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My Amazon Fire TV Stick setup

This blogpost outlines my current setup for Amazon Fire TV Stick connected to my TV.

Initial setup

  • Goto: Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options and turn on:
    • ADB Debugging > ON
    • Apps from Unknown sources > ON

Apps that I have installed and use on a regular basis:

News

I don’t follow News very closely, but when I do, this is how I watch live broadcast of different Indian news channels on my Amazon Fire TV stick.

  • NDTV (live) on Youtube
  • Aaj Tak (live) on Disney+ Hotstar
  • ABP News (live) on Disney+ Hotstar
  • Republic TV (live on Disney+ Hotstar

Apps that are installed but I don’t use them much:

  • TED
  • Voot
  • Sony LIV
  • Eros Now
  • Jio Cinema
  • ES File Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Shemaroo
  • TVF Play
  • MX Player
  • Hungama Play
  • Gaana: I used to use Gaana, but bought a Youtube Music subscription when it was launched in India. Now I keep my playlists on Youtube.

Alexa apps:

  • Audible: I have an Audible subscription, so I can just ask Alexa to play my audiobooks.

Android Phone apps to be used with Fire TV Stick

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