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The very best improvement that makes the purchase worthwhile is the updating of the WiFi. This has everything to do with a program buffering.
As an example, my original Firestick in the back bedroom (I own 4 Firesticks) showed an Internet Speed of 21mbps. With the new 4k not only is the procrssor speed faster it shows… see more
The very best improvement that makes the purchase worthwhile is the updating of the WiFi. This has everything to do with a program buffering.
As an example, my original Firestick in the back bedroom (I own 4 Firesticks) showed an Internet Speed of 21mbps. With the new 4k not only is the procrssor speed faster it shows an Internet speed of mid 70's mbps.
This fact alone makes it a must. I do like the volume & on/off button also. see less
The very best improvement that makes the purchase worthwhile is the updating of the WiFi. This has everything to do with a program buffering.
As an example, my original Firestick in the back bedroom (I own 4 Firesticks) showed an Internet Speed of 21mbps. With the new 4k not only is the procrssor speed faster it shows an Internet speed of mid 70's mbps.
This fact alone makes it a must. I do like the volume & on/off button also.

J. French Rennier
· February 16, 2019
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The Fire stick has a small mini-USB port on the side and the big HDMI connector sticking out in the front. The HDMI connector gets plugged-in to the HDMI port of the TV. The product comes with a mini-USB to USB cable. Connect one of the cable to the Fire Stick and the other end to the power adapter (also included in th… see more The Fire stick has a small mini-USB port on the side and the big HDMI connector sticking out in the front. The HDMI connector gets plugged-in to the HDMI port of the TV. The product comes with a mini-USB to USB cable. Connect one of the cable to the Fire Stick and the other end to the power adapter (also included in the product.) Once the Fire TV is powered on, you might have to select the source on the TV to specify which input port the Fire TV is connected to (this is no different than any other input source you would have tried to connect to the TV e.g. a blu ray player)

Upon plugging in the Fire TV for the first time the setup process will do the following:
1. Selecting the language
2. Configure Wireless internet's configuration.
3. Once that is done Fire TV installs and downloads the latest software. Software download did not take much time but the installation took 3 minutes.
4. Fire TV then sets up the remote to control the TV. It asks you to control the volume of TV using Fire TV's remote.
5. After that, you can connect the Fire TV to your account. If you purchased the Fire TV from Amazon, then it is already connected to your account.
6. You can set up parental controls after connecting the Fire TV to your account.
7. After this, a brief video of Fire TV's features is shown.
8. After the video interface of Fire TV is shown. see less
The Fire stick has a small mini-USB port on the side and the big HDMI connector sticking out in the front. The HDMI connector gets plugged-in to the HDMI port of the TV. The product comes with a mini-USB to USB cable. Connect one of the cable to the Fire Stick and the other end to the power adapter (also included in the product.) Once the Fire TV is powered on, you might have to select the source on the TV to specify which input port the Fire TV is connected to (this is no different than any other input source you would have tried to connect to the TV e.g. a blu ray player)

Upon plugging in the Fire TV for the first time the setup process will do the following:
1. Selecting the language
2. Configure Wireless internet's configuration.
3. Once that is done Fire TV installs and downloads the latest software. Software download did not take much time but the installation took 3 minutes.
4. Fire TV then sets up the remote to control the TV. It asks you to control the volume of TV using Fire TV's remote.
5. After that, you can connect the Fire TV to your account. If you purchased the Fire TV from Amazon, then it is already connected to your account.
6. You can set up parental controls after connecting the Fire TV to your account.
7. After this, a brief video of Fire TV's features is shown.
8. After the video interface of Fire TV is shown.

Achint
· November 5, 2018
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Yes, I use mine on the HDMI 2.0 port of my 4K PC monitor, no traditional TV needed! But you can install on any TV that's not 4K, as long as it has an HDMI port. In fact, a lot of broadcasts aren't 4K anyway, it upscales to fit the monitor or TV. Yet this one is worth the extra for it's features, compare with the others… see more Yes, I use mine on the HDMI 2.0 port of my 4K PC monitor, no traditional TV needed! But you can install on any TV that's not 4K, as long as it has an HDMI port. In fact, a lot of broadcasts aren't 4K anyway, it upscales to fit the monitor or TV. Yet this one is worth the extra for it's features, compare with the others on bottom of the spec page & see. In the event you do get a 4K TV (or PC monitor), you're ready to go! see less Yes, I use mine on the HDMI 2.0 port of my 4K PC monitor, no traditional TV needed! But you can install on any TV that's not 4K, as long as it has an HDMI port. In fact, a lot of broadcasts aren't 4K anyway, it upscales to fit the monitor or TV. Yet this one is worth the extra for it's features, compare with the others on bottom of the spec page & see. In the event you do get a 4K TV (or PC monitor), you're ready to go!
cat1092
· July 15, 2019
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No...
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 4K TV, it's a waste of money.
This device does not turned any television into a 4k. Your existing television has a limit on the definition. … see more
No...
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 4K TV, it's a waste of money.
This device does not turned any television into a 4k. Your existing television has a limit on the definition.
Plus, like another person wrote; ",There really isn't any 4k programming out there. And, Xfinity. (If you're unlucky enough to have them), doesn't support 4k.

