The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a product that has taken the internet -and really everyone- by storm. This is due to the fact that the Firestick is a well rounded product, and a product that does more than just simply get the job done. With so much talk around this device, chances are you’re wondering whether or not it’s really worth your time or money.
That’s why -today- we’ll be going over the Amazon Fire TV Stick. We won’t just be boring you with the details either, because to be quite honest with you, we’re going to be showing you exactly why it’s a fantastic product that’s definitely worth a look.
Now, with that being said, there is definitely a lot of information to go over. This is why we’ll be breaking all of this down for you in easy to read sections. The sections will include:
- What the Amazon Fire TV Stick is
- The hardware it comes with
- What you get with the Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Whether or not you should grab one in 2020
- A brief recap on everything we’ve gone over
Please feel free to skip around as you please, but we definitely recommend that you pay attention to each and every section.
Now, without wasting anymore of your precious time, let’s dive right into the facts.
What Exactly is an Amazon Fire TV Stick?
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a way for you to download apps, stream live or IPTV, and lots of other content directly to your television. Therefore, even if you don’t have a cable box, you can still get plenty of use with the Fire TV Stick. Plus, when it really comes down to it, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is a product that allows you to cut the cord with cable companies.
Of course, this is entirely dependent on the tools that you download with it, but you’ll be able to have a comprehensive viewing experience with just the Fire TV Stick itself. So when you think about the Amazon Fire TV Stick, think about it as your first step to cutting the cord with cable.
How Does it Work?
The best part about the Amazon Fire TV Stick is that its 100% beginner friendly. All you need to do is open the box, plug the HDMI cord into your television, and fire it up. Once you have it all setup, you’ll need to make sure that you have the device connected to WiFi. To be quite honest with you, once that’s all taken care of, you can start downloaded the apps that you please. Pretty simple right?
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is brilliant, because it combines simplicity with efficiency. You won’t struggle setting the device up, and even though it’s simple, efficiency isn’t sacrificed either.
What’s inside the box?
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a product that doesn’t leave you hanging. This is due to the fact that you’ll be greeted with everything you need right out of the box. You won’t need to additional hardware, and it comes with everything you need in order to connect it to your television. Therefore, in this section, we’ll be providing you with an overview of the hardware that the Amazon Fire TV Stick comes with.
When you open up the box, you’ll find everything you’ll need to get up and running quickly. These items include, but are not limited to:
- A fully functional remote (with voice recognition)
- The Amazon Fire TV Stick device
- An HDMI cord
- Startup manuals
For more details be sure to check out my YouTube unboxing video below, and be sure to subscribe to the channel.
Remember when we said that the Amazon Fire TV Stick was simple? Well, this is what we meant, because right out of the box it really is that simple.
What about the specs?
The next thing you’ll want to know, obviously, is the specifications. With any type of streaming device it’s important to look at the quality, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick is definitely a quality piece of hardware. Therefore, we want to show you exactly why. With that being said, you’ll find that the Amazon Fire TV Stick comes along with:
- 4K television
- A jam packed quad core processor
- Up to 8 gigs of storage
- 802.11 AC WiFi capabilities
- Surround sound support
- Smart home capabilities
So when it comes to the Amazon Fire TV Stick, you’ll definitely find that the hardware lives right up to the hype.
The apps that you can download
The beautiful thing about the Amazon Fire TV Stick is that you can customize your experience. This means that you’ll be able to watch TV the way you want to. You’ll no longer be limited to the demands of cable, but instead, you’ll be able to watch what you want, when you want. Not bad so far, right? That’s why, in this section, we want to show you some of the apps that you can download with the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
When it comes to streaming, these are the biggest services out there right now. This is due to the fact that they come at a low price, have their own exclusive content, and they’re wildly popular. So when it comes to Amazon Fire TV, you’ll be pleased to hear that you’ll have all of these popular streaming apps at your disposal. All you need to do is head into the app store, create an account, and start streaming your favorite shows.
What about live TV?
If you’re looking to use the Amazon Fire TV Stick as a means to cut the cord with cable, you’ll definitely want to hear about some of the live TV options. One of the main reasons that cord cutting is so hard, is due to the fact that you’ll be missing out on sports, the news, and other channels you can only get live.
Luckily, when it comes to the Amazon Fire TV Stick, there are plenty of apps on the market that can help you cut the cord. This is due to the fact that with the Amazon Fire TV Stick you can get some of the top cord-cutting TV apps such as:
So when it comes to your viewing needs, the Amazon Fire TV Stick will never leave you high and dry.
Are there free TV options?
If there is one word that everyone loves -that word is definitely free. Now, while the Amazon Fire TV Stick is not free, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with some free apps for you to enjoy. Plus, while it may seem impossible, there are actually some apps that will allow you to watch IPTV free of charge.
These apps include, but are not limited to:
- Pluto TV
So when it comes to free stuff, the Amazon Fire TV Stick definitely does not leave you hanging.
With so many different options, the Amazon Fire TV Stick definitely comes with more than what you need. With these apps you can customize your experience, and to be honest, you’ll probably have more content than you can handle.
Why you should consider buying a Fire TV Stick
When it comes to the Amazon Fire TV Stick, there are definitely quite a few things that we like about it. That’s why, in this section, we want to break down everything we like about this product. So let’s take a look at our 3 favorite takeaways from the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
The 4K experience
By far, our favorite part of this product is definitely the 4K capabilities. Now, while it may run you can extra $10, if you have the WiFi capabilities we definitely recommend that you give the Amazon Fire TV Stick a try. This is due to the fact that 4K is truly breathtaking. Once you go 4K, trust us, you’ll never go back.
If there is something that Amazon is really good at, it’s definitely their pricing. With the Amazon Fire TV Stick, for the price, you’ll really walk away with quite a bargain. Plus, unlike a lot of other companies out there, they even include batteries for the remote. This means that they don’t cheap out, and we genuinely admire their low price.
They say that content is king as we approach 2020, and Amazon is definitely a company that understands this. This is due to the fact that the Amazon Fire TV Stick will allow you to truly cut the cord with cable companies – if that’s your goal. Not only will you be able to stream your favorite providers – like Hulu and Sling – but you’ll also be able to stream live TV if you want as well. With that kind of content diversity, we have to give this product another point.
We definitely recommend that you at least give the Amazon Fire TV Stick a try. Even if you’re someone who is not too familiar with how these products work, the Firestick makes learning very easy.
Now, we know that we went over a lot of information today, but we want to make sure that you understand everything there is to know about the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Plus, if you ever feel lost or confused, you can always feel free to refer back to this post as a guide.
A lot of people are on the fence about the Fire TV Stick, but to be quite honest with you, it’s an excellent product. While it won’t outperform some of the larger IPTV boxes out there, you’ll find that this device is capable of handling your viewing needs.
You’ll have plenty of great apps like Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, Amazon Prime Video, Fubo TV, Philo and many other top streaming services out there. With services like those, even without live TV, you’ll find that the Firestick can be a great way for you to start cutting the cord.
Now that you know the facts, are you ready to try out the Amazon Fire TV Stick? And if not… what’s holding you back?
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article. We have plenty of great content here on the site where we talk everything cord-cutting. Below is a short-list I’ve put together that you may find interesting as well.