5 Reasons Amazon Fire TV Is Essential For Streaming
With so many streaming options available, it’s understandable for people to get ridiculously confused about which streaming media player fits all of their needs.
Fortunately, there’s good news for people dizzy from reading products reviews and hundreds of online customer ratings.
The all-new Amazon Fire TV that recently dropped is an absolute game-changer for in-home TV, movie, and music streaming. The set-up is simple, the interface smooth and no-nonsense and the options for entertainment are seemingly limitless. If you need more convincing for making the jump, here are five reasons to dump all your other gear and invest in a Fire TV.
The 4K Ultra HD Is Eye-Popping
There has been talk of 4K Ultra HD for years and the advancement has finally reached online streaming consumers.
4K Ultra HD means a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, four times the standard number found in full HD TV. This works out to roughly 8.3 million pixels.
What does that mean to the average viewer? In a nutshell, putting so many pixels into a TV increases the pixel density for clearer, better defined picture from all your favorite online streaming platforms. The all-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD gives you access to 4K, giving even more detail and texture to movies, TV shows, and other 4K content available via the all new Fire TV.
Amazon is all-in on Alexa and the new Fire TV is no exception. Fire TV is an Alexa-enabled device — Both the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and the Fire TV Stick come with an Alexa Voice Remote. Users can either use the Alexa Voice Remote or pair their Fire TV with an Echo device for hands-free control of their entrainment.
If you have just a single Fire TV, the pairing process with an Echo is ludicrously simple. Say something like “Alexa, open Netflix on Fire TV” and Alexa does the heavy lifting. In a blink, you’re watching TV, movies or even NFL football (more on that in a second).
Prime Enhances The Fire TV Experience
If you’re a Prime member (and you really should be) the Fire TV unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes like Thursday Night Football, every Amazon Original Series, and the ad-free listening of millions of songs with Amazon Music Unlimited.
The viewing options are seemingly endless. Prime membership gives users thousands more movies and TV episodes through Prime Video, including Thursday Night Football and Amazon Original Series like The Tick, The Grand Tour, The Man In The High Castle, and American Playboy.
Prime members can also add premium channels like HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ—no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Only pay for the channels you want to watch, with prices starting as low as $2.99 a month—and you can cancel anytime.
And, as an added bonus, each channel starts with a free trial, so it’s easy to discover new programming.
It’s Not Just TV
Don’t let the name fool you. Fire TV has the abbreviation for television in its name but the device is so much more than just a way to watch shows and movies. The apps offered on Fire TV are outstanding and users can listen to Pandora, view slide shows of your favorite photos on Prime Photos, shop for the latest clothes and gadgets on Amazon, and even download and play hot new videos games instantly.
On top of that: Enjoy access to thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills and over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Hulu and more. Not only can you start streaming in a single utterance (“Alexa, play ‘Game of Thrones'”). You can also use the Alexa Voice Remote to search for information on local restaurants, weather, and movie showtimes, and so much more.
Bang For The Buck
The combination of affordability, convenience and the simple reduction of clutter when it comes to streaming services makes Amazon Fire TV the obvious choice.
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