The Fire TV Stick, the most complete device
If you still have an old TV that doesn’t have Wi-Fi or any of the smart features, and still want to enjoy the latest Netflix or Disney+, you don’t need to shell out a lot of money for a new screen. you just have to get one of the various devices of streaming that exist today.
One of them is the fire tv stickan easy-to-install, compact and functional device with which you can play multimedia content from paid platforms, such as Amazon Prime Video, or free access, such as YouTube, and achieve a broader television experience.
Forming part of the different devices manufactured by Amazon, it has varied models, although in general they all fulfill the same task or have similar characteristics, it is one of the more accessible samples that we can have, especially considering the great possibilities that we have. But there is much more.
Some unknown features
This is how they have become one of the best accessories that we can add to those TVs that, for whatever reason, have either never been smart, or stopped being so because of the logical evolution of the times.
In any case, and beyond the fact that the Fire TV Stick has grown a lot in recent years, there are still some things that you may not know of the Amazon device. Therefore, we are going with some of the best little known features of the Fire TV Stick so that you control every detail of the Amazon device.
Control it via mobile
One of the best unknown features of the Fire TV Stick is that we can control the device with the mobile. This is very useful whether you lose your remote (so you don’t have to buy another one) or if you are tired of typing with the buttons on the Fire TV remote.
The app is called Amazon Fire TV Remote App and can be found on both Google Play and the App Store. In this way, and very suitable for everyone, on your mobile you will be able to have all the buttons as if it were a regular remote control. You will also be able to have the main menu or your favorite applications more at hand, since you have direct accesses at the top.
Change the device name
Amazon gives your Amazon Fire TV Stick a default name that you’ll see when you start using it. If you have several devices of this type and you do not want to confuse them, it is best to give it a different name each one of them.
It’s about a simple process that you can do from the Amazon website. Accede to Manage content and devices and click on the tab Devices. Then click on the button Edit and, in the window that appears, write the name you want to give your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Use your preferred browser
However, this Amazon device has a fairly relevant defect considering the use it has, and it is the little catalog of applications it has. And it is that there are very few applications that can be used through a browser.
For this reason Amazon has taken action on the matter and has given the option of being able to install browsers like firefox on the device. In this way you will be able to use the browser to be able to search for the information that you want, or even see the publications of your friends on social networks.
Use your photos as screensavers
The Fire TV Stick is also customizable, and so for example you can see your photos as a screensaver. An option that we have already seen on different televisions and devices and that you can use here by going to the menu Settingthen clicking on audio screen and selecting Screen saver.
There you will see marked as default Amazon Collectionbut you can select any other folder to choose the photos you want to view. This is possible because the Amazon Prime subscription also includes the ability to upload all the photos on your phone to the cloud automatically and then use them anywhere.
Connect your speakers or headphones for better sound
Another of the great advantages of the Amazon Fire TV is that it integrates a Bluetooth connection, so you can connect your speakers or headphones to enjoy a different sound.
For example, if you want to watch a movie without disturbing the rest of the people in the house, you can send the audio from the Fire TV to your Bluetooth headphones.
To connect a device to your Amazon Fire TV Stick via Bluetooth, follow these steps.
- turn on the Bluetooth of the device you want to connect to the device.
- On your Fire T Stick, go to Settings, controllers and Bluetooth devices, Other Bluetooth devices Y Add Bluetooth device.
- The Fire TV will start scanning and show you a list of devices that you can connect via Bluetooth. Click on the headphones or speakers and these will pair in some seconds.