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    I only have internet service.....can I just buy this stick and be able to hook it up without cable   (19 Answers)

    By Anonymous October 12, 2016.

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      You don't need cable to use this stick. All you need is Internet. My house doesn't have cable, satellite, or other wired source of video. We have a TV antenna that gets us local channels. You can get content using Amazon Prime - some of which is available at no charge. You can use Pluto (ask Alexa to find Pluto, and then install it) for a variety of content. You can subscribe to Sling and get many of the channels that are offered by cable providers - all over the Internet. (Sling allows you to view on three devices at once - your TV, your phone, your computer(?)). You can also add Mobdro and Kodi. Most Amazon (.APK) programs will work with this Fire TV Stick -- just don't overload it with stuff you don't need or won't use. Again - no need for cable - it can all be done over the Internet (as long as you have WiFi)

      By NorthridgeMark October 26, 2016.

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      How does it work? What's the cost? How many channels do you get? Do you need a amazon access to access?   (10 Answers)

      By Anonymous September 30, 2016.

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        It works with your internet connection and pulls content from streaming services for you to watch that can be free or paid for. The cost depends on the types of content you want to access. Amazon Prime is not required to use this device. There are plenty of apps/services available that can give you content for free.

        By RowMan October 11, 2016.

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        Can I still side load kodi?   (13 Answers)

        By Sergio October 15, 2016.

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          Yes you can load kodi. It runs smoother than original stick

          By reyesjhs October 24, 2016.

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        What the defference between this one and the one with voice activation?   (11 Answers)

        By Bigga9000 September 29, 2016.

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          the voice activation and $10 extra is the only difference. save yourself a few dollars. get this one and download the firestick app. the app allows you to connect to your firestick and uses your phones microphone to connect via the voice commands

          By FireStickVoice September 30, 2016.

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          What's the difference between Amozon Fire Stick and Roku?   (5 Answers)

          By Maneater October 15, 2016.

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            There is little practical difference between the Roku and Amazon Fire TV stick, as they ultimately do the same thing - which is to organize and utilize thousands of apps and programs to view TV shows, thousands of movies and documentaries. It's like the Macbook and PC computers - slightly different command controls but they all do the same thing - productivity tools, internet surfing, TV viewing etc.,

            By Ramiro November 18, 2016.

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          Hello, I just received my Amazon fire stick today. I followed instructions, plugged it in, places batteries in remote and nothing is working. I ha e a Samsung smart TV. This should work as soon as you plug it in ND turn on TV. No?   (12 Answers)

          By Dmmilt February 18, 2017.

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            did you jailbreak it? If not go to you tube to get instructions

            By Goodbuy February 19, 2017.

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          I have amazon prime. If I purchase a fire stick will I have to pay anything else to stream TV or movies?   (5 Answers)

          By Tilatup59 October 2, 2016.

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            I have Prime and was going to ditch Netflix but I'm glad I didn't. There are a lot of things on Prime that are free but there are more that Amazon wants you to pay for. I have found more often that not that those items that you have pay Amazon for (even with Prime) are available on Netflix. Most Prime 'rentals' are 3.99 and up so you get your money's worth out of Netflix if you watch three or more prime 'rentals' (on-demand movies). The Fire TV and Fire TV Stick come with the Netflix app pre-loaded so all you need to do is either sign up or sign in. Hope this helps.

            By TommyBoy October 20, 2016.

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            So I can return my cable box..first...than buy amazon prime and fire stick..?   (11 Answers)

            By Smiles October 11, 2016.

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              This has nothing to do with your cable tv, all you need is your internet wifi to use.

              By KillaGT October 14, 2016.

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              If I buy the fire-stick TV do I have to sign up for Amazon for it to work   (10 Answers)

              By Royc44 October 18, 2016.

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                No you do not have to join Amazon Prime service for this to work however it does give you access to a lot of content on the device. You can use it to play games, or use apps like Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Sling, Plex, and many others.

                By Abrams October 21, 2016.

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                With the Amazon Fire Stick with Alex voice remote, can you watch CBS all access on the TV?.   (5 Answers)

                By Hammer September 29, 2016.

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                  Yes CBS all access is supported.

                  By TimD September 30, 2016.

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