Book Description

Enjoy more entertainment with this friendly user guide to making the most of Amazon Fire TV!

Find and watch more of the shows you enjoy with Amazon Fire TV For Dummies. This book guides you through Fire TV connections and setup and then shows you how to get the most out of your device. This guide is the convenient way to access quick viewing tips, so there’s no need to search online for information or feel frustrated. With this book by your side, you’ll quickly feel right at home with your streaming device.

Content today can be complicated. You want to watch shows on a variety of sources, such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and the top premium channels. Amazon’s media device organizes the streaming of today’s popular content services. It lets you use a single interface to connect to the entertainment you can’t wait to watch. This book helps you navigate your Fire TV to find the content you really want. It will show you how to see your favorite movies, watch binge-worthy TV shows, and even play games on Fire TV.

  • Get the information you need to set up and start using Fire TV.
  • Understand the basics of how to use the device
  • Explore an array of useful features and streaming opportunities
  • Learn techniques to become a streaming pro
Conquer the world of Fire TV with one easy-to-understand book. Soon you’ll be discovering the latest popcorn-worthy shows.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Getting Started
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding Streaming Media
      1. Introducing Streaming
      2. Getting Clear on Streaming Media Devices
      3. Understanding How Streaming Works
      4. Knowing What You Need to Stream: Apps and Hardware
    2. Chapter 2: Getting to Know Fire TV
      1. Getting Acquainted with Fire TV
      2. Understanding What Fire TV Does
      3. Figuring Out Which Fire TV Device You Need
      4. Learning What Fire TV Can Do
    3. Chapter 3: Setting Up Fire TV
      1. Changing Your TV’s Input Source
      2. Setting Up Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Stick 4K
      3. Setting Up Fire TV Cube
      4. Setting Up Fire TV Edition
  4. Part 2: Watching Fire TV
    1. Chapter 4: Learning Fire TV Basics
      1. Getting to Know the Alexa Voice Remote
      2. Checking Out the Fire TV Mobile App Remote
      3. Navigating the Fire TV Interface
      4. Introducing Voice Control of Fire TV
      5. Looking Around the Fire TV Home Screen
    2. Chapter 5: Watching Live TV
      1. Getting Live TV through an Antenna
      2. Getting Live TV Using a Third-Party App
      3. Managing Live TV channels
      4. Watching Live TV
    3. Chapter 6: Streaming Movies and TV Shows
      1. Installing a Streaming Media App
      2. Searching for Movies and TV Shows
      3. Streaming on the Cheap with Free Services
      4. Subscribing to TV and Movie Streaming Services
      5. Buying or Renting a Movie or TV Show
      6. Watching a Movie or TV Show
    4. Chapter 7: Watching and Recording Shows with Fire TV Recast
      1. What Is Fire TV Recast?
      2. Getting Ready for Fire TV Recast
      3. Positioning Fire TV Recast
      4. Setting Up Fire TV Recast
      5. Watching and Recording Over-the-Air TV
      6. Managing Your Fire TV Recast
  5. Part 3: Going Beyond the Basics
    1. Chapter 8: Getting More Out of Fire TV
      1. Connecting Bluetooth Devices
      2. Connecting USB Devices
      3. Letting Your Kids Watch Fire TV
      4. Making Fire TV Accessible
      5. Browsing the Web
      6. Listening to Music
      7. Viewing Your Photos and Videos
    2. Chapter 9: Controlling Fire TV (And More) with Alexa
      1. What Is Alexa?
      2. Installing the Alexa App
      3. Connecting Your Alexa Device to Fire TV
      4. Getting to Know Alexa
      5. Watching Movies and TV Shows with Alexa
      6. More Useful Alexa Requests
      7. Using Alexa to Control Smart-Home Devices
  6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 10: Cutting the Cord: Ten Steps to Going Cable-Free
      1. Step 1: Decide If You Really Want to Cut the Cord
      2. Step 2: Make a List of Your “Must-See” Shows (Or Not)
      3. Step 3: Figure Out What Equipment You Need
      4. Step 4: Check What’s Available Over-the-Air
      5. Step 5: Make a Streaming Budget
      6. Step 6: Subscribe to Streaming Services
      7. Step 7: Set Up Fire TV Recast
      8. Step 8: Put It All Together with Fire TV
      9. Step 9: Do a Trial Run
      10. Step 10: Say Goodbye to Your Cable Company
    2. Chapter 11: Ten Things That Can Go Wrong
      1. Troubleshooting General Problems
      2. You Can’t Connect to Your Wi-Fi Network
      3. You’re Having Trouble Streaming Media
      4. The Fire TV Mobile App Can’t Pair with Your Fire TV Device
      5. Your Fire TV Screen Is Blank
      6. You Don’t Hear Audio During Playback
      7. You’re Having Trouble Connecting a Bluetooth Device
      8. Your Fire TV Device Is Unresponsive
      9. You Changed Your Wi-Fi Network Password
      10. A Fire TV App Doesn’t Work Properly
    3. Chapter 12: Ten Ways to Enhance Privacy and Security
      1. Make Sure Your Wi-Fi Network Is Locked Up Tight
      2. Stop Saving Wi-Fi Passwords to Amazon
      3. Secure Your Amazon Account with a Strong Password
      4. Enable Amazon’s Two-Step Verification
      5. Prevent Fire TV from Playing Previews Automatically
      6. Remove Content from Your Fire TV
      7. Prevent Amazon from Using Personal Data for Marketing
      8. Prevent Amazon from Tracking Your App Usage
      9. Prevent Advertisers from Tracking You
      10. Deregister Your Fire TV Device
  7. Index
  8. About the Author
  9. Connect with Dummies
  10. End User License Agreement