The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best ways to access Kodi on your HDTV…
Amazon just seriously upped the ante with a HUGE update to its Fire TV Stick devices which brings the company’s awesome Alexa to the device. That means you can leverage ALL of Alexa’s skills – and she has a lot of skills – from your HDTV, using the Fire TV Stick.
Amazon has now released a new version of its Fire TV Stick, which we’re calling the all new Amazon Fire TV Stick; it’s now available for £39.99 direct from Amazon.
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This new Fire TV Stick ships with Alexa as standard, but Amazon is bringing Alexa to ALL existing Fire TV Sticks in circulation, so everybody can get in on the action.
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Here’s a breakdown of the new Fire TV Sticks key features and USPs:
“Not only are we shipping a new Fire TV Stick – a faster and more powerful successor to our fastest-selling UK device ever – we’re also rolling Alexa out to every single Fire TV device in the UK,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, vice president of Amazon Devices International.
“This will allow millions more customers to access Alexa, meaning they can get answers to questions, use Alexa skills, manage their smart home, or even find things to watch and control playback, just by asking.”
And if ALL that wasn’t enough to get you jazzed about the Fire TV Stick, it’s also one of the easiest mediums to run Kodi through as well!
Here’s how Kodi is defined by Wikipedia: “Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.”
But you REALLY need to be careful about what you’re using Kodi for. More and more cases are being brought against people that use it illegally.
If you’ve been watching premiership football on Kodi, you might want to look away now, as the powers that be have recently passed a law that will allow the FA to block servers that are used to stream illegal feeds of premiership games.
This means the end of free football on Kodi is pretty much here.
Here’s what the Premiership told the BBC:
“For the first time this will enable the Premier League to disrupt and prevent the illegal streaming of our matches via IPTV, so-called Kodi, boxes.”
Installing Kodi in the Amazon Fire TV Stick is pretty straight forward too. And once you have it installed, you have a wealth of content at your fingertips. Films, TV Shows, sports — everything you heart desires.
For many Kodi is a way of life, a means of getting access to a myriad of content that just isn’t available on regular services like Netflix and Amazon.
Previously known as XBMC, Kodi is a lightweight, open-source program that is used by millions of people all over the globe to access millions of hour’s worth of content.
Kodi is flexible, runs on pretty much anything and now, thanks to cost effective devices like Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, is super simple to get up and running on your household HDTV.
We have a Kodi MegaThread which details pretty much everything you need to know about Kodi in one place.
If you’re unsure about the technology, what it does and why you should be using it, be sure to check this piece out as it contains helpful videos and plenty of added extras about getting started with Kodi.
One of the most popular and EASY ways to get set up and running with Kodi is with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick. This easy to use dongle is cheap as chips, packed with content and fully supports Kodi.
This is the way I access Kodi, though you have plenty of other options with PCs, consoles, tablets and phones as well. Again, see our Kodi MegaThread for more details.
Here we’re going to be talking about installing Kodi on the Amazon Fire Stick. We’ll try and keep it as simple as possible. Right… here goes!
You’re done! Kodi is installed.
Boom! Welcome to a world of content and media.