“You can do anything, anything, anything – with a bit of string”
When it comes to modern tech, most things seems possible, ok, a device that plugs into you ‘dumb’ TV or an additional service for you ‘smart’ TV will not assit you in passtimes, research or everyday ‘real world’ tasks but from an educational or chill-out point of view, you can certainly broaden your horizons.
So, what is an Amazon FireTv Stick, well you have already grasped the idea that it plugs into your telly, so, what does it do, exactly?
This little ‘stick’, now in its third incarnation and is a device that can access media streams from many different providers such as YouTube, Spotify, Prime TV (from Amazon that a subscription is required for with movies and music and lots of other goodies). It comes standard out the box with BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, ITV Hub, All 4, Disney, Curzon and other sometimes subscription based services like the ‘Prime’ route, these all include live and pre-recorded programs. This is up to you and you can immerse yourself as little or as much as you like dependent upon your preferences and pocket with the apps that you want to run.. Not only that but if you are a bit of a tech-swiz, you can easily add other accessible media services to this little wonder by ‘sideloading’ apps. Heck, you can even play games on it!
The Amazon FireTV stick from https://amzn.to/2myjhxO runs on the Fire Operating system, is Alexa voice controlled (or not, depending upon your choice of operation), displays at 4K and links flawlessly to your WIFI hotspot (you can also get an ethernet adapter if you prefer and often a wired connection is just better..).
With the already mentioned ‘Alexa’ which is an AI controlled ‘assistant’, you can check the weather, dim lights and stream music as above, as well as browsing the surface and even deep web, if you like – after installing a TOR browser. Oh, not only with the plethora of the above, you can also make this little device mobile and take it with you on your travels as long as the device you have has a HDMI socket, most TVs and laptops do now so this is not really a concern and being plug and play is simple to get set up and run.
If you run IPTV apps it is best to have a VPN internet connection, this is advisable for most browsing on the world wide web now anyway for privacy and security too.
So, what are you waiting for? If you have not discovered on demand TV, streaming services and lots more this little clever device can offer – it’s time to get your head out of the sand, you will surely not be disappointed!