The Amazon Fire TV Stick boasts the incredible integration of Alexa’s smart voice-powered features with some of the best streaming services available. However, understanding how to use the Fire TV Stick can be a little complicated, as the setup requires several steps and new users might need some help maximising the Alexa remote’s potential. Express.co.uk presents a guide to connecting your Amazon Fire TV Stick to your television.
How to connect your Amazon Fire TV Stick:
This setup guide applies to both the regular Amazon Fire TV Stick and its newer 4K iteration, as the only difference concerns the video quality.
The Fire TV Stick’s USB Micro cord and power adapter is needed to ensure faster performance.
The first step is to plug the USB Micro cable into the power adapter and the other end into into the Fire TV Stick.
Next, plug the Fire TV Stick into an HDMI port in the television.
How to install apps on Amazon Fire TV Stick:
Installing apps on the Fire TV Stick is more straightforward, thanks to Alexa.
Instead of clicking around the on-screen keyboard (found by selecting the magnifying glass at the far left end of the menu), simply talk to Amazon Alexa.
While holding down the microphone button on the remote, say, “Alexa, search for the XXX app.”
Next, select the result you want to open and click Get.
The click Open and the app should now be installed – simply click Open to proceed.
How to use the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa:
The Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa integrated remote control, allowing users to perform voice-commands.
This remote lets viewers pause, rewind and fast-forward content using their voice alone.
And it additionally offers bonus features, including the Jeopardy game and weather forecasts.
Fire TV Stick watching content examples: “Alexa, watch Game of Thrones,” “Alexa, open Netflix,” or “Alexa, forward five minutes”
Fire TV Stick finding content examples: “Alexa, show me Bruce Lee films,” or “Alexa, add this to my watchlist.”
Fire TV Stick weather examples: “Alexa, what’s the weather?” or “Alexa, what’s the weather like in London?”
Published at Fri, 15 May 2020 07:38:00 +0000