Fire TV Stick
If you’re on an entertainment budget, the offers similar streaming perks as the Fire TV at a fraction of the price. As an Amazon Fire TV Family device, this streaming media player has key entertainment benefits, including good picture quality, access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, and the ability to control content with an Alexa Voice Remote.
Fire TV Stick doesn’t take much effort to operate. Plug the Fire TV Stick into your HDTV, attach the power adapter, connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, and then you can start streaming movies and TV episodes. An Alexa Voice Remote also comes with the Fire TV Stick, so you can use Alexa to find your favorite flicks and control playback with voice commands. Echo devices also pair up with the Fire TV Stick for seamless hands-free control when you watch films, sitcoms, and more on your HDTV.
When you buy the Fire TV Stick, you’ll get the following: a Fire TV Stick streaming media player, an Alexa Voice Remote, a USB cable and power adapter, an HDMI extender, two AAA batteries, and a quick start guide.
If you would like a streaming media player that’s more affordable and provides perks similar to the Fire TV, the is a good entertainment choice. It’s a streaming media player with bonafide benefits, including great picture and audio, access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, and the option to watch live TV without cable.
Engaging atmosphere: Nothing beats a viewing experience that heightens the senses, and the Fire TV Stick brings you right into the action. It works with some high-definition TV models from JVC, LG, Panasonic, and other brands. Like the Fire TV, it has an output resolution of up to 60 fps, so you’ll get high-resolution pictures while you’re binge-watching the latest flick. Even though its audio support includes Dolby Audio, 2ch stereo, 5.1 surround sound, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1, it has high quality sounds. Unlike the Fire TV, you won’t get HDR and 4K Ultra HD settings, but the Fire TV Stick still provides an atmosphere that’s a step above your typical computer, tablet or TV streaming.
Large digital content inventory: If you’re stuck in a streaming rut, the Fire TV Stick gives you access to over 500,000 films and TV episodes at your fingertips. Like the Fire TV, you can watch digital content from HBO NOW, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, and other subscription streaming media services. You can view videos on Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube when you use the Fire TV Stick. Plus, you can play games and music too, so there’s no need to leave your living room if you’re hosting a party and need some beats.
View programs sans cable: Like the Fire TV, the Fire TV Stick allows you to watch live TV by using a HD antenna connected directly to your TV for broadcast network access or by streaming with subscriptions to Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV.
On the go streaming: Traveling away from home? You can use the Fire TV Stick if you’re staying at a friend’s house or hotel. It easily connects with HDTVs and all you need is a Wi-Fi connection to watch your favorite shows. Unlike the Fire TV, the Fire TV Stick has a more slender shape, making it perfect for portable streaming whenever and wherever you need entertainment access.
Alexa’s far-field voice recognition technology can help you easily find, load, and control movies or TV episodes with simple speech commands. All you have to say is, “Alexa, find horror films,” or “Alexa, pause,” while you’re watching digital content on Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, and more.
You can press the microphone button to request other favors from Alexa, including ordering takeout, playing music from Spotify, and shopping on Amazon for goods. The Fire TV Stick also pairs with Echo devices, making hands-control operation super easy from your couch.