For in-home streaming, there’s really only two games in town: Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV stick. Both let you stream all kinds of shows and movies, but Amazon’s built-in apps for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, NBC, and a whole bunch of others make it the best choice if you don’t feel like fiddling with your smartphone to start streaming. Oh, and if you don’t already have an Alexa-enabled speaker sitting on your coffee table, the included remote has built-in Alexa voice, too!
The Fire TV Stick‘s highlights:
- The next generation of our best-selling Fire TV Stick–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
- Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more. Plus, access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.
- Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
- No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
- Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 190 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.
- Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Thursday Night Football, Amazon Original Series, Prime Video Channels, and ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
- Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue streaming.
- Play current favorites or quickly discover what to watch next directly from the Home screen.
The stick normally costs $39.99, which is still a pretty good deal on its own, but Amazon just slashed the price by 25% for a limited time, making the Fire TV Stick just $29.99, with free one-day Prime shipping to boot!