B4 buying a 4k Fire Stick, make sure that your Cable Provider offers it and buy a 4k ultra high definition television. see less
No...
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 4K TV, it's a waste of money.
This device does not turned any television into a 4k. Your existing television has a limit on the definition.
Plus, like another person wrote; ",There really isn't any 4k programming out there. And, Xfinity. (If you're unlucky enough to have them), doesn't support 4k.

B4 buying a 4k Fire Stick, make sure that your Cable Provider offers it and buy a 4k ultra high definition television.

Darrell C.
· September 11, 2021
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Just download the ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox & The CW apps & most of those play the live TV feed & On Demand programming. As well as other local TV apps like PBS & Spanish TV channels. That's a good workaround. Otherwise sign up for an online streaming TV service like Hulu Live, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now or YouTub… see more Just download the ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox & The CW apps & most of those play the live TV feed & On Demand programming. As well as other local TV apps like PBS & Spanish TV channels. That's a good workaround. Otherwise sign up for an online streaming TV service like Hulu Live, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now or YouTube TV. However, I don't think Amazon Fire TV devices will have YouTube TV since they don't have the YouTube app. I recently cut the cord & found that the combination of a $50 YouTube TV & $20 Philo subscription to get the Viacom channels is a great choice over expensive Cable/Satellite subscriptions. see less Just download the ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox & The CW apps & most of those play the live TV feed & On Demand programming. As well as other local TV apps like PBS & Spanish TV channels. That's a good workaround. Otherwise sign up for an online streaming TV service like Hulu Live, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now or YouTube TV. However, I don't think Amazon Fire TV devices will have YouTube TV since they don't have the YouTube app. I recently cut the cord & found that the combination of a $50 YouTube TV & $20 Philo subscription to get the Viacom channels is a great choice over expensive Cable/Satellite subscriptions.
Johnny Hustle
· May 10, 2019
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You do not need amazon prime., however being an amazon prime member does open many opportunites to movie viewing. I just disconnected my cable. Honestly I mostly watch movies not on the cable channels. Was tired of wasting money on premium channels and over 400 channels of which I only watched 1 maybe 2 channels. N… see more You do not need amazon prime., however being an amazon prime member does open many opportunites to movie viewing. I just disconnected my cable. Honestly I mostly watch movies not on the cable channels. Was tired of wasting money on premium channels and over 400 channels of which I only watched 1 maybe 2 channels. Now am saving $125 per month and still watch most movies offered through prime membership. If you are not a prime member and have Netflix you have access to that as well since Fire stick works only through your wi-fi. It was recommended to me by co workers and I love it. see less You do not need amazon prime., however being an amazon prime member does open many opportunites to movie viewing. I just disconnected my cable. Honestly I mostly watch movies not on the cable channels. Was tired of wasting money on premium channels and over 400 channels of which I only watched 1 maybe 2 channels. Now am saving $125 per month and still watch most movies offered through prime membership. If you are not a prime member and have Netflix you have access to that as well since Fire stick works only through your wi-fi. It was recommended to me by co workers and I love it.
Amazon Customer
· November 6, 2018
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Go into settings scroll to Controllers & Bluetooth Devices and click. Then click on Amazon Fire TV Remotes, the second option Add New Remote click on this one and follow instructions. I had tried the 20 second attempt multiple times until I realized adding a "new remote" might over ride any prior linking to another dev… see more Go into settings scroll to Controllers & Bluetooth Devices and click. Then click on Amazon Fire TV Remotes, the second option Add New Remote click on this one and follow instructions. I had tried the 20 second attempt multiple times until I realized adding a "new remote" might over ride any prior linking to another device before I bought it. Try this and hopefully it will work for you! see less Go into settings scroll to Controllers & Bluetooth Devices and click. Then click on Amazon Fire TV Remotes, the second option Add New Remote click on this one and follow instructions. I had tried the 20 second attempt multiple times until I realized adding a "new remote" might over ride any prior linking to another device before I bought it. Try this and hopefully it will work for you!
