You might hear of smart devices and smart home products but if you can’t afford the latest gadgets then they might be out of your financial range. If you have a tv that doesn’t have options to link to wi-fi and open apps then this Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Streaming Media Player will be perfect for you. All you need on your tv is a HDMI port and you can open up your viewing world by accessing more programs, videos and games. This newer version of the Fire TV stick now comes with Alexa so you can access some options with voice control.
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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Streaming Media Player Review
- The next generation of our best-selling Fire TV Stick–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
- Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills.
- Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote.
- No cable or satellite? No problem.
- Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 190 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.
- Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes.
- Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue streaming.
- Play current favourites or quickly discover what to watch next directly from the Home screen.
What you get in the box is a Fire tv stick, which looks like a large memory stick, which includes the electronics inside it. The stick has a HDMI connector on the end and a mini port on the side to plug into the electricity. You get the power adapter and a HDMI extender cable. The extender cable gives you some flexibility if you have difficulty with the stick poking out of the back of your TV, depending on where the port is situated of course, then this will allow it to hang down. You also get your Alexa remote control for setting up and then selecting what you want to watch if you don’t want to ask Alexa or if Alexa isn’t available on that app.
With this Fire TV Stick you can turn any TV with a HDMI port into a Smart TV as long as you have wi-fi in your home and the benefit of this is that you can plug it into different tv’s in your home so you can start watching a show in your living room and then if you want to finish watching it while you are in bed just plug into your tv in the bedroom and you can carry on watching there. You can even take this with you on holiday as long as you have access to wi-fi and a hdmi port on the tv.
To set up is relatively straight forward, you will need your email address, your Amazon login and your wi-fi login and password. If you have an Amazon Prime account then you will have access to all of their available programs for free. If you have a Netflix subscription or any other subscription you should be able to access via the Fire stick and once you have logged in once your information will be stored. The only effort required is in the setup.
You can also access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox, no more squinting to read a small screen on your phone when you can see it large on your TV.
If listening to music is your thing you also have that option with Prime Music.
Having Alexa can make finding something to watch so much easier than trying to flick through different screens. If you know what you want to watch you can just simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” and it will be found for you. You can just ask to “Launch Netflix” or “Play music” and many other things.
If you have an Amazon Echo device then you can pair it with your Fire TV and then you can ask: “Alexa, play Sneaky Pete on Fire TV” and watching TV becomes even easier. You don’t need to have cable to watch TV because you can watch live TV with subscriptions to Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and others.
You can stream music through Pandora, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio just ask for what you want and it will be played, you can even play games through your TV using the Fire stick.
People are finding that they can save money by having a Fire stick and some subscriptions compared to cable. Many people have found the setup is easy and have been able to watch programs straight away. If you already pay for prime you can get lots of TV programs and films at no extra cost. Most buyers find the voice function greatly improves searching and love the fact that they can turn on the tv and access the programs via an echo device.
The main issues found by customers is problems with connection and difficulties getting it resolved through customer service. Some people have had issues with the screen size adjustment or lack of one which makes it difficult to access all parts of the screen keyboard when required. Other issues are to do with the remote control which stops working and is expensive to replace.
If you have a top of the range TV and you can get all the apps on it then this isn’t for you but if you don’t have a smart TV or one of the TV’s in your home isn’t a smart TV and it has a HDMI port in it you can convert it with this Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Streaming Media Player. This is quite a low price for allowing you to make the most of the TV you have at the moment and you get the chance of using voice commands to work it too.