Now is the time to break the cable habit. Amazon's making it easy — the Fire TV Stick 4K is now just $25 for Black Friday! If still rely on cable TV because your TV lacks "smarts" and you'e been complaining about this forever, well, consider this an intervention: It's time to get on the stick — specifically, the genius Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. With the holidays almost here, we'll all be spending a lot of time hunkered down at home in front of the TV (how else are you supposed to hide from company and recover from all that partying?).
Here's how to use it: Simply plug the Fire TV Stick 4K into one of your 4K TV’s HDMI ports and the streaming device will immediately search for your home’s Wi-Fi network and wait for you to log in. (If your TV is less than 10 years old, it's probably a 4K model. The term "4K" just refers to the resolution of the screen.)
You’ll find fun interactive settings like pop-up results for actor and director names via IMDb.
Need to check in on the news, weather or sports scores? The Alexa voice assistant is at your service!
With more than 159,000 five-star reviews, it's safe to say this thing is a winner. "If you get this new Fire Stick, forget cable," one savvy Amazon shopper shared. "I love this new Fire Stick. I need one for each room. It has more features and stations that are free and come with the Fire Stick."
"The picture quality looks great, and I love the new remote," said a smitten five-star reviewer. "It was easy to set up to my Samsung Smart TV and soundbar. I use it to watch DirectTV Now, and it works flawlessly."
The Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the best ways to instantly add video streaming to your TV without getting a new set. And oh yeah: How about saying goodbye to a monthly cable bill? Cheers to that.
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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