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I don't have a "Smart TV" in our bedroom, nor do we have a cable box in there either. However, I find that I fall asleep much faster when I'm watching TV, so my husband and I compromised and bought a brand new "Smart 3-D Blu-ray" player, which had all of the popular streaming services listed on the box. It worked great… see more I don't have a "Smart TV" in our bedroom, nor do we have a cable box in there either. However, I find that I fall asleep much faster when I'm watching TV, so my husband and I compromised and bought a brand new "Smart 3-D Blu-ray" player, which had all of the popular streaming services listed on the box. It worked great for about a year. Then, the add-on HBO & Showtime that I pay for with Hulu wasn't accessible anymore. Then, about a week or two ago, I got nice and comfy in my bed, ready to catch up on one of my favorite shows (The Handmaid's Tale) and I received a message on my screen that Hulu was no longer available on this device!!! What!!! I had just watched it the night before and was not given any warning. I checked for a software update on the blu-ray player and my TV, but apparently there were none. I bought the 4K Fire TV with Alexa Remote back in November/December 2018 and simply didn't bother with it until I was unable to watch Hulu in bed at night. It was extremely easy to set up - the only pain in the tush was having to download each app and log into each and every one of them with my username and password. But once that was done, I was able to simply move it from my 65" Samsung Smart TV (with all of the streaming apps pre-installed) in our living room to my 42" Samsung HDTV in my bedroom and just plugged it into one of the HDMI ports and everything was good to go!! One of the many advantages of having this gadget, (even if you do already have subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu like I do), having everything everything stored on your Fire TV makes it really easy to take those services with you when/if you travel or even just visit family or friends. Also, if you happen to pay for "add-on services" (HBO, Showtime, etc) with any of your plans (Hulu, Netflix), you are able to download and access everything that goes along with the specific app for that service. For example you, can download the HBOGo app, login with your Hulu credentials and then when you only want to watch HBO exclusive programs, documentaries or specials, you simply click on the HBOGo icon on your screen. It simplifies things when you know exactly what you want to watch - no more searching or wasting time looking through the entire Hulu app because you know that Game of Thrones is on HBO and very easy to find without having to use the search feature. I personally like this, some people may think it's too much to add unnecessary apps that can be accessed via another one, but I like being able to get right to the program/paid service (HBO, Showtime, etc) when I want to, quickly.
You can also download other apps that you get with your regular cable or satellite service. So, again, if you travel and want to watch a little TV while away, you can have access to networks like ABC, A&E, HGTV, Lifetime Movies, ID Network, The CW, NBC, and so much more!! I bought mine from a tv shopping channel and paid much more for what Amazon charges. This is a great deal!! see less
I don't have a "Smart TV" in our bedroom, nor do we have a cable box in there either. However, I find that I fall asleep much faster when I'm watching TV, so my husband and I compromised and bought a brand new "Smart 3-D Blu-ray" player, which had all of the popular streaming services listed on the box. It worked great for about a year. Then, the add-on HBO & Showtime that I pay for with Hulu wasn't accessible anymore. Then, about a week or two ago, I got nice and comfy in my bed, ready to catch up on one of my favorite shows (The Handmaid's Tale) and I received a message on my screen that Hulu was no longer available on this device!!! What!!! I had just watched it the night before and was not given any warning. I checked for a software update on the blu-ray player and my TV, but apparently there were none. I bought the 4K Fire TV with Alexa Remote back in November/December 2018 and simply didn't bother with it until I was unable to watch Hulu in bed at night. It was extremely easy to set up - the only pain in the tush was having to download each app and log into each and every one of them with my username and password. But once that was done, I was able to simply move it from my 65" Samsung Smart TV (with all of the streaming apps pre-installed) in our living room to my 42" Samsung HDTV in my bedroom and just plugged it into one of the HDMI ports and everything was good to go!! One of the many advantages of having this gadget, (even if you do already have subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu like I do), having everything everything stored on your Fire TV makes it really easy to take those services with you when/if you travel or even just visit family or friends. Also, if you happen to pay for "add-on services" (HBO, Showtime, etc) with any of your plans (Hulu, Netflix), you are able to download and access everything that goes along with the specific app for that service. For example you, can download the HBOGo app, login with your Hulu credentials and then when you only want to watch HBO exclusive programs, documentaries or specials, you simply click on the HBOGo icon on your screen. It simplifies things when you know exactly what you want to watch - no more searching or wasting time looking through the entire Hulu app because you know that Game of Thrones is on HBO and very easy to find without having to use the search feature. I personally like this, some people may think it's too much to add unnecessary apps that can be accessed via another one, but I like being able to get right to the program/paid service (HBO, Showtime, etc) when I want to, quickly.
You can also download other apps that you get with your regular cable or satellite service. So, again, if you travel and want to watch a little TV while away, you can have access to networks like ABC, A&E, HGTV, Lifetime Movies, ID Network, The CW, NBC, and so much more!! I bought mine from a tv shopping channel and paid much more for what Amazon charges. This is a great deal!!

