Media Hubs & Receivers – Products
Not everything Jeff Bezos touches turns to gold; just look at the Fire Phone. But on the media hubs front, Amazon has done very well with the Fire TV set-top box, the smaller, portable Amazon Fire TV Stick, and more recently, the Fire TV Cube–all of which earned PCMag Editors’ Choice awards. The pricier devices offer more bells and whistles, of course, but the average user won’t see that much difference on the screen.
The interfaces are the same across the product line, and all iterations use apps and games you can get directly from Amazon. What’s really important is the sheer number of media services they support: Amazon Video and Prime Music (naturally), Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, E! Now, HBO GO and HBO Now, FX Now, Showtime Anytime, Cartoon Network, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, PBS, A&E, Cartoon Network, CNN, Fox News, NBC, and Sling TV, to name only a few.
You can even order an Uber or a Domino’s Pizza. There’s a plethora of games on the platform. No one’s claiming Amazon’s devices are going to replace a PS4 or Xbox One for game quality, but Fire TV devices are a fraction of the price of the big consoles, as are the games.
There is a lot to love about the Fire TV, TV Stick, and Cube. There’s also a lot about them you may not know. Keep reading for a closer look at some tricks and tips Fire TV owners will love.
It may have started as a perk that came along with Amazon Prime, but with the help of some award-winning content, Amazon’s streaming video service is becoming a true Netflix competitor. Amazon Video is not exactly like other streaming video services. While it’s available as a standalone service for £8.99 per month, most people likely interact with it as a benefit of Amazon Prime, which runs £119 per year.
Also unlike its streaming competition, there’s pay content mixed in with the gratis stuff. It can be difficult (sometimes frustratingly so) to separate them, particularly when Prime Video offerings change monthly. But that being said, Prime Video has much to offer and has quietly evolved into a premiere streaming service in and of itself, with top-notch originals such as the Golden Globe-winning The Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel and Mozart in the Jungle and an impressive library of films. If you’re not already a Prime subscriber, Amazon Video is definitely a factor to consider. If you’re already a subscriber and haven’t investigated it, here are some features you might not know about.
6Dish Network Hopper With Sling : My Transfers
The app tells the Hopper With Sling to convert recorded shows to a format you can watch on your iPad through the app, then transfers it.
This process can take a very long time to convert and transfer, but if you set up a queue of videos overnight to catch up on the next day, it’s very handy.