Amazon Instant Video is not Enough.
What Else Can Amazon Fire TV do?
Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick offer an unparalleled video streaming experience. Quickly becoming the hottest streaming box and stick on the market, you are hard pressed to even find them available at your local electronics store. Learn why in the below article.
A few years ago, Amazon released a media set-top box called the Amazon Fire TV and a streaming stick called the Fire TV Stick. This video streaming box is an Internet-connected device that lets you watch video from services via an internet connection, on your TV.
Definition of a Complete Cable TV Alternative
Before we start dissecting Amazon Fire TV and Stick, let’s talk about what a cable TV alternative is, and or should be.
The greatest weapon in a cord cutter’s arsenal is a video streaming device. For those of you that don’t know; a video streaming device enables you to watch video streaming services like Amazon Prime, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO and of course from Amazon Instant Video on your TV.
A Video Streaming box (media set-top box) that aims to be a complete cable TV alternative, should provide:
- STREAMING SERVICES – Access to video content from sources as possible. The more options you have, the better chance you have of taking advantage of low prices and new content.
- USER INTERFACE – A user-friendly interface for easy searching and navigation. Jumping from show to show or movie to movie, should be as easy as changing channels on a standard Cable TV remote control.
- OTA INTEGRATION – Most importantly, and notably ignored by most, a set-top box with this goal integrate broadcast TV into their interface and offer a way to record it via a DVR.
In short, you need a solution that can act as the foundation in which you build upon with streaming services and access to free broadcast television. Let’s look at Amazon’s Fire TV video streamer and see how it matches up to these requirements.
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Flying Under the Radar, Netflix is Producing some of the Best Shows on TV
Whether you know it or not, the face of television is changing. Entertainment has become much more fragmented and decentralized; and the success of a new television is no longer dependent on being placed in a “prime time” spot. When you can stream content online, who cares about when it airs as long as you can stream it at your convenience?
Because of this new reality, thousands of people are cutting the cord in search of a new cable TV alternative; and that alternative has come in the form of streaming services. One company that’s leading the charge in the cord cutting revolution is Netflix. Not only has Netflix revolutionized entertainment by introducing us to streaming as we know it, but they are also changing the face of television production by releasing their own original content.
Interested in Amazon Original Series as well? Read “CAN’T MISS AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES … PART I“
We all know about House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but there are also dozens of other Netflix shows available to stream; and some of them may have slipped through the cracks of your proverbial field of observation. So what I’m going to do for you today is introduce you to some Netflix originals you may have missed the first time and give you a heads up on some great ones that will be coming out this year. Let’s take a look! Continue reading Netflix Originals You May Have Missed … Part I
Sling TV Makes Headlines, But What Else Did We Learn?
Technology from CES 2015 that will help us Cut the Cord but keep the shows we love
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the most prestigious and famous technology trade shows in the world. Thousands of tech-geeks come together to see, experience, and showcase upcoming technology.
For years the CES has served to set the stage for the coming year in the tech industry; and in keeping with that tradition, CES this year set the stage for 2015 to be the year of the cord cutter. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing technology revealed at CES 2015 that’s going to change television, and cord cutting, as we know it.
Netflix Recommended TV
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