what you want to see, when you want to see it.
For easier searching, the Amazon Fire TV Stick offers voice control using Amazon’s Alexa. You can get this capability in two ways. Simply press the black button and speak your choice. If that extra cost doesn’t appeal to you, you can download the free Fire TV Remote app on your phone. Using your phone’s native voice prompts, you can speak your choice and your phone will relay your choice to the Fire Stick.
Why else would you want the Amazon Fire TV Stick? Well, it learns. Or rather, it uses your preferences to make predictions about what you might like. Using ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), the Fire TV Stick offers you choices of related programming based on your previous watches.
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How to Set Up and Use Your Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the cheapest streaming device made by the online retailer. It will let you watch all the movies and TV shows on Amazon, as well as use apps like Netflix, HBO Now, and more.
Here’s the start-to-end guide to help you set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick, find out what you can do with it, and troubleshoot common Fire TV Stick issues. The device is an excellent streaming device for first-timers.
|Wi-Fi connectivity||Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1 + LE|
|Voice support||Yes, with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV App (available for download on Fire OS, Android, and iOS)|
|IR Device Control with included all-new Alexa Voice remote||The included Alexa Voice Remote can control the Fire TV Stick and certain functions (such as power and volume) on a wide range of compatible TVs. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices.|
|Cloud storage||Free cloud storage for digital content purchased from Amazon|
|Ports||HDMI output, Micro USB for power only|
|Audio support||Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 7.1|
|IR Device Control with included Alexa Voice remote||The included Alexa Voice Remote can control the Fire TV Stick and certain functions (such as power and volume) on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, including TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices.|
|Content formats supported||Video: H.264 1080p30H.265 1080p30. Audio: AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (eAAC+), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB. Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP|