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What is a Firestick? How does it work?

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In this digital age, consuming tons of content can be a hassle. Enter Firestick, a compact streaming media player device developed by Amazon.

You can transform your ordinary television into a smart, content-rich powerhouse with Firestick. You will have to connect the Firestick to your TV’s HDMI port and gain a world of streaming content, apps, games, and much more at your fingertips.

In this article, we’ll explore how Firestick works and what additional benefits you can get after you have purchased the device.

How does a Firestick work?

The Firestick operates as a mini-computer especially tailored for streaming content. Firestick has a quad-core processor, up to 2 GB RAM, and dedicated 8 GB storage.

You can easily set up Firestick; the process is straightforward, and the on-screen instructions guide you. Once the Firestick is connected to your WiFi network and Amazon account, you can harness the power of its customised Android-based operating system.

Just plug the Firestick directly into your TV and connect it to the power source. After that, connect to the internet and enjoy the shows.

When you select an app and a title to watch, the Firestick establishes a connection to the respective streaming service over your internet. The content is then delivered to your television. It is that simple.

If you have already purchased Amazon Prime, your purchased movies, TV shows, and exclusive Prime Video content get synced to Firestick’s interface, and you can access them without much hassle.

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What are the benefits of using Firestick?

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Here are some benefits of using Firestick as your primary streaming device:

  • It liberates you from traditional cable subscriptions and allows you to watch your favourite TV shows on the go.
  • The size of a Firestick is compact, and hence, it is suitable for travel and vacations.
  • The User-friendly interface of Firestick is designed to cater to the needs of a wide range of audiences — from tech-savvy persons to old age groups. You can easily navigate the apps and search for the content you desire to consume.
  • Amazon claims you can watch over one million movies and TV shows with Firestick.
  • Moreover, with Alexa integration, you can use your voice for various purposes, including checking the weather, ordering food, and streaming music.

In conclusion, the Amazon Firestick TV can be immensely useful if you travel a lot, even at home.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]