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How to Connect Firestick to Alexa (Simple Steps)

by Lisa Hayden
Woman in a smart home with alexa Echo

Amazon finally answered many Fire TV Stick users’ desires; the capability to control the Stick with your choice Alexa devices. Many appreciate the workings of the Fire Stick, and its benefits will be expounded further on in this article.

But you may have wondered how it operates with Alexa units. Along with the Fire Stick benefits, this article will also divulge all of the steps you need to know about setting up the Stick with Alexa. 

The Amazon Fire Stick: A Primer

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The Fire Stick is a new gadget included in Amazon’s lineup of home entertainment streaming devices. It is plugged into the HDMI port so you can view your favourite shows, films, access music and images, play your favourite games and more. 

It is a nifty device where all of your favourite media are contained and is very travel-friendly to boot. 

Its portability is one of its primary advantages. You can take it anywhere you go. The device is removable, and you can just plug it in any suitable television to access your choice TV shows, movies and streaming services. 

The device is pre-registered for Amazon Prime members. Members get to have instant access to all of their chosen Prime content once the device is plugged in. Prime members also get the privilege of accessing Amazon Originals content that is not available for average users

The Fire Stick package includes all of the items you need to set it up. The box contains the device, a USB cable, HDMI extender, remote, power adapter, two AAA batteries and an instruction manual. 

How Does the Amazon Fire Stick Work?

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The Fire Stick is actually a device that was designed by Amazon to compete with Google Chromecast and Roku. To use the device, you need to plug it into the TV’s HDMI port, connect through Wi-Fi and be guided throughout the entire setup procedure. You will also be required to sign in into your Amazon account. 

As soon as you are logged in to your account, you can now choose your preferred content. Apart from accessing TV shows, movies, subscription services, movies and games, you can also access pictures stored in your Amazon Cloud account. 

Users are presented with direct access to lots of applications and games. Netflix is one of the most popular apps or Fire Stick; you can also browse videos on YouTube plus streaming services like Hulu and HBO Now. 

Why Choose Amazon’s Fire Stick?

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Many consumers are so into the idea of streaming technologies because it makes entertainment accessible and more convenient than ever. With the availability of the Fire Stick, expect things to become even simpler. 

There’s no need to hunt for topnotch shows the manual way with the Fire Stick. The device allows users to get the shows they want and when to view them. It provides voice control through Alexa. 

You can actually acquire this feature in two methods; one is by pressing the black button and voicing your pick. Two, you can download the Fire TV Remote app gratis using your phone. Utilize the voice prompts of your phone, vocalize your selection, and your smartphone will dispatch your pick to the Fire Stick device. 

Another advantage of the Fire Stick is its ASAP feature, which stands for Advanced Streaming and Prediction. This feature provides users with selections of related shows or other programming depending on the earlier media the user has accessed. 

Fire Stick Usage Requirements

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Buying the Fire Stick through Amazon instantly registers users an Amazon account. You need to log in to use the device, so make one if you don’t have an account yet. 

You’re required to have a wireless connection to use the device. A high internet speed is ideal for accessing high-quality video content for fewer interruptions. For instance, if you’re after 1080p-quality videos, a connection that runs on at least 10 Mbps is more ideal for that quality. 

Lastly, you need a television or computer with an HDMI port. 

How to Connect Fire Stick with Alexa

Connecting the device with Alexa is pretty straightforward. It only takes several steps. 

  1. Open the Alexa application on your iOS or Android device. 
  2. Look for the Menu button; it’s located on the screen’s upper left side part. Tap on it. 
  3. Choose the Fire Stick option on the video section. 
  4. Tap when you see the Connect your Alexa device option.
  5. All available Fire TV options will show up. Choose which device that you want to link with Alexa. 
  6. A list of Alexa devices will show up on the screen. Choose one or more of those devices that you want to run using the Fire Stick. 
  7. After choosing the devices, tap the Linked Devices button finally.

How to Connect Fire Stick with your TV

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Here are the steps needed to connect the device to your TV. 

Look for the HDMI port on your TV. 

  1. Plug the Fire Stick in the port. 
  2. Now, we need to pair the Alexa Voice remote with the device. First, you need to put the batteries into the remote. 
  3. Hold the remote at approximately 5 meters further than the television. 
  4. Press and hold the Home button on the Alexa remote for at least 10 seconds. 
  5. Press the Play/Pause button. 
  6. Select your preferred language. 
  7. Connect the Fire Stick to the wireless internet. 
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen once the device is connected to the television. 
  9. View your preferred content.

Devices like the Amazon Fire Stick have made entertainment a breeze for us TV and movie buffs. Their portability, combined with Wi-Fi functionality, has also allowed us to gather all of our preferred media in just one handy, compact device.

As long as you have a reliable internet connection, you can watch your favourite shows and movies without a hitch. 

We can now thank Amazon for giving us the Fire Stick and its outstanding Alexa-enabled connectivity. Hopefully, you have enough time to run through thousands of excellent content.

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