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Top 5 Features of Firestick

You can now stream unlimited content from various available services and also play online games

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Connect the device to an HDMI port on your TV, connect it to the WiFi and voila, you got a smart TV in your hands for a very reasonable amount. Pixabay

The eCommerce giant, Amazon, launched the Amazon Firestick a few years ago as part of its Fire TV brand and revolutionised the Smart TV concept and took it to a whole new level. 

Simply put, the Firestick is a combination of a pen drive like device and a remote to operate it. Connect the device to an HDMI port on your TV, connect it to the WiFi and voila, you got a smart TV in your hands for a very reasonable amount. You can now stream unlimited content from various available services and also play online games.

Since its release, it has become widely popular owing to its affordable price and an array of features, in this article we will look into the top 5 of the Firestick tips and tricks.

Top 5 Features of Firestick

Firestick, Amazon, TV
The eCommerce giant, Amazon, launched the Amazon Firestick a few years ago as part of its Fire TV brand and revolutionised the Smart TV concept and took it to a whole new level. Pixabay

Thousands of apps:

Amazon Fire Stick app store has more than 2000 apps that can help you watch any Movie or TV series out there. You can watch your favourite shows in HD from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Zee5, Sony LIV, Hulu, Youtube or even cast it from your mobile device. There is also a browser and 8GB of available to storage to download and watch contents.

Fire Stick also supports Kodi which allows free movie and TV shows with the help of third-party addons. You can learn how to install Kodi from FireStickTricks website.

Alexa: 

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Alexa is Amazon’s own voice assistant, much like Siri or Google Assistant. The remote is Alexa compatible, which means that you can press the voice button and just tell the remote what you want to watch. Alexa is very advanced and takes dozens of different voice commands. 

You can simply say “Alexa, show me sports” and all different sports channels open up. It does not end there, you can operate hundreds of Alexa compatible apps. You can check the weather, order food from Zomato, all using voice. Get ready to be very lazy.

Value for Money:

You can own the lowest model for as low as 30 dollars. The 4K version costs just 10 dollars more. If you buy a smart TV, that can easily cost you more than 150 dollars and still have lesser features as compared to the Amazon Fire stick. This device is worth every penny.

Firestick, Amazon, TV
Simply put, the Firestick is a combination of a pen drive like device and a remote to operate it. Pixabay

Easy Plug and Play Setup: 

Just plug the stick into an HDMI port, connect the USB cable into a power source and the friendly on-screen instructions will take care of the next. Connect the device to your WiFi, pair your remote, and you are good to go. To make things easier, the device comes pre-registered with your Amazon Prime Video account.

Music and Gaming: 

The firestick is able to play songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Prime Music, Spotify, Gaana, TuneIn, etc. There are also hundreds of popular games available. Only some of the games can be played with the remote. For more advanced games like the GTA: San Andreas or Asphalt 8, you can order the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and enjoy the experience.      

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Conclusion

This post was all about the top five Firestick tips and tricks. Hope we were able to show you how awesome a device it is to own. Keep visiting us.

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Amazon Brings Plug-in Smart Speaker ‘Echo Flex’ in India

As a limited period offer, customers can avail a Wipro smart LED bulb (9W) worth Rs 2,099 for no additional cost on the purchase of every Echo Flex on Amazon.in

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Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

Amazon on Wednesday introduced the Echo Flex, a plug-in smart speaker that saves on space by plugging directly into a standard electrical outlet, in India.

Available for Rs 2,999 in online pre-order mode, Echo Flex also has a built-in USB-A port so you can easily charge your phone or other devices, all while using only one outlet, the company said in a statement.

“We are happy to introduce Echo Flex for users in India to access Alexa even more conveniently now from any room in the house,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices.

“With its compact form, Echo Flex can be plugged in directly into an electrical socket to provide all the functionalities of an Echo device,” he added.

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Alexa and Fire TV devices are constantly improving over time and now on Monday Amazon announced that a user can connect their Echo devices with their Fire TV. Pixabay

Echo Flex works with devices such as smart lights and plugs from brands including Philips, SYSKA LED, Oakter, TP-Link and more.

Just like other Echo devices, users can connect Echo Flex to preferred speakers using Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm audio cable for a higher audio output.

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Echo Flex is available for pre-order starting today and will ship next month.

As a limited period offer, customers can avail a Wipro smart LED bulb (9W) worth Rs 2,099 for no additional cost on the purchase of every Echo Flex on Amazon.in. (IANS)