The Amazon Firestick is convenient, cost-effective, and full of possibilities. People need the Firestick to watch what they want, how they want, when they want. Cable and DTH subscriptions might soon become obsolete.

About two decades ago, we were getting familiar with set-top boxes and direct-to-home television and I vividly remember the ordeal of trying to figure out which is better. The Amazon Fire TV is a comprehensive solution to every problem related to televisions, pretty much the reason so many people are embracing it every day.

Millennials and their successors prefer streaming apps for entertainment. Today, people rely on various social media platforms for news. All types of news stories, from paparazzi to politics, are updated on social media almost immediately. As long as we can tell fake from real news, the internet is way more convenient than cable TV and newspapers. As far as streaming is concerned, the Firestick gives us everything we need.

Out of all the streaming modes and devices available, the Amazon Firestick is turning out to be the most popular. The Amazon Fire TV was launched in April 2014. Seven months later, in November, the first Fire Stick was launched. Today, over 34 million people use various versions of the Fire TV. Let's uncover some salient factors behind this swift rise to fame.

Firstly, Firestick takes care of internet connectivity. If your TV set doesn't have Wi-Fi, with a Firestick it can still operate like the newer Wi-Fi enabled models. However, one of the drawbacks is that unless you learn to jailbreak Firestick, you would have to pay a subscription fee to access media. Jailbreaking is easy if you follow the steps right.

Secondly, the 2018 version of the Fire TV comes with Alexa Voice Remote. You can literally ask your television to play what you want. All you have to do is give voice commands from the remote. The dedicated volume and power buttons on the Bluetooth remote reflect a very convenient user-interface.

Thirdly, with Amazon Firestick you can stream content anywhere and anytime. You can use the easily portable Firestick on multiple television sets. As long as there is an active internet connection, you can access whatever you want. No more waiting for your favorite show. The Firestick is at your service. 

VPN is often used while to conceal your online identity while using third-party applications through Firestick. Though many VPN service providers are bound to save logs of user activity, a few of these best VPN services have their servers in regions where the administration exempts them from saving logs. Thus, you could consider them.

Amazon is generous. The Fire TV is not limited to Amazon Prime Video. You get access to Netflix, Hotstar, Hulu, Sony LIV, and other streaming apps as long as you have an active subscription. You can also access apps like YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, and Twitter.

As if that weren't enough, you get to stream music and even order food online with the new Alexa feature. All you need to do is have an active Amazon Prime Membership. With Firestick you also get 8GB internal storage. You also get to play games using the Fire TV remote.

The entire UI of the Fire TV and Stick is very simple and user-friendly. It is much simpler than Google Chromecast. The Firestick was created taking everybody into consideration. The non-tech savvy, the binge-watcher, the social butterfly, the busy bee, the loner, everybody gets what they want out of this amazing innovation. Firestick has immense potential to render cable channel subscriptions obsolete.

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