Amazon Fire TV Stick
Have you ever been at a point where you turn on your TV and the cable isn’t working, or there is nothing pleasant on?
Isn’t that frustrating? Well now there is a solution for this. Brought to us by the folks over at Amazon, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is a HDMI connecting device, which lets you do much more than just watch some shows.
What is the Amazon Fire TV Stick?
Amazon Fire TV Stick connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of Bollywood, Hollywood and regional language movies, TV episodes, voice search that actually works, it’s the easiest way to enjoy Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube, Eros Now, Gaana, music, games and more.
Almost everything that is on Amazon Prime Videos and more is there on this.
What’s so special?
Many things are there that will make you want to own this thing.
This is literally a TV in your pocket. Take it out, keep it in your pocket, and connect it back to your friends’ TV. As simple as plug it out, take it somewhere and plug it back in.
2 Amazon Prime Membership
One of the best things is that you get Amazon Prime Membership with the purchase of this. Now, there are many benefit of Prime membership but here are the top ones- Unlimited Streaming of content, 30-min early access to deals, Free 1-day, 2-day, standard delivery, etc.
3 Amazon Alexa integrated. (As Alexa TV Remote)
As you all probably know, Alexa is a personal assistant by Amazon, and frankly speaking, she is good. Alexa can do so much for from just your voice commands. You can ask Alexa to search for a particular movie/TV Show.
It can help you shop on Amazon. It can also answer all you little questions like: What is the mass of earth? Or how far is the moon?
Included in the box are these things-
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Alexa Voice Remote
- 2 AAA Batteries (For the Alexa Remote)
- Power Adapter (For the TV Stick)
- HDMI Extender
How to set-up?
Setting up the Fire TV Stick is actually quite easy.
Here is how to do it-
Step 1- Plug the Fire TV Stick into your TV’s HDMI Port.
Step 2- Connect the power adapter to a wall socket.
And 3- Connect it to your Wi-Fi and begin streaming.
Yeah! That’s it.
Here are some details about it-
|Dimensions||3.4″ x 1.2″ x 0.5″ (85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm)|
|Processor||MediaTek Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz|
|Internal Storage(For apps and movies)||8 G.B.|
|Voice Support||With the included Alexa Remote or the Fire TV Remote App|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Audio||Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 7.1|
|Video||720p and 1080p up to 60fps|
Following are the offers you get with purchase of the Amazon Fire TV Stick-
4 Free Amazon Prime Membership
First you pay Rs. 499 for the prime membership and then you will get Rs. 499 back as Amazon Pay Balance
- 100 GB free internet for 3 Months on Airtel Broadband and 4G Home Wi-Fi device.
- Free 240 GB free internet for 3 Months on YOU Broadband.
- Free 3 months Premium Subscription for Eros Now.
- Ad-Free Streaming on GAANA for 6 Months.
Please go and read the T&C for all these offers on Amazon.
We get a 1 Year World Wide warranty with it.
It costs Rs. 3,999 on Amazon.
Its overall ratings are 4.5/5 which suggests that it is quite good. Though there have been some complaints as well like Voice Recognition is poor and doesn’t work with YouTube.
Should you buy it?
This is a matter of personal choice. One thing should be noted that this cannot serve as a replacement for your current set-top-box. It does not have all the Indian TV shows, daily soaps, reality shows etc.
But, if you are someone who watches movies a lot, or watches US TV Series, then this one is definitely for you.
The price is also quite reasonable. You should also take its portability into consideration. Plus, it gives you access to certain premium content as well.
Though you will need a stable internet connection for it. (Amazon recommends a minimum of 4 Mbps) So you must take that into consideration while buying this.
So, if you are a fan of all things Hollywood but also occasionally enjoy Bollywood, then this is for you.