Amazon’s Fire Stick has surged in popularity on account of its 4K output, impressive library of the award-winning shows as well as access to all the other streaming services. So, you finally bought this fantastic Amazon Fire TV stick and have also spent a couple of days watching Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. But now, you are wondering what else you can do with it? I am glad to answer your query. Here, I present five essential tips that should be followed by you to get the most out of the Amazon Fire TV stick.
1. Ask rather than Type
One of the most significant issues faced by people when they use any streaming device is typing. The absence of a TV compatible keyboard makes the problem worse. But the Amazon Fire TV stick ensures that your work gets quite easy. It has an Alexa voice button at the top part of the remote which allows you to open any show or app simply by asking!! This voice function also has other features like pause, fast-forward, or rewind, all of which is done without using any buttons. The voice search option also allows you to put groceries in the Amazon cart, and you can even order a sandwich from Subway.
2. Using VPN with first-generation Amazon Fire Stick
The best VPN for firestick owners is the ExpressVPN. But it is also known that Express VPN works only with the 2nd generation Fire TV Stick as older ones are not compatible with VPN apps. Don’t worry if you own an older Fire TV device we have some tips to help you unlock the content. You can use a Media Streamer which easily unblocks the streaming services. Other than this, ExpressVPN-enabled router will protect your first-generation Amazon Fire TV Stick. It will also allow you to navigate the web freely.
3. Enjoy a commercial-free experience
The best part about streaming devices is that there is less number of commercials, but of course, eliminating them entirely is still not possible. But usage of the Amazon Fire TV stick lets you have your privacy. Hence make sure to update your Fire TV stick to 188.8.131.52 software and then turn off the Interest-based Ads in your settings.
4. You can name your device
It is well known that Fire TV and Fire Stick allow you to cast content on TV from your laptop or smartphone. But if you own more than two devices, then you may accidentally cast the content on the wrong player. The solution to this issue is quite simple: name your device!! Open amazon account – Go to Manage Your Content and Devices page – click on the device tab- sign into Amazon – click on the device to change its name.
5. Updating the Fire TV Stick
An update will only work if your Amazon Fire Stick is connected to the internet. But in case you find an issue then it is best to restart your Amazon Fire TV device by disconnecting power for 3 seconds and reconnecting again by holding the button for 5 seconds. This is the best method in case your device freezes when the update is in progress. In the worst-case scenario, you can even reset your Fire Stick in case the problem is not resolved.
So, by now, you must be aware of how this streaming device can help you get the best experience in watching shows, listening to music, and enjoying other subscription-based services. In case you know of any other tips then do comment below.