5 of the best apps for your Fire TV Stick

By Mike Atherton 21 Dec 2017
5 best Fire TV apps

Amazon's Fire TV Stick has been one of the most popular streaming devices for the last couple of years, largely because it's relatively cheap considering how much you can do with it.

But with thousands of apps available through the Amazon store, it can be a bit bewildering if you're new Fire TV - so we've chosen 5 of the best apps to help get you started.

Plex

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Plex is a great little app that lets you stream movies and other media from your designated 'server' - and best of all, it's free!  

All you need to do is download the Plex Media Server to your computer, create your account, then download the app to your Fire TV Stick. 

When it's set up, it sorts through all of your media and presents it beautifully in the intuitive and easy to use menu. As well as Fire TV, the Plex app is available on lots of different devices like Google's Chromecast, smartphones, and games consoles. 

You can download Plex to your Fire TV Stick here

Netflix

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It wouldn't be an article about streaming without an appearance from Netflix. They're one of the giants in the world of streaming, and with a seemingly endless supply of movies and TV shows, you'll always find something to get stuck into - whether it's the latest movie or this season's must-watch box set.

To use Netflix, you'll need to sign up to one of the subscription packages. They start at £5.99 per month with your first month free, and you can cancel it at any time.

Download the app to your Fire TV Stick here, or find out more at netflix.com

Downloading apps to your Fire TV Stick

If you want to download any of these apps, there are a couple of ways of doing it. You can download apps directly from the Fire TV menu by going to the magnifying glass in the top left corner and searching for the app. Or if you're logged in to your Amazon account you can browse the Amazon store from your computer, then choose 'Deliver to' and click the name of your Fire TV stick - the next time you turn it on, your new app will be installed.

Stranger Things: The Game

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Yes that's right, you can also play games on your Fire TV Stick, and what could be better than immersing yourself in the weird and wonderful world of the hit TV show, Stranger Things?

 
 
 
 
Stranger Things: The Game

With appearances from some of those iconic characters, and the 80's gaming feel, it's all very familiar – in a good way.

It's completely free to download, and with plenty of puzzles and environments to explore, you'll get around 5 hours of entertaining gameplay out of it before reaching the satisfying conclusion.

So if you're looking for that hit of 80's nostalgia, you can download the game to your Fire TV Stick here.

There are hundreds more games available on the Fire TV Stick, take a look here.

YouTube

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With 300 hours of videos being uploaded to YouTube every minute, it's safe to say, you'll never be short of something to watch. 

 
 
 
 
YouTube

The great thing about YouTube is it's totally free, and if you've downloaded the app to your Fire TV, you can browse videos on your smartphone and send them straight to the TV by tapping the 'Cast' button.

You can download the Fire TV YouTube app here.

Spotify

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With over 30 million songs available, Spotify is one of the biggest and best online music streaming services out there - and if you've already got an account, it's a great addition to your Fire TV Stick. 

Once you've signed in to your account it's really easy to use, and you can control it with your Fire TV remote, smartphone, or tablet.

You can sign up to Spotify for free if you don't mind listening to adverts between songs - but if you're a premium subscriber, you'll get higher quality audio and no ads.

Find out more about Spotify on Amazon Fire TV or download the Fire TV app here.

There are thousands of apps available for Fire TV, and you can browse all of them here. If you need help with anything else, you can contact one of our Team Knowhow experts here.

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