Heather
· July 15, 2019
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No you don't. I have Netflix. I have the 1 user version. I have 3 tvs that I use it on 2 smart and 1 with a fire stick. I can get it on all 3 but only one at a time. Yow can only stream it to 1 at a time. You can pay more and get it where you can watch it several at one time. Hope this helps.
L. Roberts
· September 8, 2019
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Try free apps my favorite is Cinema. Hulu has that great deal of $1 a month for 12 months around black Friday time. Cinema is Free and you can grab any movie or tv show. I have tried many Free apps and by far very impressed with Cinema they have 99% of what you want maybe 100%
Demetre
· July 14, 2019
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You have to have a firestick for each tv...unless you want to just keep moving one around from tv to tv which is annoying
Missa ann
· May 20, 2020
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There is a TV recast (https://smile.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Recast-over-the-air-DVR-1TB-150-hours/dp/B074J1GPB8/ref=sr_1_18?crid=2J4OG47IHZYKK&keywords=fire+stick&qid=1563215911&s=gateway&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sprefix=fire%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-18) it's at $179.99 on prime days (nomrally $279.99).

I do not own one but the specs … see more
There is a TV recast (https://smile.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Recast-over-the-air-DVR-1TB-150-hours/dp/B074J1GPB8/ref=sr_1_18?crid=2J4OG47IHZYKK&keywords=fire+stick&qid=1563215911&s=gateway&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sprefix=fire%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-18) it's at $179.99 on prime days (nomrally $279.99).

I do not own one but the specs say you need an HD antenna and a play back device (fire sick, amazon show, kindle tablet, phone, etc...)
This seems to only record over the air live TV (channels you can get with your antenna). As have been said in other Hulu (Disney owned now) allows you to record any channels you get up to 50 hrs which you can watch anywhere you can download the Hulu app.
This was my choice. see less
There is a TV recast (https://smile.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Recast-over-the-air-DVR-1TB-150-hours/dp/B074J1GPB8/ref=sr_1_18?crid=2J4OG47IHZYKK&keywords=fire+stick&qid=1563215911&s=gateway&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sprefix=fire%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-18) it's at $179.99 on prime days (nomrally $279.99).

I do not own one but the specs say you need an HD antenna and a play back device (fire sick, amazon show, kindle tablet, phone, etc...)
This seems to only record over the air live TV (channels you can get with your antenna). As have been said in other Hulu (Disney owned now) allows you to record any channels you get up to 50 hrs which you can watch anywhere you can download the Hulu app.
This was my choice.

