Amazon Fire TV streaming devices deliver your favorite movies, TV shows, music and even video games directly to your TV. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a small, highly portable product that utilizes a simple USB connection to plug directly into your compatible TV. Then, it connects to your home Wi-Fi network to stream from Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify and many more apps. Not only is the Fire TV Stick a great way to bring entertainment to your home theater, but it's also a perfect travel companion. Whether you're at a hotel, or visiting friends and family, you can bring Amazon Fire TV with you, just by plugging in the device to most TVs.
But the Fire TV Stick is not the only streaming device available from Amazon. If you have a 4K TV and you're ready to stream amazing color and clarity, check out the Fire TV Stick 4K. This Amazon Fire TV 4K product combines outstanding 4K streaming with easy portability. Another 4K option is the Amazon Fire TV Cube. This device is essentially a Fire TV box that streams content to your existing home theater. The Fire TV Cube features all the quality of 4K, plus Amazon Alexa integration, which allows you to control smart devices within your home. One thing to note: if you like the idea of streaming 4K content, make sure you have a Wi-Fi network that can handle the extra bandwidth. Upgrading to a dual band wireless router is a good way to ensure you won't experience annoying buffering or disrupted streaming. And, it's always a good idea to add a surge protector to keep your electronics safe.
Enjoying Your Fire TV at Home
Aside from the easy access to thousands of streaming shows and TV episodes, one of the best features of the Fire TV family is voice control. With the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV 4K options, an Amazon Alexa Voice Remote is included. The Fire TV Remote is a handy device that lets you search for streaming content and will help you find just the right show or movie for your mood. You can also easily switch to live TV by simply telling Alexa that's what you want to do. If you have smart products in your home, such as Wi-Fi light bulbs, you can even tell Alexa to dim the lights for just the right movie-night atmosphere. And, the Fire TV Cube has Alexa voice capability built right in, for added convenience in your home theater.
But streaming entertainment to your TV is not the last of the benefits that Amazon Fire products can offer. Believe it or not, Amazon Fire TV can even help you become a better cook. By downloading cooking apps to your Fire TV, you can get the most from your cookware and become the ultimate host for movie night, the big games, or any celebration. There is one more thing to remember before making your Fire TV decision and beginning your streaming experience – batteries. The last thing you want is to run out of juice just as you sit down to watch the latest streaming movie you've been waiting to become available. So, stock up on lithium batteries, and stream to your heart's content.