Amazon Fire Stick - what is it?

  1. Easy Exercise profile image83
    Easy Exerciseposted 3 years ago

    Amazon Fire Stick - what is it?

    Long ago I purchased an expensive cable to play Netflix and Amazon from my smart phone to the television. Sadly I have never used it. Now there is something advertised called Amazon Fire Stick - what is this? Do I really need this or do I just need to connect my cable (from the smart phone to the television set) and pull up Amazon or Netflix on my phone?

    Also, if I set up an Amazon account, will that allow access to Netflix or must I add Netflix separately?

  2. NinetythreeProof profile image69
    NinetythreeProofposted 3 years ago

    The Fire Stick looks very similar to Chrome Cast, but according to the amazon page, it doubles (at the very least) the performance specifications in some areas.

    Paid services will still require the same subscription fee (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.) but free services will remain free (Crackle, Pandora, etc.)

    Honestly, your cable will allow you to do nearly everything that the Fire Stick will allow. However, you might find the Fire Stick to be the much more convenient solution, as it doesn't need to rely on your phone, freeing it for other uses. Also, using the screen-mirroring from your phone to the Fire Stick cuts out the limitation of distance depending on the length of your cable, and the annoyance of trying to operate your phone with the cable plugged in.

    At the cost of $39, the convince sounds worth the price if you're planning to use this often.

  3. gposchman profile image79
    gposchmanposted 3 years ago

    The Amazon Fire Stick is an HDMI media streaming player that connects to your TV's HDMI port and allows you to access through apps to a variety of content providers, some who charge for their content and some who do not.

    There are a number of streaming media players out there that do the same job, for a variety of prices, none of which need to use your smart phone. HDMI streaming media is the current "Must Have".

    If you already have a cable for your smart phone, and it is convenient to use it, I would say plug it in and use it and save a couple of bucks, but if it isn't convenient, and you want more content for your TV, then go shopping.

    I was given ROKU some tie ago by my son, and I like it a lot.

    I hope this helps.

    Gene Poschman


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)