If you are an existing FireStick user or planning to buy one, this is the only resource you will ever need. In this guide, I will take you through every single trick that you might need to stream movies, Live TV, shows, sports or other stuff.
Amazon FireStick is a small, yet incredibly useful media device, which instantly converts any regular TV into a smart TV. It plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and lets you stream your favorite content over Wi-Fi. FireStick is a portable device that you can slip into your pocket and carry it everywhere. As long as you have access to a TV with HDMI input and Wi-Fi, you can use FireStick anywhere you want.
FireStick is a cost-effective way to open up the whole world of streaming possibilities to you. The latest FireStick 4K costs $49.99. The new device incorporates 4K streaming capabilities, a significant upgrade from its predecessor which only offers Full HD (1080) streaming.
FireStick runs on a modified version of the Android operating system and uses Amazon Store as the official app store. There are dozens of apps and games to download and use.
Besides the popular, subscription-based entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Videos, FireStick also gives you access to unlimited free streaming through third-party apps and Kodi media player. FireStick allows you to easily sideload third-party apps not found on the Amazon Store.
Bookmark this page to always stay up to date with the latest developments on FireStick, Kodi, and other streaming apps.
FireStick: Getting Started
Plug your FireStick into the power source and connect it to your TV through the HDMI port. Allow it to power up. If this is the first time, the device will run you through a simple set up process. You will need an Amazon account and Wi-Fi for the setup. You can learn the whole set up process using the link below.
Watch Free Movies, TV Shows, Sports
Now that your FireStick is ready, the next thing you would want is to start watching free movies, TV shows, Sports, and other content of your choice. So in the next part of the article, I will be sharing interesting guides to supercharge your FireStick. Keep reading!
Jailbreak Fire Stick
Most of the users jailbreak their FireStick for streaming free content on their device. The “jailbreak” term here is nothing like playing with your hardware but just installing an app named “Kodi” which is not available on Amazon App Store. So, rest assured that jailbreaking your FireStick is totally safe and won’t void the warranty. You may use the link below for easy to understand step-by-step guide.
Stay Out of Trouble
Before you start using your Jailbroken FireStick, I would like to warn you that you must use a good Fire Stick VPN so that your streaming activities remain private. Your Government, your ISP and even certain third-party entities might be keeping a track of all your online activities (including the ones related to FireStick usage).
When you jailbreak FireStick or use third-party entertainment apps for free streaming, you may land in legal troubles. Even though I never condone the streaming of copyrighted content, I strongly believe your Privacy must never be compromised. Therefore, I recommend using a VPN.
I use ExpressVPN on my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same. You can install it quickly using the link below.
Kodi: A One-Stop-Shop for All Your Streaming Needs
I believe that you have jailbroken your FireStick with Kodi following the link above. But you must know that Kodi is a media player, with no content of its own. However, with Kodi addons and builds, you open yourself up to endless streaming possibilities on FireStick.
To get started with Kodi on your FireStick, you need some addons. Here are some useful resources:
For Beginners – How to use Kodi
My complete collection of Addons – Best Kodi Addons
A Must-Know Guide – How to install any addon on Kodi
You only need addons to start streaming your favorite content. Kodi builds are non-essential, but recommended. A build enhances your experience with a visual upgrade to the interface and by adding more interactive elements to the interface. Builds typically also come with pre-installed addons. The top-rated builds stay up to date with the latest and popular addons.
My complete collection of builds – Best Kodi Builds
Sometimes you may face issues with Kodi. In that case, below are some resources that might come in handy.
To take your Kodi experience to a completely new level, I recommend signing up for Real Debrid. This service adds dozens of high-quality, premium streaming links when you request for the video playback. These links offer Full HD streaming and have the highest playback success rate. Real Debrid is the best multi-hostor for Kodi and makes sure you encounter the least amount of buffering while watching your favorite video.
Best Streaming Apps for FireStick
There are plenty of apps for high-quality streaming on the Amazon Store. FireStick also lets you subscribe to various channels or opt for pay-per-view streaming. That’s great. But, that costs you money, sometimes a lot.
Firestick’s real potential lies in the ability to support third-party apps that let you explore unlimited movies, shows, live TV, sports and a lot more for free. Using third-party apps for free streaming has commonly come to be known as ‘Jailbreaking.’
There are plenty of apps out there. However, not all are suited for FireStick. There are only a bunch of Android apps that adapt themselves to the TV screen. For a good experience, the app must be remote-friendly.
Here are our resources and recommendations:
Cinema APK (HD Movies) – This app has rapidly moved up the ladder and is possibly the best free streaming app in town.
Titanium TV – Known as the Terrarium TV clone, this app lets you watch all your favorite movies and shows for free.
Mobdro – This is the perfect app for the cord-cutters who want to watch live TV on FireStick
CyberFlix TV – Another clone of Terrarium TV, this app for movies and shows has made a great impression in a very short span of time
UnlockMyTV – This on-demand app brings to you a big library of movies and shows for endless hours of binge-watching
TeaTV – The most popular successor to Terrarium TV, this app is meant for your streaming delights.
Here’s our list of all popular and best FireStick Apps for you to try.
Other Popular Resources for FireStick
Fire TV/Stick Variants
Presently, four variants of Fire TV are available for purchase as follows:
Fire TV Stick 4K: The most recently released in the Fire TV Stick line-up, this 3rd generation device supports 4K (UHD) playback and the all-new Alexa Voice Remote.
Fire TV Stick (or simply FireStick): This second-generation streaming device continues to be the most popular in the Fire TV series.
Fire TV Generation 3: With slightly more processor power, twice as much RAM, and 4K support, this Fire TV device is a considerable enhancement over Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Cube: Equipped with Echo Dot and Far-Field Voice Recognition, Fire TV Cube is the most advanced of all. Not only does it make for an incredible entertainment experience, it also proves its utilitarian value by letting you control all your smart appliances at home with your voice.
|Fire TV Stick||Fire TV Stick 4K||Fire TV (3rd Generation)||Fire TV Cube|
|4K Ultra HD||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Far-field Voice Control||No||No||No||Yes|
|Alexa Voice Remote||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Processor (Quad-core)||1.3 GHz||1.7 GHz||1.5 GHz||1.5 GHz|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|RAM||1GB||1.5 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Supported Audio||Dolby Audio||Dolby Atmos||Dolby Atmos||Dolby Atmos|
|Ethernet Adapter||Bought Separately||Bought Separately||Bought Separately||Included|
So, here is everything you need to get started with your FireStick. I would love to hear from you. Let me know how has your experience been with FireStick via the comments section below.Liked the Guide? Don't Forget to Share with your Family & Friends
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