I have been going back and forth on weather or not to get an Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast.
Currently I have a smart TV that has an Amazon app, along with some others including Netflix, Hulu, I Heart Radio I finally made the huge leap of $40 on an Amazon Fire Stick.
I really wanted to be able to stream new movies to my TV.
Well, I wanted to see what the big hype was. I know there are other versions, like the gaming version, but I went ahead with the newer Fire Stick with Alexa voice remote control. I probably won’t use the voice feature that much, if at all, but it is there if I want to give it a shot.
When I came home and saw the Amazon box in front of my door I was super excited to get it open. It comes in a nice slick package, very clean. I plugged my Amazon Fire Stick into the HDMI port and was off. Let us see what all the hype was about.
Basic Amazon Fire Stick Features
To start, I downloaded the few apps that I know I would be using.
This was a plus because I could get a lot of nice apps, Netflix, Hulu, WWE Network, Pandora, just to name a few.
Of course prime is basically the user interface and you can stream the prime videos without downloading anything as long as you have an Amazon Prime Account (which is a must). All these were great, but not the reason I wanted to get the Fire Stick.
Stream New Movies?
I had wanted to see if I could stream a certain motion picture.
I knew that I could find movies released on DVD, but this particular flick wasn’t to that point yet. One day I was surfing around the internet and came across an interesting thread about how to watch movies online for free with the Amazon Fire Stick.
There it was. The solution. A little program called Kodi. I quickly read up on it and went to Amazon and purchased a Fire Stick.
Kodi for Amazon Fire Stick
Let me explain what Kodi for Amazon Fire Stick is. Kodi basically allows you to stream new movies, whatever movie or TV show you would like to. It is an app on the Fire Stick, however it is not as easy as 1-2-3. You must unlock the Fire Stick and download Kodi on to your Fire Stick, then unzip and download any apps that you might want.
This will require you to get a little technical. If you are not a technical person I recommend that you purchase an Amazon Fire Stick with Kodi already installed. This will cost more (usually around $75 on eBay or local Craigslist, not on amazon), but will save you a lot of headache if you are not technical.
Once on the stick you must connect to fusion and download some Kodi add-ons. In order to find detailed instructions on how to get Kodi on your Fire Stick, use Google.
Additional Amazon Fire Stick Add-Ons
There are a lot of add-ons to download from live streaming sports to online only news streams, adult movies, kid channels, classic tv shows, a lot of different music stations and a lot more other add-ons you can get your hands on. The biggest feature is getting the movies that are currently in theaters., which is simply amazing!
You can also control the Fire Stick from your iPhone which is a pretty cool feature.