eprom6
· July 15, 2019
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Firestick (and Roku and Apple TV etcetera) are like 'middle men' between streaming services you pay extra for - such as Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Disney+ - so that you can watch the service on your particular TV. These devices are basically just apps that allow the streaming service to work with your TV. Most, but not all… see more Firestick (and Roku and Apple TV etcetera) are like 'middle men' between streaming services you pay extra for - such as Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Disney+ - so that you can watch the service on your particular TV. These devices are basically just apps that allow the streaming service to work with your TV. Most, but not all, new (2019/2020) TV's will come with these apps built in so you won't need a Firestick or Roku, but older TV's don't have this ability. You don't PAY any more because these devices don't give you anything like Netflix or HBO, they just ALLOW you to watch them on an older TV. So you don't pay anything more, just a one time fee. MOST (but not all) streaming devices also let you download an app right to the device so that if a newer, popular streaming app becomes available you can download it and stay up to date. This is just a generic explanation, these devices do a LOT more (voice command, internet access, pay movie purchases) but they're all just a one time expense, no monthly charges. see less Firestick (and Roku and Apple TV etcetera) are like 'middle men' between streaming services you pay extra for - such as Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Disney+ - so that you can watch the service on your particular TV. These devices are basically just apps that allow the streaming service to work with your TV. Most, but not all, new (2019/2020) TV's will come with these apps built in so you won't need a Firestick or Roku, but older TV's don't have this ability. You don't PAY any more because these devices don't give you anything like Netflix or HBO, they just ALLOW you to watch them on an older TV. So you don't pay anything more, just a one time fee. MOST (but not all) streaming devices also let you download an app right to the device so that if a newer, popular streaming app becomes available you can download it and stay up to date. This is just a generic explanation, these devices do a LOT more (voice command, internet access, pay movie purchases) but they're all just a one time expense, no monthly charges.
Rick Blaine
· November 13, 2019
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If you are the network administrator for your wireless network, you may want to change the password. You also may want to set up a network point for your 5G instead of the 2.4 G.. make sure that you write down the password exactly as you put it on the network. If you were still having issues, I would contact Amazon abo… see more If you are the network administrator for your wireless network, you may want to change the password. You also may want to set up a network point for your 5G instead of the 2.4 G.. make sure that you write down the password exactly as you put it on the network. If you were still having issues, I would contact Amazon about replacing the fire stick. see less If you are the network administrator for your wireless network, you may want to change the password. You also may want to set up a network point for your 5G instead of the 2.4 G.. make sure that you write down the password exactly as you put it on the network. If you were still having issues, I would contact Amazon about replacing the fire stick.
James M. Stringer
· May 25, 2020
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You do need at least 5mbps (megabites) speed for HD streaming to work well & your Internet Service Provider's settings can affect your streaming too. Otherwise, less speed MAY lag or pause or stop running movies, shows or youtube videos. We used to get by on 3.5mbps and movies hardly cut out. We tried it again a few ye… see more You do need at least 5mbps (megabites) speed for HD streaming to work well & your Internet Service Provider's settings can affect your streaming too. Otherwise, less speed MAY lag or pause or stop running movies, shows or youtube videos. We used to get by on 3.5mbps and movies hardly cut out. We tried it again a few years ago, and it doesn't stream well. But, it could be the ISP's settings too. There's hardly a difference between SD and HD unless you have a huge screen. On our 32-inch TV, we never noticed a difference. We are much happier with 6mbps streaming movies, as very rarely do movies/videos stop playing. see less You do need at least 5mbps (megabites) speed for HD streaming to work well & your Internet Service Provider's settings can affect your streaming too. Otherwise, less speed MAY lag or pause or stop running movies, shows or youtube videos. We used to get by on 3.5mbps and movies hardly cut out. We tried it again a few years ago, and it doesn't stream well. But, it could be the ISP's settings too. There's hardly a difference between SD and HD unless you have a huge screen. On our 32-inch TV, we never noticed a difference. We are much happier with 6mbps streaming movies, as very rarely do movies/videos stop playing.
Clif Sipe
· July 16, 2019
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dose it comes with everything you need to hook it up out of the box. the plug that goes into the wall. the
net adapter too?

Cindy greathouse
· December 18, 2019
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No not for the fire stick itself and lot of free to watch..... there are many premium networks an streaming services that do have subscription fees if you want to use them however... it's always up to you
Careful Shopper
· May 17, 2019