Firestick

Fire TV Stick 4KThis Firestick resource page will provide you with up-to-date tutorials that will teach you how to stream free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, pay-per-view sporting events, and much more.

The Amazon Firestick has become the most popular streaming device on the market today due to its low price point and ease of “side-loading” popular free streaming applications.

What is a Firestick? – The BasicsWhat is a Firestick

In October of 2018, Amazon released the new Fire TV Stick 4k with Alexa Voice Remote. For the price of $49.99, the Firestick is an affordable option for anyone looking to expand their streaming choices.

This is an upgrade from the previous version of the Firestick which did not have 4k streaming capabilities.

One of the main reasons the Fire TV Stick is so popular is because of its accessibility. This little device is about the size of a flash drive and can be used nearly anywhere.

The Firestick features a built-in HDMI connector that will plug into almost any television. It will access your TV’s Input and allow for multiple functions via wi-fi connection. This media player offers 1080p video streaming which means all content will be in High Definition quality.

After purchasing the Fire TV Stick, there is no additional fee or subscription price. You will simply install various applications on the device that allow you to stream, game, and everything in between. While some of these apps do charge a small fee, there are hundreds of free ones as well.

How to Jailbreak a FirestickHow To Get Started

If you would like to stream free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, and pay-per-view events for free, you will want to side-load apps that will allow this onto your Firestick.

Many people refer to this as “jailbreaking”.

The most popular tutorial among cord-cutters is the TROYPOINT Jailbreak guide that you can access via the link below.  This tutorial is the quickest way to unlock the full potential of your Firestick and/or Fire TV.

How to Jailbreak a Firestick

Most Popular Firestick Resources By TROYPOINT

How To Install VPN

Install Kodi

How To Update Kodi

How To Reset Kodi

Install Cinema APK

How To Install Mobdro

How To Install Google Play Alternative

Install IPTV

How To Install Browser

How To Reset Firestick & Fire TV

Setup Firestick & Fire TV

How To Turn Off Firestick & Fire TV

Pair Firestick Remote

How To Mirror/Cast iPhone to Firestick & Fire TV

TROYPOINT Kodi Resource Guide

Best Apps for Firestick & Fire TV

How Does a Firestick Work?

A frequently asked question many like to know prior to purchasing a Fire TV Stick is whether or not it will work with their television. Because nearly all television sets have HDMI ports, Firesticks are fully functional with just about every TV available.

The Amazon Firestick uses wi-fi to install and use the applications and is controlled with a provided remote. Because of the device’s portability, it will work with a wireless Hot Spot or nearly every other wireless internet connection.Free Movies

This makes the Firestick one of the most versatile streaming devices available today. With a compact design and a simple setup, you can take the firestick with you almost anywhere.

One of the greatest features of the 2nd Generation Firestick is the Alexa Voice Remote. This new component of the Fire TV works great for those who don’t like to type out an entire search option. The remote is able to use your voice to control the device and can even connect to an Amazon Echo or Alexa device.

Although the Firestick does come with the Alexa remote, numerous other remotes are compatible with the device as well. TROYPOINT has come up with a list of some of the best replacement remotes for the Firestick or Fire TV.

Fire TV/Stick Replacement Remote

Because apps are installed on the device itself, a firestick is portable and able to be used on nearly every TV. This is great for those who travel and want to watch their favorite content while on the go. To use at any location, simply connect the power cord to an outlet, the firestick to an HDMI port, and access a local wi-fi network.

For the small fee of only $49.99, the Amazon Firestick as a media streamer can’t be beaten. However, there are a couple of upgraded versions of this device as well. For $69.99, you can purchase the Amazon Fire TV and for $119.99, the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Fire TV & Fire TV Cube – The Other Options

Fire TVWhile the Amazon Firestick is a tremendous option for those looking to stream Music, Movies, and TV Shows; for some, this may not be enough. If you are looking for a device that can store tons of content with the ability to play games and more, the Amazon Fire TV might be the better choice.

In June of 2018, Amazon also released a 3rd choice – the Amazon Fire TV Cube. This is a hands-free Alexa box that controls your television with only your voice. TROYPOINT has created a Fire TV Cube Review that is completely unbiased and will help you determine if it is the right choice for you.

With a heftier price, many opt for the Firestick instead of the Fire TV or Fire TV Cube. However, if you would like more bang for your buck, the Fire TV or Cube is a better device.

Overall, you cannot go wrong with either device you choose. Many have found that upon purchasing a Firestick or Fire TV, they have been able to cancel their Cable or Satellite subscriptions. With this device, the possibilities are endless.

