Even if you’ve had your Amazon Fire TV Stick for a while to make your TV smart, it is very likely that you do not know all its functions. That will guarantee to surprise you with the hidden functions that we talk about in this guide. With them you can access functions that you would not have access to in any other way. Do you want to know how to use them?
Download the app
The first thing to do is download the app. which we were talking about. To do this, enter the interface of the device and access the official Amazon application store. There are several techniques for you to access these secret functions, but it is best to use a tool that is legally available and approved by Amazon. Its name is “Developers Tool Menu Shortcut for Fire TV”, but you won’t have to type the full name to locate it.
Once you have opened the app store scroll to the magnifying glass and type “Developers Tool” (caps are not necessary). Then click on the central button of the remote and the search engine itself will give you several options as most probable results, among which you have to select the one with the full title that we have indicated before. Proceed to the installation, wait for it to be installed, and then wait for it to open. In the event that the opening is not automatic, you already know that it will be like any other app in the applications menu.
When you enter the tool you will find that the developer options will give you a advanced control over the use of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. These types of settings are recommended for knowledgeable users, so if there is something that doesn’t sound like much to you, perhaps you should be careful or not touch it.
Activation of the X-Ray system it provides you with much more information than you have ever had about the content you are going to view and about the device itself. A bar that is located in the upper area serves as a space where the information offered by this X-ray mode is deposited. Thus, you will be able to see the memory consumption that has occurred in the terminal, the CPU status and details about on the video quality of the content you are viewing. Is this information not enough for you? In that case you have the opportunity to click on the Advanced Options button, which will make a bar appear on the side with even more information.
Before you had been able to see the quality of the played video file, but now you will have added data, such as the Frame Rate that it has or the audio and image codecs that have been used. You can even get to see the Bitrate for a deeper playback experience. With this tool you will also have the ability to have a better management of your applications and notifications.
Android Debug Bridge
The connection between device and computer can be carried out by this hidden function. Enabling USB debugging will help you create a direct connection between the Amazon device and a computer for sending commands or files. This opens up a wide range of possibilities in order to get the most out of this terminal. You can also use this type of connectivity to put the preview mode on the computer and thus view the content of the Stick on the screen of this equipment or a mobile.
If your television uses the Overscan mode and you have always had problems because the zones of this image framing system are not respected, with this function you will be able to solve it. All you have to do is activate the Safezone option and then the Overscan zones will be visible.
there’s still so much more
Actually, these features are just some of the ones we consider most important. With the developer tool that we have recommended you can have in your hands many more possibilities, so if you have knowledge, do not hesitate to experiment! Of course, if after having explored the options you think that you prefer not to continue using it or you want to eliminate it so that your children do not have problems using it, you can do so by disconnecting the options that you activated with the instructions that we gave you before. The process is really simple, so you will have the possibility to activate and deactivate it as many times as you want.