Review Of Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote

  • Amazon streaming stick is very fast and the remote which is Alexa equipped adds the functionality of voice controlling to your TV.

    Amazon 39.99 pounds Fire Tv stick now comes with a remote control that allows you to issue voice commands to your TV. The stick itself has also had an upgrade and it is also easy to set up. The 859mm by 30mm by 126mm stick plugs into your TV’s HDMI port if it is already registered to your Amazon account, there is little to other than switch it on and connect it to your wi-fi router. It supports 720p and 1080p resolution at up to 60 frames per second. If you want 4K, then you will need to go for 79.99 pounds. For more information, you can take Kindle Fire Support.

    The fire TV stick is an interesting example of the effect of turning dumb machines into smarter ones the TV on which I tested the Fire TV stick is at least seven years old and wasn’t top of the large even then.

    While the Fire Tv stick can’t do much about the quality of the display, it does make my old TV smart enough to prolong its life by a year or two, perhaps even longer, by allowing it to access video streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and other services like Netflix and Spotify. In case of any query, you can take Fire Stick Support.

    The Fire TV stick is still interesting even if you don’t sign up for a streaming service in the UK you get BBC iPlayer and the iTV and Channel 5 online services although not the range of TV that you would get with something like a Free view box. But it is really designed for those marathon streamed box set binge watching sessions. The home page leads with an advert for the own video services of Amazon, but it’s not too intrusive.

    Alexa skills on the Amazon Fire TV stick

    The Alexa remote control is the most interesting new feature of the Fire TV stick allowing you to control the streaming device using voice commands. The fire version of Alexa service is launched by holding down the microphone button on the remote control and making it request. Questions don’t need to be prefaced with Alexa as they do with the Echo version of the service, but it doesn’t seem to mind if you say it anyway.

    Even when I accidently said Alexa, at the start of the request that did not trigger the Echo smart speaker that was also in the room, which was a bonus. You can search for shows, play, and skip through videos and also launch the mini apps of Alexa which Amazon calls the skills of which they are more than 10000 now. Get more information by taking Fire Stick Help.

    If you have got an Amazon Echo you will find Alexa skills you have already enabled are in place, which means you can order from just eat or control compatible devices in your house. Asking the Alexa service to find sci-fi movies or a particular show certainly has novelty value as does checking the weather or getting it to open Netflix. And because the TV; unlike the Echo for at least now; has a screen, you will get more information or at least a bit of text with your weather forecast and other skills.

    As such Alexa remote shows the limits to voice control when you have other ways of interacting with a device. It is simply easier to use the remote control for skipping through the lists of shows rather than search by voice. Still the Fire Tv remains the solidly built and efficient and a smart way of updating an old TV. For those who already use streaming video services, the voice control is a fun addition with a plenty of potential. However, the aspect is not flawless, it doesn’t work across all apps and didn’t always understand what I was trying to say. Amazon Fire TV Support can be taken in case you need any help.