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Fire TV Stick: everything you can connect to it and maybe you didn’t know | Digital Trends Spanish


“Versatility” seems to be the best word to define the Amazon FireTV Stick. And it is that in addition to being the means with which you access practically any service of streaming, it gives you the ability to integrate or communicate with other devices. Check here everything you can connect to your Fire TV Stick and maybe you didn’t know.

Display

The most “natural” thing is to mount the Fire TV Stick on the non-smart screen in a room or room, and, after the initial setup, enjoy all the entertainment possibilities it offers, from giving play to a series until you watch YouTube videos. However, it can also be integrated into an external monitor, as long as it has an HDMI input, which is the one that will receive the signal from the Amazon device.

For those of you who already have that port populated with your laptop, it’s best to consider a switcher HDMIwhich can offer up to three such inputs: one for the laptop, one for the Fire TV Stick, and the last one for another gadget.

The interesting thing is that the Amazon media player is not only limited to conventional televisions, it can also be put on an external monitor, in which —depending on its technical characteristics— you can have an optimal viewing experience.

bluetooth speaker

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The flexibility of the Fire TV Stick also allows you to link a wireless speaker to it, but why? Well, in case you have connected the player to a monitor, you know that the display it just doesn’t deliver powerful, clear sound, if it even integrates speakers.

In Settingon the Fire TV Stick, tap on the section Bluetooth controls and devices; in the new interface, select Other Bluetooth devices; then, in the menu, choose Add Bluetooth devices. Once you see the name of the speaker on the screen – which should be in detection mode – press on it. An audible signal will sound, which means the speaker will play the audio coming from the player.

Wireless headphones

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If you need to have a more private entertainment session, you can also connect a few to the Amazon player. wireless headphones. To do this, practically the same steps carried out to communicate a wireless speaker must be followed.

go to Setting and click on the section Bluetooth controls and devices; in the new interface, select the option Other Bluetooth devices; in the menu, choose Add Bluetooth devices. Once you see the name of the hearing aids on the screen – which should also be in discoverable mode – press on it. When communication is confirmed, the pair will play the audio of your content on the Fire TV Stick.

game control

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From the Fire TV Stick, it is possible to access an extensive library of games, which are intended to be played with the control of the player. However, the experience can be improved by adding a dedicated gaming controller.

For this case, we tried to bind a PS4 controller. From the Amazon device, it is necessary to go to Settingthen Bluetooth controls and devices and finally to game control. Click on Add a new game controller. In order for the controller to be identified, it is necessary to press the button with the PlayStation icon and the Share icon at the same time until a white light flashes. The option will appear Wireless Controller on screen, which must be selected in order to play Fire TV Stick video games with the PS4 controller.

Cell phone

User looking at the screen of her smartphone

Much like you can do with a Chromecast, you can stream a YouTube or Facebook video from your phone to the Fire TV Stick. Of course, both computers must be linked to the same connection Wifi.

Take the case of YouTube. Once a clip is “running” on the cell phone, what you should do is click on the playback screen. Once the play buttons and other options are displayed, press the square icon with an internet signal. In the new window that appears, select the name that corresponds to your Fire TV Stick. Thus, the image will be transmitted immediately on the screen connected to the player.

Remote control

True story: After several years of use, the time came when the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition (2017) controller in one of the rooms at home stopped working. While his spare arrived, player control was carried out through the apps FireTV.

When it comes time to add a new physical controller, go to Settingthen Bluetooth controls and devices; in the new interface, you should select Amazon Fire TV Remotes and then, Add new remote. It will start the search (you need to hold down the button with the house icon on the remote) and when detected, it will appear in the list of paired devices and it will be ready to use.

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