Amazon Fire Stick Review.*

Disclaimer: thank you very much to The Ideas Network for sending me this. Although initially I did not request it, it has been a pleasure to review. What follows is my honest opinion.
Good morning; how has your day been so far?
I was recently sent the Amazon Fire Stick to review; not knowing much about it, I was at first curious..
A Firestick is essentially a memory you can plug into your TV (but not your laptop, due to a different output signal thing). Assuming you have a Smart TV, this gives you access to a variety of internet-based things; iplayer, Netflix, etc. Sounds good to me!
Firstly, I really liked the packaging, as you can see above. There’s just something so pleasing about this-how everything is in this box, effectively utilising the space given. Because all good things come in good packages, right?
For the sake of this review, I’d like to consider this as a work in progress, as you can see below..

To the left you can see the literal Stick, and to the right is a remote, which basically controls the set up.

And the whole instruction booklet!
Now, I will admit, I haven’t yet managed to set this up, but had to write this review, due to other time commitments. (Student/Blogger/Columnist/Freelancer etc!) But there’s the problem; the setup instructions were seemingly really complex. You have to plug the Stick in your TV, a plug to the mains, register via an account, and still have logins for the apps. Whew! On this basis, a Firestick is not something that’s necessarily for me-although you can take it with you, wherever you go. I think it would make a great gift for a university student, or somebody setting up their first home however. I just wish that it had a simpler set up, and that it could be used for your laptop!
What do you think of Amazon Firesticks?
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  1. May 23, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    My fire stick is good! Well, I like it, sometimes it times out even though my internet is working fine!
    Overall it’s worth having, but only if you pay for Amazon and Netflix. However if you don’t then there’s not alot of free things to watch.
    Only get it if you already having amazon and Netflix accounts (or other similar accounts)

    • May 23, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      True, this is a good feedback point. Thanks for commenting!

  2. May 23, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I don’t have an amazon firestick but it definitely sounds pretty cool! I got their echo dot a few months ago and I love it so much. I’ll definitely have to look into getting this!

  3. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)
    May 23, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I haven’t bought nor tried it. I would even make a use of it to be honest. And if it is that complex to set up.. Not sure I would need it in my life. Great review though! xx corinne

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