The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a new device from Amazon so you can watch content online on your non-smart or smart TV.
It is basically a device similar to the Chromecast or the Roku Stick, in which just by connecting it you will have access to different apps from your TV. Some of these apps are Amazon Prime Video (obvious), Netflix and YouTube, but there are also other less obvious options.
This also includes a remote control, so you do not even need to work with your phone to access this content. It is also a more “normal” experience if you are not used to using your control phone. But in some cases we heard that amazon fire stick remote not working but you can simply sort the issues and solve it.
Now that you know what it is, we will tell you the good, the bad and the best of this device. Do you need one? Should you have it? I hope this can answer your questions.
Easy to Install:
Like other devices of its kind, this one is very simple to install. The only thing you really need is a television with HDMI port and a power socket.
You connect the Fire Stick to the television via HDMI and to the socket, connect it to the Wi-Fi network and you’re done. Now you can start using it with the included remote control.
Remote control included:
Although it seems silly, including a remote control can make your life easier. It uses two AA batteries included, so you can start using it right away.
Resolution up to 1080p at 60 frames per second:
Since it has a quad-core processor and 1 gigabyte of RAM, it is capable of playing content without delays up to 1080p. Even more important, it supports up to 60 frames per second, so those sports and video games will look great.
Downloadable video games:
It is possible to download different simple video games to the Fire Stick thanks to its internal storage included. You can play them directly with the remote control.
Set up a virtual mouse on the Amazon Fire TV Stick to simulate a touch screen and use unofficial third-party apps:
We have already seen how to install third-party or third-party apps like HBO, Kodi or Movistar + on the Amazon Fire TV Stick . If you remember in some apps we had the problem that we could not control them with the remote control because they were prepared for a tactile interface.
I also told you that we had the option to pair a Bluetooth mouse to the Fire TV Stick to supply the touch part of our fingers when touching the screen of the Android smartphone. Now I bring you the way to do it without having to resort to additional hardware because with an app we can simulate a virtual mouse .
Video to configure the virtual mouse step by step:
The advantage of this virtual mouse is that with the control of the Amazon Fire TV we can control third party apps and we will not have to have a Bluetooth mouse bothering on the table or on the sofa. Here you have the video.
Installing the virtual mouse on the Amazon Fire TV:
We can compare this Remote application but I installed it directly with the .apk because I had not realized it was for sale in Amazon’s own official store. I will uninstall it and buy it because its price is very low and you have to always support developers who invest time and effort to enjoy this type of apps.
The link of the Amazon .apk is available but I ask you to buy it because it is worth little more than a euro and a half and although we do not assume anything, it does mean a lot to the creator of the app.
In future videos I will explain how the purchases are made in this platform of Amazon payment apps.
To demonstrate how the app works and verify its operation we will see the beginning of a chapter of “Game of Thrones” of HBO .
Finally we will also try this virtual mouse in Movistar + and you will see how it works as well.
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