Amazon Price: $39.99 (as of 04/04/2018 11:21 am –
Fire TV Stick connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of movies and TV episodes, voice search that actually works, and exclusive features like Alexa and ASAP, Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, HBO NOW, live sports, music, photos, games, and more.
What's on Fire TV Stick?
With over 4,000 channels, apps, and games, Fire TV Stick offers all your favorite subscriptions and streaming services. Watch over 250,000 TV episodes, movies, including live TV. Kick back with sports, news, music, and games. With instant access to Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more, you're sure to find something you love. Rent movies from just 99 cents. Watch live TV with Sling TV, which includes ESPN, AMC, HGTV, TNT, Food Network, ABC Family, and more. Enjoy access to Prime Video with a monthly exclusive Prime Video subscription or at no additional cost through your Amazon Prime membership.
A powerful streaming media stick
From the responsive interface to instant search results, everything about Fire TV Stick is fast and fluid. It's all thanks to a dual-core processor, a dedicated VideoCore4 GPU, and 8 GB of storage—4x that of Chromecast. With Fire TV Stick, you can stream movies and TV shows in 1080p or 720p. With Dolby Audio, enjoy rich cinematic surround sound, consistent quality and enhanced volume level via HDMI (up to 7.1). Say goodbye to buffering: you shouldn't have to wait 10 seconds for a video to buffer every time you press "Play". ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) learns what Amazon movies and shows you like and gets them ready for you to watch.
Never miss an episode while you're away from home. Fire TV Stick works with any HDTV, including those in hotels and college dorm rooms. Just plug and play anywhere—even with Wi-Fi that requires web authentication. Bring the world of online entertainment to any HDTV in your home. Fire TV Stick is so easy to connect to any HDTV, you can watch while cooking in the kitchen or relaxing in bed.
TV the way you want it
Use your cable subscription to stream what you love on-demand through apps like HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, A&E, WatchESPN, and more. Get access to all your favorites with Fire TV Stick—download the apps and enter your cable account information to start watching. Stream your favorite shows at the same time they're broadcast with CBS All Access, the NBA app, MLB.tv, and more. Plus watch live TV with Sling TV—which includes ESPN, AMC, ABC Family, TNT, Food Network, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, CNN, HGTV, A&E, and more. Subscription fees may apply.
Say it. Watch it.
Less searching, more watching. Fire TV Stick uses the same voice search engine as Amazon Fire TV, enabling you to simply speak the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre into your phone using the free Fire TV Remote App.
Even better with Prime
With Prime Video, thousands of movies and TV shows including The Americans, Justified, and Downton Abbey, are available to stream instantly, at no additional cost. Access your favorite HBO shows like The Sopranos in the HBO Collection. As a Prime member, unlock hours of new shows created by Amazon Studios. From Bosch to the award-winning series Transparent, plus great shows for kids like Creative Galaxy, Amazon Originals showcase comedy, drama, and children's programming you can only see on Amazon. With Prime Music, you can listen ad-free to over a million songs. And there are more than one thousand Prime Music Playlists to choose from based on your mood, activity, artist or decade of choice.
This thing is awesome! Here’s why you need it.
Since the Fire TV stick was announced, I’ve heard a lot of people wonder if it was something worth picking up, essentially asking “what does this thing do that my TV doesn’t do already?” The answer is going to be different for different people, but here’s an easy way to think about it; Amazon Fire TV Stick is an excellent purchase if:
firestick = fire hot. my firestick literally just melted.
well, my firestick has been great since day one, but over the past few days i’ve been rearranging my home a/v equipment and resituating devices. i moved my firestick from behind the tv to using an hdmi extension and placing it in my entertainment center, and started noticing massive temperature increases. i have mounted cooling fans and airflow where the device is, and no troubles with my other dongle devices. over the past 24 hours i’ve been researching cooling methods and heatsinks…and i just checked on it again after plugging it back in to test ambient temps (it’s been too hot to even touch when plugged in) and it seems it gave up the ghost…in the form of melting.
Great value overall if you’re a Prime Member, but some "Free for Prime Members" listings aren’t actually free.
I didn’t attach photos to this review because everyone knows what a Fire Stick and remote look like by now and frankly….the Set-Up and use is super-simple. Lots of people here have covered the “tech specs” in detail, so I’ll only overview that and focus on my actual experience.
The Olympics is not automatically on the Fire stick or Fire TV
It works well with your internet, but I believe you are misleading people. Currently, Amazon has an add that you can watch the Olympics with your fire stick. There is a very cool app you can download, but if you are not a paying customer of a cable company or a satellite company, you will not be able to use it. There is an activation code and a user name and password entry (from your provider) before you can launch anything.
Best investment ever
I decided to break up with my cable company and took the leap of faith on fire TV and let me say I am so happy I did.
If You Have Prime, You Need This Stick!
If you have Amazon Prime, this is a must have! I installed this stick effortlessly to a Sharp large screen LED TV. Sharp initially tried to enter the SmartTV app space but backed out around 2013 or so. That left me with a “dumb” TV. Since I have Amazon Prime I ordered this stick and….voila!…I’ve turned the Sharp TV into a magnificent entertainment machine. The Fire TV stick loads shows quickly and has a nice interface. You can add apps either via the stick or via your Amazon account accessed via your computer (which I find more convenient). The remote is slim, easy to operate, and provides good button feedback. I installed the Fire TV app to my Android phone, Kindle, and Ipad with no issues. The voice feature, especially Alexa, is great with the phone/tablet, but I find I prefer the remote for navigating around with the stick. I have a cable subscription (and only one cable box) and this allows me to extend cable subscription services (such as ESPN, HBO, Showtime, etc.) to a second TV without paying a second cable box subscription, so this stick makes me money! I use the Stick primarily to access Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, HBO/ESPN/Showtime, and some of the other news and movie apps. Wish I would have purchased this stick a long time ago! Just received an e-mail from Amazon that my older Vizio TV will no longer be supported with its current Amazon app (due to obsolescence of the older Vizio TV interface) so it looks like I might have to purchase another stick. Highly Recommended!
we love it
We love it! streams PS Vue HD channels, Netflix movies and shows, and Amazon Prime shows with showtime! needs an Xfinity App to cut the cable!