Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire TV is a digital media player and it has a microconsole remote developed by Amazon, itself. The player is a small network appliance. It can also be called an entertainment device. It basically streams digital audio/video content to a high-definition television from the home (internet) network. The player permits the users to play video games with the included remote, through a mobile app, or with an optional game controller.
The device comes in two form factors: First one being the Fire TV, a set-top box, and the second one being the Fire TV Stick a cut-down version presented as an HDMI plug-in stick.
The TV Stick, which comes with a voice remote, costs Rs 3,999 and is available for purchase on the Amazon website.
“Fire TV Stick is a mind-boggling streaming media device that plugs into an HDTV. It lets the viewers access thousands of movies, TV shows, apps, and games,” says an Amazon spokesperson.
So, It is primarily a media streaming device that plugs into an HDTV and lets users watch movies, TV shows, apps and games. It is like a damn huge pen drive. Notably, it has a quad-core processor. Definitely, it supports fast Wi-Fi. The Fire TV stick comes handy with a voice remote. It also offers spoken language support for Indian customers in Hindi and English.
Amazon Firestick Usage
To make the Fire TV Stick work you will need to have an Amazon account registered with your device. If you don’t already have an account, you’ll see an option to create one during the setup process. This is also needed because the Fire TV Stick primarily serves the Amazon Prime content.
To start with, connect the power adapter to Firestick. Now plug the other end of Fire Stick into HDMI port available on your TV. Switch on the TV and now select the HDMI input channel for the port you used to connect your Fire TV Stick. You will now see a loading screen with the Fire TV Stick logo. Load battery in your remote and now pair it up with the Fire TV. Follow the instructions to connect your device to the internet via WiFi. You’re done!
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Although it is sleek & simple, the Fire Stick TV may not suit everyone. Why? It doesn’t sync with your tablet, PC or phone on your TV just as the Chromecast does. Undoubtedly, it comes with a few other useful features. So let us list out the favourite five
Amazon boasts of over 1000s of movies, TV episodes, sports, news, music, and games available on the fire stick. The selection has a vast range of Bollywood latest movies to all-time Hollywood blockbusters like Batman v Superman and The Legend of Tarzan. The user can connect it to Prime, Hotstar, YouTube and Gaana etc.
Ease of use
Amazon notes that The Fire TV stick comes pre-registered so user does not have to go through the hassle of registering the device first and then using it. All the users will need to do with the Fire TV Stick is that they will need to have a Prime subscription and that they will need to connect it to a TV, along with Wi-Fi.
Fire TV Stick has pre-installed parental controls. Parents can set a PIN so as to restrict access to mature content by children. The company assures that all movies and TV shows in the Amazon Prime Video catalogue, as well as apps from the Amazon App store, is marked with maturity ratings based on the age group.
Track data usage
Users can monitor the data consumption through Fire TV Stick. Through the data monitoring feature on Fire TV, users may select their preferred viewing quality to manage data use. Interestingly, the user can configure their Fire TV Stick to warn them before data use exceeds their preset limit.
Voice search remote
This is surely the most impressive part of Amazon Fire TV Stick. Voice Remote responds with incredibly instant speed. It lets the users easily search for Amazon Video content using their voice.