Are you an Amazon Prime member? Have you been eyeing or curious about Amazon's FireTV? What is Amazon Prime? What is Fire TV?
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Amazon Prime is Amazon.Com's upgraded shopping club that gives you free 2 day shipping plus streaming movies, TV shows and music. I initially joined for the free shipping since I shopped so much on Amazon.Com. When I discovered the other benefit of Prime, the streaming video/audio, I was hooked.
What's Fire TV? It's a system that lets you stream audio/video to your high def TV with out satellite or cable and no monthly fees. Previously there were Fire TV apps but now there are standalone units. So no monthly fee, they travel well and offer a ton of movies, shows and music. You just need a compatible TV (it needs to have a HDMI port).
Cost wise for this is your yearly Amazon Prime membership ($99) then the one time purschase fee for the Fire TV box ($99) or stick ($40).
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I'm already an Amazon Prime member so I looked into Fire TV as an alternative to adding additional Directv boxes to the kids rooms. Two additional Directv receivers would of meant adding $14 a month to my already $115 minimum Directv bill. That's $168 a year! We had been using Amazon Prime TV through our game consoles (PS3, Xbox & Wii) so I had an idea of what the FireTV would be like and was thrilled when there was another ways to add them non-app TV's or TV's w/out a game console connected. I wanted to keep things simple for the kids rooms. Minimize chords and systems.
My kids stream a lot of music through their Fire box. I often pop into check on them while their cleaning their rooms and they are be-bopping away. Whatever helps them clean!
Initially, I put boxes into each of my daughters room. After getting them set up on wifi and connecting my Amazon Prime account, I was instantly jealous when I saw how much there was too watch. There are even games you can play with your remote control! With a voice enabled search on the remote, my 5 year old is able to use it all by herself. There's an amazing assortment of children's shows/movies and if you're like me and like to binge watch and get caught up on TV series, this is a great way. Downton Abbey, Macgyver, Stargate, Dr Who, Sons Of Anarchy, etc. I've been very busy!
If you're an Amazon Prime member I definitely recommend a Fire Box or Stick. The Amazon Fire box is on sale right now for $84.99. Regularly $99.99. If you hurry and order, you can still get it by Father's Day this Sunday.