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Review of the Amazon Fire TV Stick
Have you seen the new Amazon Fire TV Stick? A few months ago I received an email from Amazon about their new Fire TV Stick and I jumped at the chance to purchase one. As I’ve shared before, we cut the cord to cable and satellite TV a few years ago. We have been using a Play Station 3 to view our shows on Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon. One of the problems with using the PS3 is that you are more tied down to watching TV in one room because it is such a pain to unhook it and hook it back up in another room. I love the fact that the Amazon Fire TV stick is small and much more portable, plus it now gives us a second option to use for streaming video.
About the Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick connects to your TV’s HDMI port and a power outlet to allow you to stream videos, music, games, and more.
Powerful performance—4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, plus a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory.
Massive selection—Over 200,000 TV episodes and movies, millions of songs, and hundreds of games.
Free 30-day Amazon Prime trial—Unlimited access to thousands of popular movies and TV episodes.
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Instant streaming with ASAP—No more waiting for your movies and shows to buffer—ASAP learns what movies and shows you like so they start instantly
Dedicated remote and app for easy use—With the Amazon Fire TV Remote that comes in the box or the free app on your Android device (iOS coming soon), you have all the controls you need to easily search, navigate, and play games.
Connect your small screen to your big screen— Fire TV Stick lets you fling your favorite apps to your TV to free up your small screen for other uses. Or mirror your phone or tablet to your TV.
Great for gaming, too—Play favorite titles like Flappy Birds Family, Toy Story: Smash It!, Monsters University, and more great games
I love the Amazon Fire TV Stick. In addition to Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon video, you have access to so many other apps such as Crackle, A&E, the History Channel, ESPN, NBA Game Time, Showtime Anytime, and YouTube. The one downside to some of those apps is that you have to verify that you have a cable or satellite subscription to those channels. I don’t have cable or satellite, but my parents, do so I was able to log in using their account to have access to those channels.
I am a big binge TV watcher so I love having access to whole seasons of shows through the Fire TV stick.
You can also stream music through apps such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and I Heart Radio. I like to turn up some music on Pandora when I’m getting ready for work in the mornings or when I’m cleaning house.
One thing I don’t like about the Fire TV Stick is that the remote is so small. I keep loosing it! The good thing is though, that I have the app downloaded on my phone so when I can’t find the Amazon remote I just grab my phone and open up the Fire TV remote app!
Another aspect of the Fire TV Stick that I love is the ability to share your photos or videos onto your TV screen. Maybe you’ve taken a trip and you want to share photos with your friends during a party but you don’t want to have to gather everyone around your phone. Just fling your photos to your TV and everyone can view them at the same time!!
If you are looking for an easy way to stream videos, music and more check out the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It is affordable at only $39.99.