D H
· April 12, 2019
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I don't pay any monthly fee for having the firestick! Not sure what kind of plans others are using. Perhaps they are referring to subscribing to AmazonPrime, or to other services like Hulu or Netflix. If not, I would recommend people cancel their old plan and/or get a new fire stick! AmazonPrime is useful for watch… see more I don't pay any monthly fee for having the firestick! Not sure what kind of plans others are using. Perhaps they are referring to subscribing to AmazonPrime, or to other services like Hulu or Netflix. If not, I would recommend people cancel their old plan and/or get a new fire stick! AmazonPrime is useful for watching movies, and some exclusive series, but one is not required to have AmazonPrime to use the fire stick. I happen to have it already, I mainly got it for the free second day shipping; the videos, music, and other things that come with the subscription are just icing on the cake to me. There are so many options out there now; you can pretty much tailor your app purchases (if any) to what type of TV you actually watch the most. see less I don't pay any monthly fee for having the firestick! Not sure what kind of plans others are using. Perhaps they are referring to subscribing to AmazonPrime, or to other services like Hulu or Netflix. If not, I would recommend people cancel their old plan and/or get a new fire stick! AmazonPrime is useful for watching movies, and some exclusive series, but one is not required to have AmazonPrime to use the fire stick. I happen to have it already, I mainly got it for the free second day shipping; the videos, music, and other things that come with the subscription are just icing on the cake to me. There are so many options out there now; you can pretty much tailor your app purchases (if any) to what type of TV you actually watch the most.
J. A. Snoke
· August 27, 2020
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Jailbroken is a cell phone term. To add APK's which are not located in the Amazon Store, Click on Settings, Click on My Fire TV, Click on Developer options, Click ON on both ADB debugging & Apps from Unknown Sources.
Kool apks to install are AppStarter, Puffin TV & Brave web Browsers, Clean Master or SD Maid, Filelink… see more
Jailbroken is a cell phone term. To add APK's which are not located in the Amazon Store, Click on Settings, Click on My Fire TV, Click on Developer options, Click ON on both ADB debugging & Apps from Unknown Sources.
Kool apks to install are AppStarter, Puffin TV & Brave web Browsers, Clean Master or SD Maid, Filelinked & APKTime.
Watch a few video's on YouTube, search the internet & experiment.
Remember it is illegal to download protected content & many people who have used KODI have had their ISP turned off & others fined. see less
Jailbroken is a cell phone term. To add APK's which are not located in the Amazon Store, Click on Settings, Click on My Fire TV, Click on Developer options, Click ON on both ADB debugging & Apps from Unknown Sources.
Kool apks to install are AppStarter, Puffin TV & Brave web Browsers, Clean Master or SD Maid, Filelinked & APKTime.
Watch a few video's on YouTube, search the internet & experiment.
Remember it is illegal to download protected content & many people who have used KODI have had their ISP turned off & others fined.

J. French Rennier
· February 16, 2019
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I ran the original FireTV Stick with an OTG adapter and it worked fine - keyboards, universal remotes, hardwired Ethernet with a simple adapter, even a USB drive for backups. Ever since that version only the pendant style FireTVs would support my OTG. This new stick is the same since the OTG does not work none of the… see more I ran the original FireTV Stick with an OTG adapter and it worked fine - keyboards, universal remotes, hardwired Ethernet with a simple adapter, even a USB drive for backups. Ever since that version only the pendant style FireTVs would support my OTG. This new stick is the same since the OTG does not work none of the above works. I gave up and went back to my pendant FireTV 4K. I'm not sure if the $15 adapter would work but my simple USB adapter via the OTG cable would not. see less I ran the original FireTV Stick with an OTG adapter and it worked fine - keyboards, universal remotes, hardwired Ethernet with a simple adapter, even a USB drive for backups. Ever since that version only the pendant style FireTVs would support my OTG. This new stick is the same since the OTG does not work none of the above works. I gave up and went back to my pendant FireTV 4K. I'm not sure if the $15 adapter would work but my simple USB adapter via the OTG cable would not.
Paul
· December 7, 2018