Amazon Fire TV Stick is not just used for streaming content from popular apps, but it can also be used to surf the internet, watch YouTube videos or videos from other platforms and videos from Android smartphones and tablets. To know more about the details, just keep reading the post.
How you can surf the internet with Amazon Fire Stick
The Fire Stick allows you to surf the Internet from your TV as you would from a computer.
Among the recommended applications and in the Web Browser category, you can find and install some web browsers, among which, for the moment, there are two better than the others: Firefox and Silk.
Both work well, with all the limitations of trying to read a site like this using a remote without a keyboard.
See YouTube on Amazon Fire Stick
YouTube’s removal of Fire TV has been rancour against Google and has left users orphaned by one of the most important applications for any smart TV.
Fortunately, you can still access YouTube from the Fire Stick using a web browser such as Firefox or Silk Browser, depending on your taste.
As YouTube is uncomfortable to use with the FireStick remote, the trick to search and browse videos is to use the YouTube app on an Android smartphone or iPhone.
From the YouTube application, you can choose the video to watch and transmit it, by clicking on the “Cast” button on another screen that maybe that of YouTube on the Fire Stick.
For more details, check out the YouTube remote control guide on your PC with your mobile phone that also applies to Fire Stick TV.
You can also install the YouTube TV application by following the procedure in step 5.
Watch videos on Amazon Fire TV
This is one of the coolest stuff on this list because you can make the Fire Stick like a Chromecast, ie a device on which to stream video from your computer.
The application to use in this case is Plex, present in the catalog of applications highlighted on the main screen.
If you also install Plex on your PC, you can activate the media center and stream the movies we have on your TV.
Watch videos from an Android smartphone or tablet on Fire TV
If you want to transmit videos or photos from your Android phone or tablet, there is another application that allows you to do that, available in the Amazon: AllCast catalog.
After installing AllCast on the TV Fire TV, you must download AllCast on Android, open it, select the FireTV TV from the available devices and then choose the content to transmit among those contained in the internal memory of your phone or tablet.
You should definitely get Cast To TV app, which supports Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick.