Whenever we talk about some decent streaming devices, we have to mention Amazon Firestick devices. There are competitors like Roku and Apple TV, but Amazon Firestick is the best.
An HDMI outlet on your TV will enable the Firestick to stream all the latest content. You could stream from paid subscriptions like Netflix, Prime Video, etc., and unpaid services like Spotify and YouTube.
You can stream, listen to, or read on an Amazon Firestick. Let us look at its benefits and why you might need it.
How does an Amazon Firestick work?
An Amazon Firestick plugs into the HDMI port of your TV via a USB port. You can establish a connection by using Wi-fi. You can use a Bluetooth remote or app to control it. You can set it up using the mobile app or TV screen.
Benefits of Owning a Firestick
1) Online streaming
Online streaming is one of the most obvious reasons to buy an Amazon Firestick. It takes a lot to use different platforms to enjoy services like OTT, live sports, TV, movies, etc.
Firestick offers you all these things in one place. You can install your favorite official or unofficial apps to stream the content you enjoy.
2) Easy-to-use interface
At first, the homepage of Amazon Firestick pop-ups some ads, but after that, it becomes easy to navigate and find the content or options you like. It gets easier with the help of voice features and remote buttons.
You can use your Firestick remote to browse through favorite movies and TV shows. You can also use the voice button on the remote to play or change a movie, increase or decrease volume, etc.
3) A vast library of apps
You can use an enormous number of apps on a Firestick device. You can use official or third-party apps you like. Firestick offer two options to install an app
- Using the Amazon App Store for official apps,
- Sideloading third-party apps on your Firestick device.
You can use these apps to stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and live sports. However, you might experience a little buffering if you decide to use a third-party app to stream your favorite content. You can check out these tips to stop buffering on your Firestick device.
4) Free Streaming
You can stream a lot of content for free on your Amazon Firestick. You can stream movies, TV shows, and live sports if you can find the right apps and links.
Most of these free apps and links are not available on the Amazon App Store, so you might need to sideload them. To sideload a third-party app, you have to jailbreak your Amazon Firestick.
If you feel like that, Jailbreaking a Firestick will be illegal or a difficult process; you might be completely wrong. It is an easy and legal process.
5) Streaming free music
Firestick is not only about streaming movies and TV shows. You can stream free music using services like Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, etc.
Firestick is the best option if you love streaming multiple music selections on various devices at the same time. Once you start streaming music through the TV, there is no coming back.
You can get a Firestick for as low as $19.99. There are several options available as
- FireStick Lite,
- FireStick 4K,
- Fire TV Cube, and more.
You will get different features like total hands-free control, 4K video quality, Dolby Atmos, and more.
7) Compatibility with VPNs
You can use various VPNs with Firestick like Expressvpn, Nord VPN, Hot Shield VPN, etc. These VPNs help you to unblock geo-locked content, stream live sports for free, and more.
Almost all Firestick devices can fit in your pocket or a tiny bag(if needed). It feels like carrying your TV or music device in your pocket around anywhere you travel.
There are several apps that you can use to make the best out of your Firestick. You can use apps like Kodi(an open-sourced media player) to stream content for free.
You can also use a VPN for an additional layer of security or to avoid ISP throttling. Unlocking geo-locked content is one of the main reasons users use VPN on a Firestick.
Firesticks are one of the best streaming devices in the market. If you know how to use free apps or links, you might save a decent amount of money.