Purchase a Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

Fire TV Stick Fire TV 3Fire TV 3 Fire TV CubeFire TV Cube
Price $39.99 $69.99 $119.99
4K Ultra HD Support Fire TV Cube Check Mark Fire TV Cube Check Mark
HDR-10 Support Fire TV Cube Check Mark Fire TV Cube Check Mark
Built-in Speaker Fire TV Cube Check Mark
Far-field Voice Control of Fire TV Fire TV Cube Check Mark
Alexa Voice Remote Fire TV Cube Check Mark Fire TV Cube Check Mark Fire TV Cube Check Mark
Quad-core Processor 1.3 GHz 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Storage 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB
RAM 1GB 2 GB 2 GB
Supported Audio Dolby Audio Dolby Atmos Dolby Atmos
802.11ac Dual-band MIMO WiFi Fire TV Cube Check Mark Fire TV Cube Check Mark Fire TV Cube Check Mark
Ethernet Support Works with separate Ethernet adapter Works with separate Ethernet adapter Ethernet adapter included


Browse all Fire TV Stick and Fire TV-related content on the TROYPOINT Website by visiting the following category link.

Fire TV/Fire TV Stick Category

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Hi,firstly thanks troy for all the effort you put in,keep up the good work….small problem..when i use/and friends have same issue,/freeflix every time advert comes in sreen images distort,only leaving and restarting,brings screen back,but as soon as advert starts,screen goes and whole thing is unworkable…yes paying to remove adds would help,but being old finances are somewhat limited,so any idea how we can use freeflix??thanks to all for any help…S/D firestick 2nd gen

Brian James Hegstad
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Brian James Hegstad

I have a Fire TV unit that will not start. All I get is the Amazon logo on the screen. I’ve unplugged and attempted both the restart and the reset from the remote without any success. Ready to throw it in the trash. Any ideas?

Myrie
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Myrie

Hey Mr Troy I need help I have a firestick and I lost the remote but I download the firestick app on my phone and I was using my neighbor wifi and she changed the wifi password now I’m unable my network setting and I tried all different remotes and I tried using another firestick remote and it still dont work can you please help me out thanks in advance

Tom T
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Tom T

I just purchased a new 4k Fire Stick. Very happy so far. One question: I see that you can set up the Fire TV stick to control cable TV via a cable box. I have an over the air HD antenna for local channels. Is it possible to pair this with my Fire TV stick in the same manner? Also, is there a way to change the channels using the buttons on the Fire TV stick remote? I don’t use Alexa or the voice commands.

Thanks for your help.

GiuseppeLiberio
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GiuseppeLiberio

i can`t get my remote pointer to work on any fire stick 1 generetion 2 and 3 any suggestion thank

William K Duncan II
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William K Duncan II

Okay Troy,
Easy question. Fire Stick (New) or Toshiba TV / Insignia TV set with Fire TV?

Troy
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Troy

Hi William, sorry but I don’t have any experience with the TVs (yet). I will be getting into this soon. From the reviews that I have read, the TVs are great.

Chris Leatherman
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Chris Leatherman

Do you know if there is a way to go to previous channel with Kodi Solutions on Firestick? Or do you always have to go back and find it?

Greg
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Greg

Hi Troy, I got a puzzler for you. I just got my 4K Firestick yesterday and loaded everything up this morning. I installed your ‘Rapid App Installer’ then downloaded Mx Player, IPVANISH, Cinema APK, Area51, and Cyberflix. Everything was going great until I ran into an issue with IPVANISH. It downloaded fine. I just couldn’t figure out why it would connect. I tried all the easy remedies such unplugging router and device, switching protocols, force stop, clear data and cache, nothing was working. So I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. That didn’t do anything. Eventually I found that IPVANISH had changed… Read more »

Troy
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Troy

Hi Greg, try this. Uninstall IPVanish from your device again…sorry:) Then, install the IPVanish app through the Amazon App store. That way, you will receive all of the updates without doing anything and there should be an icon for you. You will still need to move it to home screen like we usually do with all of these. I will put a note in Rapid App Installer to install through Fire TV App Store if installing on Fire TV or Stick. Thanks Greg.

Dave
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Dave

Hi has anyone noticed that you can’t change DNS and IP address settings using the wired option on the Firestick any more? This must have been included in an automatic update at sometime. Anyone got a work around or is there a way of reinstalling an earlier software revision?

I have a notice to update Cnema how do I do this
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I have a notice to update Cnema how do I do this

Janee