Amazon’s Fire TV Stick – which adds streaming to your TV – is on sale today for half price, starting at just $19.99 in a special for Amazon Prime members.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick allows you to connect your TV to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and dozens of other streaming services. The Fire TV Stick plugs into one of your TV’s HDMI ports and connects to streaming services via your home wifi.
Here is the entire line of Amazon Fire TV streaming devices; prices are subject to change and are good only for Amazon Prime members.
- Fire TV Stick is $39.99 but get $20 off when you enter coupon code FIRETVSTICK when you check out, bringing the price down to $19.99.
- Fire TV Stick 4K is $49.99 but select Amazon Prime members can $25 off by entering coupon code 4KFIRETV at checkout, bringing the price down to $24.99.
- Fire TV Cube, with 4K, built-in speaker and ethernet is $119.99 (not currently on sale)
The Fire Stick is a top-seller in the streaming media market, gets positive reviews, and is noted for its ease of setup and ease of use. It comes with a remote and with Alexa voice support.
The Fire TV stick supports 1080p, not 4k. If you have a 4k TV and a streaming service that supports 4k (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu etc) then you may want to spend more and get the Fire TV Stick 4k, which gives higher video quality.
Also, if your TV is in an area of the house that does not get good wifi, but does have an Ethernet outlet, then the Fire Cube may be your best option.
The Fire TV Stick is rated 4.5 out of 5 by almost 200,000 customers and is noted for its ease of setup and ease of use.
A typical review states: “I will keep this simple. The fire stick has been very, very, good for me. Set up was a snap. I don’t have a smart TV, just a fairly new, cheap, HD. The picture is great and so is the sound. If there are technical glitches I haven’t noticed them. I still need practice negotiating the screens, but that will come with time. I am getting used to talking to a machine, but still say “please” when addressing Alexa. I have already spent a couple of snow days catching up on two seasons of “The Blacklist” and have almost gotten through “Bosch “. I still haven’t had time for the movies. There is so much available it boggles the mind. I guess all of this identifies me as an old person. Well, I certainly am and for me the fire stick is the best thing to come along since the VCR. I would highly recommend it for my fellow oldies who may be a bit leery about trying something out of their comfort zone.”