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    I Bought The Amazon Fire TV Stick And My Life Is Forever Better


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    I do not own a smart TV. Until recently, I didn't have access to Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, or any other such services unless I was using my laptop. I felt like I was living a TV life unfulfilled. Then I bought the Amazon Fire TV Stick — and wowww.

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    This is me the first night I set it up, sitting on my couch like, "THIS IS LIVING!!!!"

    I'm approximately 100% more addicted to my TV because there are SO MANY VIEWING OPTIONS! The Fire Stick gives you access to thousands of channels and apps, plus over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. You can enjoy Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, NBC, and more.

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    You just log into your accounts to start watching!

    Just last night I caught up on two episodes of This Is Us. I used my Fire Stick to go to the NBC app, logged in via my TV provider, and boom, I was staring at Milo Ventimiglia in mere seconds.

    This little gadget also grants you access to live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, and Fox. Maybe you want to search for something on the internet? You can look up whatever you want on YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, and Firefox right from your TV. And people loveeee it:


    "The Amazon Fire Stick is an amazing device. Television services are moving away from cable and satellite and are moving toward internet-based streaming formats. In fact, it provides you with every kind of app you can think of and does it at an affordable price. It plugs into the HDMI jack on your television and also comes with a power adapter that plugs into the wall. In order to work, you need to connect the device to your Wi-Fi. Movies and shows displayed by the device are typically in HD quality with good picture and sound quality. It is easy to set up and use and I was up and running in minutes." —Amazon Customer

    "We hesitated to buy a Fire Stick for so long and I finally got one for our house at Christmas. So glad I did. It is very convenient to have all our TV apps in one place. We don't have to go and log into Netflix, and then exit that and go log into Hulu. Now if I want to switch from Netflix to Prime, I just push a couple buttons to move over into a new app. Another great thing is the ability to just say what you want to watch via Alexa. For instance, you can say, 'Tom Hanks,' and it will come up with all the movies he has been in. We also enjoy playing games on the Fire Stick. Many games are free and some require payment." —Thorsmom

    Did I mention the remote allows you to use Alexa to easily find, launch, and pause whatever you're watching? Well, it does! You can control everything with your voice.


    "I bought the Fire TV stick for my TV in the bedroom. I have an Apple TV in my living room. I have to say that the Fire TV Stick is way better then the Apple TV. First off, the Alexa Voice feature is amazing. You simply state the name of a TV show or movie you want and Alexa finds it for you in a second. She hasn't failed me yet. Alexa also searches across all of your streaming services, so if you're looking for a movie or TV show that is not on Prime, Alexa will find it on one of your other streaming services. Another great thing about the Fire TV Stick is that it comes preloaded with your Amazon account. So when it arrives, all you have to do is plug it into your TV and you're ready to go. The Fire TV Stick also has a wide selection of supported streaming services. You can access your HBOGO account or many other TV subscriptions even if you haven't purchased them directly through Amazon. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by all that it can do." —JRoc

    And setup really is a breeze. It took me maybe 10 minutes to plug the Fire Stick into my TV, connect it to a power source, connect it to my Wi-Fi network, and begin logging into my different accounts.


    Everything you need comes in the box! You'll also receive an easy-to-follow setup guide and there are a ton of videos online if you're ever confused with the process (but you won't be).

    "This Fire Stick is truly a blessing. I wanted something where I can easily watch TV and stream some things for free. There are a lot of apps that you can download on this Fire Stick that are free, along with the things you need subscriptions for. I was especially impressed with how easy it was to set up. All I had to do was insert the Fire Stick on the side of my TV, put the included batteries in the remote, and BOOM! You're good to go. I also feel like Alexa is my new best friend now. She answers all of my questions on time!" —Stephanie Lingo

    "I've had the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice remote hooked up for two days and the main conclusion I've come to is that I shouldn't have waited so long to buy one. I followed the beautifully designed and very simple on-screen prompts to initialize the device, and within minutes was streaming excellent TV with beautiful picture and sound! I'm astounded at just how easy it was to set up and use, especially with the Alexa voice capability ('Alexa, show me BBC shows'). And at no cost beyond the purchase price of the Fire Stick. I haven't yet added any pay apps or downloaded any shows that cost money to download, although soon I will be adding Netflix. It also has a massive music library I will be putting to good use. It arrived knowing who I was from my Prime account purchase and pulled up recommendations based on what I've been watching on my laptop."Vuvuzela

    Below is a list of EVEN MORE features of this amazing product that I think are important. Seriously, just buy this thing. I'm obsessed.

    • It can travel with you! Just plug it into whatever TV you are using and connect to Wi-Fi to continue streaming.

    • You can use it as your music system, if say, you want to throw a party. I have a Spotify account and can log in to shuffle through my library, try new playlists, etc.

    • You don't need to sift through thousands of shows with the use of the Alexa Voice remote; just ask her for recommendations.

    • You'll never miss an episode of your favorite show again! I catch up on all my series whenever I want to.

    • You can pause whatever you're watching for food breaks, bathroom breaks, WHATEVER.

    • You can switch between apps seamlessly. No more exiting browsers to pull up a new streaming service.

    • Fast service! I've never experienced slow-downs or unresponsive apps. Also, my Fire Stick has never disconnected from my Wi-Fi network. I've owned it for three months, and am totally in love!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available with or without an Echo Dot).

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    BUY BUY BUY!!!!!!

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