The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the second of two streaming options by the online giant Amazon, the other one being the Amazon Fire TV. By buying Amazon Fire TV, you’re actually getting a digital media player that enables you to stream video content to your TV via internet connection. Amazon currently has two generations of the Amazon Fire TV Stick with the first one missing the voice-activated remote and delivering a lower picture quality, which is 1080p. However, if you want a voice-activated remote and improved picture quality, you’re only going to pay 10 dollars more for the second generation of this device. The first and the second generation have the same Fire TV Stick channels list and they work in the same way.

There are seven items you’re going to find in a box once your Fire TV Stick arrives:

  • Fire Tv Stick
  • USB cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Batteries
  • Quick start guide
  • Remote which will be non-voice activated for the first generation and voice activated for the second

With the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k, you get the 4k HDR playback, 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip, and a 1.7GHz quad-core processor. The price isn’t high considering everything you’re getting with the product. Judging by the reviews, the Fire TV Stick has a snappy and responsive voice search interface that allows you to easily access the apps you use the most on a daily basis. You’re getting access to numerous different apps to download, but it is also possible to sideload Android apps to the Fire TV Stick. Another useful feature that comes with this product is a parental control feature meaning that, during setup, you have an option to set a PIN password which you’ll have to type each time you wish to make a purchase or play content rated Teen or above.


Though FireStick don’t have its own content, you can stream literally anything with the help of several online streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Kodi, and many others. Most users prefer getting a good VPN for Amazon Fire TV Stick that can highly improve your streaming experience with the device. A VPN unblocks geo-restricted content, safeguards your privacy, and helps fighting ISP throttling which is quite common these days. More information on the streaming services, you can find on

So, how does it work?

The Fire Stick is easy to use and easy to set up. All you need to do is put the batteries in the remote and connect the USB to the dongle and your TV. Amazon also has a short video explaining the installation process and how to use it properly. Once you plug it into your TV’s HDMI port, you have access to all of your TV shows, music, movies, photos, and apps. The beauty and the greatest advantage of this product is that it’s portable meaning you can take your TV wherever you go.

Everything you need for it to work is:

  • a compatible TV: you’ll need HDTV with an HDMI port,
  • Internet connection: you have to connect the Fire Stick to a Wi-Fi,
  • Amazon account: you have to register the Fire Stick to your account, but if you ordered it from your account, it will already be registered so you can skip this step.

Amazon made taking your TV with you possible and extremely easy.  It is sleek, compact and portable.